Agency Information Collection Activities; Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 60106-60107 [2019-24300]

Download as PDF 60106 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Notices environmental action statement and low-effect screening form, both of which are also available for public review. Project The applicant requests a 20-year ITP to take the covered species incidental to the clearing of vegetation, grading, construction of berms and access roads, and the excavation and removal of sand within a 314.56-acre (ac) parcel in Sections 29, 30, and 32, Township 29S, Range 28E, Polk County, Florida. The applicant will take approximately 246.14 ac of occupied skink habitat, 250 ac of occupied indigo snake habitat, and 249.2 ac of occupied gopher tortoise habitat within the parcel. The project will be implemented in phases. Prior to each phase, skink and gopher tortoise surveys will be conducted along with permitting and relocation, when necessary, in accordance with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission guidelines. Gopher tortoise guidelines also will be implemented as applicable prior to each phase. The applicant proposes to mitigate for take of the skinks by purchasing credits in a Service-approved conservation bank in the amounts specified by the Service. The applicant will mitigate for take of the Eastern indigo snake by contributing $180.00 to the Eastern Indigo Snake Fund (Fund) for each ac of habitat unoccupied by skinks as determined through surveys for the species. The snake also is expected to benefit from the applicant’s purchase of conservation bank credits for take of the skinks. The applicant would be required to purchase the required skink credits, contribute to the Fund, and implement gopher tortoise guidelines, as applicable, prior to engaging in any phase of the project. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made available to the public. While you may request that we withhold your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that the applicant’s project, including land clearing, construction of berms and access roads, excavation and removal of sand, and the proposed mitigation measures, would individually and cumulatively have a minor or negligible effect on the covered species and the environment. Therefore, we have preliminarily concluded that VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 the ITP for this project would qualify for categorical exclusion and the HCP would be low effect under our NEPA regulations at 43 CFR 46.205 and 46.210. A low-effect HCP is one that would result in (1) Minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats; (2) Minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts that, when considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not over time result in significant cumulative effects to environmental values or resources. Next Steps The Service will evaluate the application and the comments received to determine whether to issue the requested permit. We will also conduct an intra-Service consultation pursuant to section 7 of the ESA to evaluate the effects of the proposed take. After considering the above findings, we will determine whether the permit issuance criteria of section 10(a)(1)(B) of the ESA have been met. If met, the Service will issue ITP number TE16399D–0 to the applicant. Authority The Service provides this notice under section 10(c) (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)) of the ESA and NEPA regulation 40 CFR 1506.6. Roxanna Hinzman, Field Supervisor, South Florida Ecological Services Office. [FR Doc. 2019–24341 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2019–N124; FF09M21200– 190–FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control Number 1018–0167] Agency Information Collection Activities; Eagle Take Permits and Fees 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 (Service, we), are proposing to reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 6, 2020. 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– 0167 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. 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. DATES: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 216 / Thursday, November 7, 2019 / Notices Abstract: Information collection requirements associated with the Federal fish and wildlife permit applications and reports for both migratory birds and eagles are currently approved under a single OMB control number, 1018–0022, ‘‘Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports—Migratory Birds and Eagles; 50 CFR 10, 13, 21, 22.’’ With this submission to OMB, we are proposing to reinstate OMB Control Number 1018– 0167, ‘‘Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 50 CFR 22,’’ in order transfer the eagle requirements back in to a separate information collection. This transfer will facilitate easier management of the information collection requirements associated with eagles. We are not proposing any changes to the currently approved eagle requirements. This request will simply transfer the information collection requirements associated with eagles back in to their original collection under OMB Control Number 1018–0167. The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act; 16 U.S.C. 668–668d) prohibits take of bald eagles and golden eagles except pursuant to Federal regulations. The Eagle Act regulations at title 50, part 22 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) define the ‘‘take’’ of an eagle to include the following broad range of actions: To ‘‘pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, destroy, molest, or disturb.’’ The Eagle Act allows the Secretary of the Interior to authorize certain otherwise prohibited activities through regulations. All Service permit applications associated with eagles are in the 3–200 and 3–202 series of forms, each tailored to a specific activity based on the requirements for specific types of permits. For this reinstatement, we combined Forms 3–200–10c and 3–200– 10d into one form (3–200–10c) to reduce the number of application forms and help streamline the application process. Since both forms dealt with possession for education purposes, and asked virtually the same questions of the applicant, there was no need to have separate forms. We collect standard identifier information for all permits. The information that we collect on applications and reports is the minimum necessary for us to determine if the applicant meets/continues to meet issuance requirements for the particular activity. In addition to reinstating this information collection, the Service will request OMB approval to automate certain eagle permit forms. The Service’s new ‘‘ePermits’’ initiative is an automated permit application system VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 06, 2019 Jkt 250001 that will allow the agency to move towards a streamlined permitting process to reduce public burden. Public burden reduction is a priority for the Service; the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; and senior leadership at the Department of the Interior. The intent of the ePermits initiative is to fully automate the permitting process to improve the customer experience and to reduce time burden on respondents. This new system will enhance the user experience by allowing users to enter data from any device that has internet access, including personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. It will also link the permit applicant to the Pay.gov system for payment of the associated permit application fee. We anticipate including the following Service forms in the ePermits initiative: FWS Forms 3–200–14, 3–200–15a, 3– 200–15b, 3–200–16, 3–200–18, 3–200– 69, 3–200–72, 3–200–77, 3–200–78, 3– 200–82, and 3–202–11 through 3–202– 16. Title of Collection: Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 50 CFR 22. OMB Control Number: 1018–0167. Form Number: FWS Forms 3–200–14, 3–200–15a, 3–200–15b, 3–200–16, 3– 200–18, 3–200–71, 3–200–72, 3–200–77, 3–200–78, 3–200–82, 3–202–11 through 3–202–16, and 3–2480. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved information collection with revisions. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and businesses. We expect the majority of applicants seeking longterm permits will be in the energy production and electrical distribution business. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 11,273. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,520. Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 650 hours, depending on activity. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 258,996. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or on occasion for reports. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,725,500 (primarily associated with application processing fees). 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. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60107 The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Dated: November 4, 2019. Madonna L. Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2019–24300 Filed 11–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R7–ES–2019–N121; FF07CAMM00– 178–FXES111607MRG01; OMB Control Number 1018–0070] Agency Information Collection Activities; Incidental Take of Marine Mammals During Specified Activities 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 (Service, we), are proposing to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before January 6, 2020. 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: PRB/PERMA (JAO/1N), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– 0070 in the subject line of your comments. SUMMARY: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\07NON1.SGM 07NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 60106-60107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24300]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2019-N124; FF09M21200-190-FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0167]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Eagle Take Permits and 
Fees

