Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan, 37632-37633 [2020-13422]

Download as PDF 37632 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices Standing, Reef Fish, Mackerel, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC) reviewing the Marine Recreational Information Program—Fishing Effort Survey (MRIP–FES). DATES: The workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and Thursday, July 9, 2020, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., EDT daily. ADDRESSES: The workshop will take place via webinar; you may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Wednesday, July 8, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The workshop will begin with Introductions, Adoption of Agenda and Scope of Work. The Committees will receive presentations and questions on the FES from the National Marine Fisheries Science Center (NMFS). Presentations will include a Coastal Household Telephone Survey (CHTS) versus FES Primer—differences in effort survey designs, MRIP catch and effort estimation, characterization of CHTS biases, characterization of FES biases, QA/QC Process; Calibration Process— FES Calibration Model and Methods, comparison of effort calibrations to historical regional population estimates, fishing license numbers, and/or other quantifiable censoring datasets, impacts of calibrations on regional estimates of fishing effort; Post-processing of MRIP estimates—weight estimation procedures, description of MRIP weight estimation method, description of Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) weight estimation method and MRIP vs. SEFSC plots of Gulf king mackerel and gray snapper weight estimates, CHTS to For-Hire Survey (FHS) calibration method and CHTS vs FHS plots for charter estimates of specified Gulf species (Gulf king mackerel and gray snapper). The Committees will also review Operationalizing FES Data—FES estimates as used for quota monitoring and management, data availability and certification, effects of calibration on fishing season duration projections, calibration of historical landings data VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 and effects on sector allocations, and the effects on IFQ programs. Thursday, July 9, 2020; 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The Committees will review case studies on Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group King Mackerel and Gray Snapper; comparison of landings, effort, and discards, pre- and post-FES, treatment of shore mode landings, effort and discards, treatment of outlier/abnormal data points, shifts in projected catch recommendations, pre- and post-FES and the effects of FES calibration of estimated discards. The Committees will make recommendations to the Council based on the information presented during the workshop, as appropriate. Lastly, the Committees will discuss any other business items. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. Time will be afforded following each major Agenda item for a brief question and answer session, during which members of the public may ask questions of the presenters and the Committees. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 18, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13483 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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; Greater Atlantic Region Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on March 6, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Greater Atlantic Region, Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan Data Collection. OMB Control Number: 0648–0491. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 802. Average Hours per Response: Trip exchange request (full & part-time)—15 minutes; Quote transfer application (temporary & permanent)—5 minutes; Cost Recovery—2 hours; Sector Proposals & Operation Plans—125 hours. Burden Hours: 980. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). NMFS manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery through a set of regulations that limit catch of scallops and fishing vessel activity. In addition, regulations limit catch of certain other species of fish in order to minimize bycatch and bycatch mortality (bycatch is the catch and discard of species that E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 121 / Tuesday, June 23, 2020 / Notices are not targeted in the scallop fishery). Finally, the regulations control vessel permitting and the exchange of effort and quota allocations between vessels. In order to effectively manage these resources, track fishing effort and catch, and to allow vessel owners to exchange fishing trips and quota, NMFS must collect information through the reporting requirements included in this renewal: Access area trip exchange application procedures; Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) transfers; Cost recovery; and IFQ sector program. The collection is being revised to remove Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements to eliminate duplication as these VMS requirements are now collected under the approved OMB Control No. 0648–0202. Access Area Trip Exchange Application The one-for-one access area trip exchange program provides flexibility to scallop vessels about where they may fish. Participants need to send an access area trip exchange application to NMFS with the following information: Vessel name and permit number, owner name and signature, specification of the areas involved in the exchange. Both vessels involved in the exchange are required to submit forms for cross verification. This measure is expected to provide flexibility to vessels regarding which areas to fish, thereby reducing the possibility of revenue loss to those vessels that are unable to access some distant areas due to vessel capacity constraints. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES IFQ Transfers IFQ permit holders can temporarily and/or permanently transfer individual fishing quota from one IFQ vessel to another. Quota transfers are requested through the submission of transfer applications. Required information includes vessel information, quota transfer information, and authorizing signatures from both parties. The IFQ transfer program is entirely optional, and provides greater flexibility for IFQ permit holders by enabling them to increase their vessel’s IFQ or for individuals to lease or sell IFQ if they choose not to fish the allocation. Cost Recovery Section 304(d)(2) of the MagnusonStevens Act (MSA) requires an IFQ cost recovery plan to recover management and enforcement costs for IFQ fisheries. The FMP includes an IFQ cost recovery program, whereby NMFS will collect up to 3% of ex-vessel value of landed product to cover actual costs directly related to enforcement and management of the IFQ program. IFQ permit holders VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jun 22, 2020 Jkt 250001 are required to submit a cost recovery payment annually via a pre-existing Federal payment system called www.pay.gov, which is also currently used by the Alaska Region and the Southeast Region. Information submitted via the internet would require the user to establish an online account, including personal and financial information. This requirement is necessary in order to comply with the provisions of the MSA and to collect payments from individuals that have been granted an allocation to a public resource. IFQ Sector Program The FMP contains provisions that authorize allocation of a portion of the overall IFQ fishery total allowable catch (TAC) to a self-selected group of IFQ permit holders (sector), provided the sector provides adequate information describing the formation of the sector and its intended plan of operations. Individuals or other entities (corporations, cooperatives, etc.) proposing a sector are required to submit a Sector Allocation Proposal and Operations Plan. Any person may submit a Sector Allocation Proposal for a group of limited access general category scallop vessels to the Council, at least 1 year in advance of the start of a sector, and request that the Sector be implemented through a framework procedure specified at § 648.55. A group that wants to form a Sector and receive an allocation is required to submit a legally binding Operations Plan to the Council and the Regional Administrator. The operations plan must be agreed upon and signed by all members of the sector and, if approved, would constitute a contract. This information is necessary to describe the proposed sector and the proposed rules under which the sector would operate. This information is used to determine whether this sector would maintain consistency with the goals and objectives of the FMP. VMS Requirements Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements are now collected under the approved OMB Control No. 0648– 0202 and will not be collected in this renewal. The collection requirements under OMB Control No. 0648–0491 enable successful implementation and administration of components of the Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations are primarily affected. Frequency: On occasion, monthly, annually, every three years. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37633 Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0491. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–13422 Filed 6–22–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings 10:00 a.m. EDT, Thursday, June 25, 2020. PLACE: Conference call. STATUS: Open. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (‘‘Commission’’ or ‘‘CFTC’’) will hold this meeting to consider the following matters: • Final Rule: Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds (Volcker Rule); • Final Rule: Exemption from the Swap Clearing Requirement for Certain Affiliated Entities—Alternative Compliance Frameworks for AntiEvasionary Measures (Inter-Affiliate Exemption 50.52); • Final Rule: Post-Trade Name GiveUp on Swap Execution Facilities; • Proposed Rule: Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants (Phase VI Compliance Date Extension); • Proposed Rule: Electronic Trading Risk Principles; and • Withdrawal of Regulation AT. The agenda for this meeting will be available to the public and posted on the Commission’s website at https:// www.cftc.gov. Instructions for public access to the live audio feed of the TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 121 (Tuesday, June 23, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37632-37633]
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


