Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Ocean Exploration Advisory Board; Meeting, 56588-56589 [2020-20117]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 56588 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices currently approved information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act established the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), to develop fishery ecosystem plans (FEP) for fisheries in the United States (U.S.) exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and high seas of the Pacific Islands region. These plans, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, are implemented in Federal regulations by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and enforced by NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in cooperation with state and territorial agencies. FEPs regulate fishing to prevent overfishing and to ensure the long-term productivity and social and economic benefit of the resources. Regulations at 50 CFR 665, Subpart F, require that a vessel used to fish with longline gear for western Pacific pelagic management unit species (PMUS), land or transship longline caught PMUS, or receive longline caught PMUS from a longline vessel, within the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) or management subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit. The regulations also require that a vessel used to fish with squid jig gear for pelagic squid species listed in the western Pacific PMUS within the EEZ or management subareas around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific, or fish with troll and handline gear for PMUS in allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA), must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit. Regulations at 50 CFR parts 665, Subparts D and E, require that the owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship bottomfish management unit species (BMUS) using a large vessel (50 ft or longer) in the Guam management subarea, fish commercially for BMUS in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands management subarea, or fish for BMUS in allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, must register it to a valid Federal fishing permit. Regulations at 50 CFR parts 665, Subparts B, C, D, and E, require that the owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship crustacean management unit species (CMUS) in the EEZs or management subareas around American Samoa, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or in allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, must register it to a valid Federal VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 fishing permit. The regulations also require that a vessel used to fish for precious corals within the EEZ or management subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit for a specific precious coral permit area. This collection of information is needed for permit issuance, to identify actual or potential participants in the fishery, determine qualifications for permits, and to help measure the impacts of management controls on the participants in the fishery. The permit program is also an effective tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations and facilitates communication between NMFS and fishermen. This collection will be revised to remove the instruction to mail applications to NMFS as the office is currently unable to accept or process mail. Individuals will be able to submit applications electronically either through secure email or by applying directly through the National Permit System for the Hawaii longline limited entry permit. II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit applications and required documents via secure email, or via online application systems where implemented. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0490. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision and extension of an existing collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; state, local, or tribal government; Federal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 276 Estimated Time per Response: Hawaii longline limited entry permit: Renew via secure email—30 min; renew online—15 min; transfer—1 hour; apply for closed area exemption or permit appeal—2 hr. American Samoa longline limited entry permit: renew or apply for additional permit via secure email—45 min; transfer—1 hour 15 min; permit appeal—2 hours. All other permits: apply via secure email—30 min; apply online—15 min. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 131.5 Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $12,650 Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department 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 Information Collection Request. 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. 2020–20201 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Ocean Exploration Advisory Board; Meeting Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, with a particular emphasis on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered. DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Friday, October 2, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Information about how to participate will be posted to the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, (206) 526–6950. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other matters as the NOAA Administrator requests. OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all facets of ocean exploration—from advanced technology to citizen exploration. In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration—a network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities for ocean exploration. Matters to be Considered: The OEAB will discuss the following topics: (1) NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research program review and other updates; (2) the National Strategy for Mapping, Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic Zone; (3) ocean exploration partnerships; (4) national ocean exploration priorities in the Pacific; and (5) other matters as described in the agenda. The agenda and other meeting materials will be made available on the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov. Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute public comment period on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. EDT (please check the final agenda on the OEAB website to confirm the time). The public may listen to the meeting and provide comments during the public comment period via teleconference. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 Participation information will be on the meeting agenda on the OEAB website. The OEAB expects that public statements at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive written comments by September 28, 2020, to provide sufficient time for OEAB review. Written comments received after September 28, 2020, will be distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accomodations: Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Designated Federal Officer by September 28, 2020. Dated: September 8, 2020. David Holst, Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2020–20117 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NTIA internet Use Survey 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 July 7, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Title: NTIA internet Use Survey. OMB Control Number: 0660–0021. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (Extension of a current information collection). PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 56589 Number of Respondents: 54,000 households. Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes. Burden Hours: 9,000. Needs and Uses: Data from the NTIA internet Use Survey will be used to help inform federal policies related to digital inclusion and other internet-related issues. NTIA will use the data both in relevant publications and to help inform policymakers. Additionally, a public use dataset that protects respondent confidentiality will be created by the Census Bureau and made available by both agencies for use by researchers and other members of the public. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Frequency: Biennial. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 902(b)(2)(M), (P). 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 0660–0021. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–20204 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No. PTO–C–2020–0038] Performance Review Board United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 178 (Monday, September 14, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56588-56589]
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 (NOAA)


Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB); Ocean Exploration 
Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a 
meeting of the Ocean Exploration Advisory Board (OEAB). OEAB members 
will discuss and provide advice on Federal ocean exploration programs, 
with a particular emphasis on

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the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 
2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Friday, October 2, 2020, from 
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: This will be a virtual meeting. Information about how to 
participate will be posted to the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. David McKinnie, Designated Federal 
Officer, Ocean Exploration Advisory Board, National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115, 
(206) 526-6950.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NOAA established the OEAB under the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and legislation that gives the agency 
statutory authority to operate an ocean exploration program and to 
coordinate a national program of ocean exploration. The OEAB advises 
NOAA leadership on strategic planning, exploration priorities, 
competitive ocean exploration grant programs, and other matters as the 
NOAA Administrator requests.
    OEAB members represent government agencies, the private sector, 
academic institutions, and not-for-profit institutions involved in all 
facets of ocean exploration--from advanced technology to citizen 
exploration.
    In addition to advising NOAA leadership, NOAA expects the OEAB to 
help to define and develop a national program of ocean exploration--a 
network of stakeholders and partnerships advancing national priorities 
for ocean exploration.
    Matters to be Considered: The OEAB will discuss the following 
topics: (1) NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research program 
review and other updates; (2) the National Strategy for Mapping, 
Exploring, and Characterizing the United States Exclusive Economic 
Zone; (3) ocean exploration partnerships; (4) national ocean 
exploration priorities in the Pacific; and (5) other matters as 
described in the agenda. The agenda and other meeting materials will be 
made available on the OEAB website at http://oeab.noaa.gov.
    Status: The meeting will be open to the public with a 15-minute 
public comment period on Friday, October 2, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 
3:15 p.m. EDT (please check the final agenda on the OEAB website to 
confirm the time). The public may listen to the meeting and provide 
comments during the public comment period via teleconference. 
Participation information will be on the meeting agenda on the OEAB 
website.
    The OEAB expects that public statements at its meetings will not be 
repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In 
general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be 
limited to three minutes. The Designated Federal Officer must receive 
written comments by September 28, 2020, to provide sufficient time for 
OEAB review. Written comments received after September 28, 2020, will 
be distributed to the OEAB but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting 
date.
    Special Accomodations: Requests for sign language interpretation or 
other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Designated Federal 
Officer by September 28, 2020.

    Dated: September 8, 2020.
David Holst,
Director Chief Financial Officer/CAO, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2020-20117 Filed 9-11-20; 8:45 am]
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