Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0137; Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities (CITES), 34757-34758 [2010-14761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 117 / Friday, June 18, 2010 / Notices Privacy Act Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410. EXEMPTIONS FROM CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE ACT: None. [FR Doc. 2010–14710 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: The procedures for requesting amendment or correction of records appear in 24 CFR part 16. If additional information is needed, contact: (i) In relation to contesting contents of records, the Departmental Privacy Act Officer at HUD, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Room 2256, Washington, DC 20410; and (ii) In relation to appeals of initial denials, HUD, Departmental Privacy Appeals Officer, Office of General Counsel, 451 Seventh Street, SW., Washington, DC 20410. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: The original information was transferred from the A43C System and an access database program; records were also established using the legal instruments (i.e., mortgage, deed, subordinate mortgage, etc.) received from the mortgagees; and loan balances were taken from F12 (IACS). New loan data is currently loaded via upload of data through a FTR from CHUMS(F17) and IACS(F12), and the legal instruments. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2010–N128] [96300–1671– 0000–P5] Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018–0137; Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities (CITES) 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. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. Number of annual respondents Activity 34757 DATES: You must send comments on or before July 19, 2010. 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: 1018–0137. Title: Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities (CITES), 50 CFR 13.11, 23.20, 23.36, and 23.51. Service Form Number(s): 3–200–74 and 3–200–75. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and State, tribal, and local governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Annual Nonhour Cost Burden: $33,000 associated with processing fees. Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours 360 90 1,000 95 6 minutes ......... 30 minutes ....... 101 49 Totals ................................................................................ srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES FWS Form 3–200–74 .............................................................. FWS Form 3–200–75 .............................................................. 450 1,095 ..................... 150 Abstract: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) uses a system of permits and certificates to help ensure that international trade is legal and does not threaten the survival of wildlife or plant species in the wild. Prior to the import or export of CITES-listed species, the Management Authority and Scientific Authority must make appropriate determinations and issue CITES documents. Section 8A of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) designates the Secretary of the Interior as the U.S. Management Authority and U.S. Scientific Authority for CITES. The Secretary delegated these authorities to the Fish and Wildlife Service. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 Before a country can issue an export permit for CITES Appendix I or II specimens, the CITES Scientific Authority of the exporting country must determine that the export will not be detrimental to the species, and the Management Authority must be satisfied that the specimens were acquired legally. For the export of Appendix III specimens, the Management Authority must be satisfied that the specimens were acquired legally (CITES does not require findings from the Scientific Authority). Prior to the importation of Appendix I specimens, both the Scientific Authority and the Management Authority of the importing country must make required findings. The Scientific Authority must also PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 monitor trade of all species to ensure that the level of trade is sustainable. Article VIII(3) of the treaty states that participating parties should make efforts to ensure that CITES specimens are traded with a minimum of delay. Section XII of Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP13) recommends use of simplified procedures for issuing CITES documents to expedite trade that will have no impact, or a negligible impact, on conservation of the species involved. We use FWS Form 3–200–74 (SingleUse Export Permits Under a Master File or Annual Program File (CITES)) to streamline the application process for CITES documents that involve multiple, similar actions over a given amount of time. For the initial application, respondents use forms designed E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 34758 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 117 / Friday, June 18, 2010 / Notices specifically to address their particular activity (approved under OMB Control No. 1018–0093). From information in the application, we create a master file or annual program file that contains all the information necessary for us to make the required legal acquisition and nondetriment findings. The applicant can then submit FWS Form 3–200–74 to request authorization to carry out multiple, identical activities over the next 6 months. On FWS Form 3–200– 74, we request information only about the number of additional documents the applicant requires to carry out activities approved under the previous application process. By referencing information in the master file or annual program file, we can quickly issue partially completed CITES documents (with certain specific areas left blank for completion by the applicant). United States facilities, such as farms and aquaculture operations, produce several native U.S. taxa listed in CITES Appendices II and III in closed and semi-closed production systems. By registering a production facility and setting up a master file, we can expedite issuance of export permits for that facility. The registration is valid for 1 year. We use FWS Form 3–200–75 (Registration of a Production Facility for Export of Certain Native Species (CITES)) to collect information on annual production levels, method of producing specimens, source of the parental and founder stock, and method of transport for international trade. This information allows us to issue documents on a very short turnaround time, and we do not need to collect additional information prior to the issuance of export documents. Comments: On February 23, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 8102) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on April 26, 2010. We did not receive any comments. We again invite comments concerning this information collection 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. Before including your VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 11, 2010. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–14761 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2010–N127] [91200–1231– 00WH–M3] Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018–0023; Migratory Bird Surveys AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. 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. This IC is scheduled to expire on February 28, 2011. 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 August 17, 2010. 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). ADDRESSES: 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: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I. Abstract The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711) and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department of the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) the wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests that are within the guidelines that will allow for those populations’ well-being. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on information from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as needed to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting recreation while keeping populations at desired levels. Under the Migratory Bird Harvest Program, State licensing authorities collect the name and address information needed to provide a sample frame of all licensed migratory bird hunters. Since Federal regulations require that the States collect this information, we are including the associated burden in our approval request to OMB. The Migratory Bird Hunter Survey is based on the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program, under which each State annually provides a list of all migratory bird hunters in the State. We randomly select migratory bird hunters; send them either a waterfowl questionnaire, a dove and band-tailed pigeon questionnaire, a woodcock questionnaire, or a snipe, rail, gallinule and coot questionnaire; and ask them to report their harvest of those species. The resulting estimates of harvest per hunter are combined with the complete list of migratory bird hunters to provide estimates of the total harvest of those species. The Parts Collection Survey estimates the species, sex, and age composition of the harvest, and the geographic and temporal distribution of the harvest. Randomly selected successful hunters who responded to the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey the previous year are asked to complete and return a postcard if they are willing to participate in the Parts Collection Survey. We provide postage-paid envelopes to respondents before the hunting season and ask them to send in a wing or the tail feathers from each duck or goose they harvest, or a wing from each mourning dove, woodcock, band-tailed pigeon, snipe, rail, or gallinule they harvest. We use the wings and tail feathers to identify the species, sex, and age of the harvested sample. We also ask E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2010-N128] [96300-1671-0000-P5]


Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0137; Applications 
for Single Use Permits and Registration of Production Facilities 
(CITES)

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. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 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. 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 July 19, 2010.

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: 1018-0137.
    Title: Applications for Single Use Permits and Registration of 
Production Facilities (CITES), 50 CFR 13.11, 23.20, 23.36, and 23.51.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-74 and 3-200-75.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, 
and State, tribal, and local governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Annual Nonhour Cost Burden: $33,000 associated with 
processing fees.

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                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
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FWS Form 3-200-74...............                 360               1,000  6 minutes..........                101
FWS Form 3-200-75...............                  90                  95  30 minutes.........                 49
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    Totals......................                 450               1,095  ...................                150
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    Abstract: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) uses a system of permits and 
certificates to help ensure that international trade is legal and does 
not threaten the survival of wildlife or plant species in the wild. 
Prior to the import or export of CITES-listed species, the Management 
Authority and Scientific Authority must make appropriate determinations 
and issue CITES documents. Section 8A of the Endangered Species Act (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) designates the Secretary of the Interior as the 
U.S. Management Authority and U.S. Scientific Authority for CITES. The 
Secretary delegated these authorities to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
    Before a country can issue an export permit for CITES Appendix I or 
II specimens, the CITES Scientific Authority of the exporting country 
must determine that the export will not be detrimental to the species, 
and the Management Authority must be satisfied that the specimens were 
acquired legally. For the export of Appendix III specimens, the 
Management Authority must be satisfied that the specimens were acquired 
legally (CITES does not require findings from the Scientific 
Authority). Prior to the importation of Appendix I specimens, both the 
Scientific Authority and the Management Authority of the importing 
country must make required findings. The Scientific Authority must also 
monitor trade of all species to ensure that the level of trade is 
sustainable.
    Article VIII(3) of the treaty states that participating parties 
should make efforts to ensure that CITES specimens are traded with a 
minimum of delay. Section XII of Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP13) 
recommends use of simplified procedures for issuing CITES documents to 
expedite trade that will have no impact, or a negligible impact, on 
conservation of the species involved.
    We use FWS Form 3-200-74 (Single-Use Export Permits Under a Master 
File or Annual Program File (CITES)) to streamline the application 
process for CITES documents that involve multiple, similar actions over 
a given amount of time. For the initial application, respondents use 
forms designed

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specifically to address their particular activity (approved under OMB 
Control No. 1018-0093). From information in the application, we create 
a master file or annual program file that contains all the information 
necessary for us to make the required legal acquisition and 
nondetriment findings. The applicant can then submit FWS Form 3-200-74 
to request authorization to carry out multiple, identical activities 
over the next 6 months. On FWS Form 3-200-74, we request information 
only about the number of additional documents the applicant requires to 
carry out activities approved under the previous application process. 
By referencing information in the master file or annual program file, 
we can quickly issue partially completed CITES documents (with certain 
specific areas left blank for completion by the applicant).
    United States facilities, such as farms and aquaculture operations, 
produce several native U.S. taxa listed in CITES Appendices II and III 
in closed and semi-closed production systems. By registering a 
production facility and setting up a master file, we can expedite 
issuance of export permits for that facility. The registration is valid 
for 1 year. We use FWS Form 3-200-75 (Registration of a Production 
Facility for Export of Certain Native Species (CITES)) to collect 
information on annual production levels, method of producing specimens, 
source of the parental and founder stock, and method of transport for 
international trade. This information allows us to issue documents on a 
very short turnaround time, and we do not need to collect additional 
information prior to the issuance of export documents.
    Comments: On February 23, 2010, we published in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 8102) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew 
this ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on 
April 26, 2010. We did not receive any comments.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection 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. 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 11, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14761 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S