Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Arbitration, 50936-50937 [E7-17531]

Download as PDF 50936 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices (f)(2). An eligible tribe or community selects individual harvesters who possess particular expertise in halibut fishing to harvest halibut on behalf of the community or tribe under reduced gear and harvest restrictions. A CHP Coordinator maintains possession of the CHP log at all times and issues the CHP permit card to each eligible subsistence fisherman. The CHP Coordinator records harvest information from each fisherman in the CHP log and returns it to NMFS. The CHP permit expires one year from the date of issuance. II. Method of Collection Ceremonial harvest and Community harvest applications may be applied for online through the Internet. Educational Permit applications may be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted by mail or fax. The permit applications may be submitted as a list of multiple individuals from an Alaska Native tribe. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0512. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 109. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes to complete and submit online a special permit application (Community Harvest, Ceremonial Harvest, or Education Harvest); 30 minutes to complete and submit log (Community Harvest, Ceremonial Harvest, or Education Harvest) by mail; and 4 hours to complete and submit appeal for denial of special permit. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 140. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $983. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 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 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration historical negotiations between harvesters and processors. The Arbitration System identifies the general structure of the system and the general principles that guide oversight and management. It also identifies the (1) roles and fundamental standards for the Market Analyst in developing and producing a preseason Market Report for each fishery: (2) Formula Arbitrator in developing a single annual fleet-wide pricing formula (non-binding price formula); (3) Contract Arbitrators in making decisions; and (4) last best offer binding arbitration method as the arbitration procedure for participants. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region Arbitration II. Method of Collection Paper format submitted by mail or hand delivery. included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17529 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 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 5, 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region manages the crab fisheries in the waters off the coast of Alaska through the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. The CR Program reallocates Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. The Program Arbitration System is designed to accommodate the varied interests of the parties involved as well as reflect the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0516. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 49. Estimated Time Per Response: 40 hours to complete and submit a Market Report; 4 hours to complete and submit an Arbitration Organization Report; 1 hour to complete and submit Arbitration Organization Miscellaneous Reporting; 40 hours to complete and submit Nonbinding Price Formula Report; and 45 minutes to complete and submit an Established Price for Arbitration Negotiations. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 742. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 5,372. 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. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices Dated: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17531 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] harvesting and processing sectors,’’ and to monitor the ‘‘economic stability for harvesters, processors and coastal communities.’’ An EDR is required from any owner or leaseholder of a vessel or processing plant that harvested or processed crab in specified BSAI crab fisheries during the prior calendar year. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Crab Economic Data Reports (EDRs) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 November 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th St. 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) manages the crab fisheries in the waters off the coast of Alaska through the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. The CR Program reallocates Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab resources among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. Section 313(j) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act authorizes a mandatory data collection program for the fisheries of the CR Program. According to section 313(j)(1), the data from the economic data report (EDR) will be used ‘‘to study the impacts of the crab rationalization program,’’ to ensure that the program will achieve ‘‘equity between the 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Dated: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17534 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] II. Method of Collection BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 50937 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The EDRs may be completed onscreen, printed, and submitted by mail, fax, or hand delivery. Four versions of the EDR exist, one each for catcher vessels, catcher/processors, stationary floating crab processors, and shoreside processors. In addition, a Web-based system is available for catcher vessels. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0518. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 187. Estimated Time per Response: 7 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit an Annual Catcher Vessel EDR; 12 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit an Annual Catcher/Processor EDR; 10 hours to complete and submit an Annual Stationary Floating Crab Processor EDR; and 10 hours to complete and submit an Annual Shoreside Processor EDR. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,429. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 3,307. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region BSAI Crab Permits 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 5, 2007. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th St. 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 instruments and instructions should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907–586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Under the authority of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Region manages the crab fisheries, in the waters off the coast of Alaska, under the Fishery Management Plan for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area (BSAI) Crab through the Crab Rationalization Program (Program). BSAI crab resources are allocated among harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. This collection-ofinformation addresses the permits, transfers, and cost recovery procedures for the Program. Implementing regulations may be found at 50 CFR part 680. E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50936-50937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17531]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region 
Arbitration

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 5, 
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 instruments and instructions 
should be directed to Patsy A. Bearden, 907-586-7008 or 
patsy.bearden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Under the authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska 
Region manages the crab fisheries in the waters off the coast of Alaska 
through the Crab Rationalization (CR) Program. The CR Program 
reallocates Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands (BSAI) crab resources among 
harvesters, processors, and coastal communities. The Program 
Arbitration System is designed to accommodate the varied interests of 
the parties involved as well as reflect the historical negotiations 
between harvesters and processors. The Arbitration System identifies 
the general structure of the system and the general principles that 
guide oversight and management. It also identifies the (1) roles and 
fundamental standards for the Market Analyst in developing and 
producing a preseason Market Report for each fishery: (2) Formula 
Arbitrator in developing a single annual fleet-wide pricing formula 
(non-binding price formula); (3) Contract Arbitrators in making 
decisions; and (4) last best offer binding arbitration method as the 
arbitration procedure for participants.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper format submitted by mail or hand delivery.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0516.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 49.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 40 hours to complete and submit a 
Market Report; 4 hours to complete and submit an Arbitration 
Organization Report; 1 hour to complete and submit Arbitration 
Organization Miscellaneous Reporting; 40 hours to complete and submit 
Non-binding Price Formula Report; and 45 minutes to complete and submit 
an Established Price for Arbitration Negotiations.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 742.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 5,372.

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.


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    Dated: August 30, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-17531 Filed 9-4-07; 8:45 am]
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