Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Fisheries Observer Program Fishermen's Comment Card, 55334 [05-18770]

Download as PDF 55334 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 182 / Wednesday, September 21, 2005 / Notices 15 minutes for a request for a Dolphin Mortality Limit; 10 minutes for notification of vessel arrival; 60 minutes for a tuna tracking form; 10 minutes for a monthly tuna storage removal report; 60 minutes for a monthly tuna receiving report; and 30 minutes for a special report documenting the origin of tuna (if requested by the NOAA Administrator). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 135. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $519. 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: September 15, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18769 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Written comments must be submitted on or before November 21, 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). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Amy S. Van Atten, (508) 495–2266 or Amy.Van.Atten@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP) is managed by the Fisheries Sampling Branch (FSB) at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). NEFOP observers serve aboard commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North Carolina as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. NMFS NEFSC requests information from fishermen who have had NEFOP observers on their vessels. This information would be collected on a voluntary basis as a qualitative survey to provide NMFS with direct feedback on observer performance. This information, upon receipt, will ensure higher data quality, help to detect fraud, assess contractor performance, provide feedback on observer performance, and offer a direct line of communication from fishermen to the NEFOP management. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Fisheries Observer Program Fishermen’s Comment Card Paper survey with a pre-addressed, pre-paid postage to be submitted to the NEFOP at the NEFSC. The survey will also be available on the Internet. III. Data 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:40 Sep 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; and business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 800. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00004 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: September 15, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–18770 Filed 9–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 091505D] New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meetings. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold a series of ten workshops to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Specifically, the Council will be soliciting information from fisheries stakeholders on topics relating to the potential incorporation of ecosystembased approaches in New England fishery management. Recommendations from these workshops will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: The workshops will be held in October and November 2005. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for times and locations of the meetings. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The workshops will be held in Gouldsboro, ME; Rockland, ME; Portland, ME; E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Fisheries Observer Program Fishermen's Comment Card

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 November 21, 
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 Amy S. Van Atten, (508) 495-2266 or 
Amy.Van.Atten@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Fisheries 
Observer Program (NEFOP) is managed by the Fisheries Sampling Branch 
(FSB) at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC). NEFOP 
observers serve aboard commercial fishing vessels from Maine to North 
Carolina as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act and the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
    NMFS NEFSC requests information from fishermen who have had NEFOP 
observers on their vessels. This information would be collected on a 
voluntary basis as a qualitative survey to provide NMFS with direct 
feedback on observer performance. This information, upon receipt, will 
ensure higher data quality, help to detect fraud, assess contractor 
performance, provide feedback on observer performance, and offer a 
direct line of communication from fishermen to the NEFOP management.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper survey with a pre-addressed, pre-paid postage to be submitted 
to the NEFOP at the NEFSC. The survey will also be available on the 
Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; and business or other 
for-profits organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 800.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 200.
    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: September 15, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-18770 Filed 9-20-05; 8:45 am]
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