[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 136 (Friday, July 15, 2011)]
[Page 41763]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-17752]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Alaska Region 
Logbook Family of Forms

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 September 13, 

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 Patsy A. Bearden, (907) 586-7008 or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for an extension of a currently approved 
information collection.
    National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Alaska Region manages the 
United States (U.S.) groundfish fisheries of the Exclusive Economic 
Zone (EEZ) off Alaska under the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish 
of the Gulf of Alaska and the Fishery Management Plan for the 
Groundfish Fishery of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management 
Area (FMPs). The North Pacific Fishery Management Council prepared the 
FMPs pursuant to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act. The regulations implementing the FMPs are at 50 CFR 
part 679.
    The recordkeeping and reporting requirements at 50 CFR part 679 
form the basis for this collection of information. NMFS Alaska Region 
requests information from participating groundfish participants. This 
information, upon receipt, results in an increasingly more efficient 
and accurate database for management and monitoring of the groundfish 
fisheries of the EEZ off Alaska.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper and electronic logbooks, paper and electronic reports, and 
telephone calls are required from participants, and methods of 
submittal include Internet and facsimile transmission of paper forms.

 III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0213.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 899.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 31 minutes for Mothership daily 
cumulative production logbook (DCPL) or electronic logbook (ELB); 30 
minutes for Catcher/processor trawl gear DCPL or ELB; 41 minutes for 
Catcher/processor longline and pot gear DCPL; 18 minutes for Catcher 
Vessel trawl gear daily fishing logbook (DFL); 28 minutes for Catcher 
Vessel longline and pot gear DFL; 8 minutes for Shoreside Processor 
Check-in/Check-out Report; 7 minutes for Mothership or Catcher/
processor Check-in/Check-out Report; 20 minutes for Product transfer 
report; 14 minutes for U.S. Vessel Activity Report; 23 minutes for 
buying station report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 39,871.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $134,701.

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: July 11, 2011.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-17752 Filed 7-14-11; 8:45 am]