Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic Surveys for U.S. Commercial Fisheries, 75154-75155 [E5-7474]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 242 / Monday, December 19, 2005 / Notices processor, including catcher/processor vessels, mothership vessels, floating processing plants, and onshore plants; 1 hour and 30 minutes for a response from an East Coast or Gulf processor. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000. 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: December 13, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E5–7474 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Wool and Man-Made Fiber Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in Belarus Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection adjusting limits. AGENCY: December 16, 2005. Ross Arnold, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 4212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to the Quota Status Reports posted on the bulletin boards of each Customs port, call (202) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:59 Dec 16, 2005 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. The current limits for certain categories are being increased for carryover. A description of the textile and apparel categories in terms of HTS numbers is available in the CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel Categories with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (see Federal Register notice 69 FR 57270, published on September 24, 2004. Philip J. Martello, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements December 13, 2005. Commissioner, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Washington, DC 20229. Dear Commissioner: This directive amends, but does not cancel, the directive issued to you on September 20, 2004, by the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. That directive concerns imports of certain wool and manmade fiber textile products, produced or manufactured in Belarus and exported during the twelve-month period which began on January 1, 2005 and extends through December 31, 2005. Effective on December 16, 2005, you are directed to adjust the limits for the following categories, as provided for under the agreement between the Governments of the United States and Belarus dated January 10, 2003, as amended May 13, 2004: Jkt 208001 3 Category 622-N: only HTS numbers 7019.52.40.21, 7019.52.90.21, 7019.59.40.21, 7019.59.90.21. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements has determined that these actions fall within the foreign affairs exception to the rulemaking provisions of 5 U.S.C.553(a)(1). Sincerely, Philip J. Martello, Acting Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 05–24176 Filed 12–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Adjustment of Import Limits for Certain Cotton and Man-Made Fiber Textiles and Textile Products Produced or Manufactured in the Socialist Republic of Vietnam December 13, 2005. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Issuing a directive to the Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: December 16, 2005. Ross Arnold, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482– 4212. For information on the quota status of these limits, refer to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website (http://www.cbp.gov), or call (202) 3442650. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: Section 204 of the Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. Twelve-month restraint limit 1 The Bilateral Textile Agreement of July 17, 2003, as amended on July 22, 2004, between the Governments of the 448 ........................... 39,265 dozen. United States and the Socialist Republic 622 ........................... 1,870,794 square meof Vietnam, establishes limits for certain ters of which not cotton, wool and man-made fiber more than textiles and textile products, produced 11,349,484 square meters shall be in or manufactured in the Socialist Category 622-L 2 Republic of Vietnam. The current limits and not more than for certain categories are being adjusted 699,661 square me- for carryforward, carryover, and the ters shall be in Catrecrediting of unused 2004 egory 622-N 3. carryforward. 1 The limits have not been adjusted to acA description of the textile and count for any imports exported after December apparel categories in terms of HTS 31, 2004. 2 Category 622-L: only HTS numbers numbers is available in the 7019.51.9010, 7019.52.4010, 7019.52.9010, CORRELATION: Textile and Apparel 7019.59.4010, and 7019.59.9010. Categories with the Harmonized Tariff Category December 13, 2005. EFFECTIVE DATE: 344-2650, or refer to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection website at http://www.cbp.gov. For information on embargoes and quota re-openings, refer to the Office of Textiles and Apparel website at http:// otexa.ita.doc.gov. 75155 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 242 (Monday, December 19, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75154-75155]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic 
Surveys for U.S. Commercial Fisheries

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 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 ex-vessel and 
wholesale prices and revenue, variable and fixed costs, expenditures, 
effort, ownership, dependence on the fisheries, and fishery employment. 
The data collection efforts 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 
in-person interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0369.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits 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

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processor, including catcher/processor vessels, mothership vessels, 
floating processing plants, and onshore plants; 1 hour and 30 minutes 
for a response from an East Coast or Gulf processor.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.
    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: December 13, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E5-7474 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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