Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 74499-74500 [2012-30175]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices • 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: December 6, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–30181 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–SM–2012–N286; FXFR13350700640–134–FF07J00000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: 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, 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. 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 January 14, 2013. ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information collection to the Desk Officer for the Number of respondents Activity 74499 Department of the Interior at OMB– OIRA at (202) 395–5806 (fax) or OIRA_Submission@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 hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0075’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@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: 1018–0075. Title: Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 50 CFR 100 and 36 CFR 242. Service Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3–2321, 3–2322, 3–2323, 3–2326, 3– 2327, 3–2328, 3–2378, and 3–2379. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Federally defined rural residents in Alaska. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Completion time per response Number of responses Total annual burden hours 67 67 171 7,250 7,250 645 645 1,114 1,114 29 29 25 25 1 92 25 3 22 8 67 67 171 7,250 7,250 645 645 1,114 1,114 29 29 25 25 1 92 25 3 22 8 2 hours ........... 30 minutes ..... 15 minutes ..... 10 minutes ..... 5 minutes ....... 10 minutes ..... 5 minutes ....... 10 minutes ..... 5 minutes ....... 10 minutes ..... 5 minutes ....... 10 minutes ..... 5 minutes ....... 2 hours ........... 30 minutes ..... 30 minutes ..... 4 hours ........... 30 minutes ..... 15 minutes ..... 134 34 43 1,208 604 108 54 186 93 5 2 4 2 2 46 13 12 11 2 TOTALS .................................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 3–2321—Membership Application ................................................................... 3–2322—Applicant Interview ........................................................................... 3–2323—Reference/Contact Interview ............................................................ 3–2326—Hunt Application and Permit ............................................................ 3–2326—Hunt Report ...................................................................................... 3–2327—Designated Hunter Application and Permit ..................................... 3–2327—Designated Hunter—Hunt Report .................................................... 3–2328—Fishing Application and Permit ........................................................ 3–2328—Fishing Report .................................................................................. 3–2378—Designated Fishing Application and Permit ..................................... 3–2378—Designated Fishing Report .............................................................. 3–2379—Customary Trade Recordkeeping Application and Permit .............. 3–2379—Customary Trade Recordkeeping—Report ..................................... Petition to Repeal ............................................................................................ Proposed Changes .......................................................................................... Special Actions Request ................................................................................. Request for Reconsideration (Appeal) ............................................................ Traditional/Cultural/Educational Permits and Reports .................................... Fishwheel, Fyke Net, and Under-ice Permits and Reports ............................ 18,582 18,582 ........................ 2,563 Abstract: The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 100 and 36 CFR part 242 require that persons engaged in taking fish, shellfish, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 and wildlife on public lands in Alaska for subsistence uses must apply for and obtain a permit to do so and comply with reporting provisions of that permit. We use the following forms to collect PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information from qualified rural residents for subsistence harvest: (1) FWS Form 3–2326 (Federal Subsistence Hunt Application, Permit, and Report). E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with 74500 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 241 / Friday, December 14, 2012 / Notices (2) FWS Form 3–2327 (Designated Hunter Permit Application, Permit, and Report). (3) FWS Form 3–2328 (Federal Subsistence Fishing Application, Permit, and Report). (4) FWS Form 3–2378 (Designated Fishing Permit Application, Permit, and Report). (5) FWS Form 3–2379 (Federal Subsistence Customary Trade Recordkeeping Form). We use the information collected to evaluate: • Eligibility of applicant. • Subsistence harvest success. • Effectiveness of season lengths, harvest quotas, and harvest restrictions. • Hunting patterns and practices. • Hunter use. The Federal Subsistence Board uses the harvest data, along with other information, to set future season dates and bag limits for Federal subsistence resource users. These seasons and bag limits are set to meet the needs of subsistence hunters without adversely impacting the health of existing animal populations. Also included in this ICR are three forms associated with recruitment and selection of members for regional advisory councils. (1) FWS Form 2321 (Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Membership Application/Nomination). (2) FWS Form 2322 (Regional Advisory Council Candidate Interview). (3) FWS Form 2323 (Regional Advisory Council Reference/Key Contact Interview). The member selection process begins with the information that we collect on the application. Ten interagency review panels interview all applicants and nominees, their references, and regional key contacts. These contacts are all based on the information that the applicant provides on the application form. The information that we collect through the application form and subsequent interviews is the basis of the Federal Subsistence Board’s recommendations to the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture for appointment and reappointment of council members. In addition to the above forms, our regulations at 50 CFR 100 and 36 CFR 242 contain requirements for the collection of information. We collect nonform information on: (1) Repeal of Federal subsistence rules and regulations (50 CFR 100.14 and 36 CFR 242.14). (2) Proposed changes to Federal subsistence regulations (50 CFR 100.18 and 36 CFR 242.18). (3) Special action requests (50 CFR 100.19 and 36 CFR 242.19). