Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Northeast Multispecies Reporting Requirements., 16460-16461 [2022-06169]

Download as PDF 16460 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2022 / Notices Dated: March 17, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Comment 7: AFA Rate Comment 8: AFA Rate Subsidy Offset VII. Recommendation Appendix I BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [FR Doc. 2022–06154 Filed 3–22–22; 8:45 am] Scope of the Investigation The merchandise subject to the investigation is certified organic soybean meal. Certified organic soybean meal results from the mechanical pressing of certified organic soybeans into ground products known as soybean cake, soybean chips, or soybean flakes, with or without oil residues. Soybean cake is the product after the extraction of part of the oil from soybeans. Soybean chips and soybean flakes are produced by cracking, heating, and flaking soybeans and reducing the oil content of the conditioned product. ‘‘Certified organic soybean meal’’ is certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) or equivalently certified to NOP standards or NOP-equivalent standards under an existing organic equivalency or recognition agreement. Certified organic soybean meal subject to this investigation has a protein content of 34 percent or higher. Organic soybean meal that is otherwise subject to this investigation is included when incorporated in admixtures, including but not limited to prepared animal feeds. Only the organic soybean meal component of such admixture is covered by the scope of this investigation. The products covered by this investigation are currently classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 1208.10.0010 and 2304.00.0000. Certified organic soybean meal may also enter under HTSUS 2309.90.1005, 2309.90.1015, 2309.90.1020, 2309.90.1030, 2309.90.1032, 2309.90.1035, 2309.90.1045, 2309.90.1050, and 2308.00.9890. The HTSUS subheadings and specifications are provided for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope is dispositive. jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Investigation IV. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences: Non-Cooperative and Non-Responsive Companies V. Changes Since the Preliminary Determination VI. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Certain Direct Selling Expenses Comment 2: Bergwerff’s Affiliation with a Certain Supplier Comment 3: Bergwerff’s Affiliation with Supplying Farmers Comment 4: Bergwerff Allegedly Used Non-Organic Soybeans Comment 5: Whether AFA is Warranted for Bergwerff Comment 6: AFA for Non-Cooperative Selected Mandatory Respondents and Affiliates VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Mar 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 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 Reporting Requirements. 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 December 17, 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: Northeast Multispecies Reporting Requirements OMB Control Number: 0648–0605. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission [revision and extension of a current information collection]. Number of Respondents: 1,339. Average Hours per Response: Sector Operations Plan & Annual Membership List Updates, 110 hours; Monitoring & Reporting Service Providers Application & Response to Denial, 10 hours; Monitoring System (database) for Discards, Sector Manager Weekly Catch Reports & Annual Reports, 18 minutes; Notification of Ejection from Sector; 30 minutes; Transfer of Annual Catch Entitlement between Sectors, 5 minutes; Area & DAS Declaration—Groundfish Vessels Fishing under any NE Multispecies DAS, 5 minutes; VMS Daily Catch Reports—Average 5-day Length Trips, 15 minutes; Catch Reporting Requirements: US/Canada Area, CA II SAPs, Close Area I SAP, and Regular B Program, 15 minutes; At-Sea Monitoring & Reporting Requirements— Notifications & Database Requirements PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 & Monitoring Costs, 24 minutes; NE Fishery Observer Notification, 5 minutes; Trip Start/End Hails, 5 minutes; DAS Transfer Program, 5 minutes; Submission of Proposed Special Access Program (SAP), 20 hours; Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Reporting Requirements, 22.75 hours; DAS Leasing Request Form, 5 minutes; DAS Downgrade Request, 5 minutes; VMS Trip Catch Reports—1 Day or Less Trips, 15 minutes; Electronic Monitoring Program Requirements, 9 hours; NAFO—Daily Observer Catch Report Information, 6 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 196,983. Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 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 measures (established under Amendment 13) necessary to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies and ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of increased effort controls. It also implemented new requirements under Amendment 16 for establishing acceptable biological catch, annual catch limits (ACLs), and accountability measures for each stock managed under the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act. Sectors are a management tool in the groundfish fishery. A sector consists of three or more limited access NE multispecies vessel permits, with distinct ownership, who voluntarily enter into a contract to manage their fishing operations and to share liability. E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2022 / Notices A sector is granted an annual allocation of most stocks of fish managed by the NE Multispecies FMP. In