Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input From Hawaii's Boat-based Anglers, 54902 [2012-21924]

Download as PDF 54902 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 173 / Thursday, September 6, 2012 / Notices and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these final results and notice in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). Dated: August 30, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–22001 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input From Hawaii’s Boat-based Anglers 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 November 5, 2012. SUMMARY: 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 Christopher Hawkins, (808) 944–2291 or Christopher.Hawkins@noaa.gov. ADDRESSES: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This request is for a new information collection. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires anglers who (1) engage in angling or spearfishing for fish in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ); anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental Shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, (2) operate a for-hire fishing vessel in the EEZ, (3) operate a for-hire fishing vessel that engages in VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:45 Sep 05, 2012 Jkt 226001 angling or spearfishing for: anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, (4) possess equipment used for angling or spearfishing and also possesses: Fish in the EEZ; anadromous species in any tidal waters; or continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ to register annually with the National Angler Register. Those in states which have received exempted status per regulations at 600 CFR 1415–17 need not register with NMFS. Under 600 CFR 1417, MSA allows NMFS to exempt a State that has developed a qualifying regional survey that meets the Marine Recreational Information Program’s National Data Standards. The State of Hawaii is developing a comprehensive data collection program that will meet the requirements set forth at 600CFR 1417 and exempt the State’s anglers from the national registry requirement. The information gathered from the proposed voluntary survey of a sample of the State’s registered boaters will be used to develop an ongoing (monitoring) survey of fishing catch and effort derived from Hawaii’s private boaters—a required component of any qualifying regional survey. The survey instrument will also collect information to inform engagement of and projects aimed at local boat-based anglers under NOAA’s National Recreational Saltwater Fishing Initiative. II. Method of Collection The survey instrument will be mailed to respondents using the address they provided to the State’s Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation. The survey packet will include a personalized cover letter and a postagepaid, pre-addressed return envelope. III. Data OMB Control Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection). Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 334. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: August 31, 2012. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–21924 Filed 9–5–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC095 Marine Mammals; File No. 17278 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; issuance of permit. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that a permit has been issued to James Shine, Ph.D., Harvard University School of Public Health, 401 Park Drive, 404H West, Boston, MA 02215, to import and receive marine mammal parts for scientific research. ADDRESSES: The permit and related documents are available for review upon written request or by appointment in the following offices: Permits and Conservation Division, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 13705, Silver Spring, MD 20910; phone (301) 427–8401; fax (301) 713–0376; and Northeast Region, NMFS, 55 Great Republic Drive, Gloucester, MA 01930; phone (978) 281–9328; fax (978) 281– 9394. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Morse or Jennifer Skidmore, (301) 427–8401. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 30, 2012 notice was published in the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06SEN1.SGM 06SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 173 (Thursday, September 6, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-21924]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Input From 
Hawaii's Boat-based Anglers

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 November 5, 
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 Christopher Hawkins, (808) 944-2291 or 
Christopher.Hawkins@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    This request is for a new information collection. The Magnuson-
Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) requires anglers 
who (1) engage in angling or spearfishing for fish in the Exclusive 
Economic Zone (EEZ); anadromous species in any tidal waters; or 
continental Shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, (2) operate a for-
hire fishing vessel in the EEZ, (3) operate a for-hire fishing vessel 
that engages in angling or spearfishing for: anadromous species in any 
tidal waters; or continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ, 
(4) possess equipment used for angling or spearfishing and also 
possesses: Fish in the EEZ; anadromous species in any tidal waters; or 
continental shelf fishery resources beyond the EEZ to register annually 
with the National Angler Register. Those in states which have received 
exempted status per regulations at 600 CFR 1415-17 need not register 
with NMFS. Under 600 CFR 1417, MSA allows NMFS to exempt a State that 
has developed a qualifying regional survey that meets the Marine 
Recreational Information Program's National Data Standards.
    The State of Hawaii is developing a comprehensive data collection 
program that will meet the requirements set forth at 600CFR 1417 and 
exempt the State's anglers from the national registry requirement. The 
information gathered from the proposed voluntary survey of a sample of 
the State's registered boaters will be used to develop an ongoing 
(monitoring) survey of fishing catch and effort derived from Hawaii's 
private boaters--a required component of any qualifying regional 
survey. The survey instrument will also collect information to inform 
engagement of and projects aimed at local boat-based anglers under 
NOAA's National Recreational Saltwater Fishing Initiative.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey instrument will be mailed to respondents using the 
address they provided to the State's Division of Boating and Ocean 
Recreation. The survey packet will include a personalized cover letter 
and a postage-paid, pre-addressed return envelope.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new information collection).
    Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
government; business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 334.
    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: August 31, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-21924 Filed 9-5-12; 8:45 am]
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