[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Page 68734]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27940]



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: Alaska Pacific Halibut Fisheries: Subsistence Registration 
and Marking of Gear.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0460.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 8,598.
    Average Hours per Response: Registration, 10 minutes; gear marking, 
15 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 1,709.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of information 
collection requirements that are part of the program for the Pacific 
halibut subsistence fishery. The program includes requirements for 
registration to participate in the fishery and the marking of certain 
types of gear used in this fishery. Eligibility and requirements are 
codified in 50 CFR 300.65. The registration requirement is intended to 
allow qualified persons to practice the long-term, customary, and 
traditional harvest of Pacific halibut for food in a noncommercial 
manner. The gear-marking requirement aids in enforcement and in actions 
related to gear damage or loss. The registration information may be 
submitted by an individual or as a list of multiple individuals from an 
Alaska Native tribe.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal government.
    Frequency: Every two or every four years.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    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 13, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-27940 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]