Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR), 65240-65241 [2015-27141]

Download as PDF 65240 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 206 / Monday, October 26, 2015 / Notices implementing regulations (50 CFR 17.22 and 40 CFR 1506.6, respectively). Richard Hannan, Deputy Regional Director, Pacific Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2015–27149 Filed 10–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–WSFR–2015– N195;FVWF97820900000–XXX–FF09W13000 and FVWF54200900000–XXX–FFO9W13000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and WildlifeAssociated Recreation (FHWAR) Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the estimated burden and cost. 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: You must submit comments on or before November 25, 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 ‘‘1018–0088’’ 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 view the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Information Collection Request OMB Control Number: 1018–0088. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Oct 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 Title: National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR). Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Pre-screener internet/paper questionnaire data collection will be conducted in January 2016. Household screen interviews and the first detailed sportsperson and wildlife-watcher interviews will be conducted April–June 2016. The second detailed interviews will be conducted September–October 2016. The third and last detailed interviews will be conducted January–March 2017. Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 29,179. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 to 35 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,355. Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: None. Abstract: The information collected for the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) assists the Fish and Wildlife Service in administering the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration grant programs. The 2016 FHWAR will provide up-to-date information on the uses and demands for wildlife-related recreation resources, trends in uses of those resources, and a basis for developing and evaluating programs and projects to meet existing and future needs. We collect the information in conjunction with carrying out our responsibilities under the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777–777m), commonly referred to as the Dingell-Johnson Act, and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669–669i), commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act. Under these acts, as amended, we provide approximately $1 billion in grants annually to States for projects that support sport fish and wildlife management and restoration, including: • Improvement of fish and wildlife habitats, • Fishing and boating access, • Fish stocking, and • Hunting and fishing opportunities. We also provide grants for aquatic education and hunter education, maintenance of completed projects, and research into problems affecting fish and wildlife resources. These projects help to ensure that the American people have adequate opportunities for fish and wildlife recreation. PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We conduct the survey about every 5 years. The 2016 FHWAR will be the 12th conducted since 1955. We sponsor the survey at the States’ request, which is made through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. We contract with the Census Bureau, which collects the information using computer-assisted telephone or in-person interviews. The Census Bureau will select a sample of sportspersons and wildlife watchers from a household screen and conduct three detailed interviews during the survey year. The survey collects information on the number of days of participation, species of animals sought, and expenditures for trips and equipment. Information on the characteristics of participants includes age, income, sex, education, race, and State of residence. Federal and State agencies use information from the survey to make policy decisions related to fish and wildlife restoration and management. Participation patterns and trend information help identify present and future needs and demands. Land managing agencies use the data on expenditures and participation to assess the value of wildlife-related recreational uses of natural resources. Wildliferelated recreation expenditure information is used to estimate the economic impact on the economy and to support the dedication of tax revenues for fish and wildlife restoration programs. Comments Received and Our Responses Comments: On February 18, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 8681) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on April 20, 2015. We received two comments, both from the same individual. This individual was concerned that the survey estimates are presented as aggregations of wildlife watching, hunting, and fishing data, suggesting this biases the results toward hunting and fishing and away from wildlife watching. The Census Bureau draws scientifically designed separate samples of wildlife watchers and sportspersons. These samples are interviewed independently, and estimates of each activity are tabulated separately in the Survey reports. We did not make any changes to the survey based on these comments. Request for Public Comments We again invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 206 / Monday, October 26, 2015 / Notices 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 and us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: October 21, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–27141 Filed 10–23–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Bureau of Indian Affairs [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction Over Child Custody Proceedings Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for the Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0112. This information collection expires November 30, 2015. DATES: Submit comments on or before November 25, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:53 Oct 23, 2015 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The BIA is seeking to renew the information collection conducted under 25 CFR 13, Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, which prescribes procedures by which an Indian tribe that occupies a reservation over which a State asserts any jurisdiction pursuant to Federal law may reassume jurisdiction over Indian child proceedings as authorized by the Indian Child Welfare Act, Public Law 95–608, 92 Stat. 3069, 25 U.S.C. 1918. II. Request for Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR SUMMARY: Budget, by fax to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to: Evangeline Campbell, Chief, Division of Human Services, Office of Indian Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–4513–MIB, Washington, DC 20240; facsimile: (202) 208–5113; email: vangeline.Campbell@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evangeline Campbell, (202) 513–7621. You may review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. On August 17, 2015, BIA published a notice announcing the renewal of this information collection and provided a 60-day comment period in the Federal Register (80 FR 49264). There were no comments received in response to this notice. The BIA requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it has a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65241 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. