Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
Notice; request for comments.
We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2013. 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB.
You must submit comments on or before January 16, 2014.
Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042-PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or firstname.lastname@example.org (email). Please include “1018-0094” in the subject line of your comments.
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To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at email@example.com (email) or 703-358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.
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OMB Control Number: 1018-0094.
Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Native Endangered and Threatened Species.
Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Affected Public: Individuals/households, businesses, State and local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research institutions.
Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and notifications; annually for reports.
|Activity||Number of respondents||Number of responses||Completion time per response
(hours)||Total annual burden
|3-200—54 permit application||11||11||3||33|
|3-200—54 annual report||64||64||8||512|
|3-200—54 notifications (incidental take and change in landowner)||2||2||1||2|
|2-200—55 permit application||579||579||4||2,316|
|3-200—55 annual report||1,034||1,034||8||8,272|
|3-200—55 notification (escape of living wildlife)||1||1||1||1|
|3-200—56 permit application||60||60||3||180|
|3-200—56 annual report||748||748||10||7,480|
Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $55,000 for fees associated with permit applications.
Abstract: We use the information we collect on permit applications to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including:
Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited. This ICR includes the following permit application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
- FWS Form 3-200-54 (Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances).
- FWS Form 3-200-55 (Permits for Scientific Purposes, Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate Commerce).
- FWS Form 3-200-56 (Incidental Take Permits Associated with a Habitat Conservation Plan).
Comments: On June 17, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 36237) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on August 16, 2013. We received one public comment stating that permits are issued too easily. The commenter did not address the information collection, and we did not make any changes to our requirements.
We again invite comments concerning this information collection 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. Before including your address, phone number, email 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done.
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Dated: December 11, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29920 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
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