Proposed Information Collection; Bald Eagle Post-Delisting Monitoring, 57202-57203 [2015-23969]

Download as PDF 57202 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 183 / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / Notices questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS Web site at http:// www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767–1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: http://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2009–0015 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of http://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: H–2 Petitioner’s Employment Related or Fee Related Notification. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: No Agency Form Number; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Business or other forprofit. The notification requirement is necessary to ensure that alien workers maintain their nonimmigrant status and will help prevent H–2 workers from engaging in unauthorized employment. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection H–2 Petitioner’s Employment Related or Fee Related Notification is 1,700 and the estimated hour burden per response is .5 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 850 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $8,500. Dated: September 15, 2015. Laura Dawkins, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2015–24037 Filed 9–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FW–HQ–MB–2015–N185; FXMB123109EAGLE–156–FF09M20300] Proposed Information Collection; Bald Eagle Post-Delisting Monitoring 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 December 31, 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 November 23, 2015. Send your comments on the 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 ‘‘1018–0143’’ 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 the monitoring requirements discussed in the Postdelisting Monitoring Plan for the Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Contiguous 48 States (Plan). The Plan was developed to meet post-delisting requirements of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no specific corresponding Service regulations for the ESA’s post-delisting monitoring requirement. The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the lower 48 States was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife (delisted) on August 8, 2007 (72 FR 37346, July 9, 2007). Section 4(g) of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered and removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 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 Federal, State, and tribal entities and other species experts to develop plans and procedures for systematically monitoring recovered wildlife and plants after a species is delisted. The bald eagle has a large geographic distribution that includes substantial non-Federal land. Although the ESA requires that monitoring of recovered species be conducted for not less than 5 years, the Plan reasoned that E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 57203 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 183 / Tuesday, September 22, 2015 / Notices the life history of bald eagles 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 bald eagle continues to maintain its recovered status. We plan to monitor the status of the bald eagle in the 48 contiguous States using several information sources, including collecting data on nests over a 20-year period with sampling events in particular years. The Plan describes monitoring procedures and methods for surveying and estimating the number of occupied nests, which represents the number of breeding pairs. The Plan is available at http://www.fws.gov/ midwest/eagle/protect/FinalBAEA_ PDMPlan.html. We will use monitoring data to review the status of the bald eagle in the United States and determine if the population remains recovered under the ESA. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0143. Title: Bald Eagle Post-delisting Monitoring. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Number of respondents Activity Description of Respondents: States, tribes, and local governments; Federal land managers; and nongovernmental partners. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Once every 5 years or less. Note: For each survey, we estimate a total of 48 respondents will provide 48 responses totaling 1,478 burden hours. The burden estimates below are annualized over the 3-year period of OMB approval. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours Survey .............................................................................................................. 16 16 30.8 493 Totals ........................................................................................................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 493 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 Bureau of Land Management Dated: September 16, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–23969 Filed 9–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:39 Sep 21, 2015 Jkt 235001 [LLORS00100.L63400000.PH0000. LXSS040H0000.15XL1116AF.HAG 15–0229] Meeting of the Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Northwest Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The RAC will meet on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Thursday, October 22, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Salem District Office, 1717 Fabry Road SE., Salem, OR 97306. There will be one public comment period: 3:00– 4:30 p.m. This meeting will focus on welcoming the new RAC members, reviewing the Charter, and discussing the responsibilities of the RAC in making recommendations regarding general forest management, recreation fees, and Secure Rural Schools Title II project proposals. The BLM Designated Federal Official (DFO) will be present to share the breadth of considerations and opportunities in the generation of recommendations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trish Hogervorst, Co-Coordinator for the Northwest Oregon RAC, 1717 Fabry Road SE., Salem, OR 97306, (503) 375– SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5657, phogervo@blm.gov, or Jennifer Velez, 3106 Pierce Parkway SE., Springfield, OR 97477, (541) 222–9241, jvelez@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1(800) 877–8339 to contact the above individuals during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individuals. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. The fifteen member Northwest Oregon RAC was chartered to serve in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located in whole or in part within the BLM’s Salem and Eugene Districts. Members represent an array of stakeholder interests in the land and resources from within the local area and statewide. Planned agenda items include training on the Federal Advisory Committee Act, advisory council procedures, and RAC goal setting. At each meeting, members of the public will have the opportunity to make comments to the RAC during a public comment period. All advisory committee meetings are open to the public. Persons wishing to make comments during the public comment period should register in person with the BLM preceding that meeting day’s comment period, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment, the length of comments may be limited. The public may send written comments to the RAC at the Salem District office, 1717 Fabry SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 183 (Tuesday, September 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57202-57203]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-23969]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FW-HQ-MB-2015-N185; FXMB123109EAGLE-156-FF09M20300]


Proposed Information Collection; Bald Eagle Post-Delisting 
Monitoring

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 December 31, 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 November 23, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the 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 ``1018-0143'' 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 the monitoring 
requirements discussed in the Post-delisting Monitoring Plan for the 
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the Contiguous 48 States 
(Plan). The Plan was developed to meet post-delisting requirements of 
the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (ESA). There are no 
specific corresponding Service regulations for the ESA's post-delisting 
monitoring requirement.
    The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) in the lower 48 States 
was removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 
(delisted) on August 8, 2007 (72 FR 37346, July 9, 2007). Section 4(g) 
of the ESA requires that all species that are recovered and removed 
from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife 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 Federal, State, and tribal entities and other species 
experts to develop plans and procedures for systematically monitoring 
recovered wildlife and plants after a species is delisted. The bald 
eagle has a large geographic distribution that includes substantial 
non-Federal land. Although the ESA requires that monitoring of 
recovered species be conducted for not less than 5 years, the Plan 
reasoned that

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the life history of bald eagles 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 bald eagle continues to 
maintain its recovered status.
    We plan to monitor the status of the bald eagle in the 48 
contiguous States using several information sources, including 
collecting data on nests over a 20-year period with sampling events in 
particular years. The Plan describes monitoring procedures and methods 
for surveying and estimating the number of occupied nests, which 
represents the number of breeding pairs. The Plan is available at 
http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/protect/FinalBAEA_PDMPlan.html. We 
will use monitoring data to review the status of the bald eagle in the 
United States and determine if the population remains recovered under 
the ESA.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0143.
    Title: Bald Eagle Post-delisting Monitoring.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: States, tribes, and local governments; 
Federal land managers; and nongovernmental partners.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Once every 5 years or less.
    Note: For each survey, we estimate a total of 48 respondents will 
provide 48 responses totaling 1,478 burden hours. The burden estimates 
below are annualized over the 3-year period of OMB approval.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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Survey..........................................              16              16            30.8             493
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    Totals......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............             493
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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: September 16, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-23969 Filed 9-21-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P