Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Vessel and Gear Identification Requirements, 16610-16611 [2011-6930]

Download as PDF 16610 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices laboratories to compare their lines, thereby facilitating the validation of experimental data. Thus the database will address the need for investigators to know much more about the samples used in their research. The database will fulfill an overarching need of researchers to characterize their substrates with an accepted standard. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE II. Method of Collection AGENCY: The data required to differentiate among the cell lines can be submitted in hard copies or electronic submissions to NIST (contact information above). III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; Academia; Not-forprofit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 100 (15 cell line limit). Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours and 30 minutes (10 minutes/cell line × 15 cell lines). Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,000. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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. 2011–6910 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands Region Vessel and Gear Identification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. 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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 944– 2275, or Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Regulations at 50 CFR 665.16 require that all United States (U.S.) vessels with Federal permits fishing for Western Pacific fishery management unit species display identification markings on the vessel and gear, as specified in 50 CFR 665 and 50 CFR 300. Vessels registered for use with a permit issued under Subparts B through E of 50 CFR 665, must display the vessel’s official number on both sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck. Vessels fishing in the Western and Central Pacific Convention (WCPFC) Area with a WCPFC Area Endorsement, or required to have a WCPFC Area Endorsement, must comply with the regulations at 50 CFR 300.14 and 50 CFR 300.217. These regulations require that vessels must display their international radio call sign on both sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck, unless specifically exempted. Regulations at 50 CFR 300.35 require that vessels fishing under the South Pacific Tuna Treaty must display their international radio PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 call sign on the hull, the deck, and on the sides of auxiliary equipment such as skiffs and helicopters. The numbers must be a specific size at specified locations. The display of the identifying numbers aids in fishery law enforcement. Western Pacific fisheries regulations at 50 CFR 665.128, 665.228, 665.428, 665.628, and 665.804 require that certain fishing gear must be marked. In the pelagic longline fisheries, the vessel operator must ensure that the official number of the vessel is affixed to every longline buoy and float. In the coral reef ecosystem fisheries, the vessel number must be affixed to all fish and crab traps. The marking of gear links fishing or other activity to the vessel, aids law enforcement, and is valuable in actions concerning the damage, loss of gear, and civil proceedings. II. Method of Collection Third party disclosure. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0360. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 311. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes per western Pacific fishing vessel; one hour and 15 minutes per South Pacific purse seine vessel; 2 minutes per gear marking. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,148. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $35,000. 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; E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 57 / Thursday, March 24, 2011 / Notices 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. 2011–6930 Filed 3–23–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Socio-Economic Surveys of Vessel Owners, Permit Holders, and Crew in New England and Mid-Atlantic Fisheries 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). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Andrew Kitts, 508–495–2231 or akitts@mercury.wh.whoi.edu. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for a new collection. The purpose of this survey is to provide for the ongoing collection of social and economic data related to fisheries and their communities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States. These data are needed to support fishery performance measures recently developed by NOAA’s Northeast Science Center’s Social Science Branch (SSB) in Woods Hole, MA. The measures are: Financial viability, distributional outcomes, stewardship, governance and well-being. Data to support some indicators for these VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Mar 23, 2011 Jkt 223001 measures are already routinely collected by NMFS. This survey will fill in the gaps, and allow the Northeast to collect trend data needed for more thorough analysis of changes in the fisheries, including impacts from changes in regulations. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), as amended, both contain requirements for considering the social and economic impacts of fishery management decisions. Currently, however, no data exist that allow for tracking the social impacts of fishery management policy and decisions over time in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States, and insufficient economic trend data are available. In implementing policies and management programs and in meeting the social and economic impact assessment requirements of NEPA and MSA, there is a need to understand how such policies and programs will affect the social and economic characteristics of those involved in the commercial fishing industry. Under this survey, the SSB intends to collect socio-economic data from vessel owners, permit holders, hired captains, and crew involved in commercial fishing in New England and the Mid-Atlantic States. Data to be collected include information on crew, wage calculation systems, individual and community well-being, fishing practices, job satisfaction, job opportunities, and attitudes toward fisheries management. SSB intends to collect these data on an ongoing (e.g., annually or biennially) basis in order to track how socio-economic characteristics of fisheries are changing over time and to track the impact of fishery policies and management programs implemented in New England and the Mid-Atlantic. NOAA is aware of a survey begun by the University of Rhode Island in 2009/ 2010 in New England under a grant from the Commercial Fisheries Research Foundation, that seeks PRA clearance for a follow-up in the Mid-Atlantic in summer 2011 under NOAA funding (Social Impacts of the Implementation of Catch Shares Programs in the MidAtlantic, OMB Control No. 0648–xxxx). The current request has learned from some elements of the URI and follow-on survey. However, this request (1) Is focused on fisheries management in general while the earlier study is focused solely on catch shares, (2) is an ongoing survey rather than a one-time effort, and (3) specifically targets performance indicators for which data are not currently being collected. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16611 II. Method of Collection The most appropriate method of collection is still being investigated through an ongoing research project. For the owners/permit holders’ survey, NOAA is considering in-person interviewing, a phone survey, or mail survey, although the possibility of using an e-mail survey is also being considered. For the crew survey, research is being conducted to determine the most appropriate method of collection. Given the population (ships’ crew), NOAA is considering either an in-person intercept approach or a phone survey, depending on the availability of phone numbers for crew. Additionally, in order to reduce perrespondent burdens, SSB is considering splitting questions asked among the respondents. A core set of questions would be asked to all sample respondents, but some questions would only be asked to one half of the sample and another set of questions would be asked to the other half of the sample. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000 annually. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 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. E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 57 (Thursday, March 24, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16610-16611]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6930]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Pacific Islands 
Region Vessel and Gear Identification Requirements

