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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: Gear-Marking Requirements for the Harbor Porpoise Take Reduction Plan.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0357.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 21.

Number of Respondents: 25.

Average Hours Per Response: 1 minute per net tagged.

Needs and Uses: Federal regulations at 50 CFR 229.34 limit the number of nets that can be used in certain mid-Atlantic fisheries that appear to be most closely linked with the accidental catch of harbor porpoises. Fishermen in these fisheries must obtain and attach numbered tags for their nets. Because the number of tags per vessel is capped, the tagging program helps to limit the number of nets in use and helps NOAA to identify the number in use.

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

Frequency: Third-party disclosure.

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: July 27, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-19511 Filed 8-3-01; 8:45 am]