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Download as PDF 20664 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 21, 2021 / Notices cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. issued by USFWS and is intended to maximize the probability of the longterm survival of short-tailed albatross accidentally taken by longline gear. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include email or electronic forms, or mail or facsimile transmission of paper forms within 72 hours of landing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0456. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100 in recordkeeping/reporting costs, mainly for at-sea communication costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665.815. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES IV. Request for Comments We are soliciting public comments to permit the Department 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 information collection request. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–08272 Filed 4–20–21; 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; North Pacific Observer Program Safety and Security Survey 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 November 23, 2020 (85 FR 74694) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: North Pacific Observer Program Safety and Security Survey. OMB Control Number: 0648–0759. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 300. Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 50. Needs and Uses: NMFS certified observers are a vital part of fisheries management. Observers are deployed to collect fisheries data in the field; observers often deploy to vessels and work alongside fishers for weeks and months at a time. The work environment observers find themselves in can be challenging, especially if the observer finds themselves a target for victim type violations such as sexual harassment, intimidation, or even assault. NOAA Fisheries’ Office of Law Enforcement prioritizes investigations PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 into allegations of sexual harassment, hostile work environment, assault and other complaints which may affect observers individually. However, it is difficult for a person to disclose if they have been a victim of a crime, and law enforcement cannot respond if no complaint is submitted. The true number of observers who have experienced victim type crimes is unknown, and the reasons why they do not report is also unclear. More information is needed to understand how many observers per year experience victim type crimes, and why they chose not to report to law enforcement. The survey will also investigate the reasons that prevented observers from reporting these violations. The results of the survey will provide the Office of Law Enforcement a better understanding of how often observers are victimized, which will enable them to reallocate resources as needed, conduct more training for observers to ensure they know how to report, conduct training to ensure people understand what constitutes a victim crime, and to increase awareness of potential victimizations. Additionally, the survey results will help law enforcement understand the barriers to disclosure, so enforcement may begin to address these impediments so they no longer prevent observers from disclosure. Affected Public: Federal Government. Frequency: Annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. 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 0648–0759. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–08271 Filed 4–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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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; North Pacific Observer Program Safety and Security Survey

    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 November 23, 2020 (85 FR 74694) during a 60-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: North Pacific Observer Program Safety and Security Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0759.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current 
information collection].
    Number of Respondents: 300.
    Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.
    Needs and Uses: NMFS certified observers are a vital part of 
fisheries management. Observers are deployed to collect fisheries data 
in the field; observers often deploy to vessels and work alongside 
fishers for weeks and months at a time. The work environment observers 
find themselves in can be challenging, especially if the observer finds 
themselves a target for victim type violations such as sexual 
harassment, intimidation, or even assault. NOAA Fisheries' Office of 
Law Enforcement prioritizes investigations into allegations of sexual 
harassment, hostile work environment, assault and other complaints 
which may affect observers individually. However, it is difficult for a 
person to disclose if they have been a victim of a crime, and law 
enforcement cannot respond if no complaint is submitted. The true 
number of observers who have experienced victim type crimes is unknown, 
and the reasons why they do not report is also unclear. More 
information is needed to understand how many observers per year 
experience victim type crimes, and why they chose not to report to law 
enforcement.
    The survey will also investigate the reasons that prevented 
observers from reporting these violations. The results of the survey 
will provide the Office of Law Enforcement a better understanding of 
how often observers are victimized, which will enable them to 
reallocate resources as needed, conduct more training for observers to 
ensure they know how to report, conduct training to ensure people 
understand what constitutes a victim crime, and to increase awareness 
of potential victimizations. Additionally, the survey results will help 
law enforcement understand the barriers to disclosure, so enforcement 
may begin to address these impediments so they no longer prevent 
observers from disclosure.
    Affected Public: Federal Government.
    Frequency: Annual.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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 0648-0759.

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