Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic Requirements for All Marine Mammal Special Exception Permits To Take, Import and Export Marine Mammals, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Fur Seal Act, and the Endangered Species Act, 16121-16122 [E6-4614]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Notices of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Section 351.213(d)(1) of the Department’s regulations regarding review request withdrawals does not specifically reference changed circumstances administrative reviews. In this case, Weyerhaeuser withdrew its request for a changed circumstances review within ninety days of the review being initiated, the time period the Department generally considers reasonable for withdrawing requests for administrative reviews. Therefore, the Department has accepted Weyerhaeuser’s withdrawal request in this case as timely.1 The Department is now rescinding this antidumping duty changed circumstances review. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to suspend entries of subject merchandise at the appropriate cash deposit rate for all entries of certain softwood lumber products from Canada. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4) and section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: March 23, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4659 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Logbook Family of Forms III. Data National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: 1 See Notice of Rescission of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe and Tube Fittings from Japan, 67 FR 53777 (August 19, 2002). Jkt 208001 The National Marine Fishery Services Pacific Islands Region (PIR) manages the U.S. fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the western Pacific under five fishery management plans (FMPs), prepared by the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs are found at 50 CFR part 660. The record keeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 660 form the basis for this collection of information. PIR requests information from participants in the fisheries and interested persons. This information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient and accurate database for the management and monitoring of fisheries of the EEZ in the western Pacific. Paper submissions, electronic reports, and telephone calls are required from participants. Other methods of submittal include Internet and facsimile transmission of paper forms. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 18:18 Mar 29, 2006 I. Abstract II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 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 May 30, 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 Walter Ikehara, 808–944– 2275, or walter.ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Number: 0648–0214. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 207. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for catch and effort logbooks; 3 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16121 minutes for protected species interaction reports; 5 minutes for pretrip and post-landing notifications; 4 hours for experimental fishing reports; 5 minutes for sales and transshipment reports; 5 minutes for report on gear left at sea; 4 hours for claim for reimbursement for lost fishing time; 1 hour for request for pelagics area closure exemption; and 1 hour for observer placement meetings. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,483. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,048. 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: March 24, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4613 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic Requirements for All Marine Mammal Special Exception Permits To Take, Import and Export Marine Mammals, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Fur Seal Act, and the Endangered Species Act National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 16122 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 61 / Thursday, March 30, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 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 May 30, 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 Amy Sloan, (301) 713–2289 or Amy.Sloan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Fur Seal Act (FSA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibit certain actions affecting marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, with exceptions. Permits can be obtained for scientific research, enhancing the survival or recovery of a species or stock, commercial and educational photography, and import and capture for public display; authorizations can be obtained for scientific research that involves minimal disturbance. The applicants desiring a permit or authorization must provide certain information in order for the National Marine Fisheries Service to determine whether a proposed activity is consistent with the purposes, policies, and requirements of these laws, and that the activity is in the best interest of the protected species and the public. The permit holders and authorized researchers must report on activities conducted to ensure compliance with permit conditions and protection of the animals. Holders of captive marine mammals must report changes to their animal inventory. Scientific research and enhancement permit applications for non-salmonid endangered and threatened species previously submitted under OMB No. 0648–0402, will be combined with permit applications for marine mammals in order to streamline the process for requesting takes of multiple species and to accommodate an online application system currently in development. The regulations implementing permit, authorization, and inventory requirements under the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:32 Mar 29, 2006 Jkt 208001 MMPA and FSA are at 50 CFR part 216; the regulations for permit requirements under the ESA are at 50 CFR part 222. The respondents will be researchers, photographers, and other members of the public seeking exceptions to prohibited activities on marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, excluding salmonids, through permits or authorizations for purposes described above; and holders of marine mammals in captivity. II. Method of Collection Permit and authorization application materials and reports are paper and in some cases, electronic, and are written to respond to a required format. Inventory materials and reports are paper forms. Methods of submittal include mail, facsimile transmission, and electronic submission. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0084. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations; Federal Government; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 518. Estimated Time Per Response: 32 hours for an application for a scientific research or enhancement permit; 20 hours for an application for a public display permit; 10 hours for an application for a photography permit or a General Authorization; 20 hours for a major amendment or modification to a permit; 3 hours for a minor amendment or modification to a permit or for a change to a General Authorization; 12 hours for a scientific research or enhancement permit report; 8 hours for a General Authorization report; 2 hours for public display or photography permit report; 2 hours for a request to retain or transfer a rehabilitated marine mammal; 2 hours for a marine mammal inventory (1 hour for a transport notification; 30 minutes each for a data sheet and a person/holder/facility sheet); and 2 hours for recordkeeping. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,678. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,700. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 24, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–4614 Filed 3–29–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 032706B] Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Northeast Multispecies Fishery; 2006 Georges Bank Cod Hook Sector Operations Plan and Agreement and Allocation of Georges Bank Cod Total Allowable Catch National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Amendment 13 to the Northeast (NE) Multispecies Fishery Management Plan (FMP) (Amendment 13) authorized allocation of up to 20 percent of the annual Georges Bank (GB) cod total allowable catch (TAC) to the GB Cod Hook Sector (Sector). Pursuant to that authorization, the Sector has submitted an Operations Plan and Sector Contract entitled, ‘‘Amendment 2 to Georges Bank Cod Hook Sector Operations Plan and Agreement’’ (together referred to as the Sector Agreement), and a Supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA), and has requested an allocation of GB cod, consistent with regulations implementing Amendment 13. This notice provides interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed Sector Agreement prior to final approval or disapproval of the Sector Operations Plan and allocation of E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Basic 
Requirements for All Marine Mammal Special Exception Permits To Take, 
Import and Export Marine Mammals, and for Maintaining a Captive Marine 
Mammal Inventory Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Fur Seal 
Act, and the Endangered Species Act

