Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries

ICR 202106-0648-006

OMB: 0648-0636

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0648-0636 202106-0648-006
Received in OIRA 201805-0648-008
Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/19/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2021
250 1,100
83 367
0 0

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS or NOAA Fisheries) Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) and the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) are requesting revisions to this standard collection of information. The proposed revisions would do the following to the currently approved information collection. 1. Expand the geographic scope from New England and the Mid-Atlantic only to include New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico commercial fisheries; 2. Change the title from “Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England and Mid-Atlantic Commercial Fisheries” to “Socio-Economic Survey of Hired Captains and Crew in New England, Mid-Atlantic, South Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries”; 3. Make minor revisions to the survey form that address regional differences in fisheries; 4. Increase the burden hours to the sum of the burden hours for all four regions; and 5. Extend it for three years. The purpose of this survey is to provide for the ongoing collection of socioeconomic data for regulatory analysis related to fisheries and their communities in the Northeast and Southeast Regions of the United States. NMFS needs the socioeconomic data included in this information collection to be capable of more than cursory efforts to comply with or support the following laws, Executive Orders (EOs) and NOAA Fisheries strategies and policies, which require socioeconomic data and analyses.

US Code: 42 USC 4321 et seq Name of Law: National Environmental Policy Act
   US Code: 16 USC 1801 et seq Name of Law: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 6877 01/25/2021
86 FR 37743 07/16/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Survey of hired captains and crew NA Survey of hired captains and crew

  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 250 1,100 0 0 -850 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 83 367 0 0 -284 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Administrative error in previous renewal did not annualize predicted burdens as it is only intended to conduct survey once during the 3-year period. Previous total respondents of 452 and total burden of 151 hours if correctly input, would have shown this renewal having an increase in respondents and burden due to increased scope of survey

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
Lisa Colburn 401 782-3253


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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