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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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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: Pacific Albacore Logbook.

Form Number(s): NOAA Form 88-197.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0223.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 400.

Number of Respondents: 400.

Average Hours Per Response: 1.

Needs and Uses: Fishermen participating in the Pacific albacore tuna fishery are asked to voluntarily complete and submit logbooks documenting their catch and effort on fishing trips. Persons possessing High Seas Fishing Compliance Act permits are required to submit such logbooks. The information obtained is used by the agency to assess the status of albacore stocks and to monitor the fishery.

Affected Public: Business and other for-profit organizations.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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: January 10, 2002.

Madeleine Clayton,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-1398 Filed 1-17-02; 8:45 am]