Agency Information Collection Activities; Sea Lamprey Control Program, 33192-33193 [2020-11671]

Download as PDF 33192 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R3–FAC–2020–N013; FF03F43100– XXXF1611NR; OMB Control Number 1018– New] Agency Information Collection Activities; Sea Lamprey Control Program 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), are proposing a new information collection in use without Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: 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–Sea Lampreys’’ 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 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 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 Sea Lamprey Control Program is administered and funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) and implemented by two control agents, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fisheries and Oceans Canada, who often partner on larger projects. The sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), a parasitic fish species native to the Atlantic Ocean, parasitizes other fish species by sucking their blood and other bodily fluids. Having survived through at least four major extinction events, the species has remained largely unchanged for more than 340 million years. The sea lamprey differs from many other fishes, in that it does not have jaws or other bony structures, but instead has a skeleton made of cartilage. Sea lampreys prey on most species of large Great Lakes fish such as lake trout, salmon, lake sturgeon, whitefish, burbot, walleye, and catfish. In the 1800s, sea lampreys invaded the Great Lakes system via manmade locks and shipping canals. Their aggressive behavior and appetite for fish blood wreaked havoc on native fish populations, decimating an already vulnerable lake trout fishery. The first recorded observation of a sea lamprey in the Great Lakes was in 1835 in Lake Ontario. For a time, Niagara Falls served as a natural barrier, confining sea lampreys to Lake Ontario and preventing them from entering the remaining four Great Lakes. However, in the early 1900s, modifications were made to the Welland Canal, which bypasses Niagara Falls and provides a shipping connection between Lakes Ontario and Erie. These modifications allowed sea lampreys access to the rest of the Great Lakes system. Within a short time, sea lampreys spread throughout the system: Into Lake Erie by 1921, Lakes Michigan and Huron by PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1936 and 1937, and Lake Superior by 1938. Sea lampreys were able to thrive once they invaded the Great Lakes because of the availability of excellent spawning and larval habitat, an abundance of host fish, a lack of predators, and their high reproductive potential—a single female can produce as many as 100,000 eggs. Service staff at the Marquette and Ludington biological stations fulfill U.S. obligations under the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes Fisheries between the United States and Canada and the Great Lakes Fishery Act of 1956. The Service works with State, Tribal, and other Federal agencies to monitor progress towards fish community objectives for sea lampreys in each of the Great Lakes, and also to develop and implement actions to achieve these objectives. Activities are closely coordinated with State, Tribal, and other Federal and provincial management agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private landowners, and the public. Our primary goal is to conduct ecologically sound and publicly acceptable integrated sea lamprey control. The Sea Lamprey Control Program (SLCP) maintains an internal database. In existence for more than 20 years, it contains information critical to the delivery and evaluation of an integrated control program to manage invasive sea lamprey populations in the five Great Lakes. The storage of data in this database not only documents the history of the SLCP since inception in 1953, but it also provides data to steer assessment and control of invasive sea lamprey populations in the Great Lakes in partnership with the GLFC. We provide annual population data to Federal and State regulatory agencies to inform critical evaluations used to issue permits to allow sea lamprey control actions. The SLCP database maintains the points of contact for landowners to request landowner permission to access their land for treatment. The Service collects basic contact information for the landowner (name, home address, phone number, cell phone number, and email address), along with whether they allow access to their land, methods of transportation allowed over the land, and whether the landowner irrigates the land. Title of Collection: Sea Lamprey Control Program. OMB Control Number: 1018–New. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Existing collection of information in use without an OMB Control Number. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, private sector, and State/ local/Tribal governments. E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 600. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 Minutes. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Annually. 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: May 27, 2020. Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11671 Filed 5–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–R–2019–N036; FXRS12630900000/FF09R81000; OMB Control Number 1018–New] Agency Information Collection Activities; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Concessions 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), will request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of an existing collection in use without an OMB control number. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before July 31, 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), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018– Concessions in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information about this information collection request, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by telephone at (703) 358–2503. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. In accordance with the PRA and its implementing regulations at 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), all information collections require approval under the PRA. We may not conduct or sponsor and you are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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 especially interested in public comment addressing the following: (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether or not the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of response. 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 information collection request. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33193 information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Abstract: The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to ensure that we provide opportunities within the Service for compatible wildlife-dependent recreational uses across the National Wildlife Refuge System (System). Furthermore, the Secretary is authorized to award concessions contracts under the following Acts: • The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (Administration Act, 16 U.S.C. 668dd– 668ee), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to negotiate and award contracts and issue regulations to carry out the Act. • The Refuge Recreation Act of 1962 (16 U.S.C.–460k–460k–3) allows the use of refuges for public recreation when such use is not inconsistent with or does not interfere with the primary purpose(s) of the refuge. • The Refuge Revenue Sharing Act (16 U.S.C. 715s) authorizes the Secretary to grant privileges and collect revenues from leases for public accommodations or facilities established for the System. Specifically, the Administration Act provides that, with respect to the Refuge System, it is the policy of the United States that— a. Each refuge shall be managed to fulfill the mission of the System, as well as the specific purposes for which that refuge was established; b. Compatible wildlife-dependent recreation is a legitimate and appropriate general public use of the System, directly related to the mission of the System and the purposes of many refuges, and which generally fosters refuge management and through which the American public can develop an appreciation for fish and wildlife; c. Compatible wildlife-dependent recreational uses are the priority general public uses of the System and shall receive priority consideration in refuge planning and management; and d. When the Secretary determines that a proposed wildlife-dependent recreational use is a compatible use within a refuge, that activity should be facilitated, subject to such restrictions or regulations as may be necessary, reasonable, and appropriate. The Administration Act also provides that, in administering the Refuge System, the Secretary shall— a. Recognize compatible wildlifedependent recreational uses as the priority general public uses of the System, through which the American E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R3-FAC-2020-N013; FF03F43100-XXXF1611NR; OMB Control Number 1018-
New]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Sea Lamprey Control 
Program

