Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Processed Products Family of Forms, 37874-37875 [2020-13532]

Download as PDF 37874 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 122 / Wednesday, June 24, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES help inform decisions on the request for this IHA or a subsequent Renewal IHA. On a case-by-case basis, NMFS may issue a one time, one-year Renewal IHA following notice to the public providing an additional 15 days for public comments when (1) up to another year of identical or nearly identical, or nearly identical, activities as described in the Specified Activities section of this notice is planned or (2) the activities as described in the Specified Activities section of this notice would not be completed by the time the IHA expires and a Renewal would allow for completion of the activities beyond that described in the Dates and Duration section of this notice, provided all of the following conditions are met: • A request for renewal is received no later than 60 days prior to the needed Renewal IHA effective date (recognizing that the Renewal IHA expiration date cannot extend beyond one year from expiration of the initial IHA). • The request for renewal must include the following: (1) An explanation that the activities to be conducted under the requested Renewal IHA are identical to the activities analyzed under the initial IHA, are a subset of the activities, or include changes so minor (e.g., reduction in pile size) that the changes do not affect the previous analyses, mitigation and monitoring requirements, or take estimates (with the exception of reducing the type or amount of take). (2) A preliminary monitoring report showing the results of the required monitoring to date and an explanation showing that the monitoring results do not indicate impacts of a scale or nature not previously analyzed or authorized. • Upon review of the request for Renewal, the status of the affected species or stocks, and any other pertinent information, NMFS determines that there are no more than minor changes in the activities, the mitigation and monitoring measures will remain the same and appropriate, and the findings in the initial IHA remain valid. Dated: June 16, 2020. Donna Wieting, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–13605 Filed 6–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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; Processed Products Family of Forms National Oceanic and 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– 0018 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 Melissa Yencho, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology, (301) 427– 8193 or melissa.yencho@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service annually collects information from seafood and industrial fishing processing plants on the volume and value of their processed fishery products and their monthly employment figures. These data are required by the Secretary of Commerce in carrying out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. as amended). Each Fishery Management Plan (FMP) established under the Act must determine the estimated capacity by United States (U.S.) seafood processors for the managed fishery. Data from these surveys are used in economic analyses to estimate the capacity and extent to which U.S. fish processors, on an annual basis, will process that portion of the optimum yield harvested by domestic fishing vessels. Employment data are used in socioeconomic analyses for determining potential impacts on processing employment, due in part to management measures. Federally permitted dealers of Atlantic mackerel, squid, butterfish, Atlantic sea scallop, Northeast multispecies, monkfish, summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, Atlantic bluefish, spiny dogfish, Atlantic herring, Atlantic hagfish, Atlantic deep-sea red crab, tilefish, skate, surf clam or ocean quahog in the National Marine Fisheries Service’s (NOAA Fisheries) Northeast Region are required under 50 CFR 648.7 to complete and submit all sections of NOAA Form 88–13. NOAA Form 88–13c is used to collect monthly production of fish meal and oil. These data are needed by the Department of Commerce to report market and supply conditions and are used by the industry to procure sufficient inputs to produce such products as animal feeds, paint, lubricants, and fertilizers (13 U.S.C. 61 et seq.). NOAA Fisheries and Regional Council economists use the collected information to estimate processing capacity and to forecast and subsequently measure the economic impact of fishery management regulations on fish and shellfish supplies using the data on volume and value. The employment data are used to analyze the seasonality of a specific fishery. The data are also used for establishing negotiating positions on international trade by determining which seafood industries might be adversely affected by reducing or eliminating established tariffs. Data from the annual survey are reported in Fisheries of the United States (NOAA Fisheries), Statistical Abstract of the United States (Census Bureau) and Agricultural Statistics (U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)). As a member of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, NOAA Fisheries supplies aggregate data to these organizations. In addition to the aforementioned publications, the information collected E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 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

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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; Processed Products Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and 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 0648-0018 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 Melissa Yencho, NOAA Fisheries Office of Science and Technology, 
(301) 427-8193 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National 
Marine Fisheries Service annually collects information from seafood and 
industrial fishing processing plants on the volume and value of their 
processed fishery products and their monthly employment figures. These 
data are required by the Secretary of Commerce in carrying out 
provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. as amended). Each Fishery Management Plan 
(FMP) established under the Act must determine the estimated capacity 
by United States (U.S.) seafood processors for the managed fishery. 
Data from these surveys are used in economic analyses to estimate the 
capacity and extent to which U.S. fish processors, on an annual basis, 
will process that portion of the optimum yield harvested by domestic 
fishing vessels. Employment data are used in socioeconomic analyses for 
determining potential impacts on processing employment, due in part to 
management measures.
    Federally permitted dealers of Atlantic mackerel, squid, 
butterfish, Atlantic sea scallop, Northeast multispecies, monkfish, 
summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, Atlantic bluefish, spiny 
dogfish, Atlantic herring, Atlantic hagfish, Atlantic deep-sea red 
crab, tilefish, skate, surf clam or ocean quahog in the National Marine 
Fisheries Service's (NOAA Fisheries) Northeast Region are required 
under 50 CFR 648.7 to complete and submit all sections of NOAA Form 88-
13.
    NOAA Form 88-13c is used to collect monthly production of fish meal 
and oil. These data are needed by the Department of Commerce to report 
market and supply conditions and are used by the industry to procure 
sufficient inputs to produce such products as animal feeds, paint, 
lubricants, and fertilizers (13 U.S.C. 61 et seq.).
    NOAA Fisheries and Regional Council economists use the collected 
information to estimate processing capacity and to forecast and 
subsequently measure the economic impact of fishery management 
regulations on fish and shellfish supplies using the data on volume and 
value. The employment data are used to analyze the seasonality of a 
specific fishery. The data are also used for establishing negotiating 
positions on international trade by determining which seafood 
industries might be adversely affected by reducing or eliminating 
established tariffs.
    Data from the annual survey are reported in Fisheries of the United 
States (NOAA Fisheries), Statistical Abstract of the United States 
(Census Bureau) and Agricultural Statistics (U.S Department of 
Agriculture (USDA)). As a member of the United Nations Food and 
Agriculture Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation 
and Development, NOAA Fisheries supplies aggregate data to these 
organizations.
    In addition to the aforementioned publications, the information 
collected

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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.

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 for-profit 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 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]
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