West Coast Groundfish Trawl Logbook

ICR 202206-0648-001

OMB: 0648-0782

Federal Form Document

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Supplementary Document
Supporting Statement A
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ICR Details
0648-0782 202206-0648-001
Received in OIRA 201904-0648-002
West Coast Groundfish Trawl Logbook
Extension without change of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 06/09/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 07/31/2022
216 252
1,728 216
648 63

This request is for extension of a currently approved collection. The success of fisheries management programs depends significantly on the availability of fishery data. Currently, the states of Washington, Oregon, and California administer a trawl logbook on behalf of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) and NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The log used is a standard format developed by the Council to collect information necessary to effectively manage the fishery on a coast-wide basis. The trawl logbook collects haul-level effort data including tow time, tow location, depth of catch, net type, target strategy, and estimated pounds of fish retained per tow. Each trawl log represents a single fishing trip. The state of California repealed their requirement, effective April 1, 2019, therefore, NMFS created a federal requirement in order to not lose logbook coverage from trawl vessels in California. This federal requirement duplicates the logbook structure and process that the state of California was using in order to minimize disruption or confusion for fishery participants. Under this rule, NMFS contracts with the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) to distribute and collect the same logbook these fishermen were using previously. These data are used regularly by NMFS, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the West Coast Groundfish Observer Program, NMFS Office of Law Enforcement, and the Coast Guard for fisheries management and enforcement.

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

Not associated with rulemaking

  87 FR 8000 02/11/2022
87 FR 35180 06/09/2022

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Trawl Logbook NA, NA Fuel Purchase Log ,   Trawl Log Sheet

  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 216 252 0 0 -36 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 1,728 216 0 0 1,512 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 648 63 0 0 585 0
Error in previous burden estimate, which only calculated the annual burden for one vessel, not all respondents. Increase in respondents and decrease in upper bound of submissions per year based on historical data

Keeley Kent 907 586-7210


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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