Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Permit Family of Forms, 71626-71627 [2021-27381]

Download as PDF 71626 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; West Coast Region Permit Family of Forms 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 October 15, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. Title: West Coast Region Permit Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0204. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,459. Average Hours per Response: Highly Migratory Species (Paper), New—20 minutes; Highly Migratory Species (Online), New—15 minutes; HMS Paper; Renew—10 minutes; HMS Online, Renew—5 minutes; CPS Renewal—10 minutes; CPS Transfer—30 minutes; LE DGN Renew—10 minutes; LE DGN Transfer—30 minutes; LE DGN Designation Request—30 minutes; LE DGN Exemption Request—30 minutes; Appeals—240 minutes; exempted fishing permit requests; 60 minutes; letters of acknowledgement—420 minutes; exempted educational activity authorization—420 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 198 hours. Needs and Uses: This is a request for a revision and extension to the existing reporting requirements of the collection of information West Coast Region Family of Forms (0648–0204). In addition to the extension of West Coast Region Family of Forms (0648–0204) this request includes a revision to this collection. The revision will include the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 addition of Letters of Authorization (LOA) and Exempted Educational Activity Authorizations (EEAA). Currently, LOAs and EEAAs are part of ICR Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity Submissions (0648–0309). Originally this information was collected under information collection 0648–0309 which included all the Exempted Fishing Permit’s (EFPs), EEAAs, and LOAs for all NOAA regions. Beginning in November 2021, these collections will be maintained by each regional office. Therefore, this notice proposes to combine the relevant collection information from 0648–0309 with the West Coast Region’s (WCR) information collection 0648–0204. The WCR Permits Office administers permits required for persons participating in Federally-managed fisheries off the West Coast under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management act, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Section 303(b)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act specifically authorizes the establishment of permit requirements. Almost all international, federal, state, and local fishery management authorities use permits as part of their management systems. The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) established regional fishery management councils, including the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council), to develop fishery management plans (FMP) for fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ). These plans, if approved by the Secretary of Commerce, are implemented by Federal regulations, which are enforced by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in cooperation with State agencies to the extent possible. FMPs are intended to regulate fishing for stocks to prevent overfishing and achieve the optimum yield from the fisheries for the benefit of the U.S. The Pacific Council has prepared FMPs for the coastal pelagic species (CPS) fishery and Pacific Highly Migratory Species (HMS) off the U.S. West Coast. Each of these FMPs created permit programs which are administered by the WCR, NMFS. There are two types of regulatory permits: Open access fishery permits and limited entry permits for selected fisheries. Open access permits are used in all fisheries where there are no specific limitations or eligibility criteria for entry to the fishery. Limited entry permits are used to prevent overcapitalization or address other management goals in the fishery and are issued to applicants for fishing activities that would otherwise be prohibited PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 under a fisheries management plan. Applicants for both open access and limited entry permits are required to submit applications to obtain these permits but are not required to submit reports on their fishing activities under these permits. Applicants for an EFP must submit written information that allows NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Council to evaluate the proposed exempted fishing project activities and weigh the benefits and costs of the proposed activities. The Pacific Council makes a recommendation on each EFP application and for successful applicants, NOAA Fisheries issues the EFP which contains terms and conditions for the project including various reporting requirements. The information included in an application is specified at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2) and the Pacific Council Operating Procedure #19. Permit holders are required to file preseason harvest plans, interim and/or final summary reports on the results of the project, and in some cases individual vessels and other permit holders are required to provide data reports (i.e., logbooks and/or catch reports). The results of EFPs are commonly used to explore ways to reduce effort on depressed stocks, encourage innovation and efficiency in the fishery, and provide access to constrained stocks by directly measuring the bycatch associated with current and proposed management measures. LOAs and EEAAs were historically collected under OMB control number 0648–0309. To reduce burden estimates, NMFS Headquarters proposes to move LOAs and EEAAs to their respective region’s permit familyof-forms collections. NMFS may grant exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using nonregulation gear). An EEAA is a permit issued by the Regional Office to accredited educational institutions that authorize, for educational purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under a fisheries management plan or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited. EEAAs are generally of limited scope and duration and authorize the take of the amount of fish necessary to demonstrate the lesson. Researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. LOAs are required under Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972 for the incidental take of marine mammals during fisheries surveys and related research activities conducted by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 240 / Friday, December 17, 2021 / Notices (NWFSC), NMFS. Management of certain marine mammals falls under the jurisdiction of the NMFS under the MMPA and Endangered Species Act (ESA) and mechanisms exist under both the MMPA and ESA to assess the effect of incidental takings and to authorize appropriate levels of take. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: HMS permits—biennial; CPS—biennial; DGN LE—annual; EFP— biennial; DGN LE Designation Request— annual; DGN LE Exemption Request— annual; Appeals—annual; LOA— annual; EEAA—annual. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain a permit. Keep a valid vessel permit while fishing and provide accurate data on forms. Legal Authority: MSA, MMPA, ESA. 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 0648–0204. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2021–27381 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Proposed Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: The Committee is proposing to add product(s) and service(s) to the Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities, and deletes service(s) previously furnished by such agencies. DATES: Comments must be received on or before: January 16, 2022. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Dec 16, 2021 Jkt 256001 Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, 1401 S Clark Street, Suite 715, Arlington, Virginia 22202–4149. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information or to submit comments contact: Michael R. Jurkowski, Telephone: (703) 785–6404, or email CMTEFedReg@AbilityOne.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 8503(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. ADDRESSES: Additions If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in this notice will be required to procure the product(s) and service(s) listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. The following product(s) and service(s) are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Product(s) NSN(s)—Product Name(s): MR 10808—Ice Cream Bowl, Includes Shipper 20808 Designated Source of Supply: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Inc., WinstonSalem, NC Contracting Activity: Military Resale-Defense Commissary Agency Mandatory for: The requirements of military commissaries and exchanges in accordance with the 41 CFR 51–6.4 Distribution: C-List Service(s) Service Type: Logistics Support Service Mandatory for: U.S. Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Baltimore, MD Designated Source of Supply: Chimes District of Columbia, Baltimore, MD Contracting Activity: U.S. COAST GUARD, SFLC PROCUREMENT BRANCH 3(00040) Service Type: Custodial Service Mandatory for: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Juneau Forestry Sciences Lab, Juneau, AK Designated Source of Supply: REACH, Inc., Juneau, AK Contracting Activity: FOREST SERVICE, USDA–FS, CSA NORTHWEST 4 Service Type: Storage, Management and Fulfillment of Personal Protective Equipment Safety Stock Mandatory for: Department of Homeland Security, Washington, DC Designated Source of Supply: LC Industries, Inc. in Durham, NC Contracting Activity: Department of Homeland Security, Departmental Operations Acquisitions Division, Washington, DC. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71627 Note: The proposed service listed immediately above originally appeared on December 10, 2021 but contains a correction to note the Designated Source of Supply. The due date for comments remains on or before January 8, 2022. Deletions The following service(s) are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Service(s) Service Type: Administrative Services Mandatory for: Internal Revenue Service Mailroom: 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX Designated Source of Supply: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Dallas, TX Contracting Activity: TREASURY, DEPARTMENT OF THE, DEPT OF TREAS/ Service Type: Administrative Services Mandatory for: Internal Revenue Service Collections Department: 1100 Commerce Street, Dallas, TX Designated Source of Supply: Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc., Dallas, TX Contracting Activity: TREASURY, DEPARTMENT OF THE, DEPT OF TREAS/ Michael R. Jurkowski, Acting Director, Business Operations. [FR Doc. 2021–27353 Filed 12–16–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary Revised Non-Foreign Overseas Per Diem Rates Defense Human Resources Activity, Department of Defense (DoD). ACTION: Notice of revised per diem rates in non-foreign areas outside the continental U.S. AGENCY: Defense Human Resources Activity (DHRA) publishes this Civilian Personnel Per Diem Bulletin Number 319. Bulletin Number 319 lists current per diem rates prescribed for reimbursement of subsistence expenses while on official Government travel to Alaska, Hawaii, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the possessions of the United States. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 lodging rate review resulted in a seasonal rate change for the Isle of Oahu, Hawaii. All other rates remain the same. DATES: The updated rates take effect December 17, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shelly Greendyk, 571–372–1249, shelly.l.greendyk.civ@mail.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document notifies the public of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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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; West Coast Region Permit Family of Forms

    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 October 15, 2021 during a 60-day comment period. 
This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments.
    Agency: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Commerce.
    Title: West Coast Region Permit Family of Forms.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0204.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,459.
    Average Hours per Response: Highly Migratory Species (Paper), New--
20 minutes; Highly Migratory Species (Online), New--15 minutes; HMS 
Paper; Renew--10 minutes; HMS Online, Renew--5 minutes; CPS Renewal--10 
minutes; CPS Transfer--30 minutes; LE DGN Renew--10 minutes; LE DGN 
Transfer--30 minutes; LE DGN Designation Request--30 minutes; LE DGN 
Exemption Request--30 minutes; Appeals--240 minutes; exempted fishing 
permit requests; 60 minutes; letters of acknowledgement--420 minutes; 
exempted educational activity authorization--420 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 198 hours.
