Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee Meeting, 77175-77176 [2020-26508]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / Notices Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), and the Small Business Administration’s regulations implementing the RFA, Executive Order 12898, and the ‘‘fairness and equitable distribution’’ provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, including NS4 and section 303(b)(6). The purpose of revising the Dealer Landing Transaction Report is to better inform participants in the Gulf IFQ programs and require an additional verification from them when the existing flexibility measure of a 10 percent overage of their allocation would occur. If implemented by NMFS, these administrative revisions would slightly increase the estimated time per response to complete the IFQ Online Account Application. NMFS estimates the time per response would increase from 10 to 13 minutes. However, the estimated time per response for the Dealer Landing Transaction Report is not expected to change. The cost of both the IFQ Online Account Application and the Dealer Landing Transaction Report would remain the same. NMFS proposes no other revisions to the existing information collections for the IFQ and ITQ programs approved in OMB Control No. 0648–0551. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES4 II. Method of Collection Information for the Gulf red snapper, and grouper and tilefish IFQ programs is collected electronically via a webbased system, through satellite-linked vessel monitoring systems, through a 24-hour call line, and with paper form submission for landing corrections, closing an account, and account applications, as well as landing transactions under catastrophic circumstances. The proposed revision would not change the methods currently used to collect information. The share transfer process in the wreckfish ITQ program requires the signatures of witnesses on paper forms. The wreckfish ITQ program remains paper-based until the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and NMFS consider whether to implement an electronic system. NMFS is not proposing to change the wreckfish ITQ program or information collection. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0551. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [revision of a current information collection]. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,064. Estimated Time per Response: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Nov 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Transfer Shares, 3 minutes Share Receipt, 2 minutes Account Update, 2 minutes Trip Ticket Update, 2 minutes Transfer Allocation, 3 minutes Landing Transaction Correction Request, 5 minutes Dealer Cost Recovery Fee Submission through pay.gov, 3 minutes Commercial Reef Fish Landing Location Request, 5 minutes Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 6 minutes (electronic form) Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 5 minutes (paper form used in catastrophic conditions only) IFQ Notification of Landing, 5 minutes Gulf Reef Fish Notification of Landing, 3 minutes IFQ Close Account, 3 minutes IFQ Online Account Application, 13 minutes Wreckfish Quota Share Transfer, 20 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,397. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $651 in recordkeeping and reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory, required to obtain or retain benefits. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments 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 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77175 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. 2020–26491 Filed 11–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee Meeting National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual public meeting of the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC). IMDCC members will discuss federal marine debris activities, with a particular emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be Considered. DATES: The virtual public meeting will be held on December 15, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. Refer to the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee website at https:// marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC for dialin information and the most up-to-date agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ya’el Seid-Green, Executive Secretariat, Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee, Marine Debris Program, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 240–533–0399; Email yael.seid-green@noaa.gov or visit the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee website at https:// marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC. To register for the meeting, contact Ya’el Seid-Green, yael.seid-green@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) is a multi-agency body responsible for coordinating a comprehensive program of marine debris research and activities among federal agencies, in cooperation and coordination with non-governmental organizations, industry, academia, states, tribes, and other nations, as appropriate. Representatives meet to share information, assess and promote best management practices, and coordinate the Federal Government’s efforts to address marine debris. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 77176 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 231 / Tuesday, December 1, 2020 / Notices The Marine Debris Act establishes the IMDCC (33 U.S.C. 1954). The IMDCC submits biennial progress reports to Congress with updates on activities, achievements, strategies, and recommendations. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serves as the Chairperson of the IMDCC. The meeting will be open to public attendance on December 15, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST (check agenda on website to confirm time). There will not be a public comment period. Matters To Be Considered: The open meeting will include presentations on the marine debris monitoring and detection activities of the participating agencies. The agenda topics described are subject to change. The latest version of the agenda will be posted at https:// marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC. Special Accommodations: The meeting is accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ya’el Seid-Green, Executive Secretariat at yael.seid-green@ noaa.gov or 240–533–0399 by December 9, 2020. Scott Lundgren, Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service. [FR Doc. 2020–26508 Filed 11–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–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 Logbook and Activity 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. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES4 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:11 Nov 30, 2020 Jkt 253001 To ensure consideration, comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before February 1, 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– 0213 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, (907–586–7228). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, is requesting renewal of this currently approved information collection that consists of paper logbooks and reports used for management of the groundfish fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) and the Gulf of Alaska (GOA); for management of the Individual Fishing Quota halibut and sablefish fisheries; and for management of the BSAI Crab Rationalization Program crab fisheries. NMFS, Alaska Region, manages the groundfish and crab fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the BSAI and the groundfish fisheries of the GOA under fishery management plans (FMPs) for the respective areas. The North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepared, and NMFS approved, the FMPs under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Regulations implementing the FMPs appear at 50 CFR parts 679 and 680. Regulations for the logbooks and reports in this information collection are at 50 CFR 679.5. The information collected through the paper logbooks and reports promotes the goals and objectives of the fishery management plans, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and other applicable laws. The collection of reliable data is essential to the effective conservation, management, and scientific understanding of the fishery resources. Collecting information from fishery participants is necessary to promote successful management of groundfish, crab, Pacific halibut, and salmon resources. A comprehensive information system that identifies the participants and monitors their fishing activity is necessary to enforce the management PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 measures and prevent overfishing. An information system is also needed to measure the consequences of management controls. This collection supports an effective monitoring and enforcement system with information that includes identification of the participating vessels, operators, dealers, and processors; location of the fishing activity; timeframes when fishing and processing is occurring; and shipment and transfer of fishing products. All vessels of the United States harvesting EEZ fish and shoreside processors, stationary floating processors (SFPs), and motherships receiving EEZ-caught fish are required to hold a Federal permit and thus comply with reporting requirements per CFR 679.5. The data collected are used for making in-season and inter-season management decisions that affect the groundfish resources and the fishing industry that uses them. This information collection contains four components: Paper logbooks, vessel activity reports, check-in/check-out reports, and product transfer reports. • Daily logbooks provide data about the location and timing of fishing effort, as well as discard information of prohibited species. NOAA Office for Law Enforcement (OLE) and the United States Coast Guard (USCG) use logbook information during vessel boardings and site visits to ensure conservation of groundfish, compliance with regulations, and reporting accuracy by the fishing industry. The logbooks are also an important source of information for NMFS to determine where and when fishing activity occurs and the number of sets and hauls. • A vessel activity report provides information about fish or fish product on board a vessel when it crosses the boundary of the EEZ off Alaska or crosses the U.S.—Canada international boundary between Alaska and British Columbia. NOAA OLE and USCG boarding officers use this information to audit and separate product inventory when boarding a vessel. Without the requirement to submit this prior to crossing, vessel operators may be more inclined to illegally fish in Federal waters and claim retained product was harvested from foreign or international waters. • Check-in/check-out reports provide information on participation by processors and motherships in the groundfish fisheries. The check-in/ check-out information is used by NMFS in-season managers to monitor the fishing capacity and effort in fishery allocations and quotas. Additionally, NOAA OLE agents use this information to track commercial business activity E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee Meeting

