Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Regional Economic Data Collection Program for Southwest Alaska, 53668-53669 [E6-15034]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 176 / Tuesday, September 12, 2006 / Notices 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. E6–15034 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; Professional Development Workshops and Formal Evaluation of NOAA Educational Materials 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 Bruce Moravchik, 301–713– 3061 ext. 219 or Bruce.Moravchik@noaa.gov. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:54 Sep 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 I. Abstract The project, Professional Development Workshops and Formal Evaluation of NOAA Educational Materials, has three primary goals: (1) To provide a series of three oneday professional development opportunities whereby educators will learn more about coastal and ocean science, and about the wide variety of online tools and resources available to them via the NOAA Discovery Center and Ocean Explorer Web sites; (2) To develop and implement an outcomesbased evaluation of the three educator professional development workshops; and (3) To implement an outcomesbased evaluation of the online tools and resources available through the NOAA Discovery Center and Ocean Explorer Web sites. II. Method of Collection Paper pre- and post-workshop questionnaires will be collected on-site. Paper follow-up questionnaires will be collected via mail. Student questionnaires will be completed online. Focus groups will be completed on-site. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,620. Estimated Time Per Response: Workshop pre-questionnaire, 15 minutes; post-questionnaire, 30 minutes; follow-up questionnaire, 2 hours; student questionnaire, 30 minutes; focus group, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,035. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53669 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: September 6, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–15036 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–JS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Patent and Trademark Office Initial Patent Applications ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request. SUMMARY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), 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 the revision of a continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2006. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Susan.Brown@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0032 comment’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan Brown. • Mail: Susan K. Brown, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Architecture, Engineering and Technical Services, Data Architecture and Services Division, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to the attention of Robert J. Spar, Director, Office of Patent Legal Administration, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450; by telephone at 571–272–7700; or by e-mail at bob.spar@uspto.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION I. Abstract Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Constitution provides that Congress shall have the power * * *’’ [t]o promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 176 (Tuesday, September 12, 2006)]
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[FR Doc No: E6-15034]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Regional 
Economic Data Collection Program for Southwest Alaska

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 Chang Seung, (206) 526-4250 or Chang.Seung@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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, 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 for-profit 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

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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. E6-15034 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]
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