return for increased operational flexibility, such as exemptions from certain effort controls and the ability to pool and trade quota, sectors have additional reporting and monitoring requirements. The sector reporting and monitoring requirements, as established by Amendment 16 and revised by subsequent framework adjustments to the NE Multispecies FMP, are contained within this information collection. This revision incorporates a number of recent changes. Amendment 16 required sectors to develop and fund an independent third-party at-sea monitoring (ASM) program. Amendment 16 allowed sectors to use electronic monitoring (EM) instead of human monitors to meet ASM requirements, provided that the Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator deemed it sufficient. Using the authority and process granted to the agency in Amendment 16, NMFS announced its determination that sectors may use EM to meet monitoring requirements (86 FR 16686; March 31, 2021). To implement this change, we are proposing to collect additional data elements necessary to support an electronic monitoring program. Specifically, we propose to require the development and submission of vessel monitoring plans and trip-level feedback reports, both of which are critical for accurate catch data and management of ACLs. We also propose to require the collection of information related to the purchase and installation of EM equipment. This is necessary for NMFS to reimburse industry’s ASM costs as directed and funded by Congressional appropriations. In 2020, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) established a new requirement that vessels fishing in the NAFO Regulatory Area must submit daily catch reports via a vessel monitoring system (VMS) and NMFS implemented this requirement to ensure compliance with NAFO reporting requirements. Daily VMS catch reports allow for near real-time quota monitoring and are necessary for the management of ACLs. This revision removes information collections related to VMS activation confirmation responses, time and costs, and the cost of purchase, maintenance and automated polling, which was transferred to OMB control number 0648–0202. This revision also removes the Closed Area I Hook Gear Haddock SAP from the US/Canada Area and CA II SAPS, Closed Area I SAP and Regular B Program catch reporting estimates VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:07 Mar 22, 2022 Jkt 256001 because NMFS removed the regulations implementing this SAP after it was eliminated as part of the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 (85 FR 19129; April 6, 2020). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Frequency varies from collection to collection (e.g., annual, per trip, weekly). Respondent’s Obligation: Obligation varies from collection to collection (e.g., mandatory, voluntary, required to 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 0648–0605. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2022–06169 Filed 3–22–22; 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; Pacific Islands Logbook 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16461 comments were previously requested via the Federal Register on December 14, 2021 (86 FR 71043) during a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. Agency: NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Commerce. Title: Pacific Islands Logbook Family of Forms. OMB Control Number: 0648–0214. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular Submission (revision of a currently approved collection). Number of Respondents: 599. Average Hours per Response: 0.27 hours. Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,911. Needs and Uses: Vessel operators or owners in Federally-managed fisheries in the Pacific Islands Region are required to provide certain information about their fishing activities, catch, and interactions with protected species by submitting reports to NMFS, per 50 CFR part 665.14. These data are needed to determine the condition of fish stocks and whether current management measures are having the intended effects, to evaluate the benefits and costs of changes in management measures, and to monitor and respond to accidental takes of endangered and threatened species, including seabirds, sea turtles, and marine mammals. Longline vessel operators are also required to submit pre-trip notifications, including information on trip type, departure time, and transit through a protected species zone per 50 CFR 665.803. Other fisheries are required to submit notifications of trip return, unloading, or sales reports per regulations in multiple Subparts of 50 CFR 665. Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit organizations. Frequency: As required in regulations. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: 50 CFR 665. This information collection request may be viewed at https:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. 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 E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1

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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; Northeast Multispecies Reporting Requirements.

    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 December 17, 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: Northeast Multispecies Reporting Requirements
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0605.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular submission [revision and extension of a 
current information collection].
    Number of Respondents: 1,339.
