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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rosemary Kosaka, (831) 420– 3988 or Rosemary.Kosaka@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) plans to collect data to estimate expenditures on recreational activities in the U.S. that interact with marine resources falling within the scope of NMFS’ public trust responsibilities. These activities may include but are not limited to: Wildlife watching (for example, whales or dolphins) from a boat or from shore; kayaking or canoeing in fish habitat areas such as estuaries and sloughs; and snorkeling or scuba diving on fish aggregating devices such as ship wrecks. The survey will help enhance NMFS’ understanding of the economic implications of its public trust responsibilities as they relate to nonfishing recreational activities. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Ocean 
Recreational Expenditure 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 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 8, 
2010.

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 Rosemary Kosaka, (831) 420-3988 or 
Rosemary.Kosaka@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) plans to collect data 
to estimate expenditures on recreational activities in the U.S. that 
interact with marine resources falling within the scope of NMFS' public 
trust responsibilities. These activities may include but are not 
limited to: Wildlife watching (for example, whales or dolphins) from a 
boat or from shore; kayaking or canoeing in fish habitat areas such as 
estuaries and sloughs; and snorkeling or scuba diving on fish 
aggregating devices such as ship wrecks. The survey will help enhance 
NMFS' understanding of the economic implications of its public trust 
responsibilities as they relate to non-fishing recreational activities. 
The data collected may also provide information useful for the purposes 
of marine spatial planning. Measures of economic performance that may 
be supported by this data collection include the following: (1) 
Contribution to net national benefit; and (2) contribution to regional 
economic impacts (income and employment).

II. Method of Collection

    A survey screener will be used to identify possible respondents who 
will then be asked to complete a voluntary Web-based survey 
questionnaire on a monthly basis for three or more months.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes survey screener; 15-30 
minutes monthly survey.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,000-35,000 hours.
    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 2, 2009.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-29134 Filed 12-7-09; 8:45 am]
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