Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms, 29849-29851 [2019-13482]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / Notices such strategies, and evaluate/revise current and proposed management measures. Letters of Authorization (LOAs) and Exempted Educational Activity Authorizations (EEAAs) were historically collected under OMB control number 0648–0309. To reduce burden estimates, National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Headquarters proposed to move LOAs and EEAAs to their respective region’s permit familyof-forms collections. NMFS may grant exemptions from fishery regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using nonregulation gear). An EEAA is a permit issued by the Regional Office to accredited educational institutions that authorize, for educational purposes, the target or incidental harvest of species managed under a fisheries management plan or fishery regulations that would otherwise be prohibited. EEAAs are generally of limited scope and duration and authorize the take of the amount of fish necessary to demonstrate the lesson. Researchers are requested to submit reports of their scientific research activity after its completion. LOAs are required under Section 101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972 for the incidental take of marine mammals during fisheries surveys and related research activities conducted by the Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), NMFS. Management of certain marine mammals falls under the jurisdiction of the NMFS under the MMPA and Endangered Species Act (ESA) and mechanisms exist under both the MMPA and ESA to assess the effect of incidental takings and to authorize appropriate levels of take. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES II. Method of Collection Renewal forms are mailed to all permit owners, which they must submit by mail or in person. Ownership interest forms and permit transfer forms are available from the region’s website but must be submitted to NOAA Fisheries by mail or in person. Applications for an EFP must be submitted in a written format. The EFP data reports may be submitted in person, faxed, submitted by telephone or emailed by the monitor, plant manager, vessel owner, or operator to NOAA Fisheries or the states of Washington, Oregon, or California. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0203. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular submission (revision and extension of a currently approved collection). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Jun 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Affected Public: Non-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal government; business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 539. Estimated Time per Response: Permit renewals: 20 minutes; Permit transfers: 30 minutes; Sablefish ownership interest form: 10 minutes; EFP Applications: 32 hours; EFP Trip Notifications: 2 minutes; EFP Harvest Plans: 16 hours; EFP Data Reports: 2 hours; EFP Summary Reports: Interim report, 4 hours; final report, 20 hours; Letters of Authorization: 6 hours; Exempted Educational Activities Authorizations, 6 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,011 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $56,468. 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–13484 Filed 6–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29849 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 26, 2019. 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 PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Cynthia Ferrio, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930, (978) 281–9180, Cynthia.ferrio@ noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract This request is for extension of a current information collection. Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility has been delegated to NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and management objectives is to collect information from users of the resources. The Secretary has enacted rules to issue permits to individuals and organizations participating in federally controlled fisheries. Permits are necessary to: (1) Register fishermen, fishing vessels, fish dealers and processors; (2) list the characteristics of fishing vessels and/or dealer/processor operations; (3) exercise influence over compliance (e.g., withhold issuance pending collection of unpaid penalties); (4) maintain contact lists for the dissemination of important information to the industry; (5) register participants to be considered for limited entry; and (6) provide a universe for data collection samples. Identification of fishery participants, their gear types, vessels, and expected activity levels is an E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 29850 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / Notices effective and necessary tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations. This collection also includes the requirement for participants in certain fisheries to use onboard vessel monitoring systems (VMS) and to notify NMFS before fishing trips for the purpose of observer placement. Other permitting in this collection includes the written request to participate in any of the various exemption programs offered in the Greater Atlantic region. Exemption programs may allow a vessel to fish in an area that is limited to vessels of a particular size, using a certain gear type, or fishing for a particular species. This collection also contains paperwork required for vessel owners to transfer permits through a vessel replacement, request gillnet and lobster trap tags through the Greater Atlantic region permit office. Lastly, vessel owners that own multiple vessels, but would like to request communication from NMFS be consolidated into one mailing (and not separate mailings for each vessel), may request the single letter vessel owner option to improve efficiency of their business practice. II. Method of Collection Commercial Fishing and Dealer Permits All vessel permit applications, including permit applications and renewals for vessels, vessel replacements, dealers, and vessel operators, as well as gillnet and lobster trap tag purchase, are submitted by signed paper form sent in the mail. VMS Requirements Vessels with VMS requirements are required to declare their intent to fish (e.g., declare into the fishery) and submit daily catch reports using electronic VMS units on board the vessel. Other VMS actions may include trip start and end hails, pre-landing notifications, and days-at-sea (DAS) adjustments. VMS power down exemption requests are submitted by signed paper form. khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Observer Program Call-In Requirements Vessels issued certain permits such as Northeast multispecies, monkfish, scallop, and Atlantic herring permits are required to give advance notification to the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program (NEFOP) before the start of a trip in order to receive a fisheries observer or a waiver. Vessels use an online pre-trip notification system, email, toll-free call-in number, or a local phone number to comply with this requirement. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Jun 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Exempted Fisheries Programs Vessels that would like to request participation in one or more of the Greater Atlantic region fisheries exemption programs must either submit a request electronically using their VMS unit, by declaring into an exempted fishery prior to the start of a trip, or by mailing in a written request to participate in the program(s) of interest. Vessel Owner Single Letter Option Vessel owners that own multiple vessels, but would like to receive only a single Greater Atlantic Fisheries Bulletin or small entity compliance guide instead of one for each vessel permit, must submit a written request to NMFS to participate in this program. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0648–0202. Form Number(s): None. Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information collection). Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations are primarily affected. Individuals or households, state, local or tribal governments, and the Federal Government are also affected. Estimated Number of Respondents: 65,360. Estimated Time per Response: Varies. Vessel Permits Vessel permit application: 45 minutes; vessel permit renewal forms: 30 minutes; initial dealer permit applications: 15 minutes; dealer permit renewal forms: 5 minutes; initial and renewal vessel operator permit applications: 1 hour; obtaining and submitting a dealer or vessel owner email address: 5 minutes; limited access vessel replacement applications: 1.5 hours; and applications for retention of limited access permit history: 1.5 hours. VMS Requirements Installing a VMS unit: 1 hour; confirming VMS connectivity: 5 minutes; VMS certification form: 5 minutes; VMS installation for Canadian herring transport vessels: 1 hour and 20 minutes; email to declare their entrance and departure from U.S. waters: 15 minutes; automatic polling of vessel position using the VMS unit: 0 minutes; area and DAS declarations: 5 minutes; declaration of days-out of the gillnet fishery for monkfish and NE multispecies vessels: 5 minutes; Good Samaritan DAS credit request: 30 minutes; entangled whale DAS credit request: 30 minutes; DAS credit for a canceled trip due to unforeseen circumstances, but have not yet begun fishing: 5 minutes to request via the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 VMS unit and 10 minutes to request via the paper form; VMS catch reports: 5 minutes; VMS power down exemption: 30 minutes. Observer Program Call-In Requirements Requests for observer coverage are estimated to require either 2 or 10 minutes per request, depending on the program for which observers are requested. Exempted Fisheries Programs Letter of Authorization (LOA) to participate in any of the exemption programs: 5 minutes; Charter/Party Exemption Certificate for GOM Closed Areas: 5 minutes; limited access sea scallop vessels state waters DAS exemption program or state waters gear exemption program: 2 minutes; withdraw from either state waters exemption program prior to the end of the 7-day designated exemption period requirement: 2 minutes; request for change in permit category designation: 5 minutes; request for transit to another port by a vessel required to remain within the GOM cod trip limit: 2 minutes; gillnet category designation, including initial requests for gillnet tags: 10 minutes; requests for additional tags: 2 minutes; notification of lost tags and requests for replacement tag numbers: 2 minutes; attachment of gillnet tags: 1 minute; initial lobster area designations: 5 minutes; requests for additional tags: 2 minutes; and notification of lost tags: 3 minutes; requests for state quota transfers in the bluefish, summer flounder and scup fisheries: 1 hour; GOM cod trip limit exemption: 5 minutes; vessel owner single letter option: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,825. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,536,248 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. E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 122 / Tuesday, June 25, 2019 / Notices 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. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–13482 Filed 6–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Permit and Reporting Requirements for Non-commercial Fishing in the Rose Atoll, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. OMB Control Number: 0648–0664. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular (extension of a previously approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 25. Average Hours per Response: 0.25 hr per permit application, 0.33 hr per log sheet. Burden Hours: 40. Needs and Uses: NMFS manages noncommercial fishing activities in the Rose Atoll Marine, Marianas Trench, and Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monuments. Regulations at 50 CFR part 665 require the owner and operator of a vessel used to non-commercially fish for, take, retain, or possess any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. Regulations also require the owner and operator of a vessel that is chartered to fish recreationally for, take, retain, or possess, any management unit species in these monuments to hold a valid permit issued by NMFS. The fishing vessel must be registered to the permit. The charter business must be established legally in the permit area where it will operate. Charter vessel clients are not required to have a permit. The permit application collects basic information about the permit applicant, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:35 Jun 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 type of operation, vessel, and permit area. NMFS uses this information to confirm the identity of the applicant and determine permit eligibility. The information is important for understanding the nature of the fishery and its participants. It also aids in the enforcement of fishing regulations within the monuments. Regulations also require the vessel operator to report a complete record of catch, effort, and other data on a NMFS log sheet. The vessel operator must record all requested information on the log sheet within 24 hours of the completion of each fishing day. The vessel operator also must sign, date, and submit the form to NMFS within 30 days of the end of each fishing trip. NMFS uses the information provided in the log sheets to monitor fishing activities, evaluate and assess the status of fish stocks and determine whether changes in management are needed to sustain the productivity of the fishery and conserve marine resources. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations, individuals or households. Frequency: Annually for permit, periodically for log sheet. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax to (202) 395–5806. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2019–13447 Filed 6–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P 29851 (MSB) Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for 2020 MSB specifications, focusing on the river herring and shad cap for the mackerel fishery. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with an audio-only connection option. Details on the proposed agenda, connection information, and briefing materials will be posted at the MAFMC’s website: www.mafmc.org. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331; www.mafmc.org. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council’s MSB Monitoring Committee will meet via webinar to develop recommendations for 2020 MSB specifications, focusing on the river herring and shad cap for the mackerel fishery. Those recommendations will be considered by the Council at separatelynoticed future meetings. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aid should be directed to M. Jan Saunders, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to any meeting date. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq. Dated: June 20, 2019. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13446 Filed 6–24–19; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RIN 0648–XH067 Department of the Army Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting [Docket ID: USA–2019–HQ–0022] National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Atlantic Mackerel, Squid, and Butterfish SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Information collection notice. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JNN1.SGM 25JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 122 (Tuesday, June 25, 2019)]
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[Pages 29849-29851]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater 
Atlantic Region Permit Family of Forms

