Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Davidson Fellowship, 42360-42361 [2020-15132]

Download as PDF 42360 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices Total: 50 YOY/sub-adults over 10 years. The first 3-years of monitoring data collected under the permit will be analyzed to verify the requested total annual incidental take. As data are gathered and analyzed through monitoring, NMFS may amend the permit to reflect any changes in the take estimate, if appropriate. National Environmental Policy Act Issuing an ESA section 10(a)(1)(B) permit constitutes a Federal action requiring NMFS to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) as implemented by 40 CFR parts 1500– 1508 and NOAA Administrative Order 216–6, Environmental Review Procedures for Implementing the National Policy Act (1999). NMFS prepared an EA to consider a range of reasonable alternatives and fully evaluate the direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts likely to result from the authorization of this permit. NMFS found that issuing the ITP would have no significant impacts on the quality of the environment. Dated: July 9, 2020. Angela Somma, Chief, Endangered Species Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15140 Filed 7–13–20; 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; Davidson Fellowship 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Title: Davidson Fellowship. OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission, new information collection. Number of Respondents: 519. Average Hours per Response: 8 minutes per survey. Total Annual Burden Hours: 25 hours. Needs and Uses: The Office for Coastal Management (OCM) in the National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce is funding a new, two-year fellowship program called the ‘‘FY20– 21 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate Fellowship for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System’’ (Davidson Fellowship). Funding is being made available through a competitive process to master’s and doctoral students actively enrolled in a graduate program at an accredited university, through the use of a cooperative agreement to the university. The goals of the Davidson Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth. The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a national program administered by the Office for Coastal Management. The National Estuarine Reserve System has an interest in balancing the needs of the natural environment and coastal economies and is one of the primary programs responsible for implementing the Coastal Zone Management Act. All Davidson Fellowship projects must be conducted in a research reserve and should be designed to contribute to one of the reserve’s priority management areas, and thus enhance the scientific understanding of the natural or social science aspects of the research subject matter. One fellow was selected in Spring 2020 for each of the 29 reserves for a two-year duration. Mentoring and professional development activities will be provided to build knowledge and skills needed to successfully contribute to the workforce responsible for the coast. These opportunities are also designed to create a strong network among the fellows during their tenure and into the early portion of their careers. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The purpose of this information collection is to gather information on the effectiveness of the Davidson Fellowship program in reaching the desired outcomes, so that we can adaptively manage and make continuous improvements to the program. This information collection will take place initially in Fall 2020, as the first cohort of fellows begins their program, and will gather information from selected fellows, their faculty advisors, contacts from each university’s sponsored program office, reserve staff, and NOAA federal and contract staff supporting the Davidson Fellowship program. It will take place again in Fall 2022, as the second cohort of fellows begins their program and the first cohort of fellows finishes, and will gather information from selected fellows, their faculty advisors, contacts from each university’s sponsored program office, reserve staff, and NOAA federal and contract staff supporting the Davidson Fellowship program. More information on the fellowship can be found at this link: Davidson Fellowship website. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State government; Federal government. Frequency: Incoming Fellows, Outgoing Fellows, and Introductory surveys: once; Full surveys: Biennially. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended CZMA, 16 U.S.C. 1461, establishes the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). 16 U.S.C. 1461 (e)(1)(B) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to any coastal state or public or private person for purposes of supporting research and monitoring within a National Estuarine Research Reserve that are consistent with the research guidelines developed under subsection (c). 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 E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 135 / Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / Notices by using the search function and entering the title of the collection. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–15132 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA246] Marine Mammals; File No. 23966 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Christopher Cilfone, Be Blue, 193a Fleming Rd., Lahaina, HI 96761, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct commercial or educational photography on humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae). DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before August 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: These documents are also available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 23966 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Hubard or Shasta McClenahan, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). The applicant proposes to film humpback whales in the waters of Maui County, Hawaii. Footage would be used to create a series of documentary films that highlight humpback whale and their conservation. Up to 100 humpback whales would be filmed annually from a boat, unmanned aircraft system, remotely operated vehicle, and by free SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:58 Jul 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 divers. One hundred bottlenose (Tursiops truncatus), 100 pantropical spotted (Stenella attenuata), and 500 spinner (Stenella longirostris) dolphins may be incidentally filmed or harassed annually. The permit would expire on December 31, 2025. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of the application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: July 9, 2020. Amy Sloan, Acting Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15143 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XU012 X] Meeting of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the proposed schedule and agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee’s (MAFAC’s) Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force (CBP Task Force). The CBP Task Force will discuss the issues outlined in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION below. DATES: The meeting will be July 29, 2020, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., Pacific Time (PT). ADDRESSES: Meeting is by conference call and webinar. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Cheney; NFMS West Coast Region; 503–231–6730; email: Katherine.Cheney@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given of a meeting of MAFAC’s CBP Task Force. The MAFAC was established by the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) and, since 1971, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42361 advises the Secretary on all living marine resource matters that are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce. The MAFAC charter is located online at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/ partners#marine-fisheries-advisorycommittee-. The CBP Task Force reports to MAFAC and is being convened to develop recommendations for long-term goals to meet Columbia Basin salmon recovery, conservation needs, and harvest opportunities, in the context of habitat capacity and other factors that affect salmon mortality. More information is available at the CBP Task Force web page: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/west-coast/ partners/columbia-basin-partnershiptask-force. Matters To Be Considered The meeting time and agenda are subject to change. Meeting topics include discussion of scenarios for achieving Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead goals; social, cultural, economic, and ecosystem considerations; options for future collaboration; and content of the Phase 2 report. Time and Date The meeting is scheduled for July 29, 2020, 1 p.m.–4 p.m., PT by conference call and webinar. Access information for the public will be posted by July 22, 2020 at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/ west-coast/partners/columbia-basinpartnership-task-force-meetingmaterials-and-summaries. Dated: July 9, 2020. Jennifer L. Lukens, Federal Program Officer, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15151 Filed 7–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA260] Endangered and Threatened Species; Take of Anadromous Fish National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a proposed evaluation and pending determination (PEPD), draft environmental assessment (EA), and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 135 (Tuesday, July 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15132]


