[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2012)]
[Pages 30994-30995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12586]



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: Scientific Research, Exempted Fishing, and Exempted 
Educational Activity Submissions.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0309.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 129.
    Average Hours per Response: Scientific research plans, 37 hours; 
scientific research reports, 3 hours; exempted fishing permit (EP) 
requests, 37 hours; EFP reports, 15 hours; exempted educational 
requests, 4 hours; reports, 2 hours.
    Burden Hours: 6,073.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current 
information collection.
    Fishery regulations do not generally affect scientific research 
activities conducted by a scientific research vessel. Persons planning 
to conduct such research are encouraged to submit a scientific research 
plan to ensure that the activities are considered research and not 
fishing. The researchers are requested to submit reports of their 
scientific research activity after its completion. The National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) may also grant exemptions from fishery 
regulations for educational or other activities (e.g., using non-
regulation gear). The applications for these exemptions must be 
submitted, as well as reports on activities.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, not-
for-profit institutions.
    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 18, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-12586 Filed 5-23-12; 8:45 am]