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Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0093; Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications, Management Authority

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY:

We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2010. We 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.

DATES:

To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by November 1, 2010.

ADDRESSES:

Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

This IC covers permit applications that our Division of Management Authority uses to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with the criteria in various Federal wildlife conservation laws and international treaties, including:

(1) Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).

(2) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).

(3) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).

(4) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).

(5) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (27 U.S.T. 1087).

(6) Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407).

(7) Wild Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4901-4916).

Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited.

This revised IC includes FWS Forms 3-200-74 (Single-Use Export Permits Under a Master File or Annual Program File) and 3-200-75 (Registration of a Production Facility for Export of Certain Native Species). These forms are currently approved under OMB Control Number 1018-0137. After OMB takes action on this information collection request, we will discontinue 1018-0137.

In addition, we are proposing 10 new forms. We believe these forms will reduce burden on applicants, improve customer service, and allow us to process applications and issue CITES documents quickly.

(1) FWS Form 3-200-21a (Report on the Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies of Argali). Applicants currently submit this report in a nonform format.

(2) FWS Form 3-200-80 (Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, Caviar, or Meat from Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon CITES). Applicants currently use FWS Forms 3-200-24 or 3-200-76 for this activity.

(3) FWS Form 3-200-83 (Approval of a CITES Export Program (American ginseng, CITES furbearers, American Alligator)). Applicants currently submit this information in a nonform format.

(4) FWS Form 3-200-83a (Report for Furbearer CITES Export Programs). Applicants currently submit this report in a nonform format.

(5) FWS Form 3-200-83b (Report for American Alligator CITES Export Programs). Applicants currently submit this report in a nonform format.

(6) FWS Form 3-200-84 (Participation in the Plant Rescue Center Program). Applicants currently submit the necessary information in a nonform format.

(7) FWS Form 3-200-84a (Plant Rescue Program - Report on Receipt and Condition of Specimens). Applicants currently submit this report in a nonform format.

(8) FWS Form 3-200-85 (Establishment of a Master File for the Export of Live Captive-Bred Animals (CITES)). Applicants currently use FWS Form 3-200-24 for this activity.

(9) FWS Form 3-200-86 (Photography of Marine Mammals for Educational or Commercial Purposes (MMPA)). Applicants currently use FWS Form 3-200-43 for this activity.

(10) FWS Form 3-200-87 (Transfer of Live Captive-held Marine Mammals (MMPA)). Applicants currently submit letters for notification or authorization.

II. Data

OMB Control Number: 1018-0093.

Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications, Management Authority, 50 CFR 13, 15, 17, 18, 21, and 23.

Service Form Number(s): 3-200-19 through 3-200-37, 3-200-39 through 3-200-44, 3-200-46 through 3-200-53, 3-200-58, 3-200-61, 3-200-64 through 3-200-66, 3-200-69 to 3-200-70, 3-200-73 through 3-200-76, 3-200-80, 3-200-83 through 3-200-87.

Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.

Affected Public: Individuals; biomedical companies; circuses; zoological parks; botanical gardens; nurseries; museums; universities; antique dealers; exotic pet industry; hunters; taxidermists; commercial importers/exporters of wildlife and plants; freight forwarders/brokers; and State, tribal, local, and Federal governments.

Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.

Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: $942,000, primarily associated with application fees.

The following table lists the various applications and reports with burden estimates. We have rounded the annual burden hours for each form to the nearest hour. Those applications with an asterisk (*) have a reporting requirement for the associated permit. Each permit specifies the required report information.