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Greater Atlantic Region Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 
Management Plan

    The Department of Commerce will submit the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. We invite 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. Public comments were previously requested via the 
Federal Register on March 6, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This 
notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Greater Atlantic Region, Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery 
Management Plan Data Collection.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0491.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 802.
    Average Hours per Response: Trip exchange request (full & part-
time)--15 minutes; Quote transfer application (temporary & permanent)--
5 minutes; Cost Recovery--2 hours; Sector Proposals & Operation Plans--
125 hours.
    Burden Hours: 980.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current 
information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility 
for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much 
of this responsibility has been delegated to NOAA's National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS). NMFS manages the Atlantic sea scallop 
(scallop) fishery through a set of regulations that limit catch of 
scallops and fishing vessel activity. In addition, regulations limit 
catch of certain other species of fish in order to minimize bycatch and 
bycatch mortality (bycatch is the catch and discard of species that

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are not targeted in the scallop fishery). Finally, the regulations 
control vessel permitting and the exchange of effort and quota 
allocations between vessels.
    In order to effectively manage these resources, track fishing 
effort and catch, and to allow vessel owners to exchange fishing trips 
and quota, NMFS must collect information through the reporting 
requirements included in this renewal: Access area trip exchange 
application procedures; Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) transfers; Cost 
recovery; and IFQ sector program. The collection is being revised to 
remove Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements to eliminate 
duplication as these VMS requirements are now collected under the 
approved OMB Control No. 0648-0202.

