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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / Notices IV. Fiscal Year 2009 Application and Submission Information mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES eligibility or are missing required elements. FedGrants Funding Opportunity Number, which can be found at http:// www.Grants.gov. B. Content and Form of Submission A. Address To Request Application Package For further information, entities wishing to apply for assistance should contact the USDA Rural Development State Office identified in this Notice to obtain copies of the application package. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications through the Grants.gov Web site at: http://www.grants.gov. Applications may be submitted in either electronic or paper format. Users of Grants.gov will be able to download a copy of the application package, complete it off line, and then upload and submit the application via the Grants.gov Web site. 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USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.’’ Dated: May 13, 2009. William F. Hagy III, Acting Administrator, Rural BusinessCooperative Service. [FR Doc. E9–12496 Filed 5–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards 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 July 28, 2009. E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1 25702 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 102 / Friday, May 29, 2009 / Notices 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 Patmarie Nedelka, (301) 713–3155 ext. 127 or Patmarie.Nedelka@noaa.gov. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; not-for-profit institutions; Members of Congress. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Time Per Response: Complete nomination form—30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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. ADDRESSES: I. Abstract The 1990 reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) authorized an awards program to ‘‘implement a program to promote excellence in coastal zone management by identifying and acknowledging outstanding accomplishments in the field.’’ As authorized in Section 314 of the CZMA, the Walter B. Jones Awards recognize three categories of excellence: Coastal Steward of the Year, Excellence in Local Government, and Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study. The CZMA authorizes NOAA to conduct public ceremonies to acknowledge such awards, which allows NOAA to fund invitational travel and purchase awards for the Jones Awards. In conjunction with the Walter B. Jones Awards, NOAA instituted several additional categories of awards, to recognize additional contributions to ocean and coastal resource management, including Volunteer of the Year, Nongovernmental Organization of the Year, Excellence in Promoting Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (in honor of Secretary Ronald Brown), Excellence in Business Leadership, and the Susan Snow Cotter Award for Excellence in Ocean and Coastal Resource (NOAA re-named this award in honor of Susan Snow Cotter in 2007). As part of conducting the awards program, NOAA will distribute a ‘‘Call for Nominations’’ to representatives from Federal, state, local and nongovernmental organizations and Members of Congress that work in, are knowledgeable of or benefit from, ocean and coastal resource management. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Respondents may submit their nominations by direct mail, email, and fax. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:24 May 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 IV. Request for Comments Dated: May 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–12498 Filed 5–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Logbook Family of Forms 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. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 28, 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 Aja Peters-Mason, (978) 281– 9195 or Aja.Peters-Mason@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect data from users of the resource. Thus, as regional Fishery Management Councils develop specific Fishery Management Plans (FMP), the Secretary has promulgated rules for the issuance and use of a vessel Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and vessel logbooks to obtain fishery-dependent data to monitor, evaluate, and enforce fishery regulations. Fishing vessels permitted to participate in federally-permitted fisheries in the Northeast are required to submit logbooks containing catch and effort information, about their fishing trips. Participants in the herring, tilefish and red crab fisheries are also required to make weekly reports on their catch through IVR. In addition, permitted vessels that catch halibut are asked to voluntarily provide additional information on the estimated size of the fish and the time of day caught. The information submitted is needed for the management of the fisheries. NE multispecies permit holders participating in the special access programs (SAP), the Category B (regular) Days-at-Sea (DAS) program, and fishing in the United States/Canada Resource Sharing Understanding Area are required to use VMS to electronically E:\FR\FM\29MYN1.SGM 29MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 102 (Friday, May 29, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25701-25702]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12498]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Coastal Zone 
Management Act Walter B. Jones and NOAA Excellence Awards

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 July 28, 2009.

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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 Patmarie Nedelka, (301) 713-3155 ext. 127 or 
Patmarie.Nedelka@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The 1990 reauthorization of the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) 
authorized an awards program to ``implement a program to promote 
excellence in coastal zone management by identifying and acknowledging 
outstanding accomplishments in the field.'' As authorized in Section 
314 of the CZMA, the Walter B. Jones Awards recognize three categories 
of excellence: Coastal Steward of the Year, Excellence in Local 
Government, and Excellence in Coastal and Marine Graduate Study. The 
CZMA authorizes NOAA to conduct public ceremonies to acknowledge such 
awards, which allows NOAA to fund invitational travel and purchase 
awards for the Jones Awards.
    In conjunction with the Walter B. Jones Awards, NOAA instituted 
several additional categories of awards, to recognize additional 
contributions to ocean and coastal resource management, including 
Volunteer of the Year, Non-governmental Organization of the Year, 
Excellence in Promoting Cultural and Ethnic Diversity (in honor of 
Secretary Ronald Brown), Excellence in Business Leadership, and the 
Susan Snow Cotter Award for Excellence in Ocean and Coastal Resource 
(NOAA re-named this award in honor of Susan Snow Cotter in 2007).
    As part of conducting the awards program, NOAA will distribute a 
``Call for Nominations'' to representatives from Federal, state, local 
and non-governmental organizations and Members of Congress that work 
in, are knowledgeable of or benefit from, ocean and coastal resource 
management.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents may submit their nominations by direct mail, email, and 
fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; not-for-profit 
institutions; Members of Congress.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Complete nomination form--30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.
    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: May 26, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-12498 Filed 5-28-09; 8:45 am]
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