Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Study of Economic Performance in Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean, 69954 [05-22853]

Download as PDF 69954 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 222 / Friday, November 18, 2005 / Notices Technology, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8930, Gaithersburg, MD 20899–8930, telephone: (301) 975–2938. Dr. Harry Hertz, Director, National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899, telephone number (301) 975–2361. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: November 13, 2005. William A. Jeffrey, Director. [FR Doc. 05–22877 Filed 11–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–CN–P Dated: November 14, 2005. William Jeffrey, Director. [FR Doc. 05–22875 Filed 11–17–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–13–P II. Method of Collection National Institute of Standards and Technology DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Study of Economic Performance in Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 2, 2005. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the field of quality management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology with the members of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges’ Panel, Baldrige Program Update, Potential Program Changes, Discussion with NIST Director, Baldrige Marketing Collaborative Progress, Overseers Role in Raising Awareness of the Baldrige Program, and Recommendations for NIST Director. DATES: The meeting will convene December 2, 2005, at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 3 p.m. on December 2, 2005. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Room A1038, Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899. All visitors to the National Institute of Standards and Technology site will have to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Virginia Davis no later than Tuesday, November 29, 2005, and she will provide you with instructions for admittance. Ms. Davis’ email address is virginia.davis@nist.gov and her phone number is (301) 975–2361. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:21 Nov 17, 2005 Jkt 208001 federal regulatory actions. In addition, the information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, and to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. 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 January 17, 2006. 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 Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361– 4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect socioeconomic data on small-scale fishing fleets operating in the U.S. Caribbean (e.g., hook and line and net fisheries). The survey intends to collect economic information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital investment and other auxiliary and demographic information. The data gathered will be used to describe economic performance in small-scale fisheries and to evaluate the socio-economic impacts of future PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-person, telephone and mail surveys. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. 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: November 14, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Study of 
Economic Performance in Small-Scale Commercial Fisheries in the U.S. 
Caribbean

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 January 17, 
2006.

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 Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361-4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect 
socio-economic data on small-scale fishing fleets operating in the U.S. 
Caribbean (e.g., hook and line and net fisheries). The survey intends 
to collect economic information about revenues, variable and fixed 
costs, capital investment and other auxiliary and demographic 
information. The data gathered will be used to describe economic 
performance in small-scale fisheries and to evaluate the socio-economic 
impacts of future federal regulatory actions. In addition, the 
information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management 
decision-making, and to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 
12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered 
Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other 
pertinent statues.

II. Method of Collection

    The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-
person, telephone and mail surveys.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    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: November 14, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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