[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 166 (Monday, August 27, 2012)]
[Pages 51753-51754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-20975]



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: Implementation of Vessel Speed Restrictions to Reduce the 
Threat of Ship Collisions with North Atlantic Right Whales.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0580.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 3,047.
    Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 254
    Needs and Uses: This request is for an extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    On October 10, 2008, NMFS published a final rule implementing

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speed restrictions to reduce the incidence and severity of ship 
collisions with North Atlantic right whales (73 FR 60173). That final 
rule contained a collection-of-information requirement subject to the 
Paperwork Reduction act (PRA). Specifically, 50 CFR 224.105(c) requires 
a logbook entry to document that a deviation from the 10-knot speed 
limit was necessary for safe maneuverability under certain conditions: 
because the vessel is in an area where oceanographic, hydrographic and/
or meteorological conditions severely restrict the maneuverability of 
the vessel and the need to operate at such speed is confirmed by the 
pilot on board or, when a vessel is not carrying a pilot, the master of 
the vessel.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: 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: August 22, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-20975 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]