Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey, 12340 [2011-5033]

Download as PDF 12340 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 44 / Monday, March 7, 2011 / Notices 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. Atlantic Tunas Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The information collected is essential for the United States (U.S.) to meet its reporting obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna. Dated: March 2, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. Dated: March 2, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone interviews, respondents may also provide information via faxed logsheets or online via a Web tool. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [FR Doc. 2011–5066 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P III. Data DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic Fishing Survey 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 May 6, 2011. 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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 713– 2328 or ron.salz@noaa.gov SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with information to monitor catch of bluefin tuna, marlin and other federally-managed species. Catch monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:54 Mar 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 OMB Control Number: 0648–0380. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000. Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 minutes for a dockside interview; 11⁄2 minutes to respond to a follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a biological sampling of catch; 28 minutes for a headboat effort and catch survey; 6 minutes for NC winter bluefin tuna dockside interview. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,894. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2011–5033 Filed 3–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P RIN 0648–XA266 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size limits and earned income requirements. DATES: The scoping meetings will be held on March 22, 2011 through April 5, 2011 at eight locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The scoping meetings will be held in the following locations: St. Petersburg, Key West and Panama City, FL; Kenner, LA; Gulfport, MS; Mobile, AL; Corpus Christi and Galveston, TX. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. SUMMARY: Dr. Assane Diagne, Economist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630 x233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council has scheduled scoping meetings on a proposed amendment addressing crew size and earned income requirements. The amendment will address crew size regulations for dually permitted vessels, i.e., vessels with a charter for-hire permit and a commercial reef fish permit. In addition, the amendment will consider a temporary suspension of income qualification requirements for the renewal of commercial reef fish permits and evaluate modifications to these requirements. The amendment will also consider the elimination of income qualification requirements. The eight scoping meetings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\07MRN1.SGM 07MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 44 (Monday, March 7, 2011)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-5033]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Large Pelagic 
Fishing Survey

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 May 6, 2011.

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. Ronald J. Salz, (301) 713-2328 or ron.salz@noaa.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Large Pelagic Fishing Survey consists of dockside and telephone 
surveys of recreational anglers for large pelagic fish (tunas, sharks, 
and billfish) in the Atlantic Ocean. The survey provides the National 
Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) with information to monitor catch of 
bluefin tuna, marlin and other federally-managed species. Catch 
monitoring in these fisheries and collection of catch and effort 
statistics for all pelagic fish is required under the Atlantic Tunas 
Convention Act and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The information collected is essential for the United 
States (U.S.) to meet its reporting obligations to the International 
Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna.

II. Method of Collection

    Dockside and telephone interviews are used. In lieu of telephone 
interviews, respondents may also provide information via faxed 
logsheets or online via a Web tool.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0380.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 18,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 8 minutes for a telephone interview; 5 
minutes for a dockside interview; 1\1/2\ minutes to respond to a 
follow-up validation call for dockside interviews; 1 minute for a 
biological sampling of catch; 28 minutes for a headboat effort and 
catch survey; 6 minutes for NC winter bluefin tuna dockside interview.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,894.
    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: March 2, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-5033 Filed 3-4-11; 8:45 am]
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