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The Department of Commerce has submitted 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: Northeast Red Crab Vessel Trip and IVR Reports.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: None.

Type of Request: Emergency submission.

Burden Hours: 26.

Number of Respondents: 10.

Average Hours Per Response: 5 minutes for a Vessel Trip Report, 4 minutes for a Interactive Voice Response Report.

Needs and Uses: Fishermen who have obtained a Letter of Authorization in order to fish for, catch, possess, transport, land, or process at sea more than 100 pounds of red crab from the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone of the western Atlantic Ocean must submit Vessel Trip Reports (logbooks) on their fishing catch and effort and Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system reports on their catch. IVR reports are made weekly to allow closer monitoring of catch than is possible through the monthly submission of the Vessel Trip Reports. These requirements are needed to manage the fishery and prevent overfishing.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations, individuals or households.

Frequency: Weekly for IVR report, monthly for a Vessel Trip Report.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Madeleine Clayton, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6086, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Room 10202, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: April 24, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 01-10655 Filed 4-27-01; 8:45 am]