Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; External Needs Assessment for NOAA Education Products and Programs, 38988-38989 [2021-15706]

Download as PDF 38988 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices The following items included in the tentative agenda will be discussed: —Call to Order —New Members Oath —Roll Call —Election of Officers —Adoption of Agenda —Consideration of 174th Council Meeting Verbatim Transcriptions —Executive Director’s Report SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. —SSC Report—Dr. Richard Appeldoorn —SEFSC Update 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. —Island Based Fishery Management Plans (IBFMPs) Status Update —Generic Amendment to the Fishery Management Plans for Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John, and St. Croix: Modification to the Buoy Gear Definition: Potential Final Action to Submit to the Secretary of Commerce—Marı´a Lo´pez-Mercer, SERO/NOAA Fisheries Comment Period —Final Action to Submit the Generic Framework Amendment to the Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and St. John, and St. Croix Fishery Management Plans: Spiny Lobster Management Reference Points to the Secretary of Commerce— Sarah Stephenson, SERO/NOAA Fisheries Comment Period 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. —Lunch 1:30 p.m.–2 p.m. —SEAMAP-Caribbean Gold Copy—J.J. Cruz Motta 2 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Dated: July 20, 2021. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15708 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration —Enforcement Issues: —Puerto Rico-DNER —USVI–DPNR —U.S. Coast Guard —NMFS/NOAA 3 p.m.–5 p.m. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Simultaneous interpretation will be provided. For simultaneous interpretation English-Spanish-English follow your Zoom screen instructions. You will be asked which language you prefer when you join the meeting. For any additional information on this public virtual meeting, please contact Diana Martino, Caribbean Fishery Management Council, 270 Mun˜oz Rivera Avenue, Suite 401, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 00918–1903, telephone: (787) 226–8849. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 2:30 p.m.–3 p.m. —Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) Update—Sarah Stephenson, SERO/ NOAA Fisheries —5-Minutes Public Comment Period —Other Business —Next Meeting Note (1): Other than starting time and dates of the meetings, the established times for addressing items on the agenda may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the timely completion of 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Special Accommodations BILLING CODE 3510–22–P — Outreach and Education Report— Alida Ortiz VerDate Sep<11>2014 discussion relevant to the agenda items. To further accommodate discussion and completion of all items on the agenda, the meeting may be extended from, or completed prior to the date established in this notice. Changes in the agenda will be posted to the CFMC website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as practicable. Note (2): Financial disclosure forms are available for inspection at this meeting, as per 50 CFR part 601. The order of business may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate the completion of agenda items. The meeting will begin on August 11, 2021, at 9 a.m. AST, and will end on August 11, 2021, at 5 p.m. AST. Other than the start time on the first day of the meeting, interested parties should be aware that discussions may start earlier or later than indicated in the agenda, at the discretion of the Chair. Jkt 253001 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; External Needs Assessment for NOAA Education Products and Programs National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, in accordance with the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 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– 0784 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 Bruce Moravchik, National Ocean Service (NOS), 1305 East West Hwy., Bldg. SSMC4, Silver Springs, MD 20910– 3278, (240) 533–0874, bruce.moravchik@noaa.gov or Shannon Ricles, NOS, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23602 (757) 591–7328, shannon.ricles@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a request for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Ocean Service (NOS) on behalf of the NOAA’s Education Council is revising and extending a voluntary multiquestion survey used to assess the needs of educators pertaining to the development of future NOAA multimedia products and programs. In developing multimedia materials that convey NOAA’s science, service, and stewardship, the Agency must ensure that these resources are of the highest quality and meet the needs of formal and informal educators across the United States. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to conduct surveys identifying the types of educational programs and products that are of the highest interest and greatest need by formal and informal educators. By surveying external educators to gather this information, budget expenditures will be used optimally to develop appropriate products and programs most desired by educators to support and enhance Ocean and Earth science, E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices in addition to other related STEM education subjects throughout our nation. NOAA will use the data to plan, design, and create multimedia products and programs. The proposed revisions would expand the level of detail in the currently approved information collection. As a result of the Covid–19 pandemic, learning and teaching have changed. The proposed revisions would expound upon previously collected data, giving a better indication of educators’ needs regarding multimedia products and programs in their teaching as well as the educator’s professional development. II. Method of Collection The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will be distributed via email with a link to a Google form to external educators subscribed to NOAA education programs as well as their partners’ email distribution lists. The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will also be distributed in person (paper and electronically) at education conferences, workshops, and other venues hosting educators. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0784. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission [revision and extension of a currently approved collection]. Affected Public: Individuals or households and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 annually. Estimated Time per Response: Five minutes per survey. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act SEC. 315(c). khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD 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 respond, including the use of automated VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted 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. 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. 2021–15706 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB245] 14th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee and 29th General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the InterAmerican Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: NMFS announces a combined public meeting of the 14th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee (SAS) to the General Advisory Committee (GAC), and the 29th GAC to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC). This meeting will be held virtually on Friday, July 23, 2021, via webinar, and is the second combined virtual meetings of the SAS and GAC in 2021. The meeting topics are described under the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. DATES: The virtual meeting of the SAS and GAC will be held on Friday, July 23, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. PDT (or until business is concluded). ADDRESSES: Please notify William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) by Friday, July 16, if you plan to attend the webinar. Instructions on how to access the meeting will be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38989 emailed to meeting participants before the meeting occurs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Stahnke, West Coast Region, NMFS, at william.stahnke@noaa.gov, or at (562) 980–4088. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The timing of U.S. SAS and GAC meetings is dependent on when IATTC annual meeting(s) occur. This year, the 98th Annual Meeting of the IATTC will take place from August 23–27, 2021. As such, the combined U.S. SAS and GAC Meeting will be held before the 98th IATTC Annual Meeting. It should be noted that while the 97th (Extraordinary) IATTC Meeting was focused solely on tropical tuna (i.e., bigeye, yellowfin, skipjack tuna) measures, the 98th Annual Meeting of the IATTC will cover additional topics. In accordance with the Tuna Conventions Act (16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Department of State (the State Department), appoints a GAC to the U.S. Section to the IATTC and a SAS that advises the GAC. The U.S. Section consists of the four U.S. Commissioners to the IATTC and representatives of the State Department, NOAA, Department of Commerce, other U.S. Government agencies, and stakeholders. The GAC advises the U.S. Section with respect to U.S. participation in the work of the IATTC, focusing on the development of U.S. policies, positions, and negotiating tactics. The purpose of the SAS is to advise the GAC on scientific matters. NMFS West Coast Region staff provide administrative support for the SAS and GAC. The meetings of the SAS and GAC are open to the public, unless in executive session. The time and manner of public comment will be at the discretion of the Chairs for the SAS and GAC. For more information and updates on these upcoming meetings, please visit the IATTC’s website: https:// www.iattc.org/MeetingsENG.htm. SAS and GAC Meeting Topics This meeting will have a reduced agenda to prepare for the 98th IATTC Meeting that is expected to focus on tropical tuna, but will cover other topics as well. The meeting agenda will include, but is not limited to, the following topics: (1) Relevant scientific information from the IATTC scientific staff and the International Scientific Committee for Tuna and Tuna-Like Species in the North Pacific Ocean (ISC) for tuna, tunalike species, and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the eastern Pacific Ocean; E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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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; External Needs Assessment for NOAA Education Products and 
Programs

