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Report of Whaling Operations

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leasing program. Other business may be
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(Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.)
Dated: May 25, 2021.
Tracey L. Thompson,
Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable
Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service.
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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; U.S. Caribbean Fishermen
Census
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 February 23,
2021 (86 FR 10939) during a 60-day
comment period. This notice allows for
an additional 30 days for public
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Agency: National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),
Commerce.
Title: U.S. Caribbean Fishermen
Census.
OMB Control Number: 0648–0716.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Request: Regular submission
(extension of a currently approved
information collection).
Number of Respondents: 1,500.
Average Hours per Response: 30
minutes.
Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.
Needs and Uses: The National Marine
Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to
conduct a census of small-scale fishers
operating in the United States (U.S.)
Caribbean. This data collection applies
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The proposed socio-economic study
will collect information on
demographics, capital investment in
fishing gear and vessels, fishing and
marketing practices, economic
performance, and miscellaneous
attitudinal questions. The data gathered
will be used for the development of
amendments to fishery management
plans, which require descriptions of the
human and economic environment and
socio-economic analyses of regulatory
proposals. The information collected
will also be used to strengthen fishery
management decision-making and
satisfy various legal mandates under the
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery
Conservation and Management Act
(U.S.C. 1801 et seq.; MSA), Executive
Order 12866, Regulatory Flexibility Act,
Endangered Species Act (ESA), and
National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA), and other pertinent statues.
Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations.
Frequency: One-time.
Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary.
Legal Authority: MSA and NEPA.
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

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entering either the title of the collection
or the OMB Control Number 0648–0716.
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 (OMB) for
Review and Approval; Comment
Request; Report of Whaling
Operations
National Oceanic and
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 July 27, 2021.
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are
invited to submit written comments to
Adrienne Thomas, NOAA PRA Officer,
at [email protected] Please
reference OMB Control Number 0648–
0311 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 Mi Ae
Kim, Fishery Management Specialist,
National Marine Fisheries Service
(NMFS), Office of International Affairs
and Seafood Inspection, 1315 East-West
Hwy., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301–
427–8365 or [email protected]
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
SUMMARY:

I. Abstract
This request is for extension of a
current information collection.

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The information to be submitted
under this collection of information is
necessary to comply with obligations
under the International Convention for
the Regulation of Whaling (1946). The
Schedule of the Convention is binding
on the United States and requires that
this information be submitted for all
whaling operations authorized by the
International Whaling Commission
(IWC), including the aboriginal
subsistence whaling conducted by
Native Americans. The Whaling
Convention Act (16 U.S.C. 916–916l)
authorizes the collection of this
information. Regulations codifying the
provisions of this act are at 50 CFR part
230. Information on the retrieval and
use of dead whales (‘‘stinkers’’) is
requested in order to have a record of
all whales brought to shore and to
ensure that whales killed under the IWC
quotas are not claimed to have been
found dead.
Native Americans may conduct
certain aboriginal subsistence whaling
under the Whaling Convention Act in
accordance with the provisions of the
International Whaling Commission
(IWC). In order to respond to obligations
under the International Convention for
the Regulation of Whaling, the IWC, and
the Whaling Convention Act, whaling
captains participating in these
operations must submit certain
information to the relevant Native
American whaling organization about
strikes on and catch of whales. Anyone
retrieving a dead whale is also required
to report. Captains must place a
distinctive permanent identification
mark on any harpoon, lance, or
explosive dart used, as well as provide
information on the mark and selfidentification information. The relevant
Native American whaling organization
receives the reports, compiles them, and
submits the information to NOAA. The
information is used to monitor the hunt
and to ensure that quotas are not
exceeded. The information is also
provided to the IWC, which uses it to
monitor compliance with its
requirements.
II. Method of Collection
Reports may be made by phone, fax,
email, or in writing. Information on
equipment marks must be made in
writing. No form is used.
III. Data
OMB Control Number: 0648–0311.
Form Number(s): None.
Type of Review: Regular submission
(extension of a current information
collection).

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Affected Public: Individuals or
households; State, Local, or Tribal
government.
Estimated Number of Respondents:
166 (165 whaling captains, one Native
American whaling organization).
Estimated Time per Response: 30
minutes for reports on whales struck or
on recovery of dead whales, including
providing the information to the
relevant Native American whaling
organization; 5 minutes for the relevant
Native American whaling organization
to type in each report; and 5 hours for
the relevant Native American whaling
organization to consolidate and submit
reports.
Estimated Total Annual Burden
Hours: 50.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to
Public: 100.
Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory.
Legal Authority: Whaling Convention
Act (16 U.S.C. 916–9161).
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 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.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration
U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing
System (IOOS®) Advisory Committee
National Ocean Service,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA), Department of
Commerce.
ACTION: Notice of open meeting.
AGENCY:

Notice is hereby given of a
virtual meeting of the U.S. Integrated
Ocean Observing System (IOOS®)
Advisory Committee (Committee).
DATES: The meeting will be held on June
14, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.
These times and the agenda topics
described below are subject to change.
Refer to the web page listed below for
the most up-to-date agenda and dial-in
information.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held
virtually. Refer to the U.S. IOOS
Advisory Committee website at http://
ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioosadvisory-committee/ for the most up-todate information.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Krisa Arzayus, Designated Federal
Official, U.S. IOOS Advisory
Committee, U.S. IOOS Program, 1315
East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD
20910; Phone 240–533–9455; Fax 301–
713–3281; Email [email protected]
noaa.gov or visit the U.S. IOOS
Advisory Committee website at http://
ioos.noaa.gov/community/u-s-ioosadvisory-committee/. To register for the
meeting, contact Erick Lee, [email protected]
noaa.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The
Committee was established by the
NOAA Administrator as directed by
Section 12304 of the Integrated Coastal
and Ocean Observation System Act, part
of the Omnibus Public Land
Management Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–
11), and reauthorized under the
Coordinated Ocean Observations and
Research Act of 2020 (Pub. L. No: 116–
271). The Committee advises the NOAA
Administrator and the Interagency
Ocean Observation Committee (IOOC)
on matters related to the responsibilities
and authorities set forth in section
12302 of the Integrated Coastal and
Ocean Observation System Act of 2009
and other appropriate matters as the
Under Secretary refers to the Committee
for review and advice.
The Committee will provide advice
on:
(A) Administration, operation,
management, and maintenance of the
System;
SUMMARY:

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