[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 88 (Friday, May 7, 2010)]
[Pages 25203-25204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10780]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Regional 
Economic Data Collection Program for Southeast Alaska

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.


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.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before July 6, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at [email protected]).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Chang Seung, (206) 526-4250 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    The regional or community economic analysis of proposed fishery 
management policies is required by the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery 
Conservation and Management Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and 
Executive Order 12866, among others. To satisfy these mandates and 
inform policymakers and the public of the likely regional economic 
impacts associated with fishery management policies, appropriate 
economic models and the data to implement them are needed.
    Much of the data required for regional economic analysis associated 
with Southeast Alaska fisheries are either unavailable or unreliable. 
Accurate fishery-level data on employment, labor income, and 
expenditures in the Southeast Alaska fishery and related industries are 
not currently available but are needed to estimate the effects of 
fisheries on the economy of Southeast Alaska. In this planned survey 
effort, data on these important regional economic variables will be 
collected and used to develop models that will

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provide more reliable estimates and significantly improve policymakers' 
ability to assess policy effects on fishery-dependent communities in 
Southeast Alaska. The survey will be conducted one-time only. The 
survey (mailed) will request data on employment, labor payments, and 
other expenditures from owners of 1,700 vessels that delivered fish to 
Southeast Alaska processors in 2009.

II. Method of Collection

    Mail surveys will be used.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 425.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 142.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 in recordkeeping/
reporting costs.

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: May 4, 2010.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-10780 Filed 5-6-10; 8:45 am]