Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen Fishing in Russian Waters, 2512 [2012-752]

Download as PDF 2512 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2012 / Notices II. Method of Collection Forms are used for applications. Submission of copies of permits, vessel abstract reports, and departure and return messages are provided by fax. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen Fishing in Russian Waters 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 March 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mi Ae Kim, (301) 427–8365 or mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart J, govern United States (U.S.) fishing in the Economic Zone of the Russian Federation. Russian authorities may permit U.S. fishermen to fish for allocations of surplus stocks in the Russian Economic Zone. Permit application information is sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for transmission to Russia. If Russian authorities issue a permit, the vessel owner or operator must submit a permit abstract report to NMFS, and also report 24 hours before leaving the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) for the Russian Economic Zone and 24 hours before re-entering the U.S. EEZ after being in the Russian Economic Zone. The permit application information is used by Russian authorities to determine whether to issue a permit. NMFS uses the other information to help ensure compliance with Russian and U.S. fishery management regulations. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:07 Jan 17, 2012 Jkt 226001 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0228. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1. Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1. 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: January 11, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–752 Filed 1–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [ File No. 16599] RIN 0648–XA905 Marine Mammals National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of application. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given that Dorian Houser, Ph.D., National Marine Mammal Foundation, 2240 Shelter Island Drive, #200, San Diego, CA 92106, has applied in due form for a permit to conduct scientific research on cetaceans stranded or in rehabilitation facilities in the U.S. DATES: Written, telefaxed, or email comments must be received on or before February 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: The application and related documents are available for review by selecting ‘‘Records Open for Public Comment’’ from the Features box on the Applications and Permits for Protected Species (APPS) home page, https:// apps.nmfs.noaa.gov, and then selecting File No. 16599 from the list of available applications. These documents are also available upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Written comments on this application should be submitted to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division, at the address listed above. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile to (301) 713–0376, or by email to NMFS.Pr1Comments@noaa.gov. Please include the File No. in the subject line of the email comment. Those individuals requesting a public hearing should submit a written request to the Chief, Permits and Conservation Division at the address listed above. The request should set forth the specific reasons why a hearing on this application would be appropriate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Amy Sloan (301) 427– 8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The subject permit is requested under the authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), the regulations governing the taking and importing of marine mammals (50 CFR part 216), the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the regulations governing the taking, importing, and exporting of endangered and threatened species (50 CFR 222–226). The applicant proposes to conduct auditory measurements and recordings of all species of stranded and rehabilitating cetaceans to determine (1) the hearing sensitivities of unmeasured species; and (2) the population variation in hearing sensitivity. Results would be used to assess the potential impacts of man-made sound on marine mammals and to develop mitigation procedures to minimize potential impacts. Researchers propose to use evoked auditory SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; U.S. Fishermen 
Fishing in Russian Waters

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 March 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Mi Ae Kim, (301) 427-8365 or mi.ae.kim@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Regulations at 50 CFR part 300, subpart J, govern United States 
(U.S.) fishing in the Economic Zone of the Russian Federation. Russian 
authorities may permit U.S. fishermen to fish for allocations of 
surplus stocks in the Russian Economic Zone. Permit application 
information is sent to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for 
transmission to Russia. If Russian authorities issue a permit, the 
vessel owner or operator must submit a permit abstract report to NMFS, 
and also report 24 hours before leaving the U.S. Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) for the Russian Economic Zone and 24 hours before re-
entering the U.S. EEZ after being in the Russian Economic Zone.
    The permit application information is used by Russian authorities 
to determine whether to issue a permit. NMFS uses the other information 
to help ensure compliance with Russian and U.S. fishery management 
regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    Forms are used for applications. Submission of copies of permits, 
vessel abstract reports, and departure and return messages are provided 
by fax.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0228.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1.
    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: January 11, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-752 Filed 1-17-12; 8:45 am]
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