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Download as PDF jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices Information Collection Requirement Title: Military Severely Injured Joint Support Operations Center (MSIJSOC) and Travel Protocol Office (TPO) Programs. Type of Request: Extension. OMB Control Number: 1652–0069. Form(s): TSA Form 412, Travel Support Request and TSA Form 417 Screening Assistance Notification. Affected Public: Wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, foreign dignitaries, accredited Ambassadors to the United States, and other travelers requiring an escort through the airport security screening process. Abstract: The Helping Heroes Fly Act directs TSA to develop and implement a process to support and facilitate the ease of travel and, to the extent possible, provide expedited passenger screening services for severely injured or disabled members of the Armed Forces and severely injured or disabled veterans through passenger screening. See sec. 2 of the Helping Heroes Fly Act, Public Law 113–27 (127 Stat. 503; Aug. 9, 2013) as amended and codified at 49 U.S.C. 44927. Consistent with these requirements, TSA established the MSIJSOC program to support and facilitate the movement of wounded warriors, severely injured military personnel, and severely injured or disabled veterans. Under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), TSA is responsible for security in all modes of transportation including screening operations for passenger air transportation and for carrying out such other duties relating to the transportation security as it considers appropriate. See sec. 101(a) of the ATSA, Public Law 107–71 (115 Stat. 597; Nov. 19, 2001) as codified at 49 U.S.C. 114. Under ATSA, TSA established the Travel Protocol Office (TPO) Programs to assist foreign dignitaries, accredited Ambassadors to the United States, and other travelers requiring an escort through the airport security screening process. To implement the MSIJSCO and TPO programs, TSA must collect the passenger’s name, flight itinerary (scheduled flight departure and arrival information), and contact information to successfully facilitate movements through the screening process at U.S. airports and its territories. TSA shares this information with airports on the passenger’s itinerary to coordinate efforts, to synchronize seamless transitions with the affected parties, and protect security operations. Number of Respondents: 8,456. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 705 hours annually. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dated: August 20, 2021. Christina A. Walsh, TSA Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2021–18362 Filed 8–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–05–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–WSFR–2021–N179; FVWF97820900000–XXX–FF09W13000 and FVWF54200900000–XXX–FFO9W13000; OMB Control Number 1018–0088] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and WildlifeAssociated Recreation (FHWAR) Contests Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before September 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by clicking on the link ‘‘Currently under Review— Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO/3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041– 3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@ fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control Number 1018–0088 in the subject line of your comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 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. You may also view the information collection request (ICR) at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47655 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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. On May 14, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 28972) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on July 13, 2020. We received the following comments in response to that notice: Comment 1: Email comment received on May 15, 2020, from Jean Public; however, her comment did not address the information collection requirements. Agency Response to Comment 1: No response required. Comment 2: Email comment received on July 9, 2020, from Holly Huchko, Endangered Species Act Program Specialist/Sport Fish Restoration Coordinator, on behalf of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Ms. Huchko emphasized that the national data generated by the FHWAR are invaluable for assessing engagement in and spending on outdoor recreation in Oregon. She stated that the FHWAR survey is also essential to USFWS WSFR program and ODFW, since coastal States must obligate Sport Fish Restoration program grant funds so that the ratio is equal to the resident marine and freshwater anglers (50 CFR 80.65– 66). Ms. Huchko shared the understanding that for the 2022 and future FHWAR surveys, States will need to pay for State level data if desired, though USFWS will continue to provide the freshwater/saltwater percent of resident anglers in coastal States at no cost. This information may be used for determining the Sport Fish Restoration saltwater/freshwater split. Ms. Huchko’s understanding is accurate. Finally, Ms. Huchko urged that the FHWAR continue to be administered in both mail and digital (web) modes, so as to reduce barriers to participation. Agency Response to Comment 2: The methodology for the 2022 FHWAR, described above, is responsive to the needs identified in Ms. Huchko’s comments. Oregon and other coastal States will continue to receive data on the number of freshwater/saltwater SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 47656 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices anglers within their respective State, free of cost. The 2022 FHWAR will also be fielded in both mail and web modes. Comment 3: Email comment received on July 10, 2020, from Adam Kreger, Martha C. Nussbaum Fellow—Wildlife