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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the Start Printed Page 33974following 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: High Seas Fishing Vessel Reporting Requirements.

Form Number(s): None.

OMB Approval Number: 0648-0349.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 850.

Number of Respondents: 550.

Average Hours per Response: Report for days fished, 5 minutes; for negative reporting (no fishing that day), 1 minute.

Needs and Uses: Vessels licensed under the High Seas Fishing Compliance Act are required to report their catch and effort (logbooks) when fishing on the high seas. Monthly negative reports are required if not fishing. These logbooks are not required if the vessel is already reporting catches and effort under other National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) regulations. The information is needed for fishery management and to provide data to international organizations.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

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: June 11, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-13440 Filed 6-13-08; 8:45 am]