Alaska Region Gear Identification Requirements

ICR 202109-0648-010

OMB: 0648-0353

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
ICR Details
0648-0353 202109-0648-010
Received in OIRA 202002-0648-003
DOC/NOAA
Alaska Region Gear Identification Requirements
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/06/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
03/31/2024 03/31/2024
6,794 6,249
1,699 1,586
13,485 12,422

This information collection is revised due to an associated rule (RIN 0648-BK76) to modify recordkeeping and reporting requirements to remove pot gear tag requirements in the sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and remove requirements to obtain and submit a notary certification on application forms. This information collection contains the gear identification requirements for the groundfish fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off Alaska. This information collection is necessary to facilitate enforcement of fishery regulations. Two forms for pot gear tags are removed because this rule removes the requirements for IFQ sablefish fishermen using longline pot gear in the GOA to annually register their vessel and to obtain and mark their gear with pot gear tags. This action is expected to reduce costs to IFQ program participants by removing the requirements and associated administrative costs of the pot gear tag program.

PL: Pub.L. 94 - 265 303 Name of Law: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization Act of 2006
  
None

0648-BK76 Proposed rulemaking 86 FR 55560 10/06/2021

No

  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 6,794 6,249 0 -31 576 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,699 1,586 0 -31 144 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 13,485 12,422 0 -17 1,080 0
No
Yes
Changing Regulations
This information collection is revised due to an associated rule (RIN 0648-BK76) to remove pot gear tag requirements in the sablefish Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) fishery in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) and remove requirements to obtain and submit a notary certification on application forms. This rule removes recordkeeping and reporting requirements that are no longer necessary and is intended to reduce administrative burden on the regulated fishing industry and NMFS, including the requirements for IFQ sablefish fishermen using longline pot gear in the GOA to annually register their vessel and to obtain and mark their gear with pot gear tags. There is a slight increase in burden of the marking of longline pot care IC as respondents and responses were adjusted to reflect the most current data.

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No
    Yes
    Yes
No
No
No
No
Gabrielle Aberle 907 586-7356

  No

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.
10/06/2021


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