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 Bycatch Reduction Device Certification Family of Forms.
Form Number(s): None.
OMB Approval Number: 0648-0345.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Burden Hours: 6,899.
Number of Respondents: 32.
Average Hours Per Response: 1.3 hours (78 minutes).
Needs and Uses: Any person seeking to obtain certification for bycatch reduction devices to be used on shrimp vessels in the Gulf of Mexico or South Atlantic must apply for authorization to conduct tests and submit the test results. Any person seeking certification to be an observer for such tests in the Gulf of Mexico must file an application and provide two references. The information is needed for NOAA to determine if the equipment meets the standards that would allow its use in commercial fisheries.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
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 dHynek@doc.gov).
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 David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov.Start Signature
Dated: March 24, 2005.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-6231 Filed 3-29-05; 8:45 am]
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