Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Socioeconomics of Coral Reef Conservation, 20120-20121 [2021-07821]

Download as PDF 20120 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Notices Tuesday, May 4, 2021; 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE The Committees will review and hold discussions on Tier 1 of the Council’s Acceptable Biological Catch (ABC) Control Rule, including the Scope of Work, presentations, and background materials. Wednesday, May 5, 2021; 9 a.m.–5 p.m., EDT The Committees will review National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Policy Document: Determination of Best Scientific Information Available (BSIA) in the Southeast Region. A presentation on Gulf Gray Triggerfish Age Validation Challenges and Recommendations will be given, followed by the Committees receiving public comment, and then discussion of Other Business items. —Meeting Adjourns The meeting will be broadcast via webinar. You may register for the webinar by visiting www.gulfcouncil.org and clicking on the SSC meeting on the calendar. The Agenda is subject to change, and the latest version along with other meeting materials will be posted on www.gulfcouncil.org as they become available. Although other non-emergency issues not on the agenda may come before the Scientific and Statistical Committees for discussion, in accordance with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Actions of the Scientific and Statistical Committee will be restricted to those issues specifically identified in the agenda 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 Council’s intent to take-action to address the emergency. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Dated: April 13, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07873 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Socioeconomics of Coral Reef Conservation 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 25, 2021 (86 FR 6876) 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: Socioeconomics of Coral Reef Conservation. OMB Control Number: 0648–0646. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 9,840. Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes (0.33 hours). Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,280 hours. Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection under OMB Control Number 0648–0646. The information collection is part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), which was established by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP) under the authority of the Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. The CRCP was created to safeguard and ensure the welfare of the coral reef ecosystems along the coastlines of America’s states and territories. In accordance with its mission goals, NOAA developed a survey to track relevant information regarding each jurisdiction’s population, social and economic structure, the benefits of coral reefs and related habitats, the impacts of society on coral PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reefs, and the impacts of coral management on communities. The survey is repeated in each jurisdiction every five to seven years in order to provide longitudinal data and information for managers to effectively conserve coral reefs for current and future generations. The purpose of this information collection is to obtain human dimensions information from residents in the seven United States (U.S.) jurisdictions containing coral reefs: Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), Puerto Rico, Hawai’i, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Specifically, NOAA is seeking information on the behaviors and activities related to coral reefs, as well as information on perceptions of coral reef conditions and attitudes toward specific reef conservation activities. Each survey has a core set of questions that are the same for all jurisdictions to allow for information to be tracked over time. To account for geographical, cultural and linguistic differences between jurisdictions, the survey questions include items that are specific to the local context and developed based on jurisdictional partner feedback. We intend to use the information collected through this instrument for research purposes, as well as for measuring and improving the results of our reef protection programs. Because many of our efforts to protect reefs rely on education and changing attitudes toward reef protection, the information collected will allow CRCP to ensure that programs are designed appropriately at the start, future program evaluation efforts are as successful as possible, and outreach efforts are targeting the intended recipients with useful information. Pursuant to a request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), this collection of information is being revised to restructure these surveys as a hybrid-generic collection. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Every 5–7 years. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000. 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 E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 72 / Friday, April 16, 2021 / Notices 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 0648–0646. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–07821 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB009] Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS, has made a preliminary determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit renewal application from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act require publication of this notice to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 3, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NMFS.GAR.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on AOLA Larval Lobster EFP.’’ If you cannot submit a comment through this method, please contact Allison Murphy at (978) 281–9122, or email at allison.murphy@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Murphy, Fishery Policy Analyst, 978–281–9122, allison.murphy@ noaa.gov. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:57 Apr 15, 2021 Jkt 253001 The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (MA DMF) submitted a complete application on March 17, 2021 for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to conduct a lobster abundance survey that Federal regulations would otherwise restrict. The purpose of this study is to provide fishery-independent data on lobster growth and abundance in Massachusetts state waters of statistical areas 514 and 538. This EFP would authorize up to seven vessels to conduct larval sampling in Lobster Conservation Management Area 1 and 2. A map of this area is available at: https:// www.fisheries.noaa.gov/resource/map/ lobster-management-areas. For this project, MA DMF is requesting exemptions from the following Federal lobster regulations: 1. Gear specification requirements to allow for the use of traps without escape vents (50 CFR 697.21(c)(1) for Lobster Management Area 1 and § 697.21(c)(2) for Area 2); 2. Trap limit requirements to allow for trap limits to be exceeded (§ 697.19(a) for Area 1 and § 697.19(b) for Area 2); 3. Trap tag requirements to allow for alternatively-tagged traps (§ 697.19(i)); 4. Minimum and maximum carapace length requirements to allow sub-legal and over-sized lobsters to be landed for research purposes (§§ 697.20(a)(2) and 697.20(b)(2) for Area 1, and §§ 697.20(a)(3) and 697.20(b)(3) for Area 2); 5. V-notch possession requirement to allow landing of females for research purposes (§ 697.20(g)(1) for Area 1 and § 697.20(g)(3) for Area 2); and 6. Berried female possession requirement to allow landing of eggbearing female lobsters for research purposes (§ 697.20(d)(1)and(3)). This survey has occurred annually since 2006 in Massachusetts state waters. The EFP would authorize up to seven participating vessels to deploy three standard and three ventless traps per six-pot trawl. Stations would be sampled twice per month from June through October 2020. Sampling trips would occur after a soak time of approximately 3 days and at least one MA DMF scientist would be on board for the sampling trips. MA DMF personnel would not be on board when traps are baited and deployed. All gear would be Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan compliant. Survey traps will be separate from each vessel’s commercial lobster traps and would be tagged as, ‘‘MADMF Research Traps.’’ All catch during sampling trips would be retained temporarily to collect biological data. MA DMF staff may collect lobster and/or Jonah crab, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20121 including undersized, oversized, v-notched, and egg-bearing lobsters. Collected samples would be used for research projects on growth and maturity. No catch from the experimental trips would be landed for sale. If approved, MA DMF may request minor modifications and extensions to the EFP throughout the study. EFP modifications and extensions may be granted without further notice if they are deemed essential to facilitate completion of the proposed research and have minimal impacts that do not change the scope or impact of the initially approved EFP request. Any fishing activity conducted outside the scope of the exempted fishing activity would be prohibited. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: April 13, 2021. Kelly Denit, Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07901 Filed 4–15–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Recording Assignments United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, invites comments on the extension and revision of an existing information collection: 0651–0027 (Recording Assignments). The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the information collection to OMB. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments regarding this information collection must be received on or before June 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments by any of the following methods. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information: • Email: InformationCollection@ uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0027 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 72 (Friday, April 16, 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; Socioeconomics of Coral Reef Conservation

