Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; For-Hire Telephone Survey, 37876-37877 [2020-13524]

Download as PDF 37876 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. II. Method of Collection [FR Doc. 2020–13529 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] There is no form for this application. The application to become a PSD distributor, and any changes or updates to the application, are submitted to NMFS as an email attachment. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0316. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: Application to be a NMFS Authorized Distributor, 17 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 17 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C.1801 et seq. IV. Request for Comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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. returned to the sea with a minimum of injury. The NMFS Alaska Region Administrator (Regional Administrator) may select one or more tax-exempt organizations to be authorized distributors, as defined at § 679.2. An organization seeking to distribute salmon bycatch and halibut bycatch under the PSD Program must provide the Regional Administrator with the information listed at 50 CFR 679.26(b)(1). NMFS uses the information provided by an applicant to determine the organization’s nonprofit status. In addition, the application provides information about the ability of the organization to arrange for and distribute donated salmon and halibut as a high quality food product. A PSD permit is valid for a 3-year period after NMFS publishes the selection notice in the Federal Register. We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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; For-Hire Telephone Survey 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 24, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at PRAcomments@doc.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 0648– 0709 in the subject line of your comments. Do not submit Confidential SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 John Foster, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East-West Hwy./ FST1, Silver Spring, MD 21910, Phone: (301) 427–8130 or john.foster@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The For-Hire Survey (FHS) is conducted for NMFS to estimate fishing effort on for-hire vessels (i.e., charter boats and head boats) in coastal states from Maine to Mississippi. These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. The FHS collects fishing effort information from for-hire vessel representatives by telephone interview. For-hire vessels are randomly selected for the FHS from a comprehensive sample frame developed and maintained by NMFS. A sample of 10% of the vessels on the FHS frame are selected for reporting each week. Each interview collects information about the vessel, the number and type of trips the vessel made during the reporting week, the number of anglers on each trip, and other trip-level information. For-hire fishing effort is estimated in numbers of angler-trips per sub-region, state, two-month wave, vessel type, and fishing area (inshore, nearshore, offshore). To get a total for-hire effort estimate, weekly FHS effort estimates are summed to produce wave estimates that are adjusted to account for frame coverage and reporting error. The FHS estimates are then combined with forhire catch-rate estimates derived from complementary Marine Recreational Information Program (MRIP) surveys, to estimate total, state-level fishing catch. These estimates are used in the development, implementation, and monitoring of fishery management programs by the NMFS, regional fishery management councils, interstate marine fisheries commissions, and state fishery agencies. II. Method of Collection Telephone interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI) methodology. E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0648–0709. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,000. Estimated Time per Response: 31⁄2 minutes each for a telephone interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,283. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration IV. Request for Comments jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is necessary for the proper functions of the Department, 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. 2020–13524 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS) 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 24, 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– 0515 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 Gabrielle Aberle, 907–586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, is requesting extension of a currently approved information collection for the Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS). IERS is a fisheries data collection system that enables the management of commercial fisheries off Alaska and is supported through a partnership among the NMFS Alaska Regional Office, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). IERS provides the Alaska fishing industry with a consolidated, electronic means of reporting commercial fish and shellfish PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37877 information to multiple management agencies through a single reporting system. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements for IERS are located at 50 CFR 679.5. Users enter information into IERS using three main components, depending on their internet access and transmission capability: • eLandings provides web-based access for shoreside and stationary floating processors to submit landings and production information and also by some catcher/processors and motherships who have access to the internet to submit their data. • seaLandings is a fishery harvest reporting software program that functions without constant internet connectivity and is installed on computer workstations. The seaLandings interface targets at-sea vessels with limited access to the web (typically for catcher/processors and motherships which report at sea). Landings, production, and eLog information can be sent from seaLandings via direct transmission (a report file is zipped up and sent over the internet and processed behind the scenes) or via email. • tLandings is a USB-installed program that tender vessels with no web access can use to enter landings information. Through IERS, NMFS collects information on landings, production, and effort for groundfish and crab species to support the agency’s management responsibilities. IERS has four main information collections: Registration, landing reports, production reports, and electronic logbooks. Landing reports document the harvest of fish and shellfish that is sold, discarded, or retained by the fisherman. Production reports provide information on the amount of processed product that is generated by processors. Logbooks provide information about where and when fishing effort occurs. NMFS uses information collected in IERS for inseason and inter-season management decisions that affect the fishery resources and the fishing industry that uses those resources. Information collected through the IERS promotes the goals and objectives of fishery management plans, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable laws. Collecting information from fishery participants is necessary for successful management of groundfish, crab, Pacific halibut, and salmon resources. Compared with paper forms and conventional logbooks, IERS is a more convenient, accurate, and timely E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13524]


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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; For-Hire Telephone Survey

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 24, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0709 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 John Foster, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science 
and Technology, 1315 East-West Hwy./FST1, Silver Spring, MD 21910, 
Phone: (301) 427-8130 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The For-Hire Survey (FHS) is conducted for NMFS to estimate fishing 
effort on for-hire vessels (i.e., charter boats and head boats) in 
coastal states from Maine to Mississippi. These data are required to 
carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding 
conservation and management of fishery resources.
    The FHS collects fishing effort information from for-hire vessel 
representatives by telephone interview. For-hire vessels are randomly 
selected for the FHS from a comprehensive sample frame developed and 
maintained by NMFS. A sample of 10% of the vessels on the FHS frame are 
selected for reporting each week. Each interview collects information 
about the vessel, the number and type of trips the vessel made during 
the reporting week, the number of anglers on each trip, and other trip-
level information.
    For-hire fishing effort is estimated in numbers of angler-trips per 
sub-region, state, two-month wave, vessel type, and fishing area 
(inshore, nearshore, offshore). To get a total for-hire effort 
estimate, weekly FHS effort estimates are summed to produce wave 
estimates that are adjusted to account for frame coverage and reporting 
error. The FHS estimates are then combined with for-hire catch-rate 
estimates derived from complementary Marine Recreational Information 
Program (MRIP) surveys, to estimate total, state-level fishing catch. 
These estimates are used in the development, implementation, and 
monitoring of fishery management programs by the NMFS, regional fishery 
management councils, interstate marine fisheries commissions, and state 
fishery agencies.

II. Method of Collection

    Telephone interviews will be conducted using Computer Assisted 
Telephone Interviewing (CATI) methodology.

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III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0709.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 22,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 3\1/2\ minutes each for a telephone 
interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,283.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.

IV. Request for Comments

    We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department/Bureau 
to: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed information collection is 
necessary for the proper functions of the Department, 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. 2020-13524 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
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