National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Final rule; OMB approval of collection-of-information requirements.
NMFS announces approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of collection-of-information requirements contained in regulations implementing speed restrictions to reduce the incidence and severity of ship collisions with North Atlantic right whales.
Effective December 9, 2008.
Written comments regarding burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule may be submitted to NMFS, Office of Protected Resources, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Gregory Silber, Ph.D., or Shannon Bettridge, Ph.D., Fishery Biologists, Office of Protected Resources, NMFS, at (301) 713-2322.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This Federal Register document is also accessible at the Web site of the Office of the Federal Register: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html.
On October 10, 2008, NMFS published a final rule implementing speed restrictions to reduce the incidence and severity of ship collisions with North Atlantic right whales (73 FR 60173). That final rule contained a collection-of-information requirement subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) that had not yet been approved by OMB. Specifically, 50 CFR 224.105(c) requires a logbook entry to document that a deviation from the 10-knot speed limit was necessary for safe maneuverability under certain conditions.
On October 30, 2008, OMB approved the collection-of-information requirements contained in the October 10, 2008, final rule. NMFS announces that the collection-of-information requirements are approved under Control Number 0648-0580, with an expiration date of April 30, 2009.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 902End List of Subjects Start Signature
Dated: December 1, 2008.
Samuel D. Rauch III,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Programs, National Marine Fisheries Service.
For the reasons stated in the preamble,End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 902—NOAA INFORMATION COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT: OMB CONTROL NUMBERSEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 902 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. In § 902.1, the table in paragraph (b) under “50 CFR” is amended by adding a new entry in numerical order to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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[FR Doc. E8-28874 Filed 12-4-08; 8:45 am]
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