Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Alaska Guide Service Evaluation, 46322-46323 [E8-18338]

Download as PDF 46322 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices p.m. weekdays in the Office of the Rules Docket Clerk, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 10276, Washington, DC 20410– 0500. Due to security measures at the HUD Headquarters building, please schedule an appointment to review the finding by calling the Regulations Division at 202–402–3055 (this is not a toll-free number). Dated: July 28, 2008. Roy A. Bernardi, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–18281 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary, Department of the Interior. AGENCY: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary is announcing a public meeting of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee. September 3, 2008, at 9 a.m. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council Office, 441 West 5th Avenue, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Douglas Mutter, Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 ‘‘C’’ Street, Suite 119, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501, (907) 271–5011. The Public Advisory Committee was created by Paragraph V.A.4 of the Memorandum of Agreement and Consent Decree entered into by the United States of America and the State of Alaska on August 27, 1991, and approved by the United States District Court for the District of Alaska in settlement of United States of America v. State of Alaska, Civil Action No. A91–081 CV. The meeting agenda will include review of the draft fiscal year 2009 program development and implementation budget, and invitation; 2008 update to the Injured Resources and Services List; Integrated Herring Restoration Program; pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 Fish and Wildlife Service Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council; Notice of Meeting VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: Office of the Secretary SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 4310–RG–P Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Alaska Guide Service Evaluation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DATES: Willie R. Taylor, Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. E8–18341 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am] [FWS-R7-R-2008-NO182] [70138-1263-00004A] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P ACTION: fiscal year 2008 projects requesting extensions; and personnel changes. 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 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 submit comments on or before September 8, 2008. 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: None. This is a new collection. Title: Alaska Guide Service Evaluation. Service Form Number(s): 3-2349. Type of Request: New collection. Affected Public: Clients of permitted commercial guide service providers. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time following use of commercial guide services. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 396. PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Responses: 396. Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 99. Abstract: We are proposing to collect information to help us evaluate commercial guide services on our national wildlife refuges in the State of Alaska (State). The National Wildlife Refuge Administration Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 668dd-ee), authorizes us to permit uses, including commercial visitor services, on national wildlife refuges when we find the activity to be compatible with the purposes for which the refuge was established. With the objective of making available a variety of quality visitor services for wildlife-dependent recreation on National Wildlife Refuge System lands, we issue permits for commercial guide services, including big game hunting, sport fishing, wildlife viewing, river trips, and other guided activities. We plan to use FWS Form 32349 (Alaska Guide Service Evaluation) as a method to: (1) Monitor the quality of services provided by commercial guides. (2) Gauge client satisfaction with the services. (3) Assess the impacts of the activity on refuge resources. The client is the best source of information on the quality of commercial guiding services. We plan to collect: (1) Client name. (2) Guide name(s). (3) Type of guided activity. (4) Dates and location of guided activity. (5) Information on the services received such as the client’s expectations, safety, environmental impacts, and client’s overall satisfaction. We will encourage respondents to provide any additional comments that they wish regarding the guide service or refuge experience, and ask whether or not they wish to be contacted for additional information. The above information, in combination with State-required guide activity reports and contacts with guides and clients in the field, will provide a comprehensive method for monitoring permitted commercial guide activities. A regular program of client evaluation will help refuge managers detect potential problems with guide services so that we can take corrective actions promptly. In addition, we will use this information during the competitive selection process for big game and sport fishing guides to evaluate an applicant’s E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 46323 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 154 / Friday, August 8, 2008 / Notices ability to provide a quality guiding service. We will provide the evaluation form to clients by one of several methods: (1) The refuge may mail the form to the clients. (2) On websites of refuges where guide services are permitted. (3) Upon request. Comments: On January 22, 2008, we published in the Federal Register (73 FR 3752) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on March 24, 2008. We received one comment, which did not address issues surrounding the proposed collection of information. The commenter objected to the issuing of permits for guided hunting services on national wildlife refuges. We did not make any changes to our information collection requirements as a result of this comment. 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: June 23, 2008 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E8–18338 Filed 8–7–08; 8:45 am You must send comments on or before September 8, 2008. 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) or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). BILLING CODE 4310–55–S FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-R-2008-NO181] [93261-1261-00005A] Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges 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 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. Number of annual respondents Activity Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 3-2354 3-2355 3-2356 3-2357 3-2358 3-2359 3-2360 3-2361 3-2362 To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey by mail or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection. Title: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 50 CFR 25.41, 25.43, 25.51, 26.32, 26.33, 27.42, 30.11, 31.15, 32.1 to 32.72. Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2354, 3-2355, 3-2356, 3-2357,3-2358, 3-2359, 3-2360, 3-2361, 3-2362. Type of Request: New collection. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. For applications, usually once per year at beginning of hunting season. For activity reports, once at conclusion of hunting/fishing experience. Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the annual nonhour cost burden to be $60,000 for hunting application fees at some refuges. Number of annual responses (Quota Deer Hunt Application) ................. (Waterfowl Lottery Application) ................ (Big Game Hunt Application) .................... (Migratory Bird Hunt Application) ............. (Fishing/Shrimping/Crabbing Application) (Big Game Harvest Report) ...................... (Fishing Report) ........................................ (Migratory Bird Hunt Report ..................... (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report) .. 175,000 90,000 2,500 5,000 2,500 85,000 400,000 30,000 25,000 175,000 90,000 2,500 5,000 2,500 85,000 400,000 30,000 25,000 Totals ................................................................................ pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS DATES: 815,000 815,000 Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k-460k-4) (Recreation Act) govern the administration and uses of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:25 Aug 07, 2008 Jkt 214001 national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on lands of the Refuge PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Completion time per response 30 30 30 30 30 15 15 15 15 minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes minutes Annual burden hours ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... ....... 87,500 45,000 1,250 2,500 1,250 21,250 100,000 7,500 6,250 ..................... 272,500 System when we find that the activity is compatible and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was established. The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when the use is not inconsistent or does E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-R-2008-NO182] [70138-1263-0000-4A]


Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; Alaska Guide Service Evaluation

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 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 submit comments on or before September 8, 2008.

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: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Alaska Guide Service Evaluation.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2349.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Affected Public: Clients of permitted commercial guide service 
providers.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time following use of commercial guide 
services.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 396.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 396.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 99.
    Abstract: We are proposing to collect information to help us 
evaluate commercial guide services on our national wildlife refuges in 
the State of Alaska (State). The National Wildlife Refuge 
Administration Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 668dd-ee), authorizes 
us to permit uses, including commercial visitor services, on national 
wildlife refuges when we find the activity to be compatible with the 
purposes for which the refuge was established. With the objective of 
making available a variety of quality visitor services for wildlife-
dependent recreation on National Wildlife Refuge System lands, we issue 
permits for commercial guide services, including big game hunting, 
sport fishing, wildlife viewing, river trips, and other guided 
activities. We plan to use FWS Form 3-2349 (Alaska Guide Service 
Evaluation) as a method to:
    (1) Monitor the quality of services provided by commercial guides.
    (2) Gauge client satisfaction with the services.
    (3) Assess the impacts of the activity on refuge resources.
    The client is the best source of information on the quality of 
commercial guiding services. We plan to collect:
    (1) Client name.
    (2) Guide name(s).
    (3) Type of guided activity.
    (4) Dates and location of guided activity.
    (5) Information on the services received such as the client's 
expectations, safety, environmental impacts, and client's overall 
satisfaction.
    We will encourage respondents to provide any additional comments 
that they wish regarding the guide service or refuge experience, and 
ask whether or not they wish to be contacted for additional 
information.
    The above information, in combination with State-required guide 
activity reports and contacts with guides and clients in the field, 
will provide a comprehensive method for monitoring permitted commercial 
guide activities. A regular program of client evaluation will help 
refuge managers detect potential problems with guide services so that 
we can take corrective actions promptly. In addition, we will use this 
information during the competitive selection process for big game and 
sport fishing guides to evaluate an applicant's

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ability to provide a quality guiding service.
    We will provide the evaluation form to clients by one of several 
methods:
    (1) The refuge may mail the form to the clients.
    (2) On websites of refuges where guide services are permitted.
    (3) Upon request.
    Comments: On January 22, 2008, we published in the Federal Register 
(73 FR 3752) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this 
information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on March 24, 2008. We received one comment, which did not 
address issues surrounding the proposed collection of information. The 
commenter objected to the issuing of permits for guided hunting 
services on national wildlife refuges. We did not make any changes to 
our information collection requirements as a result of this comment.
    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: June 23, 2008
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E8-18338 Filed 8-7-08; 8:45 am
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S