Proposed Information Collection; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife, 60454-60455 [2012-24397]

Download as PDF 60454 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2012 / Notices (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with Dated: September 27, 2012. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. BILLING CODE 9111–97–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 Oct 02, 2012 Jkt 229001 Office of the Secretary Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee AGENCY: ACTION: Office of the Secretary, Interior. Notice of renewal. Dated: September 25, 2012. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2012–24319 Filed 10–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–RG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service The U.S. Department of the Interior announces the charter renewal of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory committee. SUMMARY: The Court Order establishing the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council also requires a public advisory committee. The Exxon Valdez Public Advisory Committee was established to advise the Trustee Council, and began functioning in October 1992. The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee consists of 10 members representing the following principal interests: Sport hunting and fishing, conservation and environmental, public-at-large, recreation users, commercial tourism, science/technical, subsistence, commercial fishing, aquaculture and mariculture, and Native landowners. In order to ensure that a broad range of public viewpoints continues to be available to the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and in keeping with the settlement agreement, the continuation of the Exxon Valdez Public Advisory Committee is recommended. In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C., App. 2), following the recommendation and approval of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Council, and in consultation with the General Services Administration, the Secretary of the Interior hereby renews the charter for the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: USCIS Form I–865; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. This form will be used by every sponsor who has filed an Affidavit of Support under Section 213A of the Immigration and Nationality Act to notify the USCIS of a change of address. The data will be used to locate a sponsor if there is a request for reimbursement. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 100,000 responses at 15 minutes (.25) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 25,000 annual burden hours. If you need a copy of the information collection instrument with supplementary documents, or need additional information, please visit http://www.regulations.gov. We may also be contacted at: USCIS, Office of Policy and Strategy, Regulatory Coordination Division, 20 Massachusetts Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20529–2020; Telephone 202–272–8377. [FR Doc. 2012–24298 Filed 10–2–12; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FWS–HQ–LE–2012–N229; FF09L00200–FX– LE12240900000G2] Proposed Information Collection; Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. 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 March 31, 2013. 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 December 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC 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 ‘‘1018–0012’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at (email) or 703–358–2482 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Douglas Mutter, Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance, 1689 ‘‘C’’ Street, Room 119, Anchorage, Alaska, (907) 271– 5011. I. Abstract CERTIFICATION STATEMENT: I hereby certify that the renewal of the Charter of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Public Advisory Committee is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties mandated by the settlement of United States v. State of Alaska, No. A91–081 CV, and is in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended and supplemented. The Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without filing a declaration or report deemed necessary for enforcing the Act or upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). With a few exceptions, businesses, individuals, or government agencies importing into or exporting from the United States any fish, wildlife, or PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 60455 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 192 / Wednesday, October 3, 2012 / Notices wildlife product must complete and submit to the Service an FWS Form 3– 177 (Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife). This form as well as FWS Form 3–177a (Continuation Sheet) and instructions for completion are available for electronic submission at https:// edecs.fws.gov. These forms are also available in fillable format at http:// www.fws.gov/forms/. The information that we collect is unique to each wildlife shipment and enables us to: • Accurately inspect the contents of the shipment; • Enforce any regulations that pertain to the fish, wildlife, or wildlife products contained in the shipment; and • Maintain records of the importation and exportation of these commodities. Businesses or individuals must file FWS Forms 3–177 and 3–177a with us at the time and port where they request clearance of the import or export of wildlife or wildlife products. Our regulations allow for certain species of wildlife to be imported or exported between the United States and Canada or Mexico at U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports, even though our wildlife inspectors may not be present. In these instances, importers and exporters may file the forms with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We collect the following information: (1) Name of the importer or exporter and broker. (2) Scientific and common name of the fish or wildlife. (3) Permit numbers (if permits are required). (4) Description, quantity, and value of the fish or wildlife. (5) Natural country of origin of the fish or wildlife. In addition, certain information, such as the airway bill or bill of lading number, the location of the fish or wildlife for inspection, and the number Number of respondents Activity of cartons containing fish or wildlife, assists our wildlife inspectors if a physical examination of the shipment is necessary II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0012. Title: Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife, 50 CFR 14.61–14.64. Service Form Numbers: 3–177 and 3– 177a. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Businesses or individuals that import or export fish, wildlife, or wildlife products; scientific institutions that import or export fish or wildlife scientific specimens; and government agencies that import or export fish or wildlife specimens for various purposes. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Number of responses Completion time per response (minutes) Total annual burden hours 3–177 hard copy submission ........................................................................... 3–177 electronic submission ........................................................................... 4,200 16,500 28,332 154,971 15 10 7,083 25,829 Totals ........................................................................................................ 20,700 183,303 ........................ 32,912 erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with 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 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:03 Oct 02, 2012 Jkt 229001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: September 26, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–24397 Filed 10–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2012–N227; FXMB1231099BPP0L2–112–FF09M21200] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese 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: PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on November 30, 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 November 2, 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 ‘‘1018–0133’’ 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. E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 192 (Wednesday, October 3, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60454-60455]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24397]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-LE-2012-N229; FF09L00200-FX-LE12240900000G2]


Proposed Information Collection; Declaration for Importation or 
Exportation of Fish or Wildlife

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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 March 31, 2013. 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 December 3, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC 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 ``1018-0012'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at (email) or 703-358-2482 
(telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it 
unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without filing a 
declaration or report deemed necessary for enforcing the Act or 
upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 
(CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). With a few exceptions, businesses, 
individuals, or government agencies importing into or exporting from 
the United States any fish, wildlife, or

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wildlife product must complete and submit to the Service an FWS Form 3-
177 (Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife). 
This form as well as FWS Form 3-177a (Continuation Sheet) and 
instructions for completion are available for electronic submission at 
https://edecs.fws.gov. These forms are also available in fillable 
format at http://www.fws.gov/forms/.
    The information that we collect is unique to each wildlife shipment 
and enables us to:
     Accurately inspect the contents of the shipment;
     Enforce any regulations that pertain to the fish, 
wildlife, or wildlife products contained in the shipment; and
     Maintain records of the importation and exportation of 
these commodities.
    Businesses or individuals must file FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177a with 
us at the time and port where they request clearance of the import or 
export of wildlife or wildlife products. Our regulations allow for 
certain species of wildlife to be imported or exported between the 
United States and Canada or Mexico at U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection ports, even though our wildlife inspectors may not be 
present. In these instances, importers and exporters may file the forms 
with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We collect the following 
information:
    (1) Name of the importer or exporter and broker.
    (2) Scientific and common name of the fish or wildlife.
    (3) Permit numbers (if permits are required).
    (4) Description, quantity, and value of the fish or wildlife.
    (5) Natural country of origin of the fish or wildlife.
    In addition, certain information, such as the airway bill or bill 
of lading number, the location of the fish or wildlife for inspection, 
and the number of cartons containing fish or wildlife, assists our 
wildlife inspectors if a physical examination of the shipment is 
necessary

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0012.
    Title: Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or 
Wildlife, 50 CFR 14.61-14.64.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-177 and 3-177a.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or individuals that import 
or export fish, wildlife, or wildlife products; scientific institutions 
that import or export fish or wildlife scientific specimens; and 
government agencies that import or export fish or wildlife specimens 
for various purposes.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

 
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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                     (minutes)
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3-177 hard copy submission......................           4,200          28,332              15           7,083
3-177 electronic submission.....................          16,500         154,971              10          25,829
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    Totals......................................          20,700         183,303  ..............          32,912
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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 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: September 26, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-24397 Filed 10-2-12; 8:45 am]
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