Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 67432-67433 [2019-26572]

Download as PDF 67432 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2019 / Notices sucrose, fruit juice, and any other infusion ingredients. The scope includes partially rehydrated dried tart cherries that retain the character of dried fruit. The subject merchandise covers all shapes, sizes, and colors of dried tart cherries, whether pitted or unpitted, and whether whole, chopped, minced, crumbled, broken, or otherwise reduced in size. The scope covers dried tart cherries in all types of packaging, regardless of the size or packaging material. Included in the scope of this investigation are dried tart cherries that otherwise meet the definition above that are packaged with nonsubject products, including, but not limited to, mixtures of dried fruits and mixtures of dried fruits and nuts, where the smallest individual packaging unit of any such product contains a majority (i.e., 50 percent or more) of dried tart cherries by dry net weight. Only the dried tart cherry components of such products are covered by this investigation; the scope does not include the non-subject components of such products. Included in the scope of this investigation are dried tart cherries that have been further processed in a third country, including but not limited to processing by stabilizing, preserving, sweetening, adding oil or syrup, coating, chopping, mincing, crumbling, packaging with non-subject products, or other packaging, or any other processing that would not otherwise remove the merchandise from the scope of the investigation if performed in the country of manufacture of the dried tart cherries. Excluded from the scope of this investigation are dried tart cherries that have been incorporated as an ingredient in finished bakery and confectionary items (cakes, cookies, candy, granola bars, etc.). The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under 0813.40.3000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The subject merchandise may also enter under subheadings 0813.40.9000, 0813.50.0020, 0813.50.0060, 2006.00.2000, 2006.00.5000, and 2008.60.0060. The HTSUS subheadings set forth above are provided for convenience and U.S. customs purposes only. The written description of the scope is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2019–26552 Filed 12–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 Title: Alaska Council Cooperative Annual Reports. OMB Control Number: 0648–0678. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 19. Average Hours Per Response: Alaska Crab Rationalization Program Cooperative Annual Report, 47 hours; Annual Rockfish Cooperative Report, 37 hours; Annual Amendment 80 Cooperative Report, 18 hours; Amendment 80 Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Management Plan, 12.5 hours; Amendment 80 Halibut Bycatch Avoidance Progress Report, 12.5 hours; American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher Vessel Intercooperative Agreement, 48 hours; American Fisheries Act Annual Catcher Vessel Intercooperative Report, 40 hours; American Fisheries Act Cooperative Annual Report, 16 hours. Burden Hours: 695. Needs and Uses: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) has developed several cooperative programs as options in larger catch share programs for the federally managed fisheries off Alaska. As part of these cooperative programs, the Council has either recommended that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) require the cooperative managers to submit an annual written report detailing various activities of the cooperative, or the Council has requested that cooperative managers voluntarily submit an annual report to the Council. These reports are intended to be a resource for the Council and the public to track the effectiveness of the cooperative and its ability to meet the Council’s goals. Additionally, they are a tool for the cooperatives to provide feedback on a catch share program and how the cooperative element is functioning. In general, the cooperative managers present the cooperative reports during the April Council meeting. Regulations do not require cooperative managers to present cooperative reports to the Council; however, they are encouraged to do so, and this has been common practice for many cooperative representatives. Public dissemination of the annual cooperative reports and presentation of an overview of the reports at the April Council meeting each year provides stakeholders and members of the public the opportunity to provide public comment to the Council about the cooperatives and the catch share programs. Some of the cooperative annual reports are required in Federal regulation and others are requested by the Council as a voluntary annual PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submission. This information collection covers both the mandatory and voluntary components of the cooperative annual reports. This information collection contains the following reports. • The Alaska Crab Rationalization Program Cooperative Annual Report allows the Council to determine if the cooperatives are taking adequate action to facilitate the transfer of quota share (QS) to active participants and control QS lease rates, or if potential future regulatory action may be needed to address these concerns. This report is voluntary. • The Annual Rockfish Cooperative Report provides information to the Council and NMFS about how the catch share program and its associated cooperative elements are functioning. This is particularly important as the Council is evaluating reauthorization of the Rockfish Program in 2019 and 2020. This report is mandatory. • The Annual Amendment 80 Cooperative Report provides information to the Council and NMFS about how the catch share program is functioning, and if potential future changes may be needed. This report is mandatory. • The Amendment 80 Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Management Plan informs the Council of an Amendment 80 cooperative’s plan to use voluntary, non-regulatory methods to avoid halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish fisheries. This report is voluntary. • The Amendment 80 Halibut Bycatch Avoidance Progress Report allows each sector in the BSAI groundfish fisheries to inform the Council of its progress on voluntary, non-regulatory methods used within its fishery cooperatives to avoid halibut bycatch in the BSAI groundfish fisheries. This report is voluntary. • The American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher Vessel Inter-cooperative Agreement provides information to NMFS, the Council, and the public about inter-cooperative fishery allocations, PSC allocations, transfers of allocations and PSC, monitoring methods, and bycatch reduction methods. This report is voluntary. • The American Fisheries Act Annual Catcher Vessel Inter-cooperative Report provides detailed information about how sideboard limits and PSC are being used to determine if program objectives are being satisfactorily met; provides the Council and the public with a simple means of evaluating the AFA catcher vessel fleets’ aggregate fishing performance under the AFA regulations; E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 237 / Tuesday, December 10, 2019 / Notices and provides a broader understanding of catcher vessel cooperative activities. This report is voluntary. • The American Fisheries Act Cooperative Annual Report provides information to the Council about how each cooperative allocated pollock, other groundfish species, and prohibited species among the vessels in the cooperative; the catch of these species by area by each vessel in the cooperative; information about how the cooperative monitored fishing by its members; and a description of any actions taken by the cooperative to penalize vessels that exceeded the catch and prohibited species catch allocations made to the vessel by the cooperative. The purpose of this report is to provide the Council with information about the on-going operations and performance of the cooperatives on which to base its decisions about management of the Bering Sea pollock fishery. This report is mandatory. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Reports are voluntary or mandatory as specified in each report’s description above. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–26572 Filed 12–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV143] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 62 Assessment Webinar VI for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Dec 09, 2019 Jkt 250001 The SEDAR 62 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish will consist of an Inperson Workshop, and a series of data and assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 62 Assessment Webinar VI will be held Janaury 13, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366; email: Julie.neer@safmc.net SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67433 of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the Assessment Webinar are as follows: 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the in-person workshop, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 5, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–26590 Filed 12–9–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV142] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting (webinar). AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10DEN1.SGM 10DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Alaska Council Cooperative Annual Reports.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0678.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 19.
