Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 76030-76031 [2015-30696]

Download as PDF 76030 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Markto-Market Program: Requirements for Community-Based Non-Profit Organizations and Public Agencies. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0563. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Provides proof of tenant endorsement of entity proposing to purchase restructured property and obtain modification, assignment, or forgiveness of second mortgage and/or third mortgage debt. Respondents: Non-profits/public agencies and tenants/heads of households. Estimated Number of Respondents: 371. Estimated Number of Responses: 371. Frequency of Response: 1. Average Hours per Response: 10 (nonprofits/public agencies); 1 (tenants/ heads of households). Total Estimated Burdens: 398. B. Solicitation of Public Comment This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) 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) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: 12 U.S.C. 1701z–1 Research and Demonstrations. Dated: December 1, 2015. Colette Pollard, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2015–30795 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2015–N230; FF09M21200– 156–FXMB1231099BPP0] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese 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. This information collection 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. However, under OMB SUMMARY: Number of respondents mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Activity 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 January 6, 2016. 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 ‘‘1018–0133’’ 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: 1018–0133. Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 20.21, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61. Service Form Number: None. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: State fish and wildlife agencies, tribes, and local governments; airports; landowners; and farms. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Completion time per response Number of responses Total annual burden hours * 21.49—Airport Control Order—Annual Report ................................................ 21.50—Nest and Egg Depredation Order—Initial Registration ...................... 21.50—Nest and Egg Depredation Order—Renew Registration .................... 21.50—Nest and Egg Depredation Order—Annual Report ............................ 21.51—Agricultural Depredation Order—Recordkeeping ............................... 21.51—Agricultural Depredation Order—Annual Report ................................ 21.52—Public Health Control Order—Annual Report ..................................... 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, and 21.52—Report Take of Endangered Species ........ 21.61—Population Control Approval Request—Recordkeeping and Annual Report. 21.61—Population Control Approval Request—Population Estimates ........... 50 1,000 3,000 4,000 600 20 20 2 3 50 1,000 3,000 4,000 600 20 20 2 3 1.5 hours ........ 30 minutes ..... 15 minutes ..... 15 minutes ..... 30 minutes ..... 8 hours ........... 1 hour ............ 15 minutes ..... 24 hours ......... 76 500 751 1,000 300 160 20 1 72 3 3 160 hours ....... 4,80 Totals ........................................................................................................ 8,698 8,698 ........................ 3,360 * Rounded. Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act prohibits the take, possession, PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 import, export, transport, sale, purchase, or bartering of migratory birds or their E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices parts except as permitted under the terms of a valid permit or as permitted by regulations. In 2006, we issued regulations establishing two depredation orders and three control orders that allow State and tribal wildlife agencies, private landowners, and airports to conduct resident Canada goose population management, including the take of birds. We monitor the data collected for activities under these orders and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates that activities are inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese. Control order for airports. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.49 allow managers at commercial, public, and private airports and military airfields and their employees or agents to implement management of resident Canada geese to resolve or prevent threats to public safety. An airport must be part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems and have received Federal grant-in-aid assistance or be a military airfield under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the Secretary of a military department. Each facility exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report with the date, numbers, and locations of birds, nests, and eggs taken. Depredation order for nests and eggs. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.50 allow private landowners and managers of public lands to destroy resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under their jurisdiction, provided they register annually on our Web site at https:// epermits.fws.gov/eRCGR. Registrants must provide basic information, such as name, address, phone number, and email, and identify where the control work will occur and who will conduct it. Registrants must return to the Web site to report the number of nests with eggs they destroyed. Depredation order for agricultural facilities. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.51 allow States and tribes, via their wildlife agencies, to implement programs to allow landowners, operators, and tenants actively engaged in commercial agriculture to conduct damage management control when geese are committing depredations, or to resolve or prevent other injury to agricultural interests. State and tribal wildlife agencies in the Atlantic, Central, and Mississippi Flyway portions of 41 States may implement the provisions of the order. Each implementing agricultural producer must maintain a log of the date and number of birds taken under this authorization. Each State and tribe exercising the privileges of the order must submit an annual report of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 numbers of birds, nests, and eggs taken, and the county or counties where take occurred. Public health control order. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.52 authorize States and tribes of the lower 48 States to conduct (via the State or tribal wildlife agency) resident Canada goose control and management activities when the geese pose a direct threat to human health. States and tribes operating under this order must submit an annual report summarizing activities, including the numbers of birds taken and the county where take occurred. Population control. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.61 establish a managed take program to reduce and stabilize resident Canada goose populations when traditional and otherwise authorized management measures are not successful or feasible. A State or tribal wildlife agency in the Atlantic, Mississippi, or Central Flyway may request approval for this population control program. If approved, the State or tribe may use hunters to harvest resident Canada geese during the month of August. Requests for approval must include a discussion of the State’s or tribe’s efforts to address its injurious situations using other methods, or a discussion of the reasons why the methods are not feasible. If the Service Director approves a request, the State or tribe must (1) keep annual records of activities carried out under the authority of the program, and (2) provide an annual summary, including number of individuals participating in the program and the number of resident Canada geese shot. Additionally, participating States and tribes must monitor the spring breeding population by providing an annual estimate of the breeding population and distribution of resident Canada geese in their State. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, and 21.52 require that persons or entities operating under the depredation and control orders must immediately report the take of any species protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This information ensures that the incidental take limits authorized under section 7 of the ESA are not exceeded. Comments Received and Our Responses On August 18, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 50021) 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 October 19, 2015. We received one comment. The commenter objected to the taking of Canada geese, but did not address the information collection PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76031 requirements. We did not make any changes to our requirements as a result of this comment. 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 and us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be done. Dated: December 1, 2015. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2015–30696 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167 A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900] Sovereignty in Indian Education Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for proposals. AGENCY: The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) announces the availability of enhancement funds to tribes and their tribal education departments (TEDs) to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations. This notice invites tribes with at least one BIE-funded school on their reservation/ Indian land to submit grant proposals. DATES: Grant proposals must be received by December 18, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2015-N230; FF09M21200-156-FXMB1231099BPP0]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Control and Management of Resident 
Canada Geese

