Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program and Migratory Bird Surveys, 22696-22697 [2014-09259]

Download as PDF 22696 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / Notices requirements. With this single FY 2014– FY 2015 NOFA and corresponding FY 2014 HUD General Section, HUD may conduct a competition for housing counseling training grant funding for both FY 2014 and FY 2015. HUD would use the applications received under this FY 2014 and FY 2015 NOFA, and the corresponding scores and funding methodology relevant to this NOFA, to make awards for FY2014, utilizing FY 2014 appropriations. HUD would use the same list and methodology to award FY 2015 funds, subject to the availability of appropriations and any other authority that may govern the award of FY 2015 funds. Grantees that receive FY 2014 housing counseling training funding will be contacted by HUD to determine their interest in FY 2015 funding. HUD would then rerun the FY 2014 funding formula, utilizing FY 2014 application data/scores, should FY 2015 funding becomes available, for those FY 2014 grantees that express interest and remain eligible. Doing this will enable HUD to make awards quickly after FY 2015 appropriations become available, and significantly reduce the application burden for counseling agencies. The General Section for FY 2014 will govern both the FY 2014 and FY 2015 comprehensive housing counseling grant funds. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding specific program requirements should be directed to housing.counseling@hud.gov. Persons with hearing or speech impairments may access these numbers via TTY by calling the Federal Relay Service at 800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Today’s Federal Register notice announces that HUD has posted its FY 2014 Housing Counseling Training Grant Program NOFA on http://www.Grants.gov and http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/ HUD?src=/program_offices/ administration/grants/fundsavail. Approximately $2 million is expected to be available for eligible applicants under this NOFA for FY 2014 through the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2014. Alternatively, HUD reserves the right to issue a supplemental or independent NOFA in FY 2015, perhaps limited to new Applicants, or for a specific housing counseling training related activity, for example to support HUD’s efforts to embed housing counseling in FHA programs. The application deadline date is May 5, 2014. Applications must be received by Grants.gov no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the application deadline date. See Section IV of the General Section, regarding application procedures, timely filing requirements, and grace period policy. HUD may issue a technical correction to this NOFA if necessary. Any such technical correction will provide detailed instructions for Applicants regarding the resubmission of applications to address the revised NOFA requirements. Dated: April 17, 2014. Anne M. Morillon, Director, Grants Management and Oversight Division, Office of Strategic Planning and Management. [FR Doc. 2014–09283 Filed 4–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2014–N072; FXMB12310900WH0–134–91200– FF09M26000] 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 SUMMARY: Number of respondents wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program ........ Migratory Bird Hunter Survey Form 3—2056J ..................................................... Form 3—2056K .................................................... Form 3—2056L ..................................................... Form 3—2056M .................................................... Parts Collection Survey Form 3—165 ......................................................... Form 3—165A ...................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Apr 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 Information Collection Request Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program and Migratory Bird Surveys Activity PO 00000 Number of responses 49 686 37,100 23,100 11,700 12,300 37,100 23,100 11,700 12,300 6,500 6,000 117,000 6,000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2014. 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 May 23, 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 ‘‘1018–0023’’ 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: 1018–0023. Title: Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program and Migratory Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20. Service Form Number: 3–165, 3–165A through E, 3–2056J through N. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: States and migratory game bird hunters. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory for Harvest Information Program registration information; voluntary for participation in the surveys. Frequency of Collection: Annually or on occasion. Completion time per response 185 hours ............................................................. 5 4 4 3 126,910 .............................................................. .............................................................. .............................................................. .............................................................. 3,092 1,540 780 615 5 minutes .............................................................. 1 minute ................................................................ 9,750 100 Sfmt 4703 minutes minutes minutes minutes Total annual burden hours E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 78 / Wednesday, April 23, 2014 / Notices Number of respondents Activity Number of responses Completion time per response 22697 Total annual burden hours 3,000 400 2,600 2,600 4,500 400 2,600 3,900 5 1 1 5 minutes .............................................................. minute ................................................................ minute ................................................................ minutes .............................................................. 375 7 43 325 8,300 8,300 3.5 minutes ........................................................... 484 Total ............................................................... wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form 3—165B ...................................................... Form 3—165C ...................................................... Form 3—165D ...................................................... Form 3—165E ...................................................... Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey Form 3—2056N .................................................... 113,649 227,586 ............................................................................... 144,021 Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–711) and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department of the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) the wise management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests that are within the guidelines that will allow for those populations’ well-being. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on information from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as needed to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting recreation while keeping populations at desired levels. Under 50 CFR 20.20, migratory bird hunters must register for the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) in each State in which they hunt each year. State natural resource agencies must send names and addresses of all migratory bird hunters to us annually. The Migratory Bird Hunter Survey is based on the Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program. We randomly select migratory bird hunters and ask them to report their harvest. The resulting estimates of harvest per hunter are combined with the complete list of migratory bird hunters to provide estimates of the total harvest for the species surveyed. The Parts Collection Survey estimates the species, sex, and age composition of the harvest, and the geographic and temporal distribution of the harvest. Randomly selected successful hunters who responded to the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey the previous year are asked to complete and return a form if they are willing to participate in the Parts Collection Survey. We provide postage-paid envelopes to respondents before the hunting season and ask them to send in a wing or the tail feathers from each duck or goose that they harvest, or a wing from each mourning dove, woodcock, band-tailed pigeon, snipe, rail, or gallinule that they harvest. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:37 Apr 22, 2014 Jkt 232001 We use the wings and tail feathers to identify the species, sex, and age of the harvested sample. We also ask respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide speciesspecific national harvest estimates. The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting regulations. The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire survey of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the end of the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit holders and ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds harvested for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses provide estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the harvest as well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with the total number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total harvest of sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we adjust hunting regulations as needed. Comment Received and Our Response Comments: On November 8, 2013, we published in the Federal Register (78 FR 67183) 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 January 7, 2014. We received one comment. The commenter objected to the surveys, but did not address the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to our requirements. Request for Public Comments 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; PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • 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: April 18, 2014. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–09259 Filed 4–22–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R4–R–2013–N175; FXRS12650400000S3–123–FF04R02000] Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Collier County, Florida Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan revision and environmental assessment; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP) revision and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge (NWR), located in Collier County in southwest Florida. We provide this notice in compliance with SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09259]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2014-N072; FXMB12310900WH0-134-91200-FF09M26000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Migratory Bird Harvest Information 
Program and Migratory Bird Surveys

