Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Implementation of Vessel Speed Restrictions To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales, 15202-15203 [2021-05850]

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[FR Doc. 2021–05716 Filed 3–19–21; 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 (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Implementation of Vessel Speed Restrictions To Reduce the Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 State Zip 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 May 21, 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– 0580 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 Jean Higgins, Protected Species Conservation Branch Chief, Greater Atlantic Regional Office, 55 Greater Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978–281–9345, jean.higgins@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a revision to a currently approved information collection. On October 10, 2008, NMFS published a final rule (0648–AS36) implementing seasonal speed restrictions along the east coast of the U.S. to reduce the incidence and E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 53 / Monday, March 22, 2021 / Notices severity of vessel collisions with North Atlantic right whales (73 FR 60173). The final rule contained a mandatory collection-of-information requirement subject to the Paperwork Reduction act (PRA), which collects information about safety deviations from the rule in alignment with 50 CFR 224.105(c). The restrictions are in effect seasonally in discrete areas along the U.S. eastern seaboard. NMFS provided a safety exception to the restrictions due to poor weather or sea conditions. Ships’ captains are required to make an entry into the vessel’s Official Logbook when an exception is necessary. This revision to the current information collection includes a voluntary survey effort of vessel operators to evaluate their ability and willingness to: (1) Comply with North Atlantic right whale mandatory speed restrictions, and (2) cooperate with voluntary speed reduction efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales, which are promoted through NMFS outreach efforts. We will collect information from two types of vessels (pleasure yachts and large ocean going vessels) in two different areas of the North Atlantic right whales’ range using voluntary online surveys and small focus groups. The surveys will collect information about vessel operators’ time spent on the water, experience and knowledge about large whales, knowledge of North Atlantic vessel strike reduction efforts, opinions about these whales and conservation efforts, and their preferred means of receiving information. Results from this information collection will be used to develop effective outreach to these vessel communities, with the long-term goal of improving the communities’ compliance with mandatory measures and cooperation with voluntary measures that support North Atlantic right whale vessel strike reduction conservation efforts. II. Method of Collection jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES New survey information will be collected in two ways. Surveys will be administered electronically. Focus group information will be collected either in person or virtually during 2.5hour face-to-face or virtual meetings. The information collection requires an entry into the vessel’s hard copy logbook. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0580. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [revision of a current information collection]. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:46 Mar 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,342. Estimated Time per Response: One hour for electronic surveys, 2.5 hours for focus groups, 5 minutes for logbook entries. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 273. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. Respondent’s Obligation: Logbook entry—Mandatory. Survey—Voluntary. Legal Authority: US Code: 16 U.S.C. 1531–1543. Name of Law: Endangered Species 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. 2021–05850 Filed 3–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15203 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XA922] Endangered and Threatened Species; Initiation of a 5-Year Review for the Beringia and Okhotsk Distinct Population Segments of the Bearded Seal; Extension of Information Request Period National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; extension of information request period. AGENCY: NMFS hereby extends the information request period on the notice of initiation of a 5-year review of the Beringia and Okhotsk distinct population segments (DPSs) of the Pacific bearded seal subspecies Erignathus barbatus nauticus under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). DATES: Information must be received by May 25, 2021. However, we will continue to accept new information about any listed species at any time. ADDRESSES: Submit your information, identified by docket number NOAA– NMFS–2020–0030, by either of the following methods: • Electronic Submission: Submit all electronic information via the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to www.regulations.gov and enter NOAA– NMFS–2020–0030 in the Search box. Click on the ‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your submission of information. • Mail: Submit written information to Jon Kurland, Assistant Regional Administrator for Protected Resources, Alaska Region NMFS, Attn: Records Office. Mail comments to P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668. Instructions: NMFS may not consider submissions of information if they are sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the comment period ends. All submissions of information received are a part of the public record and NMFS will post the submissions for public viewing on www.regulations.gov without change. All personal identifying information (e.g., name, address, etc.), confidential business information, or otherwise sensitive information submitted voluntarily by the sender is publicly accessible. NMFS will accept anonymous submissions of information (enter ‘‘N/A’’ in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 53 (Monday, March 22, 2021)]
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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; Implementation of Vessel Speed Restrictions To Reduce the 
Threat of Ship Collisions With North Atlantic Right Whales

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 May 21, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0580 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 Jean Higgins, Protected Species Conservation Branch Chief, Greater 
Atlantic Regional Office, 55 Greater Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 
01930, 978-281-9345, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision to a currently approved information 
collection.
    On October 10, 2008, NMFS published a final rule (0648-AS36) 
implementing seasonal speed restrictions along the east coast of the 
U.S. to reduce the incidence and

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severity of vessel collisions with North Atlantic right whales (73 FR 
60173). The final rule contained a mandatory collection-of-information 
requirement subject to the Paperwork Reduction act (PRA), which 
collects information about safety deviations from the rule in alignment 
with 50 CFR 224.105(c). The restrictions are in effect seasonally in 
discrete areas along the U.S. eastern seaboard. NMFS provided a safety 
exception to the restrictions due to poor weather or sea conditions. 
Ships' captains are required to make an entry into the vessel's 
Official Logbook when an exception is necessary.
    This revision to the current information collection includes a 
voluntary survey effort of vessel operators to evaluate their ability 
and willingness to: (1) Comply with North Atlantic right whale 
mandatory speed restrictions, and (2) cooperate with voluntary speed 
reduction efforts to protect North Atlantic right whales, which are 
promoted through NMFS outreach efforts. We will collect information 
from two types of vessels (pleasure yachts and large ocean going 
vessels) in two different areas of the North Atlantic right whales' 
range using voluntary online surveys and small focus groups. The 
surveys will collect information about vessel operators' time spent on 
the water, experience and knowledge about large whales, knowledge of 
North Atlantic vessel strike reduction efforts, opinions about these 
whales and conservation efforts, and their preferred means of receiving 
information. Results from this information collection will be used to 
develop effective outreach to these vessel communities, with the long-
term goal of improving the communities' compliance with mandatory 
measures and cooperation with voluntary measures that support North 
Atlantic right whale vessel strike reduction conservation efforts.

II. Method of Collection

    New survey information will be collected in two ways. Surveys will 
be administered electronically. Focus group information will be 
collected either in person or virtually during 2.5-hour face-to-face or 
virtual meetings.
    The information collection requires an entry into the vessel's hard 
copy logbook.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0580.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission [revision of a current 
information collection].
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,342.
    Estimated Time per Response: One hour for electronic surveys, 2.5 
hours for focus groups, 5 minutes for logbook entries.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 273.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Logbook entry--Mandatory. Survey--
Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: US Code: 16 U.S.C. 1531-1543. Name of Law: 
Endangered Species 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.
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