Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs, 15921-15922 [2022-05946]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices the Survey furthers the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) Roadmap (2013) Sections 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.8, and 3.1.4. This information would be collected at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) and the University of Oklahoma’s Center for Risk and Crisis Management (CRCM), who has developed data collection instruments that would allow for more routine and longitudinal data collection, as the data will be collected on an annual basis. Furthermore, this team has developed interactive ‘‘dashboards’’, or tools, to visualize the aggregated data. Respondents include adults (age 18+) who reside in the United States, recruited by survey companies that maintain large panels of people who sign up to complete internet surveys, such as Qualtrics and Survey Sampling International. Respondents will be asked questions about the ways they have received, interpreted, and responded to NWS information, forecasts, and warnings for severe, tropical, and winter weather hazards. Questions about preparedness for specific hazards such as heat waves, tornadoes, and drought may also be included. This data collection serves many purposes, including gaining a better understanding of how key factors within a given population, or organization, vary over time, location, and across different groups; the ability to detect gradual trends or abrupt changes in those factors over time or in response to particular events; and the potential to explore possible correlations and causal relationships with other observed variables of interest. These data will be used by the OSTI in NWS to develop a baseline and performance metrics to improve the information and services it provides and to help members of the weather enterprise answer basic questions about the people in the communities they serve, which is a necessary step towards customizing and improving risk communication, education, and decision support to meet the characteristics of the community, including those in vulnerable populations. The information collected will help identify differences and best practices between communities and assist NWS in developing new education and risk communication strategies. The survey data and its associated dashboard will serve as interactive tools to allow NWS forecasters, partners, and policymakers to access and explore data for training and performance evaluation purposes. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 The second proposed collection is sponsored through NOAA’s FY2021 Weather Program Office’s Social Science Program, and addresses the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBES) component of meeting NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) Vision Areas (2020–2026) to integrate SBES into products, tools, and services that improve weather and air quality forecasting and societal outcomes. This proposal aims to create an online survey system for collecting data on the publics’ perception and response to four different hazards: Tornados, thunderstorm winds over 70 miles per hour (mph), flash floods, and winter weather. The online surveys will be the building blocks for a multi-year, crosssectional database on human perception and response. The survey system will enable individual National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) to disseminate Quick Response Surveys (QRS) soon after a hazardous event occurs to collect perishable data on the publics’ perceptions and response. Select WFOs will distribute the QRSs using web links on NWS social media and core partners’ social media or email lists. Surveys will ask the public questions on timing, location, weather information sources, motivations and influences for taking protective action to gain insights into how NWS warning communications interact with these factors to result in protective action behaviors. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: Once. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. Ch. 111, Weather Research and Forecasting Information. 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 the title of the collection. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–05943 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15921 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; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs 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 29, 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: Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs. OMB Control Number: 0648–0711. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 1,722. Average Hours per Response: Fee payments: 1 minute; volume and value reports (electronic submission): 1 minute; IFQ Registered Buyer Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report (nonelectronic submission): 2 hours; fee calculation forms: 30 minutes; administrative appeals: 4 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 82 hours. Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Regional Office (NMFS AKR), is requesting renewal and revision of a currently approved information collection that contains requirements for the NMFS AKR cost recovery fee programs and the observer coverage fee program. Three revisions are requested for this collection. A slight revision is requested to change the title of the collection from ‘‘Alaska Quota Cost Recovery Programs’’ to ‘‘Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs.’’ Revisions are necessary to two forms because NMFS AKR has finished transitioning to online fee payments and these forms are no longer E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 15922 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 54 / Monday, March 21, 2022 / Notices used to submit payments by mail. The IFQ Permit Holder Fee Submission Form and the Registered Crab Receiver Fee Submission Form have been revised and renamed the IFQ Permit Holder Fee Calculation Form and the Registered Crab Receiver Fee Calculation Form, respectively. This information collection is necessary under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), which authorizes observer deployment fees and cost recovery fees. Section 304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act authorizes and requires the collection of cost recovery fees for limited access privilege programs and community development quota programs. Section 313 of the Magnuson-Stevens Act authorizes a system of fees to support a fisheries research plan and deploy observers in the North Pacific fisheries. The fee documentation forms and volume and value reports that are included in this collection are necessary to track, verify, and enforce the fee collection systems. This information collection is required in Federal regulations at 50 CFR parts 679 and 680. Information on the observer coverage fee and cost recovery fee programs is provided on the NMFS Alaska Region website at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/ commercial-fishing/cost-recoveryprograms-fee-collection-and-feepayment-alaska. Cost recovery fees may not exceed 3 percent of the ex-vessel value of the fishery, and must recover the incremental (program) costs associated with management, data collection, and enforcement of these programs that are directly incurred by government agencies tasked with overseeing these fisheries. NMFS recovers program costs of seven cost recovery programs in this information collection: Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Central Gulf of Alaska Rockfish Program; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program; American Fisheries Act Program; Aleutian Islands Pollock Program; and Amendment 80 Program. The party responsible for paying the cost recovery fee varies by program. The observer coverage fee funds deployment of observers and electronic monitoring in the partial coverage category of the North Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program). Unlike the cost recovery fees, this is a straight fee and does not recover incremental costs associated with the program. NMFS assesses a fee of 1.65 percent of the exvessel value of groundfish and halibut VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:01 Mar 18, 2022 Jkt 256001 landed in the partial coverage category under the Observer Program. The information collected by observers provides scientific information for minimizing bycatch and managing the groundfish and halibut fisheries in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska. Catcher vessel owners split the observer coverage fee with the registered buyers or owners of shoreside or stationary floating processors. While the owners of catcher vessels and processors in the partial coverage category are each responsible for paying their portion of the fee, the owners of shoreside or stationary floating processors and registered buyers are responsible for collecting the fees from catcher vessels, and remitting the full fee to NMFS. Owners of catcher/ processors in the partial coverage category are responsible for remitting the full fee to NMFS. Processors that receive and purchase landings of IFQ halibut or sablefish, rockfish, groundfish, and crab subject to observer and/or cost recovery fees must annually submit an ex-vessel volume and value report that provides information on the pounds purchased and value paid. NMFS uses this information to establish the total exvessel value of the fishery, calculate standard prices, and establish annual fee percentages in each fishery. IFQ permit holders and registered crab receivers that do not agree with their NMFS assessed fee liability summary and who are paying a revised fee, use the fee calculation forms to calculate and submit documentation supporting their revised fee. Any person who receives an initial administrative determination for incomplete payment of a cost recovery fee or observer coverage fee may appeal under the appeals procedures set out at 15 CFR part 906. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Individuals or households. Frequency: Annually; as needed. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory, Required to Obtain or Retain Benefits. Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 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/ PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0648–0711. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–05946 Filed 3–18–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RTID 0648–XB845] Takes of Marine Mammals Incidental to Specified Activities; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Marine Site Characterization Surveys Off of Delaware National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; proposed incidental harassment authorization; request for comments on proposed authorization and possible renewal. AGENCY: NMFS has received a request from Orsted Wind Power North America, LLC, (Orsted) on behalf of Garden State Offshore Energy, LLC (Garden State) and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC (Skipjack) for authorization to take marine mammals incidental to site characterization surveys off the coast of Delaware. Pursuant to the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), NMFS is requesting comments on its proposal to issue an incidental harassment authorization (IHA) to incidentally take marine mammals during the specified activities. NMFS is also requesting comments on a possible one-time, one-year renewal that could be issued under certain circumstances and if all requirements are met, as described in Request for Public Comments at the end of this notice. NMFS will consider public comments prior to making any final decision on the issuance of the requested MMPA authorization and agency responses will be summarized in the final notice of our decision. DATES: Comments and information must be received no later than April 20, 2022. ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Jolie Harrison, Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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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; Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs

    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 29, 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: Alaska Cost Recovery and Fee Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0711.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (Revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 1,722.
    Average Hours per Response: Fee payments: 1 minute; volume and 
value reports (electronic submission): 1 minute; IFQ Registered Buyer 
Ex-vessel Volume and Value Report (non-electronic submission): 2 hours; 
fee calculation forms: 30 minutes; administrative appeals: 4 hours.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 82 hours.
    Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska 
Regional Office (NMFS AKR), is requesting renewal and revision of a 
currently approved information collection that contains requirements 
for the NMFS AKR cost recovery fee programs and the observer coverage 
fee program.
    Three revisions are requested for this collection. A slight 
revision is requested to change the title of the collection from 
``Alaska Quota Cost Recovery Programs'' to ``Alaska Cost Recovery and 
Fee Programs.'' Revisions are necessary to two forms because NMFS AKR 
has finished transitioning to online fee payments and these forms are 
no longer

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used to submit payments by mail. The IFQ Permit Holder Fee Submission 
Form and the Registered Crab Receiver Fee Submission Form have been 
revised and renamed the IFQ Permit Holder Fee Calculation Form and the 
Registered Crab Receiver Fee Calculation Form, respectively.
    This information collection is necessary under the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), which 
authorizes observer deployment fees and cost recovery fees. Section 
304(d) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act authorizes and requires the 
collection of cost recovery fees for limited access privilege programs 
and community development quota programs. Section 313 of the Magnuson-
Stevens Act authorizes a system of fees to support a fisheries research 
plan and deploy observers in the North Pacific fisheries. The fee 
documentation forms and volume and value reports that are included in 
this collection are necessary to track, verify, and enforce the fee 
collection systems.
    This information collection is required in Federal regulations at 
50 CFR parts 679 and 680. Information on the observer coverage fee and 
cost recovery fee programs is provided on the NMFS Alaska Region 
website at https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/alaska/commercial-fishing/cost-recovery-programs-fee-collection-and-fee-payment-alaska.
    Cost recovery fees may not exceed 3 percent of the ex-vessel value 
of the fishery, and must recover the incremental (program) costs 
associated with management, data collection, and enforcement of these 
programs that are directly incurred by government agencies tasked with 
overseeing these fisheries. NMFS recovers program costs of seven cost 
recovery programs in this information collection: Pacific Halibut and 
Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program; Bering Sea and 
Aleutian Islands Crab Rationalization Program; Central Gulf of Alaska 
Rockfish Program; Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program; 
American Fisheries Act Program; Aleutian Islands Pollock Program; and 
Amendment 80 Program. The party responsible for paying the cost 
recovery fee varies by program.
    The observer coverage fee funds deployment of observers and 
electronic monitoring in the partial coverage category of the North 
Pacific Observer Program (Observer Program). Unlike the cost recovery 
fees, this is a straight fee and does not recover incremental costs 
associated with the program. NMFS assesses a fee of 1.65 percent of the 
ex-vessel value of groundfish and halibut landed in the partial 
coverage category under the Observer Program. The information collected 
by observers provides scientific information for minimizing bycatch and 
managing the groundfish and halibut fisheries in the Bering Sea and 
Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska.
    Catcher vessel owners split the observer coverage fee with the 
registered buyers or owners of shoreside or stationary floating 
processors. While the owners of catcher vessels and processors in the 
partial coverage category are each responsible for paying their portion 
of the fee, the owners of shoreside or stationary floating processors 
and registered buyers are responsible for collecting the fees from 
catcher vessels, and remitting the full fee to NMFS. Owners of catcher/
processors in the partial coverage category are responsible for 
remitting the full fee to NMFS.
    Processors that receive and purchase landings of IFQ halibut or 
sablefish, rockfish, groundfish, and crab subject to observer and/or 
cost recovery fees must annually submit an ex-vessel volume and value 
report that provides information on the pounds purchased and value 
paid. NMFS uses this information to establish the total ex-vessel value 
of the fishery, calculate standard prices, and establish annual fee 
percentages in each fishery.
    IFQ permit holders and registered crab receivers that do not agree 
with their NMFS assessed fee liability summary and who are paying a 
revised fee, use the fee calculation forms to calculate and submit 
documentation supporting their revised fee.
    Any person who receives an initial administrative determination for 
incomplete payment of a cost recovery fee or observer coverage fee may 
appeal under the appeals procedures set out at 15 CFR part 906.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually; as needed.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory, Required to Obtain or Retain 
Benefits.
    Legal Authority: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management 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 0648-0711.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-05946 Filed 3-18-22; 8:45 am]
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