Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or Marine Debris, 45202-45203 [2020-16226]

Download as PDF 45202 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 144 / Monday, July 27, 2020 / Notices previously described U.S. opportunities to be transferred to another NAFO party, although such applications will likely be given lesser priority than those that involve more direct harvesting or processing by U.S. entities. Applications to arrange for a transfer of U.S. fishing opportunities should contain a letter of consent from the receiving NAFO Contracting Party, and should also be accompanied by a detailed description of anticipated benefits to the United States. As in the case of chartering operations, the United States may also consider a NAFO Contracting Party’s previous compliance with NAFO bycatch, reporting, and other provisions, as outlined in the NAFO CEM, before agreeing to enter into a transfer arrangement. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Receiving a Transfer of NAFO Quota Allocations From Another NAFO Party The United States may also receive transfers of additional fishing opportunities from other NAFO Contracting Parties. We are required to provide a letter consenting to such a transfer and must provide notice to the NAFO Executive Secretary. In the event that an applicant is able to arrange for the transfer of additional fishing opportunities from another NAFO Contracting Party to the United States, NMFS may agree to facilitate such a transfer. However, there is no guarantee that if an applicant has facilitated the transfer of quota from another Contracting Party to the United States, such applicant will receive authorization to fish for such quota. If quota is transferred to the United States, we may need to solicit new applications for the use of such quota. All applicable NAFO requirements for transfers must be met. As in the case of chartering operations, the United States may also consider a NAFO Contracting Party’s previous compliance with NAFO bycatch, reporting, and other provisions, as outlined in the NAFO CEM, before agreeing to accept a transfer. Any fishing quota or other harvesting opportunities received via this type of transfer are subject to all U.S and NAFO rules as detailed below. For more details on NAFO requirements for chartering and transferring NAFO allocations, contact Patrick Moran (see ADDRESSES). Fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area U.S. applicant vessels must be in possession of, or obtain, a valid HSFCA permit, which is available from the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office. All permitted vessels must comply with any conditions of this permit and all applicable provisions of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Jul 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries and the CEM. We reserve the right to impose additional permit conditions that ensure compliance with the NAFO Convention and the CEM, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and any other applicable law. The CEM provisions include, but are not limited to: • Maintaining a fishing logbook with NAFO-designated entries (Annex II.A and Article 28); • Adhering to NAFO hail system requirements (Annexes II.D and II.F; Article 28; Article 30 part B); • Carrying an approved onboard observer for each trip consistent with requirements of Article 30 part A; • Maintaining and using a functioning, autonomous vessel monitoring system authorized by issuance of the HSFCA permit as required by Articles 29 and 30; and • Complying with all relevant NAFO CEM requirements, including minimum fish sizes, gear, bycatch retention, and per-tow move on provisions for exceeding bycatch limits in any one haul/set. Further details regarding U.S. and NAFO requirements are available from the NMFS Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, and can be found in the NAFO CEM on the internet (https:// www.nafo.int/Fisheries/Conservation). Vessels issued valid HSFCA permits under 50 CFR part 300 are exempt from certain domestic fisheries regulations governing fisheries in the Northeast United States found in 50 CFR 648 when participating in NAFO fisheries. Specifically, vessels are exempt from the Northeast multispecies, monkfish, and skate requirements. These exemption include permit, mesh size, effort-control, minimum fish size, and possession limit restrictions, specified in §§ 648.4, 648.51, 648.53, 648.80, 648.82, 648.83, 648.86, 648.87, 648.91, 648.92, 648.94, 648.322. Exemptions apply while transiting the U.S. exclusive economic zone with multispecies and/or monkfish on board the vessel, or landing multispecies and/ or monkfish in U.S. ports that were caught while fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area. U.S. vessels fishing in NAFO may possess, retain, and land barndoor skate; however, they may not possess, retain, or land other prohibited skate species specified in §§ 648.14(v) and 634.322(g). These exemptions are conditional on the following requirements: The vessel operator has a letter of authorization issued by the Regional Administrator on board the vessel; for the duration of the trip, the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 vessel fishes, except for transiting purposes, exclusively in the NAFO Regulatory Area and does not harvest fish in, or possess fish harvested in, or from, the U.S. EEZ; when transiting the U.S. EEZ, all gear is properly stowed and not available for immediate use as defined under § 648.2; and the vessel operator complies with the provisions, conditions, and restrictions specified on the HSFCA permit and all NAFO CEM while fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area. Dated: July 20, 2020. Alexa Cole, Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16132 Filed 7–24–20; 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; Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or Marine Debris 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 March 27, 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: Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or Marine Debris. OMB Control Number: 0648–0496. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 116. Average Hours Per Response: 2 to 2.5 hours per case (78 cases). Total Annual Burden Hours: 169 hours. E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 144 / Monday, July 27, 2020 / Notices Needs and Uses: NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network (STDN) to respond to sea turtle entanglement in active or discarded fishing gear (in particular those involving the vertical line of fixed gear fisheries), marine debris, or other line in the marine environment. Entanglement has the potential to cause serious injury or mortality, which would negatively impact the recovery of endangered and threatened sea turtle populations. The STDN’s goals are to increase reporting, to reduce serious injury and mortality to sea turtles, and to collect information that can be used for mitigation of these threats. As there is limited observer coverage of fixed gear fisheries, the STDN data are invaluable to NMFS in understanding the threat of entanglement and working towards mitigation. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government; Federal government. Frequency: Variable depending on reports of entanglement incidents; up to 78 cases annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 35, Endangered Species Act of 1973. 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 0648–0496. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–16226 Filed 7–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:31 Jul 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA293] Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a two-day meeting via webinar of its Standing, Reef Fish, Ecosystem and Socioeconomic Scientific and Statistical Committees (SSC). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, EDT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place via webinar; you may register by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 4107 W. Spruce Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607; telephone: (813) 348–1630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Rindone, Lead Fishery Biologist, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; ryan.rindone@gulfcouncil.org, telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Tuesday, August 11, 2020; 9 a.m.–4 p.m., EDT The meeting will begin with Introductions and Adoption of Agenda, Approval of Minutes from the July 21– 23, 2020 webinar meeting, and review of Scope of Work. The Committees will receive a Summary of Gulf State Methods and Resulting Calibrations; and, SSC Discussion and Recommendations for Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Lunch: 12 Noon–1 p.m., Eastern Time The Committees will review the Results of Individual State Calibrations and State Specific Annual Catch Limits; Presentation, Background Documentation, and SSC Discussion and Recommendations. The Committees will discuss the Tasks for Gulf Transition Team: Revisiting and Updating Calibrations, Transparency in Data Delivery, Management, Accessibility, and QA & QC, Future Research, Examining Drivers for Differences between Survey PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45203 Estimates, and SSC Discussion and Recommendations. Wednesday, August 12, 2020; 9 a.m.–12 Noon, EDT The Committees will reconvene and continue discussing items from Day 1, review Public Comments, and discuss any Other Business items. –Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: July 22, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–16178 Filed 7–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary [Docket ID: DoD–2020–OS–0008] Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Office of Net Assessment, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: 30-Day information collection notice. AGENCY: The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received by August 26, 2020. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 144 (Monday, July 27, 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; Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or Marine 
Debris

    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 March 27, 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: Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear or 
Marine Debris.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0496.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current 
information collection].
    Number of Respondents: 116.
    Average Hours Per Response: 2 to 2.5 hours per case (78 cases).
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 169 hours.

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    Needs and Uses: NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
manages the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network (STDN) to respond to sea 
turtle entanglement in active or discarded fishing gear (in particular 
those involving the vertical line of fixed gear fisheries), marine 
debris, or other line in the marine environment. Entanglement has the 
potential to cause serious injury or mortality, which would negatively 
impact the recovery of endangered and threatened sea turtle 
populations. The STDN's goals are to increase reporting, to reduce 
serious injury and mortality to sea turtles, and to collect information 
that can be used for mitigation of these threats. As there is limited 
observer coverage of fixed gear fisheries, the STDN data are invaluable 
to NMFS in understanding the threat of entanglement and working towards 
mitigation.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal government; Federal government.
    Frequency: Variable depending on reports of entanglement incidents; 
up to 78 cases annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 35, Endangered Species Act of 1973.
    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 
0648-0496.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2020-16226 Filed 7-24-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P