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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: Southwest Region Gear Identification Requirements.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0360.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 1,420.

Number of Respondents: 232.

Average Hours Per Response: Two minutes.

Needs and Uses: This collection of information covers regulatory requirements for fishing gear identification authorized under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act. The regulations specify that fishing gear must be marked with the vessel's official identification number. The regulations further specify how the gear is to be marked, e.g., location and visibility. Vessels in the western Pacific pelagic longline and Northwestern Hawaiian Islands crustacean fisheries are affected. This information is used for enforcement purposes, and for purposes of gear identification concerning damage, loss, and civil proceedings.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; and 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 Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 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, FAX number (202) 395-7285, or

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Dated: November 3, 2004.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 04-25086 Filed 11-9-04; 8:45 am]