Proposed Information Collection; Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 26946-26948 [2015-11259]

Download as PDF 26946 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 90 / Monday, May 11, 2015 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5873–D–01] Delegation of Authority to the Chief Operations Officer Office of the Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). ACTION: Notice of delegation of authority. AGENCY: In this notice, the Deputy Secretary delegates to the Chief Operations Officer all management and supervisory authority for the following offices: The Chief Information Officer (CIO); the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO); the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO); and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). DATES: Effective upon date of signature. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John B. Shumway, Assistant General Counsel for Administrative Law, Office of General Counsel, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Room 9262, Washington, DC 20410–0500, telephone number 202– 402–5190. (This is not a toll-free number.) Individuals with speech or hearing impairments may access this number through TTY by calling 1–800– 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Certain management and program functions will now be performed by a Chief Operations Officer (COO). These functions include executive scheduling, security and emergency planning, executive secretariat, Freedom of Information Act processing, budgeting, accounting, hiring and training employees, modernizing information technology systems, information security, protecting privacy, procurement and contracting, and disaster preparedness operations. These functions are performed in the offices of the Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO), the Chief Information Officer (CIO), the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), and the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). The COO has been delegated management and program authority for these offices. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Section A. Authority The Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development hereby delegates to the Chief Operations Officer the authority to manage and supervise the following offices and functions: 1. Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer: This office is responsible for employee performance management; executive resources; human capital field support; human capital policy, planning and training; recruitment and staffing; personnel security; employee assistance program, health and wellness; employee and labor relations; pay, benefits and retirement center; human capital information systems; and budget. 2. Office of the Chief Information Officer: This office is responsible for modernizing information technology systems, information security, and protecting privacy. 3. Office of the Chief Procurement Officer: This office is responsible for all procurement and contracting activity by the Department. 4. Office of the Chief Administrative Officer: This office is responsible for facilities management services; Executive Secretariat correspondence management, processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, and disaster preparedness operations. Section B. Authority Excepted The authority delegated in this document does not include the authority to sue or be sued or to issue or waive regulations. Section C. Authority to Redelegate The Chief Operations Officer may redelegate to employees of HUD any of the authority delegated under Section A above. Section D. Authority Superseded This delegation revokes all previous delegations of authority from the Secretary or the Deputy Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Administration or the Chief Operations Officer, including the Delegation of Authority to the Chief Operating Officer published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2011 at 76 FR 34745. This delegation is effective immediately and until such time as this delegation is revoked. The Deputy Secretary may revoke the authority authorized herein, in whole or part, at any time. Authority: Section 7(d) of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act (42 U.S.C. 3535(d)). Dated: May 4, 2015. Nani A. Coloretti, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2015–11334 Filed 5–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P Program 17:00 May 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Fish and Wildlife Service [FW–HQ–WSFR–2015–N087; FVWF941009000007B–XXX–FF09W11000; FVWF51100900000–XXX–FF09W11000] Proposed Information Collection; Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements 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, 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. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by July 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this IC to the 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 ‘‘1018–0109’’ 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: SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, administers the following financial assistance programs in whole or in part. We award most financial assistance as grants, but cooperative agreements are possible if the Federal Government will be substantially involved in carrying out the project. You can find a description of most programs in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). CFDA No. Clean Vessel Act .......................................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 15.616 Sfmt 4703 Authority 16 U.S.C. 777g(c) ............................. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Implementing regulations 50 CFR 85. Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 90 / Monday, May 11, 2015 / Notices Program CFDA No. Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act ..................... Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund ............................... Everglades Restoration * .............................................................................. 15.614 15.615 None Fish and Wildlife Coordination and Assistance Programs (Generic) .......... Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation Mitigation * .......................................... Highlands Conservation Program ................................................................ Hunter Education and Safety ....................................................................... Landowner Incentive * .................................................................................. Multistate Conservation Grants .................................................................... National Outreach and Communication ....................................................... Research Grants (Generic) .......................................................................... 15.664 None 15.667 15.626 15.633 15.628 15.653 15.650 Service Training and Technical Assistance (Generic Training) .................. Sport Fish Restoration ................................................................................. 15.649 15.605 Sport Fishing and Boating Safety Act (Boating Infrastructure Grants) ....... State Wildlife Grants .................................................................................... Tribal Landowner Incentive * ........................................................................ Tribal Wildlife Grants .................................................................................... Wildlife Conservation and Restoration * ....................................................... Wildlife Restoration ...................................................................................... 15.622 15.634 15.638 15.639 15.625 15.611 Authority 16 U.S.C. 3951–3956 ....................... 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq ...................... Public Law 104–127; 16 U.S.C. 460 l–4 thru l–11. ........................................................... 16 U.S.C. 777 ................................... ........................................................... 16 U.S.C. 669h–1 ............................. Public Law 110–5 ............................. 16 U.S.C. 669h–2; 16 U.S.C. 777m 16 U.S.C. 777g(d) ............................ 16 U.S.C. 753a; 16 U.S.C. 460 (l–4 thru l–11); 16 U.S.C. 1531–1543. 16 U.S.C. 661 and 16 U.S.C. 742f .. 16 U.S.C. 777–777n (except 777e– 1). 16 U.S.C. 777g and g–1 .................. Public Law 110–329 ......................... Public Law 110–5 ............................. Public Law 110–329 ......................... 16 U.S.C. 669b and 669c ................. 16 U.S.C. 669–669k ......................... 26947 Implementing regulations 50 CFR 84. 50 CFR 81. None. None. None. None. 50 CFR 80. None. None. None. None. None. 50 CFR 80. 50 CFR 86. None. None. None. None. 50 CFR 80. