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: Billfish Tagging Report.
OMB Control Number: 0648-0009.
Form Number(s): 88-162.
Type of Request: Regular (extension of a currently approved information collection).
Number of Respondents: 1,000.
Average Hours per Response: 5 minutes.
Burden Hours: 83.
Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center operates a billfish tagging program. Tagging supplies are provided to volunteer anglers. When anglers catch and release a tagged fish they submit a brief report on the fish and the location of the tagging. The information obtained is used in conjunction with tag returns to determine billfish migration patterns, mortality rates, and similar information useful in the management of the billfish fisheries. This program is authorized under 16 U.S.C. 760(e), Study of migratory game fish; waters; research; purpose.
Affected Public: Individuals and households.
Frequency: On occasion.
Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
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: November 20, 2017.
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25377 Filed 11-22-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-22-P