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 
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 26, 2019.

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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Cynthia Ferrio, Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries 
Office, 55 Great Republic Dr., Gloucester, MA 01930, (978) 281-9180, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, 
the Secretary of Commerce has the responsibility for the conservation 
and management of marine fishery resources. Much of this responsibility 
has been delegated to NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 
Under this stewardship role, the Secretary was given certain regulatory 
authorities to ensure the most beneficial uses of these resources. One 
of the regulatory steps taken to carry out the conservation and 
management objectives is to collect information from users of the 
resources.
    The Secretary has enacted rules to issue permits to individuals and 
organizations participating in federally controlled fisheries. Permits 
are necessary to: (1) Register fishermen, fishing vessels, fish dealers 
and processors; (2) list the characteristics of fishing vessels and/or 
dealer/processor operations; (3) exercise influence over compliance 
(e.g., withhold issuance pending collection of unpaid penalties); (4) 
maintain contact lists for the dissemination of important information 
to the industry; (5) register participants to be considered for limited 
entry; and (6) provide a universe for data collection samples. 
Identification of fishery participants, their gear types, vessels, and 
expected activity levels is an

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effective and necessary tool in the enforcement of fishery regulations.
    This collection also includes the requirement for participants in 
certain fisheries to use onboard vessel monitoring systems (VMS) and to 
notify NMFS before fishing trips for the purpose of observer placement. 
Other permitting in this collection includes the written request to 
participate in any of the various exemption programs offered in the 
Greater Atlantic region. Exemption programs may allow a vessel to fish 
in an area that is limited to vessels of a particular size, using a 
certain gear type, or fishing for a particular species. This collection 
also contains paperwork required for vessel owners to transfer permits 
through a vessel replacement, request gillnet and lobster trap tags 
through the Greater Atlantic region permit office.
    Lastly, vessel owners that own multiple vessels, but would like to 
request communication from NMFS be consolidated into one mailing (and 
not separate mailings for each vessel), may request the single letter 
vessel owner option to improve efficiency of their business practice.

II. Method of Collection

Commercial Fishing and Dealer Permits

    All vessel permit applications, including permit applications and 
renewals for vessels, vessel replacements, dealers, and vessel 
operators, as well as gillnet and lobster trap tag purchase, are 
submitted by signed paper form sent in the mail.

