Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Reporting, 75153-75154 [E5-7469]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,670. Estimated Time Per Response: 3 to 15 minutes per function. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,473. 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: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7467 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P 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 David Holts, Southwest Fishery Science Center, 8604 La Jolla Shores Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037–1508 (phone 858–546–7186 or David.Holts@noaa.gov.) 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7468 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] I. Abstract The Billfish Angler Survey provides the only estimates of billfish angling activities in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. This collection of recreational billfish catch and effort data began in 1969 and now provides a 37 year index of fishing success in many areas of the Pacific. The catch per unit of effort (CPUE) is measured in catch of billfish per angler fishing day. This time series of angler success provides a measure of relative abundance and is the only survey independent of commercial fisheries in the Pacific. Trends tracked over time indicate changes in the health and size of billfish stocks. This index of relative abundance is an important component of stock assessments, developing management options and monitoring domestic and international fishery interactions. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE A paper form the size of a postcard is used. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Billfish Angler Survey 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 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 17, 2006. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 75153 OMB Number: 0648–0020. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–162. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 125. 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) PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly Migratory Species Tournament Reporting 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 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 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 Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief, Highly Migratory Species Management Division (F/SF1), Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910 (301–713–2347 or Margo.SchulzeHaugen@noaa.gov.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 75154 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices I. Abstract NMFS would require that operators of fishing tournaments involving Highly Migratory species (HMS), specifically Atlantic tunas, swordfish, billfish and sharks, provide advance identification of the tournament date(s), location, operator, and target species, and then provide information after the tournament on the HMS that are caught, whether they were kept or released, the length and weight of the fish, and other information. Most of the data required for post-tournament reporting are already collected in the routine course of tournament operations. The data collected are needed by NMFS to estimate the total annual catch of these species and to evaluate the impact of tournament fishing in relation to other types of fishing. II. Method of Collection A paper form the size of a postcard is used. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0323. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, and not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 minutes for a registration form; and 20 minutes for a tournament summary report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 70. 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. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 Jkt 208001 Dated: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7469 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Surveys for U.S. Commercial Fisheries 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 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 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 Rita Curtis, 301–713–2328 or rita.curtis@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The economic data for selected U.S. commercial fisheries will be collected for each of the following groups of operations: (1) Processors, including onshore plants, floating processing plants, mothership vessels, and catcher/ processor vessels; (2) catcher vessels; and (3) for-hire vessels. Companies associated with these groups will be surveyed for expenditure, earnings, effort, ownership, and employment data; and basic demographic data on fishing and processing crews. In general, questions will be asked concerning exvessel and wholesale prices and revenue, variable and fixed costs, expenditures, effort, ownership, dependence on the fisheries, and fishery employment. The data collection efforts PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 will be coordinated to reduce the additional burden for those who participate in multiple fisheries. Participation in these data collections will be voluntary. The data will be used for the following purposes: (1) To monitor the economic performance of these fisheries through primary processing; (2) to analyze the economic performance effects of current management measures; and (3) to analyze the economic performance effects of alternative management measures. The measures of economic performance to be supported by this data collection program include the following: (1)Contirbution to net national benefit; (2) contribution to income of groups of participants in the fisheries (i.e., fishermen, vessel owners, processing plant employees, and processing plant owners); (3) employment; (4) regional economic impacts (income and employment); and (5) factor utilizations rates. As required by law, the confidentiality of the data will be protected. Data collections will focus each year on a different component of the U.S. commercial fisheries, with only limited data collected in previously surveyed components of these fisheries. The latter will be done to update the models that will be used to track economic performance and to evaluate the economic effects of alternative management actions. This cycle of data collection will facilitate economic performance data being available and updated for all the components of the U.S. commercial fisheries identified above. II. Method of Collection Data will be collected via mailed questionnaires, and telephone and inperson interviews. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0369. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofits organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour and 30 minutes for a response from a catcher vessel or for-hire vessel for operating cost, annual cost, revenue, effort, employment, ownership, and limited demographic data; 25 minutes per response from a catcher vessel or for-hire vessel for operating cost data; 1 hour per response from a catcher vessel or for-hire vessel for annual expenditure and demographic data; 8 hours for a response from a West Coast or Alaska E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 242 (Monday, December 19, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75153-75154]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-7469]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Highly 
Migratory Species Tournament Reporting

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC.

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 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 Margo Schulze-Haugen, Chief, Highly Migratory Species 
Management Division (F/SF1), Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, 
MD 20910 (301-713-2347 or Margo.Schulze-Haugen@noaa.gov.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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I. Abstract

    NMFS would require that operators of fishing tournaments involving 
Highly Migratory species (HMS), specifically Atlantic tunas, swordfish, 
billfish and sharks, provide advance identification of the tournament 
date(s), location, operator, and target species, and then provide 
information after the tournament on the HMS that are caught, whether 
they were kept or released, the length and weight of the fish, and 
other information. Most of the data required for post-tournament 
reporting are already collected in the routine course of tournament 
operations. The data collected are needed by NMFS to estimate the total 
annual catch of these species and to evaluate the impact of tournament 
fishing in relation to other types of fishing.

II. Method of Collection

    A paper form the size of a postcard is used.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0323.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, and 
not-for-profit institutions.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 minutes for a registration form; and 
20 minutes for a tournament summary report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 70.
    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: December 13, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7469 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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