Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey, 3490-3491 [2012-1323]

Download as PDF 3490 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices Implementing regulations CDFA Program Authority 15.622 ........................... 16 U.S.C. 777c, g, and g–1 .......................... 50 CFR 86. 15.634 ........................... Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act (Boating Infrastructure Grants). State Wildlife Grants ...................................... None. 15.638 archived ............ Tribal Landowner Incentive Program ............ 15.639 ........................... Tribal Wildlife Grants ..................................... 15.625 archived ............ Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program. Wildlife Restoration ........................................ Annual Appropriations Acts for the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies for fiscal years 2001–12, 16 U.S.C. 460l–4—460l–11, fiscal years 2002 through 2007. Same as the Landowner Incentive Program at CDFA number 15.633. Same as the State Wildlife Grants Program at CDFA number 15.634. 16 U.S.C. 669 et seq. with special reference to sections 669–669c. 16 U.S.C. 669 et seq .................................... 15.611 ........................... To apply for financial assistance funds, you must submit an application that describes in substantial detail project locations, benefits, funding, and other characteristics. Materials to assist applicants in formulating project proposals are available on Grants.gov. We use the application to determine: • Eligibility of the grant. • Scale of resource values or relative worth of the project. • Effect of the project on environmental and cultural resources. • How well the proposed project will meet the purposes of the program’s establishing legislation. Persons or entities receiving grants must submit periodic performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track costs and accomplishments. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0109. Title: Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: States; the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; the District of Columbia; the territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa; federally-recognized tribal governments; institutions of Number of respondents Activity None. None. None. 50 CFR 80. higher education; and nongovernmental organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: We require applications annually for new grants. We require amendments on occasion when key elements of a project change. We require quarterly and final performance reports in the National Outreach and Communication Program and annual and final performance reports in the other programs. We may require more frequent reports under the conditions stated at 43 CFR 12.52 and 43 CFR 12.914. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours 200 150 200 2,500 1,500 3,500 40 2 6 100,000 3,000 21,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Initial Application (project narrative) ................................................................ Revision of Award Terms (Amendment) ......................................................... Performance Reports ....................................................................................... 550 7,500 ........................ 124,000 III. Comments We 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:31 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 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: January 18, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–1320 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2012–N017; FXMB12310900APM4] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 15 / Tuesday, January 24, 2012 / Notices 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 ‘‘1018–0010’’ 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: 1018–0010. Title: Mourning Dove Call Count Survey. Service Form Number(s): 3–159. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: State, local, and tribal employees. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 936. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,417 hours. We believe 90 percent of the respondents will enter data electronically, with an average reporting burden of 3 hours and 40 minutes per respondent. For all others, we estimate the reporting burden to be 3.5 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:25 Jan 23, 2012 Jkt 226001 These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird populations. The Mourning Dove Call Count Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird management program. The survey is a cooperative effort between the Service and State wildlife agencies and local and tribal biologists. Each spring, State, Service, local, and tribal biologists conduct the survey to provide the necessary data to determine the population status of the mourning dove. If this survey were not conducted, we would not be able to properly determine the population status of mourning doves prior to setting regulations. The Service and the States use the survey results to: • Develop annual regulations for hunting mourning doves, • Plan and evaluate dove management programs, and • Provide specific information necessary for dove research. Comments: On June 29, 2011, we published in the Federal Register (76 FR 3802) 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 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. 2012–1323 Filed 1–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3491 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–MB–2012–N016; FXMB12310900APM4] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey 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 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 ‘‘1018–0019’’ 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: 1018–0019. Title: North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey. Service Form Number(s): 3–156. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: State, Provincial, local, and tribal employees. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 724. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAN1.SGM 24JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 15 (Tuesday, January 24, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3490-3491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1323]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2012-N017; FXMB12310900APM4]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey

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

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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 ``1018-0010'' 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: 1018-0010.
    Title: Mourning Dove Call Count Survey.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-159.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: State, local, and tribal employees.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 936.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,417 hours. We believe 90 
percent of the respondents will enter data electronically, with an 
average reporting burden of 3 hours and 40 minutes per respondent. For 
all others, we estimate the reporting burden to be 3.5 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 Mourning Dove Call Count Survey is an essential part of the 
migratory bird management program. The survey is a cooperative effort 
between the Service and State wildlife agencies and local and tribal 
biologists. Each spring, State, Service, local, and tribal biologists 
conduct the survey to provide the necessary data to determine the 
population status of the mourning dove. If this survey were not 
conducted, we would not be able to properly determine the population 
status of mourning doves prior to setting regulations. The Service and 
the States use the survey results to:
     Develop annual regulations for hunting mourning doves,
     Plan and evaluate dove management programs, and
     Provide specific information necessary for dove research.
    Comments: On June 29, 2011, we published in the Federal Register 
(76 FR 3802) 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 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. 2012-1323 Filed 1-23-12; 8:45 am]
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