Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; International Conservation Grant Programs, 45882-45883 [2017-21038]

Download as PDF 45882 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices Dated: September 21, 2017. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. A. Overview of Information Collection [FR Doc. 2017–21087 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5997–N–64] 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Request for Prepayment of Section 202 or 202/8 Direct Loan Project Office of the Chief Information Officer, HUD. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. HUD submitted the proposed information collection requirement described below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act. The purpose of this notice is to allow for 30 days of public comment. SUMMARY: Comments Due Date: November 1, 2017. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: HUD Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503; fax: 202–395–5806, Email: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. ADDRESSES: Inez C. Downs, Reports Management Officer, QMAC, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20410; email Inez._C._Downs@hud.gov, or telephone 202–402–8046. This is not a toll-free number. Person with hearing or speech impairments may access this number through TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. Copies of available documents submitted to OMB may be obtained from Ms. Downs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. The Federal Register notice that solicited public comment on the information collection for a period of 60 days was published on July 14, 2017 at 82 FR 32569. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Title of Information Collection: Request for Prepayment of Section 202 or 202/8 Direct Loan Project. OMB Approval Number: 2502–0554. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–9808. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: Owners of Section 202 projects use the form as the initial application to prepay their Section 202 Direct Loan and provide narrative information relative to the prepayment that must be reviewed by HUD staff, including a draft the applicable Use Agreement required in most prepayments. Respondents (i.e. affected public): Business, Not for profit institution. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,566. Estimated Number of Responses: 1,566. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Average Hours per Response: 1 hours. Total Estimated Burden: 1,566. Fish and Wildlife Service 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: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: September 21, 2017. Inez C. Downs, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–21089 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00088 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FWS–HQ–IA–2017–N137; FXIA16720900020–167–FF09A2000; OMB Control Number 1018–0123] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; International Conservation Grant Programs Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to revise an existing information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 1, 2017. ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget’s Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. 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 by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0123 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_ Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact of our information collection requirements and minimize the public’s reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired format. A Federal Register notice with a 60day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 189 / Monday, October 2, 2017 / Notices information was published on June 27, 2017 (82 FR 29093). No comments were received in response to that notice. We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is described below. We are especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. 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 us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: Some of the world’s most treasured and exotic animals are dangerously close to extinction. Destruction of natural habitat, illegal poaching, and pet-trade smuggling are devastating populations of tigers, rhinos, marine turtles, great apes, elephants, and many other highly cherished species. The Division of International Conservation and Division of Scientific Authority administer competitive grant programs funded under the following authorities: • African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4201–4245). • Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 4261). • Great Apes Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 85). • Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 5306). • Marine Turtle Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 82). • Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Wildlife Without Borders Programs—Africa, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, Russia, Critically Endangered Species, Combatting Wildlife Trafficking, and Amphibians in Decline). Applicants submit proposals for funding in response to Notices of Funding Opportunity published by the Service on Grants.gov. We collect the following information: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:01 Sep 29, 2017 Jkt 244001 • Project summary and narrative. • Letter of appropriate government endorsement. • Brief curricula vitae for key project personnel. • Complete Standard Forms 424 and 424b (nondomestic applicants do not submit the standard forms). Proposals may also include, as appropriate, a copy of the organization’s Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) and any additional documentation supporting the proposed project. The project summary and narrative are the basis for this information collection. A panel of technical experts reviews each proposal to assess how well the project addresses the priorities identified by each program’s authorizing legislation and the associated project costs. As all of the on-the-ground projects are conducted outside the United States, the letter of appropriate government endorsement ensures that the proposed activities will be supportive of locally identified priorities and needs. Brief curricula vitae for key project personnel allow the review panel to assess the qualifications of project staff to effectively carry out the project goals and objectives. As all Federal entities must honor the indirect cost rates an organization has negotiated with its cognizant agency, we require all organizations with a NICRA to submit the agreement paperwork with their proposals to verify how their rate is applied in their proposed budget. All assistance awards under these grant programs have a maximum reporting requirement of: • An interim report (performance report and a financial status report) as appropriate, and • A final report (performance and financial status report and copies of all deliverables, photographic documentation of the project and products resulting from the project) due within 90 days of the end of the performance period. In accordance with DOI/FWS Policy, FWS Form 3–2338, ‘‘International Conservation Programs Cover Page) has expired and been replaced by the Standard Form 424 for all applicants to all of our programs. Accordingly, this collection is being revised to remove FWS Form 3–2338 which is no longer used. Title of Collection: International Conservation Grant Programs. OMB Control Number: 1018–0123. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Domestic and nondomestic individuals; PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45883 nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; private sector entities; and State, local, and tribal governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 744. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,272. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 22 hours for grant applications and 40 hours for grant reporting. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 38,856. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. An agency 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. The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: September 27, 2017. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2017–21038 Filed 9–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO260000.L10600000.PC0000. LXSIADVSBD00.17X] Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of advisory board meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a public meeting on Wednesday and Thursday, October 18 and 19, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time (MT) each day. A field tour will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MT. ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet at the Grand Vista Hotel, 2790 Crossroads Blvd., Grand Junction, CO 81506; hotel Web site: http:// www.grandvistahotel.com/; hotel phone: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02OCN1.SGM 02OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2017-N137; FXIA16720900020-167-FF09A2000; OMB Control Number 
1018-0123]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; International 
Conservation Grant Programs