    Needs and Uses: This is a request for a revision and extension to 
the existing reporting requirements of the collection of information 
West Coast Region Family of Forms (0648-0204). In addition to the 
extension of West Coast Region Family of Forms (0648-0204) this request 
includes a revision to this collection. The revision will include the 
addition of Letters of Authorization (LOA) and Exempted Educational 
Activity Authorizations (EEAA). Currently, LOAs and EEAAs are part of 
ICR Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational 
Activity Submissions (0648-0309).
    Originally this information was collected under information 
collection 0648-0309 which included all the Exempted Fishing Permit's 
(EFPs), EEAAs, and LOAs for all NOAA regions. Beginning in November 
2021, these collections will be maintained by each regional office. 
Therefore, this notice proposes to combine the relevant collection 
information from 0648-0309 with the West Coast Region's (WCR) 
information collection 0648-0204.
    The WCR Permits Office administers permits required for persons 
participating in Federally-managed fisheries off the West Coast under 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management act, 16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq. Section 303(b)(1) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act specifically 
authorizes the establishment of permit requirements. Almost all 
international, federal, state, and local fishery management authorities 
use permits as part of their management systems.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) established regional fishery 
management councils, including the Pacific Fishery Management Council 
(Pacific Council), to develop fishery management plans (FMP) for 
fisheries in the U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ). These plans, if 
approved by the Secretary of Commerce, are implemented by Federal 
regulations, which are enforced by the National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), in cooperation with 
State agencies to the extent possible. FMPs are intended to regulate 
fishing for stocks to prevent overfishing and achieve the optimum yield 
from the fisheries for the benefit of the U.S. The Pacific Council has 
prepared FMPs for the coastal pelagic species (CPS) fishery and Pacific 
Highly Migratory Species (HMS) off the U.S. West Coast. Each of these 
FMPs created permit programs which are administered by the WCR, NMFS.
    There are two types of regulatory permits: Open access fishery 
permits and limited entry permits for selected fisheries. Open access 
permits are used in all fisheries where there are no specific 
limitations or eligibility criteria for entry to the fishery. Limited 
entry permits are used to prevent overcapitalization or address other 
management goals in the fishery and are issued to applicants for 
fishing activities that would otherwise be prohibited under a fisheries 
management plan. Applicants for both open access and limited entry 
permits are required to submit applications to obtain these permits but 
are not required to submit reports on their fishing activities under 
these permits.
    Applicants for an EFP must submit written information that allows 
NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Council to evaluate the proposed 
exempted fishing project activities and weigh the benefits and costs of 
the proposed activities. The Pacific Council makes a recommendation on 
each EFP application and for successful applicants, NOAA Fisheries 
issues the EFP which contains terms and conditions for the project 
including various reporting requirements. The information included in 
an application is specified at 50 CFR 600.745(b)(2) and the Pacific 
Council Operating Procedure #19. Permit holders are required to file 
preseason harvest plans, interim and/or final summary reports on the 
results of the project, and in some cases individual vessels and other 
permit holders are required to provide data reports (i.e., logbooks 
and/or catch reports). The results of EFPs are commonly used to explore 
ways to reduce effort on depressed stocks, encourage innovation and 
efficiency in the fishery, and provide access to constrained stocks by 
directly measuring the bycatch associated with current and proposed 
management measures. LOAs and EEAAs were historically collected under 
OMB control number 0648-0309. To reduce burden estimates, NMFS 
Headquarters proposes to move LOAs and EEAAs to their respective 
region's permit family-of-forms collections. NMFS may grant exemptions 
from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., 
using nonregulation gear). An EEAA is a permit issued by the Regional 
Office to accredited educational institutions that authorize, for 
educational purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species 
managed under a fisheries management plan or fishery regulations that 
would otherwise be prohibited. EEAAs are generally of limited scope and 
duration and authorize the take of the amount of fish necessary to 
demonstrate the lesson. Researchers are requested to submit reports of 
their scientific research activity after its completion. LOAs are 
required under Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA) of 1972 for the incidental take of marine mammals during 
fisheries surveys and related research activities conducted by the 
Northwest Fisheries Science Center

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(NWFSC), NMFS. Management of certain marine mammals falls under the 
jurisdiction of the NMFS under the MMPA and Endangered Species Act 
(ESA) and mechanisms exist under both the MMPA and ESA to assess the 
effect of incidental takings and to authorize appropriate levels of 
take.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: HMS permits--biennial; CPS--biennial; DGN LE--annual; 
EFP--biennial; DGN LE Designation Request--annual; DGN LE Exemption 
Request--annual; Appeals--annual; LOA--annual; EEAA--annual.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain a permit. Keep a valid 
vessel permit while fishing and provide accurate data on forms.
    Legal Authority: MSA, MMPA, ESA.
    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 0648-0204.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2021-27381 Filed 12-16-21; 8:45 am]
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