Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program, 95626-95628 [2016-31313]

Download as PDF 95626 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices Sixty-day notice requesting comments. ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling—without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before February 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG–2016–1000] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public participation and request for comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG–612), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S. COAST GUARD, 2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE., STOP 7710, WASHINGTON, DC 20593– 7710. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Anthony Smith, Office of Information Management, telephone 202–475–3532, or fax 202–372–8405, for questions on these documents. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625–0025, Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling—46 CFR part 148 without change. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Public Participation and Request for Comments This Notice relies on the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. An ICR is an application to OIRA seeking the approval, extension, or renewal of a Coast Guard collection of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 (Collection). The ICR contains information describing the Collection’s purpose, the Collection’s likely burden on the affected public, an explanation of the necessity of the Collection, and other important information describing the Collection. There is one ICR for each Collection. The Coast Guard invites comments on whether this ICR should be granted based on the Collection being necessary for the proper performance of Departmental functions. In particular, the Coast Guard would appreciate comments addressing: (1) The practical utility of the Collection; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden of the Collection; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of information subject to the Collection; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the Collection on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. In response to your comments, we may revise this ICR or decide not to seek an extension of approval for the Collection. We will consider all comments and material received during the comment period. We encourage you to respond to this request by submitting comments and related materials. Comments must contain the OMB Control Number of the ICR and the docket number of this request, [USCG–2016–1000], and must be received by February 27, 2017. Information Collection Request Title: Carriage of Bulk Solids Requiring Special Handling—46 CFR part 148. OMB Control Number: 1625–0025. Summary: As specified in 46 CFR part 148, the petition for a Special Permit allows the Coast Guard to determine the manner of safe carriage for unlisted materials. The information required by Dangerous Cargo Manifests and Shipping Papers permit vessel crews and emergency personnel to properly and safely respond to accidents involving hazardous substances. See 46 CFR 148 Subpart B, 148.60 and 148.70. Need: The Coast Guard administers and enforces statutes and rules for the safe transport and stowage of hazardous materials, including bulk solids. Forms: N/A. Respondents: Owners and operators of vessels that carry certain bulk solids. Frequency: On occasion. Hour Burden Estimate: The estimated burden has decreased from 955 hours to 850 hours a year due to a decrease in the estimated annual number of responses for Special Permits. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: December 18, 2016. Thomas P. Michelli, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Coast Guard. [FR Doc. 2016–31395 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–04–P Submitting Comments We encourage you to submit comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov. If your material cannot be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov, contact the person in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document for alternate instructions. Documents mentioned in this notice, and all public comments, are in our online docket at http://www.regulations.gov and can be viewed by following that Web site’s instructions. Additionally, if you go to the online docket and sign up for email alerts, you will be notified when comments are posted. We accept anonymous comments. All comments received will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov and will include any personal information you have provided. For more about privacy and the docket, you may review a Privacy Act notice regarding the Federal Docket Management System in the March 24, 2005, issue of the Federal Register (70 FR 15086). PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–BHC–2016–N224; FXMB12330900000–178–FF09M10000] Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program 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, 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95627 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at OMB. DATES: You must submit comments on or before January 27, 2017. 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 tina_campbell@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0135’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Tina Campbell at tina_ campbell@fws.gov (email) or 703–358– 2676 (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 respondents Activity OMB Control Number: 1018–0135. Title: Electronic Duck Stamp Program. Service Form Number: 3–2341. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of Respondents: State fish and wildlife agencies. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: One time for applications, and an average of once every 9 days per respondent for fulfillment reports. Number of responses Completion time per response (hours) Total annual burden hours 6 33 6 1,353 40 1 240 1,353 Totals ........................................................................................................ sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Application ....................................................................................................... Fulfillment Report ............................................................................................. 39 1,359 ........................ 1,593 Abstract: On March 16, 1934, President Roosevelt signed the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.), requiring all migratory waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older to buy a Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp (Federal Duck Stamp) annually. The stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation. Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Federal Duck Stamp is one of the most successful conservation programs ever initiated and is a highly effective way to conserve America’s natural resources. Besides serving as a hunting license and a conservation tool, a current year’s Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance pass for national wildlife refuges where admission is charged. Duck Stamps and products that bear stamp images are also popular collector items. The Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109–266) required the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 3year pilot program, under which States could issue electronic Federal Duck Stamps. This pilot program has now been made permanent with the passage of the Permanent Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013. The electronic stamp is valid for 45 days from the date of purchase and can be used immediately while customers wait to receive the actual stamp in the mail. After 45 days, customers must carry the actual Federal Duck Stamp while hunting or to gain free access to national wildlife refuges. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 Eight States participated in the pilot. At the end of the pilot, we provided a report to Congress outlining the successes of the program. The program improved public participation by increasing the ability of the public to obtain required Federal Duck Stamps. Under our authorities in 16 U.S.C. 718 et seq. we have continued the Electronic Duck Stamp Program in the eight States that participated in the pilot. In addition, we have expanded the program to include a total of 22 States. Several other States have indicated interest, and we plan to expand the program by inviting all State fish and wildlife agencies to participate. Anyone, regardless of State residence, may purchase an electronic Duck Stamp through any State that participates in the program. Interested States must submit an application (FWS Form 3– 2341). We will use the information provided in the application to determine a State’s eligibility to participate in the program. Information includes, but is not limited to: • Information verifying the current systems the State uses to sell hunting, fishing, and other associated licenses and products. • Applicable State laws, regulations, or policies that authorize the use of electronic systems to issue licenses. • Example and explanation of the codes the State proposes to use to create and endorse the unique identifier for the individual to whom each stamp is issued. • Mockup copy of the printed version of the State’s proposed electronic stamp, including a description of the format PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and identifying features of the licensee to be specified on the stamp. • Description of any fee the State will charge for issuance of an electronic stamp. • Description of the process the State will use to account for and transfer the amounts collected by the State that are required to be transferred under the program. • Manner by which the State will transmit electronic stamp customer data. Each State approved to participate in the program must provide the following information on a weekly basis: • First name, last name, and complete mailing address of each individual that purchases an electronic stamp from the State. • Face value amount of each electronic stamp sold by the State. • Amount of the Federal portion of any fee required by the agreement for each stamp sold. Comments: On September 20, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 64498) 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 21, 2016. We did not receive any 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; E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95628 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices • 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 21, 2016. Tina A. Campbell, Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2016–31313 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fish and Wildlife Service Brenda Tapia, (703) 358–2104 (telephone); (703) 358–2281 (fax); DMAFR@fws.gov (email). [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0147; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] On the dates below, as authorized by the provisions of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), as amended, and/or the MMPA, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), we issued requested permits subject to certain conditions set forth therein. For each permit for an endangered species, we found that (1) The application was filed in good faith, (2) The granted permit would not operate to the disadvantage of the endangered species, and (3) The granted permit would be consistent with the purposes and policy set forth in section 2 of the ESA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Issuance of Permits Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of issuance of permits. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), have issued the following permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species, marine mammals, or both. We issue these permits under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA). ADDRESSES: Brenda Tapia, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281. SUMMARY: ENDANGERED SPECIES Permit No. 00500C 00209C 98815B 83954B 00019C 02160C 230539 ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... ......... 03232C ......... 02924C ......... Receipt of application Federal Register notice Applicant Edwin Andrew ...................................................... Donald Bitz ........................................................... Christopher Sibert ................................................ University of California, Santa Cruz .................... Zoological Society of San Diego ......................... Freddy Valdez ...................................................... Florida State University—Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium. Charles Butler ...................................................... Scott Rider ........................................................... 81 81 81 81 81 81 81 FR FR FR FR FR FR FR 51926; 51926; 51926; 51926; 55223; 55223; 59239; August August August August August August August Permit issuance date 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 5, 2016 ............................. 18, 2016 ........................... 18, 2016 ........................... 29, 2016 ........................... October 17, 2016. October 17, 2016. September 30, 2016. November 25, 2016. September 30, 2016. October 4, 2016. October 11, 2016. 81 FR 59239; August 29, 2016 ........................... 81 FR 63787; September 16, 2016 ..................... October 13, 2016. November 10, 2016. MARINE MAMMALS Permit No. Applicant Receipt of application Federal Register notice 77245B ......... Anthony Pagano, USGS/Alaska Science Center 81 FR 72606; October 20, 2016 .......................... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Availability of Documents Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, Branch of Permits, MS: IA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041; fax (703) 358– 2281. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2016–31242 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P Permit issuance date December 16, 2016. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [Docket No. FWS–HQ–IA–2016–0148; FXIA16710900000–178–FF09A30000] Endangered Species; Marine Mammals; Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on the following applications SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 249 (Wednesday, December 28, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 95626-95628]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-31313]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-BHC-2016-N224; FXMB12330900000-178-FF09M10000]


Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Electronic Duck Stamp Program

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, 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

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conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at 
OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before January 27, 2017.

