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Download as PDF 38446 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices indirect transfer of chemical weapons. This collection implements the following export provision of the treaty in the Export Administration Regulations: Schedule 1 notification and report: Under Part VI of the CWC Verification Annex, the United States is required to notify the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the international organization created to implement the CWC, at least 30 days before any transfer (export/ import) of Schedule 1 chemicals to another State Party. The United States is also required to submit annual reports to the OPCW on all transfers of Schedule 1 Chemicals. Schedule 3 End-Use Certificates: Under Part VIII of the CWC Verification Annex, the United States is required to obtain End-Use Certificates for exports of Schedule 3 chemicals to States not Party to the CWC to ensure the exported chemicals are only used for the purposes not prohibited under the Convention. 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. 2021–15487 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Electronically or on paper. III. Data Bureau of Industry and Security OMB Control Number: 0694–0117. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission, extension of a current information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 72. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 36 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: CWC Implementation Act (Pub. L. 105–277, Division I), Executive Order 13128, DOC’s CWC Regulation (15 CFR 710, et seq.) jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser 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 March 23, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. Title: Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser. OMB Control Number: 0694–0021. Form Number(s): BIS–711. Type of Request: Regular submission. Extension of a current information collection. Number of Respondents: 414. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average Hours per Response: 16 minutes. Burden Hours: 110. Needs and Uses: Sections 4812(b)(7) and 4814(b)(1)(B) of the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA), authorizes the President and the Secretary of Commerce to issue regulations to implement the ECRA including those provisions authorizing the control of exports of U.S. goods and technology to all foreign destinations, as necessary for the purpose of national security, foreign policy and short supply, and the provision prohibiting U.S. persons from participating in certain foreign boycotts. Export control authority has been assigned directly to the Secretary of Commerce by the ECRA and delegated by the President to the Secretary of Commerce. This authority is administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The collection is necessary under Part 748.11 of the EAR. This section states that the Form BIS–711, Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser, or a statement on company letterhead (in accordance with 748.11(b)(1), unless one or more of the exemptions set forth in Section 748.11(a)) exists. The BIS– 711 or letter provides information on the foreign importer receiving the U.S. technology and how the technology will be utilized. The BIS–711 or letter provides assurances from the importer that the technology will not be misused, transferred or re-exported in violation of the EAR. The form is also required for certain reexport authorizations specified in Part 748.12(b) of the EAR. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Part 748.11 of the Export Administration Regulations. 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 E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / Notices entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0694–0021. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–15489 Filed 7–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB249] Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of issuance of Letters of Authorization. AGENCY: In accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), as amended, its implementing regulations, and NMFS’ MMPA Regulations for Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Geophysical Surveys Related to Oil and Gas Activities in the Gulf of Mexico, notification is hereby given that two Letters of Authorization (LOA) have been issued to Shell Offshore Inc. (Shell) for the take of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activity in the Gulf of Mexico. DATES: The LOAs are effective from October 1, 2021, through March 31, 2022, and from August 15, 2021, through December 15, 2021. ADDRESSES: The LOAs, LOA requests, and supporting documentation are available online at: www.fisheries.noaa.gov/action/ incidental-take-authorization-oil-andgas-industry-geophysical-surveyactivity-gulf-mexico. In case of problems accessing these documents, please call the contact listed below (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Laws, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background Sections 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Jul 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 marine mammals by U.S. citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing) within a specified geographical region if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. An authorization for incidental takings shall be granted if NMFS finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s), will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. NMFS has defined ‘‘negligible impact’’ in 50 CFR 216.103 as an impact resulting from the specified activity that cannot be reasonably expected to, and is not reasonably likely to, adversely affect the species or stock through effects on annual rates of recruitment or survival. Except with respect to certain activities not pertinent here, the MMPA defines ‘‘harassment’’ as: Any act of pursuit, torment, or annoyance which (i) has the potential to injure a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild (Level A harassment); or (ii) has the potential to disturb a marine mammal or marine mammal stock in the wild by causing disruption of behavioral patterns, including, but not limited to, migration, breathing, nursing, breeding, feeding, or sheltering (Level B harassment). On January 19, 2021, we issued a final rule with regulations to govern the unintentional taking of marine mammals incidental to geophysical survey activities conducted by oil and gas industry operators, and those persons authorized to conduct activities on their behalf (collectively ‘‘industry operators’’), in Federal waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM) over the course of 5 years (86 FR 5322; January 19, 2021). The rule was based on our findings that the total taking from the specified activities over the 5-year period will have a negligible impact on the affected species or stock(s) of marine mammals and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of those species or stocks for subsistence uses. The rule became effective on April 19, 2021. Our regulations at 50 CFR 217.180 et seq. allow for the issuance of LOAs to industry operators for the incidental take of marine mammals during geophysical survey activities and prescribe the permissible methods of taking and other means of effecting the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38447 least practicable adverse impact on marine mammal species or stocks and their habitat (often referred to as mitigation), as well as requirements pertaining to the monitoring and reporting of such taking. Under 50 CFR 217.186(e), issuance of an LOA shall be based on a determination that the level of taking will be consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under these regulations and a determination that the amount of take authorized under the LOA is of no more than small numbers. Summary of Request and Analysis Shell plans to conduct two separate geophysical surveys, and submitted an LOA request for each survey. The first survey is a 4D (time lapse) survey of Lease Block WR 508 and portions of the surrounding approximately 100 lease blocks in the Stones development area (Stones survey). The second survey would also be a 4D (time lapse) survey, and would cover Lease Block AC 857 and portions of the surrounding approximately 60 lease blocks in the Perdido development area (Perdido survey). See Section F of the respective LOA applications for maps of these areas. For the Stones survey survey, Shell anticipates using an airgun array consisting of 32 elements, with a total volume of 5,110 cubic inches (in3). For the Perdido survey, Shell anticipates using an airgun array with a total volume of 2,280 in3. Please see Shell’s applications for additional detail. Consistent with the preamble to the final rule, the survey effort proposed by Shell in its LOA requests was used to develop LOA-specific take estimates based on the acoustic exposure modeling results described in the preamble (86 FR 5322, 5398; January 19, 2021). In order to generate the appropriate take number for authorization, the following information was considered: (1) Survey type; (2) location (by modeling zone 1); (3) number of days; and (4) season.2 The acoustic exposure modeling performed in support of the rule provides 24-hour exposure estimates for each species, specific to each modeled survey type in each zone and season. Summary descriptions of the modeled survey geometries (i.e., 2D, 3D NAZ, 3D WAZ, Coil) are available in the preamble to the proposed rule (83 FR 29212, 29220; June 22, 2018). 3D NAZ 1 For purposes of acoustic exposure modeling, the GOM was divided into seven zones. Zone 1 is not included in the geographic scope of the rule. 2 For purposes of acoustic exposure modeling, seasons include Winter (December–March) and Summer (April–November). E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 21, 2021)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of Industry and Security


