National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Written comments must be submitted on or before May 15, 2006.
Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Patricia Lawson, (301) 713-2289 or at Patricia.Lawson@noaa.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Reporting injury to and/or mortalities of marine mammals is mandated under section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This information is required to determine the impacts of commercial fishing on marine mammal populations. This information is also used to categorize commercial fisheries into Categories I, II, or III. The participants in the first two categories have to be authorized to take marine mammals, while those in Category III are exempt from that requirement. All categories must report injuries or mortalities on a National Marine Fisheries Service form.
II. Method of Collection
Reports are required from participants, and methods of submittal include Internet, mail and facsimile transmission of paper forms.
OMB Number: 0648-0292.
Form Number: None.
Type of Review: Regular submission.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; and business or other for-profit organizations.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 200.
Estimated Time per Response: 15 minutes.
Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.
Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.
IV. Request for Comments
Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including Start Printed Page 13586whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record.Start Signature
Dated: March 10, 2006.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E6-3768 Filed 3-15-06; 8:45 am]
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