Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act., 14841-14842 [2022-05522]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2022 / Notices Call in information: +1 (415) 655– 0060, Access Code: 547–372–805. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda The Scientific and Statistical Committee will meet to review roles and responsibilities of the SSC as well as SSC work priorities for 2022. They will receive a presentation on the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s (NEFSC) State of the Ecosystem Report and provide the Northeast Fisheries Science Center any recommendations about revisions. They will consider other business as necessary. Although non-emergency issues not contained on the agenda may come before this Council for discussion, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Council action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this notice and any issues arising after publication of this notice that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the MagnusonStevens Act, provided the public has been notified of the Council’s intent to take final action to address the emergency. The public also should be aware that the meeting will be recorded. Consistent with 16 U.S.C. 1852, a copy of the recording is available upon request. Special Accommodations jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Thomas A. Nies, Executive Director, at (978) 465–0492, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 6 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 11, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05520 Filed 3–15–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Mar 15, 2022 Jkt 256001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act. 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 November 9, 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: Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0651. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 100 respondents annually filing 50 responses each. Average Hours per Response: 0.167. Total Annual Burden Hours: 835 hours. Needs and Uses: National Marine Fisheries Service’s Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection is requesting an extension of a currently approved information collection. The information collection involves certification of admissibility for importation of certain fish and fish products that are subject to requirements of the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection Act (Moratorium Protection Act) or the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). Pursuant to a final rule implementing certain provisions of the Moratorium PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14841 Protection Act (RIN 0648–BA89), certain fish or fish products of a nation may be subject to import prohibitions. To facilitate enforcement, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires that other fish or fish products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of admissibility. A duly authorized official/agent of the applicant’s Government must certify that the fish in the shipments being imported into the United States (U.S.) are of a species, or from fisheries, that are not subject to an import restriction. If a nation is identified under the Moratorium Protection Act and fails to receive a positive certification decision from the Secretary of Commerce, products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by the documentation of admissibility. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, import certification requirements apply in cases where foreign fisheries do not meet U.S. standards for marine mammal bycatch mitigation. A final rule (RIN 0648–AY15) implemented a procedure for making comparability findings for nations that are eligible for exporting fish and fish products to the United States. The nations may receive a comparability finding to export fish and fish products by providing documentation that a nation’s bycatch reduction regulatory program is comparable in effectiveness to that of the United States. Fish and fish products from a foreign fishery without a comparability finding are prohibited from entry into U.S. commerce. To facilitate enforcement, NMFS requires that other fish or fish products from that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of admissibility. The Certification of Admissibility information is used by Customs and Border Protection authorities to determine that inbound seafood shipments are not subject to trade restrictions. NMFS uses the information to ensure compliance with fish product embargos and to assess compliance with international fishery management regulations. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Dependent upon import rate of fish or fish products subject to prohibition(s). Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: 50 CFR part 216; 50 CFR part 300, subpart N. This information collection request may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1 14842 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 16, 2022 / Notices 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 0648–0651. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–05522 Filed 3–15–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY [CEQ–2022–0003] Council on Environmental Quality. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR), Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Before doing so, CEQ is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. The PRA requires Federal agencies to publish a notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. An agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 16, 2022. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number CEQ– jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: 17:16 Mar 15, 2022 Pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), CEQ is soliciting comments and information to enable it to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of CEQ, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) evaluate the accuracy of CEQ’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. CEQ will consider the comments received and amend the ICR as appropriate. CEQ then will submit the final ICR package to OMB for review and approval. At that time, CEQ will issue another Federal Register notice to announce the submission of the ICR to OMB and the opportunity to submit additional comments to OMB. Abstract: The information collection activity provides a means to garner qualitative stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner. CEQ envisions using surveys and focus groups to enhance customer service, improve product development, target messaging, ensure quality control, engage with stakeholders, and spur innovation. Information gathered will yield SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery VerDate Sep<11>2014 2022–0003, by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–456–6546. • Mail: Council on Environmental Quality, 730 Jackson Place NW, Washington, DC 20503. All submissions received must include the agency name, ‘‘Council on Environmental Quality,’’ and the docket number, CEQ–2022–0003. All comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be private, Confidential Business Information (CBI), or other information, the disclosure of which is restricted by statute. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this Information Collection Request, please contact Sharmila L. Murthy at 202–395–5750 or Sharmila.L.Murthy@ ceq.eop.gov. Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 qualitative information; the collections will not be designed or expected to yield statistically representative results, but rather provide insight about the challenges that subsets of stakeholders face. This feedback will provide insights into stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an understanding of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between CEQ and its stakeholders. It also will allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management and services. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. CEQ will assess responses to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from stakeholders on CEQ’s services will be unavailable. CEQ will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if the collections are voluntary; the collections are low burden for respondents and are low- or no-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; the collections are noncontroversial and do not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; the collections are targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with a program or may have experience with a program in the near future; personally identifiable information is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; information gathered will be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes; information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and information gathered will yield qualitative information. Title of Collection: CEQ Stakeholder Engagement. Form Numbers: None. Respondents/affected entities: Individuals and households; businesses, academic institutions, non-profit groups, and other organizations; or state, Tribal, local, or foreign governments. Respondent’s obligation to respond: Voluntary. Estimated number of respondents: 125,000 (over three years). Frequency of response: Once. E:\FR\FM\16MRN1.SGM 16MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 16, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14841-14842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05522]


