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Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Management Authority

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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, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: BPHC, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or madonna_baucum@fws.gov (email). Please include “1018-0093” 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

This information collection covers permit applications and reports 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. 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.

Information collection requirements associated with the Federal fish and wildlife permit applications and reports are currently approved under three different OMB control numbers: 1018-0093, “Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Management Authority; 50 CFR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23”; 1018-0150, “Renewal of CITES Registration of Commercial Breeding Operations for Appendix I Wildlife and Other CITES Requirements, 50 CFR 17 and 23”; and 1018-0164, “Import of Sport-Hunted African Elephant Trophies, 50 CFR 17.” In this revision of 1018-0093, we will include all of the information collection requirements associated with all three OMB Control Numbers. If OMB approves this revision, we will discontinue OMB Control Numbers 1018-0150 and 1018-0164.

II. Data

OMB Control Number: 1018-0093.

Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Management Authority; 50 CFR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23.

Form Numbers: FWS Forms 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, and 3-200-85 through 3-200-88.

Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.

Description of Respondents: 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.

Regulation/activityAnnual respondentsAnnual responsesCompletion time per response (hours)Annual burden hours *
ICs from 1018-0093, “Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Management Authority, 50 CFR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 23”
Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies—Application (Form 3-200-20)6669169
Import of Sport-Hunted Trophies of Argali—Application (Form 3-200-21)1181490.75112
Import of Sport-Hunted Bontebok Trophies from South Africa—Application (Form 3-200-22)76770.3333326
Export of Pre-Convention, Pre-Act, or Antique Specimens (CITES, MMPA, and/or ESA)—Application (Form 3-200-23)1131810.75136
Commercial Export of Live Captive-Born Animals (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-24)1093260.75245
Export of Raptors (MBTA and/or CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-25)341151115
Export of Skins of 7 Native Species: Bobcat, lynx, river otter, Alaskan brown bear, Alaskan black bear, Alaskan gray wolf, and American alligator (CITES) (Form 3-200-26)452060.3333369
Export of Wildlife Removed from the Wild (Live/Samples/Parts/Products (CITES))—Application (Form 3-200-27)52910.7568
Export of Trophies by Hunters or Taxidermists (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-28)1232220.5111
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Export/Re-export of Wildlife Samples and/or Biomedical Samples (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-29)1143872.5968
Export/Re-export/Re-import of Circuses and Traveling Animal Exhibitions (and Reissuance) (CITES/ESA)—Application (Form 3-200-30)2436136
Annual Report for Exhibition Permittees (Form 3-200-30A)36360.518
Introduction from the Sea (CITES) (Form 3-200-31)3326
Export/Re-export of Plants (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-32)921561156
Export of Artificially Propagated Plants—Application (Form 3-200-33)2638276
Export of American Ginseng—Application (Form 3-200-34)49810.3333327
Import of Wild Collected Appendix 1 Plants (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-35)1111
Export/Import/Interstate and Foreign Commerce of Plants (CITES and/or ESA)—Application (Form 3-200-36)3313
Export/Import/Interstate and Foreign Commerce/Take of Animals (Live/Samples/Parts/Products (CITES and/or ESA)—Application (Form 3-200-37)1461912382
Certificate of Scientific Exchange/COSE (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-39)2828128
Certificate of Scientific Exchange (COSE) Special Reporting Conditions—Report (Form 3-200-39A)43430.522
