Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Administrative Procedures for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Financial Assistance Programs, 14487-14489 [2018-06810]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices number 202–272–8377 (This is not a toll-free number. Comments are not accepted via telephone message). Please note contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. It is not for individual case status inquiries. Applicants seeking information about the status of their individual cases can check Case Status Online, available at the USCIS website at https://www.uscis.gov, or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 800–375–5283 (TTY 800–767– 1833). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Comments You may access the information collection instrument with instructions, or additional information by visiting the Federal eRulemaking Portal site at: https://www.regulations.gov and enter USCIS–2006–0072 in the search box. Regardless of the method used for submitting comments or material, all submissions will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to consider limiting the amount of personal information that you provide in any voluntary submission you make to DHS. DHS may withhold information provided in comments from public viewing that it determines may impact the privacy of an individual or is offensive. For additional information, please read the Privacy Act notice that is available via the link in the footer of https://www.regulations.gov. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of This Information Collection (1) Type of Information Collection: Extension, Without Change, of a Currently Approved Collection. (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Affidavit of Support. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the DHS sponsoring the collection: Form I–134; USCIS. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Visa applicants use this information collection to demonstrate that they have sponsorship and will not become public charges while in the United States. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond: The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection I–134 is 2,500 and the estimated hour burden per response is 1.5 hours. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The total estimated annual hour burden associated with this collection is 3,750 hours. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: The estimated total annual cost burden associated with this collection of information is $10,625. Dated: March 30, 2018. Samantha Deshommes, Chief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and Strategy, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. 2018–06778 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–WSFR–2018–N043; FF09W25000–178–FXGO166409WSFR0; OMB Control Number 1018–0100] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Administrative Procedures for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Financial Assistance Programs Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14487 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 4, 2018. SUMMARY: 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 1018–0100 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 https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. ADDRESSES: 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. We published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information on October 10, 2017 (82 FR 47018). 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, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 14488 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices 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 that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be 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: Information collection requirements associated with the administrative processes used to administer Service financial assistance programs are currently approved under four different OMB control numbers: • 1018–0100, ‘‘Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation Grant Programs, 50 CFR 17 and 23’’; • 1018–0109, ‘‘Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Grants and Cooperative Agreements, 50 CFR 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86’’; • 1018–0123, ‘‘International Conservation Grant Programs’’; and • 1018–0154, ‘‘Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grant Program.’’ In this revision, we are consolidating all of the information collection requirements associated with the four OMB Control Numbers identified above into one control number, OMB Control No. 1018–0100, with a new title to more accurately reflect the purpose of the consolidated collection of information. Consolidation of OMB approvals into a single collection reduces burden on the public by ensuring consistency in the application and award administration processes across all Service financial assistance programs. If OMB approves this request, we will discontinue OMB Control Numbers 1018–0109, 1018– 0123, and 1018–0154. We issue financial assistance through grants and cooperative agreement awards to individuals; commercial organizations; institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; foreign entities; and State, local, and Tribal governments. The Service administers a wide variety of financial assistance programs, authorized by Congress to address the Service’s mission, as listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The CFDA is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. The CFDA listing includes program types and numbers, the specific type of assistance for each program, and includes the applicable authorities for each program within the description. A list of currently authorized Service financial assistance programs can be found at https://www.cfda.gov/ ?s=agency&mode=form& tab=program&id=000710afb4d72c15f9fc 20a83f7319d0. The Service currently manages the following types of assistance as categorized by the CFDA: • Formula Grants • Project Grants • Project Grants (Discretionary) • Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants) • Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use • Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment • Provision of Specialized Services • Advisory Services and Counseling • Dissemination of Technical Information • Training Some assistance programs are mandatory and funds are awarded to eligible recipients according to a formula set by law or policy. Other programs are discretionary and award funds based on competitive selection and merit review processes. Mandatory grant recipients must give us specific, detailed project information during the application process so that we may ensure that projects are eligible for the mandatory funding, are substantial in character and design, and comply with all applicable Federal laws. Discretionary grant applicants must give us information as dictated by the program requirements and as requested in the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), including that information that addresses ranking criteria. All recipients must submit financial and performance reports that contain information necessary for us to track costs and accomplishments. The recipients’ reports must adhere to schedules and rules in 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, which was effective as of December 26, 2014. Part 200 prescribes the information that Federal agencies must collect, and financial assistance recipients must provide, and also supports this information collection. The Service uses the grant process to provide technical and financial assistance to other Federal agencies, States, local governments, Native PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 American tribes, non-governmental organizations, citizen groups, and private landowners, for the conservation and management of fish and wildlife resources. The process begins with the submission of an application. The respective program reviews and prioritizes proposed projects based on their respective project selection criteria. Pending availability of funding, applicants can submit their application documents to the Service through the Federal Grants.gov website, when solicited by the Service through a NOFO. As part of this collection of information, the Service collects the following types of information requiring approval under the PRA: A. Application Package: We use the information provided in applications to: (1) Determine eligibility under the authorizing legislation and applicable program regulations; (2) determine allowability of major cost items under the Cost Principles at 2 CFR 200; (3) select those projects that will provide the highest return on the Federal investment; and (4) assist in compliance with laws, as applicable, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. The full application package (submitted by the applicant) generally include the following: • Required Federal financial assistance application forms (SF–424 suite of forms, as applicable to specified project). • Project Narrative—generally includes items such as: Æ Statement of need, Æ Project goals and objectives, Æ Methods used and timetable, Æ Description of key personnel qualifications, Æ Description of stakeholders or other relevant organizations/individuals involved and level of involvement, Æ Project monitoring and evaluation plan, and/or Æ Other pertinent project specific information. • Pertinent project budget-related information—generally includes items such as: Æ Budget justification, Æ Indirect cost statement, Æ Federally-funded equipment list, and/or Æ Certifications and disclosures. B. Amendments: Most awardees must explain and justify requests for amendments to terms of the grant. The information is used to determine the eligibility and allowability of activities and to comply with the requirements of 2 CFR 200. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 65 / Wednesday, April 4, 2018 / Notices C. Reporting Requirements: Reporting requirements associated with financial assistance awards generally include the following types of reports: • Financial reports, • Quarterly and Annual Performance reports, and • Property Reports. D. Recordkeeping Requirements: In accordance with 2 CFR 200.333, financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity (in the case of a subrecipient) (unless an exemption as described in 200.333 applies that requires retention of records longer than 3 years). Title of Collection: Administrative Procedures for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Financial Assistance Programs. OMB Control Number: 1018–0100. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals; commercial organizations; institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations; foreign entities; and State, local, and Tribal governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 12,152. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 16,628. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 3 hours to 203 hours, depending on the activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 263,862. 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: March 30, 2018. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–06810 Filed 4–3–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:12 Apr 03, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–WASO–NAGPRA–NPS0025194; PPWOCRADN0–PCU00RP14.R50000] Notice of Inventory Completion: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Omaha, NE, and State Archaeological Research Center, Rapid City, SD National Park Service, Interior. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, (Omaha District) has completed an inventory of human remains and associated funerary objects, in consultation with the appropriate Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations, and has determined that there is a cultural affiliation between the human remains and present-day Indian Tribes or Native Hawaiian organizations. Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request to the Omaha District. If no additional requestors come forward, transfer of control of the human remains and associated funerary objects to the lineal descendants, Indian Tribes, or Native Hawaiian organizations stated in this notice may proceed. DATES: Lineal descendants or representatives of any Indian Tribe or Native Hawaiian organization not identified in this notice that wish to request transfer of control of these human remains should submit a written request with information in support of the request to the Omaha District at the address in this notice by May 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: Ms. Sandra Barnum, U.S. Army Engineer District, Omaha, ATTN: CENWO–PM–AB, 1616 Capital Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102, telephone, (402) 995–2674, email sandra.v.barnum@ usace.army.