Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California, 17314-17315 [2020-06402]

Download as PDF 17314 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 465–3116 or submitted via email to comments@nefmc.org with ‘‘DEIS for Amendment 23 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP’’ in the subject line. Agenda This hearing is the first of the series; the remaining hearings will be announced in a separate notice. Council staff will brief the public on Draft Amendment 23 before receiving comments on the amendment. The hearing will begin promptly at the time indicated above. If all attendees who wish to do so have provided their comments prior to the end time indicated, the hearing may conclude early. To the extent possible, the Council may extend hearings beyond the end time indicated above to accommodate all attendees who wish to speak. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this hearing. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations This hearing is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 24, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–06423 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California 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 comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line 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 Peggy Mundy, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) West Coast Region, telephone: 206–526–4323; email: peggy.mundy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. Ocean salmon fisheries conducted in the U.S. exclusive economic zone, 3– 200 nautical miles off the West Coast states of Washington, Oregon, and California are managed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) under the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA). Management measures for the ocean salmon fisheries are set annually, consistent with the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Council’s Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The FMP provides a framework for managing the ocean salmon fisheries in a sustainable manner, as required under the MSA, through the use of conservation objectives, annual catch limits, and other reference points and status determination criteria described in the FMP. To meet these criteria, annual management measures, published in the Federal Register by NMFS, specify regulatory areas, catch restrictions, and landing restrictions based on the stock abundance forecasts. These catch and landing restrictions include area- and species-specific quotas for the commercial ocean salmon fishery, and generally require landings to be reported to the appropriate state agencies to allow for a timely and accurate accounting of the season’s catch (50 CFR 660.404 and 50 CFR 660.408(o)). The best available catch and effort data and projections are presented by the state fishery managers in telephone conference calls involving the NMFS Northwest Regional Administrator and representatives of the Council. However, NMFS acknowledges that unsafe weather or mechanical problems could prevent commercial fishermen from making their landings at the times and places specified, and the MSA requires conservation and management measures to promote the safety of human life at sea. Therefore, the annual management measures will include provisions to exempt commercial salmon fishermen from compliance with the landing requirements when they experience unsafe weather conditions or mechanical problems at sea, so long as the appropriate notifications are made by, for example, at-sea radio and cellular telephone, and information on catch and other required information is given, under this collection of information. The annual management measures will specify the contents and procedure of the notifications, and the entities receiving the notifications (e.g., U.S. Coast Guard). Absent this requirement by the Council, the state reporting systems would not regularly collect this specific type of in-season radio report. These provisions, and this federal collection of information, promote safety at sea and provide practical utility for sustainably managing the fishery, ensuring regulatory consistency across each state by implementing the same requirements for alternative reporting in unsafe conditions in the surrounding territorial waters. This information collection is intended to be general in scope by leaving the specifics of the notifications E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 60 / Friday, March 27, 2020 / Notices for annual determination, thus providing flexibility in responding to salmon management concerns in any given year. Notice of interim Patent term extension. ACTION: II. Method of Collection Notifications are made by at-sea radio or cellular phone transmissions. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0433. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10 hours. 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 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 24, 2020. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–06402 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–P–2020–0019] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612; Reducer® United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Mar 26, 2020 Jkt 250001 The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension for a oneyear interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ali Salimi by telephone at (571) 272–0909; by mail marked to his attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by fax marked to his attention at (571) 273–0909; or by email to ali.salimi@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to one year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On March 11, 2020, Neovasc Medical Ltd., the patent owner of record, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612. The patent claims method of use of catheter delivered implantable device, Reducer®. The application for patent term extension indicates that a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) P190035 was submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 31, 2019. Review of the patent term extension application indicates that, except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because the regulatory review period will continue beyond the original expiration date of the patent, March 27, 2020, interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. An interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) of the term of U.S. Patent No. 8,858,612 is granted for a period of one year from the original expiration date of the patent. SUMMARY: Robert Bahr, Deputy Commissioner for Patent Examination Policy, United States Patent and Trademark Office. [FR Doc. 2020–06447 Filed 3–26–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17315 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–P–2020–0020] Grant of Interim Extension of the Term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476; Reducer® United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of interim patent term extension. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order granting interim extension under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for a one-year interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ali Salimi by telephone at (571) 272–0909; by mail marked to his attention and addressed to the Commissioner for Patents, Mail Stop Hatch-Waxman PTE, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313– 1450; by fax marked to his attention at (571) 273–0909; or by email to ali.salimi@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 156 of Title 35, United States Code, generally provides that the term of a patent may be extended for a period of up to five years if the patent claims a product, or a method of making or using a product, that has been subject to certain defined regulatory review, and that the patent may be extended for interim periods of up to one year if the regulatory review is anticipated to extend beyond the expiration date of the patent. On March 11, 2020, Neovasc Medical Ltd., the patent owner of record, timely filed an application under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) for an interim extension of the term of U.S. Patent No. 6,953,476. The patent claims a catheter delivered implantable device, Reducer®. The application for patent term extension indicates that a Premarket Approval Application (PMA) P190035 was submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 31, 2019. Review of the patent term extension application indicates that, except for permission to market or use the product commercially, the subject patent would be eligible for an extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156, and that the patent should be extended for one year as required by 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5)(B). Because the regulatory review period will continue beyond the original expiration date of the patent, March 27, 2020, interim extension of the patent term under 35 U.S.C. 156(d)(5) is appropriate. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting 
Requirements for the Ocean Salmon Fishery Off the Coasts of Washington, 
Oregon, and California

