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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: Southeast Region Gear Identification Requirements.

OMB Control Number: 0648-0359.

Form Number(s): None.

Type of Request: Regular submission.

Burden Hours: 1,806.

Number of Respondents: 961.

Average Hours per Response: Traps,7 minutes; coral rocks, 10 seconds; Spanish mackerel gillnet floats, 20 minutes. Start Printed Page 35636

Needs and Uses: The participants in certain federally-regulated fisheries in the Southeast Region must mark their fishing gear with the vessel's official identification number or permit number (depending on the fishery) and color code. Harvesters of aquaculture live rock must mark or tag the material deposited. The marking may include the use of geologically distinguishable materials. These requirements aid fishery enforcement activities and gear identification of lost or damaged gear and related civil proceedings.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Frequency: Annually.

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 19, 2008.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. E8-14246 Filed 6-23-08; 8:45 am]