Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip Reporting System Requirements, 40991 [2020-14679]

Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 131 / Wednesday, July 8, 2020 / Notices 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 February 24, 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), Commerce. Title: Marine Recreational Fishing Expenditure Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–0693. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 28,474 annualized. Average Hours per Response: Durable goods expenditure survey, 15 minutes; trip expenditure survey 5 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,215. Needs and Uses: The purpose of this data collection is to gather information on marine recreational anglers’ expenditures on fishing trips and durable goods related to fishing. These data are used in fisheries management analyses by state fisheries agencies, regional fishery management councils, and NOAA Fisheries to understand the economic effects of fisheries regulations and policies. The revision consists of adding back in the trip expenditure survey for fishing trips targeting highly migratory species as was included in the 2014 approval. Affected Public: Individuals. Frequency: Every 3 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as reauthorized in 2007 (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:17 Jul 07, 2020 Jkt 250001 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0693. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–14677 Filed 7–7–20; 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; West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip Reporting System Requirements 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 April 2, 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: West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip Reporting System Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0498. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 53. Average Hours per Response: Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) installation— 4hrs; Maintenance and repair of VMS units—1hr; VMS activation reports, on/ off notifications, and pre-trip reports— 5 minutes each. Total Annual Burden Hours: 157. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection. This collection applies to owners and operators of U.S. commercial fishing vessels that fish in the West Coast exclusive economic zone and the eastern Pacific Ocean waters of the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Convention Area for highly migratory species (HMS) as PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 40991 defined by the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the United States (U.S.) West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species, as well as a broader group of tuna and tuna-like species covered by the IATTC. These vessel owners and operators are required to submit information about their intended and actual fishing activities. These submissions would allow the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council to monitor the fisheries. Submissions include pre-trip reporting requirements and vessel monitoring systems (VMS). Pre-trip reporting requirements are essential for effectively and efficiently assigning available observer coverage to selected HMS vessels. Data collected by observers are critical to evaluate that the objectives of the HMS FMP are being achieved and for evaluating the impacts of potential changes in fishery management. VMS units facilitate enforcement of management measures associated with HMS fisheries, provide timely information on associated fleet activities and enable confirmation of reported vessel fishing activity locations, which help validate logbook record accuracy. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: One time, annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006. 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 0648–0498. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–14679 Filed 7–7–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 131 (Wednesday, July 8, 2020)]
[Notices]
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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; West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip 
Reporting System Requirements

    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 April 2, 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: West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System and Pre-Trip 
Reporting System Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0498.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular [extension of a current information 
collection].
    Number of Respondents: 53.
    Average Hours per Response: Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) 
installation--4hrs; Maintenance and repair of VMS units--1hr; VMS 
activation reports, on/off notifications, and pre-trip reports--5 
minutes each.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 157.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current 
information collection. This collection applies to owners and operators 
of U.S. commercial fishing vessels that fish in the West Coast 
exclusive economic zone and the eastern Pacific Ocean waters of the 
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC) Convention Area for 
highly migratory species (HMS) as defined by the Fishery Management 
Plan (FMP) for the United States (U.S.) West Coast Fisheries for Highly 
Migratory Species, as well as a broader group of tuna and tuna-like 
species covered by the IATTC. These vessel owners and operators are 
required to submit information about their intended and actual fishing 
activities. These submissions would allow the National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council to monitor 
the fisheries. Submissions include pre-trip reporting requirements and 
vessel monitoring systems (VMS). Pre-trip reporting requirements are 
essential for effectively and efficiently assigning available observer 
coverage to selected HMS vessels. Data collected by observers are 
critical to evaluate that the objectives of the HMS FMP are being 
achieved and for evaluating the impacts of potential changes in fishery 
management. VMS units facilitate enforcement of management measures 
associated with HMS fisheries, provide timely information on associated 
fleet activities and enable confirmation of reported vessel fishing 
activity locations, which help validate logbook record accuracy.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time, annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Reauthorization Act of 2006.
    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 0648-0498.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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