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:41 Dec 13, 2012 Jkt 229001 (4) Requests for reconsideration (50 CFR 100.20 and 36 CFR 242.20). (5) Requests for permits and reports, such as traditional religious/cultural/ educational permits, fishwheel permits, fyke net permits, and under-ice permits (50 CFR 100.25–27 and 36 CFR 242.25– 27). Comments: On July 9, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 FR 40372) 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 September 7, 2012. We did not receive any comments in response to that notice. 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: December 6, 2012. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2012–30175 Filed 12–13–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Notice of intent; notice of public scoping meeting; request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act for the proposed Habitat Conservation Plan/ Natural Community Conservation Plan for Western Butte County, hereafter referred to as the Butte Regional Conservation Plan (BRCP). This document is being prepared under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, and the California Natural Community Conservation Planning Act. The BRCP addresses State and Federal endangered species compliance requirements for the county of Butte and the cities of Oroville, Chico, Biggs, and Gridley (local agencies); the Butte County Association of Governments (BCAG); the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans); the Western Canal Water District; the Biggs West Gridley Water District, Butte Water District; and Richvale Irrigation District; and the BRCP implementing entity that will be established to implement the BRCP (permit applicants) for activities and projects in the BRCP plan area that they conduct or approve. The permit applicants intend to apply for a 50-year incidental take permit from the Service. This permit is needed to authorize the incidental take of threatened and endangered species that could result from activities covered under the BCRP. We announce meetings and invite comments. To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by January 28, 2013. Two public scoping meetings will be held on January 9th, 2013, the first from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oroville City Council Chambers, located at 1735 Montgomery Street Oroville, CA 95965; and the second from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Butte County Association of Governments, at 2580 Sierra Sunrise Terrace Suite 100, Chico, CA 95928. DATES: To request further information or submit written comments, please use one of the following methods, and note that your information request or comment is in reference to the Butte Regional Conservation Plan (BRCP): • U.S. Mail: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W– 2605, Sacramento, CA 95825. • In-Person Drop-Off, Viewing, or Pickup: Call 916–414–6600 to make an appointment during regular business hours to drop off comments or view ADDRESSES: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–ES–2012–N226; FF08ESMF00– FXES11120800000–134] Proposed Habitat Conservation Plan/ Natural Community Conservation Plan for Western Butte County, CA: Environmental Impact Statement AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 241 (Friday, December 14, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74499-74500]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30175]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-SM-2012-N286; FXFR13350700640-134-FF07J00000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Subsistence Regulations and 
Associated Forms

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, 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. 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 January 14, 2013.

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_Submission@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 hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0075'' in 
the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@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: 1018-0075.
    Title: Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 50 CFR 
100 and 36 CFR 242.
    Service Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3-2321, 3-2322, 3-2323, 3-2326, 3-
2327, 3-2328, 3-2378, and 3-2379.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Federally defined rural residents in 
Alaska.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                         Number of       Number of        Completion time per      Total annual
              Activity                  respondents      responses             response            burden hours
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3-2321--Membership Application......              67              67  2 hours...................             134
3-2322--Applicant Interview.........              67              67  30 minutes................              34
3-2323--Reference/Contact Interview.             171             171  15 minutes................              43
3-2326--Hunt Application and Permit.           7,250           7,250  10 minutes................           1,208
3-2326--Hunt Report.................           7,250           7,250  5 minutes.................             604
3-2327--Designated Hunter                        645             645  10 minutes................             108
 Application and Permit.
