Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification Requirements, 55301-55302 [2010-22613]

Download as PDF 55301 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 175 Friday, September 10, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), Expanded Services Client Impact Survey National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 November 9, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Christopher Carbone on (301) 975–2952, or via e-mail at ccarbone@nist.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a national network of locally based manufacturing extension centers working with small manufacturers to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 assist them improve their productivity, improve profitability and enhance their economic competitiveness. The information collected will provide the MEP with information regarding MEP Center performance regarding the delivery of technology, and business solutions to U.S.-based manufacturers. The information will assist in determining the performance of the MEP Centers at both local and national levels, provide information critical to monitoring and reporting on MEP programmatic performance, and assist management in policy decisions. Responses to the collection of information are mandatory per the regulations governing the operation of the MEP Program (15 CFR parts 290, 291, 292, and H.R. 1274-section 2). This information will include MEP Customer inputs regarding their sales, costs, investments, employment, and exports. Customers will take the survey online, once per year under this collection. The data collected in this survey is confidential. II. Method of Collection Information will be collected electronically. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations (manufacturers completing projects with MEP). Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 375. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: September 3, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22560 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 November 9, 2010. SUMMARY: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Lindsey Feldman, 978–275– 2179 or Lindsey.Feldman@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for the E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1 55302 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 175 / Friday, September 10, 2010 / Notices 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. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.84(a), (b), and (d), § 648.123(b)(3), § 648.144(b)(1), § 648.264(a)(5), and § 697.21(a) and (b) require that Federal fishing permit holders using specified fishing gear mark that gear with specified information for the purposes of identification (e.g., U.S. Coast Guard official vessel number, Federal permit number, or other methods identified in the regulations). The regulations also specify how the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, or other methods identified in the regulations). The number of gear in the case of longline, pots, and traps is not the number of hooks, pots, or traps, but rather the number of attached end lines associated with each string of hooks, pots, or traps. A single Federal permit holder may be responsible for marking several strings of a given type of gear, or may use multiple different gear types that require marking for identification and visibility. The display of the identifying characters on fishing gear aids in fishery law enforcement, and the marking of gear for visibility increases safety at sea. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection No information is submitted to the NMFS as a result of this collection. The vessel official number or other means of identification specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy or other marker specified in the regulations. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0351. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals and households, business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,845. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,480. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $69,920 in recordkeeping/ reporting costs. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:29 Sep 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 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: September 7, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–22613 Filed 9–9–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Request for DutyFree Entry of Scientific Instrument or Apparatus International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 November 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 directed to Callie Conroy, Senior Import Policy Analyst, phone number 202– 482–0754, fax number 202–501–7952, or via the Internet at callie.conroy@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Departments of Commerce (DOC) and Homeland Security (DHS) are required to determine whether nonprofit institutions established for scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for scientific instruments the institutions import under the Florence Agreement. Form ITA–338P enables: (1) DHS to determine whether the statutory eligibility requirements for the institution and the instrument are fulfilled, and (2) DOC to make a comparison and finding as to the scientific equivalency of comparable instruments being manufactured in the United States. Without the collection of the information, DHS and DOC would not have the necessary information to carry out the responsibilities of determining eligibility for duty-free entry assigned by law. II. Method of Collection A copy of Form ITA–338P is provided on and downloadable from a Web site at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sips/ appform.html or the potential applicant may request a copy from the Department. The applicant completes the form and then forwards it via mail to DHS. Upon acceptance by DHS as a valid application, the application is transmitted to Commerce for further processing. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0037. Form Number(s): ITA–338P. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State or local government; Federal government; notfor-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 65. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 130. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,138. 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 E:\FR\FM\10SEN1.SGM 10SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Region Gear Identification Requirements

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 November 9, 
2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Lindsey Feldman, 978-275-2179 or 
Lindsey.Feldman@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(MSA), the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has the responsibility for 
the

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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.
    Regulations at 50 CFR 648.84(a), (b), and (d), Sec.  648.123(b)(3), 
Sec.  648.144(b)(1), Sec.  648.264(a)(5), and Sec.  697.21(a) and (b) 
require that Federal fishing permit holders using specified fishing 
gear mark that gear with specified information for the purposes of 
identification (e.g., U.S. Coast Guard official vessel number, Federal 
permit number, or other methods identified in the regulations). The 
regulations also specify how the gear is to be marked for the purposes 
of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, or other methods 
identified in the regulations). The number of gear in the case of 
longline, pots, and traps is not the number of hooks, pots, or traps, 
but rather the number of attached end lines associated with each string 
of hooks, pots, or traps. A single Federal permit holder may be 
responsible for marking several strings of a given type of gear, or may 
use multiple different gear types that require marking for 
identification and visibility. The display of the identifying 
characters on fishing gear aids in fishery law enforcement, and the 
marking of gear for visibility increases safety at sea.

II. Method of Collection

    No information is submitted to the NMFS as a result of this 
collection. The vessel official number or other means of identification 
specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy or other 
marker specified in the regulations.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0351.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,845.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 23,480.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $69,920 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: September 7, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-22613 Filed 9-9-10; 8:45 am]
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