AGENCY: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a virtual public meeting of the 
Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC). IMDCC members 
will discuss federal marine debris activities, with a particular 
emphasis on the topics identified in the section on Matters to Be 
Considered.

DATES: The virtual public meeting will be held on December 15, 2020 
from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually. Refer to the Interagency 
Marine Debris Coordinating Committee website at https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC for dial-in information and the most up-to-
date agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ya'el Seid-Green, Executive 
Secretariat, Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee, Marine 
Debris Program, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910; Phone 
240-533-0399; Email [email protected] or visit the Interagency 
Marine Debris Coordinating Committee website at https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC. To register for the meeting, contact Ya'el 
Seid-Green, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating 
Committee (IMDCC) is a multi-agency body responsible for coordinating a 
comprehensive program of marine debris research and activities among 
federal agencies, in cooperation and coordination with non-governmental 
organizations, industry, academia, states, tribes, and other nations, 
as appropriate. Representatives meet to share information, assess and 
promote best management practices, and coordinate the Federal 
Government's efforts to address marine debris.

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    The Marine Debris Act establishes the IMDCC (33 U.S.C. 1954). The 
IMDCC submits biennial progress reports to Congress with updates on 
activities, achievements, strategies, and recommendations. The National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serves as the Chairperson of the 
IMDCC.
    The meeting will be open to public attendance on December 15, 2020 
from 10:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST (check agenda on website to confirm 
time). There will not be a public comment period.
    Matters To Be Considered: The open meeting will include 
presentations on the marine debris monitoring and detection activities 
of the participating agencies. The agenda topics described are subject 
to change. The latest version of the agenda will be posted at https://marinedebris.noaa.gov/IMDCC.
    Special Accommodations: The meeting is accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to Ya'el Seid-Green, Executive 
Secretariat at [email protected] or 240-533-0399 by December 9, 
2020.

Scott Lundgren,
Director, Office of Response and Restoration, National Ocean Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-26508 Filed 11-30-20; 8:45 am]
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