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 April 30, 2014. 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 May 23, 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 ``1018-0023'' 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:

Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0023.
    Title: Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program and Migratory 
Bird Surveys, 50 CFR 20.20.
    Service Form Number: 3-165, 3-165A through E, 3-2056J through N.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: States and migratory game bird hunters.
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory for Harvest Information Program 
registration information; voluntary for participation in the surveys.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually or on occasion.

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                                                                                                        Total
                                             Number of    Number of                                     annual
                 Activity                   respondents   responses    Completion time per response     burden
                                                                                                        hours
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Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program           49          686  185 hours....................      126,910
Migratory Bird Hunter Survey
Form 3--2056J.............................       37,100       37,100  5 minutes....................        3,092
Form 3--2056K.............................       23,100       23,100  4 minutes....................        1,540
Form 3--2056L.............................       11,700       11,700  4 minutes....................          780
Form 3--2056M.............................       12,300       12,300  3 minutes....................          615
Parts Collection Survey
Form 3--165...............................        6,500      117,000  5 minutes....................        9,750
Form 3--165A..............................        6,000        6,000  1 minute.....................          100

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Form 3--165B..............................        3,000        4,500  5 minutes....................          375
Form 3--165C..............................          400          400  1 minute.....................            7
Form 3--165D..............................        2,600        2,600  1 minute.....................           43
Form 3--165E..............................        2,600        3,900  5 minutes....................          325
Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey
Form 3--2056N.............................        8,300        8,300  3.5 minutes..................          484
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    Total.................................      113,649      227,586  .............................      144,021
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    Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711) and the 
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department 
of the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) the wise 
management of migratory bird populations frequenting the United States, 
and (2) setting hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests 
that are within the guidelines that will allow for those populations' 
well-being. These responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data 
on various characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on 
information from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as 
needed to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting 
recreation while keeping populations at desired levels.
    Under 50 CFR 20.20, migratory bird hunters must register for the 
Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP) in each State in which 
they hunt each year. State natural resource agencies must send names 
and addresses of all migratory bird hunters to us annually.
    The Migratory Bird Hunter Survey is based on the Migratory Bird 
Harvest Information Program. We randomly select migratory bird hunters 
and ask them to report their harvest. The resulting estimates of 
harvest per hunter are combined with the complete list of migratory 
bird hunters to provide estimates of the total harvest for the species 
surveyed.
    The Parts Collection Survey estimates the species, sex, and age 
composition of the harvest, and the geographic and temporal 
distribution of the harvest. Randomly selected successful hunters who 
responded to the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey the previous year are 
asked to complete and return a form if they are willing to participate 
in the Parts Collection Survey. We provide postage-paid envelopes to 
respondents before the hunting season and ask them to send in a wing or 
the tail feathers from each duck or goose that they harvest, or a wing 
from each mourning dove, woodcock, band-tailed pigeon, snipe, rail, or 
gallinule that they harvest. We use the wings and tail feathers to 
identify the species, sex, and age of the harvested sample. We also ask 
respondents to report on the envelope the date and location of harvest 
for each bird. We combine the results of this survey with the harvest 
estimates obtained from the Migratory Bird Hunter Survey to provide 
species-specific national harvest estimates.
    The combined results of these surveys enable us to evaluate the 
effects of season length, season dates, and bag limits on the harvest 
of each species, and thus help us determine appropriate hunting 
regulations.
    The Sandhill Crane Harvest Survey is an annual questionnaire survey 
of people who obtained a sandhill crane hunting permit. At the end of 
the hunting season, we randomly select a sample of permit holders and 
ask them to report the date, location, and number of birds harvested 
for each of their sandhill crane hunts. Their responses provide 
estimates of the temporal and geographic distribution of the harvest as 
well as the average harvest per hunter, which, combined with the total 
number of permits issued, enables us to estimate the total harvest of 
sandhill cranes. Based on information from this survey, we adjust 
hunting regulations as needed.

Comment Received and Our Response

    Comments: On November 8, 2013, we published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 67183) 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 January 7, 2014. We received one comment. The 
commenter objected to the surveys, but did not address the information 
collection requirements. We did not make any changes to our 
requirements.

Request for Public Comments

    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: April 18, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-09259 Filed 4-22-14; 8:45 am]
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