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES * Program has open grants, but no new funding. Authorities and implementing regulations establish the purposes of the grant programs and the types of projects to be funded. Some list eligibility criteria as well as activities ineligible for funding. The authorities and implementing regulations for the competitive programs establish preferences or ranking factors for the selection of projects to be funded. These legal requirements make it essential for an awarding agency to have certain information so that it funds only eligible projects, and, in the case of competitive programs, to select those projects that will result in the greatest return on the Federal investment. Some grants are mandatory and receive funds according to a formula set by law or policy. Other grants are discretionary, and we award them based on a competitive process. Mandatory grant recipients must give us specific, detailed project information during the application process so that we can ensure that projects are eligible for the mandatory funding, are substantial in character and design, and comply with all applicable Federal laws. All grantees must submit financial and performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track costs and accomplishments. In February 2014, OMB approved our request to use a new electronic system (Wildlife Tracking and Reporting Actions for the Conservation of Species (Wildlife TRACS)) to collect application and performance reporting information on our grant programs. OMB assigned OMB Control No. 1018–0156, which expires February 28, 2017. Wildlife VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 May 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 TRACS allows us to take advantage of newer technology and gives applicants direct access to enter project information that can be used to submit an application through http:// www.grants.gov. Grantees can also report performance accomplishments in Wildlife TRACS. We are including the use of Wildlife TRACS and the collection of additional information in this revision to OMB Control No. 1018– 0109. If OMB approves this revision, we will discontinue OMB Control No. 1018–0156. To apply for financial assistance funds, you must submit an application that describes in substantial detail project locations, benefits, funding, and other characteristics. Materials to assist applicants in formulating project proposals are available on Grants.gov. We use the application to determine: • Eligibility. • Scale of resource values or relative worth of the project. • If associated costs are reasonable and allowable. • Potential effect of the project on environmental and cultural resources. • How well the proposed project will meet the purposes of the program’s establishing legislation. • If the proposed project is substantial in character and design. • For competitive programs, how the proposed project addresses ranking criteria. Persons or entities receiving grants must submit periodic performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track costs and accomplishments. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In addition to the information currently collected under OMB Control No. 1018–0109, we will collect the following additional information currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018–0156: For mandatory grant program applications and amendments: • Geospatial entry of project location. • Project status (active, completed, etc.). • Project leader contact information. • Partner information. • Objectives, including output measures and desired future values. • Plan information (for projects connected to plans). For all WSFR grant program projects and reports: • The information above, as applicable to the approved grant. • Public description. • Action status (active, completed, etc.). • Summary trend information, as applicable. • Estimated costs, by action. (nonauditable). • Effectiveness measures (initially for State Wildlife Grants). For real property acquisition projects, information related to: • Transactions, such as dates, method of transfer, title holder, and seller. • Identifiers, such as State and Federal Record ID, parcel number, and property name. • Values such as appraised value, purchase price and other cost information, and acres or acre feet. • Encumbrances. • Partners. E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 26948 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 90 / Monday, May 11, 2015 / Notices II. Data the Northern Mariana Islands; the District of Columbia; the territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa; federally recognized tribal governments; institutions of higher education; and nongovernmental organizations. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: We require applications annually for new grants. OMB Control Number: 1018–0109. Title: Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 50 CFR 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: States; the Commonwealths of Puerto Rico and Number of respondents Activity We require amendments on occasion when key elements of a project change. We require quarterly and final performance reports in the National Outreach and Communication Program and annual and final performance reports in the other programs. We may require more frequent reports under the conditions stated at 2 CFR 200.205 and 2 CFR 200.207. Completion time per response Number of responses Total annual burden hours Initial Application (project narrative) ................................................................ Revision of Award Terms (Amendment) ......................................................... Performance Reports ....................................................................................... 200 150 200 2,500 1,500 3,500 44 6 12 110,000 9,000 42,000 Totals ........................................................................................................ 550 7,500 ........................ 161,000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 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. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Comments Fish and Wildlife Service Dated: May 5, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–11259 Filed 5–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:00 May 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2014–0018; 96300–1671–0000–R4] Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; Seventeenth Regular Meeting; Request for Information and Recommendations on Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: To implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review what species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of the implementation of CITES. The seventeenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) is tentatively scheduled to be held in September 2016 in South Africa. With this notice we are soliciting and invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on resolutions, decisions, and agenda items that the United States might consider submitting for discussion at CoP17. In addition, with this notice we provide preliminary information on how to request approved observer status for nongovernmental organizations that wish to attend the meeting. DATES: We will consider all information and comments we receive on or before July 10, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments pertaining to recommendations for SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP17 by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2014–0018 (the docket number for this notice). • U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–HQ– IA–2014–0018; Division of Policy and Directives Management; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike; MS: BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041. We will not consider comments sent by email or fax, or to an address not listed in the ADDRESSES section. Comments and materials we receive in response to this notice will be available for public inspection on http:// www.regulations.gov, or by appointment, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays, at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, 2nd Floor, Falls Church, VA 22041; telephone 703–358–2095. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items, contact Craig Hoover, Chief, Wildlife Trade and Conservation Branch, Division of Management Authority, at 703–358– 2095 (phone), 703–358–2298 (fax), or managementauthority@fws.gov (email). If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 800–877–8339. For information pertaining to species proposals, contact Rosemarie Gnam, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, at 703–358–1708 (phone), 703–358–2276 (fax), or scientificauthority@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FW-HQ-WSFR-2015-N087; FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W11000; 
FVWF51100900000-XXX-FF09W11000]


