Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form, 60244-60245 [E8-24023]

Download as PDF 60244 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 198 / Friday, October 10, 2008 / Notices issue its final results of review within 270 days after the date on which the changed circumstances review was initiated (i.e., no later than January 19, 2009). We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(b)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216. Dated: October 6, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–24205 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Program Administration 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, Public Law 104–13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 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 instrument and instructions should be directed to Diana Olinger, 301–563– 1149 or e-mail at diana.olinger@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract In 1972, in response to intense pressure on coastal resources, and because of the importance of coastal areas of the United States, the Congress passed the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (CZMA). The CZMA VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:11 Oct 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 authorized a federal program to encourage coastal states and territories to develop comprehensive coastal management programs. The CZMA has been reauthorized on several occasions, most recently with the enactment of the Coastal Zone Protection Act of 1996. The program is administered by the Secretary of Commerce, who in turn has delegated this responsibility to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Ocean Services (NOS). The coastal zone management grants provide funds to states and territories to implement federally-approved coastal management plans; complete information for the Coastal Zone Management Program (CZMP) Performance Management System, revise assessment document and multiyear strategy; submit documentation as described in the CZMA Section 306A on the approved coastal zone management plans; submit requests to approve amendments or program changes; and report on the states’ coastal nonpoint (not from a specific location) source pollution programs (CNSPP). II. Method of Collection Information may be submitted by mail or by e-mail. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0119. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 34. Estimated Time per Response: Performance reports, 27 hours; assessment and strategy, 240 hours; Section 306A documentation, 5 hours; amendments and routine program changes, 8 hours; CNSPP documentation, 4 hours, and CZMA Performance Management System information, 27 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,261. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $680. 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 clarify of the information to be PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: October 6, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24018 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form 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 December 9, 2008. 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 944– 2275 or Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract As described in 50 CFR Part 665, Subpart G, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires any person: (1) Fishing for, taking, retaining, or using a vessel to fish for Western Pacific coral E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 198 / Friday, October 10, 2008 / Notices reef ecosystem management unit species in the designated low-use Marine Protected Areas; (2) fishing for any of these species using gear not specifically allowed in the regulations; or (3) fishing for, taking, or retaining any Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa in the coral reef ecosystem regulatory area, to obtain and carry a permit. A receiving vessel must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea transshipment of coral reef management unit species. The permit application form provides basic information about the permit applicant, vessel, fishing gear and method, target species, projected fishing effort, etc., for use by NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council in determining eligibility for permit issuance. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and provides a link to participants. It also aids in the enforcement of Fishery Management Plan measures. II. Method of Collection Information is submitted to NMFS, in the form of paper permit application forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0463. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations and individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 12. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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 included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:11 Oct 09, 2008 Jkt 217001 they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: October 6, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–24023 Filed 10–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN: 0648–XL05 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Hearings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public hearings; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) will hold four public hearings to solicit comments on proposals to be included in the Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before 5 p.m. EST, November 10, 2008. The public hearings will be held from October 27, 2008 to October 30, 2008. For specific dates and times, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The Council will take comments at public meetings in Hyannis and New Bedford, MA, Narragansett, RI and Portsmouth, NH. For specific locations, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written comments should be sent to Patricia Kurkul, Regional Administrator, National Marine Fisheries Service, One Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Comments may also be sent via fax to (978) 281–9135 or submitted via e-mail to Skateamendment3@noaa.gov with ‘‘Comments on Skate Draft Amendment 3’’ in the subject line. Requests for copies of the public hearing document and other information should be directed to Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950; telephone: (978) 465–0492. The public hearing document is also accessible electronically via the Internet at http:// www.nefmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60245 The Council proposes to take action to amend the Northeast Skate Complex Fishery Management Plan (FMP) and to address the new and revised requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Act. The Council will consider comments from fishermen, interested parties and the general public on the proposals and alternatives described in the public hearing document for Draft Amendment 3 to the Northeast Skate Complex FMP. Once it has considered public comments, the Council will approve final management measures and prepare a submission package for NMFS. There will be an additional opportunity for written public comments on the proposed rule when it is published in the Federal Register. Major elements of the proposals in the Draft Amendment 3 and a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement include: (1) measures to reduce catch via time/area closures and/ or skate possession limits to rebuild overfished smooth, thorny and winter skates as well as to stop overfishing of thorny skate; (2) implementation and specification of annual catch limits (ACLs) and accountability measures (AMs) to comply with a new mandate of the reauthorized Magnuson-Stevens Act; and (3) an annual specification and biannual review process to replace an obsolete baseline review procedure. There are two options for allocating ACLs to the skate wing and skate bait fisheries. There is also a hard total allowable catch (TAC) and soft TAC option to implement ACLs and AMs. The dates, times, locations and telephone numbers of the hearings are as follows: Monday, October 27, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Radisson Hotel, 287 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601; telephone: (508) 771–1700. Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740; telephone: (508) 997–0046. Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Narragansett Town Hall, 25 Fifth Avenue, Narragansett, RI 02882; telephone: (401) 789–1044. Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7 p.m. - Urban Forestry Center, 45 Elwin Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801; telephone: (603) 431–6774. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Special Accommodations These hearings are physically accessible to people with physical disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Paul J. Howard (see ADDRESSES) at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. E:\FR\FM\10OCN1.SGM 10OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 198 (Friday, October 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands 
Region Coral Reef Ecosystems Permit Form

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 December 9, 
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 instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Walter Ikehara, (808) 944-2275 or 
Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    As described in 50 CFR Part 665, Subpart G, National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) requires any person: (1) Fishing for, taking, 
retaining, or using a vessel to fish for Western Pacific coral

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reef ecosystem management unit species in the designated low-use Marine 
Protected Areas; (2) fishing for any of these species using gear not 
specifically allowed in the regulations; or (3) fishing for, taking, or 
retaining any Potentially Harvested Coral Reef Taxa in the coral reef 
ecosystem regulatory area, to obtain and carry a permit. A receiving 
vessel must also have a transshipment permit for at-sea transshipment 
of coral reef management unit species. The permit application form 
provides basic information about the permit applicant, vessel, fishing 
gear and method, target species, projected fishing effort, etc., for 
use by NMFS and the Western Pacific Fishery Management Council in 
determining eligibility for permit issuance. The information is 
important for understanding the nature of the fishery and provides a 
link to participants. It also aids in the enforcement of Fishery 
Management Plan measures.

II. Method of Collection

    Information is submitted to NMFS, in the form of paper permit 
application forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0463.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations and 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 12.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30.
    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: October 6, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-24023 Filed 10-9-08; 8:45 am]
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