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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices Cash Deposit Requirements Because we revoked the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from the United Kingdom effective September 15, 2011, no cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties on future entries of subject merchandise are required.11 Notification to Interested Parties This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 516A(e)(1), 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Note that Commerce has temporarily modified certain of its requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information, until May 19, 2020, unless extended.12 Dated: March 31, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–11953 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA212] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Advisory Panel via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register to join the webinar at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 8315070286252690191. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Scallop Advisory Panel will review Amendment 21: The Council has developed alternatives to address three specific issues in this action: (1) Measures related to the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area, (2) Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits, and (3) ability of Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer quota to LAGC IFQ only vessels. Review draft environmental assessment and consider developing preliminary preferred alternatives. They will also discuss the impacts of COVID– 19: Discuss the timing and outlook for 2020 surveys and 2021/22 specifications process. Discuss options for completing 2020 Council priorities. Other business may be discussed, as necessary. 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 listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations This meeting 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. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: May 29, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11945 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 11 See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 79 FR 16771 (March 26, 2014). 12 See Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID–19, 85 FR 17006 (March 26, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 34181 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Highly Migratory Species Vessel Identification Requirements National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment preceding submission of the collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before August 3, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0361 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or specific questions related to collection activities should be directed to Shannon Penna, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast Region (WCR) Long Beach Office, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802, (562) 980–4238 or shannon.penna@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly on tracking catch and effort of participants as well as their history of regulatory compliance. The vessel identification requirement is essential to facilitate these objectives. The ability to link fishing or other activity to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to enforcement of the regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson- E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES 34182 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to govern domestic and foreign fishing, and under authority of laws implementing international treaties. Regulations at 50 CFR 660.704 require that all commercial fishing vessels with permits issued under authority of the National Marine Fishery Service’s (NMFS) Fishery Management Plan for United States (U.S.) West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fisheries display the vessel’s official number (U.S. Coast Guard documentation number or state registration number). The numbers must be of a specific size and format and located at specified locations. The official number must be affixed to each vessel subject to this section in block Arabic numerals at least 10 inches (25.40 centimeters) in height for vessels more than 25 feet (7.62 meters) but equal to or less than 65 feet (19.81 meters) in length; and 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) in height for vessels longer than 65 feet (19.81 meters) in length. Markings must be legible and of a color that contrasts with the background. The display of the identifying number aids in fishery law enforcement. In the domestic West Coast Region fisheries regulated under 50 CFR part 660, the vessel’s official number, United State Coast Guard (USCG) documentation or state registration number, is required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck. The number identifies each vessel and should be visible at distances at sea and in the air. The requirements affect United States (U.S.) vessels participating in the West Coast Highly Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries and West Coast coastal pelagic fishing vessels, with the exception of HMS Charter Recreational Vessels for which an exemption was granted and became effective September 5, 2007. Charter vessels are no longer bound by the vessel marking requirements under consideration. The identification number provides law enforcement personnel with a means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other related activities, in order to ascertain whether the vessel’s observed activities are in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The identifying number is used by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the USCG, and other marine agencies in issuing citations, prosecutions, and other enforcement actions. Vessels that qualify for specific fisheries are easily identified, and this allows for more cost-effective enforcement. Cooperating fishermen also use this number to report VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 suspicious activities that they observe. Regulation-compliant fishermen ultimately benefit as unauthorized and illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2020–11960 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] The vessels’ official numbers are displayed on the vessels. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0648–0361. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1700. Estimated Time per Response: All but purse seine vessels: 45 minutes; purse seine fishing vessels of 400 short tons (362.8 metric tons (mt)) carrying capacity; 1 hour and 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 643.75 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $27,400. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit NOAA to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of NOAA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA213] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Scallop Committee via webinar to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: All meeting participants and interested parties can register to join the webinar at https:// attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/ 6883593008306980879. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Agenda The Scallop Committee will review Amendment 21: The Council has developed alternatives to address three specific issues in this action: (1) Measures related to the Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM) Management Area, (2) Limited Access General Category (LAGC) individual fishing quota (IFQ) possession limits, and (3) ability of Limited Access vessels with LAGC IFQ to transfer quota to LAGC IFQ only vessels. Review draft environmental assessment and consider developing preliminary preferred alternatives. They will also discuss the impacts of COVID– 19: Discuss the timing and outlook for E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; West Coast Region Highly Migratory Species Vessel 
Identification Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed, and continuing information 
collections, which helps us assess the impact of our information 
collection requirements and minimize the public's reporting burden. The 
purpose of this notice is to allow for 60 days of public comment 
preceding submission of the collection to OMB.

DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed 
information collection must be received on or before August 3, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0361 in the subject line of your 
comments. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise 
sensitive or protected information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
specific questions related to collection activities should be directed 
to Shannon Penna, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), West Coast 
Region (WCR) Long Beach Office, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long 
Beach, CA 90802, (562) 980-4238 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly 
on tracking catch and effort of participants as well as their history 
of regulatory compliance. The vessel identification requirement is 
essential to facilitate these objectives. The ability to link fishing 
or other activity to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to 
enforcement of the regulations issued under the authority of the 
Magnuson-

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Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to govern domestic and 
foreign fishing, and under authority of laws implementing international 
treaties.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 660.704 require that all commercial fishing 
vessels with permits issued under authority of the National Marine 
Fishery Service's (NMFS) Fishery Management Plan for United States 
(U.S.) West Coast Highly Migratory Species Fisheries display the 
vessel's official number (U.S. Coast Guard documentation number or 
state registration number). The numbers must be of a specific size and 
format and located at specified locations. The official number must be 
affixed to each vessel subject to this section in block Arabic numerals 
at least 10 inches (25.40 centimeters) in height for vessels more than 
25 feet (7.62 meters) but equal to or less than 65 feet (19.81 meters) 
in length; and 18 inches (45.72 centimeters) in height for vessels 
longer than 65 feet (19.81 meters) in length. Markings must be legible 
and of a color that contrasts with the background. The display of the 
identifying number aids in fishery law enforcement.
    In the domestic West Coast Region fisheries regulated under 50 CFR 
part 660, the vessel's official number, United State Coast Guard (USCG) 
documentation or state registration number, is required to be displayed 
on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an 
appropriate weather deck. The number identifies each vessel and should 
be visible at distances at sea and in the air. The requirements affect 
United States (U.S.) vessels participating in the West Coast Highly 
Migratory Species (HMS) fisheries and West Coast coastal pelagic 
fishing vessels, with the exception of HMS Charter Recreational Vessels 
for which an exemption was granted and became effective September 5, 
2007. Charter vessels are no longer bound by the vessel marking 
requirements under consideration.
    The identification number provides law enforcement personnel with a 
means to monitor fishing, at-sea processing, and other related 
activities, in order to ascertain whether the vessel's observed 
activities are in accordance with those authorized for that vessel. The 
identifying number is used by the National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS), the USCG, and other marine agencies in issuing citations, 
prosecutions, and other enforcement actions. Vessels that qualify for 
specific fisheries are easily identified, and this allows for more 
cost-effective enforcement. Cooperating fishermen also use this number 
to report suspicious activities that they observe. Regulation-compliant 
fishermen ultimately benefit as unauthorized and illegal, unreported, 
and unregulated (IUU) fishing is deterred and more burdensome 
regulations are avoided.

II. Method of Collection

    The vessels' official numbers are displayed on the vessels.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0361.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1700.
    Estimated Time per Response: All but purse seine vessels: 45 
minutes; purse seine fishing vessels of 400 short tons (362.8 metric 
tons (mt)) carrying capacity; 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 643.75 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $27,400.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit NOAA to: (a) Evaluate 
whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper 
functions of NOAA, including whether the information will have 
practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the 
time and cost burden for this proposed collection, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Evaluate ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (d) Minimize the reporting burden on those who are to 
respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. Before including your address, phone 
number, email address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment--including 
your personal identifying information--may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-11960 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
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