Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 71378-71379 [2019-27890]

Download as PDF 71378 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices Number of Respondents: 2 Average Hours per Response: 15 Because there is now a final court minutes. decision, Commerce is amending its Burden Hours: 1. Final Determination with respect to the Needs and Uses: Example: On May WW Group. Commerce finds that for the 30, 2007, the National Marine Fisheries period July 1, 2015 through December Service (NMFS) published a final rule 31, 2015, the following dumping margin (72 FR 29891) implementing a exists: requirement under the CPS FMP to report any interactions that may occur Weightedbetween a CPS vessel and/or fishing average gear and sea otters. Producer Exporter dumping Specifically, these reporting margin (Percent) requirements are: 1. If a southern sea otter is entangled WW Group ..... WW Group ..... 67.66 in a net, regardless of whether the animal is injured or killed, such an Cash Deposit Requirements occurrence must be reported within 24 Because the WW Group does not have hours to the Regional Administrator, NMFS West Coast Region. a superseding cash deposit rate, i.e., 2. While fishing for CPS, vessel there have been no final results operators must record all observations published in a subsequent of otter interactions (defined as otters administrative review for the WW within encircled nets or coming into Group, Commerce will issue revised contact with nets or vessels, including cash deposit instructions to U.S. but not limited to entanglement) with Customs and Border Protection. their purse seine net(s) or vessel(s). Effective December 20, 2019, the cash With the exception of an entanglement, deposit rate applicable to entries of which will be initially reported as subject merchandise produced and described above, all other observations exported by the WW Group is 67.66 must be reported within 20 days to the percent. Regional Administrator. Notification to Interested Parties When contacting NMFS after an interaction, fishermen are required to This notice is issued and published in provide information regarding the accordance with sections 516A(e), location, specifically latitude and 751(a)(1), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. longitude, of the interaction and a Dated: December 18, 2019. description of the interaction itself. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Descriptive information of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and interaction should include: Whether or Compliance. not the otters were seen inside or [FR Doc. 2019–27934 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] outside the net; if inside the net, had the net been completely encircled; did BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P contact occur with net or vessel; the number of otters present; duration of DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE interaction; otter’s behavior during interaction; and measures taken to avoid National Oceanic and Atmospheric interaction. Administration Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Submission for OMB Review; Frequency: On occasion. Comment Request Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request The Department of Commerce will may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow submit to the Office of Management and the instructions to view Department of Budget (OMB) for clearance the Commerce collections currently under following proposal for collection of review by OMB. information under the provisions of the Written comments and Paperwork Reduction Act. recommendations for the proposed Agency: National Oceanic and information collection should be sent Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). within 30 days of publication of this Title: Reporting Requirements for Sea notice to OIRA_Submission@ Otter Interactions with the Pacific omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sardine Fishery; Coastal Pelagic Species Sheleen Dumas, (CPS) Fishery Management Plan (FMP). OMB Control Number: 0648–0566 Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Form Number(s): None. Department. Type of Request: Regular submission [FR Doc. 2019–27894 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] (Extension of a currently approved collection). BILLING CODE 3510–22–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Amended Final Determination VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Basic Requirements for Special Exception Permits and Authorizations to Take, Import, and Export Marine Mammals, Threatened and Endangered Species, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Fur Seal Act, and/or the Endangered Species Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0084. Form Number(s): 89–880, 89–881, 89– 882. Type of Request: Regular (revision of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 963. Average Hours per Response: The estimated average amount of time it takes to complete each information collection instrument is as follows. Scientific research permit applications, 50 hours; public display permit applications, 50 hours; photography permit applications, 10 hours; General Authorization Letters of Intent, 10 hours; major permit modification requests, 35 hours; minor permit modification requests, 3 hours; scientific research permit reports, 12 hours; scientific research parts only permit reports, 8 hours; General Authorization reports, 8 hours; public display permit reports, 2 hours; photography permit reports, 2 hours; public display inventory reporting, 2 hours; and general record keeping, 2 hours per each type. Burden Hours: 6,771. Needs and Uses: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; MMPA), Fur Seal Act (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.; FSA), and Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibit certain activities affecting marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, with exceptions. Pursuant to Section 104 of the MMPA and Section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA, special exception permits may be obtained for scientific research and enhancing the survival or recovery of a species or stock of marine mammals or endangered or threatened species. