Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey, 72612-72613 [E5-6851]

Download as PDF 72612 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 6, 2005 / Notices operate a vessel monitoring system (VMS). VMS is required in these fisheries to aid in enforcement and protection of closed areas. These areas were closed to reduce bycatch in HMS fisheries, to aid in rebuilding overfished stocks, and to protect protected species such as right whales. The automatic position reports are required to be submitted on an hourly basis whenever the vessel is at sea. The placement of VMS units on fishing vessels allows the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to determine vessel locations and complements the Agency’s efforts to monitor and enforce compliance with applicable regulations, including time/ area closures. Vessel operators who are purchasing and installing a VMS unit for the first time are required to follow an equipment installation checklist and submit it to NMFS. The checklist provides information on the hardware and communications service selected by each vessel. NMFS uses the returned checklists to ensure that position reports are received and to aid NMFS in troubleshooting problems. The regulations implementing the VMS requirements are at 50 CFR 635.69(a). Further information can be found in the final rules 68 FR 45619, 68 FR 74746, 69 FR 19979 and 69 FR 51010. II. Method of Collection Checklists will be submitted in paper form for vessels installing VMS for the first time. Position reports will be automatically sent electronically by the vessel monitoring system units. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0372. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 329. Estimated Time Per Response: 4 hours for VMS installation; 2 hours for annual maintenance of the equipment; 0.033 seconds per automated position report from the automated equipment, and 5 minutes to complete and return a onetime installation checklist. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15,667. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $775,251. This is a maximum figure based upon the total number of vessels in the fleet (329), VMS maintenance ($500/year), and position reports ($1.39/day). IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Dec 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 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 30, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6850 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P I. Abstract The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides National Marine Fisheries Service with information to monitor catch of bluefin tuna, marlin and other Federally-managed species. The catch monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The information collected is essential for the U.S. to meet its reporting obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. II. Method of Collection Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information via faxed logsheets or online via a Web tool. III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing 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 February 6, 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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 713– 2328 or ron.salz@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Number: 0648–0380. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 8 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 1.5 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch; and 28 minutes for a headboat effort and catch survey; 6 minutes for North Carolina winter bluefin tuna dockside interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,371. 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 E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 233 / Tuesday, December 6, 2005 / Notices 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 30, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6851 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA CommunityBased Restoration Program Progress 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 February 6, 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 Robin Bruckner, 301–713– 0174 or via the Internet at Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The NOAA Community-based Restoration Program (CRP) provides financial assistance on a competitive basis to implement grass-roots, community-based habitat restoration, debris prevention and removal, and barrier removal activities through individual projects or restoration partnerships. The NOAA Restoration Center (RC) within the NOAA Fisheries VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:44 Dec 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Service Office of Habitat Conservation, intends to continue requiring specific information on projects funded under various grants initiatives managed by the RC as part of routine progress reporting. Recipients of NOAA funds under these initiatives will be required to submit information including project location, restoration techniques used, species benefitted, acres restored, stream miles opened to access for diadromous fish, volunteer participation, and other parameters. This information collection is necessary to track and report on the large number of community-based projects being implemented with RC support around the country. This information will be used to continue populating a database of NOAA-funded habitat restoration, debris prevention and removal, and barrier removal projects. The database, with its robust querying capabilities, is instrumental to accurate and timely responses to NOAA, Department of Commerce, Congressional and Constituent inquiries. It also ensures accountability for federal funds expended for community-based activities, reported by NOAA through the Government Performance and Reporting Act acres restored performance measure. Grant recipients are required by the NOAA Grants Management Division to submit periodic performance reports and a final report for each award; this collection will stipulate the information to be provided in these reports. 72613 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,240. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,940. 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 30, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–6852 Filed 12–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection The reporting form and format outline will be provided to funding recipients and will also be available on the Restoration Center’s home page. Electronic submission of forms and progress report narratives will be encouraged but not required. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information Requirements for the Marine Animal Health and Stranding Response Program III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0472. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Not-for profit institutions; State, Local and Tribal Governments, business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 200. Estimated Time Per Response: Interim reports, 9 hours and 45 minutes; and final reports, 11 hours and 45 minutes. Three semi-annual reports and one final report over a 24-month period are required for each award; however, information collected and submitted for any single report need not be collected again for subsequent reports. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 February 6, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 233 (Tuesday, December 6, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72612-72613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-6851]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic 
Fishing Survey

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 February 6, 
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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 713-2328 or ron.salz@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone 
surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, 
and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides National 
Marine Fisheries Service with information to monitor catch of bluefin 
tuna, marlin and other Federally-managed species. The catch monitoring 
in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort statistics for 
all pelagic fish is required under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act 
and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The 
information collected is essential for the U.S. to meet its reporting 
obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of 
Atlantic Tuna.

II. Method of Collection

    Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone 
interviews, respondents may also provide information via faxed 
logsheets or online via a Web tool.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0380.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 17,000.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 8 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 
minutes for a dockside interview; 1.5 minutes to respond to a follow-up 
validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological 
sampling of catch; and 28 minutes for a headboat effort and catch 
survey; 6 minutes for North Carolina winter bluefin tuna dockside 
interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,371.
    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

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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 30, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E5-6851 Filed 12-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P