Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska License Limitation Program for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops, 54999-55000 [2020-19478]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices 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; Alaska License Limitation Program for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops 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 November 2, 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– 0334 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 Gabrielle Aberle, 907–586–7356 or gabrielle.aberle@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, is requesting renewal of the currently approved information collection for the Alaska License Limitation Program (LLP) for Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops. The License Limitation Program (LLP) restricts access to the commercial groundfish, crab, and scallop fisheries in the exclusive economic zone off Alaska, except for certain areas where alternative programs exist. The intended effect of the LLP is to limit the number of participants and reduce fishing VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 capacity in fisheries off Alaska. More information on the LLP can be found on the NMFS Alaska Region website and at 50 CFR 692, 679.4(g) and (k), and 679.7(i). An LLP license is required for vessels participating in directed fishing for LLP groundfish species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) or Gulf of Alaska (GOA), or fishing in any BSAI LLP crab fisheries. An LLP license is also required for any vessel deployed in scallop fisheries in Federal waters off Alaska (except for some diving operations). Vessels participating in directed fishing for LLP groundfish species in the GOA or BSAI, or fishing in any BSAI LLP crab fisheries, must be named on a valid copy of the LLP license that is on board the vessel, with some exceptions. An LLP groundfish or crab license authorizes the license holder to deploy the vessel in fisheries in accordance with the specific area and species endorsements, the vessel and gear designations, the maximum length overall (MLOA) specified on the license, and any exemption from the MLOA specified on the license. An LLP scallop license authorizes the person named on the license to catch and retain scallops in compliance with State of Alaska regulations using a vessel that does not exceed the MLOA specified on the license and the gear designation specified on the license. Unlike the LLP groundfish license, the scallop license is not vessel specific. A valid copy of the LLP scallop license must be on board the vessel. The LLP originally collected basic information so that NMFS could determine which owners of vessels were issued LLP licenses. To receive an LLP license, an eligible applicant needed to apply during the application periods established when the program was implemented. As the application periods and selection process for the LLP licenses have ended, an LLP license may now only be obtained through transfer. This information collection collects information necessary for transfer of LLP licenses for groundfish, crabs, and scallops. This collection contains the transfer appeals process and the applications used to transfer an LLP license. An LLP license holder uses a transfer application to transfer an LLP license to a person who meets the eligibility requirements. The transfer applications collect information on the transferor, the transferee, and the LLP license to be transferred. The groundfish and crab transfer application also collects information on the rockfish quota share PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54999 to be transferred, the vessel currently named on the LLP license, the vessel to be named on the LLP license, and ownership interest and transaction data. II. Method of Collection Information is collected via mail, delivery, or fax. The transfer applications are available as fillable pdfs on the NMFS Alaska Region website and may be downloaded, completed, and printed out prior to submission. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0334. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 49. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour each for Application for Transfer License Limitation Program Groundfish/ Crab License and Application for Transfer of Scallop LLP License; 4 hours for transfer appeals. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,004 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (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 E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 55000 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / Notices 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. 2020–19478 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA461] 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 September 23, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 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, 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 final deliberations on the content of the Phase 2 report including biological and physical scenarios; social, cultural, economic, and ecosystem considerations; key messages; and options for future collaboration for achieving Columbia Basin salmon and steelhead goals. The approved final Phase 2 report will be delivered to MAFAC for its consideration after the conclusion of this meeting. Time and Date The meeting is scheduled for September 23, 2020, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., PT by conference call and webinar. Access information for the public will be posted by September 16, 2020 at https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/event/ columbia-basin-partnership-task-forcemeeting-8. Dated: August 31, 2020. Jennifer L. Lukens, Federal Program Officer, Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–19479 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Multistakeholder Process on Promoting Software Component Transparency National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will convene a virtual meeting of a multistakeholder process on promoting software component transparency on October 22, 2020. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 22, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually, with online slide share and dial-in information to be posted at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 https://www.ntia.doc.gov/ SoftwareTransparency. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allan Friedman, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4725, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4281; email: afriedman@ntia.doc.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs: (202) 482–7002; email: press@ntia.