Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Perceptions About the Biological and Socio-Economic Performance of Marine Regulations in the U.S. Caribbean, 16612 [2011-6914]

Download as PDF 16612 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices Dated: March 18, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. 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 statues. [FR Doc. 2011–6924 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Perceptions About the Biological and Socio-Economic Performance of Marine Regulations in the U.S. Caribbean National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 23, 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. Brent Stoffle, (305) 361– 4276 or brent.stoffle@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, socio-economic, and attitudinal information on the efficacy of marine regulations in the United States (U.S.) Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The data gathered will be used to: (1) Describe the fishermen’s perceptions about the performance of existing marine regulations such as marine reserve designations, seasonal closures and gear bans, (2) document the social and economic changes brought about by these regulations, and (3) evaluate the likely socio-economic impacts of management proposals. In addition, the information will be used to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12898, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 In addition to using ethnographic methods—for example, participant observation, group and key informant interviews, a standardized survey will be administered via in-person, telephone and/or mail to a representative sample of the population of U.S. Caribbean fishermen. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hr. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500. 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 18, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–6914 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Sea Grant Program Application Requirements for Grants, for Sea Grant Fellowships, and for Designation as a Sea Grant College or Sea Grant Institute National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. 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 23, 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 Dorn Carlson, 301–734–1080 or dorn.carlson@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for a renewal of a currently approved information collection. The objectives of the National Sea Grant College Program, as stated in the Sea Grant legislation (33 U.S.C. 1121– 1131) are to increase the understanding, assessments, development, utilization, and conservation of the Nation’s ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. It accomplishes these objectives by conducting research, education, and outreach programs. Grant monies are available for funding activities that help obtain the objectives of the Sea Grant Program. Both single and multi-project grants are awarded, with the latter representing about 80 percent of the total grant program. In addition to other standard grant application requirements, three forms are required with the grants. These are the Sea Grant Control Form 90–2, used to identify the organizations and personnel who would be involved in the E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Perceptions 
About the Biological and Socio-Economic Performance of Marine 
Regulations in the U.S. Caribbean

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 May 23, 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. Brent Stoffle, (305) 361-4276 or 
brent.stoffle@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect 
demographic, socio-economic, and attitudinal information on the 
efficacy of marine regulations in the United States (U.S.) Virgin 
Islands and Puerto Rico. The data gathered will be used to: (1) 
Describe the fishermen's perceptions about the performance of existing 
marine regulations such as marine reserve designations, seasonal 
closures and gear bans, (2) document the social and economic changes 
brought about by these regulations, and (3) evaluate the likely socio-
economic impacts of management proposals. In addition, the information 
will be used to satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12898, 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 statues.

II. Method of Collection

    In addition to using ethnographic methods--for example, participant 
observation, group and key informant interviews, a standardized survey 
will be administered via in-person, telephone and/or mail to a 
representative sample of the population of U.S. Caribbean fishermen.

III. Data

    OMB Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hr.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,500.
    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 18, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-6914 Filed 3-23-11; 8:45 am]
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