Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Gear Identification Requirements, 2614-2615 [05-838]

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[FR Doc. 05–835 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011105C] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 15, 2005. VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Robert Sadler, NMFS, 9721 Executive Center Drive N., St. Petersburg, FL 33702; (phone 727–570– 5760). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Regulations at 50 CFR 622.6 and 640.6 require that all vessels with Federal permits to fish in the Southeast, and all vessels that fish for or possess shrimp in the Gulf, Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), display the vessel’s official number and, additionally, those vessels with fish traps must display its traps’ color codes. The numbers and colors codes must be in a specific size and displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull and on a weather deck. The display of the identifying number and color-codes aids in fishery law enforcement. II. Method of Collection No information is collected. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0358. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8,043. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes (15 minutes for each of three markings) for fishing and shrimp vessels; 30 minutes (10 minutes for each of three markings) for vessels with fish traps. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,133. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $245,290. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 7, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–837 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011105E] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at DHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282 (phone 301– 713–2276, ext. 154). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The regulations at 50 CFR part 600.503 require that foreign fishing vessels that deploy gear that is not physically and continuously attached to the vessel must mark that gear with a E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices buoy displaying the vessel identification number of the vessel and attach a light visible for two miles on a night with good visibility. The marking of gear aids law enforcement and enables other fishermen to report on gear placed in unauthorized areas. There currently are no foreign vessels authorized to do fishing that would be subject to this requirement. II. Method of Collection No information is collected. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0354. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes per marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 7, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–838 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011105F] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest Region Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 15, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Carrie Nordeen, National Marine Fisheries Service (NFMS), 7600 Sand Point Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98115 (or via the Internet at carrie.nordeen@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly on regulatory compliance. The requirements that fishing gear be marked are essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link fishing gear to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to the enforcement of regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The marking of fishing gear is also valuable in actions concerning damage, loss, and civil proceedings. The regulations specify fishing gear must be marked with the vessel’s official number, federal permit or tag number, or some other specified form of identification. The regulations further specify how the gear is to be marked (e.g., location and color). Law enforcement personnel rely on this information to assure compliance with PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2615 fisheries management regulations. Gear that is not properly identified is confiscated. The identifying number on fishing gear is used by NMFS, the U.S. Coast Guard, and other marine agencies in issuing violations, prosecutions, and other enforcement actions. Gear marking helps ensure that a vessel harvests fish only from its own traps/pots/other gear and that traps/pots/other gear are not illegally placed. Gear violations are more readily prosecuted when the gear is marked, allowing for more cost effective enforcement. Cooperating fishermen also use the number to report placement or occurrence of gear in unauthorized areas. Regulationcompliant fishermen ultimately benefit as unauthorized and illegal fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. II. Method of Collection The physical marking of fishing buoys is done by the affected public (fishermen in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery) according to regulation. No information is collected. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0352. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 548. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes per marking (with an average of 12 markings per vessel). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,782. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $23,166. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-838]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011105E]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Foreign Fishing 
Gear Identification Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 15, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at DHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-2276, ext. 154).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The regulations at 50 CFR part 600.503 require that foreign fishing 
vessels that deploy gear that is not physically and continuously 
attached to the vessel must mark that gear with a

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buoy displaying the vessel identification number of the vessel and 
attach a light visible for two miles on a night with good visibility. 
The marking of gear aids law enforcement and enables other fishermen to 
report on gear placed in unauthorized areas.
    There currently are no foreign vessels authorized to do fishing 
that would be subject to this requirement.

II. Method of Collection

    No information is collected.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0354.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes per marking.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 7, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-838 Filed 1-13-05; 8:45 am]
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