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: This NTIA cybersecurity multistakeholder process focuses on promoting software component transparency.1 Most modern software is not written completely from scratch, but includes existing components, modules, and libraries from the open source and commercial software world. Modern development practices such as code reuse, and a dynamic IT marketplace with acquisitions and mergers, make it challenging to track the use of software components. The Internet of Things compounds this phenomenon, as new organizations, enterprises, and innovators take on the role of software developer to add ‘‘smart’’ features or connectivity to their products. While the majority of libraries and components do not have known vulnerabilities, many do, and the sheer quantity of software means that some software products ship with vulnerable or out-ofdate components. The first meeting of this multistakeholder process was held on July 19, 2018, in Washington, DC.2 Stakeholders presented multiple perspectives, and identified several inter-related work streams: Understanding the Problem, Use Cases and State of Practice, Standards and Formats, and Healthcare Proof of Concept. Since then, stakeholders have been discussing key issues and developing products such as guidance documents. NTIA acts as the convener, but stakeholders drive the outcomes. Success of the process will be evaluated by the extent to which broader findings on software component transparency are implemented across the ecosystem. The first set of stakeholder-drafted documents on Software Bills of Materials was published by NTIA in November 2019. Those documents, and subsequent consensus-approved drafts from the community, are available at: 1 NTIA serves as the President’s principal adviser on telecommunications and information policies. See 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(D). 2 Notes, presentations, and a video recording of the July 19, 2018 kickoff meeting are available at: https://www.ntia.doc.gov/SoftwareTransparency. E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 172 (Thursday, September 3, 2020)]
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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; Alaska License Limitation Program for Groundfish, Crab, and 
Scallops

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 November 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0334 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 Gabrielle Aberle, 907-586-7356 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional 
Office, is requesting renewal of the currently approved information 
collection for the Alaska License Limitation Program (LLP) for 
Groundfish, Crab, and Scallops.
    The License Limitation Program (LLP) restricts access to the 
commercial groundfish, crab, and scallop fisheries in the exclusive 
economic zone off Alaska, except for certain areas where alternative 
programs exist. The intended effect of the LLP is to limit the number 
of participants and reduce fishing capacity in fisheries off Alaska. 
More information on the LLP can be found on the NMFS Alaska Region 
website and at 50 CFR 692, 679.4(g) and (k), and 679.7(i).
    An LLP license is required for vessels participating in directed 
fishing for LLP groundfish species in the Bering Sea and Aleutian 
Islands (BSAI) or Gulf of Alaska (GOA), or fishing in any BSAI LLP crab 
fisheries. An LLP license is also required for any vessel deployed in 
scallop fisheries in Federal waters off Alaska (except for some diving 
operations).
    Vessels participating in directed fishing for LLP groundfish 
species in the GOA or BSAI, or fishing in any BSAI LLP crab fisheries, 
must be named on a valid copy of the LLP license that is on board the 
vessel, with some exceptions. An LLP groundfish or crab license 
authorizes the license holder to deploy the vessel in fisheries in 
accordance with the specific area and species endorsements, the vessel 
and gear designations, the maximum length overall (MLOA) specified on 
the license, and any exemption from the MLOA specified on the license.
    An LLP scallop license authorizes the person named on the license 
to catch and retain scallops in compliance with State of Alaska 
regulations using a vessel that does not exceed the MLOA specified on 
the license and the gear designation specified on the license. Unlike 
the LLP groundfish license, the scallop license is not vessel specific. 
A valid copy of the LLP scallop license must be on board the vessel.
    The LLP originally collected basic information so that NMFS could 
determine which owners of vessels were issued LLP licenses. To receive 
an LLP license, an eligible applicant needed to apply during the 
application periods established when the program was implemented. As 
the application periods and selection process for the LLP licenses have 
ended, an LLP license may now only be obtained through transfer.
    This information collection collects information necessary for 
transfer of LLP licenses for groundfish, crabs, and scallops. This 
collection contains the transfer appeals process and the applications 
used to transfer an LLP license.
    An LLP license holder uses a transfer application to transfer an 
LLP license to a person who meets the eligibility requirements. The 
transfer applications collect information on the transferor, the 
transferee, and the LLP license to be transferred. The groundfish and 
crab transfer application also collects information on the rockfish 
quota share to be transferred, the vessel currently named on the LLP 
license, the vessel to be named on the LLP license, and ownership 
interest and transaction data.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is collected via mail, delivery, or fax. The transfer 
applications are available as fillable pdfs on the NMFS Alaska Region 
website and may be downloaded, completed, and printed out prior to 
submission.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0334.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 49.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour each for Application for 
Transfer License Limitation Program Groundfish/Crab License and 
Application for Transfer of Scallop LLP License; 4 hours for transfer 
appeals.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 52.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,004 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (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

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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. 2020-19478 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]
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