Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 21258-21259 [2015-08808]

Download as PDF 21258 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 74 / Friday, April 17, 2015 / Notices Dated: April 13, 2015. David W. Hoskins, Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director for Fish and Aquatic Conservation. [FR Doc. 2015–08921 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2015–N073; FXRS12630900000–156–FF09R81000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges 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 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the SUMMARY: collection and the estimated burden and cost. This information collection is scheduled to expire on April 30, 2015. 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 18, 2015. 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 BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail), or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0140’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_ Number of respondents Activity Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form Form 3–2354 3–2355 3–2356 3–2357 3–2358 3–2359 3–2360 3–2361 3–2362 Information Collection Request OMB Control Number: 1018–0140. Title: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges; 50 CFR 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and 32. Service Form Number(s): 3–2354, 3– 2355, 3–2356, 3–2357, 3–2358, 3–2359, 3–2360, 3–2361, 3–2362. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience). Completion time per response (minutes) Number of responses Total annual burden hours ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ ........................................................................ 169,200 87,400 2,400 4,900 2,400 82,700 387,300 29,100 24,400 169,200 87,400 2,400 4,900 2,400 82,700 387,300 29,100 24,400 30 30 30 30 30 15 15 15 15 84,600 43,700 1,200 2,450 1,200 20,675 96,825 7,275 6,100 Totals ...................................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS FWS 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: 789,800 789,800 ........................ 264,025 Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We estimate the annual nonhour cost burden to be $60,000 for hunting application fees at some refuges. Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k–460k–4) (Recreation Act) govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on lands of the Refuge System when we find that the activity is compatible and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:05 Apr 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 established. The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when the use is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary purpose(s) of the refuge. We administer 373 hunting programs and 271 fishing programs on 408 refuges and wetland management districts. We only collect user information at about 20 percent of these refuges. Information that we plan to collect will help us: • Administer and monitor hunting and fishing programs on refuges. • Distribute hunting and fishing permits in a fair and equitable manner to eligible participants. We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 simplify the process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved forms are available online at http://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical information in a nonform format. We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, and/ or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually. • FWS Form 3–2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application). • FWS Form 3–2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application). E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 74 / Friday, April 17, 2015 / Notices • FWS Form 3–2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2358 (Fishing/ Shrimping/Crabbing Application). We collect information on: • Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can notify applicants of their selection. • User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can distribute users equitably. • Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special opportunity for disabled or youth hunters. • Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish eligibility. We ask users to report on their success after their experience so that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We use the following activity reports, which we distribute during appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations. • FWS Form 3–2359 (Big Game Harvest Report). • FWS Form 3–2360 (Fishing Report). • FWS Form 3–2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report). • FWS Form 3–2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report). We collect information on: • Names of users so we can differentiate between responses. • City and State of residence so that we can better understand if users are local or traveling. • Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use trends and allocate staff and resources. • Details of success by species so that we can evaluate quality of experience and resource impacts. Comments Received and Our Responses Comments: On February 2, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 5572) 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 3, 2015. We received one comment. The commenter opposed the issuance of any hunting permits, but did not address the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to our requirements. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Apr 16, 2015 Jkt 235001 • 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 13, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–08808 Filed 4–16–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–IA–2015–N072; FXIA16710900000–156–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. With some exceptions, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) prohibits activities with listed species unless Federal authorization is acquired that allows such activities. DATES: We must receive comments or requests for documents on or before May 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281; or email DMAFR@fws.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21259 I. Public Comment Procedures A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). B. May I review comments submitted by others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the street address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. 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. II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-R-2015-N073; FXRS12630900000-156-FF09R81000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget for Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and 
Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges

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 the Office of Management and Budget (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, 2015. 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 18, 2015.

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 BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 
(mail), or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0140'' 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: 1018-0140.
    Title: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports 
for National Wildlife Refuges; 50 CFR 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and 32.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2354, 3-2355, 3-2356, 3-2357, 3-2358, 3-
2359, 3-2360, 3-2361, 3-2362.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually 
once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity 
reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience).

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                                                                                 Completion
                                             Number of          Number of         time per        Total annual
                Activity                    respondents         responses         response        burden hours
                                                                                  (minutes)
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FWS Form 3-2354........................            169,200            169,200              30             84,600
FWS Form 3-2355........................             87,400             87,400              30             43,700
FWS Form 3-2356........................              2,400              2,400              30              1,200
FWS Form 3-2357........................              4,900              4,900              30              2,450
FWS Form 3-2358........................              2,400              2,400              30              1,200
FWS Form 3-2359........................             82,700             82,700              15             20,675
FWS Form 3-2360........................            387,300            387,300              15             96,825
FWS Form 3-2361........................             29,100             29,100              15              7,275
FWS Form 3-2362........................             24,400             24,400              15              6,100
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    Totals.............................            789,800            789,800  ..............            264,025
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We estimate the annual 
nonhour cost burden to be $60,000 for hunting application fees at some 
refuges.
    Abstract: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 
1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the 
Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k-460k-4) (Recreation Act) 
govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and 
wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all 
the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also 
authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on 
lands of the Refuge System when we find that the activity is compatible 
and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was established. 
The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when 
the use is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary 
purpose(s) of the refuge.
    We administer 373 hunting programs and 271 fishing programs on 408 
refuges and wetland management districts. We only collect user 
information at about 20 percent of these refuges. Information that we 
plan to collect will help us:
     Administer and monitor hunting and fishing programs on 
refuges.
     Distribute hunting and fishing permits in a fair and 
equitable manner to eligible participants.
    We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting 
and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all 
refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to simplify the 
process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved 
forms are available online at http://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all 
refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical 
information in a nonform format.
    We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, 
and/or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high 
demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms 
for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually.
     FWS Form 3-2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application).
     FWS Form 3-2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application).

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     FWS Form 3-2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2358 (Fishing/Shrimping/Crabbing Application).
    We collect information on:
     Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can 
notify applicants of their selection.
     User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can 
distribute users equitably.
     Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special 
opportunity for disabled or youth hunters.
     Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish 
eligibility.
    We ask users to report on their success after their experience so 
that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We 
use the following activity reports, which we distribute during 
appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations.
     FWS Form 3-2359 (Big Game Harvest Report).
     FWS Form 3-2360 (Fishing Report).
     FWS Form 3-2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report).
     FWS Form 3-2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report).
    We collect information on:
     Names of users so we can differentiate between responses.
     City and State of residence so that we can better 
understand if users are local or traveling.
     Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use 
trends and allocate staff and resources.
     Details of success by species so that we can evaluate 
quality of experience and resource impacts.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    Comments: On February 2, 2015, we published in the Federal Register 
(80 FR 5572) 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 3, 2015. We received one comment. The 
commenter opposed the issuance of any hunting permits, 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 13, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-08808 Filed 4-16-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4310-55-P