Law Program, on behalf of Friends of Animals: On behalf of Friends of Animals, Mr. Kreger endorsed the FHWAR data collection. He pointed to trends in decreasing participation in hunting, evolving views on hunting and fishing among Americans, and the need to gather reliable data on these topics. Kreger argues that FWS and State agencies should use the FHWAR and other surveys to assess ‘‘future needs and demands’’—namely, in the areas of wildlife observation and photography. Agency Response to Comment 3: The FHWAR questionnaires will systematically collect information about three major activities: Fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching. Our processes and questionnaires devote equal emphasis to each of these three major activities. The survey defines wildlife watching as taking a special interest in observing or viewing wildlife through any of the following activities: • Closely observing wildlife or trying to identify types of wildlife you did not know; • Photographing wildlife; • Feeding birds or other wildlife; • Maintaining natural areas such as wooded lots, hedgerows, or open fields of at least one-quarter acre for the benefit of wildlife, not including farmland; • Maintaining plantings such as shrubs or agricultural crops for the benefit of wildlife; and • Visiting parks and natural areas to observe, photograph, or feed wildlife. The data from these items will allow for analyses of trends in wildlife watching among Americans, including but not limited to wildlife observation and photography. Similarly, detailed questions about hunting and fishing will allow for trend analysis surrounding those major activities. As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 (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. 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 information collected for the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) assists the Fish and Wildlife Service in administering the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration grant programs. The 2022 FHWAR survey will provide up-to-date information on the uses and demands for wildlife-related recreation resources and a basis for developing and evaluating programs and projects to meet existing and future needs. We collect the information in conjunction with carrying out our responsibilities under the DingellJohnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777–777m) and the PittmanRobertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669–669i). Under these acts, as amended, we provide approximately $1 billion in grants annually to States for projects that support sport fish and wildlife management and restoration, including: • Improvement of fish and wildlife habitats, • Fishing and boating access, • Fish stocking, and • Hunting and fishing opportunities. We also provide grants for aquatic education and hunter education, maintenance of completed projects, and research into problems affecting fish and wildlife resources. These projects help to ensure that the American people have adequate opportunities for fish and wildlife recreation. We conduct the PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 survey about every 5 years. The 2022 FHWAR survey will be the 14th conducted since 1955. We sponsor the survey at the States’ request, which is made through the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. We contract with the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, which collects the information using internet, telephone, or mail-in paperand-pencil instrument (PAPI). Respondents are invited to take the survey with a mailed letter. NORC will select a sample of sportspersons and wildlife watchers from a household screen and conduct three detailed interviews during the survey year. The survey collects information on the number of days of participation, species of animals sought, and expenditures for trips and equipment. Information on the characteristics of participants includes age, income, sex, education, race, and State of residence. The Wave 3 Freshwater/Saltwater Ratio Questionnaire is designed to get freshwater and saltwater fishing data for coastal states. The Wildlife and Sportfish Restoration Program is required to divide fishing management funds according to the ratio of freshwater and saltwater anglers in each coastal state. Federal and State agencies use information from the survey to make policy decisions related to fish and wildlife restoration and management. Participation patterns and trend information help identify present and future needs and demands. Land management agencies use the data on expenditures and participation to assess the value of wildlife-related recreational uses of natural resources. Wildliferelated recreation expenditure information is used to estimate the impact on the economy and to support the dedication of tax revenues for fish and wildlife restoration programs. Title of Collection: National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and WildlifeAssociated Recreation (FHWAR). OMB Control Number: 1018–0088. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Frequency of Collection: Screener data collection will be conducted from January through March 2022. The first detailed sportsperson and wildlifewatcher interviews will be conducted in May 2022. The second detailed interviews will be conducted in September 2022. The third and final detailed interviews will be conducted in January 2023. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 47657 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 163 / Thursday, August 26, 2021 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Estimated number of household responses Activity 2022 Screener Survey: Screener: Web ...................................................................................................................... Screener: Phone ................................................................................................................... Screener: PAPI ..................................................................................................................... 