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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; Davidson Fellowship

    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.
    Title: Davidson Fellowship.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission, new information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 519.
    Average Hours per Response: 8 minutes per survey.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 25 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The Office for Coastal Management (OCM) in the 
National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, Department of Commerce is funding a new, two-year 
fellowship program called the ``FY20-21 Margaret A. Davidson Graduate 
Fellowship for the National Estuarine Research Reserve System'' 
(Davidson Fellowship). Funding is being made available through a 
competitive process to master's and doctoral students actively enrolled 
in a graduate program at an accredited university, through the use of a 
cooperative agreement to the university. The goals of the Davidson 
Fellowship are to build the next generation of leaders in estuarine 
science and coastal management by affording qualified graduate students 
the opportunity to conduct collaborative science within the National 
Estuarine Research Reserve System; partake in professional development 
opportunities; and receive mentoring to support professional growth.
    The National Estuarine Research Reserve System is a national 
program administered by the Office for Coastal Management. The National 
Estuarine Reserve System has an interest in balancing the needs of the 
natural environment and coastal economies and is one of the primary 
programs responsible for implementing the Coastal Zone Management Act. 
All Davidson Fellowship projects must be conducted in a research 
reserve and should be designed to contribute to one of the reserve's 
priority management areas, and thus enhance the scientific 
understanding of the natural or social science aspects of the research 
subject matter. One fellow was selected in Spring 2020 for each of the 
29 reserves for a two-year duration. Mentoring and professional 
development activities will be provided to build knowledge and skills 
needed to successfully contribute to the workforce responsible for the 
coast. These opportunities are also designed to create a strong network 
among the fellows during their tenure and into the early portion of 
their careers.
    The purpose of this information collection is to gather information 
on the effectiveness of the Davidson Fellowship program in reaching the 
desired outcomes, so that we can adaptively manage and make continuous 
improvements to the program. This information collection will take 
place initially in Fall 2020, as the first cohort of fellows begins 
their program, and will gather information from selected fellows, their 
faculty advisors, contacts from each university's sponsored program 
office, reserve staff, and NOAA federal and contract staff supporting 
the Davidson Fellowship program. It will take place again in Fall 2022, 
as the second cohort of fellows begins their program and the first 
cohort of fellows finishes, and will gather information from selected 
fellows, their faculty advisors, contacts from each university's 
sponsored program office, reserve staff, and NOAA federal and contract 
staff supporting the Davidson Fellowship program.
    More information on the fellowship can be found at this link: 
Davidson Fellowship website.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State government; 
Federal government.
    Frequency: Incoming Fellows, Outgoing Fellows, and Introductory 
surveys: once; Full surveys: Biennially.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Section 315 of the Coastal Zone Management Act of 
1972, as amended CZMA, 16 U.S.C. 1461, establishes the National 
Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). 16 U.S.C. 1461 (e)(1)(B) 
authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to any coastal 
state or public or private person for purposes of supporting research 
and monitoring within a National Estuarine Research Reserve that are 
consistent with the research guidelines developed under subsection (c).
    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

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by using the search function and entering the title of the collection.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-15132 Filed 7-13-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-08-P