Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Office Socioeconomic Survey of Gulf Shrimp Fishermen, 65469-65470 [E6-18887]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices These administrative reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 31, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–18886 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC); Notice of Open Meeting A meeting of the Exporters’ Textile Advisory Committee will be held onDecember 7, 2006 from 1:00 pm–4:00 pm at the Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, Training Room C. The ETAC is a national advisory committee that advises Department of Commerce officials on the identification of export barriers, and on market expansion activities. With the elimination of textile quotas under the WTO agreement on textiles and clothing, the Administration is committed to encouraging U.S. textile and apparel firms to export and remain competitive in the global market. The meeting will be open to the public with a limited number of seats available. For further information or copies of the minutes, contact Rachel Alarid at (202) 482–5154. Date: November 2, 2006. Philip J. Martello, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles and Apparel. [FR Doc. E6–18879 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:09 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 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 January 8, 2007. 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 Elizabeth McMahon, (301) 713–7611, or elizabeth.mcmahon@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract NOAA provides educators an opportunity to gain first-hand experience with field research activities through the Teacher at Sea Program. Through this program, educators spend up to 3 weeks at sea on a NOAA research vessel, participating in an ongoing research project with NOAA scientists. The application solicits information from interested educators: Basic personal information, teaching experience and ideas for applying program experience in their classrooms, plus two recommendations and a NOAA Health Services Questionnaire required of anyone going to sea. Once educators are selected and participate on a cruise, they write a report detailing the events of the cruise and ideas for classroom activities based on what they learned while at sea. These materials are then made available to other educators so they may benefit from the experience, without actually going to sea themselves. NOAA does not collect information from this universe of respondents for any other purpose. II. Method of Collection On-line forms can be filled-in on-line, printed, and mailed. Persons with full Adobe Acrobat software can save the on-line form and submit it electronically. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0283. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 375. Estimated Time Per Response: 45 minutes to read an complete application; 15 minutes to complete a Health Services Questionnaire; 15 PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65469 minutes to deliver and discuss recommendation forms to persons from whom recommendations are being requested; 15 minutes to complete a recommendation form; and 2 hours for a follow-up report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 309. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $660. 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: November 2, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–18865 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Office Socioeconomic Survey of Gulf Shrimp Fishermen National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. 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. E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 65470 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 216 / Wednesday, November 8, 2006 / Notices Written comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2007. 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 Christopher Liese, 305–365– 4109 or Christopher.Liese@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract NOAA proposes to collect socioeconomic data from commercial fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery who hold a permit for shrimp fishing in federal waters (U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone). Information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital investment and other socioeconomic information will be collected. This data complements other data already collected and is needed to conduct socioeconomic analyses that will improve the management of the shrimp fishery and to satisfy legal requirements. The data will be used to assess how fishermen will be impacted and respond to federal regulation likely to be considered by fishery managers. In addition, this data will be used to determine how fishing communities will be impacted by proposed fishing regulations. II. Method of Collection The information will be collected either through face-to-face interviews or by mail. III. Data cprice-sewell on PRODPC62 with NOTICES OMB Number: 0648–0476. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 900. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Nov 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 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: November 2, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–18887 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheic Administration Availability of Seats for the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce. ACTION: Notice and request for applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary (OCNMS or sanctuary) is seeking applicants for the following vacant seats on its Sanctuary Advisory Council (council): Education and Commercial Fishing. Applicants are chosen based upon their particular expertise and experience in relation to the seat for which they are applying; community and professional affiliations; philosphy regarding the protection and management of marine resources; and possibly the length of residence in the area affected by the sanctuary. Applicants who are chosen as members should expect to service 3-year terms, pursuant to the council’s Charter DATES: Applications are due by December 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: Application kits may be obtained from Andrew Palmer, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362. Completed applications should be sent to the same address. PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Palmer, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, 115 East Railroad Ave., Suite 301, Port Angeles, WA 98362, Phone (350) 457–6622, ext. 15, e-mail andrew.palmer@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sanctuary Advisory Council members and alternates serve three-year terms. The Advisory Council meets bi-monthly in public sessions in communities in and around the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council was established in December 1998 to assure continued public participation in the management of the sanctuary. Serving in a volunteer capacity, the advisory council’s 15 voting members represent a variety of local user groups, as well as the general public. Ina ddition, five Federal Government agencies and one federally funded program serve as non-viting, ex officio members. Since its establishment, the advisory coundil has played a vital role in advising the sanctuary and NOAA on critical issues. In addition to providing advice on management issues facing the Sanctuary, the Council members serve as a communication bridge between constituents and the Sanctuary staff. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq. (Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog Number 11.429 Marine Sanctuary Program) November 1,2 006. Daniel J. Basta, Director, National Marine Sanctuary Program, National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration. [FR Doc. 06–9115 Filed 11–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 103006A] Endangered Species; File No. 1547 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (Kathryn Hattala, Principal Investigator), 21 South Putt Corners Road; New Paltz, NY 12561 has been issued a permit to conduct scientific research on shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum). E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast 
Region Office Socioeconomic Survey of Gulf Shrimp Fishermen

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.

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DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 8, 2007.

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 Christopher Liese, 305-365-4109 or 
Christopher.Liese@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    NOAA proposes to collect socioeconomic data from commercial 
fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fishery who hold a permit for 
shrimp fishing in federal waters (U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone). 
Information about revenues, variable and fixed costs, capital 
investment and other socioeconomic information will be collected. This 
data complements other data already collected and is needed to conduct 
socioeconomic analyses that will improve the management of the shrimp 
fishery and to satisfy legal requirements. The data will be used to 
assess how fishermen will be impacted and respond to federal regulation 
likely to be considered by fishery managers. In addition, this data 
will be used to determine how fishing communities will be impacted by 
proposed fishing regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    The information will be collected either through face-to-face 
interviews or by mail.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0476.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; and 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 900.
    Estimated Time per Response: 60 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 900.
    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: November 2, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-18887 Filed 11-7-06; 8:45 am]
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