Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging Programs, 17426-17428 [2018-08186]

Download as PDF 17426 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices Application No. Applicant Species Location Activity TE–166250 ........ Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–037155 ........ Bio-West, Inc., Round Rock, Texas. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–78507C ....... James A. Stoeckel, Auburn, Alabama. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–79165C ....... Charles R. Randklev, Dallas, Texas. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). New Mexico and Texas. TE–814933 ........ Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, Texas. Texas hornshell (Popenaias popeii). Texas ...................... TE–018475 ........ Collect; harm; and harass. Amend. Harm and harass .... Amend. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; transport; culture; and research. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. Amend. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. New. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. New. Collect; kill; harm; and harass. Amend. Public Availability of Comments DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in ADDRESSES. 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. Fish and Wildlife Service Authority daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES We provide this notice under section 10 of the ESA (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: March 16, 2018. Amy L. Lueders, Regional Director, Southwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–08197 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 [FWS–R5–FR–2018–N053; FF05F24400– 167–FXFR13350500000; OMB Control Number 1018–0127] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging 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 renew an information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 21, 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 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 PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Permit action Presence/absence surveys; handling; tagging; collection; and salvage. Presence/absence surveys; handling. New Mexico ............ SUMMARY: Type of take 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 1018–0127 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. 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. On September 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 42359) 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 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices November 6, 2017. We received one comment in response to that notice which did not address the information collection requirements. No changes were made to this collection of information in response to that comment. 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: The Maryland Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office (MDFWCO) will collect information on fishes captured by the public. Tag information provided by the public will be used to estimate recreational and commercial harvest rates, estimate natural mortality rates, and evaluate migratory patterns, length and age frequencies, and effectiveness of current regulations. Horseshoe crabs play a vital role commercially, biomedically, and ecologically along the Atlantic coast. Horseshoe crabs are commercially harvested and used as bait in eel and conch fisheries. Biomedical companies along the coast also collect and bleed horseshoe crabs at their facilities. Limulus amebocyte lysate, derived from crab blood, is used by pharmaceutical companies to test sterility of products. Finally, migratory shorebirds also depend on the eggs of horseshoe crabs to refuel on their migrations from South America to the Arctic. One bird in particular, the rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa), feeds primarily on horseshoe crab eggs during its stopover. Effective January 12, 2015, the rufa red knot was listed as threatened under the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 Endangered Species Act (79 FR 73706; December 11, 2014). In 1998, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), a management organization with representatives from each State on the Atlantic coast, developed a horseshoe crab management plan. The ASMFC plan and its subsequent addenda established mandatory State-by-State harvest quotas, and created the 1,500square-mile Carl N. Shuster, Jr., Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary off the mouth of Delaware Bay. Restrictive measures have been taken in recent years, but populations are increasing slowly. Because horseshoe crabs do not breed until they are 9 years or older, it may take some time before the population measurably increases. Federal and State agencies, universities, and biomedical companies participate in a Horseshoe Crab Cooperative Tagging Program. The Service’s MDFWCO maintains the information collected under this program and uses it to evaluate migratory patterns, survival, and abundance of horseshoe crabs. Agencies that tag and release the crabs complete FWS Form 3–2311 (Horseshoe Crab Tagging) and provide the Service with: • Organization name. • Contact person name. • Tag number. • Sex of crab. • Prosomal width. • Capture site, latitude, longitude, waterbody, State, and date. Members of the public who recover tagged crabs provide the following information using FWS Form 3–2310 (Horseshoe Crab Recapture Report): • Tag number. • Whether or not tag was removed. • Whether the tag was circular or square. • Condition of crab. • Date captured/found. • Crab fate. • Finder type. • Capture method. • Capture location. • Reporter information. • Comments. At the request of the public participant reporting the tagged crab, we send data pertaining to the tagging program and tag and release information on the horseshoe crab that was found or captured. We propose a revision to this existing collection of information to include four forms currently in use which are used by the Service: • Form 3–2493, ‘‘American Shad Recapture Report’’; • Form 3–2494, ‘‘Snakehead Recapture Report’’; PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17427 • Form 3–2495, ‘‘Striped Bass Recapture Report’’; and • Form 3–2496, ‘‘Sturgeon Recapture Report.’’ Fish will be tagged with an external tag containing a toll-free number for MDFWCO. Members of the public reporting a tag will be asked a series of questions pertaining to the fish that they are referencing. This data will be used by fisheries managers throughout the east coast and mid-Atlantic region, depending on species. Currently the species that are tagged are striped bass (Morone saxatilis), Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum), northern snakehead (Channa argus), and American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Striped bass are cooperatively managed by Federal and State agencies through the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The ASMFC uses fish tag return data to conduct stock assessments for striped bass. The database and collection are housed within MDFWCO, while the tagging is conducted by State agencies participating in Striped Bass management. Without this data collection, striped bass management would likely suffer from a lack of quality data. Sturgeon are tagged by Federal, State, and university biologists and nongovernmental organizations along the U.S. east coast and into Canada, and throughout the United States and Canada. Local populations of Atlantic sturgeon have been listed as either threatened or endangered since 2012, and shortnose populations have been listed since 1973. The information collected provides data on tag retention and sturgeon movement along the east coast. The data are also used to address some of the management and research needs identified by amendment 1 to the ASMFC’s Atlantic Sturgeon Fishery Management Plan. Northern snakehead is an invasive species found in many watersheds throughout the mid-Atlantic region. It has been firmly established in the Potomac River since at least 2004. Federal and State biologists within the Potomac River watershed have been tasked with managing the impacts of northern snakehead. Tagging of northern snakehead is used to learn more about the species so that control efforts can be better informed. Tagging is also used to estimate population sizes to monitor fluctuations in population size. Recreational and commercial fishers reporting tags provide information on catch rates and migration patterns as well. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 17428 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices American shad are tagged by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), which retains all fish tagging information. The public reports tags to MDFWCO, who provides information on tag returns to NYDEC. Tag return data are used to monitor migration and abundance of shad along the Atlantic coast. Data collected across these tagging programs are similar in nature, including: Tag number, date of capture, waterbody of capture, capture method, fish length, fish weight, fish fate (whether released or killed), fisher type (i.e., commercial, recreational, etc.). In addition, if the tag reporter desires more information on their tagged fish or wants the modest reward that comes with reporting a tag, we ask their address so that we can mail them the information. Title of Collection: Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging Programs. OMB Control Number: 1018–0127. Form Number: FWS Forms 3–2310, 3– 2311, and 3–2493 through 3–2496. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Respondents include Federal and State agencies, universities, and biomedical companies who conduct tagging and members of the general public who provide recapture information. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,026. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,648. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to 95 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,241. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Respondents will provide information on occasion, upon tagging or upon encounter with a tagged crab or fish. 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: April 16, 2018. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2018–08186 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2018–N027; FXRS12630900000–167–FF09R81000; OMB Control Number 1018–0140] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges 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 renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 21, 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 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 1018–0140 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. 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 60day public comment period soliciting SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments on this collection of information was published on August 31, 2017 (82 FR 41421). We received no comments 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: The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee), as amended (Administration Act), and the Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C. 460k–460k–4) (Recreation Act) govern the administration and uses of national wildlife refuges and wetland management districts. The Administration Act consolidated all the different refuge areas into a single Refuge System. It also authorizes us to permit public uses, including hunting and fishing, on lands of the Refuge System when we find that the activity is compatible and appropriate with the purpose for which the refuge was established. The Recreation Act allows the use of refuges for public recreation when the use is not inconsistent or does not interfere with the primary purpose(s) of the refuge. We administer 373 hunting programs and 310 fishing programs on 411 refuges and wetland management districts. We only collect user information at about 20 percent of these refuges. Information that we plan to collect will help us: • Administer and monitor hunting and fishing programs on refuges. • Distribute hunting and fishing permits in a fair and equitable manner to eligible participants. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R5-FR-2018-N053; FF05F24400-167-FXFR13350500000; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0127]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Horseshoe Crab 
and Cooperative Fish Tagging 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 21, 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 1018-0127 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.
    On September 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 
42359) 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

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November 6, 2017. We received one comment in response to that notice 
which did not address the information collection requirements. No 
changes were made to this collection of information in response to that 
comment.
    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: The Maryland Fish & Wildlife Conservation Office (MDFWCO) 
will collect information on fishes captured by the public. Tag 
information provided by the public will be used to estimate 
recreational and commercial harvest rates, estimate natural mortality 
rates, and evaluate migratory patterns, length and age frequencies, and 
effectiveness of current regulations.
    Horseshoe crabs play a vital role commercially, biomedically, and 
ecologically along the Atlantic coast. Horseshoe crabs are commercially 
harvested and used as bait in eel and conch fisheries. Biomedical 
companies along the coast also collect and bleed horseshoe crabs at 
their facilities. Limulus amebocyte lysate, derived from crab blood, is 
used by pharmaceutical companies to test sterility of products. 
Finally, migratory shorebirds also depend on the eggs of horseshoe 
crabs to refuel on their migrations from South America to the Arctic. 
One bird in particular, the rufa red knot (Calidris canutus rufa), 
feeds primarily on horseshoe crab eggs during its stopover. Effective 
January 12, 2015, the rufa red knot was listed as threatened under the 
Endangered Species Act (79 FR 73706; December 11, 2014).
    In 1998, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC), a 
management organization with representatives from each State on the 
Atlantic coast, developed a horseshoe crab management plan. The ASMFC 
plan and its subsequent addenda established mandatory State-by-State 
harvest quotas, and created the 1,500-square-mile Carl N. Shuster, Jr., 
Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary off the mouth of Delaware Bay.