2022 Wave 1 Survey: Wave Questionnaires: Web .................................................................................................. Wave Questionnaires: Phone ............................................................................................... Wave Questionnaires: PAPI ................................................................................................. 2022 Wave 2 Survey: Wave Questionnaires: Web .................................................................................................. Wave Questionnaires: Phone ............................................................................................... Wave Questionnaires: PAPI ................................................................................................. 2022 Wave 3 Survey: Wave Questionnaires: Web .................................................................................................. Wave Questionnaires: Phone ............................................................................................... Wave Questionnaires: PAPI ................................................................................................. Wave 3 Fishing Only Questionnaire .................................................................................... Grand Total ................................................................................................................... Median completion time per response (minutes) Estimated burden hours * 27,639 1,000 31,361 9 15 10 4,146 250 5,227 43,068 833 6,972 13 22 14 9,331 305 1,627 32,173 833 3,645 13 22 14 6,971 305 851 46,773 950 11,811 13,500 13 22 14 3 10,134 348 2,756 675 220,558 ........................ 42,926 * Rounded. 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.). Madonna Baucum, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2021–18359 Filed 8–25–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NERO–GATE–31812; PPNEGATEB0, PPMVSCS1Z.Y00000] Request for Nominations for the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee National Park Service, Interior. Request for nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Department of the Interior, is requesting nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Gateway National Recreation Area Fort Hancock 21st Century Advisory Committee (Committee). DATES: Written nominations must be received by October 25, 2021. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Daphne Yun, U.S. Department of the jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Aug 25, 2021 Jkt 253001 Interior, National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Office of the Superintendent, 210 New York Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10305, or email daphne_yun@nps.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daphne Yun, U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Gateway National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook Unit, 26 Hudson Road, Highlands, New Jersey 07732, or email at daphne_yun@ nps.gov, or telephone at (732) 872–5908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee was established by authority of the Secretary of the Interior under 54 U.S.C. 100906, and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The purpose of the Committee is to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of the NPS, on the development of a reuse plan and on matters relating to future uses of certain buildings at the Fort Hancock Historic District, located within the Sandy Hook Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. The Committee consists of representatives from among, but not limited to, the following interest groups to represent a range of interests concerned with the management of Fort Hancock within the park and its impact on the local area: The natural resource community, the business community, the cultural resource community, the real estate community, the recreation community, the education community, the scientific community, and hospitality organizations. The Committee will also include PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 representatives from the following municipalities: Borough of Highlands, Borough of Sea Bright, Borough of Rumson, Middletown Township, Monmouth County Freeholders, and Borough of Monmouth Beach. We are currently seeking members to represent all categories. Nominations should be typed and should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee’s qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the Committee and permit the Department to contact a potential member. All documentation, including letters of recommendation, must be compiled and submitted in one complete package. All those interested in membership, including current members whose terms are expiring, must follow the same nomination process. Members may not appoint deputies or alternates. Members of the Committee serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Committee as approved by the NPS, members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed such expenses under section 5703 of title 5 of the United States Code. E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[FWS-HQ-WSFR-2021-N179; FVWF97820900000-XXX-FF09W13000 and 
FVWF54200900000-XXX-FFO9W13000; OMB Control Number 1018-0088]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; National 
Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) 
Contests

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 (PRA), 
we, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing to 
reinstate a previously approved information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
September 27, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by clicking on the link ``Currently under 
Review--Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function. 
