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: Socio-Economic Assessment of Gulf of Mexico Fisheries under the Limited Access Privilege Program.
OMB Control Number: None.
Form Number(s): NA.
Type of Request: Regular submission (new information collection).
Number of Respondents: 400.
Average Hours per Response: 1 hour.
Burden Hours: 400.
Needs and Uses: The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect demographic, cultural, economic and social information about Gulf of Mexico fisheries managed under the limited access privilege program (LAPP). The collection also intends to inquire about the industry's perceptions, attitudes and beliefs about the performance of the LAPP. The data gathered will be used to describe the social and economic changes brought about by the LAPP, assess the economic performance of the industry under the LAPP, and evaluate the socio-economic impacts of future federal regulatory actions. In addition, the information will be used to strengthen and improve fishery management decision-making, satisfy legal mandates under Executive Order 12866, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other pertinent statues.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Frequency: One time.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
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 6616, 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 OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.Start Signature
Dated: September 10, 2010.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-23043 Filed 9-15-10; 8:45 am]
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