[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 186 (Friday, September 25, 1998)]
[Pages 51338-51339]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-25675]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Southeast Region Dealer and Interview Family of Forms

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, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 24, 

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 John Poffenberger, Southeast Fisheries Science 
Center, 75 Virginia Beach Drive, Miami, FL 33149, (305) 361-4263.


I. Abstract

    The Southeast Fisheries Science Center is proposing to change the 
procedures that will be used to monitor the commercial quota for red 
snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the authority of 50 CFR 622.5, 
dealers that are selected to report will have to submit a form with the 
purchases that were made during each 7 day period the season is open. 
These forms will have to be submitted to the Center within two working 
days after each weekly reporting period. Under the existing procedures, 
NMFS port agents contact dealers to collect the weekly landings

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data. This change is necessary to provide more complete documentation 
on the quantity of red snapper that are caught by fishermen with 
commercial red snapper endorsements. By submitting a signed form, 
dealers will provide verifiable data on the landings that are counted 
towards the commercial red snapper quota.

II. Method of Collection

    Reporting will be by U.S. mail or rapidfax.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0013.
    Form Number: N/A.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit (seafood dealers).
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 70.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 210.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $270.

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: September 22, 1998.
Linda Engelmeier,
Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, Office of Management and 
[FR Doc. 98-25675 Filed 9-24-98; 8:45 am]