Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements, 16929-16930 [2020-06180]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Marine Mammal Health and Stranding Response Program, Level A Stranding Report, Rehabilitation Disposition Data Sheet, and Human Interaction Form. OMB Control Number: 0648–0178. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of an existing collection). Number of Respondents: 400. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes for Stranding Reports and Rehabilitation Disposition Forms; 45 minutes for the Human Interaction Data Sheet. Burden Hours: 14,600. Needs and Uses: This request is for revision of this previously approved data collection. All three of the currently approved forms in this collection (the Stranding Report form, Human Interaction Form, and Rehabilitation Disposition Form) have been slightly modified. The marine mammal stranding report provides information on strandings so that the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) can compile and analyze, by region, the species, numbers, conditions, and causes of illnesses and deaths in stranded marine mammals. NMFS requires this information to fulfill its management responsibilities under the Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1421a). Section 402(b) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1421a) requires the Secretary to collect and update information on strandings. It further provides that the Secretary shall compile and analyze, by region, the species, numbers, conditions, and causes of illnesses and deaths in stranded marine mammals. Section 404 (a) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1421c) mandates that the Secretary respond to unusual marine mammal mortality events. Without a historical baseline provided by marine mammal information collected from strandings, detection of such events could be difficult, and the investigation could be impeded. Section 401(b) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1421) requires NMFS to facilitate the collection and dissemination of reference data on the health of marine mammal populations in the wild and to correlate health with physical, chemical, and biological environmental parameters. In order to perform this function, NMFS must standardize data collection protocols for health and correlations. Data and VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 samples collected from stranded animals are a critical part of the implementation of this mandate of the MMPA. Minor edits to the current version of the form are proposed, including beginning to collect live, entangled large whale data in this data collection, streamlining the confidence codes, collecting data on marine debris and entanglement interactions, and minor textual edits to field names to better match the other two forms. NMFS is also responsible for the welfare of marine mammals while in rehabilitation status. Under MMPA section 104(c)(10) [16 U.S.C. 1374(c)(10)], NMFS is required to maintain an inventory of live marine mammals held under permits for rehabilitation or captive display. The data in the Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Disposition report are required to monitor and track animals during rehabilitation and during transfer to permanent-permitted status. This information is submitted primarily by members of the marine mammal stranding networks which are authorized by NMFS. Minor changes are proposed for this form, including the collection of all pinniped pups born in rehab (previously was only for pups that survived the first 48 hours). Additionally, minor edits to field names were made to better match the other two forms. The Human Interaction Data Sheet provides NMFS with consistent and detailed information on signs of human interaction in stranded marine mammals. This information will assist the Agency in tracking resource conflicts and will provide a solid scientific foundation for conservation and management of marine mammals. With a better understanding of interactions, appropriate measures can be taken to resolve conflicts and, stranding data are the best source of information regarding the occurrence of different types of human interaction. Minor changes to field names are proposed for this form, to better match the other two forms. Affected Public: State governments; not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profits organizations. Frequency: Annual and periodic. On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1421a). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16929 Dated: March 19, 2020. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–06193 Filed 3–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting Requirements 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 May 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Kent Laborde, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection (F/IS5), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, 301–427–8364 or kent.laborde@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 16930 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 25, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES fishing vessels fishing or operating in U.S. waters. MSA and associated regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters. Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel to a location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring of fish received by foreign vessels. II. Method of Collection Foreign fishing activity reports are made by radio when fishing begins or ceases, to report on transfers of fish, and to file weekly reports on the catch or receipt of fish. Weekly reports may be submitted by fax or email. Recordkeeping requirements for foreign vessels include a communications log, a transfer log, a daily fishing log, a consolidated fishing or joint venture log, and a daily joint venture log. These records must be maintained for three years. Paper forms are used for foreign fishing vessel permit applications. No VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Mar 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 information is submitted to NMFS for the vessel and gear marking requirements. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0075. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8. Estimated Time per Response: For permit applications: One and one half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit. For fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes per day for record-keeping by transport vessels. For weekly reports, 30 minutes per response. For foreign vessel and gear identification marking: 15 minutes per marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,337 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 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. Dated: March 19, 2020. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–06180 Filed 3–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application Package for NCCC Team Leader Application Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, CNCS is soliciting comments for its proposed renewal of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps’ (NCCC) Team Leader Application. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the individual and office listed in the ADDRESSES section by May 26, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by the title of the information collection activity, by any of the following methods: (1) By mail sent to: Corporation for National and Community Service, Attention: Gary Crosson, Lead Selection & Placement Specialist, 250 E Street SW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20525. (2) By hand delivery or by courier to the CNCS mailroom at the mail address given in paragraph (1) above, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. (3) Electronically through www.regulations.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through regulations.gov. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comment that may be made available to the public, notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Crosson, 202–606–6688, or by email at gcrosson@cns.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Collection: NCCC Team Leader Application. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing 
Vessel Permits, Vessel, and Gear Identification, and Reporting 
Requirements

