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Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices planning and action at local, tribal, State, regional and ecosystem-based levels; develops recommendations for international cooperation in addressing invasive species; facilitates the development of a coordinated network to document, evaluate, and monitor impacts from invasive species; and facilitates establishment of an information-sharing system on invasive species that utilizes, to the greatest extent practicable, the Internet. The role of ISAC is to maintain an intensive and regular dialogue regarding the aforementioned issues. ISAC provides advice in cooperation with stakeholders and existing organizations addressing invasive species. The ISAC meets up to three (3) times per year. Terms for many of the current members of the ISAC will expire in June 2008. After consultation with the other members of NISC, the Secretary of the Interior will actively solicit new nominees and appoint members to ISAC. Prospective members of ISAC should be knowledgeable in and represent one or more of the following communities of interests: weed science, fisheries science, rangeland management, forest science, entomology, nematology, plant pathology, veterinary medicine, the broad range of farming or agricultural practices, biodiversity issues, applicable laws and regulations relevant to invasive species policy, risk assessment, biological control of invasive species, public health/epidemiology, industry activities, international affairs or trade, tribal or State government interests, environmental education, ecosystem monitoring, natural resource database design and Integration, and internetbased management of conservation issues. Prospective nominees should also have practical experience in one or more of the following areas: representing sectors of the national economy that are significantly threatened by biological invasions (e.g., agriculture, fisheries, public utilities, recreational users, tourism, etc.); representing sectors of the national economy whose routine operations may pose risks of new or expanded biological invasions (e.g., shipping, forestry, horticulture, aquaculture, pet trade, etc.); developing natural resource management plans on regional or ecosystem-level scales; addressing invasive species issues, including prevention, control and monitoring, in multiple ecosystems and on multiple scales; integrating science and the human dimension in order to create effective solutions to complex conservation issues including VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 education, outreach, and public relations experts; coordinating diverse groups of stakeholders to resolve complex environmental issues and conflicts; and complying with NEPA and other Federal requirements for public involvement in major conservation plans. Members will be selected in order to achieve a balanced representation of viewpoints, so to effectively address invasive species issues under consideration. No member may serve on the ISAC for more than two (2) consecutive terms. All terms will be limited to three (3) years in length. Members of the ISAC and its subcommittees serve without pay. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services of the ISAC, members shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in the government service, as authorized by section 5703 of Title 5, United States Code. Note: Employees of the Federal Government are not eligible for nomination or appointment to ISAC. Submitting Nominations Nominations should be typed and must include each of the following: 1. A brief summary of no more than two (2) pages explaining the nominee’s suitability to serve on the ISAC. 2. A resume or curriculum vitae. 3. At least two (2) letters of reference. Incomplete nominations (missing one or more of the items described above) will not be considered. Nominations should be postmarked no later than January 14, 2008, to Lori Williams, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council (OS/NISC), Regular Mail: 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240; Express Mail: 1201 Eye Street, NW., 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20005. The Secretary of the Interior, on behalf of the other members of NISC, is actively soliciting nominations of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities and members of low income populations to ensure that recommendations of the ISAC take into account the needs of the diverse groups served. Dated: November 26, 2007. Lori C. Williams, Executive Director, National Invasive Species Council. [FR Doc. E7–23213 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67745 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018–0023; Migratory Bird Surveys Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: 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. We are combining three surveys in this ICR because the surveys are interrelated and/or dependent upon each other: (1) Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018–0015, which expires February 28, 2008. (2) Parts Collection Survey, also approved under OMB Control No. 1018– 0015. (3) Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey, currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018–0023, which expires 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 31, 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: 1018–0023. Title: Migratory Bird Surveys Service Form Number(s): 3–165, 3– 165A, 3–165B, 3–165C, 3–165D, 3–165E and 3–2056J-N. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 67746 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collections. Affected Public: States and migratory game bird hunters. Number of annual respondents Activity Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasi Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours 49 85,000 13,500 7,500 686 85,000 134,600 7,500 185 hours ........ 4.3 minutes ...... 4.7 minutes ...... 5 minutes ......... 126,910 6,100 10,436 625 Totals ................................................................................ rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program ........................... Migratory Bird Hunter Survey .................................................. Parts Collection Survey ........................................................... Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey ............................................... 106,049 227,786 ..................... 144,071 Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–711) and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department of the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) the wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests that are within the guidelines that will allow for those populations’ well-being. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on information from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as needed to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting recreation while keeping populations at desired levels. Under the Migratory Bird Harvest Program, State licensing authorities collect the name and address information needed to provide a sample frame of all licensed migratory bird hunters. Since Federal regulations require that the States collect this information, we are including the associated burden in our approval request to OMB. The Migratory Bird Hunter Survey is based on the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, under which each State annually provides a list of all migratory bird hunters in the State. We randomly select migratory bird hunters; send them either a waterfowl questionnaire, a dove and band-tailed pigeon questionnaire, a woodcock questionnaire, or a snipe, rail, gallinule and coot questionnaire; and ask them to report their harvest of those species. The resulting estimates of harvest per hunter are combined with the complete list of migratory bird hunters to provide estimates of the total harvest of those species. The Parts Collection Survey estimates the species, sex, and age composition of the harvest, and the geographic and temporal distribution of the harvest. Randomly selected successful hunters who responded to the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey the previous year are VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:27 