Federal Trawl Logbook Information Collection Opportunity to Comment

NMFS-SEA-19-06 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019  
PUBLIC NOTICE
For Information Contact: Keeley Kent (206) 526-4655 keeley.kent@noaa.gov    

We recently published a notice of a proposed information collection for a federal trawl logbook for the West Coast groundfish fishery.    We are requesting comments on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost and whether the information shall have practical utility) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.   The notice can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/03/05/2019-03895/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-west-coast-region-trawl-logbook-requirement and comments may be submitted via mail or email to the following address:   Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov).    The comment period on this information collection is open until May 6, 2019. We will also separately publish a proposed rule which will request public comments on the action. We will send notification once the proposed rule publishes and provide information on how to submit comments.