Please provide a copy of your comments to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/
PERMA (JAO/3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); 
or by email to [email protected]. Please reference OMB Control Number 
1018-0088 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at [email protected], 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. You may also view the information collection request (ICR) 
at https://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and 5 CFR 1320.8(d)(1), 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.
    On May 14, 2020, we published in the Federal Register (85 FR 28972) 
a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this information 
collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending 
on July 13, 2020. We received the following comments in response to 
that notice:
    Comment 1: Email comment received on May 15, 2020, from Jean 
Public; however, her comment did not address the information collection 
requirements.
    Agency Response to Comment 1: No response required.
    Comment 2: Email comment received on July 9, 2020, from Holly 
Huchko, Endangered Species Act Program Specialist/Sport Fish 
Restoration Coordinator, on behalf of the Oregon Department of Fish and 
Wildlife (ODFW):
    Ms. Huchko emphasized that the national data generated by the FHWAR 
are invaluable for assessing engagement in and spending on outdoor 
recreation in Oregon. She stated that the FHWAR survey is also 
essential to USFWS WSFR program and ODFW, since coastal States must 
obligate Sport Fish Restoration program grant funds so that the ratio 
is equal to the resident marine and freshwater anglers (50 CFR 80.65-
66). Ms. Huchko shared the understanding that for the 2022 and future 
FHWAR surveys, States will need to pay for State level data if desired, 
though USFWS will continue to provide the freshwater/saltwater percent 
of resident anglers in coastal States at no cost. This information may 
be used for determining the Sport Fish Restoration saltwater/freshwater 
split. Ms. Huchko's understanding is accurate. Finally, Ms. Huchko 
urged that the FHWAR continue to be administered in both mail and 
digital (web) modes, so as to reduce barriers to participation.
    Agency Response to Comment 2: The methodology for the 2022 FHWAR, 
described above, is responsive to the needs identified in Ms. Huchko's 
comments. Oregon and other coastal States will continue to receive data 
on the number of freshwater/saltwater

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anglers within their respective State, free of cost. The 2022 FHWAR 
will also be fielded in both mail and web modes.
    Comment 3: Email comment received on July 10, 2020, from Adam 
Kreger, Martha C. Nussbaum Fellow--Wildlife Law Program, on behalf of 
Friends of Animals:
    On behalf of Friends of Animals, Mr. Kreger endorsed the FHWAR data 
collection. He pointed to trends in decreasing participation in 
hunting, evolving views on hunting and fishing among Americans, and the 
need to gather reliable data on these topics. Kreger argues that FWS 
and State agencies should use the FHWAR and other surveys to assess 
``future needs and demands''--namely, in the areas of wildlife 
observation and photography.
    Agency Response to Comment 3: The FHWAR questionnaires will 
systematically collect information about three major activities: 
Fishing, hunting, and wildlife watching. Our processes and 
questionnaires devote equal emphasis to each of these three major 
activities.
    The survey defines wildlife watching as taking a special interest 
in observing or viewing wildlife through any of the following 
activities:
     Closely observing wildlife or trying to identify types of 
wildlife you did not know;
     Photographing wildlife;
     Feeding birds or other wildlife;
     Maintaining natural areas such as wooded lots, hedgerows, 
or open fields of at least one-quarter acre for the benefit of 
wildlife, not including farmland;
     Maintaining plantings such as shrubs or agricultural crops 
for the benefit of wildlife; and
     Visiting parks and natural areas to observe, photograph, 
or feed wildlife.
    The data from these items will allow for analyses of trends in 
wildlife watching among Americans, including but not limited to 
wildlife observation and photography. Similarly, detailed questions 
about hunting and fishing will allow for trend analysis surrounding 
those major activities.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we are again soliciting comments from the public and other 
Federal agencies on the proposed ICR that is described below. 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. 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 information collected for the National Survey of 
Fishing, Hunting and Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR) assists the 
Fish and Wildlife Service in administering the Wildlife and Sport Fish 
Restoration grant programs. The 2022 FHWAR survey will provide up-to-
date information on the uses and demands for wildlife-related 
recreation resources and a basis for developing and evaluating programs 
and projects to meet existing and future needs.
