Proposed Information Collection; Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting-American Peregrine Falcon, 40776-40777 [2014-16388]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 40776 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 134 / Monday, July 14, 2014 / Notices capacity contraints. This plan will be developed in consultation with key EITI stakeholders and published upon completion. • Provides opportunities for collaboration and consultation among stakeholders. • Advises the Secretary and posts for consideration by other stakeholders proposals for conducting long-term oversight and other activities necessary to achieve EITI and compliant status. The Committee consists of representatives from three stakeholder sectors. However, there currently are no committee members representing Tribal governments or individual Indian mineral owners. The sectors are: 1. Industry, including non-Federal representatives from the extractive industry, including oil, gas, and mining companies and industry-related trade associations. 2. 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VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Jul 11, 2014 Jkt 232001 Dated: June 23, 2014. Amy Holley, Chief of Staff—Policy, Management and Budget, Department of the Interior. [FR Doc. 2014–16336 Filed 7–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–T2–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–MB–2014–N141; FXES11120100000–145–FF01M01000] Proposed Information Collection; Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting–American Peregrine Falcon 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 September 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. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by September 12, 2014. SUMMARY: 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 ‘‘1018–0101’’ 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). ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This information collection implements requirements of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no corresponding Service regulations for the ESA post–delisting monitoring requirement. This IC also implements the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 704) and Service regulations in chapter PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The American peregrine falcon was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on August 25, 1999 (64 FR 46542). Section 4(g) of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered and removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (delisted) be monitored in cooperation with the States for a period of not less than 5 years. The purpose of this requirement is to detect any failure of a recovered species to sustain itself without the protections of the ESA. We work with relevant State agencies and other species experts to develop appropriate plans and procedures for systematically monitoring recovered wildlife and plants. The American peregrine falcon has a large geographic distribution that includes a substantial amount of nonFederal land. Although the ESA requires that monitoring of recovered species be conducted for not less than 5 years, the life history of American peregrine falcons is such that it is appropriate to monitor this species for a longer period of time in order to meaningfully evaluate whether or not the recovered species continues to maintain its recovered status. The Monitoring Plan for the American Peregrine Falcon is available on our Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/ pdf/Peregrineplan2003.pdf. Formal collection of monitoring data commenced in 2003 and will continue through 2015. We will use the information supplied on FWS Forms 3–2307, 3–2308, and 3– 2309 to review the status of the American peregrine falcon in the United States and determine if it remains recovered and, therefore, does not require the protections of the ESA: (1) FWS Form 3–2307 (Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Form) addresses the reporting requirements to record observations on the nesting pair, and the numbers of eggs and young during each nest visit. Each territory will be visited at least two times. (2) FWS Form 3–2308 (Peregrine Falcon Egg Contaminants Data Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on eggs collected opportunistically during a nest visit. (3) FWS Form 3–2309 (Peregrine Falcon Feather Contaminants Data Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on feathers collected opportunistically during a nest visit. Once collected, the eggs and feathers are archived in a deep freeze for analysis at a later time. E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 40777 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 134 / Monday, July 14, 2014 / Notices II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0101. Title: Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting–American Peregrine Falcon. Service Form Number(s): 3–2307, 3–2308, and 3–2309. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Professional biologists employed by State agencies and other organizations, and volunteers that have been involved in past peregrine falcon conservation efforts. Number of respondents Activity Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Monitoring is conducted every 3 years. For eggs and feathers, 15 to 20 of each are collected over a period of no more than 5 years. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours FWS Form 3–2307 .......................................................................................... FWS Form 3–2308 .......................................................................................... FWS Form 3–2309 .......................................................................................... 71 8 8 639 8 8 2.5 2.5 2.5 1,598 20 20 Totals ........................................................................................................ 87 655 ........................ 1,638 Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the total nonhour burden cost to be $156.00 for expenses incurred when contaminants samples must be shipped to designated labs for analysis and storage. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: July 9, 2014. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–16388 Filed 7–11–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P 19:25 Jul 11, 2014 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2014– N135;FXES11130100000–145–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Recovery Permit Applications III. Comments VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Jkt 232001 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications for recovery permits to conduct activities with the purpose of enhancing the survival of endangered species. The Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (Act), prohibits certain activities with endangered species unless a Federal permit allows such activity. The Act also requires that we invite public comment before issuing such permits. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by August 13, 2014. ADDRESSES: Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. Please refer to the permit number for the application when submitting comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above address or by telephone (503–231–6131) or fax (503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) prohibits certain activities with respect to endangered and threatened species PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unless a Federal permit allows such activity. Along with our implementing regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR part 17, the Act provides for certain permits, and requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits for endangered species. A permit granted by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act authorizes the permittee to conduct activities (including take or interstate commerce) with respect to U.S. endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes or enhancement of propagation or survival. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act for these permits are found at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public to comment on the following applications. Please refer to the appropriate permit number for the application when submitting comments. Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review by request from the Program Manager for Restoration and Endangered Species Classification at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). Permit Number: TE–060179 Applicant: Zoological Society of San Diego, San Diego, California. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 134 (Monday, July 14, 2014)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-16388]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-MB-2014-N141; FXES11120100000-145-FF01M01000]


