[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 57 (Wednesday, March 25, 1998)]
[Page 14426]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-7701]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

TITLE: Central Title and Lien Registry for Limited Access Permits.

ACTION: Proposed collection; comment request.


SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before May 26, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Linda Engelmeier, 
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 
5327, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Charles L. Cooper, Financial Services Division, 
Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service 
(NMFS), 1315 East West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, (301) 


I. Abstract

    The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act requires NMFS to 
establish a central registry (Registry) for limited access permits 
(LAPs). The Registry will be the exclusive means of perfecting title to 
LAPs. It will also be the exclusive means of perfecting security 
interests in, assignments of, and liens and other encumbrances against 
LAPs (except for Federal tax liens). The respondents will be commercial 
fishing industry creditors and borrowers, individuals, partnerships, 
corporations, and other fisheries parties which need to perfect limited 
access permit titles and liens.

II. Method of Collection

    The collection of information will be collected on the Central 
Title and Lien Registry filing forms.

III. Data

    OMB Number: New Collection.
    Form Numbers: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular Submission.
    Affected Public: Businesses and other for profit organizations--
commercial fishermen, partnerships, and corporations applying for 
financing or buyback funds.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3050.
    Estimated Time Per Response: .5 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,525.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: No capital, operations, or 
maintenance costs are expected.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: March 19, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-7701 Filed 3-24-98; 8:45 am]