Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program, 38619-38620 [2011-16594]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices 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 Donna Franklin, (301) 713– 0090 x141 or donna.franklin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: I. Abstract This request is for revision of a currently approved information collection. The StormReady Program, like the TsunamiReady and StormReady/TsunamiReady programs also in this information collection, is a voluntary program offered to provide guidance and incentive to officials who wish to improve their hazardous weather operations, e.g. community preparedness and local warning dissemination. Applicants fill out a detailed application that demonstrates how they meet certain guidelines that qualify them for StormReady recognition. The full StormReady recognition is not appropriate for all entities, yet they should still be recognized for their efforts in preparing for hazardous weather. To this end, the National Weather Service created the StormReady Supporter program. StormReady Supporter is a voluntary program offered to provide guidance and incentive to entities, such as local hospitals or businesses, who wish to improve their respective hazardous weather preparations. Entities will use the application to apply for a one-time StormReady Supporter recognition. The government will use the application form to determine whether an entity has met the guidelines for a StormReady Supporter recognition. II. Method of Collection Applications will be submitted on paper (faxed or mailed) or electronically. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0419. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 270 (30 for new form). Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 510 (30 for new form). Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $123 ($15 for new form). 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: June 27, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–16523 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. 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 August 30, 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). PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38619 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Gordon Colvin (301–427– 8118) or Gordon.Colvin@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This is an extension of a currently approved collection. The National Saltwater Angler Registry Program (Registry Program) was established to implement recommendations included in the review of national saltwater angling data collection programs conducted by the National Research Council (NRC) in 2005/2006, and the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act, codified at Section 401(g) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which require the Secretary of Commerce to commence improvements to recreational fisheries surveys, including establishing a national saltwater angler and for-hire vessel registry, by January 1, 2009. A final rule that includes regulatory measures to implement the Registry Program (Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 0648–AW10) was adopted and codified in 50 CFR 600.1400 to 600.1417. The Registry Program collects identification and contact information from those anglers and for-hire vessels who are involved in recreational fishing in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone or for anadromous fish in any waters, unless the anglers or vessels are exempted from the registration requirement. The data that is collected includes: for anglers—name, address, date of birth, telephone contact information and region(s) of the country in which they fish; for for-hire vessels— owner and operator name, address, date of birth, telephone contact information, vessel name and registration/ documentation number and home port or primary operating area. This information is compiled into a national and/or series of regional registries that is being used to support surveys of recreational anglers and for-hire vessels to develop estimates of recreational angling effort. The Secretary is to also exempt from the federal registration requirement those anglers and vessels that are licensed or registered by a state if the state provides sufficient identification and contact information for use in recreational surveys. II. Method of Collection Persons may register in two ways: Via a toll-free telephone number or on line E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 38620 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 127 / Friday, July 1, 2011 / Notices at a NOAA-maintained Web site. Registration cards, valid for one year from the date of issuance, are mailed to registrants. Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of non-compliance with international commission standards. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0578. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,024,691. Estimated Time per Response: Anglers and spear fishers: 2 minutes; for-hire fishing vessels: 3 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67,530. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/reporting costs. SUMMARY: Through the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), it has come to the attention of NMFS that Libyan vessels may not be meeting ICCAT requirements for Atlantic bluefin tuna fishing in the Mediterranean. NMFS advises importers to take great care with respect to any import of Atlantic bluefin tuna harvested by Libyan vessels in 2011, as these shipments may have been illegally harvested and could be subject to increased scrutiny and potential liability. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions relating to permits or regulations may be directed to Margo Schulze-Haugen at (301) 713–2334, and questions relating to ICCAT requirements may be directed to Rebecca Lent at (301) 427–8368. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Libya’s inability to participate in the ICCAT regional observer program this year as confirmed by the ICCAT Administration, and its current failure to transmit vessel monitoring system (VMS) data is of primary concern. ICCAT requires that large scale (> 24 m) purse seine vessels fishing for eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna carry an ICCAT-assigned regional observer and transmit certain data directly to ICCAT using a satellite-based vessel monitoring system. ICCAT requirements provide that such purse seine vessels without an ICCAT-placed observer shall not be authorized to fish or to operate in the bluefin tuna fishery. Thus, any product taken by Libya’s purse seine fleet under these conditions in 2011 would not be in compliance with ICCAT conservation and management measures. Failure to implement these ICCAT requirements is subject to action at the national and international levels. In that regard, other ICCAT members that import bluefin tuna, in particular Japan and the European Union, have indicated that they will prohibit the import of Libyan-caught bluefin tuna if harvested in 2011 contrary to the requirements of ICCAT. The United States has implemented through regulation its obligation under ICCAT’s Bluefin Catch Document program to require, as a condition of importation into the United States and conduct of other transactions (such as export and re-export), that all bluefin tuna shipments be accompanied by a properly completed catch document that has been validated by a 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: June 28, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–16594 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES6 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [RIN 0648–XA479] International Fisheries; Atlantic Highly Migratory Species; Bluefin Tuna Import, Export, Re-Export AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Jun 30, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 government official or other authorized individual of the flag or exporting State (unless the fish are tagged) (73 FR 31380, June 2, 2008). Improperly documented bluefin tuna may be prohibited from importation into the United States or be subject to other sanctions. Dated: June 28, 2011. Samuel D. Rauch III, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16619 Filed 6–30–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XA527 New England Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. SUMMARY: The New England Fishery Management Council (Council) is scheduling a public meeting of its Habitat/MPA/Ecosystem Advisory Panel, in July, 2011, to consider actions affecting New England fisheries in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Recommendations from this group will be brought to the full Council for formal consideration and action, if appropriate. DATES: This meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 9 a.m. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn, 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA 02048; telephone: (508) 339–2200; fax: (508) 339–1040. Council address: New England Fishery Management Council, 50 Water Street, Mill 2, Newburyport, MA 01950. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul J. Howard, Executive Director, New England Fishery Management Council; telephone: (978) 465–0492. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Panel will discuss measures to minimize the adverse effects of fishing on EFH and measures to protect deepsea corals as well as review the decision document prepared by the Plan Development Team. The Panel will also provide guidance to the Committee on these issues. Other topics may be discussed at the Chair’s discretion. Although non-emergency issues not contained in this agenda may come before this group for discussion, those E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National 
Saltwater Angler Registry and State Exemption Program

