Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Assessment of Snapper Grouper Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean, 62762 [2010-25668]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 62762 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices large domestic corporations to independent inventors. The USPTO also uses this survey in response to the Senate Appropriations Report 106–404 (September 8, 2000), which directed the USPTO to ‘‘develop a workload forecast with advice from a representative sample of industry and the inventor community. There are two versions of the survey: one for large domestic corporations and small and mediumsized businesses and one for universities, non-profit research organizations, and independent inventors. The large domestic corporations, small and medium-sized businesses, universities, non-profit research organizations, and independent inventors responding to these surveys will provide the USPTO with the number of application filings that they plan to submit, in addition to providing general feedback concerning industry trends and the survey itself. The USPTO will use this feedback to anticipate demand and estimate future revenue flow more reliably; to identify input and output triggers and allocate resources to meet and understand customer needs; and to reassess output and capacity goals and realign organization quality control measures with applicant by division. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, e-mail: Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Once submitted, the request will be publicly available in electronic format through the Information Collection Review page at http://www.reginfo.gov. Paper copies can be obtained by: • E-mail: InformationCollection@uspto.gov. Include ‘‘0651–0052 copy request’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 571–273–0112, marked to the attention of Susan K. Fawcett. • Mail: Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, United States Patent and Trademark Office, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313–1450. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent on or before November 12, 2010 to Nicholas A. Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, via e-mail to Nicholas_A_Fraser@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5167, marked to the attention of Nicholas A. Fraser. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 Dated: October 6, 2010. Susan K. Fawcett, Records Officer, USPTO, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–25669 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Assessment of Snapper Grouper Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean 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 December 13, 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 Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361– 4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, cultural, economic, and social information about the snappergrouper fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean. The proposed survey also intends to inquire about industry’s perceptions, attitudes and beliefs regarding the potential use of catch shares to manage these fisheries. The data gathered will be used to describe the current socioeconomic condition of the fishery and offer insight into fishermen’s concerns about a potential catch share program, which could be used to better tailor a potential program. In addition, the PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 information collected 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 statutes. II. Method of Collection The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-person, telephone and mail surveys. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). 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. 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: October 6, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic 
Assessment of Snapper Grouper Fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean

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 December 13, 
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 Dr. Juan J. Agar, (305) 361-4218 or Juan.Agar@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect 
demographic, cultural, economic, and social information about the 
snapper-grouper fisheries in the U.S. Caribbean. The proposed survey 
also intends to inquire about industry's perceptions, attitudes and 
beliefs regarding the potential use of catch shares to manage these 
fisheries. The data gathered will be used to describe the current 
socio-economic condition of the fishery and offer insight into 
fishermen's concerns about a potential catch share program, which could 
be used to better tailor a potential program. In addition, the 
information collected 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 statutes.

II. Method of Collection

    The socio-economic information sought will be collected via in-
person, telephone and mail surveys.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit 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.

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: October 6, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-25668 Filed 10-12-10; 8:45 am]
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