Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Southeast Region IFQ Programs, 10936-10937 [2021-03627]

Download as PDF 10936 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices requirements are detailed at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2). Interim, annual, and nocatch/fishing reports must also be submitted to the Atlantic HMS Management Division within NMFS. The authority for NMFS requiring this information is found at 50 CFR 635.32. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations (vessel owners or aquariums); Not-for-profit institutions (academic researchers); State, Local, or Tribal governments (state agency researchers); Federal government (federal agency researchers). Frequency: Permit applications, scientific research plans, and annual reports are submitted annually; interim and no catch reports are submitted monthly; departure notifications are submitted for each trip; permit amendment applications are submitted as needed. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view 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 0648–0471. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–03629 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA892] Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Notice of SEDAR 68 Assessment Webinar III for Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp grouper. ACTION: The SEDAR 68 assessment process of Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic scamp will consist of a series of data and assessment webinars, and a Review Workshop. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 68 Assessment Webinar III will be held March 22, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Eastern Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) to request an invitation providing webinar access information. Please request webinar invitations at least 24 hours in advance of each webinar. SEDAR address: 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201, North Charleston, SC 29405. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie A. Neer, SEDAR Coordinator; (843) 571– 4366, email: Julie.neer@safmc.net. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils, in conjunction with NOAA Fisheries and the Atlantic and Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commissions have implemented the Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR) process, a multi-step method for determining the status of fish stocks in the Southeast Region. SEDAR is a multistep process including: (1) Data Workshop, (2) a series of assessment webinars, and (3) A Review Workshop. The product of the Data Workshop is a report that compiles and evaluates potential datasets and recommends which datasets are appropriate for assessment analyses. The assessment webinars produce a report that describes the fisheries, evaluates the status of the stock, estimates biological benchmarks, projects future population conditions, and recommends research and monitoring needs. The product of the Review Workshop is an Assessment Summary documenting panel opinions regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the stock assessment and input data. Participants for SEDAR Workshops are appointed by the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and Caribbean Fishery Management Councils and NOAA Fisheries Southeast Regional Office, HMS Management Division, and Southeast Fisheries Science Center. Participants include data collectors and database managers; stock assessment scientists, biologists, and researchers; SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 constituency representatives including fishermen, environmentalists, and NGO’s; International experts; and staff of Councils, Commissions, and state and federal agencies. The items of discussion during the Assessment Webinar are as follows: 1. Using datasets and initial assessment analysis recommended from the data webinars, panelists will employ assessment models to evaluate stock status, estimate population benchmarks and management criteria, and project future conditions. 2. Participants will recommend the most appropriate methods and configurations for determining stock status and estimating population parameters. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to the Council office (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 business days prior to each workshop. Note: The times and sequence specified in this agenda are subject to change. (Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.) Dated: February 18, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–03640 Filed 2–22–21; 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 for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Southeast Region IFQ Programs 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 E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 34 / Tuesday, February 23, 2021 / Notices 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 December 1, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. Title: Southeast Region IFQ Programs. OMB Control Number: 0648–0551. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission—extension and revision of a current information collection. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,164. Estimated Time per Response: • Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 6 minutes (electronic form) • Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 5 minutes (paper form used in catastrophic conditions only) • Dealer Cost Recovery Fee Submission through pay.gov, 3 minutes • IFQ Notification of Landing, 5 minutes • Transfer Shares, 3 minutes • Share Receipt, 2 minutes • Transfer Allocation, 3 minutes • IFQ Online Account Application, 13 minutes • Wreckfish Quota Share Transfer, 20 minutes • Landing Transaction Correction Request, 5 minutes • Commercial Reef Fish Landing Location Request, 5 minutes • Account Update, 2 minutes • Trip Ticket Update, 2 minutes • Gulf Reef Fish Notification of Landing, 3 minutes • IFQ Close Account, 3 minutes Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,109. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service’s Southeast Regional Office manages three commercial individual fishing quota (IFQ) and individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs in the U.S. southeast region under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The IFQ programs for red snapper, and groupers and tilefishes occur in Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), and the ITQ program for wreckfish occurs in Federal waters of the South Atlantic. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Feb 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 The NMFS Southeast Regional Office proposes to extend and revise parts of the information collection currently approved under OMB Control Number 0648–0551. This collection of information tracks the transfer and use of IFQ and ITQ shares, and IFQ allocation and landings by commercial fishermen necessary for NMFS to operate, administer, and review management of the IFQ and ITQ programs. Regulations for the IFQ and ITQ programs are located at 50 CFR part 622. For the Gulf IFQ programs, the revisions would collect additional business and demographic information on the IFQ Online Account Application, as well as add a requirement to input the vessel signature personal identification number (PIN) a second time on the Dealer Landing Transaction Report if a criterion is met. NMFS would revise the IFQ Online Account Application to obtain ownership percentage data for any business that participates in the Gulf IFQ programs, as well as the type of business, and confirmation of whether the business is small or large, as defined by Small Business Administration standards. NMFS would revise the Dealer Landing Transaction Report to add a requirement for a shareholder to input the vessel signature PIN a second time if the landing transaction would result in a 10 percent overage of their catch allocation during that fishing year. NMFS proposes to add a feature to the Dealer Landing Transaction Report that would notify the shareholder that a 10 percent overage would occur and in which categories, and require the vessel signature PIN to accept the overage. Although the 10 percent overage is utilized infrequently, this would provide the shareholder the opportunity to transfer allocation and avoid using the 10 percent overage. The purpose of revising the IFQ Online Account Application is to better comply with National Standard 4 (NS4) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the 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. PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10937 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, NMFS does not expect the estimated time per response for the Dealer Landing Transaction Report 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. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually, quarterly, and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory, required to obtain or retain benefits. Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. 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 0648–0551. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–03627 Filed 2–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Ocean Exploration Advisory Board 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23FEN1.SGM 23FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 34 (Tuesday, February 23, 2021)]
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[Pages 10936-10937]
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 for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Southeast Region IFQ Programs

