Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 70960-70961 [2019-27739]

Download as PDF 70960 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices 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. 2019–27746 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XV151] 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 67 Assessment Webinar II for Gulf of Mexico vermilion snapper. AGENCY: The SEDAR 67 stock assessment process for Gulf of Mexico vermilion snapper will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars. DATES: The SEDAR 67 Assessment Webinar II will be held January 23, 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 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 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 data webinars, 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 The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 19, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–27808 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: Gulf of Mexico Electronic Logbook. OMB Control Number: 0648–0543. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,410. Average Hours per Response: 3. Burden Hours: 4,230. Needs and Uses: The MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the commercial shrimp fishery in Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp Fishery of the Gulf. The electronic logbook (ELB) regulations for the Gulf shrimp fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.51(a)(2). These regulations require vessel owners or operators issued a Federal commercial permit for Gulf shrimp to participate in the NMFS-sponsored ELB reporting program. There are approximately 1,410 valid or renewable Federal permits to commercially harvest shrimp from Federal waters in the Gulf. Reporting through a vessel’s ELB, such owners or operators must provide information regarding the size and number of shrimp trawls deployed, the E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 247 / Thursday, December 26, 2019 / Notices type of bycatch reduction device, and turtle excluder device used for each trip. The ELB unit automatically collects fishing effort data and transmits those data via a cellular phone connection activated when the vessel is within nonroaming cellular range. Compliance with the ELB reporting requirements is required to renew the Gulf shrimp permit. Monitoring shrimp vessels is challenging for NMFS when they operate together with many other fishing vessels of differing sizes, gears types, and fishing capabilities. Monitoring is made even more challenging by seasonal variability in shrimp abundance and price and the broad geographic distribution of the fleet. ELBs provide a precise means of estimating the amount of shrimp fishing effort. Using ELBs to estimate fishing effort serves an important role to help estimate bycatch in the Gulf shrimp fleet. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: On occasion when fishing. 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 this notice publication by email to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395– 5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27739 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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). Title: Green Sturgeon ESA 4(d) rule take exceptions and exemptions. OMB Control Number: 0648–0613. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Dec 23, 2019 Jkt 250001 Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular. Number of Respondents: 45. Average Hours per Response: Scientific research or monitoring exception, Habitat restoration exception, State research program report, and Research applications: 40 hours each; Scientific research or monitoring exception report, Habitat restoration exception report, and Research reports: 5 hours each; Emergency fish rescue report, and Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan report: 20 hours each; Fishery Management and Evaluation Plan and Tribal Plan: 160 hours each. Burden Hours: 1,510. Needs and Uses: The Southern Distinct Population Segment of North American green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris; hereafter, ‘‘Southern DPS’’) was listed as a threatened species in April 2006. Protective regulations under section 4(d) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) were promulgated for the species on June 2, 2010 (75 FR 30714) (the final ESA 4(d) Rule). To comply with the ESA and the protective regulations, entities must obtain take authorization before they engage in activities that involve take of Southern DPS fish, unless the activity is covered by an exception or exemption. ‘‘Take’’ is defined as to harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. Certain activities described in the ‘‘exceptions’’ provision of 50 CFR 223.210(b) are not subject to the take prohibitions if they adhere to specific criteria and reporting requirements. Under the ‘‘exemption’’ provision of 50 CFR 223.210(c), the take prohibitions do not apply to scientific research, scientific monitoring, and fisheries activities conducted under an approved 4(d) program or plan. Similarly, take prohibitions do not apply to tribal resource management activities conducted under a Tribal Plan for which the requisite determinations described in 50 CFR 223.102(c)(3) have been made. To ensure that activities qualify under exceptions to or exemptions from the take prohibitions, local, state, and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, academic researchers, and private organizations are asked to submit detailed information regarding their activity on a schedule to be determined by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) staff. This information is used by NMFS to (1) track the number of Southern DPS fish taken as a result of each action; (2) understand and evaluate the cumulative effects of each action on the Southern DPS; and (3) determine whether PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70961 additional protections are needed for the species, or whether additional exceptions may be warranted. NMFS designed the criteria to ensure that actions meeting the criteria would adequately limit impacts on threatened Southern DPS fish, such that additional protections in the form of a federal take prohibition would not be necessary and advisable. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: Written notification describing research, monitoring, habitat restoration, or emergency fish rescue and salvage activities, on occasion; development of fisheries management and evaluation plans, state 4(d) research programs, or tribal fishery management plans, on occasion; fisheries management and evaluation plan reports, biannually; all other reports, annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. 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 faxed to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–27744 Filed 12–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Law School Clinic Certification Program Notice of renewal of information collection; request for comment. ACTION: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension of an existing information collection: 0651–0081 (Law School Clinic Program). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26DEN1.SGM 26DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70960-70961]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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: Gulf of Mexico Electronic Logbook.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0543.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,410.
    Average Hours per Response: 3.
    Burden Hours: 4,230.
    Needs and Uses: The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council 
(Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery 
in waters under its jurisdiction. The National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) manages the commercial shrimp fishery in Federal waters of the 
Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) under the Fishery Management Plan for the Shrimp 
Fishery of the Gulf.
    The electronic logbook (ELB) regulations for the Gulf shrimp 
fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.51(a)(2). These regulations require 
vessel owners or operators issued a Federal commercial permit for Gulf 
shrimp to participate in the NMFS-sponsored ELB reporting program. 
There are approximately 1,410 valid or renewable Federal permits to 
commercially harvest shrimp from Federal waters in the Gulf. Reporting 
through a vessel's ELB, such owners or operators must provide 
information regarding the size and number of shrimp trawls deployed, 
the

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type of bycatch reduction device, and turtle excluder device used for 
each trip. The ELB unit automatically collects fishing effort data and 
transmits those data via a cellular phone connection activated when the 
vessel is within non-roaming cellular range. Compliance with the ELB 
reporting requirements is required to renew the Gulf shrimp permit.
    Monitoring shrimp vessels is challenging for NMFS when they operate 
together with many other fishing vessels of differing sizes, gears 
types, and fishing capabilities. Monitoring is made even more 
challenging by seasonal variability in shrimp abundance and price and 
the broad geographic distribution of the fleet. ELBs provide a precise 
means of estimating the amount of shrimp fishing effort. Using ELBs to 
estimate fishing effort serves an important role to help estimate 
bycatch in the Gulf shrimp fleet.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On occasion when fishing.
    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 this notice publication by 
email to [email protected] or by fax to (202) 395-5806.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-27739 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-22-P