Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms, 76536-76537 [2020-26371]

Download as PDF 76536 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices Thursday, December 17, 2020, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. HST 7. Panel presentation on the review results and recommendations 8. Questions to reviewers 9. Adjourn Agenda Monday, December 14, 2020 and Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Special Accommodations This virtual meeting will be accessible to people with disabilities. Please direct request for accommodations to the Council Office (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: November 24, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26317 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P The agenda will include (a) draft Climate Change Taskforce workplan; (b) planning for future meetings and activities; and (c) other business. The agenda is subject to change, and the latest version will be posted at https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1804 prior to the meeting, along with meeting materials. Connection Information You can attend the meeting online using a computer, tablet, or smart phone; or by phone only. Connection information will be posted online at: https://meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/ Details/1804. Public Comment Public comment letters will be accepted and should be submitted electronically to https:// meetings.npfmc.org/Meeting/Details/ 1804. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. [RTID 0648–XA684] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Bering Sea Fishery Ecosystem Plan Climate Change Taskforce will meet December 14, 2020 and December 16, 2020, via webconference. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020, and Wednesday, December 16, 2020, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Alaska Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be a webconference. Join online through the link at https://meetings.npfmc.org/ Meeting/Details/1804. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 1007 W 3rd Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501–2252; telephone: (907) 271–2809. Instructions for attending the meeting are given under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, below. TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: Dr. Diana Stram, Council staff; phone: (907) 271–2809 and email: diana.stram@ noaa.gov. For technical support please contact our administrative staff; email: npfmc.admin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 Dated: November 24, 2020. Diane M. DeJames-Daly, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26318 Filed 11–27–20; 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; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before January 29, 2021. 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– 0206 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 586–7228. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Alaska Region, is requesting extension of a currently approved information collection for the applications for the Federal Fisheries Permit, the Federal Processor Permit, and the Exempted Fishing Permit. NMFS requires a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP) or Federal Processor Permit (FPP) for participation in the groundfish fisheries of the exclusive economic zone off Alaska. NMFS issues an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to allow groundfish fishing activities that would otherwise be prohibited under regulations for groundfish fishing. EFPs are issued to support projects that could benefit the groundfish fisheries and the environment and result in gathering information not otherwise available through research or commercial fishing operations. Regulations governing these permits are at 50 CFR 600.745, 679.4, and 679.6. Operators of vessels and managers of processors must have a permit on board or on site when fishing, receiving, buying, or processing groundfish and non-groundfish species. The permit information provides harvest gear types; descriptions of vessels, shoreside processors, and stationary floating processors; and expected fishery activity levels. The information requested on the permit applications is used for fisheries management and regulatory compliance by NMFS Sustainable Fisheries Division, NMFS Restricted Access Management Program, NMFS Observer Program, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council. Section 303(b)(1) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act specifically recognizes the need for permit issuance. Requiring E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 230 / Monday, November 30, 2020 / Notices a permit for marine resource users is one of the regulatory steps taken to carry out conservation and management objectives. Permit issuance is essential in fishery resources management for identification of the participants and expected activity levels and for regulatory compliance. II. Method of Collection The FFP and FPP application forms are available as fillable pdfs on the NMFS Alaska Region website and may be downloaded, completed, and printed prior to submission by mail, delivery, or fax. An FPP may be renewed online through eFISH on the NMFS Alaska Region website. There is no form to apply for an EFP. Applicants submit the required information by mail, delivery, email, or fax. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0648–0206. 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: 531. Estimated Time per Response: FFP application, 21 minutes; FPP application, 25 minutes; EFP application, 100 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 590 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $440. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. IV. Request for Comments TKELLEY on DSKBCP9HB2PROD with NOTICES to OMB to approve this ICR. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:03 Nov 27, 2020 Jkt 253001 [FR Doc. 2020–26371 Filed 11–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; International Design Applications (Hague Agreement) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 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. The USPTO invites comment on this information collection renewal, which helps the USPTO assess the impact of its information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. Public comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. Title: International Design Applications (Hague Agreement). OMB Control Number: 0651–0075. Form Number(s): WIPO DM = WIPO Dessins et Modeles (design representations); PTOL = Patent Trademark Office Legal • PTO–1595: (Assignment Cover Sheet) • PTOL–85 Part B (Hague): (Issue Fee to USPTO for an International Design Application) • WIPO DM/1 (Application for International Registration—entitled Hague Agreement Concerning The PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76537 International Registration of Industrial Design) • WIPO DM/1/I Annex: (Declaration on Inventorship for Purposes of Designation of the United States) • WIPO DM/1/I Annex: (Substitute Statement in Lieu of a Declaration of Inventorship for the Purpose of Designating the United States) • WIPO DM/1/III Annex: (Information On Eligibility For Protection) • WIPO DM/1/IV Annex: (Reduction of United States Individual Designation Fee) • WIPO DM/1/V Annex: (Supporting Document(s) Concerning Priority Claim To The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)) Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Number of Respondents: 1,406 respondents per year. Average Hour per Response: The USPTO estimates that it will take the public between 15 minutes (0.25 hours) and 6 hours to complete a response, depending upon the complexity of the situation. This includes the time to gather the necessary information, prepare the appropriate documents, and submit the completed response to the USPTO. Estimated Total Annual Respondent Burden Hours: 2,301 hours. Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $3,389,280. Needs and Uses: The Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012 (PLTIA) amends the patent laws to implement the provisions of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement Concerning International Registration of Industrial Designs (hereinafter ‘‘Hague Agreement’’) in title 1, and the Patent Law Treaty (PLT) in title 2. The Hague Agreement is an international agreement that enables an applicant to file a single international design application which may have the effect of an application for protection for the design(s) in countries and/or intergovernmental organizations that are Parties to the Hague Agreement (the ‘‘Contracting Parties’’) designated in the applications. The United States is a Contracting Party to the Hague Agreement, which took effect with respect to the United States on May 13, 2015. The Hague Agreeement is administered by the International Bureau (IB) of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) located in Geneva, Switzerland. This information collection covers information filed by U.S. applicants for the prosecution of international design applications ‘‘indirectly’’ through the United States Patent and Trademark E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 230 (Monday, November 30, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76536-76537]
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; Alaska Region Permit Family of Forms