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 asked to complete and return a postcard if they are willing to participate in the Parts Collection Survey. We provide postage-paid envelopes to respondents before the hunting season and ask them to send in a wing or the tail feathers from each duck, goose, or coot they harvest, or a wing from each woodcock, band-tailed pigeon, snipe, rail, or gallinule they harvest. We use the wings and tail feathers to identify the species, sex, and age of the harvested sample. We also ask respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide speciesspecific national harvest estimates. The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting regulations. The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire survey of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the end of the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit holders and ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds harvested for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses provide estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the harvest as well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with the total number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total harvest of sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we adjust hunting regulations as needed to optimize harvest at levels that provide a maximum of hunting recreation while keeping the population at the desired level. We are also seeking approval to add a mourning dove wing collection to the Parts Collection Survey on an experimental basis. We will use the wings to identify the age of each sample, thereby providing estimates of annual mourning dove productivity at the management unit level. Those estimates of annual productivity are needed to PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 improve the mourning dove population models that we have developed for each management unit. We will compare the results and costs of our experimental mail survey with results and costs of mourning dove wing collection methods that are currently employed by some, but not all, States that have dove hunting seasons. If mourning dove productivity estimates are similar for the two methods, we would propose to adopt the more cost-effective method on a national scale. Comments: On March 16, 2007, we published in the Federal Register (72 FR 12628) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on May 16, 2007. We received one comment. The commenter did not address the information collection requirements, but did protest the entire migratory bird hunting regulations process, surveys and monitoring programs, and the killing of all migratory birds. Our long-term objectives continue to include providing opportunities to harvest portions of certain migratory game bird populations and limit harvest to levels compatible with each population’s ability to maintain healthy, viable numbers. Our harvest surveys are an integral part of our monitoring programs, which provide the information that we need to ensure harvest levels are commensurate with current status of migratory game bird populations and long-term population goals. 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. E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 230 / Friday, November 30, 2007 / Notices 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. E7–23197 Filed 11–29–07;8:45am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of teleconference. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a public teleconference of the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council (Council). DATES: We will hold the teleconference on Monday, December 17, 2007, 2–4 p.m. (Eastern time). If you wish to listen to the teleconference proceedings, submit written material for the Council to consider, or give a 2-minute presentation during the teleconference, notify Douglas Hobbs by Friday, December 7, 2007. If you wish to submit a written statement for Council consideration during the teleconference, we must receive it no later than December 13, 2007. See instructions under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., Mailstop 3103– AEA, Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358– 2336 (phone); (703) 358–2548 (fax), or doug_hobbs@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we give notice that the Council will hold a teleconference on Monday, December 17, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. The Council was formed in January 1993 to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the U.S. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Nov 29, 2007 Jkt 214001 Fish and Wildlife Service, on nationally significant recreational fishing, boating, and aquatic resource conservation issues. The Council represents the interests of the public and private sectors of the sport fishing, boating, and conservation communities and is organized to enhance partnerships among industry, constituency groups, and government. The 18-member Council, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, includes the Service Director and the president of the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, who both serve in ex officio capacities. Other Council members are directors from State agencies responsible for managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. The Council will convene to: (1) Approve recommendations to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service for funding Fiscal Year 2008 Boating Infrastructure Grant proposals; and (2) to consider other Council business. We will post the final agenda on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Procedures for Public Input Format Requirements for Oral and Written Commenters Whether you wish to comment orally or in written form, you must provide us with written copies of your comments. All written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: • One hard copy with original signature, and • One electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM– PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). 67747 teleconference. In addition, if you are selected to make a 2-minute presentation, you must provide hard and electronic copies of your presentation to the Council Coordinator by Thursday, December 13, 2007. Additional live questions from the public will not be considered during the teleconference. Submitting Written Information for the Council To Consider Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda are invited to submit written statements to the Council. Interested members of the public may submit relevant written information for the Council to consider during the public teleconference. We must receive all written statements by Thursday, December 13, 2007, so that we can make the information available to the Council for their consideration prior to the teleconference. Council Minutes The Council Coordinator will maintain the teleconference’s summary minutes, which will be available for public inspection at the location under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT during regular business hours within 30 days after the teleconference. You may purchase personal copies for the cost of duplication. Dated: November 20, 2007. Geoffrey L. Haskett, Acting Director. [FR Doc. E7–23345 Filed 11–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–800–1430–ES; COC–71969] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act Classification; Colorado Giving a 2-Minute Oral Presentation Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. Individuals or groups may request to give an oral presentation during the Council teleconference. Oral presentations will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than half an hour total for all speakers. Interested parties must contact Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via e-mail; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), by Friday, December 7, 2007, to be placed on the public speaker list for this SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provision of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended, 43 U.S.C. 869 et seq., and under sec. 7 of the Taylor Grazing Act, 43 U.S.C. 315f, and E.O. 6910, eighty acres of land in Archuleta County, Colorado. Archuleta County proposes to use the land for public recreation purposes. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\30NON1.SGM 30NON1

