Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee and Flyway Council Meetings, 15957-15958 [2021-06144]

Download as PDF 15957 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 56 / Thursday, March 25, 2021 / Notices documents submitted to OMB for the information collection described in Section A. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice informs the public that HUD is seeking approval from OMB for the information collection described in Section A. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: SelfHelp Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). OMB Approval Number: 2506–0157. Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection. Form Number: HUD–424CB, HUD– 2880, HUD–2993, HUD–2995, HUD– 96011. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: This is a Information collection Number of respondents SF–424 ......................... HUD–424CB ................ HUD–424CBW ............. SF–LLL ......................... HUD–2880 ................... HUD–2993 ................... HUD–2995 ................... HUD–96011 ................. Applicant Eligibility ....... 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The information burden is generally greater for national organizations with numerous affiliates. Annual burden hours Hourly cost per response Annual cost 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 0.00 10.00 10.00 0.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 0.00 10.00 30.00 0.00 .50 .50 .50 .50 10.00 00.00 100.00 300.00 0.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 100.00 $0.00 69.75 69.75 0.00 69.75 69.75 69.75 69.75 69.75 $0.00 6,975.00 20,925.00 0.00 348.75.00 348.75.00 348.75.00 348.75.00 6,975.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 30.00 25.00 25.00 55.00 30.00 25.00 300.00 250.00 250.00 550.00 300.00 250.00 69.75 69.75 69.75 69.75 69.75 69.75 20,925.00 17,437.50 17,437.50 38,362.50 20,925.00 17,437.50 10.00 1.00 10.00 242.00 2,420.00 ........................ 168,795.00 B. Solicitation of Public Comments 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 proposed information collection for submission requirements under the SHOP Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). HUD requires information in order to ensure the eligibility of SHOP applicants and the compliance of SHOP proposals, to rate and rank SHOP applications, and to select applicants for grant awards. Information is collected on an annual basis from each applicant that responds to the SHOP NOFA. The SHOP NOFA requires applicants to submit specific forms and narrative responses. Respondents: National and regional non-profit self-help housing organizations (including consortia) that apply for funds in response to the SHOP NOFA. Jkt 253001 HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Authority: Section 3506 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. [Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2021–0030; FF09M22000–212–FXMB1231099BPP0] Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, James A. Jemison II, having reviewed and approved this document, is delegating the authority to electronically sign this document to submitter, Nacheshia Foxx, who is the Federal Register Liaison for HUD, for purposes of publication in the Federal Register. Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee and Flyway Council Meetings Nacheshia Foxx, Federal Liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. [FR Doc. 2021–06203 Filed 3–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service RIN 1018–BF07 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice; announcement of meetings. AGENCY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) Migratory Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) will conduct an open meeting on April 6, 2021, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2022– 2023 migratory bird hunting regulations. We will conduct a second SRC meeting SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1 15958 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 56 / Thursday, March 25, 2021 / Notices in September/October 2021 to review information on the status of migratory game birds and develop 2022–2023 migratory game bird regulation recommendations for these species. In accordance with departmental policy, these meetings are open to public observation. SRC meeting: The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be held April 6, 2021. The meeting will commence at approximately 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and is open for public observation. The Department of the Interior will post the September/October SRC meeting on the Service’s Migratory Bird Program website as a method to notify the public of these meetings in the future (https://www.fws.gov/birds/). This posting will occur at least 2 weeks before the meeting or as soon as practicable after the Service can schedule. Accommodation requests: Please submit all requests for meeting accommodations at least 7 days prior to the meeting date. See Meeting Accommodations, below, for more information. DATES: The SRC meeting will be conducted by video and telephonically with or without the aid of video technology. Meeting details with web links and telephone numbers will be posted at https://www.fws.gov/birds/ when they become available. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Richkus, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, MS: MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; (703) 358–1780. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712), the Service regulates the hunting of migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting regulations, located in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in part 20 (50 CFR part 20), annually. Through these regulations, we establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. Acknowledging regional differences in hunting conditions, the Service has administratively divided the Nation into four Flyways for the primary purpose of managing migratory game birds. Each Flyway (Atlantic, Mississippi, Central, and Pacific) has a Flyway Council, a formal organization generally composed of one member from each State and Province in that Flyway. The Flyway Councils, established through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, assist in researching and providing migratory game bird ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:52 Mar 24, 2021 Jkt 253001 management information for Federal, State, and Provincial governments, as well as private conservation entities and the public. The process for adopting the migratory game bird hunting regulations in 50 CFR part 20 is constrained by three primary factors. Legal and administrative considerations dictate how long the rulemaking process will last. Most importantly, however, the biological cycle of migratory game birds controls the timing of data-gathering activities and thus the dates on which these results are available for consideration and deliberation. For the regulatory cycle, Service biologists gather, analyze, and interpret biological survey data and provide this information to all those involved in the process through a series of published status reports and presentations to Flyway Councils and other interested parties. Because the Service is required to take abundance of migratory game birds and other factors into consideration, the Service undertakes a number of surveys throughout the year in conjunction with Service Regional Offices, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and State and Provincial wildlifemanagement agencies. To determine the appropriate frameworks for each species, we consider factors such as population size and trend, geographical distribution, annual breeding effort, condition of breeding and wintering habitat, number of hunters, and anticipated harvest. After frameworks are established for season lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting, States may select season dates, bag limits, and other regulatory options for the hunting seasons. States may always be more conservative in their selections than the Federal frameworks, but never more liberal. Upcoming Meetings The SRC will conduct an open meeting on April 6, 2021, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2022–2023 migratory bird hunting regulations. We will conduct a second SRC meeting in September/October 2021 to review information on the status of migratory game birds and develop 2022–2023 migratory game bird regulation recommendations for these species. In accordance with departmental policy, these meetings are open to public observation. In addition, Service representatives will be present at the individual meetings of the four Flyway Councils in February–March and again in August–October. We will provide the meeting dates, commencement times, and locations for the second SRC and PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Flyway Council meetings on our website at https://www.fws.gov/birds/ management/flyways.php as this information becomes available. Meeting Accommodations The Service is committed to providing access to the April 6, 2021, SRC meeting for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other accommodation needs to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT with your request by close of business on March 29, 2021. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Relay Service at 800–877–8339. Martha Williams, Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–06144 Filed 3–24–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [201A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900253G] Indian Gaming; Approval of TribalState Class III Gaming Compact in the State of North Carolina Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice publishes the approval of the Tribal-State Compact between the Catawba Indian Nation (Tribe) and the State of North Carolina (State). DATES: The compact takes effect on March 25, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula L. Hart, Director, Office of Indian Gaming, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary—Policy and Economic Development, Washington, DC 20240, (202) 219–4066. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under section 11 of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), Public Law 100– 497, 25 U.S.C. 2701 et seq., the Secretary of the Interior shall publish in the Federal Register notice of approved Tribal-State compacts for the purpose of engaging in Class III gaming activities on Indian lands. As required by 25 CFR 293.4, all compacts and amendments are subject to review and approval by the Secretary. The Compact permits various types of gaming, including raffles, video games, gaming machines, sports wagering and horse racing wagering, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25MRN1.SGM 25MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2021-0030; FF09M22000-212-FXMB1231099BPP0]
RIN 1018-BF07


