[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
[Pages 26743-26744]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10907]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Atlantic Highly 
Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting

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 July 6, 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 JJessup@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Katie Davis, (727) 824-5399 or Katie.Davis@noaa.gov.


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
    Under the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation 
and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), NOAA's National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the nation's 
marine fisheries. Existing regulations require operators of tournaments 
involving Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS), specifically 
Atlantic swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas, to register four weeks 
in advance of the tournament. Operators must provide contact 
information and the tournament's date(s), location(s), and target HMS. 
If selected by NMFS, operators are required to submit an HMS tournament 
summary report within seven days after tournament fishing has ended. 
Most of the catch data in the summary report is routinely collected in 
the course of regular tournament operations. NMFS uses the data to 
estimate the total annual catch of HMS and the impact of tournament 
operations in relation to other types of fishing activities. In 
addition, HMS tournament registration provides a method for tournament 
operators to request educational and regulatory outreach materials from 

II. Method of Collection

    Operators have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0323.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 300.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Tournament registration, 2 minutes; 
tournament summary reporting, 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 110.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $135 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

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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: May 2, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10907 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]