    Average Hours per Response: Sector Operations Plan & Annual 
Membership List Updates, 110 hours; Monitoring & Reporting Service 
Providers Application & Response to Denial, 10 hours; Monitoring System 
(database) for Discards, Sector Manager Weekly Catch Reports & Annual 
Reports, 18 minutes; Notification of Ejection from Sector; 30 minutes; 
Transfer of Annual Catch Entitlement between Sectors, 5 minutes; Area & 
DAS Declaration--Groundfish Vessels Fishing under any NE Multispecies 
DAS, 5 minutes; VMS Daily Catch Reports--Average 5-day Length Trips, 15 
minutes; Catch Reporting Requirements: US/Canada Area, CA II SAPs, 
Close Area I SAP, and Regular B Program, 15 minutes; At-Sea Monitoring 
& Reporting Requirements--Notifications & Database Requirements & 
Monitoring Costs, 24 minutes; NE Fishery Observer Notification, 5 
minutes; Trip Start/End Hails, 5 minutes; DAS Transfer Program, 5 
minutes; Submission of Proposed Special Access Program (SAP), 20 hours; 
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) Reporting 
Requirements, 22.75 hours; DAS Leasing Request Form, 5 minutes; DAS 
Downgrade Request, 5 minutes; VMS Trip Catch Reports--1 Day or Less 
Trips, 15 minutes; Electronic Monitoring Program Requirements, 9 hours; 
NAFO--Daily Observer Catch Report Information, 6 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 196,983.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for the revision and extension of a 
current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), 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 measures (established under Amendment 13) necessary 
to end overfishing, rebuild overfished regulated NE multispecies and 
ocean pout stocks, and mitigate the adverse economic impacts of 
increased effort controls. It also implemented new requirements under 
Amendment 16 for establishing acceptable biological catch, annual catch 
limits (ACLs), and accountability measures for each stock managed under 
the FMP, pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
    Sectors are a management tool in the groundfish fishery. A sector 
consists of three or more limited access NE multispecies vessel 
permits, with distinct ownership, who voluntarily enter into a contract 
to manage their fishing operations and to share liability.

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A sector is granted an annual allocation of most stocks of fish managed 
by the NE Multispecies FMP. In return for increased operational 
flexibility, such as exemptions from certain effort controls and the 
ability to pool and trade quota, sectors have additional reporting and 
monitoring requirements. The sector reporting and monitoring 
requirements, as established by Amendment 16 and revised by subsequent 
framework adjustments to the NE Multispecies FMP, are contained within 
this information collection.
    This revision incorporates a number of recent changes. Amendment 16 
required sectors to develop and fund an independent third-party at-sea 
monitoring (ASM) program. Amendment 16 allowed sectors to use 
electronic monitoring (EM) instead of human monitors to meet ASM 
requirements, provided that the Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator 
deemed it sufficient. Using the authority and process granted to the 
agency in Amendment 16, NMFS announced its determination that sectors 
may use EM to meet monitoring requirements (86 FR 16686; March 31, 
2021). To implement this change, we are proposing to collect additional 
data elements necessary to support an electronic monitoring program. 
Specifically, we propose to require the development and submission of 
vessel monitoring plans and trip-level feedback reports, both of which 
are critical for accurate catch data and management of ACLs. We also 
propose to require the collection of information related to the 
purchase and installation of EM equipment. This is necessary for NMFS 
to reimburse industry's ASM costs as directed and funded by 
Congressional appropriations.
    In 2020, the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) 
established a new requirement that vessels fishing in the NAFO 
Regulatory Area must submit daily catch reports via a vessel monitoring 
system (VMS) and NMFS implemented this requirement to ensure compliance 
with NAFO reporting requirements. Daily VMS catch reports allow for 
near real-time quota monitoring and are necessary for the management of 
ACLs.
    This revision removes information collections related to VMS 
activation confirmation responses, time and costs, and the cost of 
purchase, maintenance and automated polling, which was transferred to 
OMB control number 0648-0202. This revision also removes the Closed 
Area I Hook Gear Haddock SAP from the US/Canada Area and CA II SAPS, 
Closed Area I SAP and Regular B Program catch reporting estimates 
because NMFS removed the regulations implementing this SAP after it was 
eliminated as part of the Omnibus Essential Fish Habitat Amendment 2 
(85 FR 19129; April 6, 2020).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Frequency varies from collection to collection (e.g., 
annual, per trip, weekly).
    Respondent's Obligation: Obligation varies from collection to 
collection (e.g., mandatory, voluntary, required to 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 0648-0605.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2022-06169 Filed 3-22-22; 8:45 am]
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