[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2013)]
[Page 7402]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02146]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Paperwork 
Submissions Under the Coastal Zone Management Act Federal Consistency 

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to David Kaiser, 603-862-2719 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
    A number of paperwork submissions are required by the Coastal Zone 
Management Act (CZMA) federal consistency provision, 16 U.S.C. 1456, 
and by NOAA to provide a reasonable, efficient and predictable means of 
complying with CZMA requirements. The requirements are detailed in 15 
CFR part 930. The information will be used by coastal states with 
federally-approved Coastal Zone Management Programs to determine if 
Federal agency activities, Federal license or permit activities, and 
Federal assistance activities that affect a state's coastal zone are 
consistent with the states' programs. Information will also be used by 
NOAA and the Secretary of Commerce for appeals to the Secretary by non-
federal applicants regarding State CZMA objections to federal license 
or permit activities.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents have a choice of either electronic or paper forms. 
Methods of submittal include email of electronic forms, and mail and 
facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0411.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; business or 
other for-profit organizations; individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,334.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Applications/certifications and state 
preparation of objection or concurrence letters, 8 hours each; state 
requests for review of unlisted activities, 4 hours; public notices, 1 
hour; remedial action and supplemental review, 6 hours; listing 
notices, 1 hour; interstate listing notices, 30 hours; mediation, 2 
hours; appeals to the Secretary of Commerce, 210 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,799.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $9,024 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 28, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-02146 Filed 1-31-13; 8:45 am]