Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southwest Region Seabird-Fisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting, 13012-13013 [05-5241]

Download as PDF 13012 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, fax number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 10, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5238 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 10, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5239 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Pacific Islands Logbook Family of Forms. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0214. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 2,483. Number of Respondents: 207. Average Hours Per Response: 14 minutes. Needs and Uses: The fishermen in Federally-managed fisheries in the western Pacific region are required to provide certain information about their fishing activities. Amendment 11 to the Fishery Management Plan for Pelagic Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region now necessitates a revised collection of information. The owners of large (>40 ft. in length) fishing vessels registered for use with American Samoa limited access longline permits would be required to notify NMFS of their vessels’ intent to depart from port on a fishing trip. The pre-trip information enables NMFS to determine if that vessel must carry an observer. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by VerDate jul<14>2003 14:51 Mar 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southwest Region Seabird-Fisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting 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 May 16, 2005. 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 Alvin Katekaru, 808–973– 2935 ext. 207 or Alvin.Katekaru@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract In implementing mitigation measures to reduce interactions between seabirds and the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery, the National Marine Fisheries PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service (NMFS) is also requiring longline vessel operators to notify NMFS in the event an endangered shorttailed albatross is hooked or entangled during fishing operations. Following the retrieval of the seabird from the ocean, as required by Federal regulations, the vessel captain must record the conditions of the injured short-tailed albatross on a recovery data form. The information will be used by a veterinarian in providing advice to the captain caring for the short-tailed albatross. If the albatross is dead, the vessel captain must attach an identification/information tag to the carcass, as well as the specimen bag, to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) biologists in follow-up studies on the specimen. This collection is one of the terms and conditions contained in a biological opinion issued by FWS and is intended to maximize the probability of the long-term survival of short-tailed albatross incidentally taken by longline gear. II. Method of Collection Paper data forms, sea to shore contact via vessel monitoring system unit (VMS), telephone or single side-band radio are required from participants, and methods of submittal include mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0456. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; and business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour for notification; 1 hour for the report; and 30 minutes to attach specimen identification tags. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100. 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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 51 / Thursday, March 17, 2005 / Notices 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: March 10, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5241 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Sea Scallop Framework 16 Adjustment National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC. 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 May 16, 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 Don Frei, 978–281–9221 or don.Frei@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Recent Atlantic sea scallop fishery management actions included a controlled Area Access Program as a key part of scallop management. To ensure compliance with the Area Access Program, participating vessels are required to use a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) to enroll in the program and to report catch. On November 2, 2004, Framework 16 to the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan VerDate jul<14>2003 14:51 Mar 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 (FMP) and Framework 39 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP (Joint Frameworks) were implemented and included these same provisions for a new Area Access Program. In addition, the Joint Frameworks extended the Area Access Program, and VMS reporting requirements to include the general category scallop vessels, which were not previously eligible to fish in the Area Access Program. The reporting requirements for the general category scallop vessels are currently approved through June 30, 2005, and would be extended for 3 years through this action. II. Method of Collection General category scallop vessels fishing in the Area Access Program are required to install and operate VMS units, and report catch and related information through the VMS e-mail messaging system. The vessels must send notification of intent to fish in the Area Access Program through the VMS e-mail system at least 72 hours prior to the opening of an access area. All Area Access Program vessels must also notify the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), via VMS message, of their intent to fish in the Area Access Program for any given month (5 days prior to the beginning of the month). These notifications to NMFS are necessary in order to allow for the assignment of at-sea observers on some trips. The VMS is polled every 30 minutes consistent with the requirement for other vessels participating in the Area Access Program. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0509. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 274. Estimated Time Per Response: Installation of VMS, 1 hour; verification requirement of VMS unit, 5 minutes (0.083 hour); daily reporting requirements with observer on board, 10 minutes (0.17 hour); daily reporting requirements without observer on board, 10 minutes (0.17 hour); VMS/5day notification before month of fishing, 2 minutes (0.033 hour); VMS/72-hour departure notification to a controlled access area, 2 minutes (0.033 hour); notification for the day vessel leaves on the area access trip, 2 minutes (0.033 hour); VMS polling-daily, twice per hour, 6 seconds (0.0014 hour). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,152. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $491,000. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13013 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: March 10, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5242 Filed 3–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Characterization of the U.S. Recreational Fishery for Atlantic White Marlin National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC. 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 May 16, 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 E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 51 (Thursday, March 17, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southwest 
Region Seabird-Fisheries Interaction Recovery Reporting

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 May 16, 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 Alvin Katekaru, 808-973-2935 ext. 207 or 
Alvin.Katekaru@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    In implementing mitigation measures to reduce interactions between 
seabirds and the Hawaii-based pelagic longline fishery, the National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is also requiring longline vessel 
operators to notify NMFS in the event an endangered short-tailed 
albatross is hooked or entangled during fishing operations. Following 
the retrieval of the seabird from the ocean, as required by Federal 
regulations, the vessel captain must record the conditions of the 
injured short-tailed albatross on a recovery data form. The information 
will be used by a veterinarian in providing advice to the captain 
caring for the short-tailed albatross. If the albatross is dead, the 
vessel captain must attach an identification/information tag to the 
carcass, as well as the specimen bag, to assist the U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service (FWS) biologists in follow-up studies on the specimen. 
This collection is one of the terms and conditions contained in a 
biological opinion issued by FWS and is intended to maximize the 
probability of the long-term survival of short-tailed albatross 
incidentally taken by longline gear.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper data forms, sea to shore contact via vessel monitoring system 
unit (VMS), telephone or single side-band radio are required from 
participants, and methods of submittal include mail and facsimile 
transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0456.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; and business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour for notification; 1 hour for 
the report; and 30 minutes to attach specimen identification tags.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $100.

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

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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: March 10, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-5241 Filed 3-16-05; 8:45 am]
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