Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0133; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 34772-34774 [E9-17070]

Download as PDF 34772 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 136 / Friday, July 17, 2009 / Notices extend the approval for this information collection for 3 years. Section 8 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) authorizes the establishment of the Wildlife Without Borders—Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund to fund projects that conserve the world’s most endangered species. Critically endangered species are those that face an extremely high risk of extinction in the immediate future. The Division of International Conservation, Fish and Wildlife Service, administers this competitive grants program to provide funding for conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating durable benefits to specific species facing immediate threat of extinction. Applicants submit proposals for funding in response to a Notice of Funding Availability that we publish on Grants.gov and the program web page. Applications consist of: (1) Cover page with basic project details (FWS Form 3-2338A). (2) Project summary and narrative. (3) Letter of appropriate government endorsement. (4) Brief curricula vitae for key project personnel. (5) Complete Standard Forms 424 and 424b (non-domestic applicants do not submit the standard forms). Applications may also include, as appropriate, a copy of the organization’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NIRCA) and any additional documentation supporting the proposed project. All assistance awards under this program have a maximum reporting requirement of a: (1) Mid-term report (performance report and a financial status report) due within 30 days of the conclusion of the first half of the project period, and (2) Final report (performance and financial status report and copies of all deliverables, photographic Number of annual respondents Activity Applications .............................................................................. Reports .................................................................................... Totals ................................................................................ mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD 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 19:20 Jul 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 OMB Control Number: 1018-0142. Title: Wildlife Without Borders— Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund Grant Program. Service Form Number(s): 3-2338A. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Domestic and nondomestic Federal, State, and local governments; nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations; public and private institutions of higher education; and any other organization or individual with demonstrated experience deemed necessary to carry out the proposed project. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. 40 10 50 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2009–N140] [91200–1232– BPPR–P2] Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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) 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. OMB approval for this information collection is scheduled to expire on August 31, 2009. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Completion time per response 40 20 60 BILLING CODE 4310–55–S Frm 00063 II. Data Number of annual responses Dated: July 9, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E9–17072 Filed 7–16–09; 8:45 am] PO 00000 documentation of the project and products resulting from the project) due within 90 days of the end of the performance period. 12 hours .......... 30 hours .......... ..................... Annual burden hours 480 600 1,080 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 send comments on or before August 17, 2009. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (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 (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: 1018-0133. Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 20.21, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 136 / Friday, July 17, 2009 / Notices Affected Public: State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and local governments; airports, landowners; and farms. Number of annual respondents Activity 34773 Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours 110 2,000 110 4,000 1.5 hours ......... .5 hours ........... 166 2,000 600 30 35 30 600 30 35 30 .5 hours ........... 8 hours ............ 1 hour .............. 24 hours .......... 300 240 35 720 30 30 160 hours ........ 4,800 Totals ................................................................................ mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 21.49 – Airport Control Order – Annual Report ...................... 21.50 - Nest and Egg Depredation Order – Registration and 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 – Population Estimates. 2,835 4,835 ..................... 8,261 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. We monitor the data collected for activities under these orders and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates that activities are inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese. Control order for airports. 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 to report the VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:20 Jul 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 of the order 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Comments: On March 18, 2009, we published in the Federal Register (74 FR 11597) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on May 18, 2009. We received one comment in response to that notice. The commenter opposed the killing of geese, but did not address the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to the collection requirements. We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1 34774 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 136 / Friday, July 17, 2009 / Notices 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 26, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–17070 Filed 7–16–09; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Notice of Proposed Information Collection for 1029–0119 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is announcing its intention to request approval to continue the collection of information for 30 CFR 874.16—contractor eligibility, and the Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. This information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and assigned clearance number 1029–0119. DATES: Comments on the proposed information collection must be received by September 15, 2009, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Comments may be mailed to John A. Trelease, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Ave., NW., Room 202–SIB, Washington, DC 20240. Comments may also be submitted electronically to jtrelease@osmre.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To receive a copy of the information collection request contact John A. Trelease, at (202) 208–2783. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13), require that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities [see 5 CFR VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:20 Jul 16, 2009 Jkt 217001 1320.8 (d)]. This notice identifies information collection that OSM will be submitting to ONE for approval. This collection is contained in 30 CFR 874.16 and the Abandoned Mine Land Contractor Information form. OSM will request a 3-year term of approval for each information collection activity. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the collection of information for the performance of the functions of the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information/collection; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany OSM’s submission of the information collection request to OMB. 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. The following information is provided for the information collection: (1) Title of the information collection; (2) OMB control number; (3) summary of the information collection activity; and (4) frequency of collection, description of the respondents, estimated total annual responses, and the total annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for the collection of information. Title: 30 CFR 874.16—Contractor eligibility, and the AML Contractor Information form. OMB Control Number: 1029–0119. Summary: 30 CFR 874.16 requires that every successful bidder for an AML contract must be eligible under 30 CFR 773.15(b)(1) at the time of contract award to receive a permit or conditional permit to conduct surface coal mining operations. Further, the regulation requires the eligibility to be confirmed by OSM’s automated AVS and the contractor must be eligible under the regulations implementing Section 510(c) of the Surface Mining Act to receive permits to conduct mining operations. The AML Contractor Information form provides a tool for OSM and the States/ Indian tribes to help them prevent persons with outstanding violations from conducting further mining or AML reclamation activities in the State. Bureau Form Number: None. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Frequency of Collection: Once per contract. Description of Respondents: AML contract applicants and State and tribal regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 337 bidders and 16 State responses. Total Annual Burden Hours: 136. Dated: July 13, 2009. Alfred E. Whitehouse, Acting Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. E9–16910 Filed 7–16–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, NY AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Fort Stanwix National Monument, New York. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) for Fort Stanwix National Monument, located in the city of Rome, New York. Consistent with National Park Service rules, regulations, and policies, and the park’s mission, the proposed federal action to establish a programmatic framework for park management in the form of a general management plan that is consistent with the purposes of the park as set forth in the park’s enabling legislation An Act to Provide for the Establishment of a National Monument on the Site of Fort Stanwix in the State of New York (Pub. L. 74–291). The Final GMP/EIS analyzes alternatives to guide the management and development of Fort Stanwix National Monument over the next 15 to 20 years, consistent with the park’s mission and NPS policy and other laws and regulations. NPS regional planning staff and staff at Fort Stanwix NM collaborated in the development of the Final GMP/EIS. The main issues that the Final GMP/EIS has focused on include protection of cultural resources, visitor services, partnership opportunities, carrying capacity, and the park boundary. The Final GMP/EIS analyzes two alternatives to guide the management E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2009-N140] [91200-1232-BPPR-P2]


Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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) 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. OMB approval for this information collection 
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. 
However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor 
this information collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must send comments on or before August 17, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (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 (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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: 1018-0133.
    Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 
20.21, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.

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    Affected Public: State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and 
local governments; airports, landowners; and farms.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.

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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..........                166
 Annual Report.
21.50 - Nest and Egg Depredation               2,000               4,000  .5 hours...........              2,000
 Order - Registration and Report.
21.51 - Agricultural Depredation                 600                 600  .5 hours...........                300
 Order - Recordkeeping.
21.51 - Agricultural Depredation                  30                  30  8 hours............                240
 Order - Annual Report.
21.52 - Public Health Control                     35                  35  1 hour.............                 35
 Order - Annual Report.
21.61 - Population Control                        30                  30  24 hours...........                720
 Approval Request -
 Recordkeeping and Annual Report.
21.61 - Population Control                        30                  30  160 hours..........              4,800
 Approval Request - Population
 Estimates.
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    Totals......................               2,835               4,835  ...................              8,261
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    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. We monitor the data collected 
for activities under these orders and may rescind an order if 
monitoring indicates that activities are inconsistent with conservation 
of Canada geese.
    Control order for airports. 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 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 of the order 
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.
    Comments: On March 18, 2009, we published in the Federal Register 
(74 FR 11597) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on May 18, 2009. We received one comment in response to 
that notice. The commenter opposed the killing of geese, but did not 
address the information collection requirements. We did not make any 
changes to the collection requirements.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
respondents.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 
address,

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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 26, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E9-17070 Filed 7-16-09; 8:45 am
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