    We collect the information in conjunction with carrying out our 
responsibilities under the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act 
(16 U.S.C. 777-777m) and the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act 
(16 U.S.C. 669-669i). Under these acts, as amended, we provide 
approximately $1 billion in grants annually to States for projects that 
support sport fish and wildlife management and restoration, including:
     Improvement of fish and wildlife habitats,
     Fishing and boating access,
     Fish stocking, and
     Hunting and fishing opportunities.
    We also provide grants for aquatic education and hunter education, 
maintenance of completed projects, and research into problems affecting 
fish and wildlife resources. These projects help to ensure that the 
American people have adequate opportunities for fish and wildlife 
recreation. We conduct the survey about every 5 years. The 2022 FHWAR 
survey will be the 14th conducted since 1955. We sponsor the survey at 
the States' request, which is made through the Association of Fish and 
Wildlife Agencies. We contract with the National Opinion Research 
Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago, which collects the 
information using internet, telephone, or mail-in paper-and-pencil 
instrument (PAPI).
    Respondents are invited to take the survey with a mailed letter. 
NORC will select a sample of sportspersons and wildlife watchers from a 
household screen and conduct three detailed interviews during the 
survey year. The survey collects information on the number of days of 
participation, species of animals sought, and expenditures for trips 
and equipment. Information on the characteristics of participants 
includes age, income, sex, education, race, and State of residence. The 
Wave 3 Freshwater/Saltwater Ratio Questionnaire is designed to get 
freshwater and saltwater fishing data for coastal states. The Wildlife 
and Sportfish Restoration Program is required to divide fishing 
management funds according to the ratio of freshwater and saltwater 
anglers in each coastal state.
    Federal and State agencies use information from the survey to make 
policy decisions related to fish and wildlife restoration and 
management. Participation patterns and trend information help identify 
present and future needs and demands. Land management agencies use the 
data on expenditures and participation to assess the value of wildlife-
related recreational uses of natural resources. Wildlife-related 
recreation expenditure information is used to estimate the impact on 
the economy and to support the dedication of tax revenues for fish and 
wildlife restoration programs.
    Title of Collection: National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and 
Wildlife-Associated Recreation (FHWAR).
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0088.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Individuals/households.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: Screener data collection will be conducted 
from January through March 2022. The first detailed sportsperson and 
wildlife-watcher interviews will be conducted in May 2022. The second 
detailed interviews will be conducted in September 2022. The third and 
final detailed interviews will be conducted in January 2023.

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    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                                                      Median
                                                                     Estimated      completion
                            Activity                                 number of       time per        Estimated
                                                                     household       response     burden hours *
                                                                     responses       (minutes)
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2022 Screener Survey:
    Screener: Web...............................................          27,639               9           4,146
    Screener: Phone.............................................           1,000              15             250
    Screener: PAPI..............................................          31,361              10           5,227
2022 Wave 1 Survey:
    Wave Questionnaires: Web....................................          43,068              13           9,331
    Wave Questionnaires: Phone..................................             833              22             305
    Wave Questionnaires: PAPI...................................           6,972              14           1,627
2022 Wave 2 Survey:
    Wave Questionnaires: Web....................................          32,173              13           6,971
    Wave Questionnaires: Phone..................................             833              22             305
    Wave Questionnaires: PAPI...................................           3,645              14             851
2022 Wave 3 Survey:
    Wave Questionnaires: Web....................................          46,773              13          10,134
    Wave Questionnaires: Phone..................................             950              22             348
    Wave Questionnaires: PAPI...................................          11,811              14           2,756
    Wave 3 Fishing Only Questionnaire...........................          13,500               3             675
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        Grand Total.............................................         220,558  ..............          42,926
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* Rounded.

    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.).

Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-18359 Filed 8-25-21; 8:45 am]
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