Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0133; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 11597-11599 [E9-5960]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices Program CDFA No. Authority Wildlife Restoration ........................................................................... 15.611 .......... 16 U.S.C. 669–669k ........................... To compete for financial assistance funds, you must submit an application that describes in substantial detail project locations, benefits, funding, and other characteristics. Materials to assist applicants in formulating project proposals are available on Grants.gov. We use the application to determine: (1) Eligibility for the grant. (2) The scale of resource values or relative worth of the project. (3) The effect of the project on environmental and cultural resources. (4) How well the proposed project will meet the purposes of the program’s establishing legislation. Persons or entities receiving grants must submit periodic performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track costs and accomplishments. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0109. Title: Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 50 CFR 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: States; the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; the District of Columbia; the territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa; federally-recognized tribal governments; Number of annual respondents Activity Initial Application (project narrative) ........................................ Amendment .............................................................................. Performance Reports ............................................................... Totals ................................................................................ tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 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 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 2,000 1,500 6,000 9,500 Dated: March 3, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–5794 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-MB-2009-N0062] [91200-12320000-P2] Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0133; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. 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 August 31, 2009. We may not conduct or sponsor PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Implementing Regulations 50 CFR 80 institutions of higher education; and nongovernmental organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: We require project narrative statements annually for new or extended projects. We require amendments on occasion when key elements of a project change. We require quarterly and final performance reports in the National Outreach and Communication Program and annual and final performance reports in the other 17 programs. We may require more frequent reports in the other 17 programs under the conditions stated at 43 CFR 12.52 and 43 CFR 12.914. Number of annual responses 215 150 215 580 11597 Completion time per response 52 hours .......... 28 hours .......... 11 hours .......... ..................... Annual burden hours 104,000 42,000 66,000 212,000 and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: Your comments must be received by May 18, 2009. 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); 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 prohibits the take, possession, import, export, transport, sale, purchase, or bartering of migratory birds or their parts except as permitted under the terms of a valid permit or as permitted by regulations. In 2006, we issued regulations establishing two depredation orders and three control orders that allow State and tribal wildlife agencies, private landowners, and airports to conduct resident Canada goose population management, including the take of birds. The Service monitors the data collected for activities E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 11598 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices under these orders and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates that activities are inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese. Control order for airports. In the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), 50 CFR 21.49 allows managers at commercial, public, and private airports and military airfields and their employees or agents to implement management of resident Canada geese to resolve or prevent threats to public safety. An airport must be part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and have received Federal grant-in-aid assistance or be a military airfield under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the Secretary of a military department. Each facility exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report with the date, numbers, and locations of birds, nests, and eggs taken. Depredation order for nests and eggs. 50 CFR 21.50 allows private landowners and managers of public lands to destroy resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under their jurisdiction provided they register annually on our website at https://epermits.fws.gov/ eRCGR. Registrants must provide basic information, such as name, address, phone number and email, and identify where the control work will occur and who will conduct it. Registrants must return to the website at the end of the nesting season to report the number of nests with eggs they destroyed. Depredation order for agricultural facilities. 50 CFR 21.51 allows States and tribes, via their wildlife agency, to implement a program to allow landowners, operators, and tenants actively engaged in commercial agriculture to conduct damage management control when geese are committing depredations or to resolve or prevent other injury to agricultural interests. State and tribal wildlife agencies in the Atlantic, Central, and Mississippi Flyway portions of 41 States can implement the provisions of the order. Agricultural producers must maintain a log of the date and number of birds taken under this authorization. States and tribes exercising the privileges the order grants must submit an annual report of the numbers of birds, nests, and eggs taken and the county where take occurred. Public health control order. 50 CFR 21.52 authorizes States and tribes of the lower 48 States to conduct (via the State or tribal wildlife agency) resident Canada goose control and management activities when the geese pose a direct threat to human health. States and tribes operating under this order must submit an annual report summarizing activities, including the numbers of birds taken and the county where take occurred. Population control. 50 CFR 21.61 establishes a managed take program to reduce and stabilize resident Canada goose populations when traditional and otherwise authorized management measures are not successful or feasible. A State or tribal wildlife agency in the Atlantic, Mississippi, or Central Flyway may request approval for this Number of annual respondents Activity population control program. If approved, the State or tribe may use hunters to harvest resident Canada geese during the month of August. Requests for approval must include a discussion of the State’s or tribe’s efforts to address its injurious situations using other methods or a discussion of the reasons why the methods are not feasible. If the Service Director approves a request, the State or tribe must (1) keep annual records of activities carried out under the authority of the program, and (2) provide an annual summary, including number of individuals participating in the program and the number of resident Canada geese shot. Additionally, participating States and tribes must monitor the spring breeding population by providing an annual estimate of the breeding population and distribution of resident Canada geese in their State. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0133. Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 20.21, 21.46, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and local governments; airports, and landowners. 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 110 1,600 1,600 460 20 20 15 110 1,600 1,600 460 20 20 15 1.5 hours ......... .5 hours ........... .5 hours ........... .5 hours ........... 8 hours ............ 1 hour .............. 24 hours .......... 165 800 800 230 160 20 360 10 10 160 hours ........ 1,600 Totals ................................................................................ tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 21.49 – Airport Control Order – Annual Report ...................... 21.50 - Nest and Egg Depredation Order – Registration ....... 21.50 – Nest and Egg Depredation Order – Annual Report ... 21.51 – Agricultural Depredation Order – Recordkeeping ...... 21.51 – Agricultural Depredation Order – Annual Report ....... 21.52 – Public Health Control Order – Annual Report ........... 21.61 – Population Control Approval Request – Recordkeeping and Annual Report. 21.61 – Population Control Approval Request – Monitoring ... 3,835 3,835 ..................... 4,135 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 (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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 51 / Wednesday, March 18, 2009 / Notices Dated: March 9, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–5960 Filed 3–17–09; 8:45 am DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (Myotis sodalis) and gray bats (Myotis grisescens) across the range of the species for the purpose of population monitoring and conservation, habitat management, and data collection for monitoring of white nose syndrome. Proposed activities are for the purpose of enhancement of survival of the species in the wild. Fish and Wildlife Service Permit Application Number TE206781 [FWS–R3–ES–2009–N0055; 30120–1113– 0000–F6] Applicant: Ecological Specialists, Inc., O’Fallon, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release) clubshell (Pleurobema clava), fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria), fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax), Higgins’ eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii), northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana), orange-foot pimpleback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cooperianus), pink mucket pearlymussel (Lampsilis abrupta), and scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon),; to take (capture and relocate) Higgins’ eye pearlymussel; and to take (collect dead specimens, capture and release) winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa) to determine presence or absence of the species and to relocate individuals that may be in danger of injury or stranding. Proposed activities are aimed at enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. BILLING CODE 4310-55-S Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of permit applications; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (Act) prohibits activities with endangered and threatened species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. DATES: We must receive any written comments on or before April 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Regional Director, Attn: Peter Fasbender, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ecological Services, 1 Federal Drive, Fort Snelling, MN 55111–4056; electronic mail, permitsR3ES@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Fasbender, (612) 713–5343. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background We invite public comment on the following permit applications for certain activities with endangered species authorized by section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our regulations governing the taking of endangered species in the Code of Federal Regulations at 50 CFR part 17. Submit your written data, comments, or request for a copy of the complete application to the address shown in ADDRESSES. When submitting comments, please refer to the appropriate permit application number. tjames on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Permit Applications Permit Application Number TE206783 Applicant: Marlo Perdicas, Marshallville, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:48 Mar 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Permit Application Number TE206778 Applicant: Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Twin Cities, Minnesota. The applicant requests a permit renewal to take (capture and release, capture and relocate) Higgins’ eye pearlymussel and winged mapleleaf mussel throughout the States of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin for scientific study in the interest of recovery of the species. Activities include population monitoring and assessment, relocation, and mussel propagation activities at the Genoa National Fish Hatchery and in conjunction with State partners. Activities are for the enhancement of propagation and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207149 Applicant: Sarah Bradley, Salem, Missouri. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the Mark Twain National Forest and adjoining properties. Studies include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, and population monitoring PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11599 for enhancement of recovery and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207150 Applicant: Bradley Steffen, Cincinnati, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats and gray bats throughout the range of the species. The activities proposed under this permit application include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and evaluation of potential impacts of proposed projects. Activities are proposed for enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207154 Applicant: Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Lansing, Michigan. The applicant requests a permit to take Karner blue butterflies within the State of Michigan on State-owned lands. Take will occur during the implementation of land management practices designed to maximize the suitability of habitat for the species that may incidentally take a limited number of individual eggs, larvae, or adult butterflies, but will result in an increase in population numbers overall. Activities are proposed to enhance the recovery and survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207178 Applicant: Amy Halsall, Woodridge, Illinois. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture and release) Indiana bats within Illinois and Indiana. Proposed activities include presence or absence surveys, studies to document habitat use, population monitoring, and evaluation of project impacts in the interest of recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207180 Applicant: Division of Wildlife, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, Ohio. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, breed, and release) Karner blue butterflies within the States of Ohio and Michigan. Activities include captive rearing at the Toledo Zoo and reintroduction of reared stock into the Oak Openings of Lucas County, Ohio. Activities are aimed at recovery and enhancement of the survival of the species in the wild. Permit Application Number TE207191 Applicant: Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota. E:\FR\FM\18MRN1.SGM 18MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 51 (Wednesday, March 18, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11597-11599]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-5960]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2009-N0062] [91200-1232-0000-P2]


Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0133; 
Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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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 August 31, 2009. 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: Your comments must be received by May 18, 2009.

