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The Department of Commerce will submit 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: Management and Oversight of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0121.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 18,040.

Number of Respondents: 29.

Average Hours Per Response: Applications (additional required documents), 1 hour; annual reports, 5 hours; site nominations, site profiles and management plans, 2,000 hours.

Needs and Uses: The National Estuarine Research Reserve System consists of carefully-selected estuarine areas of the U.S. that are designated, preserved, and managed for research and educational purposes. Information is needed from states to review proposed designations. The sites selected must develop management plans and site profiles. Grantees must submit annual work plans/reports.

Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal Government. Start Printed Page 20502

Frequency: Annual and 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

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 19, 2007.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-7831 Filed 4-24-07; 8:45 am]