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 Walter Ikehara, (808) 944-2275, or 
Walter.Ikehara@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Regulations at 50 CFR 665.16 require that all United States (U.S.) 
vessels with Federal permits fishing for Western Pacific fishery 
management unit species display identification markings on the vessel 
and gear, as specified in 50 CFR 665 and 50 CFR 300. Vessels registered 
for use with a permit issued under Subparts B through E of 50 CFR 665, 
must display the vessel's official number on both sides of the 
deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck. Vessels fishing 
in the Western and Central Pacific Convention (WCPFC) Area with a WCPFC 
Area Endorsement, or required to have a WCPFC Area Endorsement, must 
comply with the regulations at 50 CFR 300.14 and 50 CFR 300.217. These 
regulations require that vessels must display their international radio 
call sign on both sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate 
weather deck, unless specifically exempted. Regulations at 50 CFR 
300.35 require that vessels fishing under the South Pacific Tuna Treaty 
must display their international radio call sign on the hull, the deck, 
and on the sides of auxiliary equipment such as skiffs and helicopters. 
The numbers must be a specific size at specified locations. The display 
of the identifying numbers aids in fishery law enforcement.
    Western Pacific fisheries regulations at 50 CFR 665.128, 665.228, 
665.428, 665.628, and 665.804 require that certain fishing gear must be 
marked. In the pelagic longline fisheries, the vessel operator must 
ensure that the official number of the vessel is affixed to every 
longline buoy and float. In the coral reef ecosystem fisheries, the 
vessel number must be affixed to all fish and crab traps. The marking 
of gear links fishing or other activity to the vessel, aids law 
enforcement, and is valuable in actions concerning the damage, loss of 
gear, and civil proceedings.

II. Method of Collection

    Third party disclosure.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0360.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 311.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes per western Pacific fishing 
vessel; one hour and 15 minutes per South Pacific purse seine vessel; 2 
minutes per gear marking.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,148.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $35,000.

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;

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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. 2011-6930 Filed 3-23-11; 8:45 am]
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