Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries, 63166 [E7-21949]

Download as PDF 63166 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 216 / Thursday, November 8, 2007 / Notices 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 1, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21946 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries 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 January 7, 2008. 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: SUMMARY: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES I. Abstract National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) seeks to renew a collection of information for the continued management of the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for fixed-gear Pacific halibut and sablefish fisheries off Alaska as well as VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:54 Nov 07, 2007 Jkt 214001 the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program (CDQ) halibut fishery. The IFQ program allocates annual total catch limits for the halibut and sablefish fisheries among individual fishermen. The CDQ halibut program allocates annual total catch limits for the halibut fishery among individual CDQ fishermen. Fishermen are assigned Quota Shares (QS) for the fisheries, and then annually receive an IFQ and/or CDQ. The applications and reporting are required to manage and track the program. II. Method of Collection Paper applications and reports, electronic reports, and telephone calls are required from participants, and methods of submittal include Internet and fax transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0272. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,877. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for Eligibility to Receive QS/IFQ Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Registered Buyer Permit Application; 30 minutes for Application for Replacement of Certificates, Permits, or Licenses Application; 200 hours for Application to Become a Community Quota Entity (CQE); 10 hours for Community Petition to Form Governing Body; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ by Sweep-up Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/ IFQ to or from a CQE Application; 30 minutes for Approval of Transfer from Governing Body; 2 hours for QS Holder—Identification of Ownership Interest; 40 hours for CQE Annual Report; 4 hours for Letter of Appeal; 30 minutes for QS/IFQ Beneficiary Designation Form; 30 minutes for Annual Updates on the Status of Corporations and Partnerships QS; 6 minutes for IFQ Administrative Waiver; 12 minutes for Prior Notice of IFQ Landing; 15 minutes for Departure Report; 12 minutes for Transshipment Authorization; and 6 minutes for Dockside Sales Receipt. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,578. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $24,000 for miscellaneous costs. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–21949 Filed 11–7–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Determination under the Textile and Apparel Commercial Availability Provision of the Dominican RepublicCentral America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement) November 2, 2007. The Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Determination to add a product in unrestricted quantities to Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR Agreement. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: November 8, SUMMARY: The Committee for 2007. the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) has determined that certain three-thread circular knit fleece fabrics, as specified below, are not available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the CAFTA-DR region. The product will be added to the list in Annex 3.25 of the CAFTA-DR in unrestricted quantities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2582. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ONLINE: https://web.ita.doc.gov/tacgi/ CaftaReqTrack.nsf.Reference number: 36.2007.09.20.Fabric.Alston&Birdfor PerryManufacturing SUPPLEMENTARYINFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Individual 
Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska 
Fisheries

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 January 7, 2008.

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

    National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region (NMFS) seeks to 
renew a collection of information for the continued management of the 
Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program for fixed-gear Pacific halibut 
and sablefish fisheries off Alaska as well as the Western Alaska 
Community Development Quota Program (CDQ) halibut fishery. The IFQ 
program allocates annual total catch limits for the halibut and 
sablefish fisheries among individual fishermen. The CDQ halibut program 
allocates annual total catch limits for the halibut fishery among 
individual CDQ fishermen. Fishermen are assigned Quota Shares (QS) for 
the fisheries, and then annually receive an IFQ and/or CDQ. The 
applications and reporting are required to manage and track the 
program.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper applications and reports, electronic reports, and telephone 
calls are required from participants, and methods of submittal include 
Internet and fax transmission of paper forms.
    III. Data
    OMB Number: 0648-0272.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,877.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for Eligibility to Receive QS/
IFQ Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit 
Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Registered Buyer Permit 
Application; 30 minutes for Application for Replacement of 
Certificates, Permits, or Licenses Application; 200 hours for 
Application to Become a Community Quota Entity (CQE); 10 hours for 
Community Petition to Form Governing Body; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/
IFQ Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ by Sweep-up 
Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ to or from a CQE 
Application; 30 minutes for Approval of Transfer from Governing Body; 2 
hours for QS Holder--Identification of Ownership Interest; 40 hours for 
CQE Annual Report; 4 hours for Letter of Appeal; 30 minutes for QS/IFQ 
Beneficiary Designation Form; 30 minutes for Annual Updates on the 
Status of Corporations and Partnerships QS; 6 minutes for IFQ 
Administrative Waiver; 12 minutes for Prior Notice of IFQ Landing; 15 
minutes for Departure Report; 12 minutes for Transshipment 
Authorization; and 6 minutes for Dockside Sales Receipt.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10,578.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $24,000 for miscellaneous 
costs.

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 1, 2007.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E7-21949 Filed 11-7-07; 8:45 am]
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