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: Alaska Prohibited Species Donation Program.
OMB Control Number: 0648-0316.
Form Number(s): NA.
Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection).
Number of Respondents: 1.
Average Hours per Response: Application to be a National Marine Fisheries Service Authorized Distributor, 13 hours.
Burden Hours: 13.
Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection.
A prohibited species donation (PSD) program for salmon and halibut has effectively reduced regulatory discard of salmon and halibut by allowing fish that would otherwise be discarded to be donated to needy individuals through tax-exempt organizations. Vessels and processing plants participating in the donation program voluntarily retain and process salmon and halibut bycatch. An authorized, tax-exempt distributor, chosen by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), is responsible for monitoring the retention and processing of fish donated by vessels and processors. The authorized distributor also coordinates the processing, storage, transportation, and distribution of salmon and halibut. The PSD program requires an information collection so that NMFS can monitor the authorized distributors' ability to effectively supervise program participants and ensure that donated fish are properly processed, stored, and distributed.
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions.
Frequency: Every three years.
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.
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 fax to (202) 395-5806.
Dated: September 22, 2014.
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-22920 Filed 9-25-14; 8:45 am]
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