[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 27 (Thursday, February 9, 2012)]
[Pages 6785-6786]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2943]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; List of Gear by 
Fisheries and Fishery Management Council

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


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 April 9, 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 [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Paula N. Evans (301) 427-8557 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
    Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and 
Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) [16 U.S.C. 1801 
et seq.], as amended by the Sustainable Fisheries Act [Pub. L. 104-
297], the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) is required to publish a 
list of all fisheries under authority of each Regional

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Fishery management Council (Council) and all such fishing gear used in 
such fisheries (see section 305(a) of the Magnuson-Stevens Act). The 
list has been published and appears in 50 CFR 600.725(v). Any person 
wishing to use gear not on the list, or engage in a fishery not on the 
list, must provide the appropriate Council or the Secretary, in the 
case of Atlantic highly migratory species, with 90 days of advance 
notice. If the Secretary takes no action to prohibit such a fishery or 
use of such a gear, the person may proceed.

II. Method of Collection

    The respondent provides written notice. No form is used.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0346.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6.
    Estimated Time per Response: 90 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 15 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $30 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 
    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: February 3, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-2943 Filed 2-8-12; 8:45 am]