Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-Native Endangered and Threatened Species, 76316-76317 [2013-29920]

Download as PDF 76316 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices II. Data 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. OMB Control Number: 1018–None. This is a new collection. Title: Survey of Rancher Knowledge and Attitudes about Jaguar Habitat Conservation in Southern Arizona. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Request for a new OMB control number. Description of Respondents: Individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: One time. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. 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 Dated: December 12, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–29922 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2013–N285; FF09E00000– 134–FXES11120900000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Native Endangered and Threatened Species 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. This information collection is scheduled to expire on December 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 SUMMARY: Number of respondents Activity wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 3–200—54 3–200—54 3–200—54 2–200—55 3–200—55 3–200—55 3–200—56 3–200—56 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 16, 2014. 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 ‘‘1018–0094’’ 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: 1018–0094. Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports— Native Endangered and Threatened Species. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: Individuals/ households, businesses, State and local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and notifications; annually for reports. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours permit application .......................................................................... annual report ................................................................................. notifications (incidental take and change in landowner) ............... permit application .......................................................................... annual report ................................................................................. notification (escape of living wildlife) ............................................ permit application .......................................................................... annual report ................................................................................. 11 64 2 579 1,034 1 60 748 11 64 2 579 1,034 1 60 748 3 8 1 4 8 1 3 10 33 512 2 2,316 8,272 1 180 7,480 Totals ........................................................................................................ 2,499 2,499 ........................ 18,796 Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $55,000 for fees associated with permit applications. Abstract: We use the information we collect on permit applications to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). • Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.). • Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.). E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices • Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668). • Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374). Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited. This ICR includes the following permit application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit: • FWS Form 3–200–54 (Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with Assurances). • FWS Form 3–200–55 (Permits for Scientific Purposes, Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate Commerce). • FWS Form 3–200–56 (Incidental Take Permits Associated with a Habitat Conservation Plan). Comments: On June 17, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 36237) 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 August 16, 2013. We received one public comment stating that permits are issued too easily. The commenter did not address the information collection, and we did not make any changes to our requirements. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 Dated: December 11, 2013. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–29920 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–R–2013–N271; FXRS12610800000V2–134–FF08RSRC00] Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Pumping Plant/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project, CA; Record of Decision Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), announce that the record of decision (ROD) for the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit Restoration and Princeton, Codora, Glenn & Provident Irrigation Districts (PCGID–PID) Pumping Plan/Fish Screen Facility Protection Project is now available. The ROD includes a statement of the decisions made, the basis for the decisions, a description of the alternative considered, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, an overview of the measures to minimize environmental impacts, and a summary of public involvement in the decision-making process. ADDRESSES: The ROD is available at: • Internet: www.fws.gov/refuge/ sacramento river/ and http:// www.riverpartners.org/where-we-work/ sanctuary/documents.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Moroney, Refuge Manager, Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge, 530–934–2801 (phone) or kelly_ moroney@fws.gov (email); or Helen Swagerty, River Partners, 530–894–5401 (phone) or hswagerty@riverpartners.org (email). SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit was acquired by the Service in 1991 and added to the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge. The Service acquired the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit as part of the Joint Management Agreement between Parrot Investment Co., The Nature Conservancy, California Department of Fish and Game, and the Service to PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76317 cooperatively manage lands on the Llano Seco Ranch. The Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit is one piece of the larger Llano Seco Ranch, and was cleared of riparian vegetation for agricultural production by the previous landowner during the 1970s. Although the property has been out of agricultural production for close to 15 years, the habitat remains dominated by nonnative and invasive noxious weeds. Currently, just over 200 acres is farmed to dryland cereal crops to help control nonnative weeds. Prior to acquisition by the Service, rock revetment was placed on the north end of the Llano Seco Riparian Sanctuary Unit by the Department of Water Resources in 1985 and 1986. The rock was placed in order to lock the Sacramento River in place, ensuring that flood flows would continue to be diverted from the Sacramento River through the Goose Lake overflow structure and into the Butte Basin. When the Service acquired the ranch property in 1991, we did so with the understanding that our management activities would not impact the Goose Lake overflow structure that diverts flood water into the Butte Basin. Since the placement of rock revetment in 1986, the natural riverbank that is south of the revetment has eroded approximately 600 feet. The erosion on refuge property is directly across from the PCGID–PID pumping plant and fish screening facility. In 1999, the PCGID– PID consolidated three pumping plants into one new facility equipped with state-of-the-art fish screens. The fishscreening efficiency of the new PCGID– PID pumping plant is now endangered by the bank erosion on the refuge property and the migration of the Sacramento River. Although the rock revetment on the north edge of refuge property is decades old and eroding, it plays a key role in protecting the PCGID–PID pumping plant. As the bank erodes, the angle of flow and velocity of the water passing the screens will change, trapping fish against the screen rather than sweeping them past. Without some type of protection, it is likely the bank will continue to erode and the pumping plant facility will fail to meet guidelines for operation of the pumping-plant fish screens that were published by the National Marine Fisheries Service of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Department of Commerce). National Environmental Policy Act Compliance The Draft EIS/EIR was available for a 45-day public review and comment period, which we announced via several E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[FR Doc No: 2013-29920]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2013-N285; FF09E00000-134-FXES11120900000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit 
Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and Threatened Species

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 December 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 16, 2014.

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 ``1018-0094'' 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: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Native Endangered and Threatened Species.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households, businesses, State and 
local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research 
institutions.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and 
notifications; annually for 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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3-200--54 permit application....................              11              11               3              33
3-200--54 annual report.........................              64              64               8             512
3-200--54 notifications (incidental take and                   2               2               1               2
 change in landowner)...........................
2-200--55 permit application....................             579             579               4           2,316
3-200--55 annual report.........................           1,034           1,034               8           8,272
3-200--55 notification (escape of living                       1               1               1               1
 wildlife)......................................
3-200--56 permit application....................              60              60               3             180
3-200--56 annual report.........................             748             748              10           7,480
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................           2,499           2,499  ..............          18,796
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $55,000 for fees associated 
with permit applications.
    Abstract: We use the information we collect on permit applications 
to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in 
accordance with various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including:
     Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
     Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
     Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).

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     Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
     Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in 
chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. 
These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when 
met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are 
otherwise prohibited. This ICR includes the following permit 
application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
     FWS Form 3-200-54 (Enhancement of Survival Permits 
Associated with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation 
Agreements with Assurances).
     FWS Form 3-200-55 (Permits for Scientific Purposes, 
Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate 
Commerce).
     FWS Form 3-200-56 (Incidental Take Permits Associated with 
a Habitat Conservation Plan).
    Comments: On June 17, 2013, we published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 36237) 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 August 16, 2013. We received one public comment 
stating that permits are issued too easily. The commenter did not 
address the information collection, and we did not make any changes to 
our requirements.
    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 11, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29920 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P