Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms, 51345-51347 [2021-19815]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices requests should be directed to Michele Traver, via email. Dated: September 10, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–19949 Filed 9–10–21; 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; Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms 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 June 8, 2021, (86 FR 30411) 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: Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0327. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 34,803. Average Hours per Response: Renewal applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial, 10 minutes; initial applications for the following vessel permits—Atlantic Tunas, HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial, 34 minutes; Onetime application for the IMO/LP number, 30 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,017. Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a current information collection. This collection is being revised to remove the Atlantic tuna dealer permits as this burden is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 captured under OMB Control Number 0648–0202. Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the Nation’s marine fisheries. In addition, NMFS must comply with the United States’ obligations under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.). NMFS issues permits to fishing vessels in order to collect information necessary to comply with domestic and international obligations, secure compliance with regulations, and disseminate necessary information. Regulations at 50 CFR 635.4 require that vessels participating in commercial and recreational fisheries for Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) obtain a Federal permit issued by NMFS. Vessel permits include Atlantic Tunas (except Longline permits, which are approved under PRA 0648–0205), HMS Charter/ Headboat, HMS Angling, and Swordfish General Commercial permits. This action also includes the one-time requirement for commercial vessels greater than 20 meters in length to obtain an International Maritime Organization/Lloyd’s Registry (IMO/LR) number. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations (commercial and for-hire vessel owners), Individuals or households (private recreational vessel owners). Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), and the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (16 U.S.C. 971 et seq.) 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 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51345 entering either the title of the collection or the OMB Control Number 0648–0327. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–19942 Filed 9–14–21; 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; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comments. AGENCY: 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 November 15, 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– 0490 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office, 1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725–5175, walter.ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a revision to merge the permit application forms from two E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 51346 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices currently approved information collections, 0648–0463 Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystem Permit Form and 0648–0577 Non-commercial Permit and Reporting Requirements in the Main Hawaiian Islands bottomfish fishery, into the currently approved collection 0648–0490 Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms, and to extend all included collections to the 0648–0490 expiration date of 3/31/2024. 0648–0463 will be discontinued after the revision is approved. The reporting collection of 0648–0577 will be continued. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act established the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), to develop fishery ecosystem plans (FEP) for fisheries in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and high seas of the Pacific Islands Region. These plans, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, are implemented in Federal regulations by the NOAA NMFS and enforced by NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in cooperation with state and territorial agencies. FEPs establish a management regime and Federal regulations control fishing to prevent overfishing and to ensure the long-term productivity and social and economic benefit of the resources. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subpart F require that a vessel used to fish with longline gear for western Pacific pelagic management unit species (PMUS), land or transship longline caught PMUS, or receive longline caught PMUS from a longline vessel, within the EEZ or management subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit. The regulations also require that a vessel used to fish with squid jig gear for pelagic squid species listed in the western Pacific PMUS within the EEZ or management subareas around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific, or fish with troll and handline gear for PMUS in allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the Pacific Remote Island Areas (PRIA), must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts D and E require that the owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship bottomfish management unit species (BMUS) or ecosystem component species (ECS) using a large vessel (50 ft or longer) in the Guam management subarea, fish commercially for BMUS or ECS in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands management subarea, or fish for BMUS or ECS in allowed locations within the EEZ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 around each of the PRIA, must register it to a valid Federal fishing permit. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts B, C, D, and E, require that the owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship crustacean management unit species or ECS in the EEZ or management subareas around American Samoa, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or in allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, must register it to a valid Federal fishing permit. The regulations also require that a vessel used to fish for precious corals within the EEZ or management subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit for a specific precious coral permit area. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts B, C, D, and E, require any person in the Pacific Islands Region (1) fishing for, taking, retaining, or using a vessel to fish for coral reef ECS in designated low-use Marine Protected Areas, (2) fishing for any of these species using gear not specifically allowed in the regulations, or (3) fishing for, taking, or retaining any of these species in a coral reef ecosystem management subarea, to obtain and carry a special permit. A receiving vessel owner must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea transshipment of coral reef ecosystem component species. The permit application provides information about the applicant, vessel, fishing gear and method, target species, and projected fishing effort so NMFS and the Council can determine permit eligibility in consultation with the USCG, state or territory fisheries agency, and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subpart C require that all participants (including vessel owners, operators, and crew) in the boat-based non-commercial bottomfish fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the Main Hawaiian Islands to obtain a Federal bottomfish permit. Participants are exempt if they hold a current State of Hawaii Commercial Marine License. The information collected is needed to identify participants in the fishery, determine qualifications for permitting, support effective enforcement of fishery regulations, facilitate fisheries management, and provide a communication link between NMFS and fishermen. II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit applications and required documents via secure email, or via online application systems when implemented. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0490. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision and extension of an existing collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 281. Estimated Time per Response: Hawaii longline limited entry permit: Renew via secure email—30 min; renew online—15 min; transfer—1 hr.; apply for closed area exemption—2 hr. American Samoa longline limited entry permit: Renew or apply for additional permit via secure email—45 min; transfer—1 hr. 15 min. All other permits: Apply via secure email—30 min. Permit appeal—2 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.5. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $17,655.48. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665. 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 E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 15, 2021 / Notices 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. 2021–19815 Filed 9–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P ELECTION ASSISTANCE COMMISSION Agency Information Collection Activities: Extension of Previously Approved Collection U.S. Election Assistance Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork burdens, and as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (‘‘PRA’’), the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (‘‘EAC’’) gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) an extension (without change) of its currently approved National Mail Voter Registration form (OMB Control No. 3265–0015). Section 9(a) of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (‘‘NVRA’’) and Section 802 of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (‘‘HAVA’’) requires the responsible agency to maintain a national mail voter registration form for U.S. citizens that want to register to vote, to update registration information due to a change of name, make a change of address or to register with a political party by returning the form to their state election office. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on November 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit written statements with respect to the National Mail Voter Registration form no later than 5 p.m. on November 12, 2021. Statements may be sent via email to research@eac.gov and via standard mail addressed to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nichelle Williams, Telephone: (202) 924–1312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Persons wishing to register to vote may use the National Mail Voter Registration form (‘‘Federal form’’ or ‘‘form’’) to apply for voter registration. After completing the form, an applicant submits her/his form to their respective state election office for processing. States covered by the NVRA process the information from the form to register an applicant to vote. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Sep 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 Neither EAC nor any other Federal agency processes or collects any information from the Federal form that a registration applicant submits to a state. Rather, EAC prescribes the Federal form, and states collect and record the information applicants submit. The Federal form is composed of the registration application, instructions for completing the application (General Instructions and Application Instructions), and state-specific instructions that identify each state’s particular requirements. A copy of the current form in English and 14 additional translated languages is available on EAC’s website, at https:// www.eac.gov/voters/national-mailvoter-registration-form. Affected Public (Respondents): U.S. citizens eligible to vote in jurisdictions that accept and use the National Mail Voter Registration form. Number of Respondents: 2,500,000. Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Burden per Response: 0.12 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 291,667 hours annualized. Frequency: Annually. Comments: Public comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Obtaining a Copy of the National Mail Voter Registration Form: To obtain a free copy of the registration form: (1) Download a copy at https:// www.eac.gov/voters/national-mailvoter-registration-form; or (2) write to the EAC (including your address and phone number) at U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 633 3rd Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20001, Attn: National Mail Voter Registration Form. Nichelle Williams, Director of Research, U.S. Election Assistance Commission. [FR Doc. 2021–19871 Filed 9–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51347 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [Docket Nos. RM20–10–000; AD19–19–000] Electric Transmission Incentives Policy Under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act; Second Supplemental Notice of Workshop As announced in the Notice of Workshop issued on April 15, 2021, and in the Supplemental Notice of Workshop issued on August 13, 2021, in the above-referenced proceedings, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Commission) staff will convene a workshop to discuss certain shared savings incentive approaches that may foster deployment of transmission technologies. The workshop will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021, from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The workshop will be held virtually via WebEx. Commissioners may attend and participate. Transmission technologies, as deployed in certain circumstances, may enhance reliability, efficiency, and capacity, and improve the operation of new or existing transmission facilities. The workshop will discuss issues related to shared savings approaches 1 for transmission technologies seeking incentives under Federal Power Act section 219.2 The workshop will focus on how to calculate ex ante and ex post benefit analyses for transmission technologies seeking incentives. Specifically, the workshop will explore the maturity of the modeling approaches for various transmission technologies; the data needed to study the benefits/ costs of such technologies; issues pertaining to access to or confidentiality of this data; the time horizons that should be considered for such studies; and other issues related to verifying forecasted benefits. The workshop may also discuss other issues, including whether and how to account for circumstances in which benefits do not materialize as anticipated. Attached to this Supplemental Notice is an updated agenda for the workshop, which includes the final workshop program and speakers. The workshop will be open for the public to attend virtually. Information on the workshop will also be posted on the Calendar of Events on the Commission’s website, https://www.ferc.gov, prior to the event. The workshop will be transcribed. 1 See, e.g., WATT Coalition and Advanced Energy Economy September 3, 2021 Comments. 2 16 U.S.C. 824s(b)(3). E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 176 (Wednesday, September 15, 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; Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comments.

