Federal Trawl Logbook Information Collection, Opportunity to Comment

March 13, 2019

Public Notice: NMFS-SEA-19-06. 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:

  • 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;
  • 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;
  • ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
  • 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 on the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2019-03895 and comments may be submitted via email to PRAcomments@doc.gov or mail to the following address:

Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer

Department of Commerce, Room 6616

14th and Constitution Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20230

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 a notification once the proposed rule publishes and provide information on how to submit comments.

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on July 22, 2019