Migratory Bird Hunting; Service Regulations Committee and Flyway 
Council Meetings

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; announcement of meetings.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service or we) Migratory 
Bird Regulations Committee (SRC) will conduct an open meeting on April 
6, 2021, to identify and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 
2022-2023 migratory bird hunting regulations. We will conduct a second 
SRC meeting

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in September/October 2021 to review information on the status of 
migratory game birds and develop 2022-2023 migratory game bird 
regulation recommendations for these species. In accordance with 
departmental policy, these meetings are open to public observation.

DATES: SRC meeting: The Service Regulations Committee meeting will be 
held April 6, 2021. The meeting will commence at approximately 12:00 
p.m. (Eastern Time) and is open for public observation. The Department 
of the Interior will post the September/October SRC meeting on the 
Service's Migratory Bird Program website as a method to notify the 
public of these meetings in the future (https://www.fws.gov/birds/). 
This posting will occur at least 2 weeks before the meeting or as soon 
as practicable after the Service can schedule.
    Accommodation requests: Please submit all requests for meeting 
accommodations at least 7 days prior to the meeting date. See Meeting 
Accommodations, below, for more information.

ADDRESSES: The SRC meeting will be conducted by video and 
telephonically with or without the aid of video technology. Meeting 
details with web links and telephone numbers will be posted at https://www.fws.gov/birds/ when they become available.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ken Richkus, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Department of the Interior, MS: MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3803; (703) 358-1780.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the authority of the Migratory Bird 
Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712), the Service regulates the hunting of 
migratory game birds. We update the migratory game bird hunting 
regulations, located in title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in 
part 20 (50 CFR part 20), annually. Through these regulations, we 
establish the frameworks, or outside limits, for season lengths, bag 
limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting. Acknowledging 
regional differences in hunting conditions, the Service has 
administratively divided the Nation into four Flyways for the primary 
purpose of managing migratory game birds. Each Flyway (Atlantic, 
Mississippi, Central, and Pacific) has a Flyway Council, a formal 
organization generally composed of one member from each State and 
Province in that Flyway. The Flyway Councils, established through the 
Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, assist in researching and 
providing migratory game bird management information for Federal, 
State, and Provincial governments, as well as private conservation 
entities and the public.
    The process for adopting the migratory game bird hunting 
regulations in 50 CFR part 20 is constrained by three primary factors. 
Legal and administrative considerations dictate how long the rulemaking 
process will last. Most importantly, however, the biological cycle of 
migratory game birds controls the timing of data-gathering activities 
and thus the dates on which these results are available for 
consideration and deliberation.
    For the regulatory cycle, Service biologists gather, analyze, and 
interpret biological survey data and provide this information to all 
those involved in the process through a series of published status 
reports and presentations to Flyway Councils and other interested 
parties. Because the Service is required to take abundance of migratory 
game birds and other factors into consideration, the Service undertakes 
a number of surveys throughout the year in conjunction with Service 
Regional Offices, the Canadian Wildlife Service, and State and 
Provincial wildlife-management agencies. To determine the appropriate 
frameworks for each species, we consider factors such as population 
size and trend, geographical distribution, annual breeding effort, 
condition of breeding and wintering habitat, number of hunters, and 
anticipated harvest. After frameworks are established for season 
lengths, bag limits, and areas for migratory game bird hunting, States 
may select season dates, bag limits, and other regulatory options for 
the hunting seasons. States may always be more conservative in their 
selections than the Federal frameworks, but never more liberal.

Upcoming Meetings

    The SRC will conduct an open meeting on April 6, 2021, to identify 
and discuss preliminary issues concerning the 2022-2023 migratory bird 
hunting regulations. We will conduct a second SRC meeting in September/
October 2021 to review information on the status of migratory game 
birds and develop 2022-2023 migratory game bird regulation 
recommendations for these species. In accordance with departmental 
policy, these meetings are open to public observation. In addition, 
Service representatives will be present at the individual meetings of 
the four Flyway Councils in February-March and again in August-October. 
We will provide the meeting dates, commencement times, and locations 
for the second SRC and Flyway Council meetings on our website at 
https://www.fws.gov/birds/management/flyways.php as this information 
becomes available.

Meeting Accommodations

    The Service is committed to providing access to the April 6, 2021, 
SRC meeting for all participants. Please direct all requests for sign 
language interpreting services, closed captioning, or other 
accommodation needs to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT with your request by close of business on March 29, 2021. If 
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call the 
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339.

Martha Williams,
Principal Deputy Director, Exercising the Delegated Authority of the 
Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-06144 Filed 3-24-21; 8:45 am]
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