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 comment on proposed and/or continuing 
information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written or on-line 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 Peggy Mundy, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
West Coast Region, telephone: 206-526-4323; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    Ocean salmon fisheries conducted in the U.S. exclusive economic 
zone, 3-200 nautical miles off the West Coast states of Washington, 
Oregon, and California are managed by the Pacific Fishery Management 
Council (Council) and NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
under the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(MSA). Management measures for the ocean salmon fisheries are set 
annually, consistent with the Council's Pacific Coast Salmon Fishery 
Management Plan (FMP). The FMP provides a framework for managing the 
ocean salmon fisheries in a sustainable manner, as required under the 
MSA, through the use of conservation objectives, annual catch limits, 
and other reference points and status determination criteria described 
in the FMP. To meet these criteria, annual management measures, 
published in the Federal Register by NMFS, specify regulatory areas, 
catch restrictions, and landing restrictions based on the stock 
abundance forecasts. These catch and landing restrictions include area- 
and species-specific quotas for the commercial ocean salmon fishery, 
and generally require landings to be reported to the appropriate state 
agencies to allow for a timely and accurate accounting of the season's 
catch (50 CFR 660.404 and 50 CFR 660.408(o)). The best available catch 
and effort data and projections are presented by the state fishery 
managers in telephone conference calls involving the NMFS Northwest 
Regional Administrator and representatives of the Council. However, 
NMFS acknowledges that unsafe weather or mechanical problems could 
prevent commercial fishermen from making their landings at the times 
and places specified, and the MSA requires conservation and management 
measures to promote the safety of human life at sea. Therefore, the 
annual management measures will include provisions to exempt commercial 
salmon fishermen from compliance with the landing requirements when 
they experience unsafe weather conditions or mechanical problems at 
sea, so long as the appropriate notifications are made by, for example, 
at-sea radio and cellular telephone, and information on catch and other 
required information is given, under this collection of information. 
The annual management measures will specify the contents and procedure 
of the notifications, and the entities receiving the notifications 
(e.g., U.S. Coast Guard). Absent this requirement by the Council, the 
state reporting systems would not regularly collect this specific type 
of in-season radio report. These provisions, and this federal 
collection of information, promote safety at sea and provide practical 
utility for sustainably managing the fishery, ensuring regulatory 
consistency across each state by implementing the same requirements for 
alternative reporting in unsafe conditions in the surrounding 
territorial waters. This information collection is intended to be 
general in scope by leaving the specifics of the notifications

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for annual determination, thus providing flexibility in responding to 
salmon management concerns in any given year.

II. Method of Collection

    Notifications are made by at-sea radio or cellular phone 
transmissions.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0433.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10 hours.
    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 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 24, 2020.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-06402 Filed 3-26-20; 8:45 am]
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