[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 106 (Friday, June 1, 2012)]
[Pages 32496-32497]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-13270]



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

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Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under 
Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0293.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 800.
    Average Hours per Response: Initial registration, 15 minutes; 
renewal, 9 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 180.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current 
information collection.
    The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires any commercial fisher 
operating in Category I and II fisheries to register for a certificate 
of authorization that will allow the fisher to take marine mammals 
incidental to commercial fishing operations. Category I and II 
fisheries are those identified by NOAA as having either frequent or 
occasional takings of marine mammals.
    Some states have integrated the NMFS registration process into the 
existing state fishery registration process and fishers in those 
fisheries do not need to file a separate federal registration. If 
applicable, vessel owners will be notified of this simplified 
registration process when they apply for their state of Federal permit 
or license.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually.
    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 25, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-13270 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]