Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification, 68817 [2013-27340]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 221 / Friday, November 15, 2013 / Notices Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved collection). Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Federal government; state, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 415. Estimated Time per Response: One hour and eight minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 470. 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: November 8, 2013. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27333 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast Region Gear Identification National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Nov 14, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. Written comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 2014. DATES: 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). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281– 9177 or Jason.Berthiaume@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This notice is for the extension of Paperwork Reduction Act requirements regarding fishing gear marking requirements. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.84(a), (b), and (d), 648.123(b)(3), 648.144(b)(1), 648.264(a)(5), and 697.21(a) and (b) require that Federal fishing permit holders using certain types of fishing gear mark the gear with specified information. The gear marking requirements provide vessel and gear identification information (e.g., hull identification number, Federal fishing permit number, etc.). The regulations also specify how the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, radar reflectors, etc.). The quantity of gear in the case of longline, pots, and traps is not the number of hooks, pots, or traps, but rather the number of attached end lines associated with each string of hooks, pots, or traps. As such, a single Federal permit holder may be responsible for marking several strings of a given gear type, or may use multiple different gear types that require marking. These gear marking requirements aid in fishery law enforcement, make the gear more visible to other vessels to aid in navigation, and provide other fishermen with information regarding the gear type being used to help prevent gear conflicts. II. Method of Collection No information is submitted to the NMFS as a result of this collection. The vessel’s hull identification number or other means of identification specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy or other part of the gear as specified in the regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68817 III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0351. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Individuals and households; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,116. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,309. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $61,160 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. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–27340 Filed 11–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XC963 Fisheries of the South Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment and Review (SEDAR); Public Meetings National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 38 Data Workshop for South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico King Mackerel. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15NON1.SGM 15NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Region Gear Identification

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), 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 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before January 14, 
2014.

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 Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281-9177 or 
Jason.Berthiaume@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This notice is for the extension of Paperwork Reduction Act 
requirements regarding fishing gear marking requirements. Regulations 
at 50 CFR 648.84(a), (b), and (d), 648.123(b)(3), 648.144(b)(1), 
648.264(a)(5), and 697.21(a) and (b) require that Federal fishing 
permit holders using certain types of fishing gear mark the gear with 
specified information. The gear marking requirements provide vessel and 
gear identification information (e.g., hull identification number, 
Federal fishing permit number, etc.). The regulations also specify how 
the gear is to be marked for the purposes of visibility (e.g., buoys, 
radar reflectors, etc.).
    The quantity of gear in the case of longline, pots, and traps is 
not the number of hooks, pots, or traps, but rather the number of 
attached end lines associated with each string of hooks, pots, or 
traps. As such, a single Federal permit holder may be responsible for 
marking several strings of a given gear type, or may use multiple 
different gear types that require marking. These gear marking 
requirements aid in fishery law enforcement, make the gear more visible 
to other vessels to aid in navigation, and provide other fishermen with 
information regarding the gear type being used to help prevent gear 
conflicts.

II. Method of Collection

    No information is submitted to the NMFS as a result of this 
collection. The vessel's hull identification number or other means of 
identification specified in the regulations must be affixed to the buoy 
or other part of the gear as specified in the regulations.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0351.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals and households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,116.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute per string of gear.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,309.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $61,160 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.

Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-27340 Filed 11-14-13; 8:45 am]
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