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 September 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 0648-0784 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 Bruce Moravchik, National Ocean Service (NOS), 1305 East West Hwy., 
Bldg. SSMC4, Silver Springs, MD 20910-3278, (240) 533-0874, 
[email protected] or Shannon Ricles, NOS, Monitor National 
Marine Sanctuary, 100 Museum Dr., Newport News, VA 23602 (757) 591-
7328, [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This is a request for revision and extension of a currently 
approved information collection. The National Ocean Service (NOS) on 
behalf of the NOAA's Education Council is revising and extending a 
voluntary multi-question survey used to assess the needs of educators 
pertaining to the development of future NOAA multimedia products and 
programs. In developing multimedia materials that convey NOAA's 
science, service, and stewardship, the Agency must ensure that these 
resources are of the highest quality and meet the needs of formal and 
informal educators across the United States. To achieve this goal, it 
is necessary to conduct surveys identifying the types of educational 
programs and products that are of the highest interest and greatest 
need by formal and informal educators. By surveying external educators 
to gather this information, budget expenditures will be used optimally 
to develop appropriate products and programs most desired by educators 
to support and enhance Ocean and Earth science,

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in addition to other related STEM education subjects throughout our 
nation. NOAA will use the data to plan, design, and create multimedia 
products and programs.
    The proposed revisions would expand the level of detail in the 
currently approved information collection. As a result of the Covid-19 
pandemic, learning and teaching have changed. The proposed revisions 
would expound upon previously collected data, giving a better 
indication of educators' needs regarding multimedia products and 
programs in their teaching as well as the educator's professional 
development.

II. Method of Collection

    The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will be distributed via 
email with a link to a Google form to external educators subscribed to 
NOAA education programs as well as their partners' email distribution 
lists. The voluntary needs assessment mechanism will also be 
distributed in person (paper and electronically) at education 
conferences, workshops, and other venues hosting educators.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0784.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission [revision and extension of a 
currently approved collection].
    Affected Public: Individuals or households and business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200 annually.
    Estimated Time per Response: Five minutes per survey.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 100.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act SEC. 315(c).

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 submitted 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. 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. 2021-15706 Filed 7-22-21; 8:45 am]
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