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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).

Agency:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Title:List of Gear by Fisheries and Fishery Management Council.

OMB Control Number:0648-0346.

Form Number(s):None.

Type of Request:Regular submission.

Burden Hours:30.

Number of Respondents:20.

Average Hours per Response:One and one-half hours.

Needs and Uses:Under provisions of section 305(a)3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C.et seq.) as amended in 2006, the Secretary of Commerce is required to publish a list of all fisheries under the authority of each Fishery Management Council and of all fishing gear to be used in such fisheries. Any person wishing to use gear not on the list, or engage in a fishery not on the list, must provide the appropriate Fishery Management Council (or in some cases the Secretary) with a 90 days' advance written notice. If the Secretary takes no action to prohibit such a fishery or use of such gear, the person may proceed.

Affected Public:Business or other for-profit organizations.

Frequency:On occasion.

Respondent's Obligation:Required to obtain or retain benefits.

OMB Desk Officer:David Rostker, (202) 395-3897.

Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482-0266, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet atdHynek@doc.gov).

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395-7285, orDavid_Rostker@omb.eop.gov.

Dated: December 2, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.