Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS)

ICR 202309-0648-003

OMB: 0648-0515

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Supporting Statement A
ICR Details
0648-0515 202309-0648-003
Received in OIRA 202303-0648-002
Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS)
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Regular 09/11/2023
  Requested Previously Approved
36 Months From Approved 03/31/2024
45,411 54,606
17,050 20,272
8,293 9,813

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Alaska Regional Office, requests extension and revision of this currently approved information collection for the Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System (IERS). The IERS is a fisheries data collection system that enables the management of commercial fisheries off Alaska and is supported through a partnership among the NMFS Alaska Regional Office, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The IERS provides the Alaska fishing industry with a consolidated, electronic means of reporting commercial fish and shellfish information to multiple management agencies through a single reporting system. This collection is revised due to an associated rule (RIN 0648-BL69) to revise the monitoring requirements for pot gear catcher/processors participating in Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) groundfish fisheries. This collection is revised to require use of the catcher/processor electronic logbook as a component of one of the rule’s monitoring options.

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

0648-BL69 Final or interim final rulemaking


IC Title Form No. Form Name
Alaska Interagency Electronic Reporting System - Registration
Electronic logbooks (catcher vessel, catcher-processor and mother ship)
Landing Reports NA, NA, NA Shoreside Processor Out-of-State Landing Report ,   Crab Rationalization Manual Landing Report ,   Halibut and Sablefish IFQ/CDQ Manual Landing Report
Production Reports

  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 45,411 54,606 0 0 -9,195 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 17,050 20,272 0 0 -3,222 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 8,293 9,813 0 0 -1,520 0
The final rule (RIN 0648-BL69) adds regulatory requirements for voluntary monitoring options for BSAI pot catcher/processors. NMFS expects only one vessel to choose the voluntary monitoring option that includes the electronic logbook requirement. This vessel already submits the catcher/processor electronic logbook due to its participation in another fishery. Therefore, this vessel was already included in the number of respondents and responses and the burden for this collection, and no change to the numbers was made because of this rule (no program changes).

Gabrielle Aberle 907 586-7356


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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