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); 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 prohibits the take, possession, 
import, export, transport, sale, purchase, or bartering of migratory 
birds or their parts except as permitted under the terms of a valid 
permit or as permitted by regulations. In 2006, we issued regulations 
establishing two depredation orders and three control orders that allow 
State and tribal wildlife agencies, private landowners, and airports to 
conduct resident Canada goose population management, including the take 
of birds. The Service monitors the data collected for activities

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under these orders and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates 
that activities are inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese.
    Control order for airports. In the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR), 50 CFR 21.49 allows managers at commercial, public, and private 
airports and military airfields and their employees or agents to 
implement management of resident Canada geese to resolve or prevent 
threats to public safety. An airport must be part of the National Plan 
of Integrated Airport Systems and have received Federal grant-in-aid 
assistance or be a military airfield under the jurisdiction, custody, 
or control of the Secretary of a military department. Each facility 
exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report 
with the date, numbers, and locations of birds, nests, and eggs taken.
    Depredation order for nests and eggs. 50 CFR 21.50 allows private 
landowners and managers of public lands to destroy resident Canada 
goose nests and eggs on property under their jurisdiction provided they 
register annually on our website at https://epermits.fws.gov/eRCGR. 
Registrants must provide basic information, such as name, address, 
phone number and email, and identify where the control work will occur 
and who will conduct it. Registrants must return to the website at the 
end of the nesting season to report the number of nests with eggs they 
destroyed.
    Depredation order for agricultural facilities. 50 CFR 21.51 allows 
States and tribes, via their wildlife agency, to implement a program to 
allow landowners, operators, and tenants actively engaged in commercial 
agriculture to conduct damage management control when geese are 
committing depredations or to resolve or prevent other injury to 
agricultural interests. State and tribal wildlife agencies in the 
Atlantic, Central, and Mississippi Flyway portions of 41 States can 
implement the provisions of the order. Agricultural producers must 
maintain a log of the date and number of birds taken under this 
authorization. States and tribes exercising the privileges the order 
grants must submit an annual report of the numbers of birds, nests, and 
eggs taken and the county where take occurred.
    Public health control order. 50 CFR 21.52 authorizes States and 
tribes of the lower 48 States to conduct (via the State or tribal 
wildlife agency) resident Canada goose control and management 
activities when the geese pose a direct threat to human health. States 
and tribes operating under this order must submit an annual report 
summarizing activities, including the numbers of birds taken and the 
county where take occurred.
    Population control. 50 CFR 21.61 establishes a managed take program 
to reduce and stabilize resident Canada goose populations when 
traditional and otherwise authorized management measures are not 
successful or feasible. A State or tribal wildlife agency in the 
Atlantic, Mississippi, or Central Flyway may request approval for this 
population control program. If approved, the State or tribe may use 
hunters to harvest resident Canada geese during the month of August. 
Requests for approval must include a discussion of the State's or 
tribe's efforts to address its injurious situations using other methods 
or a discussion of the reasons why the methods are not feasible. If the 
Service Director approves a request, the State or tribe must (1) keep 
annual records of activities carried out under the authority of the 
program, and (2) provide an annual summary, including number of 
individuals participating in the program and the number of resident 
Canada geese shot. Additionally, participating States and tribes must 
monitor the spring breeding population by providing an annual estimate 
of the breeding population and distribution of resident Canada geese in 
their State.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0133.
    Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 
20.21, 21.46, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and 
local governments; airports, and landowners.
    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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21.49 - Airport Control Order -                  110                 110  1.5 hours..........                165
 Annual Report.
21.50 - Nest and Egg Depredation               1,600               1,600  .5 hours...........                800
 Order - Registration.
21.50 - Nest and Egg Depredation               1,600               1,600  .5 hours...........                800
 Order - Annual Report.
21.51 - Agricultural Depredation                 460                 460  .5 hours...........                230
 Order - Recordkeeping.
21.51 - Agricultural Depredation                  20                  20  8 hours............                160
 Order - Annual Report.
21.52 - Public Health Control                     20                  20  1 hour.............                 20
 Order - Annual Report.
21.61 - Population Control                        15                  15  24 hours...........                360
 Approval Request -
 Recordkeeping and Annual Report.
21.61 - Population Control                        10                  10  160 hours..........              1,600
 Approval Request - Monitoring.
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    Totals......................               3,835               3,835  ...................              4,135
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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 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.


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    Dated: March 9, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E9-5960 Filed 3-17-09; 8:45 am
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