Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1018-0095; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations, 24989-24990 [2017-11169]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices that are approved to provide such housing counseling by HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling. See 81 FR 90632. The final rule also provided that the cost for taking the examination would be $100 for online testing at the examinee’s location and $140 at a proctoring site, and any future changes to the cost would be announced by Federal Register notice. This notice announces the availability of the certification examination beginning August 1, 2017. This Notice also provides the deadline of August 1, 2020 (36 months) within which all housing counselors and HCAs must satisfy the certification requirements in the final rule. This notice also announces that the cost for taking the examination has been reduced. The cost for online testing at the examinee’s location will now be $60 and at a proctoring site the cost will be $100. Information about the examination, including registration, costs, and examination locations is available at www.hudhousingcounselors.com. As required by Section 106 and HUD’s regulations, as of August 1, 2020, housing counseling required by or in connection with HUD programs may only be provided by HUD certified housing counselors working for HCAs that are approved to provide such housing counseling by HUD’s Office of Housing Counseling. II. Tribes As HUD noted in the final rule, application of the of the Section 106 certification examination requirements will only apply to Indian tribes and tribal entities after HUD undergoes tribal consultation and addresses the participation of tribes in HUD’s Housing Counseling Program in future rulemaking or guidance, as appropriate. Dated: May 24, 2017. Genger M. Charles, General Deputy Assistant Secretary for Housing. [FR Doc. 2017–11213 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4210–67–P agencies, and their branches and affiliates (collectively referred to as Housing Counseling Agencies, or HCAs). VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2017–N037; FXES11130900000–178–FF09E32000] Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 1018– 0095; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) will ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire on October 31, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, we must receive them by July 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: BPHC, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or info_coll@fws.gov (email). Please include ‘‘1018–0095’’ in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, at info_coll@fws.gov (email) or (703) 358–2503 (telephone). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: I. Abstract Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to establish experimental populations of endangered or threatened species. Because individuals of experimental populations are protected under the ESA, the information we collect is important for monitoring the success of reintroduction and recovery efforts. This is a nonform collection (meaning there is no designated form associated with this collection). Information collection requirements for experimental populations of vertebrate endangered and threatened species are found in 50 CFR 17.84. We collect three categories PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24989 of information, which are specific to each species and are described within 50 CFR 17.84: (1) General take or removal. Take is defined by the ESA as ‘‘[to] harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.’’ In this IC, take most commonly takes the form of human-related mortality, including unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful activities (e.g., highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions authorized to manage the population (e.g., translocation or providing aid to sick, injured, or orphaned individuals); take in defense of human life; take related to defense of property (if authorized); or take in the form of authorized harassment. (2) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized scientific collection. Most of the information collected addresses the reporting of sightings of experimental population animals or the inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual. (3) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental population animals in the act of attacking livestock. See 50 CFR 17.84 for specific provisions of harassment for each species within this section. The information that we collect includes: • Name, address, and phone number of reporting party. • Species involved. • Type of incident. • Quantity of take. • Location and time of the reported incident. • Description of the circumstances related to the incident. Service recovery specialists use this information to determine the success of reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan goals for the experimental populations of vertebrate endangered and threatened species involved. In addition, this information helps us to assess the effectiveness of control activities in order to develop better means to reduce problems with livestock for those species where depredation is a problem. II. Data OMB Control Number: 1018–0095. Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations, 50 CFR 17.84. Service Form Number(s): None. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 24990 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Description of Respondents: Individuals and households, private sector, and State/local/tribal governments. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Annual number of respondents Requirement Number of responses each Completion time per response (hours) Total annual responses Total annual burden hours Notification: General Take or Removal Individuals ...................................................................... Private Sector ................................................................ Government ................................................................... 12 7 29 1 1 1 12 7 29 .5 .5 .5 6 4 15 1 1 1 25 2 9 .5 .5 .5 13 1 5 Notification: Depredation-Related Take Individuals ...................................................................... Private Sector ................................................................ Government ................................................................... 25 2 9 Notification: Specimen Collection Individuals ...................................................................... Private Sector ................................................................ Government ................................................................... 3 2 16 1 1 1 3 2 16 .5 .5 .5 2 1 8 Totals ...................................................................... 105 ............................ 105 ........................ 55 Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: The only foreseeable nonhour burden cost to respondents would be a small cost for making a telephone call or sending a facsimile. However, we do not expect that this would occur often and any costs would be negligible. nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES III. Comments We invite comments concerning this information collection on: • Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; • The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information; • Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents. Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. IV. Authorities The authorities for this action are the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: May 25, 2017. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2017–11169 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Office of Hearings and Appeals [17XD0120OS.DX68201.QAGENLAM. DOTN00000.000000.DS68241000] Tribal Listening Session; Oklahoma City Probate Hearings Division Field Office Office of Hearings and Appeals, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of the Interior’s (Department) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA), Probate Hearings Division (Ph.D.) is responsible for probating Indian trust estates. OHA plans to close the Ph.D. Oklahoma City Field Office at the end of this fiscal year, September 30, 2017. This notice is to inform interested federally recognized SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tribes, individual Indians, and other interested parties of an upcoming opportunity to share insights and make recommendations regarding how OHA can best maintain its level of service. The agencies and areas served by the Oklahoma City Ph.D. office include Horton, Absentee Shawnee, Anadarko, Cherokee Nation, Chickasaw Nation, Choctaw Nation, Citizen Pottawatomie, Concho, Eastern Oklahoma, Miami, Pawnee, Sac & Fox (except IA), Shawnee, and Southern Plains. DATES: Written comments must be received by June 30, 2017. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for the date of the Tribal listening session. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by one of the following methods: • Email: Ph.D.@oha.doi.gov. • By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to Ms. Christine Kelly, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Probate Hearings Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. Box 26147, Albuquerque, NM 87125; or by hand delivery to: Ms. Christine Kelly, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Probate Hearings Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1011 Indian School Road, NW., Room 322, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice for information on the Tribal listening session. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine Kelly, Office of Hearings and Appeals, Probate Hearings Division, U.S. Department of the Interior, P.O. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24989-24990]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11169]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2017-N037; FXES11130900000-178-FF09E32000]


