Proposed Information Collection; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations, 67185-67186 [2013-26803]

Download as PDF 67185 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices forth in section 101(b) of the MMPA. We use three forms to collect the information: FWS Form 3–2414 (Polar Bear Tagging Certificates), FWS Form 3– 2415 (Walrus Tagging Certificates), and FWS Form 3–2416 (Sea Otter Tagging Certificates). The information we collect includes, but is not limited to: • Date of kill. • Sex of the animal. • Kill location. • Age of the animal (i.e., adult, subadult, cub, or pup). • Form of transportation used to make the kill of polar bears. • Amount of time (i.e., hours/days hunted) spent hunting polar bears. • Type of take (live-killed or beachfound) for walrus. • Number of otters present in and number of otters harvested from pod. • Condition of the bear and whether or not polar bear cubs were present. • Name of the hunter or possessor of the specified parts at the time of marking, tagging, and reporting. We are proposing to use FWS Form 3– 2406 (Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts) to record the collection of bones, teeth, or ivory of dead marine mammals by non-Native and Natives not eligible to harvest marine mammals under the MMPA. It is legal to collect such parts from a beach or from land within @ of a mile of the ocean (50 CFR 18.26). The information we collect will include, but is not limited to: • Date found. • Sex of the animal. • Location found. • Age of the animal (i.e., adult, subadult). • Name of the collector of the specified parts. Number of respondents Activity Address of collector. Phone number. Date of birth. Signature of collector. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0066. Title: Marine Mammal Marking, Tagging, and Reporting Certificates, and Registration of Certain Dead Marine Mammal Hard Parts, 50 CFR 18.23(f) and 50 CFR 18.26. Service Form Number(s): 3–2406, 3– 2414, 3–2415, and 3–2416. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Completion time per response (polar bear) ................................................ (walrus) ...................................................... (sea otter) .................................................. (beach found) ............................................ 25 100 75 300 60 500 1,280 300 15 15 15 15 .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. .............................................. 15 125 320 75 500 2,140 ................................................................. 535 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 minutes minutes minutes minutes Total annual burden hours Totals ............................................................... TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3–2414 3–2415 3–2416 3–2406 Number of responses • • • • Dated: November 5, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26804 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2013–N245; FXES11130900000–134–FF09E32000] Proposed Information Collection; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations 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 May 31, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are 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 January 7, 2014. 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). Please include ‘‘1018–0095’’ in the subject line of your comments. 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: I. Abstract Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish experimental populations of endangered or threatened species. Because individuals of experimental populations are categorically protected under the E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1 67186 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 217 / Friday, November 8, 2013 / Notices TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESA, the information we collect is important for monitoring the success of reintroduction efforts and recovery efforts in general. This is a nonform collection. Information collection requirements for experimental populations of endangered and threatened species are in 50 CFR 17.84. We collect three categories of information: (1) General take or removal. Relates to human-related mortality including unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful activities (e.g., highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions authorized to manage the population (e.g., translocation or providing aid to sick, injured, or orphaned individuals); take in defense of human life; take related to defense of property (if authorized); or take in the form of authorized harassment. (2) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental population animals in the act of attacking livestock. (3) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized scientific collection. Most of the contacts with the public deal primarily with the reporting of sightings of experimental population animals or the inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual. The information that we collect includes: • Name, address, and phone number of reporting party. • Species involved. • Type of incident. • Take (quantity). • Location and time of the reported incident. • Description of the circumstances related to the incident. This information helps us to assess the effectiveness of control activities and to develop better means to reduce problems with livestock for those species where depredation is a problem. Service recovery specialists use the information to determine the success of reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan goals for the threatened and endangered species involved. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households, private sector, and State/local/tribal governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 101. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 101. Completion Time Per Response: 15 minutes. Total Annual Burden Hours: 27 (rounded). 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: November 5, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26803 Filed 11–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0095. Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations, 50 CFR 17.84. Service Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:08 Nov 07, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLMTL06000 L11100000.DS0000 LXSISGST0000] Notice of Availability of the Lewistown Field Office Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Montana Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Lewistown Field Office (LFO) Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the LFO and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes notice of the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the LFO GRSG Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods: • Web site: https://www.blm.gov/eplfront-office/eplanning/lup/lup_ register.do • Email: blm_mt_lfo_sage_grouse@ blm.gov • Fax: 406–538–1904 • Mail: BLM—Greater Sage-Grouse EIS, 920 Northeast Main St., Lewistown, MT 59457 Copies of the LFO GRSG Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are available at the LFO at the above address or on the Web site at: http://blm.gov/f9kd. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Adam Carr, Project Lead, telephone 406–538–1913; see address above; email acarr@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08NON1.SGM 08NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 217 (Friday, November 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 67185-67186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26803]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2013-N245; FXES11130900000-134-FF09E32000]


Proposed Information Collection; Endangered and Threatened 
Wildlife, Experimental Populations

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 May 31, 2014. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are 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 January 7, 2014.

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). Please include ``1018-0095'' in the subject line 
of your comments.

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: 

I. Abstract

    Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish experimental populations of endangered or 
threatened species. Because individuals of experimental populations are 
categorically protected under the

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ESA, the information we collect is important for monitoring the success 
of reintroduction efforts and recovery efforts in general. This is a 
nonform collection. Information collection requirements for 
experimental populations of endangered and threatened species are in 50 
CFR 17.84. We collect three categories of information:
    (1) General take or removal. Relates to human-related mortality 
including unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful 
activities (e.g., highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions 
authorized to manage the population (e.g., translocation or providing 
aid to sick, injured, or orphaned individuals); take in defense of 
human life; take related to defense of property (if authorized); or 
take in the form of authorized harassment.
    (2) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes 
where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized 
harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental population animals 
in the act of attacking livestock.
    (3) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead 
individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized 
scientific collection. Most of the contacts with the public deal 
primarily with the reporting of sightings of experimental population 
animals or the inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual.
    The information that we collect includes:
     Name, address, and phone number of reporting party.
     Species involved.
     Type of incident.
     Take (quantity).
     Location and time of the reported incident.
     Description of the circumstances related to the incident.
    This information helps us to assess the effectiveness of control 
activities and to develop better means to reduce problems with 
livestock for those species where depredation is a problem. Service 
recovery specialists use the information to determine the success of 
reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan goals for the 
threatened and endangered species involved.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0095.
    Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental 
Populations, 50 CFR 17.84.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households, private 
sector, and State/local/tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 101.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 101.
    Completion Time Per Response: 15 minutes.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 27 (rounded).

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: November 5, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26803 Filed 11-7-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P