Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program, 19875 [2021-07743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 71 / Thursday, April 15, 2021 / Notices VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–07728 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program 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 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 22, 2020 (85 FR 83517) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and Catch Accounting Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0619. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 153 Average Hours per Response: For 5 existing observer providers: 2 hours for preparation and submission of the annual observer provider permit renewal application. For 1 new observer provider: 10 hours for observer provider permit application preparation and submission. For 1 observer provider: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an appeal if an observer provider permit is denied. For 45 catch monitors: 1 hour for submission of qualifications to work as a catch monitor. For 5 catch monitors: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an appeal if a catch monitor permit is denied. For 16 vessels in the Mothership or Catcher/Processor fleet, 30 minutes or less for satisfying VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Apr 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 requirements for use of at-sea scales, including daily testing reports (30 minutes), daily catch and cumulative weight reports (10 minutes), audit trail (1 minute), calibration log (2 minutes), and fault log (3 minutes). Total Annual Burden Hours: 447 hours. Needs and Uses: As part of its fishery management responsibilities, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information to determine the amount and type of catch taken by fishing vessels. This collection supports monitoring requirements including scale test requirements for first receivers in the Pacific Coast groundfish fishery’s shorebased individual fishery quota (IFQ) program; and mothership and catcher/processors in the at-sea whiting fisheries. The collection also supports permits for businesses that provide certified observer and certified catch monitor services. The respondents are principally shorebased first receivers, catch monitor and observer service providers, mothership processors, and catcher/processors, which are companies/partnerships. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Reporting on occasion, daily, weekly, or annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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 0648–0619. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07743 Filed 4–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19875 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; West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery 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 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 January 11, 2021, (86 FR 1947), during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: West Coast Region Vessel Monitoring System Requirement in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery. OMB Control Number: 0648–0573. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Four hours to install and activate a VMS unit; one hour to maintain a VMS unit, five minutes to complete and fax a check-in report or to complete an exemption report; four minutes for a declaration report. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,021. Needs and Uses: This is a request for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) implemented a Vessel Monitoring Program in 2004, consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). Under this program described at 50 CFR 660.13 and 660.14, all commercial fishing vessels fishing in the exclusive economic zone off the West Coast that take and retain groundfish in federal waters, or transit through federal waters E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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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; West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and 
Catch Accounting Program

    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 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 22, 2020 (85 FR 83517) during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.
    Title: West Coast Region Groundfish Trawl Fishery Monitoring and 
Catch Accounting Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0619.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 153
    Average Hours per Response: For 5 existing observer providers: 2 
hours for preparation and submission of the annual observer provider 
permit renewal application. For 1 new observer provider: 10 hours for 
observer provider permit application preparation and submission. For 1 
observer provider: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an 
appeal if an observer provider permit is denied. For 45 catch monitors: 
1 hour for submission of qualifications to work as a catch monitor. For 
5 catch monitors: 4 hours for a written response and submission of an 
appeal if a catch monitor permit is denied. For 16 vessels in the 
Mothership or Catcher/Processor fleet, 30 minutes or less for 
satisfying requirements for use of at-sea scales, including daily 
testing reports (30 minutes), daily catch and cumulative weight reports 
(10 minutes), audit trail (1 minute), calibration log (2 minutes), and 
fault log (3 minutes).
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 447 hours.
    Needs and Uses: As part of its fishery management responsibilities, 
the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) collects information to 
determine the amount and type of catch taken by fishing vessels. This 
collection supports monitoring requirements including scale test 
requirements for first receivers in the Pacific Coast groundfish 
fishery's shorebased individual fishery quota (IFQ) program; and 
mothership and catcher/processors in the at-sea whiting fisheries. The 
collection also supports permits for businesses that provide certified 
observer and certified catch monitor services. The respondents are 
principally shorebased first receivers, catch monitor and observer 
service providers, mothership processors, and catcher/processors, which 
are companies/partnerships.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Reporting on occasion, daily, weekly, or annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.
    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 0648-0619.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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