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing

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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 May 30, 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 Amy Sloan, (301) 713-2289 or Amy.Sloan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Fur Seal Act (FSA), and 
Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibit certain actions affecting marine 
mammals and endangered and threatened species, with exceptions. Permits 
can be obtained for scientific research, enhancing the survival or 
recovery of a species or stock, commercial and educational photography, 
and import and capture for public display; authorizations can be 
obtained for scientific research that involves minimal disturbance. The 
applicants desiring a permit or authorization must provide certain 
information in order for the National Marine Fisheries Service to 
determine whether a proposed activity is consistent with the purposes, 
policies, and requirements of these laws, and that the activity is in 
the best interest of the protected species and the public. The permit 
holders and authorized researchers must report on activities conducted 
to ensure compliance with permit conditions and protection of the 
animals. Holders of captive marine mammals must report changes to their 
animal inventory.
    Scientific research and enhancement permit applications for non-
salmonid endangered and threatened species previously submitted under 
OMB No. 0648-0402, will be combined with permit applications for marine 
mammals in order to streamline the process for requesting takes of 
multiple species and to accommodate an online application system 
currently in development. The regulations implementing permit, 
authorization, and inventory requirements under the MMPA and FSA are at 
50 CFR part 216; the regulations for permit requirements under the ESA 
are at 50 CFR part 222.
    The respondents will be researchers, photographers, and other 
members of the public seeking exceptions to prohibited activities on 
marine mammals and endangered and threatened species, excluding 
salmonids, through permits or authorizations for purposes described 
above; and holders of marine mammals in captivity.

II. Method of Collection

    Permit and authorization application materials and reports are 
paper and in some cases, electronic, and are written to respond to a 
required format. Inventory materials and reports are paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include mail, facsimile transmission, and 
electronic submission.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0084.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit 
institutions; business or other for-profit organizations; Federal 
Government; and State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 518.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 32 hours for an application for a 
scientific research or enhancement permit; 20 hours for an application 
for a public display permit; 10 hours for an application for a 
photography permit or a General Authorization; 20 hours for a major 
amendment or modification to a permit; 3 hours for a minor amendment or 
modification to a permit or for a change to a General Authorization; 12 
hours for a scientific research or enhancement permit report; 8 hours 
for a General Authorization report; 2 hours for public display or 
photography permit report; 2 hours for a request to retain or transfer 
a rehabilitated marine mammal; 2 hours for a marine mammal inventory (1 
hour for a transport notification; 30 minutes each for a data sheet and 
a person/holder/facility sheet); and 2 hours for recordkeeping.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,678.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,700.

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: March 24, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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