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: Greater Atlantic Region, Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan Data Collection.
OMB Control Number: 0648-0491.
Form Number(s): NA.
Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection).
Number of Respondents: 620.
Average Hours per Response: Trip terminations including power-downs, Trip termination and compensation trip identification, daily catch reports, 2 minutes each; pre-landing reports, ownership forms and IFQ transfers, 5 minutes; broken trip adjustments, 10 minutes; access area trip exchanges, 15 minutes; replacement and permit history applications, 3 hours; cost recovery forms, 2 hours; sector proposals, 300 hours, and sector operations plans, 150 hours.
Burden Hours: 3,388.
Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection.
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Northeast Region manages the Atlantic sea scallop (scallop) fishery of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) off the East Coast under the Atlantic Sea Scallop Fishery Management Plan (FMP). The regulations implementing the FMP are at 50 CFR part 648. To successfully implement and administer components of the FMP, OMB Control No. 0648-0491 includes the following information collections for scallop vessel owners, operators, and fishery participants: Vessel monitoring system (VMS) trip declarations for all scallop vessels, including powerdown declarations; notification of access area trip termination for limited access scallop vessels; submission of access area compensation trip identification; submission of broken trip adjustment and access area trip exchange forms; VMS purchase and installation for individuals that purchase a federally permitted scallop vessel; submission of ownership cap forms for individual fishing quota (IFQ) scallop vessels; submission of vessel replacement, upgrade and permit history applications for IFQ, Northern Gulf of Maine (NGOM), and Incidental Catch (IC) scallop vessels; submission of VMS pre-landing notification form by IFQ vessels; enrollment into the state waters exemption program; submission of requests for IFQ transfers; payment of cost recovery bills for IFQ vessels; sector proposals for IFQ vessels and industry participants; and sector operations plans for approved sector proposals.
Data collected through these programs are incorporated into the NMFS database and are used to track and confirm vessel permit status and eligibility, scallop landings, and scallop vessel allocations. Aggregated summaries of the collected information will be used to evaluate the management program and future management proposals.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
Frequency: Daily and on occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB.Start Printed Page 27572
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 or faxed to (202) 395-5806.
Dated: May 8, 2014.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-11038 Filed 5-13-14; 8:45 am]
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