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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: Emergency Beacon Registrations. -

Form Number(s): None. -

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0295. -

Type of Request: Regular submission. -

Burden Hours: 2,500. -

Number of Respondents: 10,000. -

Average Hours Per Response: 25.

Needs and Uses: An international system exists to use satellites to detect and locate ships, aircraft, or individuals in distress if they are equipped with an emergency radio beacon. Persons purchasing such a beacon must register it with NOAA. The data provided in the registration can assist in identifying who is in trouble and also suppressing the consequences of false alarms.-

Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations, not-for-profit institutions, Federal, State, Local, or Tribal Government. -

Frequency: On occasion. -

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: September 7, 2001.

Madeleine Clayton,

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

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[FR Doc. 01-23181 Filed 9-14-01; 8:45 am]