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: Application for Commercial Fisheries Authorization under Section 118 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act.
OMB Control Number: 0648-0293.
Form Number(s): NA.
Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection).
Number of Respondents: 800.
Average Hours per Response: Initial registration, 15 minutes; renewal, 9 minutes.
Burden Hours: 180.
Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a current information collection.
The Marine Mammal Protection Act requires any commercial fisher operating in Category I and II fisheries to register for a certificate of authorization that will allow the fisher to take marine mammals incidental to commercial fishing operations. Category I and II fisheries are those identified by NOAA as having either frequent or occasional takings of marine mammals.
Some states have integrated the NMFS registration process into the existing state fishery registration process and fishers in those fisheries do not need to file a separate federal registration. If applicable, vessel owners will be notified of this simplified registration process when they apply for their state of Federal permit or license.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; individuals or households.
Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@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.
Dated: May 25, 2012.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-13270 Filed 5-31-12; 8:45 am]
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