Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting-American Peregrine Falcon, 40389-40390 [2011-17126]

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AGENCY: We (U.S. 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 information collection is scheduled to expire on July 31, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before August 8, 2011. 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 the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and SUMMARY: Number of respondents Activity Wildlife Service, MS 2042–PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail). Please include ‘‘1018–0101’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail) or 703–358– 2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 1018–0101. Title: Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting—American Peregrine Falcon. Service Form Number(s): 3–2307, 3–2308, and 3–2309. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Professional biologists employed by State agencies and other organizations, and volunteers that have been involved in past peregrine falcon conservation efforts. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Monitoring is conducted every 3 years. For eggs and feathers, 15 to 20 of each are collected over a period of no more than 5 years. Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the total nonhour burden cost to be $156.00 for expenses incurred when contaminants samples must be shipped to designated labs for analysis and storage. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours 71 8 8 639 8 8 2.5 2.5 2.5 1,598 20 20 Totals ........................................................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FWS Form 3–2307 .......................................................................................... FWS Form 3–2308 .......................................................................................... FWS Form 3–2309 .......................................................................................... 87 655 ........................ 1,638 Abstract: This information collection implements requirements of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no corresponding Service regulations for the ESA post-delisting monitoring requirement. This IC also implements the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 704) and Service regulations in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The American peregrine falcon was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on August 25, VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 1999 (64 FR 46542). Section 4(g) of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered and removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (delisted) be monitored in cooperation with the States for a period of not less than 5 years. The purpose of this requirement is to detect any failure of a recovered species to sustain itself without the protections of the ESA. We work with relevant State agencies and other species experts to develop appropriate plans and procedures for PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 systematically monitoring recovered wildlife and plants. The American peregrine falcon has a large geographic distribution that includes a substantial amount of nonFederal land. Although the ESA requires that monitoring of recovered species be conducted for not less than 5 years, the life history of American peregrine falcons is such that it is appropriate to monitor this species for a longer period of time in order to meaningfully evaluate whether or not the recovered species continues to maintain its E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40390 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 131 / Friday, July 8, 2011 / Notices recovered status. The Monitoring Plan for the American Peregrine Falcon is available on our Web site at http:// library.fws.gov/pubs1/peregrine03.pdf. Formal collection of monitoring data commenced in 2003. Rangewide population monitoring of American peregrine falcons under the Monitoring Plan will take place every 3 years through 2015. We will use the information supplied on FWS Forms 3–2307, 3–2308, and 3–2309 to review the status of the American peregrine falcon in the United States and determine if it remains recovered and, therefore, does not require the protections of the ESA: (1) FWS Form 3–2307 (Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Form) addresses the reporting requirements to record observations on the nesting pair, and the numbers of eggs and young during each nest visit. Each territory will be visited at least two times. (2) FWS Form 3–2308 (Peregrine Falcon Egg Contaminants Data Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on eggs collected opportunistically during a nest visit. (3) FWS Form 3–2309 (Peregrine Falcon Feather Contaminants Data Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on feathers collected opportunistically during a nest visit. Once collected, the eggs and feathers are archived in a deep freeze for analysis at a later time. Comments: On March 28, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 17147) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on May 27, 2011. We received one comment. The commenter stated that the peregrine falcon should not have been removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, but did not address the information collection requirements or the burden estimates. We have not made any changes to our information collection requirements. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:52 Jul 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 131 (Friday, July 8, 2011)]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-17126]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-MB-2011-N140; 10154-1231-0000-D3]


Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; Monitoring Recovered Species After 
Delisting--American Peregrine Falcon

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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 information collection is scheduled to 
expire on July 31, 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before August 8, 2011.

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 the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042-
PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or 
INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail). Please include ``1018-0101'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0101.
    Title: Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting--American 
Peregrine Falcon.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2307, 3-2308, and 3-2309.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Professional biologists employed by 
State agencies and other organizations, and volunteers that have been 
involved in past peregrine falcon conservation efforts.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Monitoring is conducted every 
3 years. For eggs and feathers, 15 to 20 of each are collected over a 
period of no more than 5 years.
    Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the total nonhour burden 
cost to be $156.00 for expenses incurred when contaminants samples must 
be shipped to designated labs for analysis and storage.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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FWS Form 3-2307.................................              71             639             2.5           1,598
FWS Form 3-2308.................................               8               8             2.5              20
FWS Form 3-2309.................................               8               8             2.5              20
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................              87             655  ..............           1,638
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    Abstract: This information collection implements requirements of 
the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no 
corresponding Service regulations for the ESA post-delisting monitoring 
requirement. This IC also implements the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 
U.S.C. 704) and Service regulations in chapter I, subchapter B of title 
50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
    The American peregrine falcon was removed from the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on August 25, 1999 (64 FR 46542). 
Section 4(g) of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered 
and removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
(delisted) be monitored in cooperation with the States for a period of 
not less than 5 years. The purpose of this requirement is to detect any 
failure of a recovered species to sustain itself without the 
protections of the ESA. We work with relevant State agencies and other 
species experts to develop appropriate plans and procedures for 
systematically monitoring recovered wildlife and plants.
    The American peregrine falcon has a large geographic distribution 
that includes a substantial amount of non-Federal land. Although the 
ESA requires that monitoring of recovered species be conducted for not 
less than 5 years, the life history of American peregrine falcons is 
such that it is appropriate to monitor this species for a longer period 
of time in order to meaningfully evaluate whether or not the recovered 
species continues to maintain its

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recovered status. The Monitoring Plan for the American Peregrine Falcon 
is available on our Web site at http://library.fws.gov/pubs1/peregrine03.pdf. Formal collection of monitoring data commenced in 
2003. Rangewide population monitoring of American peregrine falcons 
under the Monitoring Plan will take place every 3 years through 2015.
    We will use the information supplied on FWS Forms 3-2307, 3-2308, 
and 3-2309 to review the status of the American peregrine falcon in the 
United States and determine if it remains recovered and, therefore, 
does not require the protections of the ESA:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2307 (Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Form) addresses 
the reporting requirements to record observations on the nesting pair, 
and the numbers of eggs and young during each nest visit. Each 
territory will be visited at least two times.
    (2) FWS Form 3-2308 (Peregrine Falcon Egg Contaminants Data Sheet) 
addresses the reporting requirements to record data on eggs collected 
opportunistically during a nest visit.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2309 (Peregrine Falcon Feather Contaminants Data 
Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on feathers 
collected opportunistically during a nest visit. Once collected, the 
eggs and feathers are archived in a deep freeze for analysis at a later 
time.
    Comments: On March 28, 2011, we published in the Federal Register 
(76 FR 17147) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on May 27, 2011. We received one comment. The 
commenter stated that the peregrine falcon should not have been removed 
from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, but did not 
address the information collection requirements or the burden 
estimates. We have not made any changes to our information collection 
requirements.
    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: July 1, 2011.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-17126 Filed 7-7-11; 8:45 am]
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