Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 68904-68905 [2019-27091]

Download as PDF 68904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices Unmitigable Adverse Impact Analysis and Determination Impacts to subsistence uses of marine mammals resulting from the proposed action are not anticipated. The proposed action would occur outside of the primary subsistence use season (i.e., summer months), and the study area is 100–150 mi (161–241 km) seaward of known subsistence use areas. Harvest locations for ringed seals extend up to 80 nmi (148 km) from shore during the summer months while winter harvest of ringed seals typically occurs closer to shore. Additionally, no mortality or serious injury is expected or proposed to be authorized, and therefore no marine mammals would be removed from availability for subsistence. Based on this information, NMFS has preliminarily determined that there will not be an unmitigable adverse impact on subsistence uses from the Navy’s proposed activities. Endangered Species Act (ESA) Section 7(a)(2) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA: 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that each Federal agency insure that any action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of any endangered or threatened species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of designated critical habitat. To ensure ESA compliance for the issuance of IHAs, NMFS consults internally, in this case with the NMFS Alaska Regional Office (AKR), whenever we propose to authorize take for endangered or threatened species. NMFS is proposing to authorize take of ringed seals and bearded seals, which are listed under the ESA. The Permits and Conservation Division has requested initiation of section 7 consultation with the Protected Resources Division of AKR for the issuance of this IHA. NMFS will conclude the ESA consultation prior to reaching a determination regarding the proposed issuance of the authorization. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Authorization As a result of these preliminary determinations, NMFS proposes to issue an IHA to the Navy for conducting submarine training and testing activities in the Beaufort Sea and Arctic Ocean beginning in February 2020, provided the previously mentioned mitigation, monitoring, and reporting requirements are incorporated. A draft of the proposed IHA can be found at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/permit/ incidental-take-authorizations-undermarine-mammal-protection-act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 Request for Public Comments DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE We request comment on our analyses, the proposed authorization, and any other aspect of this Notice of Proposed IHA. We also request comment on the potential renewal of this proposed IHA as described in the paragraph below. Please include with your comments any supporting data or literature citations to help inform decisions on the request for this IHA or a subsequent renewal. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one-year IHA renewal with an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) another year of identical or nearly identical activities as described in the Specified Activities section of this notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the Specified Activities section of this notice would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section of this notice, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to expiration of the current IHA. • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested renewal are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take because only a subset of the initially analyzed activities remain to be completed under the Renewal); and (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: December 12, 2019. Donna S. Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27124 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Gear Marking Requirement for Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. OMB Control Number: 0648–0364. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 3,672 respondents. Average Hours per Response: Each mark requires approximately 5 minutes of time and each respondent has an average of 47 new marks per year. Burden Hours: 14,382 hours per year. Needs and Uses: The gear marking requirements are designed to help NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) improve the quality of information concerning the taking of endangered right, humpback, and fin whales incidental to commercial fishing operations. Specifically, information collected through gear marking assists NMFS and the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT) identify the type of and general location of commercial fisheries that interact with federally protected marine mammals and may result in mortality and serious injury. Accordingly, this information will be used to tailor management measures to reduce the risk of mortality and serious injury of marine mammal incidentals to commercial fishing operations. Affected Public: Primary respondents are business or other for-profit organizations (fishermen), and individuals or households. Frequency: All gear must be marked and maintained so marks are visible. On average, gear is replaced every 5–6 years, at which time the new gear must be marked. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2019 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. Arms Sales Notification [FR Doc. 2019–27091 Filed 12–16–19; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:15 Dec 16, 2019 [Transmittal No. 19–49] Defense Security Cooperation Agency, Department of Defense. ACTION: Arms sales notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697–8976. Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104–164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19–49 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Office of the Secretary SUMMARY: 68905 Dated: December 12, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001–06–P E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68904-68905]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27091]


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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: Gear Marking Requirement for Atlantic Large Whale Take 
Reduction Plan.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0364.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission, extension of a current 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 3,672 respondents.
    Average Hours per Response: Each mark requires approximately 5 
minutes of time and each respondent has an average of 47 new marks per 
year.
    Burden Hours: 14,382 hours per year.
    Needs and Uses: The gear marking requirements are designed to help 
NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) improve the quality of 
information concerning the taking of endangered right, humpback, and 
fin whales incidental to commercial fishing operations. Specifically, 
information collected through gear marking assists NMFS and the 
Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team (ALWTRT) identify the type of 
and general location of commercial fisheries that interact with 
federally protected marine mammals and may result in mortality and 
serious injury. Accordingly, this information will be used to tailor 
management measures to reduce the risk of mortality and serious injury 
of marine mammal incidentals to commercial fishing operations.
    Affected Public: Primary respondents are business or other for-
profit organizations (fishermen), and individuals or households.
    Frequency: All gear must be marked and maintained so marks are 
visible. On average, gear is replaced every 5-6 years, at which time 
the new gear must be marked.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    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

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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. 2019-27091 Filed 12-16-19; 8:45 am]
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