    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 25, 2021 (86 FR 6876) 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: Socioeconomics of Coral Reef Conservation.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0646.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of a current information 
collection.
    Number of Respondents: 9,840.
    Average Hours per Response: 20 minutes (0.33 hours).
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,280 hours.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection under OMB Control Number 
0648-0646. The information collection is part of the National Coral 
Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP), which was established by the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coral Reef Conservation 
Program (CRCP) under the authority of the Coral Reef Conservation Act 
of 2000. The CRCP was created to safeguard and ensure the welfare of 
the coral reef ecosystems along the coastlines of America's states and 
territories. In accordance with its mission goals, NOAA developed a 
survey to track relevant information regarding each jurisdiction's 
population, social and economic structure, the benefits of coral reefs 
and related habitats, the impacts of society on coral reefs, and the 
impacts of coral management on communities. The survey is repeated in 
each jurisdiction every five to seven years in order to provide 
longitudinal data and information for managers to effectively conserve 
coral reefs for current and future generations.
    The purpose of this information collection is to obtain human 
dimensions information from residents in the seven United States (U.S.) 
jurisdictions containing coral reefs: Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands 
(USVI), Puerto Rico, Hawai'i, American Samoa, Guam, and the 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). Specifically, NOAA 
is seeking information on the behaviors and activities related to coral 
reefs, as well as information on perceptions of coral reef conditions 
and attitudes toward specific reef conservation activities. Each survey 
has a core set of questions that are the same for all jurisdictions to 
allow for information to be tracked over time. To account for 
geographical, cultural and linguistic differences between 
jurisdictions, the survey questions include items that are specific to 
the local context and developed based on jurisdictional partner 
feedback.
    We intend to use the information collected through this instrument 
for research purposes, as well as for measuring and improving the 
results of our reef protection programs. Because many of our efforts to 
protect reefs rely on education and changing attitudes toward reef 
protection, the information collected will allow CRCP to ensure that 
programs are designed appropriately at the start, future program 
evaluation efforts are as successful as possible, and outreach efforts 
are targeting the intended recipients with useful information.
    Pursuant to a request from the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB), this collection of information is being revised to restructure 
these surveys as a hybrid-generic collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Every 5-7 years.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Coral Reef Conservation Act of 2000.
    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

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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 
0648-0646.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-07821 Filed 4-15-21; 8:45 am]
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