Access Area Trip Exchange Application

    The one-for-one access area trip exchange program provides 
flexibility to scallop vessels about where they may fish. Participants 
need to send an access area trip exchange application to NMFS with the 
following information: Vessel name and permit number, owner name and 
signature, specification of the areas involved in the exchange. Both 
vessels involved in the exchange are required to submit forms for cross 
verification. This measure is expected to provide flexibility to 
vessels regarding which areas to fish, thereby reducing the possibility 
of revenue loss to those vessels that are unable to access some distant 
areas due to vessel capacity constraints.

IFQ Transfers

    IFQ permit holders can temporarily and/or permanently transfer 
individual fishing quota from one IFQ vessel to another. Quota 
transfers are requested through the submission of transfer 
applications. Required information includes vessel information, quota 
transfer information, and authorizing signatures from both parties. The 
IFQ transfer program is entirely optional, and provides greater 
flexibility for IFQ permit holders by enabling them to increase their 
vessel's IFQ or for individuals to lease or sell IFQ if they choose not 
to fish the allocation.

Cost Recovery

    Section 304(d)(2) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) requires an IFQ 
cost recovery plan to recover management and enforcement costs for IFQ 
fisheries. The FMP includes an IFQ cost recovery program, whereby NMFS 
will collect up to 3% of ex-vessel value of landed product to cover 
actual costs directly related to enforcement and management of the IFQ 
program. IFQ permit holders are required to submit a cost recovery 
payment annually via a pre-existing Federal payment system called 
www.pay.gov, which is also currently used by the Alaska Region and the 
Southeast Region. Information submitted via the internet would require 
the user to establish an online account, including personal and 
financial information. This requirement is necessary in order to comply 
with the provisions of the MSA and to collect payments from individuals 
that have been granted an allocation to a public resource.

IFQ Sector Program

    The FMP contains provisions that authorize allocation of a portion 
of the overall IFQ fishery total allowable catch (TAC) to a self-
selected group of IFQ permit holders (sector), provided the sector 
provides adequate information describing the formation of the sector 
and its intended plan of operations. Individuals or other entities 
(corporations, cooperatives, etc.) proposing a sector are required to 
submit a Sector Allocation Proposal and Operations Plan. Any person may 
submit a Sector Allocation Proposal for a group of limited access 
general category scallop vessels to the Council, at least 1 year in 
advance of the start of a sector, and request that the Sector be 
implemented through a framework procedure specified at Sec.  648.55. A 
group that wants to form a Sector and receive an allocation is required 
to submit a legally binding Operations Plan to the Council and the 
Regional Administrator. The operations plan must be agreed upon and 
signed by all members of the sector and, if approved, would constitute 
a contract. This information is necessary to describe the proposed 
sector and the proposed rules under which the sector would operate. 
This information is used to determine whether this sector would 
maintain consistency with the goals and objectives of the FMP.

VMS Requirements

    Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) requirements are now collected under 
the approved OMB Control No. 0648-0202 and will not be collected in 
this renewal.
    The collection requirements under OMB Control No. 0648-0491 enable 
successful implementation and administration of components of the 
Fishery Management Plan (FMP).
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations are 
primarily affected.
    Frequency: On occasion, monthly, annually, every three years.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority:
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the Department of 
Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of 
this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. 
Find this particular information collection by selecting ``Currently 
under 30-day Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search 
function and entering either the title of the collection or the OMB 
Control Number 0648-0491.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-13422 Filed 6-22-20; 8:45 am]
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