Agency Information Collection Activities: OMB Control Number 
1018-0095; Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) will ask the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information 
collection (IC) described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 and as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork 
and respondent burden, we invite the general public and other Federal 
agencies to take this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is 
scheduled to expire on October 31, 2017. We may not conduct or sponsor 
and you are not required to respond to a collection of information 
unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 
Leesburg Pike, MS: BPHC, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or 
info_coll@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0095'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Service Information Collection 
Clearance Officer, at info_coll@fws.gov (email) or (703) 358-2503 
(telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as 
amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish experimental populations of endangered or 
threatened species. Because individuals of experimental populations are 
protected under the ESA, the information we collect is important for 
monitoring the success of reintroduction and recovery efforts. This is 
a nonform collection (meaning there is no designated form associated 
with this collection). Information collection requirements for 
experimental populations of vertebrate endangered and threatened 
species are found in 50 CFR 17.84. We collect three categories of 
information, which are specific to each species and are described 
within 50 CFR 17.84:
    (1) General take or removal. Take is defined by the ESA as ``[to] 
harass, harm, pursue, hunt, shoot, wound, kill, trap, capture, or 
collect, or to attempt to engage in any such conduct.'' In this IC, 
take most commonly takes the form of human-related mortality, including 
unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful activities (e.g., 
highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions authorized to manage the 
population (e.g., translocation or providing aid to sick, injured, or 
orphaned individuals); take in defense of human life; take related to 
defense of property (if authorized); or take in the form of authorized 
harassment.
    (2) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead 
individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized 
scientific collection. Most of the information collected addresses the 
reporting of sightings of experimental population animals or the 
inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual.
    (3) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes 
where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized 
harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental population animals 
in the act of attacking livestock. See 50 CFR 17.84 for specific 
provisions of harassment for each species within this section.
    The information that we collect includes:
     Name, address, and phone number of reporting party.
     Species involved.
     Type of incident.
     Quantity of take.
     Location and time of the reported incident.
     Description of the circumstances related to the incident.
    Service recovery specialists use this information to determine the 
success of reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan 
goals for the experimental populations of vertebrate endangered and 
threatened species involved. In addition, this information helps us to 
assess the effectiveness of control activities in order to develop 
better means to reduce problems with livestock for those species where 
depredation is a problem.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0095.
    Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental 
Populations, 50 CFR 17.84.
    Service Form Number(s): None.

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    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households, private 
sector, and State/local/tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                                                                    Completion
                                Annual  number      Number of      Total annual      time per      Total annual
         Requirement           of  respondents   responses each      responses       response      burden hours
                                                                                      (hours)
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                                      Notification: General Take or Removal
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Individuals..................               12                 1              12              .5               6
Private Sector...............                7                 1               7              .5               4
Government...................               29                 1              29              .5              15
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                                     Notification: Depredation-Related Take
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Individuals..................               25                 1              25              .5              13
Private Sector...............                2                 1               2              .5               1
Government...................                9                 1               9              .5               5
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                                        Notification: Specimen Collection
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Individuals..................                3                 1               3              .5               2
Private Sector...............                2                 1               2              .5               1
Government...................               16                 1              16              .5               8
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    Totals...................              105  ................             105  ..............              55
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    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: The only foreseeable nonhour 
burden cost to respondents would be a small cost for making a telephone 
call or sending a facsimile. However, we do not expect that this would 
occur often and any costs would be negligible.

III. Comments

    We invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone number, 
email address, or other personal identifying information in your 
comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your 
personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any 
time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.

IV. Authorities

    The authorities for this action are the Endangered Species Act of 
1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: May 25, 2017.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-11169 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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