Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package, 67920-67921 [2021-25964]

Download as PDF 67920 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / Notices member who has served two consecutive full terms is ineligible to serve a third term for a period of one year following the expiration of the second term. Vacancies are filled as soon as highly qualified candidates in a needed area are identified and available to serve. The Secretary of Commerce shall appoint the Committee Chair and ViceChair from among the Committee membership. The tenures of the Chair and Vice-Chair shall be two years and can be modified at the discretion of the Secretary. Committee members will be reimbursed for travel and per diem as it pertains to official business of the Committee in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 5701 et seq. 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Nominees should have established records of distinguished service and shall be eminent in a field or fields described above. The category (field of eminence) for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. A resume or biographical sketch should be included with the nomination, including (where applicable) current or former service on federal advisory boards and federal employment. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the candidate agrees to the nomination, acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on the Committee, and will actively participate in good faith in the tasks of the Committee. To ensure adequate consideration of relevant perspectives and stakeholders, the Secretary of Commerce will seek to appoint Committee members with a VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Nov 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. The diverse membership of the Committee assures representation and expertise reflecting the full breadth of the Committee’s responsibilities and, where possible, NIST will also consider the ethnic, racial, and gender diversity of the United States. Alicia Chambers, NIST Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2021–25986 Filed 11–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–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; NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package 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 30410) during a 60-day comment period and on October 8, 2021 (86 FR 56256) for an additional 30-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package. OMB Control Number: 0648–0384. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (revision/extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,550. Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary and current and pending federal support; 6 hours for a semi-annual report; 8 hours for an annual report, 12 hours for a CRP final report, 10.5 hours for the RSP final report; and 1 hour for the milestone Gantt chart. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,312.5. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Ocean Program (COP), now known as the Competitive Research Program (CRP) under the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, provides direct financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreements for research supporting the management of coastal ecosystems and the NOAA RESTORE Science Program (RSP). The statutory authority for COP is Public Law 102– 567 Section 201 (Coastal Ocean Program). NOAA was authorized to establish and administer the Restore Science Program, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112– 141, Section 1604). Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, the Program is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. In addition to standard government application requirements, applicants for financial assistance are required to submit a project summary form, current and pending form, and a key contacts form for both programs. CRP recipients are required to file annual progress reports and a project final report using CRP formats. The RSP are required to file semi-annual progress reports, a final report, and a Gantt chart showing project milestones using RSP formats. All of these requirements are needed for better evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards. Several revisions are being requested for this information collection. The approved annual and final reports for CRP will be revised to include the request for publication digital object identifiers (DOIs). The RSP semi-annual and final reports will be revised to include end-user details. Finally, the Key Contacts Form will be removed from the package as the information contained in this document can be found in the Standard Form (SF)-424 form and Summary Title Page. Therefore, the estimated burden hours will be reduced by 150 hours. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or Tribal government. Frequency: Annually, semi-annually, and on occasion. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 30, 2021 / Notices Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. Legal Authority: N/A. 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 0648–0384. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–25964 Filed 11–29–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB543] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area; Cost Recovery Fee Notice for the Western Alaska Community Development Quota and Trawl Limited Access Privilege Programs National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of standard prices and fee percentage. AGENCY: NMFS publishes standard prices and fee percentages for cost recovery for the Amendment 80 Program, the American Fisheries Act (AFA) Program, the Aleutian Islands Pollock (AIP) Program, and the Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program in the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) management area. The fee percentage for 2021 is 1.43 percent for the Amendment 80 Program, 0.25 percent for the AFA inshore cooperatives, zero percent for the AIP program, and 0.83 percent for the CDQ Program. This notice is intended to provide the 2021 standard prices and fee percentages to calculate the required payment for cost recovery fees due by December 31, 2021. DATES: The standard prices and fee percentages are valid on November 30, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charmaine Weeks, Fee Coordinator, 907–586–7231. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background Section 304(d) of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes and requires the collection of cost recovery fees for limited access privilege programs and the CDQ Program. Cost recovery fees recover the actual costs directly related to the management, data collection, and enforcement of the programs. Section 304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act mandates that cost recovery fees not exceed 3 percent of the annual ex-vessel value of fish harvested by a program subject to a cost recovery fee, and that the fee be collected either at the time of landing, filing of a landing report, or sale of such fish during a fishing season or in the last quarter of the calendar year in which the fish is harvested. NMFS manages the Amendment 80 Program, AFA Program, and AIP 67921 Program as limited access privilege programs. On January 5, 2016, NMFS published a final rule to implement cost recovery for these three limited access privilege programs and the CDQ program (81 FR 150). The designated representative (for the purposes of cost recovery) for each program is responsible for submitting the fee payment to NMFS on or before the due date of December 31 of the year in which the landings were made. The total dollar amount of the fee due is determined by multiplying the NMFS published fee percentage by the exvessel value of all landings under the program made during the fishing year. NMFS publishes this notice of the fee percentages for the Amendment 80, AFA, AIP, and CDQ programs in the Federal Register by December 1 each year. Standard Prices The fee liability is based on the exvessel value of fish harvested in each program. For purposes of calculating cost recovery fees, NMFS calculates a standard ex-vessel price (standard price) for each species. A standard price is determined using information on landings purchased (volume) and exvessel value paid (value). For most groundfish species, NMFS annually summarizes volume and value information for landings of all fishery species subject to cost recovery to estimate a standard price for each species. The standard prices are described in U.S. dollars per pound for landings made during the year. The standard prices for all species in the Amendment 80, AFA, AIP, and CDQ programs are provided in Table 1. Each landing made under each program is multiplied by the appropriate standard price to arrive at an ex-vessel value for each landing. These values are summed together to arrive at the ex-vessel value of each program (fishery value). lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 TABLE 1—STANDARD EX-VESSEL PRICES BY SPECIES FOR THE 2021 FISHING YEAR Species Gear type Reporting period Arrowtooth flounder ............................................ Atka mackerel ..................................................... Flathead sole ...................................................... Greenland turbot ................................................ CDQ halibut ........................................................ Pacific cod .......................................................... All ................................. All ................................. All ................................. All ................................. Fixed gear .................... Fixed gear .................... Trawl gear .................... All ................................. All ................................. All ................................. All ................................. Fixed gear .................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to December ......................................... January to March ............................................... April to December .............................................. January to December ......................................... Pacific ocean perch ............................................ Pollock ................................................................ Rock sole ............................................................ Sablefish ............................................................. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:17 Nov 29, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Standard ex-vessel price per pound ($) 0.19 0.21 0.16 0.59 5.39 0.37 0.36 0.15 0.15 0.16 0.14 1.60

