Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0066; Marine Mammal Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates, 67315-67316 [E7-23134]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 28, 2007 / Notices (1) General take or removal. Relates to human-related mortality including unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful activities (e.g., highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions authorized to manage the population (e.g., translocation or providing aid to sick, injured, or orphaned individuals); take in defense of human life; take related to defense of property (if authorized); or take in the form of authorized harassment. (2) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental animals in the act of attacking livestock. (3) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized scientific collection. Most of the contacts with the public deal primarily with the reporting of sightings of experimental population animals or the inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual. The information that we collect includes: (1) Name, address, and phone number of reporting party. (2) Species involved. (3) Type of incident. (4) Location and time of the reported incident. (5) Description of the circumstances related to the incident. This information helps us to assess the effectiveness of control activities and to develop better means to reduce problems with livestock for those species where depredation is a problem. Service recovery specialists use the information to determine the success of reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan goals for the threatened and endangered species involved. Comments: On July 11, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 37793) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 10, 2007. We received no comments. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (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. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. Dated: November 14, 2007 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E7–23133 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018–0066; Marine Mammal Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Number of annual respondents Activity ACTION: 67315 Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 30, 2007. 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 December 28, 2007. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395–6566 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); (703) 358–2269 (fax); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey by mail, fax, or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1018–0066. Title: Marine Mammal Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates, 50 CFR 18.23(f). Service Form Number(s): R7–50, R7– 51, R7–52. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours 1,190 52 796 1,190 52 796 15 minutes ....... 15 minutes ....... 15 minutes ....... 298 13 199 Totals ................................................................................ ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES R7–50 (walrus) ........................................................................ R7–51 (polar bear) .................................................................. R7–52 (sea otter) ..................................................................... 2,038 2,038 ..................... 510 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Nov 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 Pacific or Arctic Oceans may harvest polar bears, northern sea otters, and Pacific walrus for subsistence or handicraft purposes. Section 109(i) of the MMPA authorizes the Secretary of PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Interior to prescribe marking, tagging, and reporting regulations applicable to the Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft take. E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 67316 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 228 / Wednesday, November 28, 2007 / Notices On behalf of the Secretary, we implemented regulations at 50 CFR 18.23(f) for Alaska Natives harvesting polar bear, northern sea otter, and Pacific walrus. These regulations enable us to gather data on the Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft harvest and on the biology of polar bear, northern sea otter, and Pacific walrus 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. The information we collect includes, but is not limited to: (1) Date of kill. (2) Sex of the animal. (3) Kill location. (4) Form of transportation used to make the kill of polar bears. (5) Amount of time (i.e., hours/days hunted) spent hunting polar bears. (6) Type of take (live killed or beach found) for walrus. (7) Number of otters present in and number of otters harvested from pod. (8) Condition of the bear and whether or not polar bear cubs were present. (9) Name of the hunter or possessor of the specified parts at the time of marking, tagging, and reporting. Comments: On July 12, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 38096) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 10, 2007. We received one comment. The comment expressed opposition to the killing of wildlife by Alaska Natives. We note the concerns raised by this individual; however, the harvest of marine mammals by certain Alaska Natives for certain purposes is specifically exempted from otherwise prohibited activities by Section 101(b) of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.). We did not make any changes to our information collection requirements. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:18 Nov 27, 2007 Jkt 214001 (4) 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, e-mail 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. Dated: November 14, 2007 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E7–23134 Filed 11–27–07; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–050–5853–ES; N–75716 and N–41566– 14; 8–08807] Notice of Realty Action: Lease/ Conveyance for Recreation and Public Purposes of Public Lands in Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Realty Action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act request for lease and subsequent conveyance of approximately 20 acres in two separate parcels of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The Clark County School District (CCSD) proposes to use the land for one 15-acre public elementary school and one five-acre addition to an existing public high school. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed lease/conveyance of the lands until January 14, 2008. ADDRESSES: Mail written comments to the BLM Las Vegas Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Warner, (702) 515–5084. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public lands in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada have been examined and found suitable for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) On parcel one, identified as serial number N–75716, PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 CCSD proposes to use 15 acres of land for an elementary school. The elementary school structure will be similar to the design of Marshall Darnell Elementary School. The building consists of 62,500 square feet and contains twenty-nine classrooms, one library, a multipurpose room, and a teachers’ lounge. The structure will feature tilt-up concrete slabs with a refrigerated air-conditioned system and a heating system. The school will accommodate an estimated enrollment of 660 students. This area is currently serviced by Aggie Roberts Elementary school which is on a year-round schedule. The new school will alleviate overcrowding and allow both schools to maintain nine month schedules. This parcel is located in the southeastern part of valley, northeast of the intersection of Spencer Street and Pebble Road, and can be described as: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 22 S., R. 61 E., Sec. 14, W1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2SW1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, NE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SE1⁄4. On parcel two, identified as BLM serial number N–41566–14, CCSD proposes to use five acres of land to add to their current twenty-acre lease for the Career and Technical Academy (high school). Increased student enrollment has created a need for a larger structure and campus. N–41566–14 is located in the southwestern part of the valley, southwest of the intersection of Windmill Lane and South Rainbow Boulevard and can be described as: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 22 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 15, E1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4NE1⁄4. The land is not required for any federal purpose. The proposed actions are in conformance with the Las Vegas Resource Management Plan approved on October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. The Plans of Development have been reviewed and it is determined the proposed actions conform with land use plan decision, LD–1, established in accordance with Section 202 of Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended (43 U.S.C. 1712). The leases/ conveyances, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior, and will contain the following reservations to the United States: E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 228 (Wednesday, November 28, 2007)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-23134]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0066; Marine Mammal 
Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which 
is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on November 
30, 2007. 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 December 28, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR to the Desk 
Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-
6566 (fax) or OIRA--DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy 
of your comments to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax 
Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); (703) 358-2269 (fax); or hope_
grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey by mail, fax, or e-mail (see 
ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0066.
    Title: Marine Mammal Tagging, Marking, and Reporting Certificates, 
50 CFR 18.23(f).
    Service Form Number(s): R7-50, R7-51, R7-52.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
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R7-50 (walrus)..................               1,190               1,190  15 minutes.........                298
R7-51 (polar bear)..............                  52                  52  15 minutes.........                 13
R7-52 (sea otter)...............                 796                 796  15 minutes.........                199
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    Totals......................               2,038               2,038  ...................                510
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    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 
walrus 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.

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    On behalf of the Secretary, we implemented regulations at 50 CFR 
18.23(f) for Alaska Natives harvesting polar bear, northern sea otter, 
and Pacific walrus. These regulations enable us to gather data on the 
Alaska Native subsistence and handicraft harvest and on the biology of 
polar bear, northern sea otter, and Pacific walrus 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. The information we collect includes, but is not limited to:
    (1) Date of kill.
    (2) Sex of the animal.
    (3) Kill location.
    (4) Form of transportation used to make the kill of polar bears.
    (5) Amount of time (i.e., hours/days hunted) spent hunting polar 
bears.
    (6) Type of take (live killed or beach found) for walrus.
    (7) Number of otters present in and number of otters harvested from 
pod.
    (8) Condition of the bear and whether or not polar bear cubs were 
present.
    (9) Name of the hunter or possessor of the specified parts at the 
time of marking, tagging, and reporting.
    Comments: On July 12, 2007, we published in the Federal Register 
(72 FR 38096) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on 
September 10, 2007. We received one comment. The comment expressed 
opposition to the killing of wildlife by Alaska Natives. We note the 
concerns raised by this individual; however, the harvest of marine 
mammals by certain Alaska Natives for certain purposes is specifically 
exempted from otherwise prohibited activities by Section 101(b) of the 
Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 
et seq.). We did not make any changes to our information collection 
requirements.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
    (1) whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information;
    (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.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
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.

    Dated: November 14, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E7-23134 Filed 11-27-07; 8:45 am
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S