[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 10, 2013)]
[Page 41364]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16543]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Marine Recreational Information Program Longitudinal Survey 
of Recreational Fishing Participation.
    OMB Control Number: None.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (request for a new information 
    Number of Respondents: 5,131.
    Average Hours per Response: 10 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 1,593.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for a new information collection.
    Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and 
effort data, fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic 
characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the 
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 
1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of 
fishery resources.
    This data collection will test the effectiveness of a longitudinal 
panel study for contacting anglers and determining how many individuals 
participate in recreational saltwater fishing. The goal of the study is 
to assess the feasibility of the data collection design for collecting 
recreational fishing data, as well as testing assumptions and measuring 
potential sources of error in ongoing recreational fishing surveys.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Frequency: Every four months; annually.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: [email protected].
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
[email protected]).
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected].

    Dated: July 3, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-16543 Filed 7-9-13; 8:45 am]