[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 99 (Tuesday, May 22, 2001)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28149-28150]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-12869]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051701D]


Foreign Fishing Gear Identification Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Proposed information collection; comment request.

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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, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 
(c)(2)(A)).

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 23, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Madeleine Clayton, 
Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 
6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230 (or via 
Internet at MClayton@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Bob Dickinson, F/SF4, Room 13304, 1315 East-West 
Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-2276, ext. 154).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Regulations at 50 CFR 600.503 require that foreign fishing vessels 
that deploy gear that is not physically and continuously attached to 
the vessel must mark that gear with a buoy displaying the vessel 
identification number of the vessel and attach a light visible for 2 
miles on a night with good visibility. The marking of gear aids law 
enforcement and enables other fishermen to report on gear placed in 
unauthorized areas.
    There currently are no foreign vessels authorized to do fishing 
that would be subject to this requirement.

II. Method of Collection

    No information is collected.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0354.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 0.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes per marking.
    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.


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    Dated: May 15, 2001.
Madeleine Clayton,
Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief 
Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 01-12869 Filed 5-21-01; 8:45 am]
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