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Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Cooperative Charting Programs

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), DOC.




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.

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Written comments must be submitted on or before January 28, 2008.


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

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Ken Forster, 301-713-2737 or

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I. Abstract

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members report observations of changes that require additions, corrections or revisions to Nautical Charts, on the NOAA Form 77-05. The U.S. Power Squadrons use a Web site to report the same information. The information provided is used by NOAA National Ocean Service to maintain and prepare new additions that are used nationwise by commercial and recreational navigators.

II. Method of Collection

Methods of submittal include Internet and facsimile transmission of paper forms.

III. Data

OMB Number: 0648-0022.

Form Number: NOAA 77-5.

Type of Review: Regular submission.

Affected Public: Individuals or households; not-for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,025.

Estimated Time Per Response: 21/2 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,400.

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 whether 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.

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Dated: November 20, 2007.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E7-22995 Filed 11-26-07; 8:45 am]