Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports, 14531-14532 [E9-7187]

Download as PDF tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices required documentation is available in the TIP Guidelines and Documentation Requirements for Research Involving Human & Animal Subjects located at http://www.nist.gov/tip/helpful.html or by calling 1–888–847–6478. Executive Order 12372 (Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs). Proposals under this program are not subject to Executive Order 12372. Administrative Procedure Act and Regulatory Flexibility Act. Prior notice and comment are not required under 5 U.S.C. 553, or any other law, for rules relating to public property, loans, grants, benefits or contracts (5 U.S.C. 553(a)). Because prior notice and an opportunity for public comment are not required pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553 or any other law, the analytical requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. et seq.) are inapplicable. Therefore, a regulatory flexibility analysis is not required and has not been prepared. E.O. 13132 (Federalism). This notice does not contain policies with Federalism implications as defined in Executive Order 13132. E.O. 12866 (Regulatory Planning and Review). This notice is determined to be not significant under Executive Order 12866.. Paperwork Reduction Act. Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to, nor shall any person be subject to penalty for failure to, comply with a collection of information, subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number. This notice contains collection-ofinformation requirements subject to the PRA. The use of Form NIST–1022, Standard Form-424 (R&R), SF–424B, SF–LLL, Research and Related Other Project Information Form, and CD–346 has been approved by OMB under the respective control numbers 0693–0050, 4040–0001, 4040–0007, 0348–0046, 4040–0001, and 0605–0001. Administrative and National Policy Requirements. Department of Commerce Pre-Award Notification Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 73 FR 7696–05 (Feb. 11, 2008), apply to this solicitation. On the form SF–424 (R&R) item 3. Organization DUNS and item 6. Employer Identification (EIN) or (TIN), the applicant’s 9-digit Dun and Bradstreet Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) and the applicants 9digit Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) must be consistent with the information on the Central Contractor VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Registration (CCR) (http://www.ccr.gov) and Automated Standard Application for Payment System (ASAP). For complex organizations with multiple DUNS and EIN or TIN numbers, the DUNS and EIN or TIN numbers MUST be the numbers for the applying entity. Entities that provide incorrect/ inconsistent DUNS and EIN or TIN numbers may experience significant delays in submitting their proposals through Grants.gov and receiving funds if the proposal is selected for funding. Dated: March 25, 2009. Patrick Gallagher, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. E9–7192 Filed 3–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports 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 June 1, 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 Margo Schulze-Haugen, (301) 713–2347 or Margo.SchulzeHaugen@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Recreational catch reporting provides important data used to monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and supplements other existing data collection programs. The data collected through this program are PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14531 currently used for both domestic and international fisheries management and stock assessment purposes. Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time catch information used to monitor the recreational BFT fishery. Under the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the United States is required to implement recommendations of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), as necessary and appropriate, including a specified BFT quota. This program supports BFT quota monitoring and scientific research authorized under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSFMCA, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers are required to report specific information regarding their catch after they land a BFT. Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the MSFMCA. This collection provides information needed to monitor the recreational limit established by ICCAT for Atlantic blue and white marlin, and the recreational catch of North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the ICCAT established U.S. quota. This collection also provides information on recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable from established monitoring programs. The collection of sailfish catch information is authorized under MSFCMA for purposes of stock management. II. Method of Collection Respondents reporting BFT landings in all states (including the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) other than Maryland or North Carolina may use either an Internet Web site or an interactive voice response (IVR) telephone system. The respondents reporting Atlantic marlin, West Atlantic sailfish, or North Atlantic swordfish in all states (including the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) other than MD or NC may use either an Internet Web site or a toll-free telephone number. In MD and NC, a paper reporting system is used for all of the aforementioned species. Respondents in MD and NC must submit a landing card at a state reporting station. The states that participate in a landing card program must submit weekly reports and one annual report to NOAA to summarize landings and results to date. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0328. Form Number: None. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 14532 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 31, 2009 / Notices Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,968. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or Internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a landing card; 1 hour for a weekly state report; and 4 hours for an annual state report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,403. 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: March 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–7187 Filed 3–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 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 June 1, 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 Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361– 4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, cultural, economic and social information about Gulf of Mexico fisheries managed under the limited access privilege program (LAPP). The survey also intends to inquire about the industry’s perceptions, attitudes and beliefs about the performance of the LAPP. The data gathered will be used to describe the social and economic changes brought about by the LAPP, assess the economic performance of the industry under the LAPP, and evaluate the socio-economic impacts of future federal regulatory actions. In addition, the information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues. II. Method of Collection National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-person, telephone and mail surveys. Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Under the Limited Access Privilege Program tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE III. Data 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:35 Mar 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,200. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: March 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–7189 Filed 3–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Agricultural Advisory Committee; Thirteenth Renewal The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has determined to renew the charter of the Commission’s Agricultural Advisory Committee for a further period of two years. The Commission certifies that the renewal of the advisory committee is in the public interest in connection with duties imposed on the Commission by the Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. 1, et seq. The objectives and scope of activities of the Agricultural Advisory Committee are to conduct public meetings and submit reports and recommendations on issues affecting agricultural producers, processors, lenders and others interested in or affected by agricultural commodities markets, and to facilitate communications between the Commission and the diverse agricultural and agriculture-related organizations represented on the Committee. The Committee’s membership represents a cross-section of interested and affected groups including representatives of producers, processors, lenders and other interested agricultural groups. Interested persons may obtain information or make comments by E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species Recreational Landings Reports

