This information collection is
required to meet regulatory vessel marking and gear marking
requirements in fisheries for Atlantic Highly Migratory Species
(HMS). This requires vessels to display the Coast Guard or state
issued vessel ID on the hull of vessels and marking of gear used to
fish for Atlantic HMS.
USC 971 Name of Law: Atlantic Tunas Convention Act
Adjustments: The hours and
costs have been adjusted to reflect current numbers of vessels in
Atlantic HMS fisheries. The 2015 numbers: 6,857 vessels marked
totaling 5,143 hours and 7,332 gear markings totaling 1,833 hours.
A net decrease in numbers for vessel marking results in 2,631
vessels and 1,974 hours; a net increase in gear marking results in
7,669 markings and 1,920 hours.
Margo Schulz-Haugen 301
On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that
the collection of information encompassed by this request complies
with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding
the proposed collection of information, that the certification
(i) Why the information is being collected;
(ii) Use of information;
(iii) Burden estimate;
(iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a
benefit, or mandatory);
(v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
(vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control
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these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked
and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.