Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity Submissions, 13464-13465 [05-5524]

Download as PDF 13464 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 53 / Monday, March 21, 2005 / Notices 2. Corporate Income Tax Exemptions Under IPA Section 31 IV. Total Ad Valorem Rates V. Analysis of the Comments VI. Recommendation [FR Doc. E5–1221 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Dealer Purchase Reports 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 20, 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 Erik Braun, 62 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937 (phone (631) 324–3569 or e-mail reporting.ne@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Federally-permitted dealers in specified fisheries are required to submit information weekly regarding their fish purchases. Other dealers are asked to submit the information on a voluntary basis. A small number of commercial fishermen may also be asked to voluntarily provide information related to the purchase. The information obtained is used by economists, biologists, and managers in the management of the fisheries. NOAA is seeking to renew Paperwork Reduction Act approval for these requirements. VerDate jul<14>2003 18:36 Mar 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 II. Method of Collection Depending upon the fishery, dealers submit forms on either a mandatory or a voluntary basis. Vessel captains may also be interviewed for related information. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0229. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–30. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations, individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 631. Estimated Time Per Response: 4 minutes for a NOAA Form 88–30 or an interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,176. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $345,600. 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 16, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5523 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity Submissions National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ACTION: Notice. 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 20, 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 William Chappell, (301) 713–2341 or William.Chappell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., the testing of fishing gear). The applications for these exemptions must be submitted, and reports on activities submitted. II. Method of Collection Most information is submitted on forms or other written format. For permits, some information may be phoned in or submitted electronically to NMFS, depending on the terms and conditions of the permit. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0309. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations; individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; and state, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 170. Estimated Time Per Response: 6 hours for a scientific research plan; 1 hour for E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 53 / Monday, March 21, 2005 / Notices an exempted fishing permit request, exempted fishing permit report, or scientific research activity report; and 30 minutes for an exempted educational activity request or an exempted educational activity report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 695. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $14,797. 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 16, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5524 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-economic Assessment of Marine Protected Areas Management Preferences 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 Juan Agar, (305) 361–4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service proposes to conduct a survey to collect socio-economic data to strengthen the management, protection, and conservation of existing and proposed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the U.S. Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands). MPAs are any area of the marine environment that has been reserved by Federal, State, territorial, tribal, or local laws or regulations to provide lasting protection for part or all of the natural and cultural resources therein. The survey intends to collect demographic, cultural, and economic information from communities that are dependent on the estuarine and marine resources for their livelihood. The proposed data collection is necessary to develop science-based criteria and protocols to identify and evaluate the economic impacts of management decisions. The information will be used to protect the sustainable use of estuarine and marine ecosystems for present and future generations. The information collected will also be used to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 13158, the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation Act, the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. II. Method of Collection The socio-economic information will be collected via personal interviews and mail surveys. 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 20, 2005. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0494. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 700. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 700. AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 18:36 Mar 18, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13465 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: March 16, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–5525 Filed 3–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Seabird-Fisheries Side-Setting Survey 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 20, 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 E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Scientific 
Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity 
Submissions

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 20, 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 William Chappell, (301) 713-2341 or 
William.Chappell@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research 
activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning 
to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research 
plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not 
fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their 
scientific research activity after its completion.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant 
exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities 
(e.g., the testing of fishing gear). The applications for these 
exemptions must be submitted, and reports on activities submitted.

II. Method of Collection

    Most information is submitted on forms or other written format. For 
permits, some information may be phoned in or submitted electronically 
to NMFS, depending on the terms and conditions of the permit.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0309.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; and state, 
local, or tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 170.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 6 hours for a scientific research 
plan; 1 hour for

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an exempted fishing permit request, exempted fishing permit report, or 
scientific research activity report; and 30 minutes for an exempted 
educational activity request or an exempted educational activity 
report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 695.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $14,797.

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 16, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-5524 Filed 3-18-05; 8:45 am]
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