[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 26, 2011)]
[Page 4635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-1515]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Economic 
Expenditure Survey of Golden Crab Fishermen in the U.S. South Atlantic 

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 March 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Dr. Scott Crosson, (305) 361-4468 or 
[email protected]noaa.gov.


I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) proposes to collect 
economic information from golden-crab landing commercial fishermen in 
the U.S. South Atlantic region. The data gathered will be used to 
evaluate the likely economic impacts of management proposals. In 
addition, the information will be used to satisfy legal mandates under 
Executive Order 12898, the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
the Endangered Species Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act, 
and other pertinent statues.

II. Method of Collection

    A standardized survey will be administered via in-person, telephone 
and/or mail to all fishermen participating in the fishery.

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: 9.
    Estimated Time per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0.

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: January 20, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-1515 Filed 1-25-11; 8:45 am]