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District and in the physical custody of the South Dakota State Archaeological Research Center (SARC). The human remains were removed from sites 39LM0002 and 39WW0001 in Lyman and Walworth Counties, SD. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 14489 responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003(d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. Consultation A detailed assessment of the human remains was made by SARC and Omaha District professional staff in consultation with representatives of the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. History and Description of the Remains In 1962, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 39LM0002 in Lyman County, SD, by W.W. Caldwell and R.T. Carter, archeologists from the Smithsonian Institution, as part of the Smithsonian Institution River Basin Surveys project. Most of the human remains from this excavation were sent to the Smithsonian Institution immediately after removal, where they are still housed. Other site materials, including faunal remains, were housed at Nebraska State Historical Society and later loaned to researcher Carl Falk. In 1989, the faunal remains at Nebraska State Historical Society were returned to SARC. In 1994, Carl Falk returned the loaned faunal collection to SARC, and at that time, human remains were discovered in the faunal collection. The human remains are a single human talus. No known individual was identified. No associated funerary objects are present. Site 39LM0002, Medicine Creek Village, is a multicomponent village site on the left bank of the Missouri river near the confluence with Medicine Creek. The human remains were collected from a burial within a midden. The rectangular earthlodge located under the midden is associated with the Initial Middle Missouri variant (A.D. 900–1350). Based on the earthlodge, as well as collected ceramic types, site features, and the house floor plans, the human remains are determined to be Native American from the Initial Middle Missouri variant, which is ancestral to the Mandan. The Mandan are represented today by the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, North Dakota. In approximately 1956, human remains representing, at minimum, one individual were removed from site 39WW0001, in Walworth County, SD, during a salvage archeological project to mitigate sites that would be lost to the Oahe Dam inundation. This project was E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-WSFR-2018-N043; FF09W25000-178-FXGO166409WSFR0; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0100]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Administrative 
Procedures for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Financial Assistance 
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 renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 4, 2018.

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 [email protected]; 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 [email protected]. Please reference OMB 
Control Number 1018-0100 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 [email protected], or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at https://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.
    We published a Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment 
period soliciting comments on this collection of information on October 
10, 2017 (82 FR 47018). 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,

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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 that your entire comment--including your 
personal identifying information--may be 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: Information collection requirements associated with the 
administrative processes used to administer Service financial 
assistance programs are currently approved under four different OMB 
control numbers:
     1018-0100, ``Migratory Birds and Wetlands Conservation 
Grant Programs, 50 CFR 17 and 23'';
     1018-0109, ``Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Grants 
and Cooperative Agreements, 50 CFR 80, 81, 84, 85, and 86'';
     1018-0123, ``International Conservation Grant Programs''; 
and
     1018-0154, ``Wolf-Livestock Demonstration Project Grant 
Program.''
    In this revision, we are consolidating all of the information 
collection requirements associated with the four OMB Control Numbers 
identified above into one control number, OMB Control No. 1018-0100, 
with a new title to more accurately reflect the purpose of the 
consolidated collection of information. Consolidation of OMB approvals 
into a single collection reduces burden on the public by ensuring 
consistency in the application and award administration processes 
across all Service financial assistance programs. If OMB approves this 
request, we will discontinue OMB Control Numbers 1018-0109, 1018-0123, 
and 1018-0154.
    We issue financial assistance through grants and cooperative 
agreement awards to individuals; commercial organizations; institutions 
of higher education; non-profit organizations; foreign entities; and 
State, local, and Tribal governments. The Service administers a wide 
variety of financial assistance programs, authorized by Congress to 
address the Service's mission, as listed in the Catalog of Federal 
Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The CFDA is a government-wide compendium of 
Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide 
assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial 
and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and 
establishments of the Federal government. The CFDA listing includes 
program types and numbers, the specific type of assistance for each 
program, and includes the applicable authorities for each program 
within the description. A list of currently authorized Service 
financial assistance programs can be found at https://www.cfda.gov/?s=agency&mode=form&tab=program&id=000710afb4d72c15f9fc20a83f7319d0. 
