Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting, 15918-15919 [2022-05813]

Download as PDF 15918 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices 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; Survey To Collect Economic Data From Recreational Anglers Along the Atlantic Coast National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of information collection, request for comment. AGENCY: 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 May 20, 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– 0783 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 Scott Steinback, Economist, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, 166 Water St., Woods Hole, MA 02543. Tel: (508) 645– 6443 or scott.steinback@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for revision and extension of a currently approved information collection and is sponsored by NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). The original data collection effort in 2019 under OMB Control Number 0648– 0783 was to assess how changes in saltwater recreational fishing regulations affect angler effort, angler welfare, fishing mortality, and future stock levels. That data collection effort focused on anglers who fished for VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 Atlantic cod and haddock off the Atlantic coast from Maine to Massachusetts. In 2020, the collection was revised to remove the cod and haddock survey and add a survey focused on anglers who fish for summer flounder and black sea bass along the Atlantic coast from Massachusetts to North Carolina. This current revision will re-add the original cod and haddock survey to this control number. The objective of the surveys will be to understand how anglers respond to changes in management options and fishing regulations (e.g., bag limits, size limits, dates of open seasons, etc.) along the Atlantic coast. We are conducting this survey to improve our ability to understand and predict how changes in management options and regulations may change the number of trips anglers take for highly sought after recreational fish species. This data will allow fisheries managers to conduct updated and improved analysis of the socioeconomic effects to recreational anglers and to coastal communities of proposed changes in fishing regulations. The recreational fishing community and regional fisheries management councils have requested more species-specific socio-economic studies of recreational fishing that can be used in the analysis of fisheries policies. These surveys will address that stated need for more species-specific studies. The population consists of those anglers who fish in saltwater along the Atlantic coast and who possess a license to fish. A sample of anglers will be drawn from state fishing license frames. The survey will be conducted using both mail and email to contact anglers and invite them to take the survey online. Anglers not responding to the online survey may receive a paper survey in the mail. II. Method of Collection The survey will be conducted using two modes: Mail and internet. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0783. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Legal Authority: 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. 2022–05948 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB893] Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Ad Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold a public meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday April 5, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time or until SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES business for the day has been completed. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the Pacific Council’s website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov) or contact him at (503) 820– 2412 for technical assistance. Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2409. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this online meeting is for the MPC to discuss several issues related to offshore wind energy development and NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas, and to develop recommendations in advance of upcoming public comment opportunities on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s Oregon Call Areas for offshore wind energy and NOAA’s Notice of Intent to develop an Environmental Impact Statement for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas. Other marine planning topics or emerging issues may be discussed as necessary. The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific Council’s website in advance of the meeting. Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt (kris.kleinschmidt@ noaa.gov; (503) 820–2412) at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: March 15, 2022. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2022–05813 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 15919 fishing activity for all coastal states from Maine through Mississippi, as well as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Administration FES estimates are combined with estimates derived from complementary Agency Information Collection surveys of fishing trips, the AccessActivities; Submission to the Office of Point Angler Intercept Survey, to Management and Budget (OMB) for estimate total, state-level fishing catch, Review and Approval; Comment by species. These estimates are used in Request; Marine Recreational the development, implementation, and Information Program, Fishing Effort monitoring of fishery management Survey programs by NOAA Fisheries, regional fishery management councils, interstate The Department of Commerce will marine fisheries commissions, and state submit the following information fishery agencies. collection request to the Office of The proposed collection will include Management and Budget (OMB) for experimental work to evaluate nonreview and clearance in accordance sampling errors in recreational fishing with the Paperwork Reduction Act of surveys. Specifically, the revision will 1995, on or after the date of publication include three mail survey of this notice. We invite the general questionnaires designed to evaluate public and other Federal agencies to measurement error in the reporting of comment on proposed, and continuing saltwater fishing effort and possession information collections, which helps us of a saltwater fishing license. assess the impact of our information Affected Public: Individuals or collection requirements and minimize households. the public’s reporting burden. Public Frequency: On occasion. comments were previously requested Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. via the Federal Register on January 7, This information collection request 2022, during a 60-day comment period. may be viewed at www.reginfo.gov. This notice allows for an additional 30 Follow the instructions to view the days for public comments. Department of Commerce collections Agency: National Oceanic and currently under review by OMB. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Written comments and Commerce. recommendations for the proposed Title: Marine Recreational Information information collection should be Program, Fishing Effort Survey. submitted within 30 days of the OMB Control Number: 0648–0652. publication of this notice on the Form Number(s): None. following website www.reginfo.gov/ Type of Request: Regular (revision public/do/PRAMain. Find this and extension of current information particular information collection by collection.) selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Number of Respondents: 113,000. Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or Average Hours per Response: 5 by using the search function and minutes. entering either the title of the collection Burden Hours: 9,417. or the OMB Control Number 0648–0652. Needs and Uses: Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and Sheleen Dumas, effort data, fish biology data, and angler Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of socioeconomic characteristics. These the Chief Information Officer, Commerce data are required to carry out provisions Department. of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery [FR Doc. 2022–05945 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] Conservation and Management Act (16 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Marine recreational fishing catch and National Oceanic and Atmospheric effort data are collected through a Administration combination of mail surveys, telephone surveys and on-site intercept surveys Sanctuary System Business Advisory with recreational anglers. The Marine Council: Public Meeting Recreational Information Program (MRIP) Fishing Effort Survey (FES) is a AGENCY: Office of National Marine self-administered, household mail Sanctuaries (ONMS), National Ocean survey that samples from a residential Service (NOS), National Oceanic and address frame to collect data on the Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), number of recreational anglers and the Department of Commerce (DOC). number of recreational fishing trips. The ACTION: Notice of open public meeting. survey estimates marine recreational DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 54 (Monday, March 21, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15918-15919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-05813]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[RTID 0648-XB893]


Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council's (Pacific Council) Ad 
Hoc Marine Planning Committee (MPC) will hold a public meeting.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday April 5, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time or until

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business for the day has been completed.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held online. Specific meeting 
information, including directions on how to join the meeting and system 
requirements will be provided in the meeting announcement on the 
Pacific Council's website (see www.pcouncil.org). You may send an email 
to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt ([email protected]) or contact him at 
(503) 820-2412 for technical assistance.
    Council address: Pacific Fishery Management Council, 7700 NE 
Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220-1384.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kerry Griffin, Staff Officer, Pacific 
Council; telephone: (503) 820-2409.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The primary purpose of this online meeting 
is for the MPC to discuss several issues related to offshore wind 
energy development and NOAA Aquaculture Opportunity Areas, and to 
develop recommendations in advance of upcoming public comment 
opportunities on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's Oregon Call 
Areas for offshore wind energy and NOAA's Notice of Intent to develop 
an Environmental Impact Statement for Aquaculture Opportunity Areas. 
Other marine planning topics or emerging issues may be discussed as 
necessary. The meeting agenda will be available on the Pacific 
Council's website in advance of the meeting.
    Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda 
may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action 
during this meeting. Action will be restricted to those issues 
specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after 
publication of this document that require emergency action under 
section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to 
take final action to address the emergency.

Special Accommodations

    Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids 
should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt 
([email protected]; (503) 820-2412) at least 10 days prior to 
the meeting date.
    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.

    Dated: March 15, 2022.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service.
[FR Doc. 2022-05813 Filed 3-18-22; 8:45 am]
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