[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2012)]
[Page 26736]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-10908]



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: Permitting, Vessel Identification, and Reporting 
Requirements for Deepwater Shrimp Fisheries in the Western Pacific 
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0586.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 10.
    Average Hours per Response: Permit applications/renewals, 30 
minutes; logbooks, 10 minutes per trip; vessel identification, 45 
    Burden Hours: 180.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    Under the Code of Federal Regulations in Title 50, Part 665, all 
vessel owners who fish for deepwater shrimp (Heterocarpus spp.), or 
land these species in ports, in the western Pacific region must obtain 
a Federal permit from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). 
They must also mark their vessels for identification. Vessel operators 
must submit NMFS logbook reports of their fishing activity to NMFS 
within 72 hours of the end of each fishing trip.
    The information collected is used to identify participants in the 
fishery, document fishing activities and landings, determine the 
conditions of the stocks, assess the effectiveness of management 
measures, evaluate the benefits and costs of changes in management 
measures, and monitor and respond to accidental takes of protected 
species, including seabirds, turtles, and marine mammals.
    Vessel owners must identify their vessels to assist in aerial and 
at-sea enforcement of fishing regulations.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    OMB Desk Officer: [email protected].
    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 
[email protected]).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected].

    Dated: May 2, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-10908 Filed 5-4-12; 8:45 am]