[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 51 (Thursday, March 15, 2012)]
[Pages 15355-15356]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-6227]



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: Application Forms for Membership on a National Marine 
Sanctuary Advisory Council.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0397.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 520.
    Average Hours Per Response: One hour.
    Burden Hours: 520.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    Section 315 of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 
1445a) allows the Secretary of Commerce to establish one or more 
advisory councils to provide advice to the Secretary regarding the 
designation and management of national marine sanctuaries. Advisory 
councils are individually chartered for each sanctuary to meet the 
needs of that sanctuary. Once an advisory council has been chartered, 
the sanctuary superintendent starts a process to recruit members for 
that council by providing notice to the public and requesting 
interested parties to apply for the available seat(s) (e.g., Research, 
Education) and position(s) (i.e., council member or alternate). The 
information obtained through this application process will be used to 
determine the qualifications of the applicant for membership on the 
sanctuary advisory council.
    Two application forms are currently associated with this 
information collection: (a) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 
Application form; and (b) National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council 
Youth Seat Application form. Revision: These application forms have 
been revised to ensure consistency between forms, as well as clarify 
the information

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and supplemental materials to be submitted by applicants. Application 
form instructions specify requirements imposed upon the agency when 
reviewing applicants as potential council members or alternates, 
including the need to assess potential conflicts of interest (or other 
issues) and the applicant's status as a federally-registered lobbyist. 
Specific questions posed to applicants have been reordered, reworded 
and, at times, condensed to improve the organization of applicant 
responses and, thereby, simplify the applicant review process.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions, Federal government.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
    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.

    Dated: March 9, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-6227 Filed 3-14-12; 8:45 am]