[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 227 (Monday, November 26, 2012)]
[Pages 70416-70417]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-28536]



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).

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    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Designation of Fishery Management Council Members and 
Application for Reinstatement of State Authority.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0314.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (revision and extension of a 
current information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 146.
    Average Hours Per Response: Nominations of principal state 
officials and designees, 1 hour; nominations for Council members, 80 
hours per package of 3 nominations, nominees' background information, 
16 hours.
    Burden Hours: 4,607.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for revision and extension of a 
currently approved information collection.
    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act 
(Magnuson-Stevens Act), as amended in 1996, provides for the nomination 
for members of Fishery Management Councils by state governors and 
Indian treaty tribes, for the designation of a principal state fishery 
official who will perform duties under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and 
for a request by a state for reinstatement of state authority over a 
managed fishery. Nominees for council membership must provide the 
governor or tribe with background documentation, which is then 
submitted to NOAA with the nomination. The information submitted with 
these actions will be used to ensure that the requirements of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Act are being met.
    Change: Adobe fillable nomination kits are now available on the 
Council Nomination Web site.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal governments.
    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 19, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-28536 Filed 11-23-12; 8:45 am]