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, 17428-17429 [2018-08188]

Download as PDF 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 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 76 / Thursday, April 19, 2018 / Notices We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to simplify the process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved forms are available online at https://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical information in a non-form format (meaning there is no designated form associated with the collection of information). We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, and/ or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually. • FWS Form 3–2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application). • FWS Form 3–2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application). • FWS Form 3–2358 (Fishing/ Shrimping/Crabbing Application). Forms 3–2354 through 3–2358 collect information on: • Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can notify applicants of their selection. • User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can distribute users equitably. • Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special opportunity for disabled or youth hunters. • Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish eligibility. We ask users to report on their success after their experience so that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We use the following activity reports, which we distribute during appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations. • FWS Form 3–2359 (Big Game Harvest Report). • FWS Form 3–2360 (Fishing Report). • FWS Form 3–2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report). • FWS Form 3–2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report). Forms 3–2359 through 3–2362 collect information on: • Names of users so we can differentiate between responses. • City and State of residence so that we can better understand if users are local or traveling. • Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use trends and allocate staff and resources. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Apr 18, 2018 Jkt 244001 • Details of success by species so that we can evaluate quality of experience and resource impacts. Title of Collection: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 50 CFR 25.41, 25.43, 25.51, 26.32, 26.33, 27.42, 30.11, 31.15, 32.1 to 32.72. OMB Control Number: 1018–0140. Form Number: FWS Forms 3–2354 through 3–2362. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and households. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 805,492 (269,011 for applications and 536,481 for activity reports). Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 805,492. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes for hunting/ fishing applications and 10 minutes for activity reports. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 156,667 (67,253 for applications and 89,414 for activity reports). Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience). Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We estimate the annual non-hour cost burden to be $65,000 for hunting application fees at approximately 31 of the 408 refuges that are open for hunting and/or fishing. 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. 2018–08188 Filed 4–18–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17429 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2018–N052; FXMB123109WEBB0–167–FF09M25100; OMB Control Number 1018–0019] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; North American Woodcock Singing Ground Survey 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 1018–0019 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 comments on this collection of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

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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

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.

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 1018-0140 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 [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.
    A Federal Register notice with a 60-day public comment period 
soliciting 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.

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    We use nine application and report forms associated with hunting 
and fishing on refuges. We may not allow all opportunities on all 
refuges; therefore, we developed different forms to simplify the 
process and avoid confusion for applicants. The currently approved 
forms are available online at https://www.fws.gov/forms/. Not all 
refuges will use each form and some refuges may collect the identical 
information in a non-form format (meaning there is no designated form 
associated with the collection of information).
    We use the following application forms when we assign areas, dates, 
and/or types of hunts via a drawing because of limited resources, high 
demand, or when a permit is needed to hunt. We issue application forms 
for specific periods, usually seasonally or annually.
     FWS Form 3-2354 (Quota Deer Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2355 (Waterfowl Lottery Application).
     FWS Form 3-2356 (Big/Upland Game Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2357 (Migratory Bird Hunt Application).
     FWS Form 3-2358 (Fishing/Shrimping/Crabbing Application).
    Forms 3-2354 through 3-2358 collect information on:
     Applicant (name, address, phone number) so that we can 
notify applicants of their selection.
     User preferences (dates, areas, method) so that we can 
distribute users equitably.
     Whether or not the applicant is applying for a special 
opportunity for disabled or youth hunters.
     Age of youth hunter(s) so that we can establish 
eligibility.
    We ask users to report on their success after their experience so 
that we can evaluate hunting/fishing quality and resource impacts. We 
use the following activity reports, which we distribute during 
appropriate seasons, as determined by State or Federal regulations.
     FWS Form 3-2359 (Big Game Harvest Report).
     FWS Form 3-2360 (Fishing Report).
     FWS Form 3-2361 (Migratory Bird Hunt Report).
     FWS Form 3-2362 (Upland/Small Game/Furbearer Report).
    Forms 3-2359 through 3-2362 collect information on:
     Names of users so we can differentiate between responses.
     City and State of residence so that we can better 
understand if users are local or traveling.
     Dates, time, and number in party so we can identify use 
trends and allocate staff and resources.
     Details of success by species so that we can evaluate 
quality of experience and resource impacts.
    Title of Collection: Hunting and Fishing Application Forms and 
Activity Reports for National Wildlife Refuges, 50 CFR 25.41, 25.43, 
25.51, 26.32, 26.33, 27.42, 30.11, 31.15, 32.1 to 32.72.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0140.
    Form Number: FWS Forms 3-2354 through 3-2362.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 805,492 (269,011 for 
applications and 536,481 for activity reports).
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 805,492.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes for hunting/
fishing applications and 10 minutes for activity reports.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 156,667 (67,253 for 
applications and 89,414 for activity reports).
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion (for applications, usually 
once per year at the beginning of the hunting season; for activity 
reports, once at the conclusion of the hunting/fishing experience).
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: We estimate the annual 
non-hour cost burden to be $65,000 for hunting application fees at 
approximately 31 of the 408 refuges that are open for hunting and/or 
fishing.
    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. 2018-08188 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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