Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Mandatory Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Survey, 1176-1177 [E9-273]

Download as PDF 1176 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2009 / Notices required materials include electronic submittal via e-mail or NOAA Grants Online, mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms, or submittal of electronic files on compact disc. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0459. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; not-for-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Time per Response: CELCP Plans, 120 hours to develop or 35 hours to revise; project application and checklist, 15 hours; and final grant applications and semi-annual and annual reporting, 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,508. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $493. 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: January 6, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–247 Filed 1–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Mandatory Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Survey AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:34 Jan 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 March 13, 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 Jason Rueter, (727) 824–5350 or Jason.Rueter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the shrimp fishery in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 680, and regulations at 50 CFR part 697 and subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 also pertain. The corresponding regulations established completion of a mandatory vessel and gear characterization form by participants in the shrimp fishery. Collection of vessel and gear characterization and fishing effort information is necessary, supplemental information to the economic, social, and biological information regarding the fishery (collected by other means) that is vital to the Optimum Yield (OY) management of marine fishery resources as mandated under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802 M–S Act § 3). The term ‘‘Optimum’’ is defined under section 104–297 of the Act, as: (A) Will provide the greatest overall benefit to the Nation, particularly with respect to food production and recreational opportunities, and taking into account the protection of marine ecosystems; (B) is prescribed as such on the basis of the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 maximum sustainable yield from the fishery, as reduced by any relevant economic, social, or ecological factors; and (C) in the case of an overfished fishery, provides for the rebuilding to a level consistent with producing the maximum sustainable yield in such a fishery. The currently approved application and reporting requirements are being revised to incorporate necessary information identified during the first three years of data collection. These changes are not expected to alter burden or costs for the collection of information. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include e-mail of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0542. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000. Estimated Time per Response: Reports, 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting 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. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 7 / Monday, January 12, 2009 / Notices Dated: January 6, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–273 Filed 1–9–09; 8:45 am] met all of the guidelines, e.g. for community preparedness and local warning dissemination, to receive StormReady and/or TsunamiReady recognition. BILLING CODE 3510–22–P II. Method of Collection Applications will be submitted on paper (faxed or mailed) or electronically. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration III. Data Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; StormReady and TsunamiReady/StormReady Application Forms AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 March 13, 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 Donna Franklin, 301–713– 0090 ext 141 or Donna.Franklin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract StormReady and TsunamiReady are voluntary programs offered to provide guidance and incentive to officials who wish to improve their hazardous weather operations—not only the equipment needed for reception of hazardous weather warnings, but overall planning, education and awareness. Applicants will use the StormReady Application form and TsunamiReady/ StormReady Application form to apply for initial StormReady or TsunamiReady/StormReady recognition and renewal of that recognition every three years; thus, a typical StormReady community would use this form 3 times every 10 years. The government will use the information collected by application to determine whether a community has VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:34 Jan 09, 2009 Jkt 217001 OMB Control Number: 0648–0419. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 120. Estimated Time per Response: Two hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 240. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $120 in recordkeeping/reporting 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: January 6, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–275 Filed 1–9–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1177 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Southeast Region Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and Related Requirements AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 March 13, 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 Jason Rueter, (727) 824–5350 or Jason.Rueter@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) manages the reef fish fishery in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico under the Reef Fish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 622, and regulations at 50 CFR part 697 and subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 also pertain. The corresponding regulations established a mandatory VMS requirement. The Reef Fish FMP contains several area-specific regulations where fishing is restricted or prohibited in order to protect habitat or spawning aggregations, or to reduce fishing pressure in areas that are heavily fished. Unlike size, bag, and trip limits, where the catch can be monitored onshore when a vessel returns to port, area restrictions require at-sea enforcement. E:\FR\FM\12JAN1.SGM 12JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 7 (Monday, January 12, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 1176-1177]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-273]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Mandatory 
Shrimp Vessel and Gear Characterization Survey

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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 March 13, 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 Jason Rueter, (727) 824-5350 or Jason.Rueter@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act) authorizes the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management 
Council (Council) to prepare and amend fishery management plans for any 
fishery in waters under its jurisdiction. National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) manages the shrimp fishery in the waters of the Gulf of 
Mexico under the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations 
implementing the FMP appear at 50 CFR part 680, and regulations at 50 
CFR part 697 and subpart H of 50 CFR part 600 also pertain. The 
corresponding regulations established completion of a mandatory vessel 
and gear characterization form by participants in the shrimp fishery.
    Collection of vessel and gear characterization and fishing effort 
information is necessary, supplemental information to the economic, 
social, and biological information regarding the fishery (collected by 
other means) that is vital to the Optimum Yield (OY) management of 
marine fishery resources as mandated under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1802 M-S Act Sec.  3). The 
term ``Optimum'' is defined under section 104-297 of the Act, as: (A) 
Will provide the greatest overall benefit to the Nation, particularly 
with respect to food production and recreational opportunities, and 
taking into account the protection of marine ecosystems; (B) is 
prescribed as such on the basis of the maximum sustainable yield from 
the fishery, as reduced by any relevant economic, social, or ecological 
factors; and (C) in the case of an overfished fishery, provides for the 
rebuilding to a level consistent with producing the maximum sustainable 
yield in such a fishery.
    The currently approved application and reporting requirements are 
being revised to incorporate necessary information identified during 
the first three years of data collection. These changes are not 
expected to alter burden or costs for the collection of information.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include e-mail of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0542.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: Reports, 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting 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.


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    Dated: January 6, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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