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: Reporting Requirements for Commercial Fisheries Authorization Start Printed Page 43670under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
OMB Control Number: 0648-0292.
Form Number(s): NA.
Type of Request: Regular submission.
Number of Respondents: 200.
Average Hours per Response: 15 minutes.
Burden Hours: 50.
Needs and Uses: The reporting injury and/or mortalities of marine mammals is mandated under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This information is required to determine the impacts of commercial fishing on marine mammal populations. This information is also used to categorize commercial fisheries into Category I, II or III. Participants in Categories I and II must be authorized to take marine mammals, while those in Category III are exempt from that requirement. All categories must report injuries or mortalities on the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Marine Mammal Authorization Program marine mammal mortality/injury form.
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 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov).
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 David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov.Start Signature
Dated: August 24, 2009.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-20662 Filed 8-26-09; 8:45 am]
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