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 to 
reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
January 6, 2020.

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 1018-0167 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.

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    Abstract: Information collection requirements associated with the 
Federal fish and wildlife permit applications and reports for both 
migratory birds and eagles are currently approved under a single OMB 
control number, 1018-0022, ``Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit 
Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds and Eagles; 50 CFR 10, 13, 
21, 22.'' With this submission to OMB, we are proposing to reinstate 
OMB Control Number 1018-0167, ``Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 50 CFR 
22,'' in order transfer the eagle requirements back in to a separate 
information collection. This transfer will facilitate easier management 
of the information collection requirements associated with eagles. We 
are not proposing any changes to the currently approved eagle 
requirements. This request will simply transfer the information 
collection requirements associated with eagles back in to their 
original collection under OMB Control Number 1018-0167.
    The Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (Eagle Act; 16 U.S.C. 668-
668d) prohibits take of bald eagles and golden eagles except pursuant 
to Federal regulations. The Eagle Act regulations at title 50, part 22 
of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) define the ``take'' of an 
eagle to include the following broad range of actions: To ``pursue, 
shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, destroy, 
molest, or disturb.'' The Eagle Act allows the Secretary of the 
Interior to authorize certain otherwise prohibited activities through 
regulations.
    All Service permit applications associated with eagles are in the 
3-200 and 3-202 series of forms, each tailored to a specific activity 
based on the requirements for specific types of permits. For this 
reinstatement, we combined Forms 3-200-10c and 3-200-10d into one form 
(3-200-10c) to reduce the number of application forms and help 
streamline the application process. Since both forms dealt with 
possession for education purposes, and asked virtually the same 
questions of the applicant, there was no need to have separate forms. 
We collect standard identifier information for all permits. The 
information that we collect on applications and reports is the minimum 
necessary for us to determine if the applicant meets/continues to meet 
issuance requirements for the particular activity.
    In addition to reinstating this information collection, the Service 
will request OMB approval to automate certain eagle permit forms. The 
Service's new ``ePermits'' initiative is an automated permit 
application system that will allow the agency to move towards a 
streamlined permitting process to reduce public burden. Public burden 
reduction is a priority for the Service; the Assistant Secretary for 
Fish, Wildlife, and Parks; and senior leadership at the Department of 
the Interior. The intent of the ePermits initiative is to fully 
automate the permitting process to improve the customer experience and 
to reduce time burden on respondents. This new system will enhance the 
user experience by allowing users to enter data from any device that 
has internet access, including personal computers, tablets, and 
smartphones. It will also link the permit applicant to the Pay.gov 
system for payment of the associated permit application fee.
    We anticipate including the following Service forms in the ePermits 
initiative: FWS Forms 3-200-14, 3-200-15a, 3-200-15b, 3-200-16, 3-200-
18, 3-200-69, 3-200-72, 3-200-77, 3-200-78, 3-200-82, and 3-202-11 
through 3-202-16.
    Title of Collection: Eagle Take Permits and Fees, 50 CFR 22.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0167.
    Form Number: FWS Forms 3-200-14, 3-200-15a, 3-200-15b, 3-200-16, 3-
200-18, 3-200-71, 3-200-72, 3-200-77, 3-200-78, 3-200-82, 3-202-11 
through 3-202-16, and 3-2480.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved information 
collection with revisions.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals and businesses. We expect 
the majority of applicants seeking long-term permits will be in the 
energy production and electrical distribution business.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 11,273.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 11,520.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 
650 hours, depending on activity.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 258,996.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or 
on occasion for reports.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,725,500 (primarily 
associated with application processing fees).
    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: November 4, 2019.
Madonna L. Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-24300 Filed 11-6-19; 8:45 am]
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