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 June 1, 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 Margo Schulze-Haugen, (301) 713-2347 or Margo.Schulze-Haugen@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Recreational catch reporting provides important data used to 
monitor catches of Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS) and 
supplements other existing data collection programs. The data collected 
through this program are currently used for both domestic and 
international fisheries management and stock assessment purposes.
    Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) catch reporting provides real-time 
catch information used to monitor the recreational BFT fishery. Under 
the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975 (ATCA, 16 U.S.C. 971), the 
United States is required to implement recommendations of the 
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas 
(ICCAT), as necessary and appropriate, including a specified BFT quota. 
This program supports BFT quota monitoring and scientific research 
authorized under ATCA and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (MSFMCA, 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Recreational anglers 
are required to report specific information regarding their catch after 
they land a BFT.
    Atlantic billfish and swordfish are managed internationally by 
ICCAT and nationally under ATCA and the MSFMCA. This collection 
provides information needed to monitor the recreational limit 
established by ICCAT for Atlantic blue and white marlin, and the 
recreational catch of North Atlantic swordfish, which is applied to the 
ICCAT established U.S. quota. This collection also provides information 
on recreational landings of West Atlantic sailfish which is unavailable 
from established monitoring programs. The collection of sailfish catch 
information is authorized under MSFCMA for purposes of stock 
management.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents reporting BFT landings in all states (including the 
United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) other 
than Maryland or North Carolina may use either an Internet Web site or 
an interactive voice response (IVR) telephone system. The respondents 
reporting Atlantic marlin, West Atlantic sailfish, or North Atlantic 
swordfish in all states (including the United States Virgin Islands and 
the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) other than MD or NC may use either an 
Internet Web site or a toll-free telephone number. In MD and NC, a 
paper reporting system is used for all of the aforementioned species. 
Respondents in MD and NC must submit a landing card at a state 
reporting station. The states that participate in a landing card 
program must submit weekly reports and one annual report to NOAA to 
summarize landings and results to date.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0328.
    Form Number: None.

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    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households; and State, Local, or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 10,968.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for an initial call-in or 
Internet report; 5 minutes for a confirmation call; 10 minutes for a 
landing card; 1 hour for a weekly state report; and 4 hours for an 
annual state report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,403.
    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: March 26, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-7187 Filed 3-30-09; 8:45 am]
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