Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 19938 [2010-8743]

Download as PDF 19938 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 73 / Friday, April 16, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Fish and Seafood Promotion. OMB Control Number: 0648–0556. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 3. Average Hours per Response: 106 hours and 40 minutes. Burden Hours: 320. Needs and Uses: In response to renewed fishing industry support for marketing and promotion-related activities, NMFS enacted regulations to implement the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act (FSPA) of 1986 for the establishment, organization, and operation of Seafood Marketing Councils (Councils). Council marketing and promotion plans will be designed to increase the general demand for fish and fish products by encouraging, expanding, and improving the marketing and utilization of fish and fish products both in domestic or foreign markets, through consumer education, research, and other marketing and promotion activities. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. RIN 0648–XV59 Dated: April 13, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–8743 Filed 4–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:07 Apr 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Northeast Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a determination that an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. The Assistant Regional Administrator has made a determination that the activities authorized under this EFP would be consistent with the goals and objectives of the Monkfish Fishery Management Plan (FMP). However, further review and consultation may be necessary before a final determination is made to issue an EFP. The EFP will allow commercial fishing vessels to conduct compensation fishing operations that are otherwise restricted by the regulations governing the fisheries of the Northeastern United States. This EFP, which would enable vessels to harvest monkfish in accordance with the provisions of the Monkfish Research Set-Aside (RSA) Program, would grant exemptions from the monkfish days-atsea (DAS) possession limits in the Southern Fishery Management Area (SFMA). Regulations under the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed EFPs. DATES: Comments must be received on or before May 3, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Email: NERO.EFP@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line ‘‘Comments on Monkfish RSA Harvest EFP.’’ • Mail: Patricia A. Kurkul, Regional Administrator, NMFS, NE Regional Office, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930. Mark the outside of the envelope ‘‘Comments on monkfish RSA harvest EFP, DA10–056.’’ • Fax: (978) 281–9135. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anna Macan, Fishery Management Specialist, 978–281–9165. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An application for an EFP was submitted by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute on February 16, 2010, for a project selected under the New England and MidAtlantic Fishery Management Councils’ Monkfish RSA Program. The final grant is pending a review by NOAA Grants. The project would involve tagging monkfish to investigate migratory patterns and mixing between management areas. This EFP would grant an exemption from monkfish possession limits to vessels for the purpose of harvesting RSA to fund this research project (i.e., compensation fishing). Compensation fishing for this research would occur from May 2010 through April 2011. The fishing industry collaborators would have access to 313 monkfish DAS that would be awarded to the project through the Monkfish RSA Program. The applicant states that these vessels must be able to land at least 3,600 lb (1,633 kg) of whole monkfish (1,084 lb (492 kg) tail weight) per trip. This amount is based on the way the participating vessels typically fish, which is to land a ‘‘double limit’’ (6,652 lb (3,017 kg)) using 24 hours and 1 minute of DAS. In order to achieve this target catch, these fishing activities would require an exemption from the monkfish SFMA DAS possession limits at § 648.94(b)(2). This exemption would provide these vessels with the flexibility they need to generate sufficient income to meet projected costs of the research activity, while minimizing operating expenses. Based on the preliminary award of 313 DAS and the fishing practice described above, this would require a total catch of 1,126,800 lb (511,108 kg) of whole monkfish (339,398 lb (153,948 kg) tail weight). Operating under this total landings cap, compensation fishing would continue until the required goal of 1,126,800 lb (511,108 kg) of whole monkfish is met, or until the awarded DAS have been fully utilized, whichever occurs first. Aside from this exemption, fishing activity would be conducted under normal commercial fishing practices. The participating vessels would be required to comply with all other applicable requirements and restrictions specified at 50 CFR part 648, unless specifically exempted in this EFP. Upon implementation of approved measures in Amendment 16 to the Northeast Multispecies FMP, all participating vessels would be required to comply with any other applicable requirements E:\FR\FM\16APN1.SGM 16APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Fish and Seafood Promotion.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0556.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission.
    Number of Respondents: 3.
    Average Hours per Response: 106 hours and 40 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 320.
    Needs and Uses: In response to renewed fishing industry support for 
marketing and promotion-related activities, NMFS enacted regulations to 
implement the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act (FSPA) of 1986 for the 
establishment, organization, and operation of Seafood Marketing 
Councils (Councils). Council marketing and promotion plans will be 
designed to increase the general demand for fish and fish products by 
encouraging, expanding, and improving the marketing and utilization of 
fish and fish products both in domestic or foreign markets, through 
consumer education, research, and other marketing and promotion 
activities.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
dHynek@doc.gov).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-7285, or 
David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: April 13, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-8743 Filed 4-15-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P