Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection on Marine Protected and Managed Areas, 2616-2617 [05-841]

Download as PDF 2616 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices Dated: January 7, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–839 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] identified, gear violations are more readily prosecuted, and this allows for more cost-effective enforcement. Cooperating fishermen also use the number to report suspicious activities that they observe. Regulation-compliant fishermen ultimately benefit as unauthorized and illegal fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration II. Method of Collection [I.D. 011105D] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northwest 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, Pub. L. 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Jamie Goen, NMFS, 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (phone 206–526–4646). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly on regulatory compliance. The vessel identification requirement is essential to facilitate enforcement. The ability to link fishing or other activity to the vessel owner or operator is crucial to enforcement of regulations issued under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. A vessel’s official number is required to be displayed on the port and starboard sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on a weather deck. It identifies each vessel and should be visible at distances at sea and in the air. Vessels that qualify for particular fisheries are readily VerDate jul<14>2003 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 Fishing vessel owners physically mark vessel with identification numbers in three locations per vessel. No information is collected. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0355. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations (fishermen in the Open Access and Limited Entry Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,693. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes (15 minutes per marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,270 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $59,255 ($35 per vessel). 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. 05–840 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011005C] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection on Marine Protected and Managed Areas 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)). 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 Lani Watson, Special Projects Office, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SSMC4, 1305 East West Highway, Room 9431, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or via email at Lani.Watson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract Executive Order 13158 directs the Department of Commerce and the Department of the Interior to work with partners to strengthen the protection of U.S. ocean and coastal resources by developing a national system of marine protected areas. The Departments of Commerce and the Interior plan to work closely with state, territorial, local, and tribal governments, as well as other stakeholders, to identify and inventory the Nation’s existing marine protected areas. Toward this end, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of the Interior (DOI) have created a dataform, available on a password protected website, to be used as a survey tool to collect and analyze information on these existing sites. This survey will allow NOAA and DOI to E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 10 / Friday, January 14, 2005 / Notices better understand the existing protections for marine resources within marine protected areas in the United States. This information would also support activities on marine protected areas by state and local governments, tribes, and other interested parties. The survey contains directed questions regarding the location, management and enforcement authorities, types of protections and restrictions, and the length of time those protections or restrictions are in place for each marine protected area. Basic information about the resources and activities at the sites will also be collected. It is expected that site managers from each marine protected area will fill out the survey. The collected information will be housed in a searchable database that will be made available to the public via the marine protected area website at mpa.gov. The survey has been in use for the last three years and this notice proposes to extend the data collection time period. The information will be collected using a dataform, available on a password protected website. This allows users to enter data at their own pace. The survey contains extensive embedded help and glossary files, as well as required Paperwork Reduction Act information. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0449. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000. 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 14:36 Jan 13, 2005 Dated: January 7, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–841 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 011005F] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Gear-Marking Requirements in Antarctic Waters National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: II. Method of Collection VerDate jul<14>2003 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. Jkt 205001 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)). 2617 gear is used for enforcement of fishery regulations. II. Method of Collection Identification information is displayed on fishing gear. No information is collected. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0367. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and individuals and households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes to mark buoys or floats; 2 minutes to mark traps, pots, or trawl gear. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $900. 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. 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 66625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Robin Tuttle, F/ST3, Room 12643, SSMC–3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910– 3282 (phone 301–713–2282, ext. 199). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 7, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–842 Filed 1–13–05; 8:45 am] I. Abstract [I.D. 011005G] U.S. vessels participating in Antarctic fisheries must mark their fishing gear with the vessel’s official identification number, Federal permit or tag number, or another approved form of identification. The information on the Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Gear Identification Requirements DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 10 (Friday, January 14, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2616-2617]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-841]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 011005C]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Data Collection 
on Marine Protected and Managed Areas

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, 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 Lani Watson, Special Projects Office, National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration, SSMC4, 1305 East West Highway, Room 
9431, Silver Spring, MD 20910, or via email at Lani.Watson@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Executive Order 13158 directs the Department of Commerce and the 
Department of the Interior to work with partners to strengthen the 
protection of U.S. ocean and coastal resources by developing a national 
system of marine protected areas. The Departments of Commerce and the 
Interior plan to work closely with state, territorial, local, and 
tribal governments, as well as other stakeholders, to identify and 
inventory the Nation's existing marine protected areas. Toward this 
end, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the 
Department of the Interior (DOI) have created a dataform, available on 
a password protected website, to be used as a survey tool to collect 
and analyze information on these existing sites. This survey will allow 
NOAA and DOI to

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better understand the existing protections for marine resources within 
marine protected areas in the United States. This information would 
also support activities on marine protected areas by state and local 
governments, tribes, and other interested parties. The survey contains 
directed questions regarding the location, management and enforcement 
authorities, types of protections and restrictions, and the length of 
time those protections or restrictions are in place for each marine 
protected area. Basic information about the resources and activities at 
the sites will also be collected. It is expected that site managers 
from each marine protected area will fill out the survey. The collected 
information will be housed in a searchable database that will be made 
available to the public via the marine protected area website at 
mpa.gov. The survey has been in use for the last three years and this 
notice proposes to extend the data collection time period.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected using a dataform, available on a 
password protected website. This allows users to enter data at their 
own pace. The survey contains extensive embedded help and glossary 
files, as well as required Paperwork Reduction Act information.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0449.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,000.
    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. 05-841 Filed 1-13-05; 8:45 am]
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