[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Pages 18313-18314]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06868]



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: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Stakeholder 
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information 
    Number of Respondents: 881.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 147.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection.
    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Council) has adopted 
a five-year strategic communications plan that requires the 
Communications staff to not only implement specific outreach and 
education strategies and tactics to Gulf of Mexico commercial 
fishermen, recreational anglers, NGOs, and others interested in 
fisheries issues, but to also provide a means to evaluate the 
effectiveness and measure the success of specific tactics. In order to 
incorporate these performance metrics into the communications plan, a 
baseline survey is necessary to identify current attitudes, awareness, 
and communication gaps. This information will help us establish a point 
from which we can evaluate and measure program effectiveness and 
    The information collected by the survey will be used to achieve a 
baseline measurement of the effectiveness of current Council 
communications. The survey will be conducted by council staff through a 
Web-based survey. A survey link will be emailed to stakeholders, posted 
on the Council Web site, and published in the Council blog. The link 
will also be made available through our smart phone regulations Apps 
and Facebook page. A follow-up survey will be conducted within 2-3 
years of the initial survey.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time and two to three years later.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    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

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within 30 days of publication of this notice to [email protected].

    Dated: March 21, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06868 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]