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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices fisheries. Detailed instructions for purchasing these cage tags will be provided in a letter to individual transferable quota allocation holders in these fisheries from NMFS within the next several weeks. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: October 25, 2021. Jennifer M. Wallace, Acting Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–23530 Filed 10–28–21; 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; Collection of High Resolution Spatial and Temporal Fishery Dependent Data To Support Scientific Research 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 December 28, 2021. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at Adrienne.thomas@noaa.gov. 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 Katie Burchard, Operations Specialist, National Marine Fisheries Service, 28 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, 508–667–8158, Katie.Burchard@ noaa.gov. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is a request for a new collection of information. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) will collaborate with regional harvesters to self-collect high resolution effort and catch fishery dependent data electronically using the Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software (FLDRS), developed by the NEFSC. For trip level, this includes information such as sail date, trip end date, crew size, port landed. For haul level, this includes information such as date/time and location of every effort, details on gear used, catch (species and species’ weight) for kept and discard of every effort. The FLDRS software is installed on a laptop which is dedicated to the data collection effort. FLDRS has the ability to collect data at the subtrip level, which can be used to satisfy Federal electronic vessel trip reporting, and at a higher resolution haul level, which is used by various Cooperative Research Branch programs and projects without the data needing to be collected more than once. Respondents will be asked to sign a one page data waiver that documents the respondent agreement to the release of the data they collect to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Cooperative Research Branch. The data collected will provide scientists with more precise and accurate fishery-dependent data than is collected on mandatory Federal Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs). Collection of information about commercial fisheries is necessary to fulfill the statutory requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). By collecting this high resolution, fine scale spatial and temporal fishery dependent data we are improving the data available to support improved understanding of population, ecosystem, and fishery dynamics in the northeast region. These improved understandings help the Northeast Fisheries Science Center conduct accurate stock assessments and inform fisheries management, which is essential to achieve the standards laid out in the Magnuson Stevens Act. By collecting fine scale spatial and temporal fisheries information, fishers provide scientists with data from areas and seasons that are not sampled by Federal and state surveys. This fishery dependent data can be used with fishery independent data to improve species mapping. Fishery dependent data catch per unit effort (CPUE) calculations can PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59999 be standardized and integrated into stock assessment models as indices of abundance. Collecting this fine scale commercial fisheries data also helps scientists understand patterns in fishing effort and relationships between catch and variables such as time of day, location, temperature, and depth. II. Method of Collection The data waiver can either be returned via email, fax or the postal service. The fishery dependent high resolution catch and effort data collection will be self-collected electronically by commercial harvesters using the Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software (FLDRS). III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–XXXX. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission: New information collection. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 39. Estimated Time per Response: Data Waiver: 6 minutes; High Resolution Catch and Effort Data Collection: 35 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 892 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $39,025.74. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 60000 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 207 / Friday, October 29, 2021 / Notices 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. 2021–23570 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Grant Programs Technical Assistance Sessions National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will host Technical Assistance (TA) sessions in connection with the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. The CMC TA Sessions are designed to help prospective applicants understand the eligibility and programmatic requirements of the CMC Pilot Program and to assist applicants prepare high quality grant applications before the application deadline on December 1, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The CMC program team will address live questions during these technical assistance sessions to aid prospective CMC Pilot Program applicants. SUMMARY: NTIA will offer 60-minute CMC TA Sessions on the following dates: • November 17, 2021 at 2:30pm EST • November 18, 2021 at 2:30pm EST ADDRESSES: The CMC TA Sessions will be hosted via NTIA’s virtual platform and conducted as a live webinar. NTIA will post the registration information on its BroadbandUSA website at https:// broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/events/ latest-events. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maci Morin, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4872, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4884; khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Oct 28, 2021 Jkt 256001 email: BroadbandUSAwebinars@ ntia.gov. Please direct media inquiries to NTIA’s Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482–7002; email press@ntia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Division N, Title IX—Broadband internet Access Service, of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (Pub. L. 116– 260) authorized and funded three new broadband grant programs to be administered by NTIA: The Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, and the Connecting Minority Community Pilot Program. On March 19, 2021, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a webinar series designed to help prospective applicants understand the grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. See NTIA, Notice of Open Meetings—NTIA Broadband Grant Programs Webinars, 86 FR 14882 (March 19, 2021); NTIA, Notice of Change to Schedule for Open Meetings—NTIA Broadband Grant Programs Webinars, 86 FR 18965 (April 12, 2021). Additionally, on July 6, 2021, NTIA published a Notice in the Federal Register announcing a continuation of the webinar series, scheduling an additional 12 public webinar opportunities. See NTIA, Notice of Open Meetings, 86 FR 35496 (July 6, 2021). Participants have communicated that they found the webinars to be informative in understanding the rules associated with the programs. NTIA seeks to continue to provide technical assistance to potential applicants of the CMC Pilot Program through TA sessions. Details about specific TA sessions, their content, and session registration information will be posted on the BroadbandUSA website at https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/ events/latest-events. These CMC TA Sessions are subject to change. Session time changes will be posted on the BroadbandUSA website at https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/ events/latest-events. Any CMC TA Session cancellations will also be posted on the same website. Any date change to a scheduled CMC TA Sessions will be provided in a notice in the Federal Register. The presentation and recording of each CMC TA Session will be posted on the BroadbandUSA website at https:// broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/ and NTIA’s YouTube channel at: https:// www.youtube.com/ntiagov within seven (7) days following the live session. The public is invited to participate in these CMC TA Sessions. The sessions are open to the public and press. Preregistration is required as space is PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 limited to the first 1000 participants. NTIA asks each registrant to provide their first and last name, city, state, zip code, job title, organization and email address for registration purposes. Individuals requiring accommodations, such as sign language interpretation or other ancillary aids, are asked to notify the NTIA contact listed above at least ten (10) business days before the session. General questions and comments are welcome via email to BroadbandUSAwebinars@ntia.gov. Dated: October 25, 2021. Kathy Smith, Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–23544 Filed 10–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Air Force Notice of Members of the 2021 Performance Review Board Department of the Air Force, Department of Defense. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is given of the names of members of the 2021 Performance Review Board for the Department of the Air Force effective December 6, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct any written comments or requests for information to Ms. Rosario Caruth, Air Force Civilian Senior Executive Management Office, AF/ A1LS, 1040 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330–1040, (PH: 703– 693–6447; or via email at rosario.caruth@us.af.mil). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c) (1–5), the Department of the Air Force announces the appointment of the following members to its 2021 Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board: SUMMARY: 1. Hon. Gina Ortiz Jones (Advisor), Under Secretary of the Air Force 2. Gen David Allvin (Co-Chair), Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force 3. Gen David Thompson, Vice Chief of Space Operations for U.S. Space Force 4. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 207 (Friday, October 29, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 59999-60000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-23570]


