Agency information collection activities: Proposed collection; comment request,

[Federal Register: May 8, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 89)]

[Notices]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Processed Product Family of Forms; 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 July 7, 1998.

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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Steven Koplin, Fisheries Statistics and Economic Division (F/ST1), Office of Science and Technology, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910. (301) 713-2328.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

  1. Abstract

    This is a survey of fish and shellfish processing plants and firms that sell these products wholesale, and it asks for information on the volume and value of products processed. Wholesalers are asked to identify the top species sold. These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et, seq.) as amended. Data from this survey are used in economic analyses to estimate the capacity and extent of which U.S. fish processors utilize domestic harvest.

  2. Method of Collection

    Form 88-13 is conducted annually via a survey form mailed to fish and shellfish processors. Form 88-13c is conducted monthly via a form mailed to fish reduction plants during the season.

  3. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0018.

    Form Number: 88-13 Fishery Products Report (Annual). 88-13c Fish Meal and Oil Report (Monthly).

    Type of Review: Regular submission.

    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,240.

    Estimated Time Per Response: 30 minutes.

    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 620.

    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: No cost to the public other than the time required to fill out the forms.

  4. 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

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    included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: May 4, 19998 Linda Engelmeier, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and Organization.

    [FR Doc. 98-12245Filed5-7-98; 8:45 am]

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