Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Takes in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations

ICR 201809-0648-005

OMB: 0648-0470

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0648-0470 201809-0648-005
Active 201809-0648-001
Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Takes in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 11/08/2018
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 09/13/2018
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
11/30/2021 36 Months From Approved 11/30/2018
1,003 0 483
167 0 81
231 0 111

Year-round reporting of sea turtle incidental take is necessary to (1) monitor the level of incidental take in the state- monitored pound net fishery, (2) ensure that the level of take does not exceed the Incidental Take Statement issued in conjunction with the Biological Opinion, and (3) verify that the seasonal pound net leader restrictions are adequate to protect sea turtles. The respondents are Virginia pound net fishermen.

US Code: 16 USC 1531 et seq. Name of Law: Endangered Species Act of 1973

Not associated with rulemaking

  83 FR 16329 04/16/2018
83 FR 44865 09/04/2018

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Reporting of Sea Turtle Incidental Takes in Virginia Chesapeake Bay Pound Net Operations

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 1,003 483 0 0 520 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 167 81 0 0 86 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 231 111 0 0 120 0
From the last estimate to this current information collection, the total number of reports estimated has increased from 483 to 1003. This increase was a result of using the maximum number of possible licensed pound net sites per Virginia fishery regulations (n=161) on which to base our information collection estimate, rather than the number of documented sites from previous NMFS monitoring efforts (n=80). We determined that the latter was potentially outdated and may be an underestimate. As a result, the total annual burden hours has increased from 81 to 167. Additionally, the annual cost burden for all respondents has increased from $111 to $231, because the maximum number of pound net sites in Virginia was used to estimate responses and cost estimates of reporting. The cost of a phone call is the same as previously estimated. The number of respondents has decreased from 37 to 35, based on updated information on the number of Virginia pound net licensees in the action area. In summary, these estimate variations are not a result of program changes but instead a result of new, updated, information.

Carrie Upite 978 281-9300 ext. 6525 [email protected]


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