[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 31 (Wednesday, February 14, 2018)]
[Pages 6520-6521]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-02946]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Documentation 
of Fish Harvest

AGENCY: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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

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collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted by April 16, 2018.

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 pracomments@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Adam Bailey, National Marine Fisheries Service, 
Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 
33701, or adam.bailey@noaa.gov.


I. Abstract

    This request is for extension of a currently approved information 
collection. The seafood dealers who process red porgy, greater 
amberjack, gag grouper, black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, 
rock hind, yellowmouth grouper, yellowfin grouper, graysby or coney 
during seasonal fishery closures for applicable species must maintain 
documentation, as specified in 50 CFR part 300 subpart K and 50 CFR 
622.192(i), that such fish were harvested from areas other than state 
or Federal waters in the South Atlantic. The documentation includes 
information on the vessel that harvested the fish, and where and when 
the fish were offloaded. NMFS requires the information for the 
enforcement of fishery regulations.

II. Method of Collection

    The information is in the form of a paper affidavit, which remains 
with the respondent.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0648-0365.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Review: Regular submission--extension of a current 
information collection.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations; 
individuals or households.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 25.
    Estimated Time per Response: 30 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50.
    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: February 8, 2018.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-02946 Filed 2-13-18; 8:45 am]