[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Page 6518]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02947]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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: West Coast Region U.S. Pacific Highly Migratory Species Hook 
and Line Logbook.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0223.
    Form Number(s): NOAA 88-197.
    Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 850.
    Average Hours per Response: One hour.
    Burden Hours: 3,400.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved collection.
    Under the Fishery Management Plan for United States (U.S.) West 
Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species (HMS FMP) U.S. fishermen, 
participating in the Pacific Hook and Line fishery (also known as the 
albacore troll and pole-and-line fishery), are required to obtain a 
Highly Migratory Species (HMS) permit. Permit holders are required to 
complete and submit logbooks documenting their daily fishing 
activities, including catch and effort for each fishing trip. Logbook 
forms must be completed within 24 hours of the completion of each 
fishing day and submitted to the Southwest Fisheries Science Center 
(SWFSC) within 30 days of the end of each trip. These data and 
associated analyses help the SWFSC provide fisheries information to 
researchers and the needed management advice to the U.S. in its 
negotiations with foreign fishing nations exploiting HMS.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: For each fishing trip.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: February 8, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02947 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]