VMS Requirements

    Vessels with VMS requirements are required to declare their intent 
to fish (e.g., declare into the fishery) and submit daily catch reports 
using electronic VMS units on board the vessel. Other VMS actions may 
include trip start and end hails, pre-landing notifications, and days-
at-sea (DAS) adjustments. VMS power down exemption requests are 
submitted by signed paper form.

Observer Program Call-In Requirements

    Vessels issued certain permits such as Northeast multispecies, 
monkfish, scallop, and Atlantic herring permits are required to give 
advance notification to the Northeast Fisheries Observer Program 
(NEFOP) before the start of a trip in order to receive a fisheries 
observer or a waiver. Vessels use an online pre-trip notification 
system, email, toll-free call-in number, or a local phone number to 
comply with this requirement.

Exempted Fisheries Programs

    Vessels that would like to request participation in one or more of 
the Greater Atlantic region fisheries exemption programs must either 
submit a request electronically using their VMS unit, by declaring into 
an exempted fishery prior to the start of a trip, or by mailing in a 
written request to participate in the program(s) of interest.

Vessel Owner Single Letter Option

    Vessel owners that own multiple vessels, but would like to receive 
only a single Greater Atlantic Fisheries Bulletin or small entity 
compliance guide instead of one for each vessel permit, must submit a 
written request to NMFS to participate in this program.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0202.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular (extension of a current information 
collection).
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for-profit organizations are 
primarily affected. Individuals or households, state, local or tribal 
governments, and the Federal Government are also affected.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 65,360.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies.

Vessel Permits

    Vessel permit application: 45 minutes; vessel permit renewal forms: 
30 minutes; initial dealer permit applications: 15 minutes; dealer 
permit renewal forms: 5 minutes; initial and renewal vessel operator 
permit applications: 1 hour; obtaining and submitting a dealer or 
vessel owner email address: 5 minutes; limited access vessel 
replacement applications: 1.5 hours; and applications for retention of 
limited access permit history: 1.5 hours.

VMS Requirements

    Installing a VMS unit: 1 hour; confirming VMS connectivity: 5 
minutes; VMS certification form: 5 minutes; VMS installation for 
Canadian herring transport vessels: 1 hour and 20 minutes; email to 
declare their entrance and departure from U.S. waters: 15 minutes; 
automatic polling of vessel position using the VMS unit: 0 minutes; 
area and DAS declarations: 5 minutes; declaration of days-out of the 
gillnet fishery for monkfish and NE multispecies vessels: 5 minutes; 
Good Samaritan DAS credit request: 30 minutes; entangled whale DAS 
credit request: 30 minutes; DAS credit for a canceled trip due to 
unforeseen circumstances, but have not yet begun fishing: 5 minutes to 
request via the VMS unit and 10 minutes to request via the paper form; 
VMS catch reports: 5 minutes; VMS power down exemption: 30 minutes.

Observer Program Call-In Requirements

    Requests for observer coverage are estimated to require either 2 or 
10 minutes per request, depending on the program for which observers 
are requested.

Exempted Fisheries Programs

    Letter of Authorization (LOA) to participate in any of the 
exemption programs: 5 minutes; Charter/Party Exemption Certificate for 
GOM Closed Areas: 5 minutes; limited access sea scallop vessels state 
waters DAS exemption program or state waters gear exemption program: 2 
minutes; withdraw from either state waters exemption program prior to 
the end of the 7-day designated exemption period requirement: 2 
minutes; request for change in permit category designation: 5 minutes; 
request for transit to another port by a vessel required to remain 
within the GOM cod trip limit: 2 minutes; gillnet category designation, 
including initial requests for gillnet tags: 10 minutes; requests for 
additional tags: 2 minutes; notification of lost tags and requests for 
replacement tag numbers: 2 minutes; attachment of gillnet tags: 1 
minute; initial lobster area designations: 5 minutes; requests for 
additional tags: 2 minutes; and notification of lost tags: 3 minutes; 
requests for state quota transfers in the bluefish, summer flounder and 
scup fisheries: 1 hour; GOM cod trip limit exemption: 5 minutes; vessel 
owner single letter option: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 20,825.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $2,536,248 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.

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    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.

Sheleen Dumas,
Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, 
Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-13482 Filed 6-24-19; 8:45 am]
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