Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1018-0066; Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts, 27866-27867 [2017-12727]

Download as PDF 27866 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Comment 4C: Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected: The Central Flyway Council stated that they believe the surveys are conducted in an appropriate fashion that provides accurate and precise estimates of migratory bird hunter and harvest. They also stated that until alternative methodologies have been developed and vetted, mailing surveys is the sole method for obtaining high-quality information with migratory bird surveys. They noted that this information collection allows individual States to evaluate humandimension decisions (e.g., timing of seasons, boundaries of hunting zones) related to the States’ hunting season selections within the Federal framework for migratory bird seasons. Service Response to Comment 4C: No response required. Comment 4D: Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents: The Central Flyway Council reiterated that they did not believe the surveys caused a significant burden on respondents, but encouraged the examination of methods to reduce the burden of the surveys on respondents, and stated they were willing to work with the Service on any improvements or changes in the future. They further noted that these changes would require appropriate funding for their development and implementation, and also said there is a need to ensure comparability with previous methods. Service Response to Comment 4D: As stated in Service response 2D above, in the next several years, we intend to undertake a critical review of the sampling design of this survey, as part of an effort to modernize our overall data management processes. We will also be moving to an online harvest diary form, which should reduce the burden on respondents by making it easier to fill out and submit the form. We fully intend to involve flyway partners in this modification to the survey, which should allow us to increase sample sizes where needed, while maintaining reliability and accuracy of the survey. IV. Request for and Availability of Public Comments 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. V. Authorities The authorities for this action are the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a–742j), and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: June 14, 2017. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12724 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–ES–2017–N057; FF07CAMM00.FX.ES111607MRG02] Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1018– 0066; Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: 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 June 30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: 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_ DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail), or info_coll@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0066’’ in the subject line of your comments. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, at info_coll@fws.gov (email) or (703) 358–2503 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Under section 101(b) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361– 1407), Alaska Natives residing in Alaska and dwelling on the coast of the North Pacific or Arctic Oceans may harvest polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses for subsistence or handicraft purposes. Section 109(i) of the MMPA authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe marking, tagging, and reporting regulations applicable to the Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft take. On behalf of the Secretary, we implemented regulations at 50 CFR 18.23(f) for Alaska Natives harvesting polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses. These regulations enable us to gather data on the Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft harvest and on the biology of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses in Alaska to determine what effect such take may be having on these populations. The regulations also provide us with a means of monitoring the disposition of the harvest to ensure that any commercial use of products created from these species meets the criteria set forth in section 101(b) of the MMPA. We use three forms to collect the information: FWS Form 3–2414 (Polar Bear Tagging Certificates), FWS Form 3–2415 (Walrus Tagging Certificates), and FWS Form 3–2416 (Sea Otter Tagging Certificates). The information we collect includes, but is not limited to: • Date of kill; • Sex of the animal; • Kill location; • Age of the animal (i.e., adult, subadult, cub, or pup); • Form of transportation used to make the kill of polar bears; • Amount of time (i.e., hours/days hunted) spent hunting polar bears; • Type of take (live-killed or beachfound) for walrus; E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 27867 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices • Number of otters present in and number of otters harvested from pod; • Condition of the polar bear and whether or not bear cubs were present; and • Name of the hunter or possessor of the specified parts at the time of marking, tagging, and reporting. We use FWS Form 3–2406 (Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts) to record the collection of bones, teeth, or ivory of dead marine mammals by non-Native and Natives not eligible to harvest marine mammals under the MMPA. It is legal to collect such parts from a beach or from land within a quarter of a mile of the ocean (50 CFR 18.26). The information we collect via Form 3–2406 includes, but is not limited to: • Date and location found. • Age, sex, and size of the animal. • Tag numbers. • Name, address, phone number, and birthdate of the collector. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0066. Number of respondents Activity 3–2414 3–2415 3–2416 3–2406 Title: Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts, 50 CFR 18.23(f) and 18.26. Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3–2406, 3–2414, 3–2415, and 3–2416. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response (minutes) Total annual burden hours (Polar Bear) ........................................................................................ (Walrus) .............................................................................................. (Sea Otter) .......................................................................................... (Beach Found) .................................................................................... 25 100 75 300 60 500 1,280 300 15 15 15 15 15 125 320 75 Totals ........................................................................................................ 500 2,140 ........................ 535 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Costs: None. III. Comments On February 24, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 11598) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on April 25, 2017. We received one comment in response to that notice: Email comment dated April 24, 2017 from Marine Mammal Commission. The Marine Mammal Commission supports the continuation of the information collection programs related to the taking of marine mammals for subsistence and handicraft purposes by Alaska Natives. Collection of this information is authorized under section 109(i) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. This information is important for tracking Native use of marine mammals and to provide the documentation that marine mammal parts were legally taken. The Commission also supports the continued use of FWS Form 3–2406 for registering marine mammal hard parts found on beaches and near shore areas. Under applicable regulations, these parts can be retained only if they are registered with the FWS (or NMFS). As such, retention of the registration form is necessary. FWS Response: None required. IV. Request for and Availability of Public Comments We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 • 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. V. Authorities The authorities for this action are the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361– 1407) and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: June 14, 2017. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12727 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey [GX17RB00CMFCA00] Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1028– NEW; Current and Future Landsat User Requirements U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of a new information collection; request for comments. AGENCY: We (the U.S. Geological Survey) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) 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. DATES: To ensure that your comments are considered, we must receive them on or before August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on this information collection to the Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS 807, Reston, VA 20192 (mail); (703) 648–7197 (fax); or gs-info_collections@usgs.gov (email). Please reference ‘Information Collection 1028–NEW, Current and Future Landsat User Requirements’ in all correspondence. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-ES-2017-N057; FF07CAMM00.FX.ES111607MRG02]


Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 
1018-0066; Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, 
and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: 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 June 30, 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: 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_DOCKET@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 BPHC, 
5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail), or 
info_coll@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0066'' in the subject 
line of your comments. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Service Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, at info_coll@fws.gov (email) or (703) 358-2503 
(telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    Under section 101(b) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 
(MMPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407), Alaska Natives residing in 
Alaska and dwelling on the coast of the North Pacific or Arctic Oceans 
may harvest polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses for 
subsistence or handicraft purposes. Section 109(i) of the MMPA 
authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to prescribe marking, tagging, 
and reporting regulations applicable to the Alaska Native subsistence 
and handicraft take.
    On behalf of the Secretary, we implemented regulations at 50 CFR 
18.23(f) for Alaska Natives harvesting polar bears, northern sea 
otters, and Pacific walruses. These regulations enable us to gather 
data on the Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft harvest and on the 
biology of polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walruses in 
Alaska to determine what effect such take may be having on these 
populations. The regulations also provide us with a means of monitoring 
the disposition of the harvest to ensure that any commercial use of 
products created from these species meets the criteria set forth in 
section 101(b) of the MMPA. We use three forms to collect the 
information: FWS Form 3-2414 (Polar Bear Tagging Certificates), FWS 
Form 3-2415 (Walrus Tagging Certificates), and FWS Form 3-2416 (Sea 
Otter Tagging Certificates). The information we collect includes, but 
is not limited to:
     Date of kill;
     Sex of the animal;
     Kill location;
     Age of the animal (i.e., adult, subadult, cub, or pup);
     Form of transportation used to make the kill of polar 
bears;
     Amount of time (i.e., hours/days hunted) spent hunting 
polar bears;
     Type of take (live-killed or beach-found) for walrus;

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     Number of otters present in and number of otters harvested 
from pod;
     Condition of the polar bear and whether or not bear cubs 
were present; and
     Name of the hunter or possessor of the specified parts at 
the time of marking, tagging, and reporting.
    We use FWS Form 3-2406 (Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal 
Hard Parts) to record the collection of bones, teeth, or ivory of dead 
marine mammals by non-Native and Natives not eligible to harvest marine 
mammals under the MMPA. It is legal to collect such parts from a beach 
or from land within a quarter of a mile of the ocean (50 CFR 18.26). 
The information we collect via Form 3-2406 includes, but is not limited 
to:
     Date and location found.
     Age, sex, and size of the animal.
     Tag numbers.
     Name, address, phone number, and birthdate of the 
collector.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0066.
    Title: Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, 
and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts, 50 CFR 
18.23(f) and 18.26.
    Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2406, 3-2414, 3-2415, and 3-
2416.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                     (minutes)
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3-2414 (Polar Bear).............................              25              60              15              15
3-2415 (Walrus).................................             100             500              15             125
3-2416 (Sea Otter)..............................              75           1,280              15             320
3-2406 (Beach Found)............................             300             300              15              75
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................             500           2,140  ..............             535
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Costs: None.

III. Comments

    On February 24, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 
11598) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this 
information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on April 25, 2017. We received one comment in response to 
that notice:
    Email comment dated April 24, 2017 from Marine Mammal Commission.
    The Marine Mammal Commission supports the continuation of the 
information collection programs related to the taking of marine mammals 
for subsistence and handicraft purposes by Alaska Natives. Collection 
of this information is authorized under section 109(i) of the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act. This information is important for tracking 
Native use of marine mammals and to provide the documentation that 
marine mammal parts were legally taken.
    The Commission also supports the continued use of FWS Form 3-2406 
for registering marine mammal hard parts found on beaches and near 
shore areas. Under applicable regulations, these parts can be retained 
only if they are registered with the FWS (or NMFS). As such, retention 
of the registration form is necessary.
    FWS Response: None required.

IV. Request for and Availability of Public Comments

    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.

V. Authorities

    The authorities for this action are the Marine Mammal Protection 
Act of 1972 (MMPA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407) and the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: June 14, 2017.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
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