Federal Register Notice seeking comments on IFQ Forms

In accordance with the Paper Reduction Act of 2015, NOAA published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on information collection regarding Individual Fishing Quotas for Halibut and Sablefish in Alaska Fisheries. The forms under review include: Application for Eligibility to receive QS/ IFQ (TEC), QS holder form (Identification of Ownership Interest), Application for Transfer of QS/IFQ (includes sweep-up); Application for Military Transfer, Application for Emergency Medical Transfer, Application for IFQ/CDQ Hired Master Permit, Application for Registered Buyer permit, QS/IFQ Designated Beneficiary Form, Application for replacement of certificates, permits, or licenses, Registered Buyer landing report, Transshipment Authorization, Prior Notice of Landing (PNOL), IFQ Departure Report, IFQ Administrative Waiver, and Dockside Sales Receipt.

Comments are invited 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) 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 Federal Register notice is here.

Written comments must be submitted by November 20, addressed to Jennifer Jessup, and submitted to pracomments@doc.gov

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