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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: Southeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0358.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 5,350.

Number of Respondents: 7,000.

Average Hours Per Response: 45 minutes to mark vessel identification numbers (15 minutes for each of three locations) and 30 minutes to mark fish trap vessel color codes (10 minutes for each of three locations).

Needs and Uses: Regulations at 50 CFR 622.6 and 640.6 require that all vessels with Federal permits to fish in the Southeast display the vessel's official number and, in some cases, a color code. The markings must be in a specific size at specified locations. The display of the identifying markings aids in fishery law enforcement.

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: February 14, 2002.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 02-4278 Filed 2-21-02; 8:45 am]