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 tina_campbell@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0135'' 
in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Tina Campbell at tina_campbell@fws.gov (email) 
or 703-358-2676 (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: 
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0135.
    Title: Electronic Duck Stamp Program.
    Service Form Number: 3-2341.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Description of Respondents: State fish and wildlife agencies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time for applications, and an average 
of once every 9 days per respondent for fulfillment reports.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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Application.....................................               6               6              40             240
Fulfillment Report..............................              33           1,353               1           1,353
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals......................................              39           1,359  ..............           1,593
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    Abstract: On March 16, 1934, President Roosevelt signed the 
Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718a et seq.), requiring 
all migratory waterfowl hunters 16 years of age or older to buy a 
Federal migratory bird hunting and conservation stamp (Federal Duck 
Stamp) annually. The stamps are a vital tool for wetland conservation. 
Ninety-eight cents out of every dollar generated by the sale of Federal 
Duck Stamps goes directly to purchase or lease wetland habitat for 
protection in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Federal Duck 
Stamp is one of the most successful conservation programs ever 
initiated and is a highly effective way to conserve America's natural 
resources. Besides serving as a hunting license and a conservation 
tool, a current year's Federal Duck Stamp also serves as an entrance 
pass for national wildlife refuges where admission is charged. Duck 
Stamps and products that bear stamp images are also popular collector 
items.
    The Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-266) required 
the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a 3-year pilot program, under 
which States could issue electronic Federal Duck Stamps. This pilot 
program has now been made permanent with the passage of the Permanent 
Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2013. The electronic stamp is valid for 45 
days from the date of purchase and can be used immediately while 
customers wait to receive the actual stamp in the mail. After 45 days, 
customers must carry the actual Federal Duck Stamp while hunting or to 
gain free access to national wildlife refuges. Eight States 
participated in the pilot. At the end of the pilot, we provided a 
report to Congress outlining the successes of the program. The program 
improved public participation by increasing the ability of the public 
to obtain required Federal Duck Stamps.
    Under our authorities in 16 U.S.C. 718 et seq. we have continued 
the Electronic Duck Stamp Program in the eight States that participated 
in the pilot. In addition, we have expanded the program to include a 
total of 22 States. Several other States have indicated interest, and 
we plan to expand the program by inviting all State fish and wildlife 
agencies to participate. Anyone, regardless of State residence, may 
purchase an electronic Duck Stamp through any State that participates 
in the program. Interested States must submit an application (FWS Form 
3-2341). We will use the information provided in the application to 
determine a State's eligibility to participate in the program. 
Information includes, but is not limited to:
     Information verifying the current systems the State uses 
to sell hunting, fishing, and other associated licenses and products.
     Applicable State laws, regulations, or policies that 
authorize the use of electronic systems to issue licenses.
     Example and explanation of the codes the State proposes to 
use to create and endorse the unique identifier for the individual to 
whom each stamp is issued.
     Mockup copy of the printed version of the State's proposed 
electronic stamp, including a description of the format and identifying 
features of the licensee to be specified on the stamp.
     Description of any fee the State will charge for issuance 
of an electronic stamp.
     Description of the process the State will use to account 
for and transfer the amounts collected by the State that are required 
to be transferred under the program.
     Manner by which the State will transmit electronic stamp 
customer data.
    Each State approved to participate in the program must provide the 
following information on a weekly basis:
     First name, last name, and complete mailing address of 
each individual that purchases an electronic stamp from the State.
     Face value amount of each electronic stamp sold by the 
State.
     Amount of the Federal portion of any fee required by the 
agreement for each stamp sold.
    Comments: On September 20, 2016, we published in the Federal 
Register (81 FR 64498) 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 21, 2016. We did not receive 
any 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;

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     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 21, 2016.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-31313 Filed 12-27-16; 8:45 am]
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