Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Education, Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program, 67931-67932 [2019-26777]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices Marine Mammals • Reducing Impacts to Cetaceans During Disasters by Improving Response Activities—Preferred, $4,287,000. • Compilation of Environmental, Threats, and Animal data for Cetacean Population Health Analyses—Preferred, $5,808,500. • Reduce Impacts of Anthropogenic Noise on Cetaceans—Preferred, $8,992,200. • Reduce and Mitigate Vessel Strike Mortality of Cetaceans—Preferred, $3,834,000. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities • Mapping, Ground-Truthing, and Predictive Habitat Modeling—Preferred, $35,909,000. • Habitat Assessment and Evaluation—Preferred, $52,639,000. • Coral Propagation Technique Development—Preferred, $16,951,000. • Active Management and Protection—Preferred, $20,689,000. The Open Ocean TIG also analyzed five additional non-preferred alternatives, as well as a No Action alternative. None of these alternatives were selected at this time. One or more alternatives may be selected for implementation by the Open Ocean TIG in the Final RP/EA or in future restoration plans. The Open Ocean TIG has examined the injuries assessed by the DWH Trustees and evaluated restoration alternatives to address the injuries. In the Final RP/EA, the Open Ocean TIG presents to the public its final plan for providing partial compensation to the public for injured natural resources and ecological services in the Open Ocean Restoration Area. The proposed alternatives are intended to continue the process of using DWH restoration funding to restore natural resources injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The total estimated cost of the projects proposed as preferred is $225,776,700. Additional restoration planning for the Open Ocean Restoration Area will continue. In accordance with NEPA and as part of the Final RP/EA, the Trustees issued a FONSI. The FONSI is available in Appendix H of the Final RP II/EA. Administrative Record The documents comprising the Administrative Record for the Final RP/ EA can be viewed electronically at http://www.doi.gov/deepwaterhorizon/ adminrecord. Authority The authority of this action is the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (33 U.S.C. 2701 et VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 seq.) and its implementing Oil Pollution Act Natural Resource Damage Assessment regulations found at 15 CFR part 990 and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: November 25, 2019. Carrie Selberg, Deputy Director, Office of Habitat Conservation, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–26745 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Education, Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be submitted on or before February 10, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Natasha White, 301–628– 2906 or Natasha.White@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67931 I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is authorized by section 4002 of the America COMPETES Act, Public Law 110–69, to establish and administer a Graduate Sciences Program and two undergraduate scholarship programs to enhance understanding of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science and stewardship by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, including underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and policy careers. In addition, NOAA’s Administrator is authorized by section 214 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 108–447, to establish and administer the Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate studies in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education that support NOAA’s mission and programs. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates, and assesses student data and information for the purpose of selecting successful candidates, generating internal NOAA reports, and articles to demonstrate the success of its program. The purpose of the OEd Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with Minority Serving Institutions is to educate, train and graduate students in NOAA-mission sciences. OEd EPP is strongly committed to broadening the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-Serving Institutions, and Native HawaiianServing Institutions. NOAA’s OEd EPP/ MSI partnership is comprised of four program components: the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP); the Graduate Sciences Program (GSP); the Environmental Entrepreneurship Program (EEP); and the Cooperative Science Center (CSC). The OEd requires applicants to NOAA’s Undergraduate Scholarship Programs to complete an application in order to be considered. The application package requires two faculty and/or academic advisors to complete a NOAA student scholar reference form in support of the scholarship application. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program and the NMFS Recruiting, Training and Research Program also E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 67932 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 239 / Thursday, December 12, 2019 / Notices collect student data for their programs and are also covered by this notice. Undergraduate scholarship recipients are required to complete a Student Scholarship Training Record to track their time, attendance, and accomplishments during their internships. NOAA OEd student scholar alumni are also requested to provide information to NOAA for internal tracking purposes. This information informs NOAA whether NOAA-funded students pursue and complete postgraduate NOAA-related science degrees, are employed by NOAA or a NOAA contractor, or in fields related to NOAA’s mission. NOAA OEd grant recipients are required to update the student tracker database with the required student information in order to assess compliance with NOAA OEd’s performance measures. The collected data supports NOAA OEd’s program performance measures. To measure the impact of OEd programs, the data collected are compared to the available data in the national education databases (e.g., National Science Foundation and National Center for Education Statistics) and NOAA workforce management database. Furthermore, the student data collection identifies degree pipeline areas (BS, MS, or Ph.D.) and where OEd and its academic partners may target recruitment for its’ NOAA-related science educational and training programs. NOAA scholarship programs produce a pool of qualified candidates that may be hired by NOAA and help to sustain a world-class NOAA organization. Electronic applications and electronic forms are required from participants, and the primary methods of submittal are email and internet transmission of electronic forms. Less than 1% of the application and reference forms may be mailed. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–26777 Filed 12–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RTID 0648–XV146 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of the SEDAR 64 Review Workshop for Southeastern U.S. yellowtail snapper. AGENCY: III. Data khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration II. Method of Collection OMB Control Number: 0648–0568. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,358. Estimated Time per Response: Student tracker database form, 28 hours; undergraduate application form, 12 hours; reference forms, 1 hour; student VerDate Sep<11>2014 scholarship training record, 0.5 hours; alumni update form, 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,004. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. 17:56 Dec 11, 2019 Jkt 250001 The SEDAR 64 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic yellowtail snapper will consist of a Data Workshop, and a series of assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. SUMMARY: The SEDAR 64 Review Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. on DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 February 24, 2020 until 6 p.m. on February 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The SEDAR 64 Review Workshop will be held at the Courtyard by Marriott St. Petersburg Downtown, 300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free: (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769–4520; 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 three step process including: (1) Data Workshop; (2) Assessment Process utilizing workshops and webinars; and (3) Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a data report which compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The product of the Assessment Process is a stock assessment report which describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The assessment is independently peer reviewed at the Review Workshop. The product of the Review Workshop is a 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 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs); international experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion in the Review Workshop agenda are as follows: The Review Panel participants will review the stock assessment reports to E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Education, 
Educational Partnership Program (EPP) and Ernest F. Hollings 
Undergraduate Scholarship Program