Application Forms/ReportsNumber of annual respondentsNumber of annual responsesCompletion time per responseAnnual burden hours
3-200-19/Import of Sport-hunted Trophies of Southern African Leopard, African Elephant, and Namibian Southern White Rhinoceros1,0311,08320 minutes361
3-200-20/Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies (Appendix I of CITES and/or ESA)15211 hour21
3-200-21/Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies of Argali13420145 minutes151
3-200-21a/Report on the Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies of Argali10013515 minutes34
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3-200-22/Import of Sport-Hunted Bontebok Trophies*709520 minutes32
3-200-23/Export of Pre-Convention, Pre-Act, or Antique Specimens (CITES and/or ESA)12724145 minutes181
3-200-24/Export of Live Captive-Born Animals (CITES)17048545 minutes364
3-200-25/Export of Raptors46641 hour64
3-200-26/Export of skins/products of 7 native species: bobcat, lynx, river otter, American alligator, Alaskan brown bear, black bear, and gray wolf61886520 minutes288
3-200-27/Export of Wildlife Removed from the Wild (CITES)6811345 minutes85
3-200-28/Export/Reexport of Trophies by Hunters or Taxidermists (CITES)579530 minutes48
3-200-29/Import/Export/Reexport of Wildlife Samples and/or Biomedical Samples (CITES)*1082701 hour, 10 minutes316
3-200-30/Export/Reexport/Reimport of Circuses and Traveling Animal Exhibitions*73811 hour81
3-200-30a/Export/Reexport of Circuses and Traveling Animal Exhibitions Report646930 minutes35
3-200-31/Introduction from the Sea (CITES)332 hours6
3-200-32/Export/Reexport of Plants (CITES)1056141 hour614
3-200-33/Export of Artificially Propagated Plants (Multiple Commercial Shipments)203032 hours606
3-200-34/Export of American Ginseng (Commercial only)*4110720 minutes36
3-200-35/Import of Appendix-I Plants (CITES)331 hour3
3-200-36/Export/Import/InterState and Foreign Commerce of Plants*331 hour3
3-200-37/ Export/Import/Interstate and Foreign Commerce/Take of Animals*1101652 hours330
3-200-39/Certificate of Scientific Exchange (COSE)*371 hour7
3-200-39a/ Certificate of Scientific Exchange (COSE) - Special Reporting Conditions Report4730 minutes4
3-200-40/Export and Reimport of Museum Specimens*221 hour2
3-200-40a/ESA Museum Permit Report221 hour2
3-200-41/Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration*87872 hours174
3-200-41a/Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Annual Report838330 minutes42
3-200-42/Import/Acquisition/Transport of Injurious Wildlife21211 hour21
3-200-43/ Take/Import/Transport/Export of Marine Mammals or Amendment of Existing Permit*16192 hours, 20 minutes44
3-200-44/Registration of An Agent/Tannery*111 hour1
3-200-44a/Registered Agent/Tannery Inventory Report111 hour1
3-200-46/Import/Export/Reexport of Personal Pets (WBCA and or CITES)33536930 minutes185
3-200-47/Import of Birds for Scientific Research or Zoological Breeding and Display (WBCA)7162 hours32
3-200-48/Import of Birds Under an Approved Cooperative Breeding Program (WBCA)*341 hours4
3-200-49/Approval, Amendment or Renewal of a Cooperative Breeding Program (WBCA)343 hours12
3-200-50/Approval of Sustainable Use Management Plan Under the Wild Bird Conservation Act2210 hours20
3-200-51/Approval of a Foreign Breeding Facility Under the Wild Bird Conservation Act228 hours16
3-200-52/Reissuance or Renewal of a Permit14519815 minutes50
3-200-53/Export/Reexport of Live Captive-Held Marine Mammals (CITES)442 hours8
3-200-58/Supplemental Application for a Retrospective Document (CITES)50501 hour50
3-200-61/CITES Export Programs*252543 hours, 30 minutes1,088
3-200-64/Certificate of Ownership for Personally Owned Wildlife “Pet passport” (CITES)11513730 minutes69
3-200-65/Registration of Appendix-I Commercial Breeding Operations (CITES)2240 hours80
3-200-66/Replacement Document (CITES)505030 minutes26
3-200-69/CITES Import/Export- Eagle Transport for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes3330 minutes3
3-200-70/CITES Import/Export- Eagle Transport for Indian Religious Purposes161630 minutes8
3-200-73/Reexport of Wildlife (CITES)3,9755,56530 minutes2,784
3-200-74/Single-Use Export Permits Under a Master File or Annual Program File3501,0006 minutes100
3-200-75/ Registration of a Production Facility for Export of Certain Native Species252530 minutes13
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3-200-76/Export of Caviar or Meat of Paddlefish or Sturgeon Removed from the Wild (CITES)*121203 hours360
3-200-80/Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, Caviar, or Meat from Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon CITES)5153 hours45
3-200-83/Approval of a CITES Export Program (American ginseng, CITES furbearers, American Alligator)2212 hours24
3-200-83a/Report for Furbearer CITES Export Programs52521 hour52
3-200-83b/Report for American Alligator CITES Export Program10101 hour10
3-200-84/Participation in the Plant Rescue Center Program - Application331 hour3
3-200-84a/Plant Rescue Program - Report on Receipt and Condition of Specimens7014030 minutes70
3-200-85/Master File for the Export of Live Captive-bred Animals (CITES)*45901 hour90
3-200-86/Photography of Marine Mammals for Educational or Commercial Purposes (MMPA)10151.5 hours23
3-200-87/Transfer of Live Captive-held Marine Mammals (MMPA)2251 hour25
Totals8,50913,1909,207

III. Request for Comments

We invite comments concerning this IC on:

  • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
  • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 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.

Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated: August 25, 2010

Hope Grey,

Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.

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FR Doc. 2010-21724 Filed 8-30-10; 8:45 am

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