Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Designation of Fishery Management Council Members and Application for Reinstatement of State Authority, 38585 [2012-15810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 125 / Thursday, June 28, 2012 / Notices provide goods and services related to shale oil development into the nascent industry. Many oil exploration licenses are set to expire in 2012 and 2013. Exploration companies are limited to how many licenses they can hold in Israel, and given the success of several exploration projects, there are opportunities for U.S. companies to enter Israel’s oil exploration market. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David McCormack, International Trade Specialist, Phone: 202.482.2833, Email: david.mccormack@trade.gov. Elnora Moye, Trade Missions Assistant. [FR Doc. 2012–15785 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–M The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), as amended in 1996, provides for the nomination for members of Fishery Management Councils by state governors and Indian treaty tribes, for the designation of a principal state fishery official who will perform duties under the MagnusonStevens Act, and for a request by a state for reinstatement of state authority over a managed fishery. Nominees for council membership must provide the governor or tribe with background documentation, which is then submitted to NOAA with the nomination. The information submitted with these actions will be used to ensure that the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Act are being met. II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Designation of Fishery Management Council Members and Application for Reinstatement of State Authority 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 continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 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 William Chappell, (301) 427–8505 or William.Chappell@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for an extension of a currently approved information collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Jun 27, 2012 Jkt 226001 State governors and Indian treaty tribes submit written nominations to the Secretary of Commerce, together with recommendations and statements of candidates’ qualifications. Designations of state officials and requests for reinstatement of state authority are also made in writing in response to regulations. No forms are used. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0314. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 275. Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to designate a principal state fishery official(s), 80 hours for a nomination for a Council appointment, 16 hours for background documentation for nominees, and 1 hour for a request to reinstate state authority. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,607. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $795. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38585 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 22, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–15810 Filed 6–27–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC070 Fisheries of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and South Atlantic; Reef Fish Fishery of the Gulf of Mexico; Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit; request for comments. AGENCY: NMFS announces the receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from Dr. Chris Koenig (Florida State University) and Dr. Chris Stallings (University of South Florida). If granted, the EFP would authorize the applicants to use trained for-hire fishermen to be able to temporarily possess goliath grouper for non-lethal sampling during the course of their normal fishing activities. This non-lethal sampling would include measuring, tagging, and removing a portion of the goliath grouper dorsal fin rays before releasing the live fish. The intent of this study is to provide regional age structure of recovering goliath grouper populations for fish stock assessments. DATES: Comments must be received no later than 5 p.m., eastern time, on July 13, 2012. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the application by any of the following methods: • Email: Peter.Hood@noaa.gov. Include in the subject line of the email comment the following document identifier: ‘‘FSU_EFP’’. • Mail: Peter Hood, Southeast Regional Office, NMFS, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Designation of 
Fishery Management Council Members and Application for Reinstatement of 
State Authority

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 
continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 27, 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 William Chappell, (301) 427-8505 or 
William.Chappell@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), as amended in 1996, provides for the nomination 
for members of Fishery Management Councils by state governors and 
Indian treaty tribes, for the designation of a principal state fishery 
official who will perform duties under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and 
for a request by a state for reinstatement of state authority over a 
managed fishery. Nominees for council membership must provide the 
governor or tribe with background documentation, which is then 
submitted to NOAA with the nomination. The information submitted with 
these actions will be used to ensure that the requirements of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act are being met.

II. Method of Collection

    State governors and Indian treaty tribes submit written nominations 
to the Secretary of Commerce, together with recommendations and 
statements of candidates' qualifications. Designations of state 
officials and requests for reinstatement of state authority are also 
made in writing in response to regulations. No forms are used.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0314.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 275.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour to designate a principal state 
fishery official(s), 80 hours for a nomination for a Council 
appointment, 16 hours for background documentation for nominees, and 1 
hour for a request to reinstate state authority.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,607.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $795.

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 22, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15810 Filed 6-27-12; 8:45 am]
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