Proposed Information Collection; Monitoring Recovered Species 
After Delisting-American Peregrine Falcon

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 September 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.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by September 12, 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 ``1018-0101'' 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

    This information collection implements requirements of the 
Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no 
corresponding Service regulations for the ESA post-delisting monitoring 
requirement. This IC also implements the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 
U.S.C. 704) and Service regulations in chapter I, subchapter B of title 
50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
    The American peregrine falcon was removed from the List of 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife on August 25, 1999 (64 FR 46542). 
Section 4(g) of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered 
and removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
(delisted) be monitored in cooperation with the States for a period of 
not less than 5 years. The purpose of this requirement is to detect any 
failure of a recovered species to sustain itself without the 
protections of the ESA. We work with relevant State agencies and other 
species experts to develop appropriate plans and procedures for 
systematically monitoring recovered wildlife and plants.
    The American peregrine falcon has a large geographic distribution 
that includes a substantial amount of non-Federal land. Although the 
ESA requires that monitoring of recovered species be conducted for not 
less than 5 years, the life history of American peregrine falcons is 
such that it is appropriate to monitor this species for a longer period 
of time in order to meaningfully evaluate whether or not the recovered 
species continues to maintain its recovered status. The Monitoring Plan 
for the American Peregrine Falcon is available on our Web site at 
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/Peregrineplan2003.pdf. 
Formal collection of monitoring data commenced in 2003 and will 
continue through 2015.
    We will use the information supplied on FWS Forms 3-2307, 3-2308, 
and 3-2309 to review the status of the American peregrine falcon in the 
United States and determine if it remains recovered and, therefore, 
does not require the protections of the ESA:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2307 (Peregrine Falcon Monitoring Form) addresses 
the reporting requirements to record observations on the nesting pair, 
and the numbers of eggs and young during each nest visit. Each 
territory will be visited at least two times.
    (2) FWS Form 3-2308 (Peregrine Falcon Egg Contaminants Data Sheet) 
addresses the reporting requirements to record data on eggs collected 
opportunistically during a nest visit.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2309 (Peregrine Falcon Feather Contaminants Data 
Sheet) addresses the reporting requirements to record data on feathers 
collected opportunistically during a nest visit. Once collected, the 
eggs and feathers are archived in a deep freeze for analysis at a later 
time.

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II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0101.
    Title: Monitoring Recovered Species After Delisting-American 
Peregrine Falcon.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2307, 3-2308, and 3-2309.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Professional biologists employed by 
State agencies and other organizations, and volunteers that have been 
involved in past peregrine falcon conservation efforts.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Monitoring is conducted every 
3 years. For eggs and feathers, 15 to 20 of each are collected over a 
period of no more than 5 years.

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                                                                                 Completion time
                    Activity                        Number of       Number of      per response    Total annual
                                                   respondents      responses        (hours)       burden hours
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FWS Form 3-2307................................              71             639             2.5            1,598
FWS Form 3-2308................................               8               8             2.5               20
FWS Form 3-2309................................               8               8             2.5               20
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    Totals.....................................              87             655  ...............           1,638
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    Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: We estimate the total nonhour burden 
cost to be $156.00 for expenses incurred when contaminants samples must 
be shipped to designated labs for analysis and storage.

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: July 9, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-16388 Filed 7-11-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P