Proposed Information Collection; Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants 
and Cooperative Agreements

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, 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.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by July 10, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on this IC to the 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 ``1018-0109'' 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

    The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR), U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, administers the following financial assistance 
programs in whole or in part. We award most financial assistance as 
grants, but cooperative agreements are possible if the Federal 
Government will be substantially involved in carrying out the project. 
You can find a description of most programs in the Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

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                 Program                    CFDA No.            Authority             Implementing regulations
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Clean Vessel Act........................       15.616  16 U.S.C. 777g(c).........  50 CFR 85.

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Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection,         15.614  16 U.S.C. 3951-3956.......  50 CFR 84.
 and Restoration Act.
Cooperative Endangered Species                 15.615  16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.....  50 CFR 81.
 Conservation Fund.
Everglades Restoration *................         None  Public Law 104-127; 16      None.
                                                        U.S.C. 460 l-4 thru l-11.
Fish and Wildlife Coordination and             15.664  ..........................  None.
 Assistance Programs (Generic).
Fisheries Restoration and Irrigation             None  16 U.S.C. 777.............  None.
 Mitigation *.
Highlands Conservation Program..........       15.667  ..........................  None.
Hunter Education and Safety.............       15.626  16 U.S.C. 669h-1..........  50 CFR 80.
Landowner Incentive *...................       15.633  Public Law 110-5..........  None.
Multistate Conservation Grants..........       15.628  16 U.S.C. 669h-2; 16        None.
                                                        U.S.C. 777m.
National Outreach and Communication.....       15.653  16 U.S.C. 777g(d).........  None.
Research Grants (Generic)...............       15.650  16 U.S.C. 753a; 16 U.S.C.   None.
                                                        460 (l-4 thru l-11); 16
                                                        U.S.C. 1531-1543.
Service Training and Technical                 15.649  16 U.S.C. 661 and 16        None.
 Assistance (Generic Training).                         U.S.C. 742f.
Sport Fish Restoration..................       15.605  16 U.S.C. 777-777n (except  50 CFR 80.
                                                        777e-1).
Sport Fishing and Boating Safety Act           15.622  16 U.S.C. 777g and g-1....  50 CFR 86.
 (Boating Infrastructure Grants).
State Wildlife Grants...................       15.634  Public Law 110-329........  None.
Tribal Landowner Incentive *............       15.638  Public Law 110-5..........  None.
Tribal Wildlife Grants..................       15.639  Public Law 110-329........  None.
Wildlife Conservation and Restoration *.       15.625  16 U.S.C. 669b and 669c...  None.
Wildlife Restoration....................       15.611  16 U.S.C. 669-669k........  50 CFR 80.
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* Program has open grants, but no new funding.

