Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Report, 5968 [05-2193]

Download as PDF 5968 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 23 / Friday, February 4, 2005 / Notices Pacific halibut sport fishery off Alaska, while the State of Alaska manages the salmon sport fisheries (Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, Chum, and Pink), as well as several other saltwater sport fisheries. The survey’s scope covers marine sport fishing for Pacific halibut, salmon, and other popular marine sport species in Alaska (e.g., lingcod and rockfish). The data collected from the survey will be used to estimate the value of marine fishing to anglers and to analyze how the type of fish caught, catch rates, and fishery regulations affect fishing values and anglers’ decisions to participate in Alaska marine fishing activities. The economic information provided from the survey will help inform fishery managers about the economic values of Alaska marine sport fisheries and the changes to participation in these fisheries with proposed regulations. II. Method of Collection The data will be collected through a mail survey. A random sample of sport anglers who have fished in Alaska will receive an initial questionnaire. In subsequent weeks, a reminder postcard and a second questionnaire will be mailed to respondents who have not completed and returned the survey. Those not responding to the second full mailing will be contacted by telephone and asked to complete and return the questionnaire. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000. 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:52 Feb 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 31, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2192 Filed 2–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 020105D] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cooperative Game Fish Tagging Report 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 April 5, 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 Eric Orbesen, NOAA Southeast Region Science Center, Cooperative Tagging Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 or (305) 361–5253. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The cooperative tagging center attempts to determine the migration patterns and other biological information of billfish, tunas, and swordfish. The fish tagging report is provided to the angler with the tags, and he/she fills out the card with the information when a fish is tagged. The PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 card is then mailed back to NMFS where the data is stored. II. Method of Collection The tag cards are mailed out to constituents who then fill them out with the appropriate data when they tag a fish and mail the tag card back to our offices. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0247. Form Number: NOAA form 88–162. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 0.3 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360. 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 27, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2193 Filed 2–3–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S E:\FR\FM\04FEN1.SGM 04FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 020105D]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cooperative 
Game Fish Tagging Report

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 April 5, 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 Eric Orbesen, NOAA Southeast Region Science Center, 
Cooperative Tagging Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149 or 
(305) 361-5253.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The cooperative tagging center attempts to determine the migration 
patterns and other biological information of billfish, tunas, and 
swordfish. The fish tagging report is provided to the angler with the 
tags, and he/she fills out the card with the information when a fish is 
tagged. The card is then mailed back to NMFS where the data is stored.

II. Method of Collection

    The tag cards are mailed out to constituents who then fill them out 
with the appropriate data when they tag a fish and mail the tag card 
back to our offices.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0247.
    Form Number: NOAA form 88-162.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 0.3 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 360.
    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 27, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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