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 May 26, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Adrienne Thomas, PRA Officer, 
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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Kent Laborde, Office of International Affairs and 
Seafood Inspection (F/IS5), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
Maryland 20910, 301-427-8364 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issues permits, under 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq.; MSA), to foreign

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fishing vessels fishing or operating in U.S. waters. MSA and associated 
regulations at 50 CFR part 600 require that vessels apply for fishing 
permits, that vessels and certain gear be marked for identification 
purposes, that observers be embarked on selected vessels, and that 
permit holders report their fishing effort and catch or, when 
processing fish under joint ventures, the amount and locations of fish 
received from U.S. vessels. These requirements apply to all foreign 
vessels fishing, transshipping, or processing fish in U.S. waters. 
Information is collected from persons who operate a foreign fishing 
vessel in U.S. waters to participate in a directed fishery or joint 
venture operation, transship fish harvested by a U.S. vessel to a 
location outside the U.S., or process fish in internal waters. Each 
person operating a foreign fishing vessel under MSA authority may be 
required to submit information for a permit, mark their vessels and 
gear, or submit information about their fishing activities. To 
facilitate observer coverage, foreign fishing vessel operators must 
provide a quarterly schedule of fishing effort and upon request must 
also provide observers with copies of any required records. For foreign 
fishing vessels that process fish in internal waters, the information 
collected varies somewhat from other foreign fishing vessels that 
participate in a directed fishery or a joint venture operation. In 
particular, these vessels may not be required to provide a permit 
application or mark their vessels. The information submitted in 
applications is used to determine whether permits should be used to 
authorize directed foreign fishing, participation in joint ventures 
with U.S. vessels, or transshipments of fish or fish products within 
U.S. waters. The display of identifying numbers on vessels and gear aid 
in fishery law enforcement and allows other fishermen to report 
suspicious activity. Reporting of fishing activities allows monitoring 
of fish received by foreign vessels.

II. Method of Collection

    Foreign fishing activity reports are made by radio when fishing 
begins or ceases, to report on transfers of fish, and to file weekly 
reports on the catch or receipt of fish. Weekly reports may be 
submitted by fax or email. Recordkeeping requirements for foreign 
vessels include a communications log, a transfer log, a daily fishing 
log, a consolidated fishing or joint venture log, and a daily joint 
venture log. These records must be maintained for three years. Paper 
forms are used for foreign fishing vessel permit applications. No 
information is submitted to NMFS for the vessel and gear marking 
requirements.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0075.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 8.
    Estimated Time per Response: For permit applications: One and one 
half hours for an application for a directed fishery; two hours for a 
joint venture application, and 45 minutes for a transshipment permit. 
For fishing activity reporting: 6 minutes for a joint venture report; 
30 minutes per day for joint venture record-keeping; and 7.5 minutes 
per day for record-keeping by transport vessels. For weekly reports, 30 
minutes per response. For foreign vessel and gear identification 
marking: 15 minutes per marking.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 82.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,337 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 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.

    Dated: March 19, 2020.
Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-06180 Filed 3-24-20; 8:45 am]
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