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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5045–N–10] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This Notice identifies unutilized, underutilized, excess, and surplus Federal property reviewed by HUD for suitability for possible use to assist the homeless. DATES: Effective Date: March 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathy Ezzell, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 7262, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410; telephone (202) 708–1234; TTY number for the hearing- and speech-impaired (202) 708–2565, (these telephone numbers are not toll-free), or call the toll-free Title V information line at 1–800–927–7588. 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[FR Doc. 06–2261 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL Fish and Wildlife Service Information Collection To Be Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB Control Number 1018–0130; Import/ Export of Wildlife and Wildlife Parts and Products and Plant Rescue, 50 CFR Parts 12 and 23 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will submit the collection of information described below to OMB for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. We will use this information to make decisions on whether to issue, suspend, revoke, amend, or deny a request for export approval or registration under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 9, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail); or (703) 358–2269 (fax). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information collection requirement, explanatory information, or related forms, contact Hope Grey at the addresses above or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). On February 21, 2006, OMB approved our emergency request for information collection associated with the regulations (50 CFR parts 12, 13, and 23) that implement CITES. The OMB control number for this collection is 1018–0130, which expires on August 31, 2006. The supporting statements for our emergency request are available online at http://www.fws.gov/pdm/ 0130SupCurrent.pdf. We plan to request that OMB approve this information collection for a 3-year term. The information that we collect is the minimum information necessary to enable us to make the necessary findings and decisions under CITES. Federal agencies 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. CITES regulates international trade in listed species through a system of permits and certificates. Before issuing a CITES Appendix II export permit, the Fish and Wildlife Service must find that: (1) The specimens to be exported were legally acquired and (2) the export will not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12393 We have set up programs to streamline the process for making the findings for export of certain native species listed in CITES Appendix II. Working with State and tribal governments, we have established export programs for American alligators, American ginseng, and certain native furbearers. For States and tribes that request export approval for one or more of these species, we collect information from the State and tribal governments on: (1) The conservation management of the relevant CITES-listed species in their territory and (2) their laws regulating the harvest of these species. This information allows us to make findings on a State or tribal basis, rather than requiring individual permit applicants to provide the information on a permit-by-permit basis. After we approve a State or tribal export program, we collect information from the State or tribal government in the form of annual reports. These reports request information on annual harvest levels and any changes to the State or tribal regulatory procedures over the past year. States and tribes may refer to information that they provided in previous years if there has been no change. The annual reports provide information that enables us to make findings on an annual or multi-year basis. Regular reporting from States and tribes helps us ensure that our findings remain valid. We use FWS Form 3–200– 61 (American Ginseng Export Program) to collect information on ginseng programs. We collect information on the other export programs via letter or email. This information collection also pertains to plant rescue. Live plant specimens traded in violation of CITES are subject to seizure. CITES requires that seized live plant material either be returned to the country of export or placed in a qualified rescue center in the country in which the seizure occurred. In the United States, we have a Plant Rescue Center program consisting of a network of botanical gardens, arboreta, zoological parks, and research institutions that have agreed to care for seized plant material. We collect nonform information to determine if an institution is qualified to participate in the Plant Rescue Center program as well as follow-up information from Plant Rescue Center participants confirming receipt of shipments and the condition of plants upon receipt. Title: Import/Export of Wildlife and Wildlife Parts and Products and Plant Rescue, 50 CFR 12 and 23. OMB Control Number: 1018–0130. Service Form Number: 3–200–61. E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 12394 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices Frequency of Collection: Annually (reports from approved State or tribal programs); on occasion (initial requests for program approval and reports from Plant Rescue Centers regarding shipments received). Description of Respondents: State and tribal governments; botanical gardens, Number of respondents Activity arboreta, zoological parks and research institutions. Estimated completion time (hrs) Number of responses Total annual burden (hrs) Approval of a CITES Export Program (American ginseng, furbearers, American alligator) ................................................................................................ Reports—American Ginseng (FWS Form 3–200–61) ..................................... Reports—Furbearer ......................................................................................... Reports—American Alligator ............................................................................ Participation in the Plant Rescue Center Program ......................................... Plant Rescue Center Status Reports .............................................................. 2 25 52 10 3 69 2 25 52 10 3 140 12 2 1 1 1 0.5 24 50 52 10 3 70 Totals ........................................................................................................ 161 232 ........................ 209 We invite comments concerning this collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of our functions under CITES, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of burden on the public; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Dated: March 2, 2006. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E6–3365 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Receipt of Applications for Endangered Species Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: We must receive written data or comments on these applications at the address given below, by April 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to the following office within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1875 dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 22:11 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 Century Boulevard, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia 30345 (Attn: Victoria Davis, Permit Biologist). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Davis, telephone 404/679–4176; facsimile 404/679–7081. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public is invited to comment on the following applications for permits to conduct certain activities with endangered and threatened species. This notice is provided under section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). If you wish to comment, you may submit comments by any one of the following methods. You may mail comments to the Services Regional Office (see ADDRESSES section) or via electronic mail (e-mail) to victoria_davis@fws.gov. Please submit electronic comments as an ASCII file avoiding the use of special characters and any form of encryption. Please also include your name and return address in your e-mail message. If you do not receive a confirmation from the Service that we have received your e-mail message, contact us directly at the telephone number listed above (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section). Finally, you may hand deliver comments to the Service office listed above (see ADDRESSES section). Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home address from the administrative record. We will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law. There may also be other circumstances in which we would withhold from the administrative record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. TE118955–0 Applicant: Plum Creek Timber Company, Kit Hart, Pearl, Mississippi. The applicant requests authorization to take (capture, identify, hold temporarily, translocate, release) redcockaded woodpeckers while studying the efforts of translocating established groups and while providing the data necessary to compare group translocation success and efficacy to the established subadult translocation model. The proposed activities would occur on Plum Creek Timber Company Lands in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas. Dated: February 27, 2006. Ed Buskirk, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 06–2306 Filed 3–7–06; 1:13 pm] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR 120 5882 CD99; HAG# 0085] Notice of Public Meeting, Coos Bay Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting as identified in Section 205(f)(2) of the Secure Rural Schools AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 47 (Friday, March 10, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Information Collection To Be Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; OMB 
Control Number 1018-0130; Import/Export of Wildlife and Wildlife Parts 
and Products and Plant Rescue, 50 CFR Parts 12 and 23

