Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 3492-3493 [2012-1322]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3492 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,288 hours. We believe 613 persons (85 percent of the respondents) will enter data electronically, with an average reporting burden of 1.8 hours per respondent. For all other respondents, we estimate the reporting burden to be 1.67 hours per respondent. Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712) and Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a– 754j–2) designate the Department of the Interior as the primary agency responsible for: • Wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, and • Setting hunting regulations that allow for the well-being of migratory bird populations. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird populations. The North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird management program. State, Federal, Provincial, local, and tribal conservation agencies conduct the survey annually to provide the data necessary to determine the population status of the woodcock. In addition, the information is vital in assessing the relative changes in the geographic distribution of the woodcock. We use the information primarily to develop recommendations for hunting regulations. Without information on the population’s status, we might promulgate hunting regulations that (1) are not sufficiently restrictive, which could cause harm to the woodcock population, or (2) are too restrictive, which would unduly restrict recreational opportunities afforded by woodcock hunting. The Service, State conservation agencies, university associates, and other interested parties use the data for various research and management projects. Comments: On June 29, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 38203) 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 August 29, 2011. We received one comment. The commenter expressed opposition to hunting and the Government, but did not address the collection requirements. We did not make 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, email 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: January 18, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1319 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–R–2012–N014; FF09R81000– FXRS126309000009X–123] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. 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 SUMMARY: Number of respondents Activity FWS Form 3–2354 .......................................................................................... FWS Form 3–2355 .......................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 180,000 93,000 scheduled to expire on January 31, 2012. 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 February 23, 2012. 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 (email). 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 (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0140’’ 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 (email) 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: 1018–0140. Title: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 50 CFR 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and 32. Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3–2354, 3–2355, 3–2356, 3–2357, 3–2358, 3–2359, 3–2360, 3–2361, and 3–2362. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience). Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the annual nonhour cost burden to be $60,000 for hunting application fees at some refuges. Number of responses 180,000 93,000 E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 Completion time per response (min.) 30 30 Total annual burden hours 90,000 46,500 3493 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices Number of respondents Activity Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 3–2356 3–2357 3–2358 3–2359 3–2360 3–2361 3–2362 Completion time per response (min.) Total annual burden hours .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... 2,600 5,200 2,600 88,000 412,000 31,000 26,000 2,600 5,200 2,600 88,000 412,000 31,000 26,000 30 30 30 15 15 15 15 1,300 2,600 1,300 22,000 103,000 7,750 6,500 Totals ........................................................................................................ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS Number of responses 840,400 840,400 ........................ 280,950 Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k–460k–4) (Recreation Act) govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on lands of the Refuge System when we find that the activity is compatible and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was established. The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when the use is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary purpose(s) of the refuge. There are 408 national wildlife refuges where we administer hunting and/or fishing programs. We only collect user information at about 20 percent of these refuges. Information that we plan to collect will help us: • Administer and monitor hunting and fishing programs on refuges. • Distribute hunting and fishing permits in a fair and equitable manner to eligible participants. We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to simplify the process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved forms are available online at http://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical information in a nonform format. We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, and/ or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually. • FWS Form 3–2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 • FWS Form 3–2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application). • FWS Form 3–2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2358 (Fishing/ Shrimping/Crabbing Application). We collect information on: • Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can notify applicants of their selection. • User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can distribute users equitably. • Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special opportunity for disabled or youth hunters. • Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish eligibility. We ask users to report on their success after their experience so that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We use the following activity reports, which we distribute during appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations. • FWS Form 3–2359 (Big Game Harvest Report). • FWS Form 3–2360 (Fishing Report). • FWS Form 3–2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report). • FWS Form 3–2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report). We collect information on: • Names of users so we can differentiate between responses. • City and State of residence so that we can better understand if users are local or traveling. • Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use trends and allocate staff and resources. • Details of success by species so that we can evaluate quality of experience and resource impacts. Comments: On July 20, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 43337) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for this information collection. We solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 19, 2011. We did not receive any comments. PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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, email 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: January 18, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1322 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–IA–2012–N022; FXIA16710900000P5–123–FF09A30000] Endangered Species Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3492-3493]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1322]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-R-2012-N014; FF09R81000-FXRS126309000009X-123]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms 
and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges

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 January 31, 2012. 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 February 23, 2012.

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 (email). 
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 (email). Please include ``1018-0140'' 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 (email) 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: 1018-0140.
    Title: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports 
for National Wildlife Refuges, 50 CFR 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and 32.
    Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2354, 3-2355, 3-2356, 3-2357, 
3-2358, 3-2359, 3-2360, 3-2361, and 3-2362.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually 
once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity 
reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience).
    Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the annual nonhour cost burden to 
be $60,000 for hunting application fees at some refuges.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (min.)
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FWS Form 3-2354.................................         180,000         180,000              30          90,000
FWS Form 3-2355.................................          93,000          93,000              30          46,500

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FWS Form 3-2356.................................           2,600           2,600              30           1,300
FWS Form 3-2357.................................           5,200           5,200              30           2,600
FWS Form 3-2358.................................           2,600           2,600              30           1,300
FWS Form 3-2359.................................          88,000          88,000              15          22,000
FWS Form 3-2360.................................         412,000         412,000              15         103,000
FWS Form 3-2361.................................          31,000          31,000              15           7,750
FWS Form 3-2362.................................          26,000          26,000              15           6,500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................         840,400         840,400  ..............         280,950
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    Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 
1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the 
Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k-460k-4) (Recreation Act) 
govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and 
wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all 
the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also 
authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on 
lands of the Refuge System when we find that the activity is compatible 
and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was established. 
The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when 
the use is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary 
purpose(s) of the refuge.
    There are 408 national wildlife refuges where we administer hunting 
and/or fishing programs. We only collect user information at about 20 
percent of these refuges. Information that we plan to collect will help 
us:
     Administer and monitor hunting and fishing programs on 
refuges.
     Distribute hunting and fishing permits in a fair and 
equitable manner to eligible participants.
    We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting 
and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all 
refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to simplify the 
process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved 
forms are available online at http://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all 
refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical 
information in a nonform format.
    We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, 
and/or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high 
demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms 
for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually.
     FWS Form 3-2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application).
     FWS Form 3-2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2358 (Fishing/Shrimping/Crabbing Application).
    We collect information on:
     Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can 
notify applicants of their selection.
     User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can 
distribute users equitably.
     Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special 
opportunity for disabled or youth hunters.
     Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish 
eligibility.
    We ask users to report on their success after their experience so 
that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We 
use the following activity reports, which we distribute during 
appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations.
     FWS Form 3-2359 (Big Game Harvest Report).
     FWS Form 3-2360 (Fishing Report).
     FWS Form 3-2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report).
     FWS Form 3-2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report).
    We collect information on:
     Names of users so we can differentiate between responses.
     City and State of residence so that we can better 
understand if users are local or traveling.
     Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use 
trends and allocate staff and resources.
     Details of success by species so that we can evaluate 
quality of experience and resource impacts.
    Comments: On July 20, 2011, we published in the Federal Register 
(76 FR 43337) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. We solicited comments for 60 days, 
ending on September 19, 2011. 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, email 
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: January 18, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-1322 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]
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