Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Permit Application, Logbook Reporting and Vessel Marking, 68646 [2021-26321]

Download as PDF 68646 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 230 / Friday, December 3, 2021 / Notices TABLE 1—TAKE ANALYSIS—Continued Authorized take Species Striped dolphin ................................................................................................. Fraser’s dolphin ............................................................................................... Risso’s dolphin ................................................................................................. Melon-headed whale ....................................................................................... Pygmy killer whale ........................................................................................... False killer whale ............................................................................................. Killer whale ...................................................................................................... Short-finned pilot whale ................................................................................... Scaled take 1 1,212 338 934 1,978 426 678 7 572 Abundance 2 347.9 97.0 275.5 583.6 125.7 200.0 n/a 168.8 % abundance 5,229 1,665 3,764 7,003 2,126 3,204 267 1,981 6.7 5.8 7.3 8.3 5.9 6.2 2.6 8.5 1 Scalar ratios were applied to ‘‘Authorized Take’’ values as described at 86 FR 5322, 5404 (January 19, 2021) to derive scaled take numbers shown here. 2 Best abundance estimate. For most taxa, the best abundance estimate for purposes of comparison with take estimates is considered here to be the model-predicted abundance (Roberts et al., 2016). For those taxa where a density surface model predicting abundance by month was produced, the maximum mean seasonal abundance was used. For those taxa where abundance is not predicted by month, only mean annual abundance is available. For the killer whale, the larger estimated SAR abundance estimate is used. 3 The final rule refers to the GOM Bryde’s whale (Balaenoptera edeni). These whales were subsequently described as a new species, Rice’s whale (Balaenoptera ricei) (Rosel et al., 2021). 4 Includes 13 takes by Level A harassment and 512 takes by Level B harassment. Scalar ratio is applied to takes by Level B harassment only; small numbers determination made on basis of scaled Level B harassment take plus authorized Level A harassment take. Based on the analysis contained herein of Anadarko’s proposed survey activity described in its LOA application and the anticipated take of marine mammals, NMFS finds that small numbers of marine mammals will be taken relative to the affected species or stock sizes and therefore is of no more than small numbers. Authorization NMFS has determined that the level of taking for this LOA request is consistent with the findings made for the total taking allowable under the incidental take regulations and that the amount of take authorized under the LOA is of no more than small numbers. Accordingly, we have issued an LOA to Anadarko authorizing the take of marine mammals incidental to its geophysical survey activity, as described above. Dated: November 30, 2021. Kimberly Damon-Randall, Director, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–26311 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; High Seas Fishing Permit Application, Logbook Reporting and Vessel Marking The Department of Commerce will submit the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:06 Dec 02, 2021 Jkt 256001 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 August 19, 2021 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: High Seas Fishing Permit Application, Logbook Reporting and Vessel Marking. OMB Control Number: 0648–0304. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular [extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 600. Average Hours per Response: Permit application with vessel photo, 30 minutes; request to authorize a fishery on the high seas, 40 hours; transshipment notices and reports, 1 hour; power-down and power-on requests, 10 minutes; observer notification, 5 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 151. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. United States vessels that fish on the high seas (waters beyond the U.S. exclusive economic zone) are required to possess a permit issued under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act (HSFCA). Applicants for this permit must submit information to identify their vessels, owners and operators of the vessels, and intended fishing areas. PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 The application information is used to process permits and to maintain a register of vessels authorized to fish on the high seas. The HSFCA also requires vessels be marked for identification and enforcement purposes. Vessels must be marked in three locations (port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on a weather deck) with their official number or radio call sign. These requirements apply to all vessels fishing on the high seas. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Every five years or on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: High Seas Fishing Compliance Act. 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 0648–0304. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–26321 Filed 12–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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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; High Seas Fishing Permit Application, Logbook Reporting and 
Vessel Marking

    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 August 19, 2021 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: High Seas Fishing Permit Application, Logbook Reporting and 
Vessel Marking.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0304.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular [extension of a current information 
collection].
    Number of Respondents: 600.
    Average Hours per Response: Permit application with vessel photo, 
30 minutes; request to authorize a fishery on the high seas, 40 hours; 
transshipment notices and reports, 1 hour; power-down and power-on 
requests, 10 minutes; observer notification, 5 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 151.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection. United States vessels that fish on the 
high seas (waters beyond the U.S. exclusive economic zone) are required 
to possess a permit issued under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act 
(HSFCA). Applicants for this permit must submit information to identify 
their vessels, owners and operators of the vessels, and intended 
fishing areas.
    The application information is used to process permits and to 
maintain a register of vessels authorized to fish on the high seas. The 
HSFCA also requires vessels be marked for identification and 
enforcement purposes. Vessels must be marked in three locations (port 
and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on a weather deck) 
with their official number or radio call sign. These requirements apply 
to all vessels fishing on the high seas.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Every five years or on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: High Seas Fishing Compliance Act.
    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 0648-0304.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-26321 Filed 12-2-21; 8:45 am]
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