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. This information collection 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. 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 January 6, 2016.

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 ``1018-0133'' 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: 1018-0133.
    Title: Control and Management of Resident Canada Geese, 50 CFR 
20.21, 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, 21.52, and 21.61.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: State fish and wildlife agencies, 
tribes, and local governments; airports; landowners; and farms.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.

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                                         Number of       Number of        Completion time per      Total annual
              Activity                  respondents      responses             response           burden hours *
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21.49--Airport Control Order--Annual              50              50  1.5 hours.................              76
 Report.
21.50--Nest and Egg Depredation                1,000           1,000  30 minutes................             500
 Order--Initial Registration.
21.50--Nest and Egg Depredation                3,000           3,000  15 minutes................             751
 Order--Renew Registration.
21.50--Nest and Egg Depredation                4,000           4,000  15 minutes................           1,000
 Order--Annual Report.
21.51--Agricultural Depredation                  600             600  30 minutes................             300
 Order--Recordkeeping.
21.51--Agricultural Depredation                   20              20  8 hours...................             160
 Order--Annual Report.
21.52--Public Health Control Order--              20              20  1 hour....................              20
 Annual Report.
21.49, 21.50, 21.51, and 21.52--                   2               2  15 minutes................               1
 Report Take of Endangered Species.
21.61--Population Control Approval                 3               3  24 hours..................              72
 Request--Recordkeeping and Annual
 Report.
21.61--Population Control Approval                 3               3  160 hours.................            4,80
 Request--Population Estimates.
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    Totals..........................           8,698           8,698  ..........................           3,360
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* Rounded.

