Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 51749-51750 [05-17286]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, fax number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. 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: Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted Educational Activity Submissions. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0309. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 1,357. Number of Respondents: 124. Average Hours per Response: Scientific research plans, 35 minutes; scientific research reports, 30 minutes; exempted fishing permit requests, 20 hours and 30 minutes; exempted fishing reports, 2 hours; exempted educational requests, 4 hours and 30 minutes; and exempted educational reports, 2 hours. Needs and Uses: The MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) and its regulations do not apply to scientific research activities conducted on board a scientific research vessel. Persons planning to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a research plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not fishing. The National Marine Fisheries Service may also grant exemptions, through an application process, from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., testing of fishing gear). Those granted exemptions for any of these activities must submit annual reports. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit; individuals or households; notfor-profit institutions, Federal Government, State, local or tribal government. Frequency: Annually and 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 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 VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:39 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: August 25, 2005 Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17283 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Aleutian Islands Pollock Fishery Requirements. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0513. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 40. Number of Respondents: 1. Average Hours Per Response: 45 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2004 requires the Aleutian Islands pollock fishery to be allocated to the Aleut Corporation for economic development of Adak, Alaska. The statute requires the Aleut Corporation’s approval for participants and limits participation to American Fisheries Act qualified entities and vessels less than or equal to 60 ft overall length with certain endorsements. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually and may provide revisions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51749 Dated: August 25, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17285 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0293. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 2,800. Number of Respondents: 12,000. Average Hours Per Response: 14 minutes. Needs and Uses: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires any commercial fisher operating in a Category I and II fishery to register for a certificate of authorization that will allow the fisher to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations. Category I and II fisheries are those identified by NOAA as have either frequent or occasional takings of marine mammals. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by 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. E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 51750 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 168 / Wednesday, August 31, 2005 / Notices Dated: August 25, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17286 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Survey of State Research and Development ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. 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 continued 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 October 31, 2005. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to James R. Berry, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, Washington, DC 20233–6800 (or via the Internet at james.r.berry.jr@census.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct a new survey to measure research and development supported and performed by State Governments in the United States. This survey will be a joint effort between the Census Bureau and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Act of 1950 includes a statutory charge to ‘‘provide a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and engineering resources and to provide a source of information for policy formulation by other agencies in the Federal Government.’’ Under the aegis of this legislative mandate, NSF and its predecessors have sponsored VerDate Aug<18>2005 17:39 Aug 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 surveys of research and development since 1953, including the Survey of Industrial Research and Development. This new survey will expand the scope of research and development collections to include State governments, for which there are no established collection efforts. Items on the survey form will include sources of funding for research and development, recipients of funding (if external to the government agency), and type of research and development by character (i.e., basic, applied, or developmental). Final results produced by NSF will contain State and national estimates useful to a variety of data users interested in research and development performance including: the National Science Board; the Office of Management and Budget; the Office of Science and Technology Policy and other science policy makers; institutional researchers; and private organizations. II. Method of Collection The survey will be mailed to the universe of approximately 1000 noneducational State government agencies. All respondents will be sent a mailed questionnaire, but will have the option of choosing a preferred submission method. Respondents will have the option of submitting data by completing and returning the mailed questionnaire, or by completing a Web form over the Internet. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: SRD–1. Type of Review: Regular. Affected Public: State government agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 1.0 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Estimated Total Cost: $19,000. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Title 13 United States Code, Sections 8(b), 161, and 182. Title 15 United States Code, Section 1525. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection. These comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 25, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–17291 Filed 8–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Assistance Center Internet Web Site Form ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the 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 October 31, 2005. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Request for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Jason Sproule, U.S. Department of Commerce, Newport Beach U.S. Export Assistance Center, 3300 Irvine Avenue, Suite 305, Newport Beach, CA 92660; Phone Number: (949) 660–1668, and fax number: (949) 660– 8039. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The Newport Beach U.S. Export Assistance Center, which is a combined effort of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export-Import Bank, and E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 51749-51750]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17286]


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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: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under 
Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
    Form Number(s): None.
    OMB Approval Number: 0648-0293.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Burden Hours: 2,800.
    Number of Respondents: 12,000.
    Average Hours Per Response: 14 minutes.
    Needs and Uses: The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) requires 
any commercial fisher operating in a Category I and II fishery to 
register for a certificate of authorization that will allow the fisher 
to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations. 
Category I and II fisheries are those identified by NOAA as have either 
frequent or occasional takings of marine mammals.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by 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.


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    Dated: August 25, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-17286 Filed 8-30-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P