Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants, 8095-8096 [2016-03200]

Download as PDF 8095 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2015–N025; FF09M29000– 156F1611MD–FXMB12320900000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice; request for comments. ACTION: 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 February 29, 2016. We may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it SUMMARY: You must submit comments on or before March 18, 2016. DATES: 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 ‘‘1018–0121’’ in the subject line of your comments. ADDRESSES: Information Collection Request To request additional information about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_ OMB Control Number: 1018–0121. Title: Depredation Orders for DoubleCrested Cormorants, 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48. Service Form Number(s): 3–202–18– 2147; 3–202–19–2148. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Aquaculture producers, States, and tribes. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: Annually for reports; ongoing for recordkeeping. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Number of respondents Activity Totals ............................................................................... asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Report take of migratory bird species other than doublecrested cormorants (21.47(d)(7); 21.48(d)(7)). Report take of species protected under Endangered Species Act (21.47(d)(8); 21.48(d)(8)). Written notice of intent to conduct control activities (21.48(d)(9)). Report of control activities (21.48(d)(10) and (11)) ................ Report effects of management activities (21.48(d)(12)) ......... Recordkeeping (21.47(d)(9)) ................................................... Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Abstract: This information collection is associated with regulations implementing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.). Under the MBTA, it is unlawful to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, migratory birds or their parts, nests, or eggs, except as authorized by regulations implementing the MBTA. The regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 21.47 (Aquaculture Depredation Order) authorize landowners, operators, and tenants (or their employees or agents) actually engaged in the commercial, Federal, or State production of freshwater aquaculture stocks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (APHIS– Wildlife Services) in 13 States to take double-crested cormorants when the birds are found committing or about to commit depredations on commercial freshwater aquaculture stocks. The VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: Number of responses Completion time per response 1 1 1 hour ..................................... 1 1 1 1 hour ..................................... 1 12 12 3 hours ................................... 36 12 9 325 12 9 325 20 hours ................................. 75 hours ................................. 7 hours ................................... 240 675 2,275 360 360 ................................................. 3,228 regulations at 50 CFR 21.48 (Public Resource Depredation Order) authorize State fish and wildlife agencies, APHIS– Wildlife Services, and federally recognized tribes in 24 States to take double-crested cormorants to prevent depredations on the public resources of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats. Both 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48 impose reporting and recordkeeping requirements on those operating under the depredation orders. We use the information collected to: • Help assess the impact of the depredation orders on double-crested cormorant populations. • Protect nontarget migratory birds or other species. • Ensure that agencies and individuals are operating in accordance with the terms, conditions, and purpose of the orders. • Help gauge the effectiveness of the orders at mitigating cormorant-related damages. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Total annual burden hours Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments Received and Our Responses On September 30, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 58770) 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 November 30, 2015. We received one comment from an individual. Although much of what was submitted did not relate to the information collection directly, the commenter made two main points: • The Service does not have a mechanism in place to evaluate the validity of the data submitted. Instead, the Service relies on the integrity of others to submit reliable data. • There is no systematic evaluation of control programs and the system continues to proceed based on faith that what is being done is accomplishing some kind of benefit. We appreciate these comments because they recognize the importance of collecting sufficient information to allow the Service to do its important job E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 8096 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 31 / Wednesday, February 17, 2016 / Notices of protecting our public trust resources for the benefit of all. The information collected serves as a tool for enforcement of the depredation orders and contributes to our knowledge of the impacts of the depredation orders on double-crested cormorants. Because of the risk of enforcement, we believe those operating under these orders have reason to collect and report reliable data. We agree that the control program would benefit from a systematic evaluation. This evaluation will be conducted as resources allow. We did not make any changes to our requirements at this time. 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. The Southwest RAC meeting will be held on March 18, 2016, in Ridgway, Colorado. DATES: The Southwest RAC meeting will be held March 18 at the Ouray County Fairgrounds Building, 22739 Highway 550, Ridgway, CO 81432. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and adjourn at approximately 4 p.m. A public comment period regarding matters on the agenda will be held at 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shannon Borders, Public Affairs Specialist, 970–240–5300; 2505 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401. 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 individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. [LLCOS00000 L10100000.BN0000 16X] The Southwest RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of public land issues in Colorado. Topics of discussion for all Southwest RAC meetings may include field manager and working group reports, recreation, fire management, land use planning, invasive species management, energy and minerals management, travel management, wilderness, land exchange proposals, cultural resource management and other issues as appropriate. These meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RACs. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time, as identified above, allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Notice of Public Meeting, Southwest Resource Advisory Council Brian St. George, Acting BLM Colorado State Director. Dated: February 11, 2016. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–03200 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Southwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) is scheduled to meet as indicated below. SUMMARY: Bureau of Land Management AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:05 Feb 16, 2016 Jkt 238001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [FR Doc. 2016–03294 Filed 2–16–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–928 and Investigation No. 337–TA–937] (Consolidated) (Remand) Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review Two Initial Determinations; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding; Extension of the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review (1) an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 43) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting complainants’ motion to terminate the remand investigation with respect to certain products and (2) a remand ID. The Commission has set a schedule for filing written submissions on remedy, the public interest, and bonding. The Commission has also determined to extend the target date for completion of this investigation to April 12, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3115. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted investigation No. 337–TA–928, Certain Windshield Wipers and Components Thereof, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘Section 337’’), on September 2, 2014, based on a complaint filed by Valeo North SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2015-N025; FF09M29000-156F1611MD-FXMB12320900000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Depredation Orders for Double-Crested 
Cormorants

