Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries

ICR 202105-0648-008

OMB: 0648-0272

Federal Form Document

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ICR Details
0648-0272 202105-0648-008
Received in OIRA 202007-0648-002
Individual Fishing Quotas for Pacific Halibut and Sablefish in the Alaska Fisheries
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 05/28/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 06/30/2021
10,995 8,923
11,236 4,588
46,895 21,471

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Offiice, requests extension and revision of this currently approved information collection that contains the requirements for the Pacific Halibut and Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota Program (IFQ Program). This information collection contains the forms used by participants in the IFQ Program to apply for, renew, or replace permits; transfer or lease IFQ and quota share (QS); determine compliance with IFQ program requirements; and designate a beneficiary for a QS holder. Two of the permit applications are also used by participants in the Western Alaska Community Development Quota Program. This information collection also contains annual reports and other collections submitted by telephone or other methods and that do not have forms. This information collection is necessary to manage the IFQ Program and is required to manage commercial halibut and sablefish fishing under the Magnuson-Stevens Act, the Halibut Act, and under regulations at 50 CFR parts 300 and 679. This information is used to identify and authorize participants in the halibut and sablefish fisheries, to track and transfer quota share, to limit transfers to authorized participants, and to monitor quota share balances and harvest in these fisheries. Several revisions are made to this collection. The emergency version of the Application for Temporary Transfer of Halibut/Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ), which was approved under an emergency approval (OMB Control No. 0648-0795), is added for use during emergency situations. Two forms are revised to remove information that is not needed. The Application for Transfer of QS/IFQ by Self Sweep-up is revised to remove the notary certification, and the Application for Eligibility to Receive QS/IFQ is revised to no longer collect social security numbers. The Application for Eligibility to Receive QS/IFQ and Application for Transfer of QS are revised to collect the NMFS ID number to improved identification.

PL: Pub.L. 94 - 265 303 Name of Law: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act as amended in 2006

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 2644 01/13/2021
86 FR 28760 05/28/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
(Emergency) Application for Temporary Transfer of Halibut/Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) NA (Emergency) Application for Temporary Transfer of Halibut/Sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ)
Annual Report for CDQ IFQ Transfers
Application for Eligibility to Receive QS / IFQ by Transfer NA Application for eligibility to receive GS/IFQ
Application for IFQ / CDQ Hired Master Permit NA Application for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit
Application for IFQ / CDQ Registered Buyer Permit NA Application for registered buyer permit
Application for Medical Transfer of IFQ NA Application for Medical Transfer of IFQ
Application for Replacement of Certificates, Permits, or Licenses NA Application for replacement of certificates or permits
Application for Temporary Transfer of Halibut / Sablefish IFQ NA Application for temporary transfer of IFQ
Application for Transfer of QS NA Application for QS transfer
Application for Transfer of QS / IFQ by Self Sweep Up NA Applicaton for transfer of Qs/IFQ by sweep-up
Application for Transfer of Quota Share To or From a Recreational Quota Entity NA Application for transfer of QS to or from an RQE
Application for a Non-Profit Corporation to be Designated as a Recreational Quota Entity NA Application for a Non-Profit Organization to Become a Recreational Quota Entity
Dockside Sales Receipt
IFQ Administrative Waiver
IFQ Departure Report
Prior Notice of Landing
QS / IFQ Designated Beneficiary Form NA QS / IFQ Beneficiary Designation Form
QS Holder: Identification of Ownership Interest NA QS Holder: Identification of ownership interest
Recreational Quota Entity (RQE) Annual Report
Transshipment Authorization

  Total Request 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 10,995 8,923 0 0 2,072 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 11,236 4,588 0 0 6,648 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 46,895 21,471 0 0 25,424 0
The respondents and responses have been adjusted to reflect the most current data available. Additionally, many individual collections were updated to identify that multiple parties (e.g., transferor and transferee) are both respondents and have burden hours associated with their response. Also, a new form was added to this collection, which adds 650 responses and 2,600 burden hours. Costs were increased to account for cost of living increases.

Gabrielle Aberle 907 586-7356


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 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
    (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 number;
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.

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