Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Electronic Monitoring Program, 8845-8846 [2020-03111]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix I to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http:// enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the China CORE Orders The products covered by these orders are certain flat-rolled steel products, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickelor iron-based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished, laminated, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances in addition to the metallic coating. For a complete description of the scope of the orders, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries These anti-circumvention inquiries cover CORE completed in South Africa from HRS or CRS substrate input manufactured in China and subsequently exported from South Africa to the United States. Methodology Commerce is conducting these anticircumvention inquiries in accordance with section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(h). For a full description of the methodology underlying Commerce’s preliminary determination, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Finding As detailed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we preliminarily determine that CORE produced in South Africa and exported to the United States is not being completed from Chinese-origin HRS or CRS substrate at present, or at any point recent enough to support the concerns which served as the basis for the initiation of these inquiries, and thus, with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 action is not appropriate to address circumvention of the China CORE Orders at this time. Accordingly, Commerce is making a preliminary negative finding of circumvention of the China CORE Orders. Verification As provided in 19 CFR 351.307, Commerce intends to verify information relied upon in making its final determination. Public Comment Case briefs or other written comments may be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance no later than seven days after the date on which the final verification report is issued in these anti-circumvention inquiries, unless the Secretary alters the time limit. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be submitted no later than five days after the deadline date for case briefs.4 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(2) and (d)(2), parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in these anti-circumvention inquiries are encouraged to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue; (2) a brief summary of the argument; and (3) a table of authorities. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c), interested parties who wish to request a hearing, limited to issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs, must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the party’s name, address, and telephone number, the number of participants, whether any participant is a foreign national, and a list of the issues to be discussed. If a request for a hearing is made, Commerce intends to hold the hearing at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230, at a time and date to be determined. Parties should confirm by telephone the date, time, and location of the hearing two days before the scheduled date. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published in accordance with section 781(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.225(f). 4 See 19 CFR 351.309; see also 19 CFR 351.303 (for general filing requirements). PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8845 Dated: February 7, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Orders IV. Scope of the Anti-Circumvention Inquiries V. Period of Inquiries VI. Statutory Framework VII. Anti-Circumvention Determination VIII. Verification IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–03142 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Electronic Monitoring 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 take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, NC 28801 (or via the internet 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. 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1 8846 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 32 / Tuesday, February 18, 2020 / Notices lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES instrument and instructions should be directed to Jahnava Duryea, National Marine Fisheries Service, California Central Valley Office, 650 Capital Mall, Suite 5–100, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 930–3725 or via email at jahnava.duryea@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule on June 28, 2019 (84 FR 31146), to implement an electronic monitoring (EM) program for two sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery, consistent with the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The action allows catcher vessels in the Pacific whiting fishery and fixed gear vessels in the shorebased Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery to use EM in place of observers to meet the requirements of the Trawl Rationalization Program for 100-percent at-sea observer coverage. This action is necessary to increase operational flexibility and