[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 18, 2012)]
[Pages 57556-57557]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22944]



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: Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation Outreach Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0594.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (revision of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 156.
    Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 79.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a revision of a current 
information collection.

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    The objective of these surveys is to assess the level of awareness 
on issues related to regulations preventing feeding/harassment of wild 
bottlenose dolphins, which are protected under the Marine Mammal 
Protection Act. In particular, the surveys are designed to determine 
what commercial businesses and the general public know about specific 
regulations prohibiting feeding and harassment of bottlenose dolphins, 
and how they gained their knowledge and/or perceptions on the topic. 
The first survey was conducted in Panama City, Florida, where numerous 
incidences of dolphin harassment and feeding are continually 
documented.Revision: The intent is to use this survey in one to two 
other geographic areas of the southeast region that are also ``hot-
spots'' for dolphin harassment and feeding activities to gain a similar 
understanding and ensure outreach messages are appropriate for intended 
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will request information 
from local residents, tourists, and commercial businesses through a 
one-time survey in the geographic location(s) identified in the 
revision supporting statement. This information, upon receipt, will be 
used to develop effective and better-targeted outreach efforts in order 
to enhance bottlenose dolphin conservation in the southeast United 
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    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 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: September 13, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-22944 Filed 9-17-12; 8:45 am]