Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council, 19732-19733 [05-7472]

Download as PDF 19732 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 71 / Thursday, April 14, 2005 / Notices robot capabilities and interoperability of components. These standards will allow DHS to provide guidance to local, state, and federal homeland security entities regarding the purchase, deployment and use of US&R robotic systems. The meeting is intended as a method of disseminating information pertaining to this newly initiated program. Attendees at the May 13 forum are expected to include: robot platform vendors, robot peripherals and software providers, sensor (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, environmental) providers, researchers working on robotic components, platforms, and algorithms, government agencies working on applicable robotic technologies and sensors, federal, state, and local responders and response agencies, and testing and evaluation sites and laboratories. There will be an $80 charge for this meeting and preregistration is required. An electronic registration site will be available at http://www.isd.mel.nist.gov/ US&R_Robot_Standards. DATES: The forum will begin on May 13, 2005 at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD. Directions and instructions for registration in order to gain admittance to the site are available at http:// www.isd.mel.nist.gov/ US&R_Robot_Standards. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elena Messina, Leader, Knowledge Systems Group, 100 Bureau Drive/MS 8230, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8230. Telephone (301) 975–3235 or e-mail usar.robots@nist.gov. Dated: April 7, 2005. Hratch G. Semerjian, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 05–7502 Filed 4–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P 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 June 13, 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 Robert A. Dickinson, (301) 713–2276 or Bob.Dickinson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart J, govern U.S. fishing in the economic zone of the Russian Federation. Russian authorities may permit U.S. fishermen to fish for allocations of surplus stocks in the Russian Economic Zone. The permit application information is sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for transmission to Russia. If Russian authorities issue a permit, the vessel owner or operator must submit a permit abstract report to NMFS, and also report 24 hours before leaving the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the Russian Economic Zone and 24 hours before re-entering the EEZ after being in the Russian Economic Zone. The permit application information is used by Russian authorities to determine whether to issue a permit. NMFS uses the other information to help ensure compliance with Russian and U.S. fishery management regulations. II. Method of Collection Applications are in paper format. Submission of copies of permits, vessel abstract reports, and depart and return messages are provided by fax. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen Fishing in Russian Waters 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 19:36 Apr 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 OMB Number: 0648–0228. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: 0. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: April 8, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7471 Filed 4–13–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council 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 June 13, 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 E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 71 / Thursday, April 14, 2005 / Notices directed to Mark R. Millikin, Department of Commerce, F/SF3, Room 13357, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910–3282 (phone 301–713–2341, ext.153) or via the Internet at Mark.Millikin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act (Pub. L. 104– 297), the Secretary of Commerce is required to publish a list of all fisheries under authority of each Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) and all fishing gear used in such fisheries. The list has been published. Any person wishing to use gear not on the list, or engage in a fishery not on the list, must provide the appropriate Council or the Secretary, in the case of Atlantic highly migratory species, with 90 days of advance notice. If the Secretary takes no action to prohibit such a fishery or use of such gear, the person may proceed. II. Method of Collection The respondent provides written notice. No form is used. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0346. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20. Estimated Time Per Response: 90 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $200. 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 VerDate jul<14>2003 19:36 Apr 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 19733 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. application is available for download and review at http:// www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/permits/ review.htm. Dated: April 8, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–7472 Filed 4–13–05; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Therese Conant (ph. 301–713–1401, fax 301–427–2522, e-mail Therese.Conant@noaa.gov). Comments received will also be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours by calling 301– 713–1401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 9 of the ESA and Federal regulations prohibit the ‘‘taking’’ of a species listed as endangered or threatened. The term ‘‘take’’ is defined under the ESA to mean harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct. NMFS may issue permits, under limited circumstances, to take listed species incidental to, and not the purpose of, otherwise lawful activities. Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA provides for authorizing incidental take of listed species. NMFS regulations governing permits for threatened and endangered species are promulgated at 50 CFR 222.307. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 040805D] Receipt of an Application for Incidental Take Permit (1529) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS has received an application for an incidental take permit (Permit) from David N. Hata, Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). As required by the ESA, the application includes a conservation plan designed to minimize and mitigate any such take of endangered or threatened species. The Permit application is for the incidental take of ESA-listed sea turtles, shortnose sturgeon, smalltooth sawfish, and Atlantic salmon associated with otherwise lawful research to assess horseshoe crab abundance from Cape Cod, Massachusetts south to the Georgia-Florida border. The duration of the proposed Permit is for 6 years. NMFS is furnishing this notice in order to allow other agencies and the public an opportunity to review and comment on this document. All comments received will become part of the public record and will be available for review. DATES: Written comments from interested parties on the Permit application and Plan must be received at the appropriate address or fax number (see ADDRESSES) no later than 5 p.m. Eastern daylight time on May 16, 2005. ADDRESSES: Requests for copies of the application, cited literature, and written comments on this action should be addressed to Therese Conant, Marine Mammal and Turtle Division, NMFS Office of Protected Resources, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910; or by fax (301) 427–2522, or by e-mail at: NMFS.1529@noaa.gov. The PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Species Covered in This Notice The following species are included in the conservation plan and Permit application: Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), green (Chelonia mydas), leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), and Kemp’s ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtles. Other species that may be affected are: Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum), smalltooth sawfish (Pristis pectinata), and Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Background NMFS received an application from Dr. Hata on April 2, 2004. Based on a review of the application, NMFS determined that the application was incomplete and requested further information. The applicant submitted a revised application on January 10, 2005. The application is for incidental take of ESA-listed species that may result from proposed research. The proposed research activity will consist of annual horseshoe crab abundance monitoring surveys and associated studies to evaluate survey methodology. The annual trawl surveys will provide abundance, distribution and demographic information in support of the horseshoe crab Fishery Management Plan of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. The surveys will be conducted from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to the Georgia-Florida E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by 
Fisheries and Fishery Management Council

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 June 13, 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

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directed to Mark R. Millikin, Department of Commerce, F/SF3, Room 
13357, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3282 
(phone 301-713-2341, ext.153) or via the Internet at 
Mark.Millikin@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended by the 
Sustainable Fisheries Act (Pub. L. 104-297), the Secretary of Commerce 
is required to publish a list of all fisheries under authority of each 
Regional Fishery Management Council (Council) and all fishing gear used 
in such fisheries. The list has been published. Any person wishing to 
use gear not on the list, or engage in a fishery not on the list, must 
provide the appropriate Council or the Secretary, in the case of 
Atlantic highly migratory species, with 90 days of advance notice. If 
the Secretary takes no action to prohibit such a fishery or use of such 
gear, the person may proceed.

II. Method of Collection

    The respondent provides written notice. No form is used.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0346.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 90 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $200.

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: April 8, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-7472 Filed 4-13-05; 8:45 am]
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