Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish, 23993-23994 [2011-10394]

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[FR Doc. 2011–10436 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–13–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice (renewal of a currently approved information collection). 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 June 28, 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 Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586– 7008 or patsy.bearden@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for renewal of a currently approved information collection. The Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program was developed to reduce fishing capacity that had increased during years of management as an open access fishery, while maintaining the social and economic character of the fixed gear fishery that is relied on as a source of revenue for coastal communities in Alaska. The Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program provides economic stability for the commercial hook-and-line fishery while reducing many of the conservation and management problems commonly associated with open access. The IFQ Program for sablefish and Pacific halibut fixed gear provides each fisherman a catch quota that can be used any time during the open season. Individual shares are intended to allow fishermen to set their own pace and adjust their fishing effort. The IFQ Program is intended to reduce the premium that was traditionally placed PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23993 on speed, allowing fishermen to pay more attention to efficiency and product quality. The IFQ Program consists of three parts: IFQ halibut and sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) halibut, and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) IFQ community quota share. This action is a request for renewal for the collection-ofinformation. II. Method of Collection Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. Methods of submittal include e-mail of electronic forms, and mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0272. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; individuals or households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,478. Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for Eligibility to Receive QS/IFQ Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Registered Buyer Permit Application; 30 minutes for Application for Replacement of Certificates, Permits, or Licenses Application; 200 hours for Application to Become a Community Quota Entity (CQE); 10 hours for Community Petition to Form Governing Body; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ by Sweep-up Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/ IFQ to or from a CQE Application; 30 minutes for Approval of Transfer from Governing Body; 2 hours for QS Holder—Identification of Ownership Interest; 40 hours for CQE Annual Report; 4 hours for Letter of Appeal; 30 minutes for QS/IFQ Beneficiary Designation Form; 30 minutes for Annual Updates on the Status of Corporations and Partnerships QS; 6 minutes for IFQ Administrative Waiver; 12 minutes for Prior Notice of IFQ Landing; 15 minutes for Departure Report; 12 minutes for Transshipment Authorization; and 6 minutes for Dockside Sales Receipt; 18 minutes for Electronic Landing Report; 18 minutes for Manual Landing Report; 2 hours for Military Transfer; 4 hours for Military Transfer Appeal; 2 hours for Emergency Medical Transfer; and 4 hours for Emergency Medical Transfer. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,388. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 23994 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 83 / Friday, April 29, 2011 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $38,776 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: April 26, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–10394 Filed 4–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA365 Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; Public Meetings; Correction National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of correction of public meetings. AGENCY: The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will convene Public Hearings on: Amendment 18 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagic Resources in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic; Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability Measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Coral and Coral Reefs, and Stony Crab Fishery Management Plans. DATES: The public meetings will be held on May 2, 2011, through May 12, 2011, srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:39 Apr 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 at fourteen locations throughout the Gulf of Mexico. The public hearings will begin at 6 p.m and will conclude no later than 9 p.m. For specific dates, see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held at locations listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Council address: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, 2203 N. Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Richard Leard, Deputy Executive Director/Senior Fishery Biologist, Dr. Steven Atran, Population Dynamics Statistician and Dr. Carrie Simmons, Fishery Biologist; Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council; telephone: (813) 348–1630. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The original notice was published in the Federal Register on April 14, 2011 (76 FR 20957). There are changes to the dates, locations and agenda; therefore, the notice is being republished in its entirety. Spiny Lobster Public hearings will be held on Joint Amendment 10 to the Spiny Lobster Fishery Management Plan for the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic. Joint Amendment 10 establishes Annual Catch Limits and Accountability Measures for Caribbean spiny lobster as required by the Magnuson-Stevens Act. This amendment includes additional actions addressing modifications to the Fishery Management Unit, updates to protocol for Enhanced Cooperative Management, regulations regarding the possession of undersized lobsters or ‘‘shorts’’ as attractants for the commercial trap fishery, permit requirements for tailing spiny lobster, sector allocations, limiting spiny lobster fishing areas to protect threatened staghorn and elkhorn corals, and requirements for gear marking of all spiny lobster trap lines. Reef Fish Amendment 32: This amendment will establish annual catch limits and annual catch targets for 2012 to 2015 for gag and for 2012 for red grouper, and contains actions to establish a rebuilding plan for gag, set recreational bag limits, size limits and closed seasons for gag/red grouper in 2012, consider a commercial gag and shallowwater grouper quota adjustment to account for dead discards, make adjustment to multi-use IFQ shares in the grouper individual fishing quota program, reduce the commercial gag size limit, modify the offshore time and PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 areas closures, and establish gag, red grouper, and shallow-water grouper accountability measures. Generic Amendment Public hearings will also be held to receive comments on the Generic Annual Catch Limits/Accountability measures Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s Red Drum, Reef Fish, Shrimp, Coral and Coral Reefs, and Stone Crab Fishery Management Plans. This amendment contains actions to delegate management of selected species to the other agencies, remove selected species from the fishery management plans, group species for purposes of setting annual catch limits and annual catch targets, establish an acceptable biological catch control rule, establish an annual catch limit/annual catch target control rule, establish a generic framework procedure for implementing management changes, establish the initial specification of annual catch limits and annual catch targets for stocks and stock groups still in need of such specification, establish the apportionment of the black grouper, yellow tail snapper, and mutton snapper stocks between the Gulf and South Atlantic Council jurisdictions, set a commercial and recreational allocation of black grouper within the Gulf Council’s jurisdiction, and establish accountability measures to keep catch levels within their annual catch limits or take corrective action if they exceed the limits. The Public Hearings will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude at the end of public testimony or no later than 9 p.m. at the following locations: Monday, May 2, 2011 • ACL—Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, telephone: (727) 540– 0050; and • ACL—Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907, telephone: (239) 936–4300. Tuesday, May 3, 2011 • Amend 32—Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Parkway, 950 Lake Carillon Drive, St. Petersburg, FL, telephone: (727) 540–0050; and • Amend 32—Clarion Hotel, 12635 South Cleveland Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33907, telephone: (239) 936–4300. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 • Amend 32—Banana Bay Resort, 4590 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050, telephone: (305) 743–3500. E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska 
Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs) for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice (renewal of a currently approved information 
collection).