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0112. Title: Tribal Reassumption of Jurisdiction over Child Custody Proceedings, 25 CFR 13. Brief Description of Collection: The collection of information will ensure that the provisions of Public Law 95– 608 are met. Any Indian tribe that became subject to State jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of the Act of August 15, 1953 (67 Stat. 588), as amended by title IV of the Act of April 11, 1968 (82 Stat. 73, 78), or pursuant to any other Federal law, may reassume jurisdiction over child custody proceedings. The collection of information provides data that will be used in considering the petition and feasibility of the plan of the tribe for reassumption of jurisdiction over Indian child custody proceedings. We collect the following information: Full name, address, and telephone number of petitioning tribe or tribes; a tribal resolution; estimated total number of members in the petitioning tribe of tribes with an explanation of how the number was estimated; current criteria for tribal membership; citation to provision in tribal constitution authorizing the tribal governing body to exercise jurisdiction over Indian child custody matters; description of tribal court; copy of any tribal ordinances or tribal court rules establishing procedures or rules for exercise of jurisdiction over child custody matters; and all other information required by 25 CFR 13.11. Response is required to obtain or retain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes who submit tribal reassumption petitions for review and approval by the Secretary of the Interior. Annual Number of Responses: 1. Obligation to Respond: Response required to obtain a benefit. Estimated Time per Response: 8 hours. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 8 hours. E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 206 (Monday, October 26, 2015)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27141]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-WSFR-2015-N195;FVWF97820900000-XXX-FF09W13000 and 
FVWF54200900000-XXX-FFO9W13000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and 
Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. 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: You must submit comments on or before November 25, 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 ``1018-0088'' 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 view the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0088.
    Title: National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated 
Recreation (FHWAR).
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved 
collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Pre-screener internet/paper questionnaire 
data collection will be conducted in January 2016. Household screen 
interviews and the first detailed sportsperson and wildlife-watcher 
interviews will be conducted April-June 2016. The second detailed 
interviews will be conducted September-October 2016. The third and last 
detailed interviews will be conducted January-March 2017.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 29,179.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 to 35 
minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,355.
    Estimated Annual Non-hour Burden Cost: None.
    Abstract: The information collected for the National Survey of 
Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) assists the 
Fish and Wildlife Service in administering the Wildlife and Sport Fish 
Restoration grant programs. The 2016 FHWAR will provide up-to-date 
information on the uses and demands for wildlife-related recreation 
resources, trends in uses of those resources, and a basis for 
developing and evaluating programs and projects to meet existing and 
future needs.
    We collect the information in conjunction with carrying out our 
responsibilities under the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act 
(16 U.S.C. 777-777m), commonly referred to as the Dingell-Johnson Act, 
and the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669i), 
commonly referred to as the Pittman-Robertson Act. Under these acts, as 
amended, we provide approximately $1 billion in grants annually to 
States for projects that support sport fish and wildlife management and 
restoration, including:
     Improvement of fish and wildlife habitats,
     Fishing and boating access,
     Fish stocking, and
     Hunting and fishing opportunities.
    We also provide grants for aquatic education and hunter education, 
maintenance of completed projects, and research into problems affecting 
fish and wildlife resources. These projects help to ensure that the 
American people have adequate opportunities for fish and wildlife 
recreation.
    We conduct the survey about every 5 years. The 2016 FHWAR will be 
the 12th conducted since 1955. We sponsor the survey at the States' 
request, which is made through the Association of Fish and Wildlife 
Agencies. We contract with the Census Bureau, which collects the 
information using computer-assisted telephone or in-person interviews. 
The Census Bureau will select a sample of sportspersons and wildlife 
watchers from a household screen and conduct three detailed interviews 
during the survey year. The survey collects information on the number 
of days of participation, species of animals sought, and expenditures 
for trips and equipment. Information on the characteristics of 
participants includes age, income, sex, education, race, and State of 
residence.
    Federal and State agencies use information from the survey to make 
policy decisions related to fish and wildlife restoration and 
management. Participation patterns and trend information help identify 
present and future needs and demands. Land managing agencies use the 
data on expenditures and participation to assess the value of wildlife-
related recreational uses of natural resources. Wildlife-related 
recreation expenditure information is used to estimate the economic 
impact on the economy and to support the dedication of tax revenues for 
fish and wildlife restoration programs.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    Comments: On February 18, 2015, we published in the Federal 
Register (80 FR 8681) a notice of our intent to request that OMB 
approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited 
comments for 60 days, ending on April 20, 2015. We received two 
comments, both from the same individual. This individual was concerned 
that the survey estimates are presented as aggregations of wildlife 
watching, hunting, and fishing data, suggesting this biases the results 
toward hunting and fishing and away from wildlife watching. The Census 
Bureau draws scientifically designed separate samples of wildlife 
watchers and sportspersons. These samples are interviewed 
independently, and estimates of each activity are tabulated separately 
in the Survey reports. We did not make any changes to the survey based 
on these comments.

Request for Public Comments

    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including

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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 and us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

    Dated: October 21, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-27141 Filed 10-23-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P