[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 120 (Thursday, June 21, 2012)]
[Page 37387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15127]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Understanding 
Recreational Angler Attitudes and Preferences for Saltwater Fishing

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 August 20, 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 Kristy Wallmo, 301-427-8190 or kristy.wallmo@noaa.gov.


I. Abstract

    This request is for a new collection of information.
    The objective of the survey will be to understand the range of 
attitudes, preferences, and concerns that recreational anglers hold 
towards saltwater fishing.
    The National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Science and 
Technology will conduct this survey to improve our understanding of 
anglers' expectations and how they may change with fish stock recovery. 
As more stocks recover, the survey is well-timed to inform fisheries 
management on anglers' satisfaction with current management and the 
types of goals and objectives that should be pursued (e.g., in 
developing guidelines). Results of the survey will be used to inform 
fisheries management and planning and establish a baseline for outreach 
and education.

II. Method of Collection

    The survey will be conducted using two modes: mail and Internet.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (request for a new information 
    Affected Public: Individual recreational fishing permit holders.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 6,000.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,000.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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 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 
    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: June 15, 2012,
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-15127 Filed 6-20-12; 8:45 am]