[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2012)]
[Pages 34396-34398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14124]



Coast Guard


Collection of Information under Review by Office of Management 
and Budget

AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.

ACTION: Thirty-day notice requesting comments.


SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 the 
U.S. Coast Guard is forwarding an Information Collection Request (ICR), 
abstracted below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting approval for 
the following collection of information: 1625-NEW, Coast Guard Living 
Marine Resources (LMR) Enforcement Survey. Our ICR describes the 
information we seek to collect from the public. Review and comments by 
OIRA ensure we only impose paperwork burdens commensurate with our 
performance of duties.

DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard and OIRA on or before July 
11, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket 
number [USCG-2012-0044] to the Docket Management Facility (DMF) at the 
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or to OIRA. To avoid 
duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following means:
    (1) Online: (a) To Coast Guard docket at http://www.regulations.gov. (b) To OIRA by email via: [email protected] .
    (2) Mail: (a) DMF (M-30), DOT, West Building Ground Floor, Room 
W12-140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590-0001. (b) To 
OIRA, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503, attention Desk Officer 
for the Coast Guard.
    (3) Hand Delivery: To DMF address above, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The telephone number is 
    (4) Fax: (a) To DMF, 202-493-2251. (b) To OIRA at 202-395-6566. To 
ensure your comments are received in a timely manner, mark the fax, 
attention Desk Officer for the Coast Guard.
    The DMF maintains the public docket for this Notice. Comments and 
material received from the public, as well as documents mentioned in 
this Notice as being available in the docket, will become part of the 
docket and will be

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available for inspection or copying at room W12-140 on the West 
Building Ground Floor, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. You may also find the docket on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov.
    A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the Internet 
at http://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: 
Commandant (CG-611), Attn: Paperwork Reduction Act Manager, U.S. Coast 
Guard, 2100 2nd St SW., Stop 7101, Washington DC 20593-7101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Kenlinishia Tyler, Office of 
Information Management, telephone 202-475-3652 or fax 202-475-3929, for 
questions on these documents. Contact Ms. Renee V. Wright, Program 
Manager, Docket Operations, 202-366-9826, for questions on the docket.


Public Participation and Request for Comments

    This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to 
OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard 
collection of information (Collection). The ICR contains information 
describing the Collection's purpose, the Collection's likely burden on 
the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, 
and other important information describing the Collection. There is one 
ICR for each Collection.
    The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be 
granted based on the Collections being necessary for the proper 
performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard 
would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the 
Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; 
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information 
subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the 
Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. These comments 
will help OIRA determine whether to approve the ICR referred to in this 
    We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments 
and related materials. Comments to Coast Guard or OIRA must contain the 
OMB Control Number of the ICR. They must also contain the docket number 
of this request, [USCG 2012-0044], and must be received by July 11, 
2012. We will post all comments received, without change, to http://www.regulations.gov. They will include any personal information you 
provide. We have an agreement with DOT to use their DMF. Please see the 
``Privacy Act'' paragraph below.

Submitting Comments

    If you submit a comment, please include the docket number [USCG-
2012-0044], indicate the specific section of the document to which each 
comment applies, providing a reason for each comment. You may submit 
your comments and material online (via http://www.regulations.gov), by 
fax, mail, or hand delivery, but please use only one of these means. If 
you submit a comment online via www.regulations.gov, it will be 
considered received by the Coast Guard when you successfully transmit 
the comment. If you fax, hand deliver, or mail your comment, it will be 
considered as having been received by the Coast Guard when it is 
received at the DMF. We recommend you include your name, mailing 
address, an email address, or other contact information in the body of 
your document so that we can contact you if we have questions regarding 
your submission.
    You may submit comments and material by electronic means, mail, 
fax, or delivery to the DMF at the address under ADDRESSES, but please 
submit them by only one means. To submit your comment online, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov, and type ``USCG-2012-0044'' in the 
``Keyword'' box. If you submit your comments by mail or hand delivery, 
submit them in an unbound format, no larger than 8[frac12] by 11 
inches, suitable for copying and electronic filing. If you submit 
comments by mail and would like to know that they reached the Facility, 
please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard or envelope. We will 
consider all comments and material received during the comment period 
and will address them accordingly.

