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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices 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 17, 2009. Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 Suzanne Kohin, (858) 546– 7104 or Suzanne.Kohin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The International Billfish Angler Survey began in 1969 and is an integral part of the Billfish Research Program at NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC). The Survey tracks recreational angler fishing catch and effort for billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans in support of the Pacific and Western Pacific Fishery Management Councils, authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management and Conservation Act. The data are used by scientists and fishery managers to assist with assessing the status of billfish stocks. The Survey is intended for anglers cooperating in the Billfish Program and is entirely voluntary. The National Marine Fisheries Service collects fishing catch and effort information for most domestic and foreign fisheries. This survey is specific to recreational anglers fishing for Istiophorid billfish in the Pacific and Indian Oceans; as such it provides the only estimates of catch per unit of effort for recreational billfish fishing in those areas. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection The paper form is sent to anglers with recent participation in the SWFSC Billfish Research Program and is also available for downloading on the SWFSC Billfish Program website. Completed forms are submitted by mail. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0020. Form Number: NOAA Form 88–10. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected public: Individuals or households. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83. 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: December 12, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29912 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Take in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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 17, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76617 ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 Mary Colligan, (978) 281– 9116 or Mary.A.Colligan@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This action would continue the reporting measure requiring all Virginia Chesapeake Bay pound net fishermen to report interactions with endangered and threatened sea turtles, found both live and dead, in their pound net operations. When a live or dead sea turtle is discovered during a pound net trip, the fisherman is required to report the incidental take to National Marine Fisheries Service and, if necessary, the appropriate rehabilitation and stranding network. This information will be used to monitor the level of incidental take in the state managed Virginia pound net fishery and ensure that the seasonal pound net leader restrictions (50 CFR 223.206(d)(10)) are adequately protecting listed sea turtles. II. Method of Collection Reports may be made either by telephone or fax. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0470. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 41. Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 102 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,827. 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 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 76618 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 243 / Wednesday, December 17, 2008 / Notices 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 12, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29911 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION [CFDA No. 84.116M] Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)— Special Focus Competition: U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Extension; Notice extending the deadline dates. SUMMARY: We extend the Deadline for Transmittal of Applications and Deadline for Intergovernmental Review dates in the notice published on November 13, 2008 (73 FR 67137). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 13, 2008, we published a notice in the Federal Register (73 FR 67137) inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2009 for the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)— Special Focus Competition: U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program. The Deadline for Transmittal of Applications date (as published on pages 67137 and 67138) is extended to January 22, 2009 and the Deadline for Intergovernmental Review date (as published on pages 67137 and 67138) is extended to March 23, 2009. All other requirements and conditions stated in the notice remain the same. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah T. Beaton, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia Program, 1990 K Street, NW., room 6154, Washington, DC 20006– 8544. Telephone: (202) 502–7621. If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1–800–877–8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:58 Dec 16, 2008 Jkt 217001 Electronic Access to This Document: You can view this document, as well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), on the Internet at the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news/ fedregister. To use PDF, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader, which is available free at this site. If you have questions about using PDF, call the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO), toll free, at 1– 888–293–6498; or in the Washington, DC, area at (202) 512–1530. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Free Internet access to the official edition of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations is available on GPO Access at: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/nara/ index.html. Dated: December 12, 2008. Cheryl A. Oldham, Acting Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education. [FR Doc. E8–29981 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Paducah Department of Energy (DOE) Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Paducah. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Thursday, January 15, 2009. 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: Barkley Centre, 111 Memorial Drive, Paducah, Kentucky 42001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reinhard Knerr, Deputy Designated Federal Officer, Department of Energy Paducah Site Office, Post Office Box 1410, MS–103, Paducah, Kentucky 42001, (270) 441–6825. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Board: The purpose of the Board is to make recommendations to DOE in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management and related activities. Tentative Agenda: • Call to Order, Introductions, Review of Agenda. • Deputy Designated Federal Officer’s Comments. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal Coordinator’s Comments. • Liaisons’ Comments. • Presentations. • Public Comments. • Administrative Issues Æ Motions. Æ Recommendations. • Final Comments. • Adjourn. Breaks Taken as Appropriate. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written statements may be filed with the Board either before or after the meeting. Individuals who wish to make oral statements pertaining to agenda items should contact Reinhard Knerr at the address or telephone number listed above. Requests must be received five days prior to the meeting and reasonable provision will be made to include the presentation in the agenda. The Deputy Designated Federal Officer is empowered to conduct the meeting in a fashion that will facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Individuals wishing to make public comment will be provided a maximum of five minutes to present their comments. Minutes: Minutes will be available by writing or calling Reinhard Knerr at the address and phone number listed above. Minutes will also be available at the following Web site: http:// www.pgdpcab.org/minutes.htm. Issued at Washington, DC on December 11, 2008. Rachel Samuel, Deputy Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. E8–29923 Filed 12–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6450–01–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Environmental Management SiteSpecific Advisory Board, Northern New Mexico Department of Energy. Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board (EM SSAB), Northern New Mexico. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. No. 92–463, 86 Stat. 770) requires that public notice of this meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 2 p.m.–8 p.m. ADDRESSES: Holiday Inn Santa Fe, 4048 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, New Mexico. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Menice Santistevan, Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 243 (Wednesday, December 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E8-29911]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Reporting of 
Sea Turtle Incidental Take in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net 
Operations

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 February 17, 
2009.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 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 Mary Colligan, (978) 281-9116 or 
Mary.A.Colligan@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This action would continue the reporting measure requiring all 
Virginia Chesapeake Bay pound net fishermen to report interactions with 
endangered and threatened sea turtles, found both live and dead, in 
their pound net operations. When a live or dead sea turtle is 
discovered during a pound net trip, the fisherman is required to report 
the incidental take to National Marine Fisheries Service and, if 
necessary, the appropriate rehabilitation and stranding network. This 
information will be used to monitor the level of incidental take in the 
state managed Virginia pound net fishery and ensure that the seasonal 
pound net leader restrictions (50 CFR 223.206(d)(10)) are adequately 
protecting listed sea turtles.

II. Method of Collection

    Reports may be made either by telephone or fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0470.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 41.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 102 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $1,827.

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

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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 12, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
 [FR Doc. E8-29911 Filed 12-16-08; 8:45 am]
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