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Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Migratory Birds and Eagles

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AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice; request for comments.

SUMMARY:

We (U.S. 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 May 31, 2017. 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 April 25, 2017.

ADDRESSES:

Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or madonna_baucum@fws.gov (email). Please include “1018-Start Printed Page 116000022” in the subject line of your comments.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Madonna Baucum, at madonna_baucum@fws.gov (email) or (703) 358-2503 (telephone).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract:

Our Regional Migratory Bird Permit Offices use information that we collect on permit applications 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) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).

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

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

Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the 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.

All Service permit applications are in the 3-200 series of forms, each tailored to a specific activity based on the requirements for specific types of permits. We collect standard identifier information for all permits. The information that we collect on applications and reports is the minimum necessary for us to determine if the applicant meets/continues to meet issuance requirements for the particular activity.

Information collection requirements associated with the Federal fish and wildlife permit applications and reports for migratory birds and eagles are currently approved under two different OMB control numbers: 1018-0022, “Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Migratory Birds and Eagles; 50 CFR 10, 13, 21, 22,” and 1018-0167, “Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 50 CFR 22.” In this revision of 1018-0022, we are including all of the information collection requirements associated with both OMB Control Numbers. If OMB approves this revision, we will discontinue OMB Control Number 1018-0167.

II. Data:

OMB Control Number: 1018-0022.

Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Migratory Birds and Eagles; 50 CFR 10, 13, 21, 22.

Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-200-6 through 3-200-9, 3-200-10a through 3-200-10f, 3-200-12 through 3-200-16, 3-200-18, 3-200-67, 3-200-68, 3-200-71, 3-200-72, 3-200-77, 3-200-78, 3-200-79, 3-200-81, 3-200-82, 3-202-1 through 3-202-17, 3-186, and 3-186a.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Description of Respondents: Individuals; zoological parks; museums; universities; scientists; taxidermists; businesses; utilities, and Federal, State, tribal, and local governments.

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

Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or on occasion for reports.

ActivityNumber of respondentsNumber of responsesCompletion time per response (hours)Total annual burden hours 2
APPLICATIONS
3-200-6, Import/Export7676176
3-200-7, Scientific Collecting21021051,050
3-200-8, Taxidermy69069021,380
3-200-9, Waterfowl Sale and Disposal3703701.5555
3-200-10a, Special Purpose Salvage3003001.5450
3-200-10b, Rehabilitation175175122,100
3-200-10c, Education—Live2502504.51,125
3-200-10d, Education—Dead65652.5163
3-200-10e, Game Bird Propagation15151.523
3-200-10f, Miscellaneous50502.5125
3-200-12, Raptor Propagation55554220
3-200-13, Depredation2,7002,7001 3.67,963
3-200-14, Eagle Exhibition1201205.5660
3-200-15a, Eagle Indian Religious and First Order2,0002,00012,000
3-200-15b, Eagle Indian Religious Reorder2,7002,700.51,350
3-200-16, Take of Depredating Eagles663.522
3-200-18, Take of Golden Eagle Nests446.526
3-200-67, Special State Canada Goose1177
3-200-68, Renewal of Permit5,0505,0501.57,575
3-200-71, Eagle Take (Disturb)150150162,400
3-200-72, Eagle Nest Take505016800
3-200-71 and 3-200-72, Eagle/Nest Take Amendment40406240
3-200-71 and 3-200-72, Eagle Take Programmatic20204529,040
3-200-71 and 3-200-72, Eagle Take Programmatic Amendment3370210
3-200-77, Native American Eagle Take10102.2523
3-200-78, Native American Eagle Aviary55525
3-200-79, Special Purpose Abatement25252.563
3-200-81, Special Purpose Utility303015450
3-200-82, Eagle Transport1010110
Eagle Take Programmatic Transfer3340120
3-200-72, Application—Eagle Nest Take Programmatic101040400
3-200-72, Application—Eagle Nest Take Programmatic Amendment222040
REPORTS
3-202-1, Scientific Collecting5805801580
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3-202-2, Waterfowl Sale and Disposal1,0001,000.5500
3-202-3, Special Purpose Salvage1,8501,85011,850
3-202-4, Rehabilitation1,6501,65034,950
3-202-5, Possession for Education1,1601,1601.51,740
3-202-6, Special Purpose Game Bird9595.548
3-202-7, Special Purpose Miscellaneous125125.563
3-202-8, Raptor Propagation4254251425
3-202-9, Depredation3,0003,00013,000
3-202-10, Special State Canada Goose1818118
3-202-11, Eagle Depredation1251251125
3-202-12, Acquisition and Transfer Request2,6002,6001.53,900
3-202-13, Eagle Exhibition7007001700
3-202-14, Native American Eagle Aviary1010.55
3-202-15, Eagle Take Monitoring & Reporting9909903029,700
3-202-15, Eagle Take Monitoring, Reporting, and Recordkeeping Programmatic20203426,840
3-202-16, Eagle Nest Take & Monitoring404016640
3-202-17, Avian Injury/Mortality Report50050063,000
3-186, Notice of Transfer & Sale of Migratory Waterfowl12,90012,900.253,225
3-186a, Migratory Bird Acquisition & Disposition18,64018,640.254,660
Total61,62361,623106,656
1 Completion time varies from 1.75 hours for individuals to 3.5 hours for businesses and governments.
2 Rounded.

Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: $1,520,525 for permit application fees.

III. Comments

We 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 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: February 17, 2017.

Tina A. Campbell,

Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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[FR Doc. 2017-03585 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]

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