Proposed Information Collection; Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 10200-10201 [2013-03283]

Download as PDF 10200 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2013 / Notices 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: February 6, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–03280 Filed 2–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–LE–2013–N020; FF09L00200–FX– LE12200900000] Proposed Information Collection; Captive Wildlife Safety Act 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 August 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:21 Feb 12, 2013 Jkt 229001 To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by April 15, 2013. 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 ‘‘1018–0129’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (email) or 703–358– 2482 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: I. Abstract The Captive Wildlife Safety Act (CWSA) amends the Lacey Act by making it illegal to import, export, buy, sell, transport, receive, or acquire, in interstate or foreign commerce, live lions, tigers, leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, or cougars, or any hybrid combination of any of these species, unless certain exceptions are met. There are several exemptions to the prohibitions of the CWSA, including accredited wildlife sanctuaries. There is no requirement for wildlife sanctuaries to submit applications to qualify for the accredited wildlife sanctuary exemption. Wildlife sanctuaries themselves will determine if they qualify. To qualify, they must meet all of the following criteria: • Approval by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is described in sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of that code. • Do not engage in commercial trade in the prohibited wildlife species, including offspring, parts, and products. • Do not propagate the prohibited wildlife species. • Have no direct contact between the public and the prohibited wildlife species. The basis for this information collection is the recordkeeping requirement that we place on accredited wildlife sanctuaries. We require accredited wildlife sanctuaries to maintain complete and accurate records of any possession, transportation, acquisition, disposition, importation, or exportation of the prohibited wildlife species as defined in the CWSA (50 CFR part 14, subpart K). Records must be up to date and include: (1) the names and addresses of persons to or from whom any prohibited wildlife species has been PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 acquired, imported, exported, purchased, sold, or otherwise transferred; and (2) the dates of these transactions. Accredited wildlife sanctuaries must: • Maintain these records for 5 years. • Make these records accessible to Service officials for inspection at reasonable hours. • Copy these records for Service officials, if requested. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0129. Title: Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 50 CFR 14.250–14.255. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Accredited wildlife sanctuaries. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Ongoing. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 750. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 750. Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750. 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. E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 13, 2013 / Notices Dated: February 6, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–03283 Filed 2–12–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–BHC–2013–N019; FXMB12330900000–123–FF09M13100] Proposed Information Collection; Electronic Duck Stamp Program 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. 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 April 15, 2013. 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 hope_grey@fws.gov (email). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703–358– 2482 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES I. Abstract On March 16, 1934, President Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.) requiring all migratory waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older to buy a Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) annually. The stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation. Ninetyeight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Federal Duck Stamp is one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated and is a highly effective way to conserve America’s natural resources. Besides serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, a current year’s Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance pass for national wildlife refuges where admission is charged. Duck Stamps and products that bear stamp images are also popular collector items. The Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–266) required the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 3year pilot program under which States could issue electronic Federal Duck Stamps. The electronic stamp is valid for 45 days from the date of purchase and can be used immediately while customers wait to receive the actual stamp in the mail. After 45 days, customers must carry the actual Federal Duck Stamp while hunting or to gain free access to national wildlife refuges. Eight States participated in the pilot. At the end of the pilot, we provided a report to Congress outlining the successes of the program. The program improved public participation by increasing the ability of the public to obtain required Federal Duck Stamps. Under our authorities in 16 U.S.C. 718b(a)(2), we have continued the Electronic Duck Stamp Program in the eight States that participated in the pilot. In September 2013, we will expand the program by inviting all State fish and wildlife agencies to participate. Anyone, regardless of State residence, may purchase an electronic Duck Stamp through any State that participates in the program. Interested States must submit an application (FWS Form 3– 2341). We will use the information provided in the application to determine a State’s eligibility to Number of respondents Activity 10201 participate in the program. Information includes, but is not limited to: • Information verifying the current systems the State uses to sell hunting, fishing, and other associated licenses and products. • Applicable State laws, regulations, or policies that authorize the use of electronic systems to issue licenses. • Example and explanation of the codes the State proposes to use to create and endorse the unique identifier for the individual to whom each stamp is issued. • Mockup copy of the printed version of the State’s proposed electronic stamp, including a description of the format and identifying features of the licensee to be specified on the stamp. • Description of any fee the State will charge for issuance of an electronic stamp. • Description of the process the State will use to account for and transfer the amounts collected by the State that are required to be transferred under the program. • Manner by which the State will transmit electronic stamp customer data. Each State approved to participate in the program must provide the following information on a weekly basis: • First name, last name, and complete mailing address of each individual that purchases an electronic stamp from the State. • Face value amount of each electronic stamp sold by the State. • Amount of the Federal portion of any fee required by the agreement for each stamp sold. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0135. Title: Electronic Duck Stamp Program. Service Form Number: 3–2341. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Description of Respondents: State fish and wildlife agencies. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: One time for applications and weekly for fulfillment reports. Number of responses Completion time per response Total annual burden hours Application ....................................................................................................... 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10200-10201]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03283]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-LE-2013-N020; FF09L00200-FX-LE12200900000]


Proposed Information Collection; Captive Wildlife Safety Act

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 August 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 April 15, 2013.

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 ``1018-0129'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Captive Wildlife Safety Act (CWSA) amends the Lacey Act by 
making it illegal to import, export, buy, sell, transport, receive, or 
acquire, in interstate or foreign commerce, live lions, tigers, 
leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, or 
cougars, or any hybrid combination of any of these species, unless 
certain exceptions are met. There are several exemptions to the 
prohibitions of the CWSA, including accredited wildlife sanctuaries.
    There is no requirement for wildlife sanctuaries to submit 
applications to qualify for the accredited wildlife sanctuary 
exemption. Wildlife sanctuaries themselves will determine if they 
qualify. To qualify, they must meet all of the following criteria:
     Approval by the United States Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) as a corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 
501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is described in 
sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of that code.
     Do not engage in commercial trade in the prohibited 
wildlife species, including offspring, parts, and products.
     Do not propagate the prohibited wildlife species.
     Have no direct contact between the public and the 
prohibited wildlife species.
    The basis for this information collection is the recordkeeping 
requirement that we place on accredited wildlife sanctuaries. We 
require accredited wildlife sanctuaries to maintain complete and 
accurate records of any possession, transportation, acquisition, 
disposition, importation, or exportation of the prohibited wildlife 
species as defined in the CWSA (50 CFR part 14, subpart K). Records 
must be up to date and include: (1) the names and addresses of persons 
to or from whom any prohibited wildlife species has been acquired, 
imported, exported, purchased, sold, or otherwise transferred; and (2) 
the dates of these transactions. Accredited wildlife sanctuaries must:
     Maintain these records for 5 years.
     Make these records accessible to Service officials for 
inspection at reasonable hours.
     Copy these records for Service officials, if requested.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0129.
    Title: Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 50 CFR 14.250-14.255.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Accredited wildlife sanctuaries.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Ongoing.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 750.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.

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.


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    Dated: February 6, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03283 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P