Comment Request; Socioeconomics Of Commercial Fishers And For Hire Diving And Fishing Operations In The Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary

2016-01-11T02:00:41+00:00 January 11, 2016|
A manta ray in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Florida. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, which established NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary system. Head to sanctuaries.noaa.gov for a link to a special website highlighting the top 40 accomplishments of the sanctuary system. (Credit: National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

Click to enlarge) A manta ray in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary off the coast of Florida. 2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, which established NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary system. Head to sanctuaries.noaa.gov for a link to a special website highlighting the top 40 accomplishments of the sanctuary system. (Credit: National Ocean Service Image Gallery)

The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

(From the Federal Register) — This request is for reinstatement with change of a currently approved information collection.

The National Marine Sanctuaries Act (16 U.S.C. 1431, et seq.) authorizes the use of research and monitoring within National Marine Sanctuaries (NMS). In 1996, the Flower Gardens Bank National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) was added to the system of NMS via 15 CFR part 922, subpart L. In 2001, Stetson Bank was added in a revision of 15 CFR part 922.

For more information, click: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/08/2016-145/proposed-information-collection-comment-request-socioeconomics-of-commercial-fishers-and-for-hire