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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 Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Title: Northeast Multispecies Framework Adjustment 40-A Permit Information Data Collection.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0501.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: -557. This is a further reduction to the previous reduction of -2,094, which was due to the accounting for much of the information collection under other requirements. This latest reduction results from corrections to previous calculations.

Number of Respondents: 997.

Average Hours Per Response: 2 minutes.

Needs and Uses: This submission requests renewal of the information collection approval for measures contained in Framework Adjustment 40-A and approved under OMB Control No. 0648-0501. Framework Adjustment 40-A included the following measures: (1) A Category B (regular) days-at-sea Pilot Program; (2) Closed Area I Hookgear Special Access Program (SAP); (3) Eastern United States/Canada SAP Pilot Program; and (4) Modifications to the Western United States/Canada Area Regulations.

Affected Public: business or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households.

Frequency: Annually and 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 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: March 24, 2005.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-6236 Filed 3-29-05; 8:45 am]