[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 45 (Thursday, March 7, 2013)]
[Page 14775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05332]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of 
Charter Boat and Headboat Angler Interactions With Sea Turtles

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 May 6, 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 Sara McNulty, (301) 427-8402 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for a new collection.
    The collection of recreational fishing bycatch data is necessary to 
fulfill statutory requirements of Section 303 of the Magnuson-Stevens 
Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1852 et. seq.), 
Section 401 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 
Reauthorization Act, and to comply with Executive Order 12962 on 
Recreational Fisheries. Additionally, the Endangered Species Act of 
1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) imposed prohibitions against the taking 
of endangered species as the sea turtle. This collection will seek to 
better understand the nature and overall level of sea turtle 
interactions with recreational anglers on charter boat and headboats. 
The information collected will be used to develop more reliable bycatch 

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents will be asked to fill out a paper form and return via 

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (new collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,990.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 332.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 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: March 4, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-05332 Filed 3-6-13; 8:45 am]