Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0019; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey, 43254-43255 [E8-16900]

Download as PDF 43254 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices Number of respondents Annual responses 9,000 1 Reporting Burden .............................................................................. Total Estimated Burden Hours: 4,500. Status: Extension of a currently approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: July 17, 2008. Lillian L. Deitzer, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–16912 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2008–N0176] [91200–1231– 00AP–M4] Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018–0010; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2008. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: You must send your comments on or before September 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail) or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or email (see ADDRESSES), or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712) and Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a - 754j-2) designate the Department of the Interior as the primary agency responsible for (1) wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow for the well-being of migratory bird populations. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird populations. The Mourning Dove Call Count Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird management program. The survey is a cooperative effort between the Service and State wildlife agencies and local and tribal biologists. Each spring, State, Service, local, and tribal biologists conduct the survey to provide the necessary data to determine the population status of the mourning dove. If this survey were not conducted, we would not be able to determine the population status of mourning doves prior to setting regulations. The Service and the States use the survey results to: (1) develop annual regulations for hunting mourning doves, (2) plan and evaluate dove management programs, and (3) provide specific information necessary for dove research. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0010. Title: Mourning Dove Call Count Survey. Service Form Number(s): 3-159. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, local, and tribal employees. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 1,062. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,799 hours. We believe 80 percent of the respondents will enter data electronically, with an average reporting burden of 2.67 hours per respondent. For all others, we estimate the reporting burden to be 2.5 hours per respondent. III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC on: (1) whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 × Hours per response = .5 Burden hours 4,500 (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. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: June 26, 2008 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E8–16899 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am Billing Code 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-MB-2008-N0175] [91200-123100AP-M4] Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0019; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2008. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1 ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: You must send comments on or before September 22, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or email (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712) and Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a - 754j-2) designate the Department of the Interior as the primary agency responsible for (1) wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow for the well-being of migratory bird populations. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird populations. The North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird management program. State, Federal, Provincial, local, and tribal conservation agencies conduct the survey annually to provide the data necessary to determine the population status of the woodcock. In addition, the information is vital in assessing the relative changes in the geographic distribution of the woodcock. We use the information primarily to develop recommendations for hunting regulations. Without information on the population’s status, we might promulgate hunting regulations that are not sufficiently restrictive, which could cause harm to the woodcock population, or too restrictive, which would unduly restrict recreational opportunities afforded by woodcock hunting. The Service, State conservation agencies, university associates, and other interested parties use the data for various research and management projects. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0019. Title: North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey. Service Form Number(s): 3-156. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Affected Public: State, Provincial, local, and tribal employees. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 750. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 571 hours. We believe 70 percent of the respondents (525 persons) will enter data electronically, with an average reporting burden of 0.8 hours per respondent. For all other respondents, we estimate the reporting burden to be 0.67 hours per respondent. III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC 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. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 43255 AGENCY: natural resource trustee, announces the release for public review of the Draft Natural Resource Damage Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (RP/EA) for the Cherokee County Superfund Site, Cherokee County, Kansas. The Draft RP/EA presents the Service’s overall approach and preferred restoration alternatives that compensate for impacts to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous substances from former mining activities in Cherokee County, Kansas. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Copies of the RP/EA are available for review during office hours at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502, and online at http:// mountain-prairie.fws.gov/nrda/ CherokeeCounty.htm. Requests for copies of the RP/EA may be made to the same address. Copies also will be available at the Columbus, Baxter Springs, and Galena libraries in Cherokee County. Interested members of the public are invited to review and comment on the RP/EA. Written comments will be considered and addressed in the final RP/EA at the conclusion of the 30-day public comment period. Written comments or materials regarding the RP/EA should be sent to the Kansas Ecological Services Field Office at the address given above. Public Comment Availability: Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gibran Suleiman, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kansas Ecological Services Field Office, 2609 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. Interested parties also may call 785–539–3474 ext. 114, or e-mail Gibran_Suleiman@fws.gov for further information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), on behalf of the Department of the Interior (DOI), as the Background The DOI, acting as natural resource Trustee, reached two different natural resource damages settlements with Eagle-Picher Industries, Inc. (EaglePicher) in 1991 and LTV Corporation (LTV) in 1986 for natural resource Dated: June 26, 2008 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E8–16900 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am Billing Code 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–ES–2008–N0125, 64411–9821– 0031–W3] Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability, Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2008-N0175] [91200-1231-00AP-M4]


Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0019; 
North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on December 31, 2008. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not 
required to

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respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently 
valid OMB control number.

DATES: You must send comments on or before September 22, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or 
hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
I. Abstract
    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712) and Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a - 754j-2) designate the Department 
of the Interior as the primary agency responsible for (1) wise 
management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States 
and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow for the well-being of 
migratory bird populations. These responsibilities dictate that we 
gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird 
populations.
    The North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey is an essential 
part of the migratory bird management program. State, Federal, 
Provincial, local, and tribal conservation agencies conduct the survey 
annually to provide the data necessary to determine the population 
status of the woodcock. In addition, the information is vital in 
assessing the relative changes in the geographic distribution of the 
woodcock. We use the information primarily to develop recommendations 
for hunting regulations. Without information on the population's 
status, we might promulgate hunting regulations that are not 
sufficiently restrictive, which could cause harm to the woodcock 
population, or too restrictive, which would unduly restrict 
recreational opportunities afforded by woodcock hunting. The Service, 
State conservation agencies, university associates, and other 
interested parties use the data for various research and management 
projects.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0019.
    Title: North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-156.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State, Provincial, local, and tribal employees.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 571 hours. We believe 70 
percent of the respondents (525 persons) will enter data 
electronically, with an average reporting burden of 0.8 hours per 
respondent. For all other respondents, we estimate the reporting burden 
to be 0.67 hours per respondent.
III. Request for Comments
    We invite comments concerning this IC 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. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our 
request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: June 26, 2008
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E8-16900 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am
Billing Code 4310-55-S