    Authorities and implementing regulations establish the purposes of 
the grant programs and the types of projects to be funded. Some list 
eligibility criteria as well as activities ineligible for funding. The 
authorities and implementing regulations for the competitive programs 
establish preferences or ranking factors for the selection of projects 
to be funded. These legal requirements make it essential for an 
awarding agency to have certain information so that it funds only 
eligible projects, and, in the case of competitive programs, to select 
those projects that will result in the greatest return on the Federal 
investment.
    Some grants are mandatory and receive funds according to a formula 
set by law or policy. Other grants are discretionary, and we award them 
based on a competitive process. Mandatory grant recipients must give us 
specific, detailed project information during the application process 
so that we can ensure that projects are eligible for the mandatory 
funding, are substantial in character and design, and comply with all 
applicable Federal laws. All grantees must submit financial and 
performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track 
costs and accomplishments.
    In February 2014, OMB approved our request to use a new electronic 
system (Wildlife Tracking and Reporting Actions for the Conservation of 
Species (Wildlife TRACS)) to collect application and performance 
reporting information on our grant programs. OMB assigned OMB Control 
No. 1018-0156, which expires February 28, 2017. Wildlife TRACS allows 
us to take advantage of newer technology and gives applicants direct 
access to enter project information that can be used to submit an 
application through http://www.grants.gov. Grantees can also report 
performance accomplishments in Wildlife TRACS. We are including the use 
of Wildlife TRACS and the collection of additional information in this 
revision to OMB Control No. 1018-0109. If OMB approves this revision, 
we will discontinue OMB Control No. 1018-0156.
    To apply for financial assistance funds, you must submit an 
application that describes in substantial detail project locations, 
benefits, funding, and other characteristics. Materials to assist 
applicants in formulating project proposals are available on 
Grants.gov. We use the application to determine:
     Eligibility.
     Scale of resource values or relative worth of the project.
     If associated costs are reasonable and allowable.
     Potential effect of the project on environmental and 
cultural resources.
     How well the proposed project will meet the purposes of 
the program's establishing legislation.
     If the proposed project is substantial in character and 
design.
     For competitive programs, how the proposed project 
addresses ranking criteria.
    Persons or entities receiving grants must submit periodic 
performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track 
costs and accomplishments.
    In addition to the information currently collected under OMB 
Control No. 1018-0109, we will collect the following additional 
information currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018-0156:
    For mandatory grant program applications and amendments:
     Geospatial entry of project location.
     Project status (active, completed, etc.).
     Project leader contact information.
     Partner information.
     Objectives, including output measures and desired future 
values.
     Plan information (for projects connected to plans).
    For all WSFR grant program projects and reports:
     The information above, as applicable to the approved 
grant.
     Public description.
     Action status (active, completed, etc.).
     Summary trend information, as applicable.
     Estimated costs, by action. (non-auditable).
     Effectiveness measures (initially for State Wildlife 
Grants).
    For real property acquisition projects, information related to:
     Transactions, such as dates, method of transfer, title 
holder, and seller.
     Identifiers, such as State and Federal Record ID, parcel 
number, and property name.
     Values such as appraised value, purchase price and other 
cost information, and acres or acre feet.
     Encumbrances.
     Partners.

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II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0109.
    Title: Wildlife and Sport Fish Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 
50 CFR 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: States; the Commonwealths of Puerto 
Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; the District of Columbia; the 
territories of Guam, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa; federally 
recognized tribal governments; institutions of higher education; and 
nongovernmental organizations.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: We require applications annually for new 
grants. We require amendments on occasion when key elements of a 
project change. We require quarterly and final performance reports in 
the National Outreach and Communication Program and annual and final 
performance reports in the other programs. We may require more frequent 
reports under the conditions stated at 2 CFR 200.205 and 2 CFR 200.207.

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                                                                                    Completion
                    Activity                         Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                                                    respondents      responses       response      burden hours
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Initial Application (project narrative).........             200           2,500              44         110,000
Revision of Award Terms (Amendment).............             150           1,500               6           9,000
Performance Reports.............................             200           3,500              12          42,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................             550           7,500  ..............         161,000
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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: May 5, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-11259 Filed 5-8-15; 8:45 am]
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