reduce monitoring costs for vessels in the trawl fishery by providing an alternative to observers. Under this collection, some catcher vessels will have the option to use EM in place of observers to reduce total fleet monitoring costs to levels sustainable for the fleet and agency and meet the requirements for 100-pecent observer coverage at-sea. In place of an observer documenting discards onboard, captains would report estimates of their own discards on a logbook and submit them to NMFS. NMFS would use the discards reported on the logbook to debit allocations in the Vessel Accounting System (VAS) and North Pacific Database Program (NorPac). They would also install and carry and EM system to capture fishing activities at-sea. Following the trip, an analyst would review the video and report estimates of discards of allocated species to NMFS to use to audit the validity of the logbook estimates. The EM data would also be used to monitor compliance with the requirements of the catch share program. In this way, logbooks and EM systems would be used in tandem in place of observers to meet the objectives of 100-percent at-sea monitoring of the catch share program. Vessel operators would be required to submit a logbook reporting their discards of IFQ species. NMFS would use the logbook data to debit discards of IFQ species from IFQs and cooperative allocations, and use the EM data to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:48 Feb 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 audit the logbook data. EM data would also be used to monitor compliance with the requirements of the catch share program. Vessel operators would be required to submit a logbook reporting their discards of IFQ species. New requirements being added to this collection include: EM Service Providers will be required to submit catch reports and feedback reports, and store EM data and other records. Vessel Owners will be required to obtain services from an NMFSpermitted EM service provider to analyze and store EM data, and report it to NMFS. II. Method of Collection Information that would be required is specified in the regulations at 50 CFR 660.603(b)(1) and 660.604(b)(1) in the final rule 0648–BF52. Information is collected by mail, electronically, and by phone by the NMFS West Coast Region Fisheries Permit Office. The following information is collected by mail: EM service providers: EM service provider application and renewals; EM service plan and any subsequent changes to plan; submission of two EM units and standard operating procedures (SOPs), if requested by NMFS; EM service provider appeals; and EM data storage downloaded to hard drive and shipped (not required until 2021). Vessel owners: Initial application; final application (EM system certification, tentative fishing plan, vessel monitoring plan); changes to vessel monitoring plan; and EM system certification; Vessel operators: Federal discard logbook for each landing; and hard drive submission. The following information is collected electronically: EM service providers: EM provider reports of technical assistance requests, harassment and intimidation, and non-compliance; catch reports, feedback reports, and EM data storage uploaded to a secure website (not required until 2021); Vessel operators: One-time online EM training provided by NMFS; and federal discard logbook (if authorized in writing by NMFS). The following information may be collected by phone: EM service providers: follow-up debriefings with EM provider employees regarding technical assistance, harassment and intimidation, or non-compliance; and ongoing program and technical support. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0785. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current approved collection). PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 146 (5 EM service providers, 58 vessel owners, 83 vessel operators). Estimated Time per Response: EM service providers: Application (application form, EM service plan, submission of EM units)—5 hours; application renewals (biennial)—1 hour; EM service provider appeal—4 hours; EM service plan changes—2 hours; EM system certification—30 minutes; reports (technical assistance—40 minutes, harassment and intimidation— 1 hour, compliance reports—20 minutes, catch reports—15 minutes, feedback to vessel—10 minutes, data storage—15 minutes); debrief of EM staff—2 hours 45 minutes. Vessel owners: Initial application—30 minutes; final application (updated application, EM system certification, tentative fishing plan, vessel monitoring plan)— 8 hours 40 minutes; changes to vessel monitoring plan—1 hour; annual EM authorization renewal—30 minutes. Vessel operators: One-time online EM training provided by NMFS 1 hour 30 minutes; federal discard logbook for each landing; hard drive submission— 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,727. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,721,073. 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 also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–03111 Filed 2–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\18FEN1.SGM 18FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 32 (Tuesday, February 18, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8845-8846]
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


