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Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued, 50 CFR 80.10

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Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.


Notice; request for comments.


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) has submitted the collection of information listed below to OMB for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. A copy of the information collection requirement is included in this notice. If you wish to obtain copies of the proposed information collection requirement, related forms, or explanatory material, contact the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address listed below.


You must submit comments by October 15, 2003.


Submit your comments on this information collection renewal to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA via facsimile or e-mail using the following fax number or e-mail address: (202) 395-6566 (fax); (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., MS 222 ARLSQ, Arlington, VA 22207; (703) 358-2269 (fax); or (e-mail).

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To request a copy of the information collection request, explanatory information, or related forms, contact Anissa Craghead at (703) 358-2445, or electronically to

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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). We have submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information for the annual certification of hunting and sport fishing licenses issued by States and Territories. We are requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity.

Federal agencies may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1018-0007.

The Service administers grant programs authorized by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669b, 669-669k) and the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-777m). These Acts, and our regulations at 50 CFR 80.10, require that States annually certify their hunting and fishing license sales. The Service uses the information collected to determine apportionment and distribution of funds under these Acts. We are proposing minimal changes to the forms we use to collect this information.

Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued, 50 CFR 80.10.


This collection consists of two parts: Part 1, Certification, and Part 2, Summary.

OMB Control Number: 1018-0007.

Service Form Numbers: 3-154a (Part 1) and 3-154b (Part 2).

Frequency of Collection: Annually.

Description of Respondents: States and Territories (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa).

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Form nameCompletion time per formAnnual number of responsesAnnual hour burden
Certification (Part 1)1/2 hour56 forms28 hours
Summary (Part 2)1/2 hour56 forms28 hours
Totals112 forms56 hours

We again invite comments on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of collection of information on respondents, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

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Dated: September 9, 2003.

Anissa Craghead,

Information Collection Officer.

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[FR Doc. 03-23424 Filed 9-12-03; 8:45 am]