Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program, 60304-60306 [2013-23810]

Download as PDF 60304 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection Request: New information collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Online Survey of Web Services Employers. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; File OMB–70. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or private sector. It is necessary that USCIS obtains data on the E-Verify Program Web Services. Gaining an understanding of the Web Services process should enable USCIS to identify programmatic improvements to better meet the goals of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, the legislation on which the E-Verify evaluations are based. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: 569 respondents averaging 30 minutes (.50) per response. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: 285 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 20529–2140; Telephone 202–272–8377. Dated: September 26, 2013. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2013–23992 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 9111–97–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of the Secretary [Docket No. ONRR–2012–0003; DS63600000 DR2PS0000.PX8000 134D0102R2] U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative MultiStakeholder Group (USEITI MSG) Advisory Committee Policy, Management and Budget, Interior. ACTION: Meeting. AGENCY: This notice announces the meeting date change of the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) MultiStakeholder Group (MSG) Advisory October 1–2, 2013, Washington, DC. Dates and Times: The October 1–2 meeting has been moved to November 5–6, 2013, and will occur in-person from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time each day, unless otherwise indicated at www.doi.gov/eiti/faca, where agendas, meeting logistics, and meeting materials will be posted. ADDRESSES: The November 5–6, 2013, meeting will be held in Room 5160 of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240. Members of the public may attend in person, or view documents and presentations under discussion via WebEx at http://bit.ly/ZQ9aQP and listen to the proceedings at telephone number 1–866–707–0640 (passcode: 1500538). SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosita Compton Christian, USEITI Secretariat; 1849 C Street NW., MS– 4211, Washington, DC 20240. You may also contact the USEITI Secretariat via email at useiti@ios.doi.gov, by phone at 202–208–0272, or by fax at 202–513– 0682. The U.S. Department of the Interior established the USEITI Advisory Committee (Committee) on July 26, 2012, to serve as the initial USEITI multi-stakeholder group. More information about the Committee, including its charter, can be found at www.doi.gov/eiti/faca. The agenda for the November 5–6 in-person meeting will include continued review of the U.S. draft candidacy application for EITI, guidance from EITI experts, and a discussion of next steps toward attaining candidacy. The final agendas and materials for the meeting will be posted on the USEITI MSG Web site at www.doi.gov/ eiti/faca. All Committee meetings are open to the public. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 If you require special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired), please notify Interior staff in advance of the meeting at 202–208–0272 or via email at useiti@ios.doi.gov. Anyone wishing to provide comments during the public comment period must submit written statements to useiti@ doi.gov by November 1, 2013. In addition, individuals or groups wishing to make comments in person or via the teleconference line may do so during the designated time on the agenda, as time permits. The minutes from these proceedings will be posted on our internet site at http://www.doi.gov/eiti/faca and will also be available for public inspection and copying at our office in the Main Interior Building in Washington, DC, by contacting Interior staff at useiti@ ios.doi.gov or by telephone at 202–208– 0272. For more information on USEITI, visit http://www.doi.gov/eiti. Dated: September 26, 2013. Karen Senhadji, Senior Advisor—Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2013–24043 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–BHC–2013–N227; FXMB123309 00000–123–FF09M13100] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program 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. 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: You must submit comments on or before October 31, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60305 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices 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—0135’’ 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: 1018–0135. Title: Electronic Duck Stamp Program. Service Form Number: 3–2341. Number of respondents Activity 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. Completion time per response (hours) Number of responses Total annual burden hours 10 13 10 676 40 1 400 676 Totals ........................................................................................................ emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Application ....................................................................................................... Fulfillment Report ............................................................................................. 23 686 ........................ 1,076 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. Ninety-eight 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 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. We plan to 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 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: PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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. Comments: On February 13, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 10201) 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 April 15, 2013. We received one comment. The commenter objected to the Duck Stamp Program, but did not address the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes based on this comment. 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 E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1 60306 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 190 / Tuesday, October 1, 2013 / Notices withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: September 25, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2013–23810 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–R–2012–N120; FXRS1265030000– 134–FF03R06000] Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, Authorized Within the Twenty Counties That Lie Along the Missouri River From Kansas City to St. Louis, MO; Draft Environmental Assessment and Comprehensive Conservation Plan Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) and comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) for Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge (Refuge, NFWR) for public review and comment. In this draft EA/CCP we describe how we propose to manage the refuge for the next 15 years. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by October 31, 2013. We will hold several open house–style meetings during the comment period to receive comments and provide information on the draft plan. In addition, we will use special mailings, newspaper articles, internet postings, and other media announcements to inform people of opportunities for input. ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any one of the following methods: • Email: r3planning@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Big Muddy Draft EA/CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: Attention: Refuge Manager, 573–876–1839. • U.S. Mail: Attention: Refuge Manager Tom Bell, Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, 4200 New Haven Road, Columbia, MO 65201. • In-Person Drop Off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at the above address. You will find the draft EA/CCP, as well as information about the planning process and a summary of the CCP, on SUMMARY: emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES may be found at http://www.fws.gov/ midwest/planning/bigmuddyccp/ index.html. the planning Web site: http:// www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/ bigmuddyccp/index.html. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Sep 30, 2013 Jkt 232001 Tom Bell, 573–876–1826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we continue the CCP process for Big Muddy National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, which we began by publishing a notice of intent in the Federal Register (72 FR 27587) on May 16, 2007. For more about the initial process and the history of this refuge, see that notice. Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the NWRS was established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the NWRS mission, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with each refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the NWRS. Additional Information The draft EA/CCP, which includes detailed information about the planning process, refuge, issues, and management alternatives considered and proposed, PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Public Involvement We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at a public meeting. You can obtain the schedule from the address or Web site listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit comments anytime during the comment period. Public Availability of Comments 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. Thomas O. Melius, Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23733 Filed 9–30–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–FAC–2013–N220; FXFR133609ANS09–FF09F14000–134] Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task Force’s purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic invasive species (AIS); to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. SUMMARY: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, through Thursday, November 7, 2013. For security purposes, registration for the meeting is required. For deadlines to register for this meeting, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric DATES: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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Fish and Wildlife Service

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Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program

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. 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: You must submit comments on or before October 31, 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

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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--0135'' 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: 1018-0135.
    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.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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Application.....................................              10              10              40             400
Fulfillment Report..............................              13             676               1             676
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    Totals......................................              23             686  ..............           1,076
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    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. Ninety-
eight 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 3-year 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. We plan to 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 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.
    Comments: On February 13, 2013, we published in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 10201) 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 April 15, 2013. We received one 
comment. The commenter objected to the Duck Stamp Program, but did not 
address the information collection requirements. We did not make any 
changes based on this comment.
    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

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withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we 
cannot guarantee that it will be done.

    Dated: September 25, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
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