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 248 / Friday, December 27, 2019 / Notices Section 104 of the MMPA also provides for Letters of Confirmation under a General Authorization for scientific research and permits for commercial and educational photography of marine mammals that involve only Level B harassment of marine mammals; permits for capture and/or import of marine mammals for public display; and inventory reporting pertaining to marine mammals in public display facilities. The regulations pertaining to permits and associated reporting requirements under the MMPA and FSA are at 50 CFR part 216; the regulations for permit requirements under the ESA are at 50 CFR part 222. The required information in this collection is used to make the determinations required by the MMPA, FSA, ESA and their implementing regulations prior to issuing a permit; to establish appropriate permit conditions; to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on protected species; and, to ensure compliance with the Acts. The marine mammal inventory forms ensure compliance with MMPA reporting requirements and allow NMFS to maintain the National Inventory of Marine Mammals (NIMM), as required by the MMPA. This information collection applies to certain protected species for which NMFS is responsible: Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions); and, for ESA scientific research and enhancement permits: Sawfish (largetooth and smalltooth), sea turtles (in water), sturgeon (Atlantic and shortnose), and certain foreign ESAlisted species. This information collection may be used for future ESAlisted species. Affected Public: Individuals; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-forprofit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Frequency: Permit applications, once every five or ten years; permit reports, annually or more frequently if incidents occur; amendments and modifications to permits, as frequently as requested by permit holders; public display inventory reporting, 15 days prior to transporting or transferring marine mammals and 30 days after the date of birth or death of a marine mammal. Respondent’s Obligation: $986. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:44 Dec 26, 2019 Jkt 250001 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. 2019–27890 Filed 12–26–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XG573] Endangered and Threatened Species; Recovery Plans National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: NMFS announces the adoption of a Final Endangered Species Act (ESA) recovery plan for the threatened Puget Sound steelhead Distinct Population Segment (DPS) (herein referred to as steelhead). The Final Recovery Plan for this species (Final Recovery Plan) is now available. ADDRESSES: Electronic copies of the Final Recovery Plan are available online at: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ resource/document/esa-recovery-planpuget-sound-steelhead-distinctpopulation-segment-oncorhynchus FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Price, (360) 753–9598, david.price@noaa.gov; or Elizabeth Babcock, (206) 526–4505, elizabeth.babcock@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) requires that we develop and implement recovery plans for the conservation and survival of threatened and endangered species under our jurisdiction, unless it is determined that such plans would not result in the conservation of the species. The Puget Sound steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) DPS was listed as a threatened species under the ESA in May 11, 2007 (72 FR 26722). We published a Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan in the Federal Register on December 13, 2018 (83 FR 64110) to obtain comments on the Draft Plan. The public comment period for this action was set to end on February 11, 2019; however, we extended the public comment period through March 28, PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71379 2019, to provide additional opportunity for public comment (84 FR 1707). We received extensive comments on the Draft Plan, summarized the comments and identified comments that prompted revisions for the Final Recovery Plan. We revised the Draft Plan based on comments received, and this final version now constitutes the Recovery Plan for the Puget Sound steelhead DPS. The Final Plan We are responsible for developing and implementing recovery plans for Pacific salmon and steelhead listed under the ESA. Section 4(f)(1) of the ESA requires that recovery plans include, to the extent practicable: (1) Objective, measurable criteria which, when met, would result in a determination that the species is no longer threatened or endangered; (2) site-specific management actions necessary to achieve the plan’s goals; and (3) estimates of the time required and costs to achieve the recovery plan’s goal. Our goal is to restore Puget Sound steelhead to the point where they are viable and no longer need the protections of the ESA. The ESA requires the development of recovery plans for each listed species unless such a plan would not promote its recovery. We believe it is essential to have local support of recovery plans by those whose activities directly affect the listed species and whose continued commitment and leadership will be needed to implement the necessary recovery actions. We therefore support and participate in collaborative efforts to develop recovery plans that involve state, tribal, and federal entities, local communities, and other stakeholders. For this Final Recovery Plan for threatened Puget Sound steelhead, we worked collaboratively with local, state, tribal, and federal partners to produce a recovery plan that satisfies the ESA requirements. We have determined that this ESA recovery plan for Puget Sound steelhead meets the statutory requirements for a recovery plan and are adopting it as the Final Recovery Plan for this threatened species. This notice provides a notice of availability of the Plan. The geographic area covered by the Final Recovery Plan is the Puget Sound basin, from the Elwha River (inclusive) eastward, including rivers in Hood Canal, South Sound, and North Sound, including steelhead from six artificial propagation programs: the Green River Natural Program; White River Winter Steelhead Supplementation Program; Hood Canal Steelhead Supplementation Off-station Projects in the Dewatto, Skokomish, and Duckabush Rivers; and E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 248 (Friday, December 27, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71378-71379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-27890]


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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: Basic Requirements for Special Exception Permits and 
Authorizations to Take, Import, and Export Marine Mammals, Threatened 
and Endangered Species, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal 
Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Fur Seal Act, 
and/or the Endangered Species Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0084.
