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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: Highly Migratory Species Tournament Registration and Reporting.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0323.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 83.

Number of Respondents: 300.

Average Hours Per Response: Two minutes for tournament registration and twenty minutes for tournament reporting.

Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service) would require that operators of fishing tournaments involving Atlantic Highly Migratory Species (HMS) provide advance identification of the tournament (registration) and then, for selected tournaments, provide summary information after the tournament is completed (reporting) on the HMS caught, whether they were kept or released, the length and weight of the fish, and other information. Most of the data required for post-tournament reporting is already collected in the routine course of tournament operations. The data collected is needed by NOAA Fisheries Service to estimate the total annual catch of these species, to evaluate the impact of tournament fishing in relation to other types of fishing, and to evaluate the impact of HMS management measures on tournament operations.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; not-for-profit institutions.

Frequency: 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: April 24, 2006.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E6-6382 Filed 4-27-06; 8:45 am]