[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 217 (Thursday, November 8, 2012)]
[Page 66951]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-27264]

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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: Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and 
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0323.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 300.
    Average Hours per Response: Registration, 2 minutes; reporting, 20 
    Burden Hours: 110.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension under 
the provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), NOAA's National Marine 
Fisheries Service (NMFS) is responsible for management of the nation's 
marine fisheries. Existing regulations require operators of tournaments 
involving Atlantic highly migratory species (HMS), specifically 
Atlantic swordfish, sharks, billfish, and tunas, to register four weeks 
in advance of the tournament. Operators must provide contact 
information and the tournament's date(s), location(s), and target HMS. 
If selected by NMFS, operators are required to submit an HMS tournament 
summary report within seven days after tournament fishing has ended. 
Most of the catch data in the summary report is routinely collected in 
the course of regular tournament operations. NMFS uses the data to 
estimate the total annual catch of HMS and the impact of tournament 
operations in relation to other types of fishing activities. In 
addition, HMS tournament registration provides a method for tournament 
operators to request educational and regulatory outreach materials from 
    Revision: There have been changes to the forms, to simplify 
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, 
individuals or households.
    Frequency: Annually and 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: November 2, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-27264 Filed 11-7-12; 8:45 am]