    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    Abstract: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act prohibits the take, 
possession, import, export, transport, sale, purchase, or bartering of 
migratory birds or their

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parts except as permitted under the terms of a valid permit or as 
permitted by regulations. In 2006, we issued regulations establishing 
two depredation orders and three control orders that allow State and 
tribal wildlife agencies, private landowners, and airports to conduct 
resident Canada goose population management, including the take of 
birds. We monitor the data collected for activities under these orders 
and may rescind an order if monitoring indicates that activities are 
inconsistent with conservation of Canada geese.
    Control order for airports. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.49 allow 
managers at commercial, public, and private airports and military 
airfields and their employees or agents to implement management of 
resident Canada geese to resolve or prevent threats to public safety. 
An airport must be part of the National Plan of Integrated Airport 
Systems and have received Federal grant-in-aid assistance or be a 
military airfield under the jurisdiction, custody, or control of the 
Secretary of a military department. Each facility exercising the 
privileges of the order must submit an annual report with the date, 
numbers, and locations of birds, nests, and eggs taken.
    Depredation order for nests and eggs. Our regulations at 50 CFR 
21.50 allow private landowners and managers of public lands to destroy 
resident Canada goose nests and eggs on property under their 
jurisdiction, provided they register annually on our Web site at 
https://epermits.fws.gov/eRCGR. Registrants must provide basic 
information, such as name, address, phone number, and email, and 
identify where the control work will occur and who will conduct it. 
Registrants must return to the Web site to report the number of nests 
with eggs they destroyed.
    Depredation order for agricultural facilities. Our regulations at 
50 CFR 21.51 allow States and tribes, via their wildlife agencies, to 
implement programs to allow landowners, operators, and tenants actively 
engaged in commercial agriculture to conduct damage management control 
when geese are committing depredations, or to resolve or prevent other 
injury to agricultural interests. State and tribal wildlife agencies in 
the Atlantic, Central, and Mississippi Flyway portions of 41 States may 
implement the provisions of the order. Each implementing agricultural 
producer must maintain a log of the date and number of birds taken 
under this authorization. Each State and tribe exercising the 
privileges of the order must submit an annual report of the numbers of 
birds, nests, and eggs taken, and the county or counties where take 
occurred.
    Public health control order. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.52 
authorize States and tribes of the lower 48 States to conduct (via the 
State or tribal wildlife agency) resident Canada goose control and 
management activities when the geese pose a direct threat to human 
health. States and tribes operating under this order must submit an 
annual report summarizing activities, including the numbers of birds 
taken and the county where take occurred.
    Population control. Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.61 establish a 
managed take program to reduce and stabilize resident Canada goose 
populations when traditional and otherwise authorized management 
measures are not successful or feasible. A State or tribal wildlife 
agency in the Atlantic, Mississippi, or Central Flyway may request 
approval for this population control program. If approved, the State or 
tribe may use hunters to harvest resident Canada geese during the month 
of August. Requests for approval must include a discussion of the 
State's or tribe's efforts to address its injurious situations using 
other methods, or a discussion of the reasons why the methods are not 
feasible. If the Service Director approves a request, the State or 
tribe must (1) keep annual records of activities carried out under the 
authority of the program, and (2) provide an annual summary, including 
number of individuals participating in the program and the number of 
resident Canada geese shot. Additionally, participating States and 
tribes must monitor the spring breeding population by providing an 
annual estimate of the breeding population and distribution of resident 
Canada geese in their State.
    Our regulations at 50 CFR 21.49, 21.50, 21.51, and 21.52 require 
that persons or entities operating under the depredation and control 
orders must immediately report the take of any species protected under 
the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This information ensures that the 
incidental take limits authorized under section 7 of the ESA are not 
exceeded.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    On August 18, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
50021) 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 October 19, 2015. We received one comment. The 
commenter objected to the taking of Canada geese, but did not address 
the information collection requirements. We did not make any changes to 
our requirements as a result of this comment.

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

    Dated: December 1, 2015.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-30696 Filed 12-4-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P