Agency Information Collection Activities; Falconry Application Database, 40086-40087 [2019-17240]

Download as PDF 40086 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices the planning discipline as an important community resource. The award emphasizes how creative housing, economic development, and private investments are used in, or in tandem with, a comprehensive community development plan. HUD, through its Office of Policy Development and Research, and in conjunction with the Residential Knowledge Community of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), recognizes excellence in affordable housing, community-based design, participatory design, and accessibility. These awards demonstrate that design matters and provide examples of important benchmarks in the housing industry. Awards are offered in four categories: Community-Informed Design, Creating Community Connection, Excellence in Affordable Housing Design, and Housing Accessibility—Alan J. Rothman. 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. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: August 1, 2019. Anna P. Guido, Department Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–17333 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2019–N083; FF09M21200– 190–FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control Number 1018–New] Agency Information Collection Activities; Falconry Application Database American Institute of Architects— Housing and Community Design C. Authority DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service, we), are proposing a new information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before October 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/1N PRB/ PERMA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– Falconry in the subject line of your comments. 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. 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 are soliciting comments on the proposed information collection request (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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 Service collects information via permit applications to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with the criteria in various Federal wildlife conservation laws and international treaties, including: (1) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.). (2) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.). (3) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668). Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that, when met, allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited. Beginning in 2014, the Service passed the authority to issue permits for the practice of falconry to individual States (50 CFR 21.29, 78 FR 72832). As part of this change in authority, we required States to maintain databases of falconers authorized to conduct falconry in their States and required falconers to report transfers of falconry birds using the paper version of FWS Form 3–186A. We require each State that maintains its own database to ensure that it is compatible with the Service’s database. To date, 47 States utilize the system provided by the Service. The Service’s database continues to track take of birds from the wild by falconers and to maintain records of persons permitted by the States to practice falconry, as required by 50 CFR 21.29(k)(1). In 2018, the Service requested and received OMB approval under the Department of the Interior Fast Track generic clearance (OMB Control No. 1090–0011) to conduct usability testing of the revised/repaired application and database functionality. This new E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 156 / Tuesday, August 13, 2019 / Notices falconry database (database) replaced a legacy system based on outdated programming. It reduced the cost to the government by eliminating the need for Service personnel to enter data for each new falconer, and simply required the entry of data for State administrators. In addition, this new database enhances the user experience by allowing them to enter data from any device that has internet access, including PCs, tablets, and smart phones. This usability testing helped the Service to address problems and recommendations prior to the database going live. We are now ready to request full OMB approval of the database. The database is a web-based application designed to monitor falconry activities throughout the United States. The process involves keeping track of falconry acquisitions and dispositions among falconry permit holders. This process requires falconer and/or propagator permit holders to report their activities by filling out electronic falconry applications. Falconers and State administrators must register to use the database. States that participate in the falconry application must first contact the Service’s Division of Migratory Birds located in Virginia to create a profile in the database. Each State is required to have at least one person acting as State representative or administrator. Information collected from States to create new falconer profiles includes the user’s State, access role, and basic contact information. A falconer must first apply for a falconry permit in his/her State. Once the permit is approved by the State permit issuing office, the State administrator will create the new falconer profile by entering the falconer’s State, class, basic contact information, and permit information to include number, date issued, and expiration date into the database. Additionally, a falconer is required to notify his/her State 30 days in advance via email of any change in address or the location of the facilities where birds are held. Title of Collection: Falconry Application Database. OMB Control Number: 1018–New. Form Number: FWS Form 3–186A (electronic). Type of Review: New. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households and State governments. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 40 (30 individuals, 10 State governments). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:51 Aug 12, 2019 Jkt 247001 Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40 (30 individuals, 10 State governments). Estimated Completion Time per Response: 2.5 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 100 (75 hours for individuals, 25 hours for State governments). 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: August 7, 2019. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–17240 Filed 8–12–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R8–FAC–2018–N070; FXFR133508RMAIN–189–FF08F00000] Delta Research Station Project: Estuarine Research Station and Fish Technology Center, Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement; Sacramento, California Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have prepared a final environmental impact report/environmental impact statement (EIR/EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and its implementing regulations. The final EIR/EIS evaluates impacts regarding construction and operation of the Delta Research Station (DRS) in the San Francisco Bay/Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Estuary, California. The planned DRS would consist of two facilities, a proposed Estuarine Research Station and a Fish Technology Center. The USFWS is the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating the environmental analysis for the proposed action under NEPA. The California Department of Water Resources is the lead State agency responsible for coordinating the environmental analysis PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40087 under the California Environmental Quality Act. DATES: We must receive any comments on the final EIR/EIS by 5 p.m. on September 12, 2019. We will sign a record of decision no sooner than 30 days after the publication of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notice of the final EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: To view or download the Final EIR/EIS, or for a list of locations to view hard-bound copies, go to http:// www.deltaresearchstation.com. For how to view comments on the EIS from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or for information on EPA’s role in the EIS process, see EPA’s Role in the EIS Process under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Beggs, at 916–930–5603 (phone) or barbara_beggs@fws.gov (email). Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for you to leave a message or question for the above individual. You will receive a reply during regular business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1500 et seq.). The Final EIR/EIS evaluates impacts regarding construction and operation of the Delta Research Station (DRS) in the San Francisco Bay/ Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta Estuary (Bay-Delta), California. The planned DRS would consist of two facilities, a proposed Estuarine Research Station (ERS) and a Fish Technology Center (FTC). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) is the lead Federal agency responsible for coordinating the environmental analysis for the proposed action under NEPA. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) is the lead State agency responsible for coordinating the environmental analysis under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The EIR/EIS is now available for review. Volumes I and II are the draft EIR/EIS, and Volume III identifies the changes made to the draft EIR/EIS and provides the responses to comments. The Final EIR/EIS addressed comments received on the Draft EIR/EIS and contained two attachments related E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2019-N083; FF09M21200-190-FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control 
Number 1018-New]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Falconry Application 
Database