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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; Collection of High Resolution Spatial and Temporal Fishery 
Dependent Data To Support Scientific Research

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 December 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer, at [email protected]. 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 Katie Burchard, Operations Specialist, National Marine Fisheries 
Service, 28 Tarzwell Drive, Narragansett, RI 02882, 508-667-8158, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This is a request for a new collection of information.
    NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries 
Science Center (NEFSC) will collaborate with regional harvesters to 
self-collect high resolution effort and catch fishery dependent data 
electronically using the Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software 
(FLDRS), developed by the NEFSC. For trip level, this includes 
information such as sail date, trip end date, crew size, port landed. 
For haul level, this includes information such as date/time and 
location of every effort, details on gear used, catch (species and 
species' weight) for kept and discard of every effort. The FLDRS 
software is installed on a laptop which is dedicated to the data 
collection effort. FLDRS has the ability to collect data at the subtrip 
level, which can be used to satisfy Federal electronic vessel trip 
reporting, and at a higher resolution haul level, which is used by 
various Cooperative Research Branch programs and projects without the 
data needing to be collected more than once.
    Respondents will be asked to sign a one page data waiver that 
documents the respondent agreement to the release of the data they 
collect to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center Cooperative Research 
Branch.
    The data collected will provide scientists with more precise and 
accurate fishery-dependent data than is collected on mandatory Federal 
Vessel Trip Reports (VTRs).
    Collection of information about commercial fisheries is necessary 
to fulfill the statutory requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). By collecting 
this high resolution, fine scale spatial and temporal fishery dependent 
data we are improving the data available to support improved 
understanding of population, ecosystem, and fishery dynamics in the 
northeast region. These improved understandings help the Northeast 
Fisheries Science Center conduct accurate stock assessments and inform 
fisheries management, which is essential to achieve the standards laid 
out in the Magnuson Stevens Act.
    By collecting fine scale spatial and temporal fisheries 
information, fishers provide scientists with data from areas and 
seasons that are not sampled by Federal and state surveys. This fishery 
dependent data can be used with fishery independent data to improve 
species mapping. Fishery dependent data catch per unit effort (CPUE) 
calculations can be standardized and integrated into stock assessment 
models as indices of abundance. Collecting this fine scale commercial 
fisheries data also helps scientists understand patterns in fishing 
effort and relationships between catch and variables such as time of 
day, location, temperature, and depth.

II. Method of Collection

    The data waiver can either be returned via email, fax or the postal 
service. The fishery dependent high resolution catch and effort data 
collection will be self-collected electronically by commercial 
harvesters using the Fisheries Logbook Data Recording Software (FLDRS).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission: New information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 39.
    Estimated Time per Response: Data Waiver: 6 minutes; High 
Resolution Catch and Effort Data Collection: 35 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 892 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $39,025.74.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act.

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 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

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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. 2021-23570 Filed 10-28-21; 8:45 am]
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