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 227 (Tuesday, November 30, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67920-67921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-25964]


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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; NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application Package

    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 30410) during a 60-day comment 
period and on October 8, 2021 (86 FR 56256) for an additional 30-day 
comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public 
comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.
    Title: NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Grants Proposal Application 
Package.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0384.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (revision/extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,550.
    Average Hours per Response: 30 minutes each for a project summary 
and current and pending federal support; 6 hours for a semi-annual 
report; 8 hours for an annual report, 12 hours for a CRP final report, 
10.5 hours for the RSP final report; and 1 hour for the milestone Gantt 
chart.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,312.5.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Ocean Program (COP), now known as 
the Competitive Research Program (CRP) under the National Centers for 
Coastal Ocean Science, provides direct financial assistance through 
grants and cooperative agreements for research supporting the 
management of coastal ecosystems and the NOAA RESTORE Science Program 
(RSP). The statutory authority for COP is Public Law 102-567 Section 
201 (Coastal Ocean Program). NOAA was authorized to establish and 
administer the Restore Science Program, in consultation with the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service, by the Resources and Ecosystems 
Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies (RESTORE) 
of the Gulf States Act of 2012 (Pub. L. 112-141, Section 1604). 
Identified in the RESTORE Act as the Gulf Coast Ecosystem restoration 
Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program, the Program 
is commonly known as the NOAA RESTORE Science Program. In addition to 
standard government application requirements, applicants for financial 
assistance are required to submit a project summary form, current and 
pending form, and a key contacts form for both programs. CRP recipients 
are required to file annual progress reports and a project final report 
using CRP formats. The RSP are required to file semi-annual progress 
reports, a final report, and a Gantt chart showing project milestones 
using RSP formats. All of these requirements are needed for better 
evaluation of proposals and monitoring of awards.
    Several revisions are being requested for this information 
collection. The approved annual and final reports for CRP will be 
revised to include the request for publication digital object 
identifiers (DOIs). The RSP semi-annual and final reports will be 
revised to include end-user details. Finally, the Key Contacts Form 
will be removed from the package as the information contained in this 
document can be found in the Standard Form (SF)-424 form and Summary 
Title Page. Therefore, the estimated burden hours will be reduced by 
150 hours.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-
profit organizations; Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local, or 
Tribal government.
    Frequency: Annually, semi-annually, and on occasion.

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    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Legal Authority: N/A.
    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 0648-0384.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-25964 Filed 11-29-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-JS-P