[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 2, 2013)]
[Pages 19648-19649]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07624]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Northeast 
Region Dealer Purchase Reports

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 June 3, 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 Ulmer, (757) 723-0303 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a current information collection.
    Federally permitted dealers, and any individual acting in the 
capacity of a dealer, must submit to NOAA's National Marine Fisheries 
Service (NMFS) Regional Administrator or to the official designee a 
detailed report of all fish purchased or received for a commercial 
purpose, other than solely for transport on land by one of the 
available electronic reporting mechanisms approved by NMFS. The 
information obtained is used by economists, biologists, and managers in 
the management of the fisheries. The data collection parameters are 
consistent with the current requirements for Federal dealers under the 
authority of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management 

II. Method of Collection

    Dealers submit purchase information through an electronic process 
by either the Web-based system as administered by the Atlantic Coast 
Cooperative Statistics Program, the computer-based

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trip ticket program issued by the NMFS or through a NMF- approved 
proprietary mechanism, a private industry program which has met NMFS 
requirements in being able to enter data and submit files in accordance 
to NMFS regulations.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0229.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 781.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 4 minutes per fishing trip.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,643.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $460,200 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 28, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-07624 Filed 4-1-13; 8:45 am]