Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), 53639-53640 [2021-20990]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. History of the Order V. Legal Framework VI. Discussion of the Issues 1. Likelihood of Continuation or Recurrence of a Countervailable Subsidy 2. Net Countervailable Subsidy Rate Likely to Prevail 3. Nature of the Subsidies VII. Final Results of Review VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–21042 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–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; Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements 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 30443), during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements. OMB Control Number: 0648–0513. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1. Average Hours per Response: 16 hrs. Total Annual Burden Hours: 16 hrs. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, is requesting renewal of a currently approved information collection that contains the requirements for the annual participant letter for the Aleutian Islands pollock fishery. Amendment 82 to the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (FMP) established a framework for the management of the Aleutian Islands subarea (AI) directed pollock fishery. The Aleut Corporation receives an annual AI pollock allocation for the purpose of economic development in Adak, Alaska. The Aleut Corporation is identified in Public Law 108–199 as a business incorporated pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.). Regulations implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 679. The Aleut Corporation’s AI pollock fishery is set up so that harvesting pollock in the AI directed pollock fishery and processing pollock taken in the AI directed pollock fishery are authorized only for those harvesters and processors that are selected by The Aleut Corporation and approved by the NMFS Regional Administrator. Each year and at least 14 days before harvesting pollock or processing pollock in the AI directed pollock fishery, The Aleut Corporation must submit its selections to NMFS. The information submitted by The Aleut Corporation consists of the names of the harvesting vessels and processors it has selected, the Federal fisheries permit numbers or Federal processor permit numbers of the participants, and the fishing year for which approval is requested. On approval, NMFS sends The Aleut Corporation a letter that includes a list of the approved participants. A copy of this letter must be retained on board each participating vessel and on site each shoreside processor at all times. This information collection is necessary for NMFS to obtain the list of vessels and processors selected by The Aleut Corporation to harvest and process its annual AI pollock allocation. The Aleut Corporation is required by Federal regulations at 50 CFR 679.4(m)(2) to provide its selected harvesters and processors to NMFS for approval. Without this information, NMFS would not know the participants selected by The Aleut Corporation and harvest rates could not be determined, which may result in allocations being exceeded. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004; MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53639 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 0648–0513. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–20991 Filed 9–27–21; 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; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. SUMMARY: 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 30442) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. Title: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0293. Form Number(s): None. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1 53640 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 28, 2021 / Notices Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 100. Average Hours per Response: Initial registration—15 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 25 hours. Needs and Uses: Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act requires any commercial fisherman operating in Category I and II fisheries to register for a certificate of authorization that will allow the fisherman to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations. The information requested in the form needed to register or update a commercial fishery authorization is found at 50 C.F.R 229.4. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: One time for initial registration. Then only on an as needed if vessel owners’ contact or vessel information changes after initial registration. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to lawfully take marine mammals’ incidental to fishing operations. Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; MMPA. 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 0648–0293. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–20990 Filed 9–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Sep 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 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; Economic Surveys of Specific U.S. Commercial Fisheries National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. 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 29, 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– 0773 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 Dr. Joe Terry, Office of Science and Technology, 1315 East-West Hwy., Bldg. SSMC3, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282, (858) 454 –2547, joe.terry@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved collection. The Office of Science and Technology is sponsoring the collection. Economic surveys will be conducted in selected commercial fisheries for the East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, West Coast, Hawaii, and the U.S. Pacific Islands territories. The requested information will include different components of operating costs/expenditures, earnings, employment, ownership, vessel PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 characteristics, effort/gear descriptors, employment, and demographic information for the various types of fishing vessels operating in the 16 U.S. commercial fisheries or groups of fisheries listed below. 1. West Coast Limited Entry Groundfish Fixed Gear Fisheries 2. West Coast Open Access Groundfish, Non-tribal Salmon, Crab, and Shrimp Fisheries 3. American Samoa Longline Fishery 4. Hawaii Pelagic Longline Fishery 5. Hawaii Small Boat Fishery 6. American Samoa Small Boat Fishery 7. American Samoa, Guam, and The Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands Small Boat-Based Fisheries 8. Mariana Archipelago Small Boat Fleet 9. USVI F Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries 10. Puerto Rico Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries 11. Gulf of Mexico Inshore Shrimp Fishery 12. U.S. South Atlantic Region Golden Crab Fishery 13. West Coast Coastal Pelagic Fishery 14. West Coast Swordfish Fishery 15. West Coast North Pacific Albacore Fishery 16. Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Fisheries A variety of laws, Executive Orders (EOs), and NOAA Fisheries strategies and policies include requirements for economic data and the analyses they support. When met adequately, those requirements allow better-informed conservation and management decisions on the use of living marine resources and marine habitat in federally managed fisheries. Obtaining these data improves the ability of NOAA Fisheries and the Regional Fishery Management Councils (Councils) to monitor, explain and predict changes in the economic performance and impacts of federally managed commercial fisheries. Measures of economic performance include costs, earnings, and profitability (net revenue); productivity and economic efficiency; capacity; economic stability; the level and distribution of net economic benefits to society; and market power. The economic impacts include sector, community or regionspecific, and national employment, sales, value-added, and income impacts. Economic data are required to support more than a cursory effort to comply with or support the following laws, EOs, and NOAA Fisheries strategies and policies: 1. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) E:\FR\FM\28SEN1.SGM 28SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 28, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53639-53640]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-20990]


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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; Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Under 
Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

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

SUMMARY: 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 
30442) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an 
additional 30 days for public comments.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.
    Title: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under 
Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0293.
    Form Number(s): None.

[[Page 53640]]

    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of currently 
approved collection).
    Number of Respondents: 100.
    Average Hours per Response: Initial registration--15 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 25 hours.
    Needs and Uses: Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
requires any commercial fisherman operating in Category I and II 
fisheries to register for a certificate of authorization that will 
allow the fisherman to take marine mammals incidental to commercial 
fishing operations. The information requested in the form needed to 
register or update a commercial fishery authorization is found at 50 
C.F.R 229.4.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time for initial registration. Then only on an as 
needed if vessel owners' contact or vessel information changes after 
initial registration.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to lawfully take marine mammals' 
incidental to fishing operations.
    Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.; MMPA.
    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 0648-0293.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-20990 Filed 9-27-21; 8:45 am]
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