[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 174 (Monday, September 9, 2013)]
[Page 55061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21799]

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Applications 
and Reports for Registration as a Tanner or Agent

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Commerce.

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 November 8, 

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, 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 Les Cockreham, (907) 271-3021 or [email protected].


I. Abstract

    The Marine Mammal Protection Act exempts Alaskan natives from the 
prohibitions on taking, killing, or injuring marine mammals if the 
taking is done for subsistence or for creating and selling authentic 
native articles of handicraft or clothing. The natives need no permit, 
but non-natives who wish to act as a tanner or agent for such native 
products must register with NOAA and maintain and submit certain 
records. The information is necessary for law enforcement purposes.

II. Method of Collection

    Paper documentation is submitted to meet the requirements found at 
50 CFR 216.23(c).

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0179.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 53.
    Estimated Time per Response: 2 hours for an application and 2 hours 
for a report.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 106.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $53.

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 3, 2013.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-21799 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]