3-2327--Designated Hunter--Hunt                  645             645  5 minutes.................              54
 Report.
3-2328--Fishing Application and                1,114           1,114  10 minutes................             186
 Permit.
3-2328--Fishing Report..............           1,114           1,114  5 minutes.................              93
3-2378--Designated Fishing                        29              29  10 minutes................               5
 Application and Permit.
3-2378--Designated Fishing Report...              29              29  5 minutes.................               2
3-2379--Customary Trade                           25              25  10 minutes................               4
 Recordkeeping Application and
 Permit.
3-2379--Customary Trade                           25              25  5 minutes.................               2
 Recordkeeping--Report.
Petition to Repeal..................               1               1  2 hours...................               2
Proposed Changes....................              92              92  30 minutes................              46
Special Actions Request.............              25              25  30 minutes................              13
Request for Reconsideration (Appeal)               3               3  4 hours...................              12
Traditional/Cultural/Educational                  22              22  30 minutes................              11
 Permits and Reports.
Fishwheel, Fyke Net, and Under-ice                 8               8  15 minutes................               2
 Permits and Reports.
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    TOTALS..........................          18,582          18,582  ..........................           2,563
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    Abstract: The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act 
(ANILCA) and regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 
CFR part 100 and 36 CFR part 242 require that persons engaged in taking 
fish, shellfish, and wildlife on public lands in Alaska for subsistence 
uses must apply for and obtain a permit to do so and comply with 
reporting provisions of that permit. We use the following forms to 
collect information from qualified rural residents for subsistence 
harvest:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2326 (Federal Subsistence Hunt Application, Permit, 
and Report).

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    (2) FWS Form 3-2327 (Designated Hunter Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (3) FWS Form 3-2328 (Federal Subsistence Fishing Application, 
Permit, and Report).
    (4) FWS Form 3-2378 (Designated Fishing Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (5) FWS Form 3-2379 (Federal Subsistence Customary Trade 
Recordkeeping Form).
    We use the information collected to evaluate:
     Eligibility of applicant.
     Subsistence harvest success.
     Effectiveness of season lengths, harvest quotas, and 
harvest restrictions.
     Hunting patterns and practices.
     Hunter use.
    The Federal Subsistence Board uses the harvest data, along with 
other information, to set future season dates and bag limits for 
Federal subsistence resource users. These seasons and bag limits are 
set to meet the needs of subsistence hunters without adversely 
impacting the health of existing animal populations.
    Also included in this ICR are three forms associated with 
recruitment and selection of members for regional advisory councils.
    (1) FWS Form 2321 (Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 
Membership Application/Nomination).
    (2) FWS Form 2322 (Regional Advisory Council Candidate Interview).
    (3) FWS Form 2323 (Regional Advisory Council Reference/Key Contact 
Interview).
    The member selection process begins with the information that we 
collect on the application. Ten interagency review panels interview all 
applicants and nominees, their references, and regional key contacts. 
These contacts are all based on the information that the applicant 
provides on the application form. The information that we collect 
through the application form and subsequent interviews is the basis of 
the Federal Subsistence Board's recommendations to the Secretaries of 
the Interior and Agriculture for appointment and reappointment of 
council members.
    In addition to the above forms, our regulations at 50 CFR 100 and 
36 CFR 242 contain requirements for the collection of information. We 
collect nonform information on:
    (1) Repeal of Federal subsistence rules and regulations (50 CFR 
100.14 and 36 CFR 242.14).
    (2) Proposed changes to Federal subsistence regulations (50 CFR 
100.18 and 36 CFR 242.18).
    (3) Special action requests (50 CFR 100.19 and 36 CFR 242.19).
    (4) Requests for reconsideration (50 CFR 100.20 and 36 CFR 242.20).
    (5) Requests for permits and reports, such as traditional 
religious/cultural/educational permits, fishwheel permits, fyke net 
permits, and under-ice permits (50 CFR 100.25-27 and 36 CFR 242.25-27).
    Comments: On July 9, 2012, we published in the Federal Register (77 
FR 40372) 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 September 7, 2012. We did not receive any comments 
in response to that notice.
    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: December 6, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-30175 Filed 12-13-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P