Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, 76987-76988 [E6-21899]

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E6–21982 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76987 collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 2007. 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 Doris Grimm, 301–713–3155, ext. 107, or Doris.Grimm@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The National Estuarine Research Reserve System consists of carefully selected estuarine areas of the U.S. that are designated, preserved, and managed for research and educational purposes. The information is needed from states to review proposed designations. For sites selected, states must develop management plans and submit an annual report/work plan. NOAA needs the information to ensure that the sites selected meet national standards. II. Method of Collection The information can be submitted electronically via a Web site; other information is submitted in paper form. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0121. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or Local Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 28. Estimated Time Per Response: 2,000 hours for a management plan; 2,000 hours for a site nomination; 15 hours for an annual report/work plan; and 2 hours beyond basic application information for an application requiring a categorical exclusion checklist, state historical office comments, a preliminary engineering report for a construction project or restoration, or a Federal Consistency Certification. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,105. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $29,815. 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 E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 76988 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 246 / Friday, December 22, 2006 / Notices 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 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21899 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing of Private Remote-Sensing Space Systems 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 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 20, 2007. SUMMARY: 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 Kay Weston, 301–713–2024 x205 or Kay.Weston@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:45 Dec 21, 2006 Jkt 211001 I. Abstract NOAA has established requirements for the licensing of private operators of remote-sensing space systems. The information in applications and subsequent reports is needed to ensure compliance with the Land RemoteSensing Policy Act of 1992 and with the national security and international obligations of the United States. The requirements are contained in 15 CFR Part 960. II. Method of Collection Applicants are asked to provide electronic copies of submissions. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0174. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18. Estimated Time Per Response: 40 hours for the submission of a license application; 10 hours for the submission of a data protection plan; 5 hours for the submission of a plan describing how the licensee will comply with data collection restrictions; 3 hours for the submission of an operations plan for restricting collection or dissemination of imagery of Israeli territory; 3 hours for submission of a data flow diagram; 2 hours for the submission of satellite subsystems drawings; 3 hours for the submission of a final imaging system specifications document; 2 hours for the submission of a public summary for a licensed system; 2 hours for the submission of a preliminary design review; 2 hours for the submission of a critical design review; 1 hour for notification of a binding launch services contract; 1 hour for notification of completion of pre-ship review; 10 hours for the submission of a license amendment; 2 hours for the submission of a foreign agreement notification; 2 hours for the submission of spacecraft operational information submitted when a spacecraft becomes operational; 2 hours for notification of deviation in orbit or spacecraft disposition; 2 hours for notification of any operational deviation; 2 hours for notification of planned purges of information to the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive; 3 hours for the submission of an operational quarterly report; 8 hours for an annual compliance audit; 10 hours for an annual operational audit; and 2 hours for notification of the demise of a system or a decision to discontinue system operations. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 552. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,000. 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 18, 2006. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E6–21920 Filed 12–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Services Review Panel Membership Solicitation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Membership Solicitation for Hydrographic Services Review Panel. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice responds to the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act Amendments of 2002, Public Law 107–372, which requires the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere to solicit nominations for membership on the Hydrographic Services Review Panel (the Panel). This advisory committee will advise the Under Secretary on matters related to the responsibilities and authorities set forth in section 303 of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998 (the Act), and such other appropriate matters as the Under Secretary refers to the Panel for review and advice. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and 
Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 20, 
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 Doris Grimm, 301-713-3155, ext. 107, or 
Doris.Grimm@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Estuarine Research Reserve System consists of 
carefully selected estuarine areas of the U.S. that are designated, 
preserved, and managed for research and educational purposes. The 
information is needed from states to review proposed designations. For 
sites selected, states must develop management plans and submit an 
annual report/work plan. NOAA needs the information to ensure that the 
sites selected meet national standards.

II. Method of Collection

    The information can be submitted electronically via a Web site; 
other information is submitted in paper form.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0121.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State or Local Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 28.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2,000 hours for a management plan; 
2,000 hours for a site nomination; 15 hours for an annual report/work 
plan; and 2 hours beyond basic application information for an 
application requiring a categorical exclusion checklist, state 
historical office comments, a preliminary engineering report for a 
construction project or restoration, or a Federal Consistency 
Certification.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 14,105.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $29,815.

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

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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 18, 2006.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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