The Service currently manages the following types of assistance as 
categorized by the CFDA:

 Formula Grants
 Project Grants
 Project Grants (Discretionary)
 Cooperative Agreements (Discretionary Grants)
 Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
 Use of Property, Facilities, and Equipment
 Provision of Specialized Services
 Advisory Services and Counseling
 Dissemination of Technical Information
 Training

    Some assistance programs are mandatory and funds are awarded to 
eligible recipients according to a formula set by law or policy. Other 
programs are discretionary and award funds based on competitive 
selection and merit review processes. Mandatory grant recipients must 
give us specific, detailed project information during the application 
process so that we may ensure that projects are eligible for the 
mandatory funding, are substantial in character and design, and comply 
with all applicable Federal laws. Discretionary grant applicants must 
give us information as dictated by the program requirements and as 
requested in the notice of funding opportunity (NOFO), including that 
information that addresses ranking criteria. All recipients must submit 
financial and performance reports that contain information necessary 
for us to track costs and accomplishments. The recipients' reports must 
adhere to schedules and rules in 2 CFR part 200, Uniform Administrative 
Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal 
Awards, which was effective as of December 26, 2014. Part 200 
prescribes the information that Federal agencies must collect, and 
financial assistance recipients must provide, and also supports this 
information collection.
    The Service uses the grant process to provide technical and 
financial assistance to other Federal agencies, States, local 
governments, Native American tribes, non-governmental organizations, 
citizen groups, and private landowners, for the conservation and 
management of fish and wildlife resources. The process begins with the 
submission of an application. The respective program reviews and 
prioritizes proposed projects based on their respective project 
selection criteria. Pending availability of funding, applicants can 
submit their application documents to the Service through the Federal 
Grants.gov website, when solicited by the Service through a NOFO.
    As part of this collection of information, the Service collects the 
following types of information requiring approval under the PRA:
    A. Application Package: We use the information provided in 
applications to: (1) Determine eligibility under the authorizing 
legislation and applicable program regulations; (2) determine 
allowability of major cost items under the Cost Principles at 2 CFR 
200; (3) select those projects that will provide the highest return on 
the Federal investment; and (4) assist in compliance with laws, as 
applicable, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the National 
Historic Preservation Act, and the Uniform Relocation Assistance and 
Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970. The full application 
package (submitted by the applicant) generally include the following:
     Required Federal financial assistance application forms 
(SF-424 suite of forms, as applicable to specified project).
     Project Narrative--generally includes items such as:
    [cir] Statement of need,
    [cir] Project goals and objectives,
    [cir] Methods used and timetable,
    [cir] Description of key personnel qualifications,
    [cir] Description of stakeholders or other relevant organizations/
individuals involved and level of involvement,
    [cir] Project monitoring and evaluation plan, and/or
    [cir] Other pertinent project specific information.
     Pertinent project budget-related information--generally 
includes items such as:
    [cir] Budget justification,
    [cir] Indirect cost statement,
    [cir] Federally-funded equipment list, and/or
    [cir] Certifications and disclosures.
    B. Amendments: Most awardees must explain and justify requests for 
amendments to terms of the grant. The information is used to determine 
the eligibility and allowability of activities and to comply with the 
requirements of 2 CFR 200.

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    C. Reporting Requirements: Reporting requirements associated with 
financial assistance awards generally include the following types of 
reports:
     Financial reports,
     Quarterly and Annual Performance reports, and
     Property Reports.
    D. Recordkeeping Requirements: In accordance with 2 CFR 200.333, 
financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all 
other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be 
retained for a period of 3 years after the date of submission of the 
final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed 
quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly 
or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal 
awarding agency or pass-through entity (in the case of a subrecipient) 
(unless an exemption as described in 200.333 applies that requires 
retention of records longer than 3 years).
    Title of Collection: Administrative Procedures for U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service Financial Assistance Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0100.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals; commercial organizations; 
institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; foreign 
entities; and State, local, and Tribal governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 12,152.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 16,628.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 3 hours to 203 
hours, depending on the activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 263,862.
    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: March 30, 2018.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-06810 Filed 4-3-18; 8:45 am]
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