Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey, 78723-78724 [E8-30457]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 23, 2008 / Notices Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 62477 (October 21, 2008) (Final Results). In the Final Results, the Department stated incorrectly that the weighted–average percentage margin it found for Far Eastern Textile Limited (FET) is 1.72 percent. In fact, the margin we determined for FET is 1.74 percent. See the final results analysis memorandum for FET dated October 14, 2008. The Department has instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a cash deposit of 1.74 percent for entries from FET, effective October 21, 2008. We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: December 16, 2008. Edward C. Yang, Senior Enforcement Coordinator, China/NME Group for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–30558 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socioeconomic Impacts of Proposed Boundary Expansion and Research Only Area Alternatives in the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary 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 23, 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 ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:29 Dec 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 Dr. Vernon Leeworthy, 301–713–7261 or Bob.Leeworthy@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The purpose of this information collection is to obtain socioeconomic information in the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS). The FGBNMS is in the process of revising its management plan, and two issues have emerged as top priorities: (1) boundary expansion and (2) research only area. Information is required to assess the potential socioeconomic impacts of boundary expansion and research only area alternatives. The study involves surveys of seven different user group/stakeholders: commercial fishing operations, recreational charter/party boat operations, private households that participate in recreational fishing, dive charter/guide operations, private households that participate in SCUBA diving, and oil and gas operations. Information will be collected on spatial use for all user groups to assess the extent of potential displacement of activity from either a proposed boundary expansion alternative or a research only area alternative. For business operations, costs and earnings will be obtained to assess the impact of regulatory alternatives on business profits. Socioeconomic/ demographic information on owners/ operators and number of employees and family members of owners/operators will also be obtained. For members of households that participate in recreational fishing or recreational SCUBA diving, information will be collected on socioeconomic/ demographic profiles, spending associated with their activity, economic user value associated with their activity, and knowledge, attitudes and perceptions about FGBNMS management strategies and regulations. 78723 Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 360. Estimated Time per Response: Commercial fishing operations, 2 hours; recreational fishing charter/party boat operations, 2 hours; members of private households participating in recreational activities, 30 minutes; dive charter/ guide operations, 2 hours; and oil and gas operations, 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 270. 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 18, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30472 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–NK–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection Interviews will generally be used. For business operations, a team will go to the business establishment and work with the business owner/staff to compile the information requested. Questionnaire forms and maps will be used to guide the information collection. For members of private households engaging in recreational activities, combinations of face-to-face, mail and Internet surveys will be conducted. AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1 78724 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 23, 2008 / Notices 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 23, 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(s) and instructions should be directed to Erik Zlokovitz, Phone: (301) 713–2328 or Erik.Zlokovitz@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Marine recreational anglers are surveyed for catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. Marine recreational fishing catch and effort data are collected through a combination of telephone surveys and on-site intercept surveys with recreational anglers. The recent amendments to MSA require the development of an improved data collection program for recreational fisheries. To meet the requirements of MSA, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service is developing pilot studies to test alternative approaches for surveying recreational anglers. Studies will test the effectiveness of mail surveys and panel surveys for contacting anglers and collecting recreational fishing data. The goal of these studies is to develop an efficient means of collecting fishing catch and effort data while maintaining complete coverage of the angling population. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected through telephone and mail interviews. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0052. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 Dec 22, 2008 Jkt 217001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 893,321. Estimated Time Per Response: 9 minutes for mail interviews, and 35 minutes for panel survey phone interviews. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,459. 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 18, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–30457 Filed 12–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XM31 Marine Mammals; File Nos. 13583 and 13599 AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permits. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that following two entities have been issued permits to collect/receive/import/export protected species parts for scientific research purposes: National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML, Dr. John Bengtson, Responsible Party), 7600 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115 (File No. 13583) and National Ocean Service Marine Forensic Lab (NOS Lab, Julie Carter, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Responsible Party), 219 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412 (File No. 13599). ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: 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 (File Nos. 13583 and 13599); Alaska Region, NMFS, P.O. Box 21668, Juneau, AK 99802–1668; phone (907)586–7221; fax (907)586–7249 (File No. 13583); and Southeast Region, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701; phone (727)824–5312; fax (727)824–5309 (File No. 13599). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Skidmore or Kate Swails, (301)713–2289. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 11, 2008, notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 52829) that a request for scientific research permits had been submitted by the above–named organizations. The requested permits have been issued under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR parts 222–226), and the Fur Seal Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1151 et seq.). File No. 13583: NMML has been issued a permit continuing the activities previously authorized under Permit No. 782–1694. This permit authorizes collection of cetacean and pinniped (except for walrus) specimens from dead animals, and for import, export, and possession of specimens taken legally worldwide. These samples may be archived, transported, shared, and analyzed by researchers in order to optimize the amount of biological information gained from each animal. No takes of live animals is authorized under this permit. There will be no non–target species taken incidentally under this permit because the permit would only cover collection, importation, exportation, and possession of samples from dead animals or live animals taken legally under other permits. This permit is valid for five years. E:\FR\FM\23DEN1.SGM 23DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine 
Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey

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

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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 23, 
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(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Erik Zlokovitz, Phone: (301) 713-2328 or 
Erik.Zlokovitz@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Marine recreational anglers are surveyed for catch and effort data, 
fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic characteristics. These data 
are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (MSA) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as 
amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources.
    Marine recreational fishing catch and effort data are collected 
through a combination of telephone surveys and on-site intercept 
surveys with recreational anglers. The recent amendments to MSA require 
the development of an improved data collection program for recreational 
fisheries. To meet the requirements of MSA, NOAA, National Marine 
Fisheries Service is developing pilot studies to test alternative 
approaches for surveying recreational anglers. Studies will test the 
effectiveness of mail surveys and panel surveys for contacting anglers 
and collecting recreational fishing data. The goal of these studies is 
to develop an efficient means of collecting fishing catch and effort 
data while maintaining complete coverage of the angling population.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be collected through telephone and mail 
interviews.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0052.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 893,321.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 9 minutes for mail interviews, and 35 
minutes for panel survey phone interviews.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 46,459.
    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 18, 2008.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-30457 Filed 12-22-08; 8:45 am]
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