Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board, 71623-71624 [2021-27318]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices 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 Christopher Liese, Industry Economist, SEFSC, NMFS, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami FL 33149, (305) 365–4109, christopher.liese@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NOAA Fisheries, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, annually collects socioeconomic data from commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic shrimp fisheries who hold one or more permits for harvesting shrimp from federal waters (U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone). A collection of economic information from fishers affected by the management of federal commercial fisheries is needed to ensure that national goals, objectives, and requirements of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MFCMA) and other laws are met. The data is needed to conduct socioeconomic analyses in support of management of the shrimp fishery and to satisfy legal requirements. Information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital investment and other socioeconomic information is collected from a random sample of permit holders. The data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted by and respond to federal regulation likely to be considered by fishery managers. No changes are requested with this renewal request. II. Method of Collection III. Data jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 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. 2021–27401 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] The information will be collected on paper using a mail survey. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE OMB Control Number: 0648–0591. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 650 permit holders. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 488 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide advice on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71623 National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal Advisory Committee database: https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicPage. The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m. (EST). ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more information and for virtual access see below in the DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. For any questions concerning the meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College Program. Email: oar.sg-feedback@noaa.gov Phone Number 301–734–1088. To attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P. to Donna Brown (contact information above) by Wednesday, January 5, 2022. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a public comment period on Thursday, January 6 at 4:25 p.m. (EST). (Check agenda using the link in the Matters to be Considered section to confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or written statements. In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by Monday, December 31, 2021 to provide sufficient time for Board review. Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by Friday, December 31, 2021. The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act (Pub. L. 94–461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program with respect to operations FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 71624 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them for review and advice. Matters To Be Considered: Board members will discuss and vote on Guam Sea Grant’s Institutional Status. https:// seagrant.noaa.gov/About/AdvisoryBoard. Eric Locklear, Acting Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2021–27318 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KA–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB629] Marine Mammals; File No. 25498 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application for permit amendment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that Titan Productions, Limited, 51–55 Whiteladies Road Bristol, BS8 2LY, United Kingdom (Responsible Party: Lucy Meadows), has applied for an amendment to Commercial and Educational Photography Permit No. 25498. SUMMARY: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before January 18, 2022. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available upon written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Written comments on this application should be submitted via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include File No. 25498–01 in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request via email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@ noaa.gov. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Hapeman or Carrie Hubard, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject amendment to Permit No. 25498 is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 25498, issued on April 13, 2021 (86 FR 26014), authorizes the permit holder to film the natural behaviors of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus), gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus), and killer whales (Orcinus orca) as part of a wildlife documentary about the marine life along the Pacific Coast. Filming may occur topside from the vessel, underwater, and via an unmanned aircraft system in the waters of California and Alaska. The permit holder is requesting the permit be amended to authorize (1) a new filming area in Southern California waters; (2) an increase in the number of gray whales targeted for filming from 352 to 428 whales annually and California sea lions that may be opportunistically filmed from 70 to 105 sea lions annually for the new filming area; (3) the use of divers when filming gray whales underwater; and (4) the use of a towed camera when filming killer whales underwater. The permit would remain valid through December 31, 2022. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), an initial determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, NMFS is forwarding copies of this application to the Marine Mammal Commission and its Committee of Scientific Advisors. Dated: December 7, 2021. Julia M. Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2021–27393 Filed 12–16–21; 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; Northeast Multispecies Amendment 16 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 15, 2022. 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– 0605 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 Claire Fitz-Gerald, Fishery Policy Analyst, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, (978) 281–9255, and Claire.FitzGerald@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for the revision and extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. We, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), and the Regional Fishery Management Councils are delegated the majority of this responsibility. The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) develops management plans for fishery resources in New England. In 2010, we implemented a new suite of regulations for the Northeast (NE) multispecies fishery through Amendment 16 to the NE Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP). This action updated status determination criteria for all regulated NE multispecies or ocean pout stocks; adopted rebuilding programs for NE multispecies (groundfish) stocks newly classified as being overfished and subject to overfishing; revised management measures, including significant revisions to the sector management E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 240 (Friday, December 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71623-71624]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-27318]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Public Meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board

AGENCY: Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce 
(DOC).

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming meeting of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board), a 
Federal Advisory Committee. Board members will discuss and provide 
advice on the National Sea Grant College Program (Sea Grant) in the 
areas of program evaluation, strategic planning, education and 
extension, science and technology programs, and other matters as 
described in the agenda found on the Sea Grant website. For more 
information on this Federal Advisory Committee please visit the Federal 
Advisory Committee database: https://www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACAPublicPage.

DATES: The announced meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 6, 2022 
from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (EST).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held virtually only. For more 
information and for virtual access see below in the For Further 
Information Contact section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For any questions concerning the 
meeting, please contact Ms. Donna Brown, National Sea Grant College 
Program. Email: [email protected] Phone Number 301-734-1088. To 
attend via webinar, please R.S.V.P. to Donna Brown (contact information 
above) by Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Status: The meeting will be open to public participation with a 
public comment period on Thursday, January 6 at 4:25 p.m. (EST). (Check 
agenda using the link in the Matters to be Considered section to 
confirm time.) The Board expects that public statements presented at 
its meetings will not be repetitive of previously submitted verbal or 
written statements. In general, each individual or group making a 
verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of three (3) 
minutes. Written comments should be received by Ms. Donna Brown by 
Monday, December 31, 2021 to provide sufficient time for Board review. 
Written comments received after the deadline will be distributed to the 
Board, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date.
    Special Accommodations: The Board meeting is virtually accessible 
to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation 
or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Ms. Donna Brown by 
Friday, December 31, 2021.
    The Board, which consists of a balanced representation from 
academia, industry, state government and citizens groups, was 
established in 1976 by Section 209 of the Sea Grant Improvement Act 
(Pub. L. 94-461, 33 U.S.C. 1128). The Board advises the Secretary of 
Commerce and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program 
with respect to operations

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under the Act, and such other matters as the Secretary refers to them 
for review and advice.
    Matters To Be Considered: Board members will discuss and vote on 
Guam Sea Grant's Institutional Status. https://seagrant.noaa.gov/About/Advisory-Board.

Eric Locklear,
Acting Chief Financial Officer/Administrative Officer, Office of 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2021-27318 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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