    Average Hours Per Response: Alaska Crab Rationalization Program 
Cooperative Annual Report, 47 hours; Annual Rockfish Cooperative 
Report, 37 hours; Annual Amendment 80 Cooperative Report, 18 hours; 
Amendment 80 Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) Management Plan, 
12.5 hours; Amendment 80 Halibut Bycatch Avoidance Progress Report, 
12.5 hours; American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher Vessel 
Intercooperative Agreement, 48 hours; American Fisheries Act Annual 
Catcher Vessel Intercooperative Report, 40 hours; American Fisheries 
Act Cooperative Annual Report, 16 hours.
    Burden Hours: 695.
    Needs and Uses: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council 
(Council) has developed several cooperative programs as options in 
larger catch share programs for the federally managed fisheries off 
Alaska. As part of these cooperative programs, the Council has either 
recommended that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) require 
the cooperative managers to submit an annual written report detailing 
various activities of the cooperative, or the Council has requested 
that cooperative managers voluntarily submit an annual report to the 
Council. These reports are intended to be a resource for the Council 
and the public to track the effectiveness of the cooperative and its 
ability to meet the Council's goals. Additionally, they are a tool for 
the cooperatives to provide feedback on a catch share program and how 
the cooperative element is functioning.
    In general, the cooperative managers present the cooperative 
reports during the April Council meeting. Regulations do not require 
cooperative managers to present cooperative reports to the Council; 
however, they are encouraged to do so, and this has been common 
practice for many cooperative representatives. Public dissemination of 
the annual cooperative reports and presentation of an overview of the 
reports at the April Council meeting each year provides stakeholders 
and members of the public the opportunity to provide public comment to 
the Council about the cooperatives and the catch share programs.
    Some of the cooperative annual reports are required in Federal 
regulation and others are requested by the Council as a voluntary 
annual submission. This information collection covers both the 
mandatory and voluntary components of the cooperative annual reports.
    This information collection contains the following reports.
     The Alaska Crab Rationalization Program Cooperative Annual 
Report allows the Council to determine if the cooperatives are taking 
adequate action to facilitate the transfer of quota share (QS) to 
active participants and control QS lease rates, or if potential future 
regulatory action may be needed to address these concerns. This report 
is voluntary.
     The Annual Rockfish Cooperative Report provides 
information to the Council and NMFS about how the catch share program 
and its associated cooperative elements are functioning. This is 
particularly important as the Council is evaluating reauthorization of 
the Rockfish Program in 2019 and 2020. This report is mandatory.
     The Annual Amendment 80 Cooperative Report provides 
information to the Council and NMFS about how the catch share program 
is functioning, and if potential future changes may be needed. This 
report is mandatory.
     The Amendment 80 Halibut Prohibited Species Catch (PSC) 
Management Plan informs the Council of an Amendment 80 cooperative's 
plan to use voluntary, non-regulatory methods to avoid halibut bycatch 
in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish fisheries. 
This report is voluntary.
     The Amendment 80 Halibut Bycatch Avoidance Progress Report 
allows each sector in the BSAI groundfish fisheries to inform the 
Council of its progress on voluntary, non-regulatory methods used 
within its fishery cooperatives to avoid halibut bycatch in the BSAI 
groundfish fisheries. This report is voluntary.
     The American Fisheries Act (AFA) Catcher Vessel Inter-
cooperative Agreement provides information to NMFS, the Council, and 
the public about inter-cooperative fishery allocations, PSC 
allocations, transfers of allocations and PSC, monitoring methods, and 
bycatch reduction methods. This report is voluntary.
     The American Fisheries Act Annual Catcher Vessel Inter-
cooperative Report provides detailed information about how sideboard 
limits and PSC are being used to determine if program objectives are 
being satisfactorily met; provides the Council and the public with a 
simple means of evaluating the AFA catcher vessel fleets' aggregate 
fishing performance under the AFA regulations;

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and provides a broader understanding of catcher vessel cooperative 
activities. This report is voluntary.
     The American Fisheries Act Cooperative Annual Report 
provides information to the Council about how each cooperative 
allocated pollock, other groundfish species, and prohibited species 
among the vessels in the cooperative; the catch of these species by 
area by each vessel in the cooperative; information about how the 
cooperative monitored fishing by its members; and a description of any 
actions taken by the cooperative to penalize vessels that exceeded the 
catch and prohibited species catch allocations made to the vessel by 
the cooperative. The purpose of this report is to provide the Council 
with information about the on-going operations and performance of the 
cooperatives on which to base its decisions about management of the 
Bering Sea pollock fishery. This report is mandatory.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Reports are voluntary or mandatory as 
specified in each report's description above.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-26572 Filed 12-9-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P