    Form Number(s): 89-880, 89-881, 89-882.
    Type of Request: Regular (revision of a currently approved 
collection).
    Number of Respondents: 963.
    Average Hours per Response: The estimated average amount of time it 
takes to complete each information collection instrument is as follows. 
Scientific research permit applications, 50 hours; public display 
permit applications, 50 hours; photography permit applications, 10 
hours; General Authorization Letters of Intent, 10 hours; major permit 
modification requests, 35 hours; minor permit modification requests, 3 
hours; scientific research permit reports, 12 hours; scientific 
research parts only permit reports, 8 hours; General Authorization 
reports, 8 hours; public display permit reports, 2 hours; photography 
permit reports, 2 hours; public display inventory reporting, 2 hours; 
and general record keeping, 2 hours per each type.
    Burden Hours: 6,771.
    Needs and Uses: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361 et 
seq.; MMPA), Fur Seal Act (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.; FSA), and Endangered 
Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; ESA) prohibit certain activities 
affecting marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, with 
exceptions. Pursuant to Section 104 of the MMPA and Section 10(a)(1)(A) 
of the ESA, special exception permits may be obtained for scientific 
research and enhancing the survival or recovery of a species or stock 
of marine mammals or endangered or threatened species.

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Section 104 of the MMPA also provides for Letters of Confirmation under 
a General Authorization for scientific research and permits for 
commercial and educational photography of marine mammals that involve 
only Level B harassment of marine mammals; permits for capture and/or 
import of marine mammals for public display; and inventory reporting 
pertaining to marine mammals in public display facilities.
    The regulations pertaining to permits and associated reporting 
requirements under the MMPA and FSA are at 50 CFR part 216; the 
regulations for permit requirements under the ESA are at 50 CFR part 
222. The required information in this collection is used to make the 
determinations required by the MMPA, FSA, ESA and their implementing 
regulations prior to issuing a permit; to establish appropriate permit 
conditions; to evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on 
protected species; and, to ensure compliance with the Acts. The marine 
mammal inventory forms ensure compliance with MMPA reporting 
requirements and allow NMFS to maintain the National Inventory of 
Marine Mammals (NIMM), as required by the MMPA.
    This information collection applies to certain protected species 
for which NMFS is responsible: Cetaceans (whales, dolphins and 
porpoises) and pinnipeds (seals and sea lions); and, for ESA scientific 
research and enhancement permits: Sawfish (largetooth and smalltooth), 
sea turtles (in water), sturgeon (Atlantic and shortnose), and certain 
foreign ESA-listed species. This information collection may be used for 
future ESA-listed species.
    Affected Public: Individuals; Business or other for-profit 
organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal 
government; Federal government.
    Frequency: Permit applications, once every five or ten years; 
permit reports, annually or more frequently if incidents occur; 
amendments and modifications to permits, as frequently as requested by 
permit holders; public display inventory reporting, 15 days prior to 
transporting or transferring marine mammals and 30 days after the date 
of birth or death of a marine mammal.
    Respondent's Obligation: $986.
    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. 2019-27890 Filed 12-26-19; 8:45 am]
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