Viewing Comments and Documents

    To view comments, as well as documents mentioned in this Notice as 
being available in the docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov, click 
on the ``read comments'' box, which will then become highlighted in 
blue. In the ``Keyword'' box insert ``USCG-2012-0044'' and click 
``Search.'' Click the ``Open Docket Folder'' in the ``Actions'' column. 
You may also visit the DMF in Room W12-140 on the ground floor of the 
DOT West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590, 
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
    OIRA posts its decisions on ICRs online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain after the comment period for each ICR. An OMB Notice 
of Action on each ICR will become available via a hyperlink in the OMB 
Control Number: 1625-NEW.

Privacy Act

    Anyone can search the electronic form of comments received in 
dockets by the name of the individual submitting the comment (or 
signing the comment, if submitted on behalf of an association, 
business, labor union, etc.). You may review a Privacy Act statement 
regarding Coast Guard public dockets in the January 17, 2008, issue of 
the Federal Register (73 FR 3316).

Previous Request for Comments

    This request provides a 30-day comment period required by OIRA. The 
Coast Guard published the 60-day notice (77 FR 6571, February 8, 2012) 
required by 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2). That Notice elicited one comment 
response. The commenter noted the importance of this information 
elicitation, and recommended executing similar survey efforts on a 
recurring basis. More specifically, the commenter recommended that:
    1. The survey instructions be clarified and remind respondents 
about the potential to receive a raffle prize. The Coast Guard revised 
the introductory paragraph in response to this recommendation.
    2. The survey include a question asking for the proportion or 
percentage of time spent in each fishery. The Coast Guard did not act 
on this recommendation because this information could not be used in 
the scope of the survey design.
    3. The survey include an additional question asking the most recent 
date of active fishing. The Coast Guard has added a question the survey 
to determine the activity level of the respondent in their primary 
fishery in response to this recommendation.
    4. The survey include questions asking respondents directly about 
their activity in the fishery instead of asking about trends the 
fisherman has observed in other fishermen. The Coast Guard did not act 
on this recommendation because this survey approach was chosen 
deliberately to reduce social-desirability bias in responses.
    5. The survey include indications of whether different forms of 
Coast Guard enforcement has been encountered by

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the respondent. Since the Coast Guard has not adjusted the survey to 
the comment outlined in 4, this recommendation does not apply 
as respondents are not specifically asked about their own experiences 
with Coast Guard enforcement.
    6. The survey clarify what animals are managed under the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act. The Coast Guard chose to not change this 
question because (1) an exhaustive list of all marine mammals fishermen 
are likely to encounter would be prohibitively long, and not listing 
marine mammals could prevent respondents from answering the question 
correctly and (2) the majority of fishermen already understand what 
species are covered under the Marine Mammal Protection Act..
    7. The Coast Guard modify the responses to the question ``If a 
National Marine Sanctuary exists in the area where you fish, how doe 
its existence impact the abundance of the fishery's target species?'' 
The Coast Guard has modified this question in response to this 
    8. The Coast Guard provide a single direct link to the survey that 
does not require respondents to go through the Federal Register. This 
was the original intent of the Coast Guard, the PRA package has been 
modified to correctly reflect this.
    9. The Coast Guard include an option for paper surveys to be 
delivered by mail to those who request one. Providing a paper survey 
option is cost prohibitive. The Coast Guard shares the respondent's 
desire to maximize the population for which this survey is accessible, 
and therefore will consider alternate options such as providing 
internet access during public events to complete the survey.
    10. The survey period be extended to better accommodate fishermen 
whose peak fishing coincides with the survey time. The Coast Guard 
agrees with this comment and will keep the survey open for an adequate 
period of time to facilitate survey responses from all fisheries 

Information Collection Request

    Title: Coast Guard Living Marine Resources (LMR) Enforcement 
    OMB Control Number: 1625-NEW.
    Type of Request: New Collection.
    Respondents: U.S. marine fishing permit holders and registered 
saltwater recreational fishermen.
    Abstract: The purpose of this survey is to assess the effectiveness 
of various enforcement techniques available to the U.S. Coast Guard to 
promote compliance with federal LMR regulations. The results of this 
survey will ultimately allow the Coast Guard to link level and type of 
Coast Guard enforcement efforts with compliance decisions made by the 
regulated community.
    Forms: None.
    Burden Estimate: The estimated burden is 3,600 hours.

     Dated: June 1, 2012.
R. E. Day,
Rear Admiral, U.S. Coast Guard, Assistant Commandant for Command, 
Control, Communications, Computers and Information Technology.
[FR Doc. 2012-14124 Filed 6-8-12; 8:45 am]