[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 39583-39584]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15872]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

15 CFR Part 902

[Docket No. 110819515-3563-03]
RIN 0648-BA98

Fisheries in the Western Pacific; Fishing in the Marianas Trench, 
Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.

ACTION: Final rule; effectiveness of collection-of-information 


SUMMARY: NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) of collection-of-information requirements contained in 
regulations implementing amendments to four western Pacific fishery 
ecosystem plans, relating to fishing in three marine national 
monuments. The intent of this final rule is to inform the public that 
OMB has approved the associated reporting requirements.

DATES: This rule is effective August 1, 2013. The new permit and 
reporting requirements at Sec. Sec.  665.13, 665.14, and 665.16, and 
new Sec. Sec.  665.903(b) and (c), 665.904(b), 665.905, 665.933(b) and 
(c), 665.934(b), 665.935, 665.963(b) and (c), 665.964(b), and 665.965, 
published at 78 FR 32996 (June 3, 2013), have been approved by OMB and 
are effective on August 1, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or 
other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained 
in this final rule may be submitted to NMFS, attention Michael D. 
Tosatto, 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Honolulu, HI 96814, and to OMB by email 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax to 202-395-7285.

Region (PIR), Sustainable Fisheries, tel 808-944-2108.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 3, 2013, NMFS published in the 
Federal Register a final rule to implement fishing requirements 
contained in Amendment 3 to the Fishery Ecosystem Plan (FEP) for the 
Mariana Archipelago, Amendment 2 to the Pacific Remote Island Areas 
FEP, Amendment 3 to the American Samoa FEP, and Amendment 6 to the 
Pelagic FEP (78 FR 32996). The requirements of that final rule, other 
than the collection-of-information requirements, were effective on July 
3, 2013. OMB approved the collection-of-information requirements on May 
29, 2013; this rule announces the approval and the effective date of 
the requirements.
    Under NOAA Administrative Order 205-11, dated December 17, 1990, 
the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere has delegated authority 
to sign material for publication in the Federal Register to the 
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA.


    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for 
purposes of Executive Order 12866.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is 
required to respond to, and no person shall be subject to penalty for 
failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the 
requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that 
collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control 
    This final rule contains new collection-of-information requirements 
subject to the PRA under OMB Control Number 0648-0664. Specifically, 
non-commercial fishermen and recreational charter fishermen are 
required to obtain Federal permits and complete logbook reports to fish 
in the Marianas Trench, Pacific Remote Islands, and Rose Atoll Marine 
National Monuments. These are

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new requirements, except that non-commercial fishermen in the Pacific 
Remote Islands Monument are subject to existing permit requirements at 
Sec.  665.603, Sec.  665.624, Sec.  665.642, Sec.  665.662 and Sec.  
665.801. The public reporting burden for the new requirements is 
estimated to be 15 minutes to complete a permit application for each 
vessel, and 20 minutes to complete a daily trip log sheet per trip. 
These estimates include time for reviewing instructions, searching 
existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and 
completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments 
regarding these burden estimates or any other aspect of this data 
collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to NMFS (see 
ADDRESSES) and to OMB by email to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax 
to 202-395-7285.

List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 902

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Dated: June 27, 2013.
Alan D. Risenhoover,
Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, performing the functions and 
duties of the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, 
National Marine Fisheries Service.

    For the reasons set out in the preamble, 15 CFR part 902 is amended 
as follows:


1. The authority citation for part 902 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.

2. In Sec.  902.1, amend the table in paragraph (b), under the entry 
``50 CFR'' by revising the entries for Sec. Sec.  665.13, 665.14, and 
665.16, and adding new entries for Sec. Sec.  665.905, 665.935, and 
665.965, to read as follows:

Sec.  902.1  OMB control numbers assigned pursuant to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *

     CFR part or section where the
 information collection requirement is   Current OMB control number (all
                located                     numbers begin with 0648-)
                              * * * * * * *
50 CFR.................................  ...............................
                              * * * * * * *
665.13.................................  -0463, -0490, -0577, -0584, -
                                          0586, -0589, and -0664
665.14.................................  -0214, -0462, -0577, -0584, -
                                          0586, -0589, and -0664
665.16.................................  -0361, -0584, -0586, -0589, and
                              * * * * * * *
665.905................................  -0664
665.935................................  -0664
665.965................................  -0664
                              * * * * * * *

[FR Doc. 2013-15872 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]