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 August 30, 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 Gordon Colvin (301-427-8118) or Gordon.Colvin@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This is an extension of a currently approved collection.
    The National Saltwater Angler Registry Program (Registry Program) 
was established to implement recommendations included in the review of 
national saltwater angling data collection programs conducted by the 
National Research Council (NRC) in 2005/2006, and the provisions of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act, codified at Section 401(g) of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA), which 
require the Secretary of Commerce to commence improvements to 
recreational fisheries surveys, including establishing a national 
saltwater angler and for-hire vessel registry, by January 1, 2009. A 
final rule that includes regulatory measures to implement the Registry 
Program (Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 0648-AW10) was adopted and 
codified in 50 CFR 600.1400 to 600.1417.
    The Registry Program collects identification and contact 
information from those anglers and for-hire vessels who are involved in 
recreational fishing in the United States Exclusive Economic Zone or 
for anadromous fish in any waters, unless the anglers or vessels are 
exempted from the registration requirement. The data that is collected 
includes: for anglers--name, address, date of birth, telephone contact 
information and region(s) of the country in which they fish; for for-
hire vessels--owner and operator name, address, date of birth, 
telephone contact information, vessel name and registration/
documentation number and home port or primary operating area. This 
information is compiled into a national and/or series of regional 
registries that is being used to support surveys of recreational 
anglers and for-hire vessels to develop estimates of recreational 
angling effort.
    The Secretary is to also exempt from the federal registration 
requirement those anglers and vessels that are licensed or registered 
by a state if the state provides sufficient identification and contact 
information for use in recreational surveys.

II. Method of Collection

    Persons may register in two ways: Via a toll-free telephone number 
or on line

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at a NOAA-maintained Web site. Registration cards, valid for one year 
from the date of issuance, are mailed to registrants.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0578.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,024,691.
    Estimated Time per Response: Anglers and spear fishers: 2 minutes; 
for-hire fishing vessels: 3 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67,530.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: June 28, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
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