Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Vessel Information Family of Forms

ICR 202109-0648-018

OMB: 0648-0595

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0648-0595 202109-0648-018
Received in OIRA 201809-0648-006
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Vessel Information Family of Forms
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 10/12/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 11/30/2021
43 55
43 58
2,387 2,431

United States (U.S.) vessels fishing for highly migratory species in the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries (WCPF) Convention Area (excepting U.S. waters) are required to submit to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries Service information about the vessels and related information. The information is used by NOAA and the WCPF Commission to ensure compliance with conservation and management measures, and is needed in order for the U.S. to comply with its obligations under the WCPF Convention. This request is for an extension of a current information collection. In addition, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is promulgating a rule (RIN 0648-BI79) to implement a decision of the Commission on the Conservation and Management of Highly Migratory Fish Stocks in the Western and Central Pacific Ocean (WCPFC or the Commission) that would affect this collection. Due to the timing of the rulemaking and the timing of the renewal of the collection of information, OMB Control Number 0648-0595, Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Convention Vessel Information Family of Forms, NMFS submitted a request for creation of a temporary collection in August 2021. The temporary collection focuses on the rulemaking, which expands the International Maritime Organization (IMO) number requirements included in this collection to smaller vessels. The temporary collection will later be merged with this collection upon publication of the final rule for RIN 0648-BI79 and the burden for 0648-0595 would be updated accordingly.

PL: Pub.L. 109 - 479 505 Name of Law: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Reauthorization AConvention Implementation Act

Not associated with rulemaking

  86 FR 20665 04/21/2021
86 FR 56693 10/12/2021

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Application for IMO Number NA IMO application form
Foreign EEZ form NA Foreign EEZ form
WCPFC Area Endorsement Application NA Area Endorsement Application

  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 43 55 0 0 -12 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 43 58 0 0 -15 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 2,387 2,431 0 0 -44 0
Decrease in expected number of purse seine vessels resulted in change to number of respondents.

Rini Ghosh 808 725-5033 [email protected]


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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