Proposed Information Collection; National Mourning Dove Hunter Attitude Survey on Nontoxic Shot, 41739 [E9-19697]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 18, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. All written comments will be available for public inspection by appointment with the Federal Consulting Group at the contact information given in the ‘‘FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT’’ section. The comments, with names and addresses, will be available for public view during regular business hours. If you wish us to withhold your personal information, you must prominently state at the beginning of your comment what personal information you want us to withhold. We will honor your request to extent allowable by law. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Service, MS 222–ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or email (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358–2482. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.) prohibits the unauthorized take of migratory birds and authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to regulate take of migratory birds in the United States. Under this authority, we control the hunting of migratory game birds through regulations in 50 CFR part 20. On January 1, 1991, we banned lead shot for hunting waterfowl and coots in the United States. Wildlife managers and policymakers at all levels are becoming increasingly concerned about the Dated: August 12, 2009. exposure of mourning doves to spent Ron Oberbillig, lead shot. Chief Operating Officer, Federal Consulting The mourning dove is the mostGroup. hunted migratory game bird species. We [FR Doc. E9–19635 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am] plan to ask OMB for approval to sponsor BILLING CODE 4310–RK–P a National Mourning Dove Hunter Attitude Survey on Nontoxic Shot. The Missouri Department of Conservation DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR will conduct the survey under the auspices of the Association of Fish and Fish and Wildlife Service Wildlife Agencies and the Service. [FWS-R9-MB-2009-N175; 91200-1231-WEBB- Information from this survey will help M3] us make nontoxic shot policy decisions and develop appropriate informational Proposed Information Collection; and educational programs if new National Mourning Dove Hunter regulations are necessary. Attitude Survey on Nontoxic Shot Under the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) (50 CFR AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, 20.20), each State annually provides a Interior. list of all migratory bird hunters ACTION: Notice; request for comments. licensed by the State (OMB Control Number 1018-0023). We will use these SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife lists to randomly select mourning dove Service) will ask the Office of hunters to participate in the proposed Management and Budget (OMB) to survey. We plan to collect: approve the information collection (IC) (1) Demographic information (e.g., described below. As required by the respondent age, gender, income, Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and education, and occupation). as part of our continuing efforts to (2) Information on hunting reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and experiences (e.g, hunter type, distance traveled to hunt, type of ammunition, other Federal agencies to take this frequency of hunting, and positive and opportunity to comment on this IC. We negative aspects). may not conduct or sponsor and a (3) Perceptions of the benefits and person is not required to respond to a concerns about the use of nontoxic shot. collection of information unless it (4) Perceptions of the benefits and displays a currently valid OMB control concerns about nontoxic shot number. regulations. DATES: To ensure that we are able to II. Data consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by October 19, 2009. OMB Control Number: None. This is ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the a new collection. 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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 11, 2009 Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. FR Doc. E9–19697 Filed 8–17–09; 8:45 am BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT [LLORV00000–L10200000.DD0000; HAG 9– 0320] Meeting Notice for the John Day/Snake Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vale District, Department of the Interior. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2009-N175; 91200-1231-WEBB-M3]


Proposed Information Collection; National Mourning Dove Hunter 
Attitude Survey on Nontoxic Shot

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY:  We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this IC. 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 19, 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 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.) 
prohibits the unauthorized take of migratory birds and authorizes the 
Secretary of the Interior to regulate take of migratory birds in the 
United States. Under this authority, we control the hunting of 
migratory game birds through regulations in 50 CFR part 20. On January 
1, 1991, we banned lead shot for hunting waterfowl and coots in the 
United States. Wildlife managers and policymakers at all levels are 
becoming increasingly concerned about the exposure of mourning doves to 
spent lead shot.
    The mourning dove is the most-hunted migratory game bird species. 
We plan to ask OMB for approval to sponsor a National Mourning Dove 
Hunter Attitude Survey on Nontoxic Shot. The Missouri Department of 
Conservation will conduct the survey under the auspices of the 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and the Service. Information 
from this survey will help us make nontoxic shot policy decisions and 
develop appropriate informational and educational programs if new 
regulations are necessary.
    Under the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) (50 CFR 
20.20), each State annually provides a list of all migratory bird 
hunters licensed by the State (OMB Control Number 1018-0023). We will 
use these lists to randomly select mourning dove hunters to participate 
in the proposed survey. We plan to collect:
    (1) Demographic information (e.g., respondent age, gender, income, 
education, and occupation).
    (2) Information on hunting experiences (e.g, hunter type, distance 
traveled to hunt, type of ammunition, frequency of hunting, and 
positive and negative aspects).
    (3) Perceptions of the benefits and concerns about the use of 
nontoxic shot.
    (4) Perceptions of the benefits and concerns about nontoxic shot 
regulations.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: National Mourning Dove Hunter Attitude Survey on Nontoxic 
Shot.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2386.
    Type of Request: New.
    Affected Public: Mourning dove hunters.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Total Annual Number of Responses: 23,400.
    Completion Time per Response: 7 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,730 hours.

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 11, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
FR Doc. E9-19697 Filed 8-17-09; 8:45 am
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