National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce.
Final rule; effectiveness 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 Amendment 13 to the Fishery Management Plan for Crustacean Fisheries of the Western Pacific Region. The intent of this final rule is to inform the public that the associated permitting and reporting requirements have been approved by OMB.
This rule is effective June 29, 2009. The amendments to 50 CFR 665.13, 665.41, and 665.42, published at 73 FR 70603 (November 21, 2008) and corrected at 73 FR 75622 (December 12, 2008) have been approved by OMB and are effective on June 29, 2009.
Written comments regarding the burden-hour estimates or other aspects of the collection-of-information requirements contained in this final rule may be submitted to William L. Robinson, Administrator, NMFS Pacific Islands Region (PIR), 1601 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96814-4700, and to David Rostker, OMB, by e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax to 202-395-7285.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brett Wiedoff, Sustainable Fisheries Division, NMFS PIR, 808-944-2272.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
This Federal Register document is also accessible at www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/.
A final rule for Amendment 13 was published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008 (73 FR 70603), and an associated correction notice was published on December 12, 2008 (73 FR 75622). The requirements of that final rule, other than the collection-of-information requirements, were effective on December 22, 2008. Because OMB approval of the collection-of-information requirements had not been received by the date that final rule was published, the effective date of the associated permitting and reporting requirements in that rule was delayed. OMB approved the collection-of-information requirements contained in the final rule on May 1, 2009.
Under NOAA Administrative Order 205-11, dated December 17, 1990, the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere has delegated authority to sign material for publication in the Federal Register to the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA.
This final rule has been determined to be not significant for purposes of Executive Order 12866.
Notwithstanding any other provision of the law, no person is required to respond to, and no person shall be subject to penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number.
This final rule contains new collection-of-information requirements subject to the PRA under OMB Control Number 0648-0586. The public reporting burden for these requirements is estimated to be 0.5 hours per permit applicant, with permit renewals requiring an additional 0.5 hours annually, approximately 10 min per vessel per fishing day to complete Federal catch reports. These estimates include time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding these burden estimates or any other aspect of this data collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to William L. Robinson (see ADDRESSES), or by e-mail to David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax to 202-395-7285.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 15 CFR Part 902End List of Subjects
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.Start Signature
Dated: May 21, 2009
Deputy Assistant Administrator For Operations, National Marine Fisheries Service.
For the reasons set out in the preamble,End Amendment Part
15 CFR CHAPTER IXStart 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, amend the table in paragraph (b), under the entry “50 CFR” by revising the entries for “§ 665.13”, “§ 665.14”, “§ 665.16” and “§ 665.41” to read as follows:End Amendment Part
(b) * * *
|CFR part or section where the information collection requirement is located||Current OMB control number (all numbers begin with 0648-)|
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|* * * * *|
|665.13||-0490, and 0586|
|665.14||-0214, and 0586|
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|665.16||-0360, and 0586|
|* * * * *|
|665.41||-0490, and 0586|
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[FR Doc. E9-12428 Filed 5-28-09; 8:45 am]
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