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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: Billfish Tagging Report.

Form Number(s): 88-162.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0009.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 104.

Number of Respondents: 1,250.

Average Hours Per Response: 5 minutes.

Needs and Uses: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center operates an angler-based billfish tagging program. Tagging supplies are provided to volunteers. When a fish catch and tag occurs, a brief report is submitted on the fish tagged and the location of tagging. The information obtained is used in conjunction with tag returns to determine billfish migration patterns, Start Printed Page 19809mortality rates, and similar information useful in the management of the billfish fisheries.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Frequency: On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

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 7, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-7651 Filed 4-10-08; 8:45 am]