    Restrictive measures have been taken in recent years, but 
populations are increasing slowly. Because horseshoe crabs do not breed 
until they are 9 years or older, it may take some time before the 
population measurably increases. Federal and State agencies, 
universities, and biomedical companies participate in a Horseshoe Crab 
Cooperative Tagging Program. The Service's MDFWCO maintains the 
information collected under this program and uses it to evaluate 
migratory patterns, survival, and abundance of horseshoe crabs.
    Agencies that tag and release the crabs complete FWS Form 3-2311 
(Horseshoe Crab Tagging) and provide the Service with:
     Organization name.
     Contact person name.
     Tag number.
     Sex of crab.
     Prosomal width.
     Capture site, latitude, longitude, waterbody, State, and 
date.
    Members of the public who recover tagged crabs provide the 
following information using FWS Form 3-2310 (Horseshoe Crab Recapture 
Report):
     Tag number.
     Whether or not tag was removed.
     Whether the tag was circular or square.
     Condition of crab.
     Date captured/found.
     Crab fate.
     Finder type.
     Capture method.
     Capture location.
     Reporter information.
     Comments.
    At the request of the public participant reporting the tagged crab, 
we send data pertaining to the tagging program and tag and release 
information on the horseshoe crab that was found or captured.
    We propose a revision to this existing collection of information to 
include four forms currently in use which are used by the Service:
     Form 3-2493, ``American Shad Recapture Report'';
     Form 3-2494, ``Snakehead Recapture Report'';
     Form 3-2495, ``Striped Bass Recapture Report''; and
     Form 3-2496, ``Sturgeon Recapture Report.''
    Fish will be tagged with an external tag containing a toll-free 
number for MDFWCO. Members of the public reporting a tag will be asked 
a series of questions pertaining to the fish that they are referencing. 
This data will be used by fisheries managers throughout the east coast 
and mid-Atlantic region, depending on species.
    Currently the species that are tagged are striped bass (Morone 
saxatilis), Atlantic (Acipenser oxyrinchus) and shortnose sturgeon 
(Acipenser brevirostrum), northern snakehead (Channa argus), and 
American shad (Alosa sapidissima). Striped bass are cooperatively 
managed by Federal and State agencies through the Atlantic States 
Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). The ASMFC uses fish tag return 
data to conduct stock assessments for striped bass. The database and 
collection are housed within MDFWCO, while the tagging is conducted by 
State agencies participating in Striped Bass management. Without this 
data collection, striped bass management would likely suffer from a 
lack of quality data.
    Sturgeon are tagged by Federal, State, and university biologists 
and nongovernmental organizations along the U.S. east coast and into 
Canada, and throughout the United States and Canada. Local populations 
of Atlantic sturgeon have been listed as either threatened or 
endangered since 2012, and shortnose populations have been listed since 
1973. The information collected provides data on tag retention and 
sturgeon movement along the east coast. The data are also used to 
address some of the management and research needs identified by 
amendment 1 to the ASMFC's Atlantic Sturgeon Fishery Management Plan.
    Northern snakehead is an invasive species found in many watersheds 
throughout the mid-Atlantic region. It has been firmly established in 
the Potomac River since at least 2004. Federal and State biologists 
within the Potomac River watershed have been tasked with managing the 
impacts of northern snakehead. Tagging of northern snakehead is used to 
learn more about the species so that control efforts can be better 
informed. Tagging is also used to estimate population sizes to monitor 
fluctuations in population size. Recreational and commercial fishers 
reporting tags provide information on catch rates and migration 
patterns as well.

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    American shad are tagged by the New York Department of 
Environmental Conservation (NYDEC), which retains all fish tagging 
information. The public reports tags to MDFWCO, who provides 
information on tag returns to NYDEC. Tag return data are used to 
monitor migration and abundance of shad along the Atlantic coast.
    Data collected across these tagging programs are similar in nature, 
including: Tag number, date of capture, waterbody of capture, capture 
method, fish length, fish weight, fish fate (whether released or 
killed), fisher type (i.e., commercial, recreational, etc.). In 
addition, if the tag reporter desires more information on their tagged 
fish or wants the modest reward that comes with reporting a tag, we ask 
their address so that we can mail them the information.
    Title of Collection: Horseshoe Crab and Cooperative Fish Tagging 
Programs.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0127.
    Form Number: FWS Forms 3-2310, 3-2311, and 3-2493 through 3-2496.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Respondents include Federal and State 
agencies, universities, and biomedical companies who conduct tagging 
and members of the general public who provide recapture information.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 2,026.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 3,648.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 5 minutes to 95 
hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 2,241.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Respondents will provide information on 
occasion, upon tagging or upon encounter with a tagged crab or fish.
    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: April 16, 2018.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-08186 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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