Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region BSAI Crab Permits, 50937-50938 [E7-17537]

Download as PDF 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 50938 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 5, 2007 / Notices II. Method of Collection The applications can be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted by mail, fax, or hand delivery. However, some applications require notary certification and therefore cannot be faxed. The cost recovery information may be submitted online. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0514. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,480. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Crab Quota Share (QS) and Processor Quota Share (PQS); 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Crab Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Permit or Crab Individual Processor Quota (IPQ) permit; 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Crab Harvesting Cooperative IFQ Permit; 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) Permit; 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Crab IFQ Hired Master; 21 minutes to complete and submit Application for Federal Crab Vessel Permit; 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application To Become an Eligible Crab Community Organization (ECCO); 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Eligibility To Receive Crab QS/IFQ or PQS/IPQ by Transfer; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Transfer of QS, IFQ, and IPQ; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Transfer of Crab QS/IFQ to or From an ECCO; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Inter-cooperative Transfer; 30 minutes to complete and submit RCR Fee Submission; 40 hours to prepare and submit Right of First Refusal Provisions (ROFR) Contracts; 30 minutes to complete and submit a ROFR Waiver; and 4 hours to complete and submit an appeal on NMFS decisions. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,466. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 31,742. 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) VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:51 Sep 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: August 30, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–17537 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA88 Marine Mammals; File No. 1034–1685 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit amendment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Dr. Markus Horning has been issued an amendment to scientific research Permit No. 1034–1685–01. ADDRESSES: The amendment and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following office(s): Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301)713–2289; fax (301)427–2521; and Southwest Region, NMFS, 501 West Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802–4213; phone (562)980–4001; fax (562)980–4018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Sloan or Jaclyn Daly, (301)713– 2289. On June 20, 2007, notice was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 33981) that an amendment to Permit No. 1034–1685– 01 had been requested by the abovenamed individual. The requested amendment has been granted under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) and the regulations SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216). Permit No. 1034–1685–01, issued on November 12, 2004 (72 FR 69585), authorized the permit holder to surgically implant transmitters, attach tags, collect blood, and perform blubber biopsy and ultrasound and bioelectrical impedance analysis on up to 30 California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) undergoing rehabilitation at The Marine Mammal Center (TMMC). In addition, the permit authorized intramuscular injections of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), pre-and post blood collection under anesthesia, and fecal sampling for up to 6 California sea lions at TMMC. The amended Permit No. 1034–1685–02 authorizes the permit holder to increase the number of California sea lions at The Marine Mammal Center that receive ACTH injections to 12 animals and inject 6 animals with a sterile saline solution as a control group. In addition, a new Co-investigator has been added to the permit. In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), a final determination has been made that the activity proposed is categorically excluded from the requirement to prepare an environmental assessment or environmental impact statement. Dated: August 28, 2007. Tammy C. Adams, Acting Chief, Permits, Conservation and Education Division, Office of Protected Resources, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E7–17512 Filed 9–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XC36 Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The 96th meeting of the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) will convene Tuesday, September 25, 2007, through Thursday September 27, 2007(see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for specific times, dates, and agenda items). E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 171 (Wednesday, September 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50937-50938]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-17537]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region 
BSAI Crab Permits

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 
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:

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, 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-of-information 
addresses the permits, transfers, and cost recovery procedures for the 
Program. Implementing regulations may be found at 50 CFR part 680.

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II. Method of Collection

    The applications can be completed on-screen, printed, and submitted 
by mail, fax, or hand delivery. However, some applications require 
notary certification and therefore cannot be faxed. The cost recovery 
information may be submitted online.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0514.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,480.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours to complete and submit 
Application for Crab Quota Share (QS) and Processor Quota Share (PQS); 
2 hours to complete and submit Application for Crab Individual Fishing 
Quota (IFQ) Permit or Crab Individual Processor Quota (IPQ) permit; 2 
hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application for Crab 
Harvesting Cooperative IFQ Permit; 30 minutes to complete and submit 
Application for Registered Crab Receiver (RCR) Permit; 30 minutes to 
complete and submit Application for Crab IFQ Hired Master; 21 minutes 
to complete and submit Application for Federal Crab Vessel Permit; 2 
hours and 30 minutes to complete and submit Application To Become an 
Eligible Crab Community Organization (ECCO); 2 hours to complete and 
submit Application for Eligibility To Receive Crab QS/IFQ or PQS/IPQ by 
Transfer; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for Transfer of 
QS, IFQ, and IPQ; 2 hours to complete and submit Application for 
Transfer of Crab QS/IFQ to or From an ECCO; 2 hours to complete and 
submit Application for Inter-cooperative Transfer; 30 minutes to 
complete and submit RCR Fee Submission; 40 hours to prepare and submit 
Right of First Refusal Provisions (ROFR) Contracts; 30 minutes to 
complete and submit a ROFR Waiver; and 4 hours to complete and submit 
an appeal on NMFS decisions.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,466.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $ 31,742.
    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: August 30, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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