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; West Coast 
Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Electronic Monitoring 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 take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, Government 
Information Specialist, NOAA, 151 Patton Avenue, Room 159, Asheville, 
NC 28801 (or via the internet at [email protected]). 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. 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

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instrument and instructions should be directed to Jahnava Duryea, 
National Marine Fisheries Service, California Central Valley Office, 
650 Capital Mall, Suite 5-100, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 930-3725 or 
via email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This is a revision and extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) published a final rule 
on June 28, 2019 (84 FR 31146), to implement an electronic monitoring 
(EM) program for two sectors of the limited entry trawl fishery, 
consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). The action allows catcher vessels in the Pacific 
whiting fishery and fixed gear vessels in the shorebased Individual 
Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery to use EM in place of observers to meet the 
requirements of the Trawl Rationalization Program for 100-percent at-
sea observer coverage. This action is necessary to increase operational 
flexibility and reduce monitoring costs for vessels in the trawl 
fishery by providing an alternative to observers.
    Under this collection, some catcher vessels will have the option to 
use EM in place of observers to reduce total fleet monitoring costs to 
levels sustainable for the fleet and agency and meet the requirements 
for 100-pecent observer coverage at-sea. In place of an observer 
documenting discards onboard, captains would report estimates of their 
own discards on a logbook and submit them to NMFS. NMFS would use the 
discards reported on the logbook to debit allocations in the Vessel 
Accounting System (VAS) and North Pacific Database Program (NorPac). 
They would also install and carry and EM system to capture fishing 
activities at-sea. Following the trip, an analyst would review the 
video and report estimates of discards of allocated species to NMFS to 
use to audit the validity of the logbook estimates. The EM data would 
also be used to monitor compliance with the requirements of the catch 
share program. In this way, logbooks and EM systems would be used in 
tandem in place of observers to meet the objectives of 100-percent at-
sea monitoring of the catch share program.
    Vessel operators would be required to submit a logbook reporting 
their discards of IFQ species. NMFS would use the logbook data to debit 
discards of IFQ species from IFQs and cooperative allocations, and use 
the EM data to audit the logbook data. EM data would also be used to 
monitor compliance with the requirements of the catch share program. 
Vessel operators would be required to submit a logbook reporting their 
discards of IFQ species.
    New requirements being added to this collection include:
    EM Service Providers will be required to submit catch reports and 
feedback reports, and store EM data and other records.
    Vessel Owners will be required to obtain services from an NMFS-
permitted EM service provider to analyze and store EM data, and report 
it to NMFS.

II. Method of Collection

    Information that would be required is specified in the regulations 
at 50 CFR 660.603(b)(1) and 660.604(b)(1) in the final rule 0648-BF52. 
Information is collected by mail, electronically, and by phone by the 
NMFS West Coast Region Fisheries Permit Office.
    The following information is collected by mail: EM service 
providers: EM service provider application and renewals; EM service 
plan and any subsequent changes to plan; submission of two EM units and 
standard operating procedures (SOPs), if requested by NMFS; EM service 
provider appeals; and EM data storage downloaded to hard drive and 
shipped (not required until 2021). Vessel owners: Initial application; 
final application (EM system certification, tentative fishing plan, 
vessel monitoring plan); changes to vessel monitoring plan; and EM 
system certification; Vessel operators: Federal discard logbook for 
each landing; and hard drive submission.
    The following information is collected electronically: EM service 
providers: EM provider reports of technical assistance requests, 
harassment and intimidation, and non-compliance; catch reports, 
feedback reports, and EM data storage uploaded to a secure website (not 
required until 2021); Vessel operators: One-time online EM training 
provided by NMFS; and federal discard logbook (if authorized in writing 
by NMFS).
    The following information may be collected by phone: EM service 
providers: follow-up debriefings with EM provider employees regarding 
technical assistance, harassment and intimidation, or non-compliance; 
and ongoing program and technical support.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0785.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (revision and extension of a current 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 146 (5 EM service providers, 58 
vessel owners, 83 vessel operators).
    Estimated Time per Response: EM service providers: Application 
(application form, EM service plan, submission of EM units)--5 hours; 
application renewals (biennial)--1 hour; EM service provider appeal--4 
hours; EM service plan changes--2 hours; EM system certification--30 
minutes; reports (technical assistance--40 minutes, harassment and 
intimidation--1 hour, compliance reports--20 minutes, catch reports--15 
minutes, feedback to vessel--10 minutes, data storage--15 minutes); 
debrief of EM staff--2 hours 45 minutes. Vessel owners: Initial 
application--30 minutes; final application (updated application, EM 
system certification, tentative fishing plan, vessel monitoring plan)--
8 hours 40 minutes; changes to vessel monitoring plan--1 hour; annual 
EM authorization renewal--30 minutes. Vessel operators: One-time online 
EM training provided by NMFS 1 hour 30 minutes; federal discard logbook 
for each landing; hard drive submission--10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,727.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,721,073.

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 also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-03111 Filed 2-14-20; 8:45 am]
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