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line comments must be 
submitted on or before February 10, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 
NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the 
internet at [email protected]). Comments will generally be posted 
without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, 
name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be 
publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or 
otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit 
attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe 
PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Natasha White, 301-628-2906 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    The Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) is authorized by section 4002 of the America 
COMPETES Act, Public Law 110-69, to establish and administer a Graduate 
Sciences Program and two undergraduate scholarship programs to enhance 
understanding of ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, and atmospheric science 
and stewardship by the general public and other coastal stakeholders, 
including underrepresented groups in ocean and atmospheric science and 
policy careers. In addition, NOAA's Administrator is authorized by 
section 214 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005, Public Law 
108-447, to establish and administer the Ernest F. Hollings 
Undergraduate Scholarship Program to support undergraduate studies in 
oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education 
that support NOAA's mission and programs.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office 
of Education (OEd) collects, evaluates, and assesses student data and 
information for the purpose of selecting successful candidates, 
generating internal NOAA reports, and articles to demonstrate the 
success of its program.
    The purpose of the OEd Educational Partnership Program (EPP) with 
Minority Serving Institutions is to educate, train and graduate 
students in NOAA-mission sciences. OEd EPP is strongly committed to 
broadening the participation of Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) 
such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving 
Institutions, Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities, 
Alaska Native-Serving Institutions, and Native Hawaiian-Serving 
Institutions. NOAA's OEd EPP/MSI partnership is comprised of four 
program components: the Undergraduate Scholarship Program (USP); the 
Graduate Sciences Program (GSP); the Environmental Entrepreneurship 
Program (EEP); and the Cooperative Science Center (CSC).
    The OEd requires applicants to NOAA's Undergraduate Scholarship 
Programs to complete an application in order to be considered. The 
application package requires two faculty and/or academic advisors to 
complete a NOAA student scholar reference form in support of the 
scholarship application. The Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program and 
the NMFS Recruiting, Training and Research Program also

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collect student data for their programs and are also covered by this 
notice. Undergraduate scholarship recipients are required to complete a 
Student Scholarship Training Record to track their time, attendance, 
and accomplishments during their internships. NOAA OEd student scholar 
alumni are also requested to provide information to NOAA for internal 
tracking purposes. This information informs NOAA whether NOAA-funded 
students pursue and complete post-graduate NOAA-related science 
degrees, are employed by NOAA or a NOAA contractor, or in fields 
related to NOAA's mission. NOAA OEd grant recipients are required to 
update the student tracker database with the required student 
information in order to assess compliance with NOAA OEd's performance 
measures.
    The collected data supports NOAA OEd's program performance 
measures. To measure the impact of OEd programs, the data collected are 
compared to the available data in the national education databases 
(e.g., National Science Foundation and National Center for Education 
Statistics) and NOAA workforce management database. Furthermore, the 
student data collection identifies degree pipeline areas (BS, MS, or 
Ph.D.) and where OEd and its academic partners may target recruitment 
for its' NOAA-related science educational and training programs. NOAA 
scholarship programs produce a pool of qualified candidates that may be 
hired by NOAA and help to sustain a world-class NOAA organization.

II. Method of Collection

    Electronic applications and electronic forms are required from 
participants, and the primary methods of submittal are email and 
internet transmission of electronic forms. Less than 1% of the 
application and reference forms may be mailed.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0568.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit; not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,358.
    Estimated Time per Response: Student tracker database form, 28 
hours; undergraduate application form, 12 hours; reference forms, 1 
hour; student scholarship training record, 0.5 hours; alumni update 
form, 6 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 11,004.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $50 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-26777 Filed 12-11-19; 8:45 am]
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