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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 1018-0023; Migratory Bird 
Surveys

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. We are combining three surveys in this ICR 
because the surveys are interrelated and/or dependent upon each other:
    (1) Migratory Bird Hunter Surveys, currently approved under OMB 
Control No. 1018-0015, which expires February 28, 2008.
    (2) Parts Collection Survey, also approved under OMB Control No. 
1018-0015.
    (3) Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey, currently approved under OMB 
Control No. 1018-0023, which expires 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 31, 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: 1018-0023.
    Title: Migratory Bird Surveys
    Service Form Number(s): 3-165, 3-165A, 3-165B, 3-165C, 3-165D, 3-
165E and 3-2056J-N.

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    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collections.
    Affected Public: States and migratory game bird hunters.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasi

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                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
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Migratory Bird Harvest                            49                 686  185 hours..........            126,910
 Information Program.
Migratory Bird Hunter Survey....              85,000              85,000  4.3 minutes........              6,100
Parts Collection Survey.........              13,500             134,600  4.7 minutes........             10,436
Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey...               7,500               7,500  5 minutes..........                625
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    Totals......................             106,049             227,786  ...................            144,071
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    Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711) and the 
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department 
of the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) the wise 
management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, 
and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests 
that are within the guidelines that will allow for those populations' 
well-being. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data 
on various characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on 
information from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as 
needed to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting 
recreation while keeping populations at desired levels.
    Under the Migratory Bird Harvest Program, State licensing 
authorities collect the name and address information needed to provide 
a sample frame of all licensed migratory bird hunters. Since Federal 
regulations require that the States collect this information, we are 
including the associated burden in our approval request to OMB.
    The Migratory Bird Hunter Survey is based on the Migratory Bird 
Harvest Information Program, under which each State annually provides a 
list of all migratory bird hunters in the State. We randomly select 
migratory bird hunters; send them either a waterfowl questionnaire, a 
dove and band-tailed pigeon questionnaire, a woodcock questionnaire, or 
a snipe, rail, gallinule and coot questionnaire; and ask them to report 
their harvest of those species. The resulting estimates of harvest per 
hunter are combined with the complete list of migratory bird hunters to 
provide estimates of the total harvest of those species.
    The Parts Collection Survey estimates the species, sex, and age 
composition of the harvest, and the geographic and temporal 
distribution of the harvest. Randomly selected successful hunters who 
responded to the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey the previous year are 
asked to complete and return a postcard if they are willing to 
participate in the Parts Collection Survey. We provide postage-paid 
envelopes to respondents before the hunting season and ask them to send 
in a wing or the tail feathers from each duck, goose, or coot they 
harvest, or a wing from each woodcock, band-tailed pigeon, snipe, rail, 
or gallinule they harvest. We use the wings and tail feathers to 
identify the species, sex, and age of the harvested sample. We also ask 
respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest 
for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest 
estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide 
species-specific national harvest estimates.
    The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the 
effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest 
of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting 
regulations.
    The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire survey 
of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the end of 
the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit holders and 
ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds harvested 
for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses provide 
estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the harvest as 
well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with the total 
number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total harvest of 
sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we adjust 
hunting regulations as needed to optimize harvest at levels that 
provide a maximum of hunting recreation while keeping the population at 
the desired level.
    We are also seeking approval to add a mourning dove wing collection 
to the Parts Collection Survey on an experimental basis. We will use 
the wings to identify the age of each sample, thereby providing 
estimates of annual mourning dove productivity at the management unit 
level. Those estimates of annual productivity are needed to improve the 
mourning dove population models that we have developed for each 
management unit. We will compare the results and costs of our 
experimental mail survey with results and costs of mourning dove wing 
collection methods that are currently employed by some, but not all, 
States that have dove hunting seasons. If mourning dove productivity 
estimates are similar for the two methods, we would propose to adopt 
the more cost-effective method on a national scale.
    Comments: On March 16, 2007, we published in the Federal Register 
(72 FR 12628) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on May 16, 2007. We received one comment. The 
commenter did not address the information collection requirements, but 
did protest the entire migratory bird hunting regulations process, 
surveys and monitoring programs, and the killing of all migratory 
birds. Our long-term objectives continue to include providing 
opportunities to harvest portions of certain migratory game bird 
populations and limit harvest to levels compatible with each 
population's ability to maintain healthy, viable numbers. Our harvest 
surveys are an integral part of our monitoring programs, which provide 
the information that we need to ensure harvest levels are commensurate 
with current status of migratory game bird populations and long-term 
population goals.
    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.

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    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. E7-23197 Filed 11-29-07;8:45am
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S