81 FR 33242 - Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Federal Register Volume 81, Issue 101 (May 25, 2016)

Page Range33242-33242
FR Document2016-12378

Federal Register, Volume 81 Issue 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 101 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)]
[Page 33242]
From the Federal Register Online  [www.thefederalregister.org]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12378]



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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).
    OMB Control Number: 0648-xxxx.
    Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Emergency request for a new information 
    Number of Respondents: 200.
    Average Hours per Response: 45 minutes.
    Burden Hours: 150.
    Needs and Uses: The purpose of this collection of information is to 
make available to the scientific community remainders of physical 
samples that are being stored pending the lifting of preservation 
requirements (expected to occur in early June 2016) associated with 
recently settled legal claims for natural resource damages involving 
the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. These samples include oil, 
sediment, biological tissue, and other materials collected for various 
investigational purposes. The majority of the samples belong to the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); a small portion 
of the collection belongs to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 
(USFWS). Prior to sample disposal, NOAA and USFWS are offering these 
samples and/or remainders of samples to researchers and/or other 
interested members of the scientific community. The information 
collected will allow NOAA/USFWS to process requests for samples 
received by both agencies.
    Emergency Paperwork Reduction Act review and authorization of the 
information request will facilitate an expeditious sample distribution 
and disposal process, more quickly reducing sample storage costs which 
currently total approximately $350,000 per month.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; business or other 
for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: One time.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. 
Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections 
currently under review by OMB.
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 5 days of publication of this notice 
to [email protected] or fax to (202) 395-5806.

    Dated: May 20, 2016.
Sarah Brabson,
NOAA PRA Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-12378 Filed 5-24-16; 8:45 am]

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FR Citation81 FR 33242 

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