Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms, 56587-56588 [2020-20201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 178 / Monday, September 14, 2020 / Notices The timing and order in which agenda items are addressed may change as required to effectively address the issue, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on the website as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under Section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, provided that the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 9, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20198 Filed 9–11–20; 8:45 am] Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. 10 a.m.—11 a.m. —Call to Order —Adoption of Agenda —Needs for Outreach and Education on Marine Reserves 11 a.m.–11:10 a.m. —Possible Outreach and Education Products DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 12 p.m.–1 p.m. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration —Lunch [RTID 0648–XA470] —Outreach & Education Products on Critical Habitats 1 p.m.–2 p.m. Caribbean Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting 2 p.m.–2:10 p.m. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: The Caribbean Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Outreach and Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) will hold a public virtual meeting to address the items contained in the tentative agenda included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The OEAP public virtual meeting will be held on September 30, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern Day Time. SUMMARY: You may join the OEAP public virtual meeting (via GoToMeeting) from a computer, tablet or smartphone by entering the following address: https:// global.gotomeeting.com/join/ 431849525. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (646) 749– 3112, Access Code: 431–849–525. ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Sep 11, 2020 Jkt 250001 —Break 2:10 p.m.–3 p.m. —How can OEAP members contribute to dissemination of O & E products? —Other Business The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on September 30, 2020, at 10 a.m. EST, and will end on September 30, 2020, at 3 p.m. EST. Other than the start time, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated, at the discretion of the Chair. In addition, the meeting may be completed prior to the date established in this notice. Special Accommodations For any additional information on this public virtual meeting, please contact Diana Martino, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 226–8849. PO 00000 Frm 00016 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: September 9, 2020. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–20207 Filed 9–11–20; 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; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comments. 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 13, 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– 0490 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Region, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725–5175, walter.ikehara@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: —Break 11:10 a.m.–12 p.m. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Get the app now and be ready when the first meeting starts: https:// global.gotomeeting.com/install/ 431849525. In case GoToMeeting fails: Via Google Meets, in case GTM fails: https:// meet.google.com/qjf-rhak-ayy. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Miguel Rolo´n, Executive Director, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 398–3717. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following items included in the tentative agenda will be discussed: 56587 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for an extension, with a minor technical revision, of a E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 178 (Monday, September 14, 2020)]
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[Pages 56587-56588]
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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; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comments.

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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 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0490 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, National Marine 
Fisheries Service, Pacific Islands Region, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, 
Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725-5175, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension, with a minor technical revision, 
of a

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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 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 for-profit 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

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]
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