Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0023; Migratory Bird Surveys, 34758-34759 [2010-14763]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 117 / Friday, June 18, 2010 / Notices respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide speciesspecific national harvest estimates. The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting regulations. The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire survey of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the end of the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit holders and ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds harvested for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses provide estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the harvest as well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with the total number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total harvest of sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we adjust hunting regulations as needed. Number of annual respondents Activity 34759 II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018-0023. Title: Migratory Bird Surveys. Service Form Number(s): 3-165, 3165A, 3-165B, 3-165C, 3-165D, 3-165E and 3-2056J-N. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: States and migratory game bird hunters. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually or on occasion. Number of annual responses Completion time per response Annual burden hours Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program ........................... Migratory Bird Hunter Survey .................................................. Parts Collection Survey ........................................................... Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey ............................................... 49 84,200 27,300 8,300 686 84,200 140,600 8,300 185 hours ........ 4.3 minutes ...... 4.5 minutes ...... 3.5 minutes ...... 126,910 6,034 10,545 484 Totals ................................................................................ 119,849 233,786 ..................... 143,973 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES III. Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. Fish and Wildlife Service Dated: June 11, 2010. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2010–14763 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 [FWS–R9–IA–2010–N122] [96300–1671–0000–P5] Emergency Exemption: Issuance of Permit for Endangered Species AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of emergency issuance of permit for endangered species. SUMMARY: The following permit was issued. Documents and other information submitted for this application are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a request for a copy of such documents to: Brenda Tapia, Division of Management Authority, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 212, Arlington, VA 22203; fax (703) 358–2280; or e-mail DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2280 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (e-mail). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 28, 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued a permit (PRT– 14281A) to the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, Loxahatchee, Florida, to import one captive-hatched imperial parrot (Amazona imperialis) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. This action was ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 authorized under Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The Service determined that an emergency affecting the health and life of the imperial parrot existed, and that no reasonable alternative was available to the applicant for the following reasons: The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation requested a permit to import the above-mentioned imperial parrot chick captive-hatched on May 6, 2010, at the Dominican Government Aviary (Parrot Conservation and Research Centre), Botanical Gardens, in Roseau, Dominica, for emergency and ongoing health evaluation purposes. This juvenile is the first of its species hatched in captivity anywhere in the world and was being parent-reared at the aviary until it was abandoned by its parents and subsequently rescued by the Centre. This import is necessary to save the bird’s life and provide intensive veterinary and husbandry care not available in Dominica. Dated: June 11, 2010. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2010–14804 Filed 6–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–S E:\FR\FM\18JNN1.SGM 18JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2010)]
[Notices]
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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.

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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. 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.

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 (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

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respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest 
for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest 
estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide 
species-specific national harvest estimates.
    The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the 
effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest 
of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting 
regulations.
     The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire 
survey of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the 
end of the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit 
holders and ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds 
harvested for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses 
provide estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the 
harvest as well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with 
the total number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total 
harvest of sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we 
adjust hunting regulations as needed.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0023.
    Title: Migratory Bird Surveys.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-165, 3-165A, 3-165B, 3-165C, 3-165D, 3-
165E and 3-2056J-N.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: States and migratory game bird hunters.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually or 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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Migratory Bird Harvest                            49                 686  185 hours..........            126,910
 Information Program.
Migratory Bird Hunter Survey....              84,200              84,200  4.3 minutes........              6,034
Parts Collection Survey.........              27,300             140,600  4.5 minutes........             10,545
Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey...               8,300               8,300  3.5 minutes........                484
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    Totals......................             119,849             233,786  ...................            143,973
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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: June 11, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14763 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-S