Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Outreach Survey, 53667-53668 [E6-15033]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices Awards for members of the Senior Executive Service. The Under Secretary for International Trade, Franklin L. Lavin, has named the following members of the International Trade Administration Performance Review Board: 1. Thomas A. McGinty, National Director (new). 2. Barbara E. Tillman, Senior Director (new).* 3. Seward L. Jones Jr., Director, Office of Multilateral Affairs (new). 4. Patricia A. Sefcik, Senior Director for Manufacturing (new). 5. Ronald A. Glaser, Human Resources Officer, Executive Secretary (new). 6. Sean M. Reilly, Chief of Staff, AtLarge (new). 7. Matthew S. Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security, Outside Reviewer (new). Dated: September 8, 2006. Deborah Martin, Acting, Human Resources Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15200 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–25–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coral Reefs— Economic Valuation Study National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 November 13, 2006. 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). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: * Joseph A. Spetrini, Deputy Assistant Director for Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Policy and Negotiations, Alternate (new). VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Dr. Vernon R. Leeworthy, NOS/Special Projects, 1305 East West Highway, SSMC 4, 9th Floor, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 (or Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of this data collection is to provide information on the value of Hawaii’s coral reef habitats to specific segments of the U.S. population. This is a national survey using a panel based on a nationally representative, list-assisted, random digit-dial (RDD) sample drawn from all 10-digit telephone numbers in the U.S. The survey is designed to yield information that can be used to estimate non-use or passive economic use values for Hawaii’s coral reef ecosystems. The survey addresses the public’s preferences and economic values regarding the use of no-take areas as a management tool and their preferences regarding several alternative methods of restoring damaged coral reefs. A large scale pre-test of the survey has been conducted (200 survey responses) under OMB Approval Number 0648–0531, expiration date 8/31/2006. II. Method of Collection Members of the panel will complete the survey on-line using either WebTV technology supplied by Knowledge Networks, Inc. or their own Internet service. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53667 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: September 5, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15032 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Outreach Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 November 13, 2006. 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 Michelle McGregor, (301) 713–1406 ext. 169 or michelle.mcgregor@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The objective of this survey is to assess the level of awareness on issues related to regulations preventing feeding/harassment of wild bottlenose E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 53668 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices dolphins, which are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. In particular, the survey is designed to determine what commercial operators and the general public know about specific regulations prohibiting feeding and harassment of bottlenose dolphins, and how they gained their knowledge and/or perceptions on the topic. The initial geographic region for this survey is Panama City, Florida, where numerous incidences of dolphin harassment and feeding have been documented. The intent, in the future, is to use this survey in other areas of the southeast region to gain a similar understanding and ensure outreach messages are appropriate for intended audiences. The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 679 form the basis for this collection of information. The National Marine Fisheries Service will request information from local residents, tourists and commercial businesses through a one-time survey. This information, upon receipt, will be used to develop effective and better-targeted outreach efforts in order to enhance bottlenose dolphin conservation in Florida. II. Method of Collection Participants voluntarily complete paper questionnaires, and methods of submittal include on-site, mail, and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:16 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 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: September 5, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15033 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Regional Economic Data Collection Program for Southwest Alaska National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 November 13, 2006. 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 Chang Seung, (206) 526– 4250 or Chang.Seung@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The regional or community economic analysis of proposed fishery management policies is required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Executive Order 12866, PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 among others. To satisfy these mandates and inform policymakers and the public of the likely regional economic impacts associated with fishery management policies, appropriate economic models and the data to implement these models are needed. Much of the data required for regional economic analysis associated with Southwest Alaska fisheries are either unavailable or unreliable. Accurate fishery-level data on employment, labor income, and expenditures in the Southwest Alaska fishery and related industries are not currently available but are needed to estimate the effects of fisheries on the economy of Southwest Alaska. In this survey effort, data on these important regional economic variables will be collected and used to develop models that will provide more reliable estimates and significantly improve policymakers’ ability to assess policy effects on fishery-dependent communities in Southwest Alaska. The survey will be for one-time only. The survey (mailed) will be used to request data on employment and labor income from 2,200 vessel owners whose boats delivered fish to Southwest Alaska processors. In-person interviews and telephone calls (120) with businesses involved in the fishery and related industries will be used to obtain (a) Vessel expenditure/cost data; (b) regional economic data for non-fishery industries; and (c) regional economic data for fish processing sector. II. Method of Collection Mail surveys will be used. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,320. Estimated Time Per Response: Mail survey: 10 minutes; phone call or local interview with fish processors: 30 minutes; phone calls with local small businesses: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 393. 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 E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Outreach Survey

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

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 November 13, 
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 Michelle McGregor, (301) 713-1406 ext. 169 or 
michelle.mcgregor@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The objective of this survey is to assess the level of awareness on 
issues related to regulations preventing feeding/harassment of wild 
bottlenose

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dolphins, which are protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. 
In particular, the survey is designed to determine what commercial 
operators and the general public know about specific regulations 
prohibiting feeding and harassment of bottlenose dolphins, and how they 
gained their knowledge and/or perceptions on the topic. The initial 
geographic region for this survey is Panama City, Florida, where 
numerous incidences of dolphin harassment and feeding have been 
documented. The intent, in the future, is to use this survey in other 
areas of the southeast region to gain a similar understanding and 
ensure outreach messages are appropriate for intended audiences.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 679 
form the basis for this collection of information. The National Marine 
Fisheries Service will request information from local residents, 
tourists and commercial businesses through a one-time survey. This 
information, upon receipt, will be used to develop effective and 
better-targeted outreach efforts in order to enhance bottlenose dolphin 
conservation in Florida.

II. Method of Collection

    Participants voluntarily complete paper questionnaires, and methods 
of submittal include on-site, mail, and facsimile transmission of paper 
forms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 600.
    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: September 5, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-15033 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]
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