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 (Service, we), are proposing a new 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
October 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request by 
mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, MS: JAO/1N PRB/PERMA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1018-Falconry 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.

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 are soliciting comments on the proposed information collection 
request (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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this ICR. 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 Service collects information via permit applications 
to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in 
accordance with the criteria in various Federal wildlife conservation 
laws and international treaties, including:
    (1) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    (2) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
    (3) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).

Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in 
chapter I, subchapter B of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements 
that, when met, allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that 
are otherwise prohibited.
    Beginning in 2014, the Service passed the authority to issue 
permits for the practice of falconry to individual States (50 CFR 
21.29, 78 FR 72832). As part of this change in authority, we required 
States to maintain databases of falconers authorized to conduct 
falconry in their States and required falconers to report transfers of 
falconry birds using the paper version of FWS Form 3-186A. We require 
each State that maintains its own database to ensure that it is 
compatible with the Service's database. To date, 47 States utilize the 
system provided by the Service. The Service's database continues to 
track take of birds from the wild by falconers and to maintain records 
of persons permitted by the States to practice falconry, as required by 
50 CFR 21.29(k)(1).
    In 2018, the Service requested and received OMB approval under the 
Department of the Interior Fast Track generic clearance (OMB Control 
No. 1090-0011) to conduct usability testing of the revised/repaired 
application and database functionality. This new

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falconry database (database) replaced a legacy system based on outdated 
programming. It reduced the cost to the government by eliminating the 
need for Service personnel to enter data for each new falconer, and 
simply required the entry of data for State administrators. In 
addition, this new database enhances the user experience by allowing 
them to enter data from any device that has internet access, including 
PCs, tablets, and smart phones. This usability testing helped the 
Service to address problems and recommendations prior to the database 
going live. We are now ready to request full OMB approval of the 
database.
    The database is a web-based application designed to monitor 
falconry activities throughout the United States. The process involves 
keeping track of falconry acquisitions and dispositions among falconry 
permit holders. This process requires falconer and/or propagator permit 
holders to report their activities by filling out electronic falconry 
applications.
    Falconers and State administrators must register to use the 
database. States that participate in the falconry application must 
first contact the Service's Division of Migratory Birds located in 
Virginia to create a profile in the database. Each State is required to 
have at least one person acting as State representative or 
administrator. Information collected from States to create new falconer 
profiles includes the user's State, access role, and basic contact 
information.
    A falconer must first apply for a falconry permit in his/her State. 
Once the permit is approved by the State permit issuing office, the 
State administrator will create the new falconer profile by entering 
the falconer's State, class, basic contact information, and permit 
information to include number, date issued, and expiration date into 
the database. Additionally, a falconer is required to notify his/her 
State 30 days in advance via email of any change in address or the 
location of the facilities where birds are held.
    Title of Collection: Falconry Application Database.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-New.
    Form Number: FWS Form 3-186A (electronic).
    Type of Review: New.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households and State 
governments.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 40 (30 individuals, 
10 State governments).
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 40 (30 individuals, 10 
State governments).
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 2.5 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 100 (75 hours for 
individuals, 25 hours for State governments).
    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: August 7, 2019.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-17240 Filed 8-12-19; 8:45 am]
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