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 February 29, 2016. 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 March 18, 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 ``1018-0121'' 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: 1018-0121.
    Title: Depredation Orders for Double-Crested Cormorants, 50 CFR 
21.47 and 21.48.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-202-18-2147; 3-202-19-2148.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Aquaculture producers, States, and 
tribes.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually for reports; ongoing for 
recordkeeping.

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                                           Number of       Number of       Completion time per     Total annual
               Activity                   respondents      responses            response           burden hours
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Report take of migratory bird species                1               1  1 hour..................               1
 other than double-crested cormorants
 (21.47(d)(7); 21.48(d)(7)).
Report take of species protected under               1               1  1 hour..................               1
 Endangered Species Act (21.47(d)(8);
 21.48(d)(8)).
Written notice of intent to conduct                 12              12  3 hours.................              36
 control activities (21.48(d)(9)).
Report of control activities                        12              12  20 hours................             240
 (21.48(d)(10) and (11)).
Report effects of management                         9               9  75 hours................             675
 activities (21.48(d)(12)).
Recordkeeping (21.47(d)(9))...........             325             325  7 hours.................           2,275
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    Totals............................             360             360  ........................           3,228
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    Abstract: This information collection is associated with 
regulations implementing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) (16 
U.S.C. 703 et seq.). Under the MBTA, it is unlawful to take, possess, 
import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, 
purchase, or barter, migratory birds or their parts, nests, or eggs, 
except as authorized by regulations implementing the MBTA.
    The regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
21.47 (Aquaculture Depredation Order) authorize landowners, operators, 
and tenants (or their employees or agents) actually engaged in the 
commercial, Federal, or State production of freshwater aquaculture 
stocks and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (APHIS-Wildlife Services) 
in 13 States to take double-crested cormorants when the birds are found 
committing or about to commit depredations on commercial freshwater 
aquaculture stocks. The regulations at 50 CFR 21.48 (Public Resource 
Depredation Order) authorize State fish and wildlife agencies, APHIS-
Wildlife Services, and federally recognized tribes in 24 States to take 
double-crested cormorants to prevent depredations on the public 
resources of fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats.
    Both 50 CFR 21.47 and 21.48 impose reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements on those operating under the depredation orders. We use 
the information collected to:
     Help assess the impact of the depredation orders on 
double-crested cormorant populations.
     Protect nontarget migratory birds or other species.
     Ensure that agencies and individuals are operating in 
accordance with the terms, conditions, and purpose of the orders.
     Help gauge the effectiveness of the orders at mitigating 
cormorant-related damages.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    On September 30, 2015, we published in the Federal Register (80 FR 
58770) 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 November 30, 2015. We received one comment from an 
individual. Although much of what was submitted did not relate to the 
information collection directly, the commenter made two main points:
     The Service does not have a mechanism in place to evaluate 
the validity of the data submitted. Instead, the Service relies on the 
integrity of others to submit reliable data.
     There is no systematic evaluation of control programs and 
the system continues to proceed based on faith that what is being done 
is accomplishing some kind of benefit.
    We appreciate these comments because they recognize the importance 
of collecting sufficient information to allow the Service to do its 
important job

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of protecting our public trust resources for the benefit of all. The 
information collected serves as a tool for enforcement of the 
depredation orders and contributes to our knowledge of the impacts of 
the depredation orders on double-crested cormorants. Because of the 
risk of enforcement, we believe those operating under these orders have 
reason to collect and report reliable data. We agree that the control 
program would benefit from a systematic evaluation. This evaluation 
will be conducted as resources allow. We did not make any changes to 
our requirements at this time.

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: February 11, 2016.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs, U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-03200 Filed 2-16-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P