Federal Register: October 1, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 190)NoticesPage 53339From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
I.D.092799FHighly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting
AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.
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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 30, 1999. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 5327, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230 (or via Internet at LEngelme@doc.gov).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Kimberly Dawson, Highly Migratory Species Management Division, NMFS, NOAA, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-713-2328.
Tournament operators planning to hold tournaments targeting Atlantic highly migratory species (i.e., tunas, billfish, swordfish, sharks) will be required to register their tournaments with NMFS at least 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the tournament. Tournament operators who have held tournaments targeting Atlantic highly migratory species will be required to submit summary reports on landings of Atlantic highly migratory species to NMFS. International treaty obligations pertaining to catch monitoring and provision of scientific information for these species require a comprehensive reporting program.
II. Method of Collection
The information required will be transcribed on registration and reporting forms provided by NMFS. Completed forms are mailed to NMFS.
OMB Number: 0648-0323. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected public: Individuals, business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Time Per Response: 2 minutes to complete a tournament registration form and 20 minutes to complete a tournament landings report. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 110. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 (no capital expenditures).
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 technology.
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: September 24, 1999. Linda Engelmeier, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Chief Information Officer.
FR Doc. 99-25572Filed9-30-99; 8:45 amBILLING CODE 3510-22-F