Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 247 (Thursday, December 26, 2019)]
[Page 70954]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2019-27743]
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: American Lobster--Annual Trap Transfer Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0673.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Regular.
    Number of Respondents: 102.
    Average Hours Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 17.
    Needs and Uses: NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
collects annual application forms from lobster permit holders who wish
to buy and/or sell Area 2, 3, or Outer Cape Area trap allocation
through the Trap Transfer Program. The transfer applications are only
accepted during a 2-month period (from August 1 through September 30)
each year, and the revised allocations for each participating lobster
permit resulting from the transfers become effective at the start of
the following Federal lobster fishing year on May 1. Both the seller
and buyer of the traps are required to sign the application form, which
includes each permit holder's permit and vessel information, the number
of traps sold, and the revised number of traps received by the buyer,
inclusive of the amount removed according to the transfer tax. Both
parties must sign the form as an agreement to the number of traps in
the transfer. The parties must date the document and show that the
transferring permit holder has sufficient allocation to transfer and
the permit holder receiving the traps has sufficient room under any
applicable trap cap. This information allows NMFS to process and track
transfers of lobster trap allocations through the Trap Transfer
Program, and better enables the monitoring and management of the
American lobster fishery as a whole.
    Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit organizations;
Individuals or households; Federal government; and State, Local, or
Tribal government.
    Frequency: Once per transaction.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at
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.
Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information
Officer, Commerce Department.
[FR Doc. 2019-27743 Filed 12-23-19; 8:45 am]