14th Scientific Advisory Subcommittee to the General Advisory Committee and 29th General Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement, 38989-38990 [2021-15747]

Download as PDF 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 38990 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 139 / Friday, July 23, 2021 / Notices (2) Discussion of management measures for tropical tuna, temperate tuna (e.g., North Pacific albacore and Pacific bluefin tuna), and sharks as well as administrative topics; (3) Recommendations and evaluations by the SAS and GAC; and (4) Other issues as they arise. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq. Dated: July 20, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–15747 Filed 7–20–21; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Deep Seabed Mining Exploration Licenses 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 April 23, 2021, (86 FR 21706) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. Title: Deep Seabed Mining Exploration Licenses. OMB Control Number: 0648–0145. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 1. Average Hours per Response: Annual report: 40 hours; extension request: 20 hours (annualized). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 22, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total Annual Burden Hours: The annual total time for license holders to prepare paperwork related to meeting the requirements of DSHMRA is 60 hours (40 hours per annual report and 20 hours (on an annualized basis) for extension requests). Needs and Uses: This request is for the extension of the currently approved information collection. No changes have been made to the collection requirements. NOAA’s regulations at 15 CFR 970 govern the issuing and monitoring of exploration and production licenses under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act. The NOAA Office for Coastal Management is responsible for approving and administering licenses. Any persons seeking a license must submit certain information that allows NOAA to ensure the applicant meets the standards of the Act. Licensees are required to conduct monitoring and make reports, and they may request revisions, transfers, or extensions of licenses. Information required for the issuance and extension of licenses is provided to fulfill statutory requirements to ensure that license applicants have identified areas of interest for deep seabed hard mineral exploration and production; developed plans for those activities; have the financial resources available to conduct proposed activity; and have considered the effects of the activity on the natural and human environment. This information is used to determine whether licenses should be granted or extended. Exploration licenses and commercial recovery permits under the Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act are only for activities by U.S. citizens in international waters. No license or permit applications have been received since the early 1980s, and none are expected during this collection period. U.S. deep seabed exploration licenses and commercial recovery permits are not recognized by the International Seabed Authority and would not have security of tenure due to the lack of U.S. accession to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Treaty. Two exploration licenses issued in the early 1980s are held by Lockheed Martin Corporation. The licenses are subject to annual reporting requirements and extension requests every five years. No at-sea exploration is authorized under the licenses without further authorization from NOAA. Such activities are not expected during the reporting period for the same reason as above. Affected Public: Large businesses. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency: Report on activities pursuant to the exploration licenses due annually. Extension requests must be submitted every five years. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to maintain licenses. Legal Authority: Deep Seabed Hard Mineral Resources Act (DSHMRA) (30 U.S.C. 1401–1473); 15 CFR part 970. 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 0648–0145. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–15707 Filed 7–22–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB253] Magnuson-Stevens 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 application submitted by Nordic, Inc. in partnership with the Coonamessett Farm Foundation contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed Exempted Fishing Permits. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 139 (Friday, July 23, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38989-38990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15747]


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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 Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission; Meeting Announcement

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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 emailed to meeting 
participants before the meeting occurs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Stahnke, West Coast Region, 
NMFS, at [email protected], 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, tuna-like species, 
and other species caught in association with those fisheries in the 
eastern Pacific Ocean;

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    (2) Discussion of management measures for tropical tuna, temperate 
tuna (e.g., North Pacific albacore and Pacific bluefin tuna), and 
sharks as well as administrative topics;
    (3) Recommendations and evaluations by the SAS and GAC; and
    (4) Other issues as they arise.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to William Stahnke (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT).
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 951 et seq.

    Dated: July 20, 2021.
Jennifer M. Wallace,
Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine 
Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-15747 Filed 7-20-21; 4:15 pm]
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