Export and Re-export of Museum Specimens—Application (Form 3-200-40)5515
ESA Museum Permit Report (Form 3-200-40A)31310.516
Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration/CBW—Application (Form 3-200-41)61622124
Captive-Bred Wildlife Registration Annual Report (Form 3-200-41A)5415410.5221
Import/Acquisition/Transport of Injurious Wildlife—Application (Form 3-200-42)6178178
Take/Import/Transport/Export of Marine Mammals or Renewal/Amendment of Existing Permit Application (Form 3-200-43)14162.3337
Registration of an Agency/Tannery (MMPA)—Application (Form 3-200-44)440.333331
Registered Agent/Tannery Inventory Report (Form 3-200-44A)9919
Import/Export/Re-export of Personal Pets (CITES or Wild Bird Conservation Act)—Application (Form 3-200-46)2482590.5130
Import of Birds for Scientific Research or Zoological Breeding and Display (WBCA)—Application (Form 3-200-47)1214228
Import of Birds Under an Approved Cooperative Breeding Program (WBCA)—Application (Form 3-200-48)5919
Approval, Amendment or Renewal of a Cooperative Breeding Program (WBCA) (Form 3-200-49)56318
Approval of Sustainable Use Management Plan (WBCA)—Application (Form 3-200-50)<1<110<10
Approval of a Foreign Breeding Facility under the WBCA—Application (Form 3-200-51)<1<18<8
Reissuance, Renewal, or Amendment of a Permit—Application (Form 3-200-52)3264230.25106
Export/Re-export of Live Captive—Held Marine Mammals (CITES) Application (Form 3-200-53)1224
Supplemental Application for a Retrospectively Issued Document (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-58)4242142
American Ginseng Export Program—Report (Form 3-200-61)192443.51,044
Certificate of Ownership for Personally Owned Wildlife “Pet Passport” (CITES)—Application (Form 3-200-64)26920.546
Registration of Appendix I Commercial Breeding Operations (CITES) Application (Form 3-200-65)114040
Replacement Document (CITES,MMPA, WBCA/Lacey Act)—Application (Form 3-200-66)50500.2513
Export/Import/Transport of Bald and Golden Eagle for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes (CITES) (Form 3-200-69)220.51
Export/Re-import/Transport of Bald and Golden Eagle for Indian Religious Purposes (CITES) (Form 3-200-70)770.54
Re-export of Wildlife (CITES) (Form 3-200-73)2401,7620.5881
Single Use Export Permits Under a Master File or an Annual Program File (Form 3-200-74)1976000.160
Registration of a Production Facility for Export of Certain Native Species Application (Form 3-200-75)20250.513
Export of Caviar or Meat of Paddlefish or Sturgeon Removed from the Wild (CITES) (Form 3-200-76)1324372
Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, Caviar, or Meat from Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon (CITES) (Form 3-200-80)3339
Application to Establish a Master File for the Export of Live Captive-Bred Animals (CITES) (Form 3-200-85)2038120
Photography of Marine Mammals Application (Form 3-200-86)451.58
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Transfer/Transport of Live Captive-Held Marine Mammals (Form 3-200-87)2525125
Musical Instrument Application (Form 3-200-88)13150.58
Request for Approval of a CITES Export Program (American Ginseng, CITES furbearers, American Alligator)221224
Report for Furbearer CITES Export Programs5252152
Report for American Alligator CITES Export Program1010110
Participation in the Plant Rescue Center Program—Application3313
Plant Rescue Program—Report on Receipt and Condition of Specimens1952500.5125
ICs from 1018-0150, “Renewal of CITES Registration of Commercial Breeding Operations for Appendix I Wildlife, 50 CFR 23
Report Take—Grizzly Bears25250.256
Report Take—Mountain Lions15150.254
Marking/Labeling of Vicuna Products, Beluga Sturgeon Caviar, and African Elephant Sport-Hunted Trophies4716010.5300
Beluga Sturgeon Exemption111616
Wildlife Hybrid Exemption751500.575
Exception to Use of CITES Specimens after Import2502500.5125
ICs from 1018-0164, “Import of Sport-Hunted African Elephant Trophies, 50 CFR 17
Import of Sport-hunted Trophies of Southern African Leopard, African Elephant, and Namibian Southern White Rhinoceros—Application (Form 3-200-19)5135480.33182
Total:4,9208,5226,686
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Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $840,600.

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. 2017-03586 Filed 2-23-17; 8:45 am]

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