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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: Northeast Region Vessel Identification Requirements.

OMB Control Number: 0648-0350.

Form Number(s): NA.

Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection).

Number of Respondents: 4,920.

Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes.

Burden Hours: 3,690.

Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection.

Regulations at 50 CFR 648.8 and 697.8 require that owners of vessels over 25 ft (7.6 m) in registered length that have Federal permits to fish in the Northeast Region display the vessel's name and official number. The vessel's name and official number must be of a specific size at specified locations. The display of the identifying characters aids in fishery law enforcement.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.

Frequency: Annually.

Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.

OMB Desk Officer:

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

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this Start Printed Page 50455notice to

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Dated: August 10, 2011.

Gwellnar Banks,

Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2011-20656 Filed 8-12-11; 8:45 am]