Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Tracking and Appeals

ICR 202208-0648-001

OMB: 0648-0677

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0648-0677 202208-0648-001
Received in OIRA 202103-0648-012
Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) Tracking and Appeals
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 08/15/2022
  Requested Previously Approved
02/29/2024 02/29/2024
320 220
79 54
0 0

This is a submission, with the final rule, of a request for revision of an existing information collection. The revision to this information collection package is due to the addition of cost recovery to the Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) reporting program that is being implemented by Amendment 13 to the 2006 Consolidated Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan (Consolidated HMS FMP) (RIN 0648-BI08). Vessel owners/operators participating in the IBQ program will now be required to set up accounts on to submit payment for their cost recovery fees. This information collection consists of tracking Individual Bluefin Quota (IBQ) allocation trading among individuals with Longline category or Purse Seine category Atlantic tunas vessel permits. An online system managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will track allocations and allocation trades, and reconcile trades with landings for bluefin tuna quota monitoring. The information collected through this program is essential for the United States to implement the IBQ program implemented by Amendment 7 to the Consolidated Highly Migratory Species Fishery Management Plan, and to meet its reporting obligations to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) by ensuring that the harvest of bluefin tuna remains within ICCAT required quotas and landings limits.

US Code: 16 USC 1801 et seq Name of Law: Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
   US Code: 16 USC 971 et seq Name of Law: Atlantic Tunas Convention Act of 1975

0648-BI08 Final or interim final rulemaking


IC Title Form No. Form Name
IBQ Cost Recovery
IFQ Lease of Allocation NA Allocation transfer
Initial Application for IBQ Account NA Initial/renewal IFQ 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 320 220 0 100 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 79 54 0 25 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changing Regulations
New collection added pursuant to final rule 0648-BI08

Clifford Hutt 301 427-8588


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;
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