    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

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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 
December 1, 2020, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows 
for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.
    Title: Southeast Region IFQ Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0551.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission--extension and revision of a 
current information collection.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,164.
    Estimated Time per Response:

 Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 6 minutes (electronic form)
 Dealer Landing Transaction Report, 5 minutes (paper form used 
in catastrophic conditions only)
 Dealer Cost Recovery Fee Submission through pay.gov, 3 minutes
 IFQ Notification of Landing, 5 minutes
 Transfer Shares, 3 minutes
 Share Receipt, 2 minutes
 Transfer Allocation, 3 minutes
 IFQ Online Account Application, 13 minutes
 Wreckfish Quota Share Transfer, 20 minutes
 Landing Transaction Correction Request, 5 minutes
 Commercial Reef Fish Landing Location Request, 5 minutes
 Account Update, 2 minutes
 Trip Ticket Update, 2 minutes
 Gulf Reef Fish Notification of Landing, 3 minutes
 IFQ Close Account, 3 minutes

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,109.
    Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service's Southeast 
Regional Office manages three commercial individual fishing quota (IFQ) 
and individual transferable quota (ITQ) programs in the U.S. southeast 
region under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). The IFQ programs for red 
snapper, and groupers and tilefishes occur in Federal waters of the 
Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), and the ITQ program for wreckfish occurs in 
Federal waters of the South Atlantic.
    The NMFS Southeast Regional Office proposes to extend and revise 
parts of the information collection currently approved under OMB 
Control Number 0648-0551. This collection of information tracks the 
transfer and use of IFQ and ITQ shares, and IFQ allocation and landings 
by commercial fishermen necessary for NMFS to operate, administer, and 
review management of the IFQ and ITQ programs. Regulations for the IFQ 
and ITQ programs are located at 50 CFR part 622.
    For the Gulf IFQ programs, the revisions would collect additional 
business and demographic information on the IFQ Online Account 
Application, as well as add a requirement to input the vessel signature 
personal identification number (PIN) a second time on the Dealer 
Landing Transaction Report if a criterion is met.
    NMFS would revise the IFQ Online Account Application to obtain 
ownership percentage data for any business that participates in the 
Gulf IFQ programs, as well as the type of business, and confirmation of 
whether the business is small or large, as defined by Small Business 
Administration standards.
    NMFS would revise the Dealer Landing Transaction Report to add a 
requirement for a shareholder to input the vessel signature PIN a 
second time if the landing transaction would result in a 10 percent 
overage of their catch allocation during that fishing year. NMFS 
proposes to add a feature to the Dealer Landing Transaction Report that 
would notify the shareholder that a 10 percent overage would occur and 
in which categories, and require the vessel signature PIN to accept the 
overage. Although the 10 percent overage is utilized infrequently, this 
would provide the shareholder the opportunity to transfer allocation 
and avoid using the 10 percent overage.
    The purpose of revising the IFQ Online Account Application is to 
better comply with National Standard 4 (NS4) of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Act, the 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, NMFS does not expect the 
estimated time per response for the Dealer Landing Transaction Report 
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.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually, quarterly, and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory, required to obtain or retain 
benefits.
    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
    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 0648-0551.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-03627 Filed 2-22-21; 8:45 am]
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