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), are proposing a new 
information collection in use without Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) approval.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
July 31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA, 5275 Leesburg Pike, 
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. 
Please reference OMB Control Number ``1018-Sea Lampreys'' 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 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 Sea Lamprey Control Program is administered and 
funded by the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) and implemented by 
two control agents, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fisheries 
and Oceans Canada, who often partner on larger projects. The sea 
lamprey (Petromyzon marinus), a parasitic fish species native to the 
Atlantic Ocean, parasitizes other fish species by sucking their blood 
and other bodily fluids. Having survived through at least four major 
extinction events, the species has remained largely unchanged for more 
than 340 million years. The sea lamprey differs from many other fishes, 
in that it does not have jaws or other bony structures, but instead has 
a skeleton made of cartilage. Sea lampreys prey on most species of 
large Great Lakes fish such as lake trout, salmon, lake sturgeon, 
whitefish, burbot, walleye, and catfish.
    In the 1800s, sea lampreys invaded the Great Lakes system via 
manmade locks and shipping canals. Their aggressive behavior and 
appetite for fish blood wreaked havoc on native fish populations, 
decimating an already vulnerable lake trout fishery. The first recorded 
observation of a sea lamprey in the Great Lakes was in 1835 in Lake 
Ontario. For a time, Niagara Falls served as a natural barrier, 
confining sea lampreys to Lake Ontario and preventing them from 
entering the remaining four Great Lakes. However, in the early 1900s, 
modifications were made to the Welland Canal, which bypasses Niagara 
Falls and provides a shipping connection between Lakes Ontario and 
Erie. These modifications allowed sea lampreys access to the rest of 
the Great Lakes system. Within a short time, sea lampreys spread 
throughout the system: Into Lake Erie by 1921, Lakes Michigan and Huron 
by 1936 and 1937, and Lake Superior by 1938. Sea lampreys were able to 
thrive once they invaded the Great Lakes because of the availability of 
excellent spawning and larval habitat, an abundance of host fish, a 
lack of predators, and their high reproductive potential--a single 
female can produce as many as 100,000 eggs.
    Service staff at the Marquette and Ludington biological stations 
fulfill U.S. obligations under the 1954 Convention on Great Lakes 
Fisheries between the United States and Canada and the Great Lakes 
Fishery Act of 1956. The Service works with State, Tribal, and other 
Federal agencies to monitor progress towards fish community objectives 
for sea lampreys in each of the Great Lakes, and also to develop and 
implement actions to achieve these objectives. Activities are closely 
coordinated with State, Tribal, and other Federal and provincial 
management agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private landowners, 
and the public. Our primary goal is to conduct ecologically sound and 
publicly acceptable integrated sea lamprey control.
    The Sea Lamprey Control Program (SLCP) maintains an internal 
database. In existence for more than 20 years, it contains information 
critical to the delivery and evaluation of an integrated control 
program to manage invasive sea lamprey populations in the five Great 
Lakes. The storage of data in this database not only documents the 
history of the SLCP since inception in 1953, but it also provides data 
to steer assessment and control of invasive sea lamprey populations in 
the Great Lakes in partnership with the GLFC. We provide annual 
population data to Federal and State regulatory agencies to inform 
critical evaluations used to issue permits to allow sea lamprey control 
actions. The SLCP database maintains the points of contact for 
landowners to request landowner permission to access their land for 
treatment. The Service collects basic contact information for the 
landowner (name, home address, phone number, cell phone number, and 
email address), along with whether they allow access to their land, 
methods of transportation allowed over the land, and whether the 
landowner irrigates the land.
    Title of Collection: Sea Lamprey Control Program.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-New.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Existing collection of information in use without 
an OMB Control Number.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals, private sector, and 
State/local/Tribal governments.

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    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 600.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 400.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 Minutes.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 150 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    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: May 27, 2020.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-11671 Filed 5-29-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4333-15-P