Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0012; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife, 40836-40837 [E9-19404]

Download as PDF 40836 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices Number of annual respondents Activity Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours Recordkeeping (21.47(d)(9)) ................................................... 500 500 7 hours ............ 3,500 Totals ................................................................................ 535 535 ..................... 4,678 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. Dated: August 6, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–19405 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS-R9-LE-2009-N168] [99011-1224-00009B] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0012; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife 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) VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 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 January 31, 2010. 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: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by October 13, 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); 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 Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without filing a declaration or report deemed necessary for enforcing the Act or upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). With a few exceptions, businesses or individuals importing into or exporting from the United States any fish, wildlife, or wildlife product must complete and submit to the Service an FWS Form 3-177 (Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife). This form as well as FWS Form 3-177a (Continuation Sheet) and instructions for completion are available for electronic submission at https:// edecs.fws.gov. These forms are also available in hard copy at http:// www.fws.gov/forms/. The information that we collect is unique to each wildlife shipment and enables us to: • Accurately inspect the contents of the shipment; • Enforce any regulations that pertain to the fish, wildlife, or wildlife products contained in the shipment; and PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Maintain records of the importation and exportation of these commodities. Additionally, we use information from FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177A to compile an annual report that we provide to the CITES Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. This annual report on the number and types of imports and exports of fish, wildlife, and wildlife products is one of our treaty obligations under CITES. The report does not contain any personally identifying information. We also use the information obtained from FWS Form 3-177 as an enforcement tool and management aid to monitor the international wildlife market and detect trends and changes in the commercial trade of fish, wildlife, and wildlife products. Our Division of Scientific Authority and Division of Management Authority use this information to assess the need for additional protection for native species. The information we collect is part of a system of records covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)). Businesses or individuals must file FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177a with us at the time and port where they request clearance of the import or export of wildlife or wildlife products. Our regulations allow for certain species of wildlife to be imported or exported between the United States and Canada or Mexico at U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports, even though our wildlife inspectors may not be present. In these instances, importers and exporters may file the forms with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We collect the following information: (1) Name of the importer or exporter and broker. (2) Scientific and common name of the fish or wildlife. (3) Permit numbers (if permits are required). (4) Description, quantity, and value of the fish or wildlife. (5) Natural country of origin of the fish or wildlife. In addition, certain information, such as the airway bill or bill of lading number, the location of the fish or wildlife for inspection, and the number of cartons containing fish or wildlife, assists our wildlife inspectors if a physical examination of the shipment is necessary. E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 155 / Thursday, August 13, 2009 / Notices II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0012. Title: Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife. Service Form Number(s): 3-177 and 3177a. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Businesses or individuals that import or export fish, wildlife, or wildlife products; scientific institutions that import or export fish or wildlife scientific specimens; Number of annual respondents Activity 3-177 - Hard Copy Submission ............................................... 3-177 -Electronic Submission .................................................. Totals ................................................................................ III. Request for Comments We invite comments concerning this IC on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • 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. Dated: August 6, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–19404 Filed 8–12–09; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–R–2009–N0105; 70133–1265– 0000–S3] Koyukuk/Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges, Galena, AK AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:29 Aug 12, 2009 Jkt 217001 37,000 145,000 182,000 ACTION: Notice of availability of the revised comprehensive conservation plan and finding of no significant impact for environmental assessment. SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, USFWS), announce the availability of our revised comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the Koyukuk, Northern Unit Innoko, and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges (Refuges). In this revised CCP, we describe how we will manage the Refuges for the next 15 years. ADDRESSES: You may view or obtain copies of the revised CCP and FONSI by any of the following methods. You may request a paper copy, a summary, or a CD–ROM containing both. Agency Web Site: Download a copy of the documents at http://alaska.fws.gov/ nwr/planning/plans.htm. E-mail: fw7_Koyukuk Nowitna_planning@fws.gov. Please include ‘‘Revised CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. Mail: Mikel R. Haase, Natural Resource Planner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Road, MS–231, Anchorage, AK 99503–6199, or Refuge Manager, Koyukuk/Nowitna NWRs, P.O. Box 287, Galena, AK 99741. In-Person Viewing or Pickup: Call (907) 786–3357 to make an appointment during regular business hours at the USFWS Regional Office, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage AK 99053, or call (907) 656–1231 to make an appointment during business hours at the Koyukuk/ Nowitna Refuges’ office in Galena, AK. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mikel Haase, (907) 786–3402 (phone); (907) 786–3965 (fax); or fw7_ KoyukukNowitna_planning@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With this notice, we finalize the revised CCP for Koyukuk, Northern Unit Innoko, and Nowitna National Wildlife Refuges. We started this process through a notice of intent in the Federal Register (72 FR 57343; October 9, 2007). We PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 government agencies that import or export fish or wildlife specimens for various purposes. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of annual responses 4,200 16,500 20,700 40837 Completion time per response 15 minutes ....... 10 minutes ....... ..................... Annual burden hours 9,250 24,167 33,417 made available our draft CCP and Environmental Assessment (EA) and requested comments in a notice of availability in the Federal Register (73 FR 58259; October 6, 2008). The draft CCP and EA evaluated two alternatives for managing the Refuges for the next 15 years. Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA: 16 U.S.C. 410hh et seq., 43 U.S.C. 1602 et seq.), Koyukuk, Northern Unit Innoko, and Nowitna Refuges encompass approximately 6 million acres under Service jurisdiction. The purposes for which the Refuges were established include: (i) To conserve fish and wildlife populations and habitats in their natural diversity; (ii) to fulfill international treaty obligations of the United States with respect to fish and wildlife and their habitats; (iii) to provide the opportunity for continued subsistence use by local residents; and (iv) to ensure water quality and necessary water quantity within the Refuge. The Draft CCP and EA for the Refuges was developed consistent with Section 304(g) of ANILCA and the Refuge Administration Act as amended by the Refuge Improvement Act (16 U.S.C. 668dd et seq.). CCPs were originally prepared for the Refuges in 1987. The revised plan includes management direction updated by changes to policy since completion of the 1987 plans. It also includes a vision statement, goals, and objectives for management of the Refuge. Management of the Refuges would generally continue to follow management direction described in the 1987 CCPs and records of decisions as modified by subsequent programspecific plans (e.g., fisheries, cultural resources, and fire management plans). As required by ANILCA, areas of the Refuges were designated in the 1987 CCPs according to their respective resources. Under the original CCPs and the revised CCP, 91 percent of the Refuge is Minimal management, 7 E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 155 (Thursday, August 13, 2009)]
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[FR Doc No: E9-19404]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-LE-2009-N168] [99011-1224-0000-9B]


Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0012; 
Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife

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 January 31, 2010. 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: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by October 13, 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); 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 Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it 
unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without filing a 
declaration or report deemed necessary for enforcing the Act or 
upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 
(CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). With a few exceptions, businesses or 
individuals importing into or exporting from the United States any 
fish, wildlife, or wildlife product must complete and submit to the 
Service an FWS Form 3-177 (Declaration for Importation or Exportation 
of Fish or Wildlife). This form as well as FWS Form 3-177a 
(Continuation Sheet) and instructions for completion are available for 
electronic submission at https://edecs.fws.gov. These forms are also 
available in hard copy at http://www.fws.gov/forms/.
    The information that we collect is unique to each wildlife shipment 
and enables us to:
     Accurately inspect the contents of the shipment;
     Enforce any regulations that pertain to the fish, 
wildlife, or wildlife products contained in the shipment; and
     Maintain records of the importation and exportation of 
these commodities.
    Additionally, we use information from FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177A to 
compile an annual report that we provide to the CITES Secretariat in 
Geneva, Switzerland. This annual report on the number and types of 
imports and exports of fish, wildlife, and wildlife products is one of 
our treaty obligations under CITES. The report does not contain any 
personally identifying information.
    We also use the information obtained from FWS Form 3-177 as an 
enforcement tool and management aid to monitor the international 
wildlife market and detect trends and changes in the commercial trade 
of fish, wildlife, and wildlife products. Our Division of Scientific 
Authority and Division of Management Authority use this information to 
assess the need for additional protection for native species.
    The information we collect is part of a system of records covered 
by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)).
    Businesses or individuals must file FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177a with 
us at the time and port where they request clearance of the import or 
export of wildlife or wildlife products. Our regulations allow for 
certain species of wildlife to be imported or exported between the 
United States and Canada or Mexico at U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection ports, even though our wildlife inspectors may not be 
present. In these instances, importers and exporters may file the forms 
with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We collect the following 
information:
    (1) Name of the importer or exporter and broker.
    (2) Scientific and common name of the fish or wildlife.
    (3) Permit numbers (if permits are required).
    (4) Description, quantity, and value of the fish or wildlife.
    (5) Natural country of origin of the fish or wildlife.
    In addition, certain information, such as the airway bill or bill 
of lading number, the location of the fish or wildlife for inspection, 
and the number of cartons containing fish or wildlife, assists our 
wildlife inspectors if a physical examination of the shipment is 
necessary.

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II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0012.
    Title: Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or 
Wildlife.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-177 and 3-177a.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Businesses or individuals that import or export 
fish, wildlife, or wildlife products; scientific institutions that 
import or export fish or wildlife scientific specimens; government 
agencies that import or export fish or wildlife specimens for various 
purposes.
    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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3-177 - Hard Copy Submission....               4,200              37,000  15 minutes.........              9,250
3-177 -Electronic Submission....              16,500             145,000  10 minutes.........             24,167
    Totals......................              20,700             182,000  ...................             33,417
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III. Request for Comments

     We invite comments concerning this IC on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     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.

    Dated: August 6, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E9-19404 Filed 8-12-09; 8:45 am
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S