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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; Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to 
Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium 
Protection Act.

    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 November 9, 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: Fishery Products Subject to Trade Restrictions Pursuant to 
Certification Under the High Seas Driftnet Fishing (HSDF) Moratorium 
Protection Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0651.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 100 respondents annually filing 50 responses 
each.
    Average Hours per Response: 0.167.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 835 hours.
    Needs and Uses: National Marine Fisheries Service's Office of 
International Affairs and Seafood Inspection is requesting an extension 
of a currently approved information collection.
    The information collection involves certification of admissibility 
for importation of certain fish and fish products that are subject to 
requirements of the High Seas Driftnet Fishing Moratorium Protection 
Act (Moratorium Protection Act) or the Marine Mammal Protection Act 
(MMPA).
    Pursuant to a final rule implementing certain provisions of the 
Moratorium Protection Act (RIN 0648-BA89), certain fish or fish 
products of a nation may be subject to import prohibitions. To 
facilitate enforcement, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) 
requires that other fish or fish products from that nation that are not 
subject to the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation 
of admissibility. A duly authorized official/agent of the applicant's 
Government must certify that the fish in the shipments being imported 
into the United States (U.S.) are of a species, or from fisheries, that 
are not subject to an import restriction. If a nation is identified 
under the Moratorium Protection Act and fails to receive a positive 
certification decision from the Secretary of Commerce, products from 
that nation that are not subject to the import prohibitions must be 
accompanied by the documentation of admissibility.
    Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, import certification 
requirements apply in cases where foreign fisheries do not meet U.S. 
standards for marine mammal bycatch mitigation. A final rule (RIN 0648-
AY15) implemented a procedure for making comparability findings for 
nations that are eligible for exporting fish and fish products to the 
United States. The nations may receive a comparability finding to 
export fish and fish products by providing documentation that a 
nation's bycatch reduction regulatory program is comparable in 
effectiveness to that of the United States. Fish and fish products from 
a foreign fishery without a comparability finding are prohibited from 
entry into U.S. commerce. To facilitate enforcement, NMFS requires that 
other fish or fish products from that nation that are not subject to 
the import prohibitions must be accompanied by documentation of 
admissibility.
    The Certification of Admissibility information is used by Customs 
and Border Protection authorities to determine that inbound seafood 
shipments are not subject to trade restrictions. NMFS uses the 
information to ensure compliance with fish product embargos and to 
assess compliance with international fishery management regulations.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Dependent upon import rate of fish or fish products 
subject to prohibition(s).
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits.
    Legal Authority: 50 CFR part 216; 50 CFR part 300, subpart N.
    This information collection request may be viewed at 
www.reginfo.gov.

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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 0648-0651.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-05522 Filed 3-15-22; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P