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to revise an existing 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
November 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
(ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. 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 by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 1018-0123 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
format.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting comments on this collection of

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information was published on June 27, 2017 (82 FR 29093). No comments 
were received in response to that notice.
    We are again soliciting comments on the proposed ICR that is 
described below. We are especially interested in public comment 
addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection necessary to the 
proper functions of the Service; (2) will this information be processed 
and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; 
(4) how might the Service enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Service minimize 
the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the 
use of information technology.
    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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    Abstract: Some of the world's most treasured and exotic animals are 
dangerously close to extinction. Destruction of natural habitat, 
illegal poaching, and pet-trade smuggling are devastating populations 
of tigers, rhinos, marine turtles, great apes, elephants, and many 
other highly cherished species. The Division of International 
Conservation and Division of Scientific Authority administer 
competitive grant programs funded under the following authorities:
     African Elephant Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4201-4245).
     Asian Elephant Conservation Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 4261).
     Great Apes Conservation Act of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 85).
     Rhinoceros and Tiger Conservation Act of 1994 (16 U.S.C. 
5306).
     Marine Turtle Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 82).
     Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) (Wildlife 
Without Borders Programs--Africa, Mexico, Latin America and the 
Caribbean, Russia, Critically Endangered Species, Combatting Wildlife 
Trafficking, and Amphibians in Decline).
    Applicants submit proposals for funding in response to Notices of 
Funding Opportunity published by the Service on Grants.gov. We collect 
the following information:
     Project summary and narrative.
     Letter of appropriate government endorsement.
     Brief curricula vitae for key project personnel.
     Complete Standard Forms 424 and 424b (nondomestic 
applicants do not submit the standard forms).
    Proposals may also include, as appropriate, a copy of the 
organization's Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) and any 
additional documentation supporting the proposed project.
    The project summary and narrative are the basis for this 
information collection. A panel of technical experts reviews each 
proposal to assess how well the project addresses the priorities 
identified by each program's authorizing legislation and the associated 
project costs. As all of the on-the-ground projects are conducted 
outside the United States, the letter of appropriate government 
endorsement ensures that the proposed activities will be supportive of 
locally identified priorities and needs. Brief curricula vitae for key 
project personnel allow the review panel to assess the qualifications 
of project staff to effectively carry out the project goals and 
objectives. As all Federal entities must honor the indirect cost rates 
an organization has negotiated with its cognizant agency, we require 
all organizations with a NICRA to submit the agreement paperwork with 
their proposals to verify how their rate is applied in their proposed 
budget.
    All assistance awards under these grant programs have a maximum 
reporting requirement of:
     An interim report (performance report and a financial 
status report) as appropriate, and
     A final report (performance and financial status report 
and copies of all deliverables, photographic documentation of the 
project and products resulting from the project) due within 90 days of 
the end of the performance period.
    In accordance with DOI/FWS Policy, FWS Form 3-2338, ``International 
Conservation Programs Cover Page) has expired and been replaced by the 
Standard Form 424 for all applicants to all of our programs. 
Accordingly, this collection is being revised to remove FWS Form 3-2338 
which is no longer used.
    Title of Collection: International Conservation Grant Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0123.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Domestic and nondomestic individuals; 
nonprofit organizations; educational institutions; private sector 
entities; and State, local, and tribal governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 744.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1,272.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 22 hours for grant 
applications and 40 hours for grant reporting.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 38,856.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    An agency 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.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: September 27, 2017.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-21038 Filed 9-29-17; 8:45 am]
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