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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 November 15, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 0648-0490 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 Walter Ikehara, Fishery Information Specialist, National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands Regional Office, 1845 Wasp 
Blvd., Bldg. 176, Honolulu, HI 96818, (808) 725-5175, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a revision to merge the permit application 
forms from two

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currently approved information collections, 0648-0463 Pacific Islands 
Region Coral Reef Ecosystem Permit Form and 0648-0577 Non-commercial 
Permit and Reporting Requirements in the Main Hawaiian Islands 
bottomfish fishery, into the currently approved collection 0648-0490 
Pacific Islands Region Permit Family of Forms, and to extend all 
included collections to the 0648-0490 expiration date of 3/31/2024. 
0648-0463 will be discontinued after the revision is approved. The 
reporting collection of 0648-0577 will be continued.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
established the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council), 
to develop fishery ecosystem plans (FEP) for fisheries in the U.S. 
Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and high seas of the Pacific Islands 
Region. These plans, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, are 
implemented in Federal regulations by the NOAA NMFS and enforced by 
NOAA's Office of Law Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in 
cooperation with state and territorial agencies. FEPs establish a 
management regime and Federal regulations control fishing to prevent 
overfishing and to ensure the long-term productivity and social and 
economic benefit of the resources.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subpart F require that a vessel used to 
fish with longline gear for western Pacific pelagic management unit 
species (PMUS), land or transship longline caught PMUS, or receive 
longline caught PMUS from a longline vessel, within the EEZ or 
management subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western 
Pacific must be registered to a valid Federal fishing permit. The 
regulations also require that a vessel used to fish with squid jig gear 
for pelagic squid species listed in the western Pacific PMUS within the 
EEZ or management subareas around U.S. islands in the central and 
western Pacific, or fish with troll and handline gear for PMUS in 
allowed locations within the EEZ around each of the Pacific Remote 
Island Areas (PRIA), must be registered to a valid Federal fishing 
permit.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts D and E require that the owner 
of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship bottomfish management 
unit species (BMUS) or ecosystem component species (ECS) using a large 
vessel (50 ft or longer) in the Guam management subarea, fish 
commercially for BMUS or ECS in the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands management subarea, or fish for BMUS or ECS in allowed 
locations within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, must register it to a 
valid Federal fishing permit.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts B, C, D, and E, require that the 
owner of a vessel used to fish for, land, or transship crustacean 
management unit species or ECS in the EEZ or management subareas around 
American Samoa, Hawaii, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, or in allowed 
locations within the EEZ around each of the PRIA, must register it to a 
valid Federal fishing permit. The regulations also require that a 
vessel used to fish for precious corals within the EEZ or management 
subarea around U.S. islands in the central and western Pacific must be 
registered to a valid Federal fishing permit for a specific precious 
coral permit area.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subparts B, C, D, and E, require any 
person in the Pacific Islands Region (1) fishing for, taking, 
retaining, or using a vessel to fish for coral reef ECS in designated 
low-use Marine Protected Areas, (2) fishing for any of these species 
using gear not specifically allowed in the regulations, or (3) fishing 
for, taking, or retaining any of these species in a coral reef 
ecosystem management subarea, to obtain and carry a special permit. A 
receiving vessel owner must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea 
transshipment of coral reef ecosystem component species. The permit 
application provides information about the applicant, vessel, fishing 
gear and method, target species, and projected fishing effort so NMFS 
and the Council can determine permit eligibility in consultation with 
the USCG, state or territory fisheries agency, and/or the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 665 Subpart C require that all participants 
(including vessel owners, operators, and crew) in the boat-based non-
commercial bottomfish fishery in the Exclusive Economic Zone around the 
Main Hawaiian Islands to obtain a Federal bottomfish permit. 
Participants are exempt if they hold a current State of Hawaii 
Commercial Marine License.
    The information collected is needed to identify participants in the 
fishery, determine qualifications for permitting, support effective 
enforcement of fishery regulations, facilitate fisheries management, 
and provide a communication link between NMFS and fishermen.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents may submit applications and required documents via 
secure email, or via online application systems when implemented.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0490.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (Revision and extension of an 
existing collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 281.
    Estimated Time per Response: Hawaii longline limited entry permit: 
Renew via secure email--30 min; renew online--15 min; transfer--1 hr.; 
apply for closed area exemption--2 hr. American Samoa longline limited 
entry permit: Renew or apply for additional permit via secure email--45 
min; transfer--1 hr. 15 min. All other permits: Apply via secure 
email--30 min. Permit appeal--2 hr.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 150.5.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $17,655.48.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665.

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

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cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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