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment 
Request; Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser

    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 March 23, 2021, during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce.
    Title: Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser.
    OMB Control Number: 0694-0021.
    Form Number(s): BIS-711.
    Type of Request: Regular submission. Extension of a current 
information collection.
    Number of Respondents: 414.
    Average Hours per Response: 16 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 110.
    Needs and Uses: Sections 4812(b)(7) and 4814(b)(1)(B) of the Export 
Control Reform Act (ECRA), authorizes the President and the Secretary 
of Commerce to issue regulations to implement the ECRA including those 
provisions authorizing the control of exports of U.S. goods and 
technology to all foreign destinations, as necessary for the purpose of 
national security, foreign policy and short supply, and the provision 
prohibiting U.S. persons from participating in certain foreign 
boycotts.
    Export control authority has been assigned directly to the 
Secretary of Commerce by the ECRA and delegated by the President to the 
Secretary of Commerce. This authority is administered by the Bureau of 
Industry and Security through the Export Administration Regulations 
(EAR).
    The collection is necessary under Part 748.11 of the EAR. This 
section states that the Form BIS-711, Statement by Ultimate Consignee 
and Purchaser, or a statement on company letterhead (in accordance with 
748.11(b)(1), unless one or more of the exemptions set forth in Section 
748.11(a)) exists. The BIS-711 or letter provides information on the 
foreign importer receiving the U.S. technology and how the technology 
will be utilized. The BIS-711 or letter provides assurances from the 
importer that the technology will not be misused, transferred or re-
exported in violation of the EAR. The form is also required for certain 
reexport authorizations specified in Part 748.12(b) of the EAR.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: On Occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Part 748.11 of the Export Administration 
Regulations.
    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

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entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 
0694-0021.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-15489 Filed 7-20-21; 8:45 am]
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