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 January 29, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0206 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 586-7228.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS), Alaska Region, is 
requesting extension of a currently approved information collection for 
the applications for the Federal Fisheries Permit, the Federal 
Processor Permit, and the Exempted Fishing Permit.
    NMFS requires a Federal Fisheries Permit (FFP) or Federal Processor 
Permit (FPP) for participation in the groundfish fisheries of the 
exclusive economic zone off Alaska. NMFS issues an Exempted Fishing 
Permit (EFP) to allow groundfish fishing activities that would 
otherwise be prohibited under regulations for groundfish fishing. EFPs 
are issued to support projects that could benefit the groundfish 
fisheries and the environment and result in gathering information not 
otherwise available through research or commercial fishing operations. 
Regulations governing these permits are at 50 CFR 600.745, 679.4, and 
679.6.
    Operators of vessels and managers of processors must have a permit 
on board or on site when fishing, receiving, buying, or processing 
groundfish and non-groundfish species. The permit information provides 
harvest gear types; descriptions of vessels, shoreside processors, and 
stationary floating processors; and expected fishery activity levels. 
The information requested on the permit applications is used for 
fisheries management and regulatory compliance by NMFS Sustainable 
Fisheries Division, NMFS Restricted Access Management Program, NMFS 
Observer Program, NOAA Office of Law Enforcement, the U.S. Coast Guard, 
and the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council.
    Section 303(b)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act specifically recognizes the need for permit issuance. 
Requiring

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a permit for marine resource users is one of the regulatory steps taken 
to carry out conservation and management objectives. Permit issuance is 
essential in fishery resources management for identification of the 
participants and expected activity levels and for regulatory 
compliance.

II. Method of Collection

    The FFP and FPP application forms are available as fillable pdfs on 
the NMFS Alaska Region website and may be downloaded, completed, and 
printed prior to submission by mail, delivery, or fax. An FPP may be 
renewed online through eFISH on the NMFS Alaska Region website. There 
is no form to apply for an EFP. Applicants submit the required 
information by mail, delivery, email, or fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0206.
    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: 531.
    Estimated Time per Response: FFP application, 21 minutes; FPP 
application, 25 minutes; EFP application, 100 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 590 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $440.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.

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 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. 2020-26371 Filed 11-27-20; 8:45 am]
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