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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 June 28, 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 Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586-7008 or 
patsy.bearden@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for renewal of a currently approved information 
collection.
    The Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) 
Program was developed to reduce fishing capacity that had increased 
during years of management as an open access fishery, while maintaining 
the social and economic character of the fixed gear fishery that is 
relied on as a source of revenue for coastal communities in Alaska. The 
Halibut and Sablefish IFQ Program provides economic stability for the 
commercial hook-and-line fishery while reducing many of the 
conservation and management problems commonly associated with open 
access. The IFQ Program for sablefish and Pacific halibut fixed gear 
provides each fisherman a catch quota that can be used any time during 
the open season. Individual shares are intended to allow fishermen to 
set their own pace and adjust their fishing effort. The IFQ Program is 
intended to reduce the premium that was traditionally placed on speed, 
allowing fishermen to pay more attention to efficiency and product 
quality. The IFQ Program consists of three parts: IFQ halibut and 
sablefish, Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) halibut, 
and Gulf of Alaska (GOA) IFQ community quota share. This action is a 
request for renewal for the collection-of-information.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include e-mail of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0272.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (renewal of a currently approved 
collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,478.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for Eligibility to Receive QS/
IFQ Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit 
Application; 30 minutes for IFQ/CDQ Registered Buyer Permit 
Application; 30 minutes for Application for Replacement of 
Certificates, Permits, or Licenses Application; 200 hours for 
Application to Become a Community Quota Entity (CQE); 10 hours for 
Community Petition to Form Governing Body; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/
IFQ Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ by Sweep-up 
Application; 2 hours for Transfer of QS/IFQ to or from a CQE 
Application; 30 minutes for Approval of Transfer from Governing Body; 2 
hours for QS Holder--Identification of Ownership Interest; 40 hours for 
CQE Annual Report; 4 hours for Letter of Appeal; 30 minutes for QS/IFQ 
Beneficiary Designation Form; 30 minutes for Annual Updates on the 
Status of Corporations and Partnerships QS; 6 minutes for IFQ 
Administrative Waiver; 12 minutes for Prior Notice of IFQ Landing; 15 
minutes for Departure Report; 12 minutes for Transshipment 
Authorization; and 6 minutes for Dockside Sales Receipt; 18 minutes for 
Electronic Landing Report; 18 minutes for Manual Landing Report; 2 
hours for Military Transfer; 4 hours for Military Transfer Appeal; 2 
hours for Emergency Medical Transfer; and 4 hours for Emergency Medical 
Transfer.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,388.

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    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $38,776 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: April 26, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-10394 Filed 4-28-11; 8:45 am]
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