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will submit the collection of 
information described below to OMB for approval under the provisions of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act. We will use this information to make 
decisions on whether to issue, suspend, revoke, amend, or deny a 
request for export approval or registration under the Convention on 
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 
(CITES).

DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 9, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection to Hope 
Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 
(mail); hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail); or (703) 358-2269 (fax).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection requirement, explanatory information, or related forms, 
contact Hope Grey at the addresses above or by telephone at (703) 358-
2482.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which 
implement provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
3501 et seq.), require that interested members of the public and 
affected agencies be given an opportunity to comment on information 
collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). On 
February 21, 2006, OMB approved our emergency request for information 
collection associated with the regulations (50 CFR parts 12, 13, and 
23) that implement CITES. The OMB control number for this collection is 
1018-0130, which expires on August 31, 2006. The supporting statements 
for our emergency request are available online at http://www.fws.gov/
pdm/0130SupCurrent.pdf. We plan to request that OMB approve this 
information collection for a 3-year term. The information that we 
collect is the minimum information necessary to enable us to make the 
necessary findings and decisions under CITES. Federal agencies 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.
    CITES regulates international trade in listed species through a 
system of permits and certificates. Before issuing a CITES Appendix II 
export permit, the Fish and Wildlife Service must find that: (1) The 
specimens to be exported were legally acquired and (2) the export will 
not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild.
    We have set up programs to streamline the process for making the 
findings for export of certain native species listed in CITES Appendix 
II. Working with State and tribal governments, we have established 
export programs for American alligators, American ginseng, and certain 
native furbearers. For States and tribes that request export approval 
for one or more of these species, we collect information from the State 
and tribal governments on: (1) The conservation management of the 
relevant CITES-listed species in their territory and (2) their laws 
regulating the harvest of these species. This information allows us to 
make findings on a State or tribal basis, rather than requiring 
individual permit applicants to provide the information on a permit-by-
permit basis.
    After we approve a State or tribal export program, we collect 
information from the State or tribal government in the form of annual 
reports. These reports request information on annual harvest levels and 
any changes to the State or tribal regulatory procedures over the past 
year. States and tribes may refer to information that they provided in 
previous years if there has been no change. The annual reports provide 
information that enables us to make findings on an annual or multi-year 
basis. Regular reporting from States and tribes helps us ensure that 
our findings remain valid. We use FWS Form 3-200-61 (American Ginseng 
Export Program) to collect information on ginseng programs. We collect 
information on the other export programs via letter or e-mail.
    This information collection also pertains to plant rescue. Live 
plant specimens traded in violation of CITES are subject to seizure. 
CITES requires that seized live plant material either be returned to 
the country of export or placed in a qualified rescue center in the 
country in which the seizure occurred. In the United States, we have a 
Plant Rescue Center program consisting of a network of botanical 
gardens, arboreta, zoological parks, and research institutions that 
have agreed to care for seized plant material. We collect nonform 
information to determine if an institution is qualified to participate 
in the Plant Rescue Center program as well as follow-up information 
from Plant Rescue Center participants confirming receipt of shipments 
and the condition of plants upon receipt.
    Title: Import/Export of Wildlife and Wildlife Parts and Products 
and Plant Rescue, 50 CFR 12 and 23.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0130.
    Service Form Number: 3-200-61.

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    Frequency of Collection: Annually (reports from approved State or 
tribal programs); on occasion (initial requests for program approval 
and reports from Plant Rescue Centers regarding shipments received).
    Description of Respondents: State and tribal governments; botanical 
gardens, arboreta, zoological parks and research institutions.

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                                                                                     Estimated
                    Activity                         Number of       Number of      completion     Total annual
                                                    respondents      responses      time  (hrs)    burden  (hrs)
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Approval of a CITES Export Program (American                   2               2              12              24
 ginseng, furbearers, American alligator).......
Reports--American Ginseng (FWS Form 3-200-61)...              25              25               2              50
Reports--Furbearer..............................              52              52               1              52
Reports--American Alligator.....................              10              10               1              10
Participation in the Plant Rescue Center Program               3               3               1               3
Plant Rescue Center Status Reports..............              69             140             0.5              70
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    Totals......................................             161             232  ..............             209
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    We invite comments concerning this collection on: (1) Whether or 
not the collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of our functions under CITES, including whether or not the 
information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our 
estimate of burden on the public; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents.

    Dated: March 2, 2006.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E6-3365 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45 am]
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