Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70957-70958 [2019-27735]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices at PRAcomments@doc.gov). All comments received are part of the public record. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Shannon Sprague, NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 207, Annapolis, MD 21403, 410–267–5664 or shannon.sprague@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Environmental Literacy Indicator Tool (ELIT) was developed to monitor public school districts’ capacity and progress towards meeting the environmental literacy goal of the 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement (http:// www.chesapeakebay.net/documents/ ChesapeakeBayWatershedAgreemenet FINAL.pdf): ‘‘Enable every student in the region to graduate with the knowledge and skills to act responsibly to protect and restore their local watershed.’’ The signatories of the Agreement included the mayor of the District of Columbia and the governors of the states of Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The general statutory authority for this program is the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq. NOAA, on behalf of the Chesapeake Bay Program, will ask the state education agencies for Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia to survey their local education agencies (LEAs) to determine: (1) LEA capacity to implement a comprehensive and systematic approach to environmental literacy education, (2) student participation in Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences during the school year, (3) sustainability practices at schools, and (4) LEA needs for improving environmental literacy education programming. LEAs (generally school districts, in some cases charter school administration) are asked to complete the survey on the status of their LEA on a set of key indicators for the four areas listed above. One individual from each LEA is asked to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 complete this survey once every two years. In addition to monitoring progress on the environmental literacy goal of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, the information collected will inform several Chesapeake Bay Program partner agencies’ work to support the school districts’ environmental literacy education efforts. The results of the biennial ELIT survey will be analyzed and reported to the internal stakeholders of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. Participating states will receive a summarized report of findings for the full watershed, a summary of findings for their state, and comparisons of results between states. These aggregated results will be used by the state agencies to understand progress of their school districts over time, and to inform decision-making about strategies and priorities for future work with school districts. The biennial reporting will also be used by the Chesapeake Bay Program to understand progress of school districts in the watershed, understand differences between jurisdictions, and guide strategy for providing targeted support in each state. State agencies and other stakeholders will also have access to the responses of each public school district, which they will use to customize outreach and support to a particular school district, based on their status and needs. II. Method of Collection Respondents will submit their information electronically on web-based survey forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0753. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal government (local education agencies); Not-for-profit organizations (charter schools). Estimated Number of Respondents: 983. Estimated Time per Response: 1.5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,106. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70957 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 also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27745 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Estuary Habitat Restoration Program Inventory. OMB Control Number: 0648–0479. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 6. Average Hours per Response: 4 hours for each new project; 2 hours for updates. Burden Hours: 18. Needs and Uses: The Estuary Restoration Act (ERA) of 2000 (Act) was signed into law in November 2000 and makes restoring our nation’s estuaries a national priority by leveraging limited federal resources with state, local, and private funding. As part of the Act, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is required to develop and maintain a database of estuary restoration projects. The purpose of the database is to provide information to improve restoration methods, provide information for E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 70958 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices reports transmitted to Congress (Section 108(b)), and track the acres of habitat restored. Project information collected and maintained is made available to the public through project summaries. The database contains project information for projects funded through the ERA that meet quality control requirements and data standards established under the Act. This information collection is a requirement only for those parties receiving ERA funds. Affected Public: Not-for-Profit Institutions, and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Frequency: Annual. 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 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. 2019–27735 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV152] South Atlantic Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. AGENCY: The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of public hearings via webinar pertaining to Framework Amendment 9 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Region. The amendment addresses commercial trip limits in the Atlantic Northern Zone for commercial Spanish mackerel. DATES: The public hearings will be held via webinar on January 22 and 23, 2020. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: Council address: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, N Charleston, SC 29405. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Kim Iverson, Public Information Officer, SAFMC; phone: (843) 571–4366 or toll free (866) SAFMC–10; fax: (843) 769– 4520; email: kim.iverson@safmc.net. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The public hearings will be conducted via webinar, accessible via the internet from the Council’s website at https:// safmc.net/safmc-meetings/publichearings-scoping-meetings/. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m. Registration for the webinars is required. Registration information will be posted on the Council’s website as it becomes available. Public comments must be received by 5 p.m. on February 7, 2020. Endangered and Threatened Species; Notice of Initiation of a 5-Year Review of Northwest Atlantic Ocean and Seven Foreign Distinct Population Segments of Loggerhead Sea Turtle FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Framework Amendment 9 to the Coastal Migratory Pelagics FMP The draft amendment currently addresses commercial Spanish mackerel trip limits in the Atlantic Northern Zone (New York/Connecticut/Rhode Island line to the North Carolina/South Carolina line). Stakeholders have expressed concern about closures to commercial Spanish mackerel harvest in federal waters off the Atlantic Northern Zone. Framework Amendment 9 proposes a trip limit reduction in the Northern Zone to help extend the commercial Spanish mackerel season in federal waters. During the public hearings, Council staff will present an overview of the amendment and will be available for informal discussions and to answer questions via webinar. Members of the public will have an opportunity to go on record to record their comments for consideration by the Council. Special Accommodations These meetings are physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for auxiliary aids should be directed to the council office (see ADDRESSES) 3 days prior to the meeting. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: December 19, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27809 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XR080 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce, and Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of initiation of 5-year review; request for information. AGENCY: NMFS and USFWS announce the initiation of a 5-year review for the following distinct population segments (DPS) of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta): The Mediterranean Sea DPS, the Northeast Atlantic Ocean DPS, the North Indian Ocean DPS, the South Pacific Ocean DPS, the Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS, the South Atlantic Ocean DPS, the Southeast Indo-Pacific Ocean DPS, and the Southwest Indian Ocean DPS. NMFS and USFWS are required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review. We request submission of any such information on these loggerhead DPSs, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the DPSs that has become available since their listing on September 22, 2011 (76 FR 58868). DATES: To allow us adequate time to conduct this review, we must receive your information no later than February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit information on this document, identified by NOAA–NMFS–2019–0150, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit electronic information via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA– NMFS–2019–0150. Click on the ‘‘Comment Now!’’ icon and complete the required fields. Enter or attach your comments. • Mail: Submit written comments to Adrienne Lohe, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 EastWest Highway, Room 13626, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
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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: Estuary Habitat Restoration Program Inventory.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0479.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 6.
    Average Hours per Response: 4 hours for each new project; 2 hours 
for updates.
    Burden Hours: 18.
    Needs and Uses: The Estuary Restoration Act (ERA) of 2000 (Act) was 
signed into law in November 2000 and makes restoring our nation's 
estuaries a national priority by leveraging limited federal resources 
with state, local, and private funding. As part of the Act, the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is required to 
develop and maintain a database of estuary restoration projects. The 
purpose of the database is to provide information to improve 
restoration methods, provide information for

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reports transmitted to Congress (Section 108(b)), and track the acres 
of habitat restored. Project information collected and maintained is 
made available to the public through project summaries. The database 
contains project information for projects funded through the ERA that 
meet quality control requirements and data standards established under 
the Act. This information collection is a requirement only for those 
parties receiving ERA funds.
    Affected Public: Not-for-Profit Institutions, and State, Local, or 
Tribal Government.
    Frequency: Annual.
    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 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. 2019-27735 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P