[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 86 (Monday, May 5, 2014)]
[Page 25581]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10198]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Greater 
Atlantic Region Vessel Identification Collection

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 July 7, 2014.

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 Jason Berthiaume, (978) 281-9177 or 
[email protected].


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 648.8 and Sec.  697.8 require that 
owners of vessels over 25 ft (7.6 m) in registered length that have 
Federal permits to fish in the Greater Atlantic Region display the 
vessel's name and official number. The name and number must be of a 
specific size at specified locations: the vessel name must be affixed 
to the port and starboard sides of the bow and, if possible, on its 
stern. The official number must be displayed on the port and starboard 
sides of the deckhouse or hull, and on an appropriate weather deck so 
as to be clearly visible from enforcement vessels and aircraft. The 
display of the identifying characters aids in fishery law enforcement.

II. Method of Collection

    No information is submitted to NOAA Fisheries as a result of this 

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0350.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission (extension of a currently 
approved collection).
    Affected Public: Individuals and households; business or other for-
profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,513.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes to affix vessel name and 
registration number to the vessel.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,385.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $33,850 for paintbrushes, 
paint, and stencils.

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: April 30, 2014.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-10198 Filed 5-2-14; 8:45 am]