Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Prohibited Species Donation (PSD) Program, 37875-37876 [2020-13529]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices through the 88–13 family of forms supports activities of other federal agencies. NOAA Fisheries supports the International Trade Commission (ITC) with their various trade investigations by supplying aggregate data on specific processed seafood items. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) annually requests information on the processing of seafood. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), establishes the annual tariff-rate quota for tuna fish described in item 1604.14.22 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States based on the U.S. canned tuna production for the preceding calendar year (19 U.S.C. 3007). Failure to collect these data would prevent the Secretary of Commerce from meeting the statutory obligations under the Act. It would also prevent the CBP from establishing the annual tariff-rate quota on canned tuna. In the current survey, NOAA Fisheries provides each processor with a pre-printed paper survey form that includes the products produced by that processor in the previous year. The processor only needs to fill in the quantity of product, value of product, monthly employment, and add any new products. New firms to the survey are provided blank forms. II. Method of Collection Responses are submitted by mail, via postage-paid envelopes provided by NOAA Fisheries. If preferred by the processor, an electronically fillable pdf can also be provided and transmitted via encrypted messaging. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0018. Form Number(s): NOAA Forms 88– 13, 88–13C. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 325. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 Jun 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 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. 2020–13532 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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; Prohibited Species Donation (PSD) Program 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37875 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– 0316 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 Megan Mackey (907) 586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Alaska Regional Office is requesting extension of a currently approved information collection for the Prohibited Species Donation Program (PSD Program). The Prohibited Species Donation Program (PSD Program) began as a pilot project in 1994. The PSD Program applies only to salmon and halibut delivered by catcher vessels using trawl gear to shoreside processors and stationary floating processors. The salmon and halibut resources are of value to many stakeholders, including but not limited to commercial, recreational, subsistence, and cultural user groups. The PSD Program was initiated to reduce the amount of edible protein discarded under prohibited species catch regulatory requirements (50 CFR 679.21). If a person is a participant in the PSD Program under § 679.26, the incidentally caught salmon and Pacific halibut may be donated to the PSD Program. The PSD Program allows permitted seafood processors to retain salmon and halibut bycatch for distribution to economically disadvantaged individuals through tax exempt hunger relief organizations. A PSD permit authorizes tax-exempt organizations to distribute salmon and halibut to hunger relief agencies, food bank networks, or food bank distributors. Salmon and Pacific halibut are considered prohibited species for vessels fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries. Unless you are a PSD permit holder, all prohibited species catch is to be avoided by vessels. If caught while fishing for groundfish, prohibited species must be E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 122 (Wednesday, June 24, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37875-37876]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13529]


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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; Prohibited Species Donation (PSD) Program

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 0648-0316 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 Megan Mackey (907) 586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) Alaska Regional 
Office is requesting extension of a currently approved information 
collection for the Prohibited Species Donation Program (PSD Program).
    The Prohibited Species Donation Program (PSD Program) began as a 
pilot project in 1994. The PSD Program applies only to salmon and 
halibut delivered by catcher vessels using trawl gear to shoreside 
processors and stationary floating processors.
    The salmon and halibut resources are of value to many stakeholders, 
including but not limited to commercial, recreational, subsistence, and 
cultural user groups. The PSD Program was initiated to reduce the 
amount of edible protein discarded under prohibited species catch 
regulatory requirements (50 CFR 679.21). If a person is a participant 
in the PSD Program under Sec.  679.26, the incidentally caught salmon 
and Pacific halibut may be donated to the PSD Program. The PSD Program 
allows permitted seafood processors to retain salmon and halibut 
bycatch for distribution to economically disadvantaged individuals 
through tax exempt hunger relief organizations.
    A PSD permit authorizes tax-exempt organizations to distribute 
salmon and halibut to hunger relief agencies, food bank networks, or 
food bank distributors. Salmon and Pacific halibut are considered 
prohibited species for vessels fishing in the Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Islands management area and Gulf of Alaska groundfish fisheries. Unless 
you are a PSD permit holder, all prohibited species catch is to be 
avoided by vessels. If caught while fishing for groundfish, prohibited 
species must be

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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 Sec.  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.

II. Method of Collection

    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.

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

    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. 2020-13529 Filed 6-23-20; 8:45 am]
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