[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Page 12941]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5261]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Virginia 
Modified Pound Net Leader Inspection Program

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 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Carrie Upite, (978) 282-8475 or carrie.upite@noaa.gov/.


I. Abstract

    This action would continue an inspection program for modified pound 
net leaders in the Virginia waters of the mainstem Chesapeake Bay. 
Pound net fishermen must call the National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS) to arrange for a meeting. At the meeting, they must allow for 
the inspection of gear to ensure the modified leader meets the 
definition of a modified pound net leader, as described in the 
regulations (Sec.  222.102). This inspection program is necessary to 
provide fishermen with the insurance that their leaders meet the 
regulatory definition of a modified pound net leader before setting 
their gear, provide managers with the knowledge that the offshore 
leaders in a portion of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay are configured in a 
sea turtle-safe manner, and aid in enforcement efforts.

II. Method of Collection

    Reports may be made by telephone and in-person meetings.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0559.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 19.
    Estimated Time per Response: 70 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 70 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $102.50.

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 3, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-5261 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]