Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements

CourtNational Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration
Citation87 FR 1725
Record Number2022-00405
Publication Date12 January 2022
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Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 8 / Wednesday, January 12, 2022 / Notices
Dated: January 7, 2022.
David Mussatt,
Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit.
[FR Doc. 2022–00466 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Bureau of Industry and Security
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Chemical Weapons
Convention Declaration and Report
Handbook and Forms & Chemical
Weapons Convention Regulations
(CWCR)
AGENCY
: Bureau of Industry and
Security, Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection,
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: 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 March 14, 2022.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
invited to submit comments by email to
Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of
Industry and Security, at mark.crace@
bis.doc.gov or to PRAcomments@
doc.gov). Please reference OMB Control
Number 0694–0091 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 Mark
Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry
and Security, phone 202–482–8093 or
by email at mark.crace@bis.doc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Abstract
The Chemical Weapons Convention
((CWC or Convention) is a multilateral
arms control and non-proliferation
treaty that seeks to achieve an
international ban on chemical weapons
(CW). The CWC prohibits, inter alia, the
use, development, production,
acquisition, stockpiling, retention, and
direct or indirect transfer of chemical
weapons. Furthermore, each State Party
to the Convention is required to make
initial and annual declarations on
certain facilities which produce,
process, consume, transfer, or import/
export toxic chemicals and their
precursors as specified in three lists or
schedules of chemicals contained in the
Convention’s Annex on Chemicals. In
addition to traditional CW agents, the
Schedules include chemicals that have
both large-scale commercial uses and
CW applications (referred to as ‘‘dual-
use chemicals’’). Information is also
required on facilities which produce a
broad class of chemicals referred to as
‘‘Unscheduled Discrete Organic
Chemicals,’’ or ‘‘UDOCs.’’ Finally,
information is also required from
facilities subject to inspection by the
Organization for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This
information is in addition to
information provided in initial and
annual declarations.
II. Method of Collection
Electronic or paper.
III. Data
OMB Control Number: 0694–0091.
Form Number(s): Form 1–1, Form, 1–
2, Form 1–2A, Form 1–2B.
Type of Review: Regular submission,
extension of a current information
collection.
Affected Public: Business or other for-
profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
779.
Estimated Time per Response: 10
minutes to 12 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 14,813.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to
Public: 51,300.
Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory.
Legal Authority: Executive Order
13128 authorizes the Department of
Commerce (DOC) to issue regulations
necessary to implement the Act and
U.S. obligations under Article VI and
related provisions of the Convention.
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.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget for Review
and Approval; Comment Request;
Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring
System (VMS) and Related
Requirements
AGENCY
: National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice of information collection,
request for comment.
SUMMARY
: 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 the Office of Management
and Budget (OMB).
DATES
: To ensure consideration,
comments regarding this proposed
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information collection must be received
on or before March 14, 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–
0554 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 Carolyn
Sramek, Investigative Support Program
Manager, National Marine Fisheries
Service (NMFS), Office of Law
Enforcement, Southeast Division, 263
13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL
33701, (727) 824–5346,
Carolyn.Sramek@noaa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
I. Abstract
The NMFS, Office of Law
Enforcement, Southeast Enforcement
Division is submitting this request for
an extension of a currently approved
information collection.
The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Management Act
authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery
Management Council (Gulf Council) and
South Atlantic Fishery Management
Council (South Atlantic Council) to
prepare and amend fishery management
plans for any fishery in Federal waters
under their respective jurisdictions.
NMFS and the Gulf Council manage the
reef fish fishery in the Gulf of Mexico
(Gulf) under the Fishery Management
Plan (FMP) for the Reef Fish Resources
of the Gulf of Mexico. NMFS and the
South Atlantic Council manage the
fishery for rock shrimp in the South
Atlantic under the FMP for the Shrimp
Fishery in the South Atlantic Region.
The vessel monitoring system (VMS)
regulations for the Gulf reef fish fishery
and the South Atlantic rock shrimp
fishery may be found at 50 CFR 622.28
and 622.205, respectively.
The FMPs and the implementing
regulations contain several specific
management areas where fishing is
restricted or prohibited to protect
habitat or spawning aggregations, or to
control fishing pressure. Unlike size,
bag, and trip limits, where the catch can
be monitored on shore when a vessel
returns to port, area restrictions require
at-sea enforcement. However, at-sea
enforcement of offshore areas is difficult
due to the distance from shore and the
limited number of patrol vessels,
resulting in a need to improve
enforceability of area fishing restrictions
through remote sensing methods. In
addition, all fishing gears are subject to
some area fishing restrictions. Because
of the sizes of these areas and the
distances from shore, the effectiveness
of enforcement through over flights and
at-sea interception is limited. An
electronic VMS allows a more effective
means to monitor vessels for intrusions
into restricted areas.
The VMS provides effort data and
significantly aids in enforcement of
areas closed to fishing. All position
reports are treated in accordance with
NMFS existing guidelines for
confidential data. As a condition of
authorized fishing for or possession of
Gulf reef fish or South Atlantic rock
shrimp in or from Federal waters, vessel
owners or operators subject to VMS
requirements must allow NMFS, the
United States Coast Guard, and their
authorized officers and designees,
access to the vessel’s position data
obtained from the VMS.
The information collected on the
‘‘Vessel Monitoring System Installation
and Activation Certification for the Reef
Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico’’
form provides NMFS assurance that
vessels are compliant with the
requirements to install and activate an
approved VMS unit. Information
collected on the ‘‘Vessel Monitoring
System Mobile Transceiver Unit (MTU)
Power-Down Exemption Request for
Vessels in the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish
Fishery’’ form provides information that
allows NMFS to exempt a vessel from
their the VMS reporting requirement
under specific criteria.
II. Method of Collection
Information about VMS unit
installation and activation and power-
down exemption requests are currently
collected via paper form; trip
declarations and timed position reports
are submitted via VMS satellite
transmission.
III. Data
OMB Control Number: 0648–0544.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Review: Regular submission
(extension of a current information
collection).
Affected Public: Business or other for-
profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
1,027.
Estimated Time per Response: VMS
unit installation, 5 hours; installation
and activation checklist, 20 minutes;
power-down exemption request, 5
minutes; transmission of fishing activity
report, 1 minute; and annual
maintenance, 2 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 2,499 hours.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to
Public: $1,466,255 in start-up, transfer,
operations, and maintenance costs.
Respondent’s Obligation: Submission
of the Installation and Activation
certification is and mandatory.
Transmission of fishing activity report is
mandatory. Submission of a Powerdown
Exemption Authorization request is
required to obtain or retain benefits.
Legal Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.
IV. Request for Comments
We are soliciting public comments to
permit the Agency to: (a) Evaluate
whether the proposed information
collection is necessary for the proper
functions of the Agency, 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 information
collection. 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. 2022–00405 Filed 1–11–22; 8:45 am]
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