Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings, 58091-58092 [2021-22805]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices announcing the permit issuance by searching https://www.regulations.gov for the permit number listed above in this document. For example, to find information about the potential issuance of Permit No. 12345A, you would go to https://www.regulations.gov and search for ‘‘12345A’’. V. Authority We issue this notice under the authority of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and its implementing regulations. Brenda Tapia, Supervisor Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2021–22818 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–MB–2021–0111; FF09M22000– 223–FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control Number 1018–0067] Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings 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 to renew an information collection. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before December 20, 2021. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) by one of the following methods: • Internet (preferred): https:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2021– 0111. • Email: Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please reference Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1018– 0067 in the subject line of your comments. • U.S. Mail: Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB (JAO/3W), Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2021–0111, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 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. Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 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 ICR. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58091 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 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA, 16 U.S.C. 703, et seq.) prohibits the unauthorized take of migratory birds and authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to regulate take of migratory birds in the United States. Under this authority, we control the hunting of migratory game birds through regulations in 50 CFR part 20. On January 1, 1991, we banned lead shot for hunting waterfowl and coots in the United States. This is a non-form collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 20.134 outline the application and approval process for new types of nontoxic shot. When considering approval of a candidate material as nontoxic, we must ensure that it is not hazardous in the environment and that secondary exposure (ingestion of spent shot or its components) is not a hazard to migratory birds. To make that decision, we require each applicant to provide information about the solubility and toxicity of the candidate material. Additionally, for law enforcement purposes, a noninvasive field detection device must be available to distinguish candidate shot from lead shot. This information constitutes the bulk of an application for approval of nontoxic shot. The Director uses the data in the application to decide whether to approve a material as nontoxic. Title of Collection: Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings (50 CFR 20.134). OMB Control Number: 1018–0067. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Businesses that produce and/or market approved nontoxic shot types or nontoxic shot coatings. Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1. Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3,200 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,200 hours. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 58092 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 200 / Wednesday, October 20, 2021 / Notices Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $26,630 ($1,630 application processing fee and $25,000 for solubility testing). 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. 2021–22805 Filed 10–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–ES–2021–N197; FXES11130100000–212–FF01E00000] Endangered Species; Receipt of Recovery Permit Applications AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comments. ACTION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, have received applications for permits to conduct activities intended to enhance the propagation and survival of endangered species under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. We invite the public and local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies to comment on these applications. Before issuing the requested permits, we will take into consideration any information that we lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: receive during the public comment period. DATES: We must receive your written comments on or before November 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Document availability and comment submission: Submit a request for a copy of the application and related documents and submit any comments by one of the following methods. All requests and comments should specify the applicant name and application number (e.g., Dana Ross, PER0001705): • Email: permitsR1ES@fws.gov. • U.S. Mail: Marilet Zablan, Regional Program Manager, Restoration and Endangered Species Classification, Ecological Services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland Regional Office, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4181. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Colleen Henson, Regional Recovery Permit Coordinator, Ecological Services, (503) 231–6131 (phone); permitsR1ES@ fws.gov (email). Individuals who are hearing or speech impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 for TTY assistance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, invite the public to comment on applications for permits under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The requested permits would allow the applicants to conduct activities intended to promote recovery of species that are listed as endangered under the ESA. Background With some exceptions, the ESA prohibits activities that constitute take of listed species unless a Federal permit is issued that allows such activity. The ESA’s definition of ‘‘take’’ includes such activities as pursuing, harassing, trapping, capturing, or collecting, in addition to hunting, shooting, harming, wounding, or killing. A recovery permit issued by us under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the ESA authorizes the permittee to conduct activities with endangered or threatened species for scientific purposes that promote recovery or for enhancement of propagation or survival of the species. These activities often include such prohibited actions as capture and collection. Our regulations implementing section 10(a)(1)(A) for these permits are found in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 17.22 for endangered wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.32 for threatened wildlife species, 50 CFR 17.62 for endangered plant species, and 50 CFR 17.72 for threatened plant species. Permit Applications Available for Review and Comment Proposed activities in the following permit requests are for the recovery and enhancement of propagation or survival of the species in the wild. The ESA requires that we invite public comment before issuing these permits. Accordingly, we invite local, State, Tribal, and Federal agencies and the public to submit written data, views, or arguments with respect to these applications. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are those supported by quantitative information or studies. Application No. Applicant, city, state Species Location Take activity PER0020873 .. Hawaii Division of Forestry and Wildlife, Honolulu, HI. Lanai tree snail (Partulina semicarinata and P. variabilis), Newcomb’s tree snail (Newcombia cumingi), Oahu tree snails (Achatinella spp.). Hawaii ........... Euthanasia of captive diseased snails to prevent pathogen and parasite spread between individuals and identification of parasite/disease causing agent. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Oct 19, 2021 Jkt 256001 PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20OCN1.SGM 20OCN1 Permit action Amend.

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 200 (Wednesday, October 20, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58091-58092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-22805]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-MB-2021-0111; FF09M22000-223-FXMB1231099BPP0; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0067]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Approval Procedures for 
Nontoxic Shot and Shot Coatings

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 to renew an 
information collection.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
December 20, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by one of the following methods:
     Internet (preferred): https://www.regulations.gov. Follow 
the instructions for submitting comments on Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2021-
0111.
     Email: [email protected]. Please reference Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 1018-0067 in the subject 
line of your comments.
     U.S. Mail: Service Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: PRB 
(JAO/3W), Docket No. FWS-HQ-MB-2021-0111, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.

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. Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 
assistance.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) 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 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 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA, 16 U.S.C. 703, et 
seq.) prohibits the unauthorized take of migratory birds and authorizes 
the Secretary of the Interior to regulate take of migratory birds in 
the United States. Under this authority, we control the hunting of 
migratory game birds through regulations in 50 CFR part 20. On January 
1, 1991, we banned lead shot for hunting waterfowl and coots in the 
United States.
    This is a non-form collection. Regulations at 50 CFR 20.134 outline 
the application and approval process for new types of nontoxic shot. 
When considering approval of a candidate material as nontoxic, we must 
ensure that it is not hazardous in the environment and that secondary 
exposure (ingestion of spent shot or its components) is not a hazard to 
migratory birds. To make that decision, we require each applicant to 
provide information about the solubility and toxicity of the candidate 
material. Additionally, for law enforcement purposes, a noninvasive 
field detection device must be available to distinguish candidate shot 
from lead shot. This information constitutes the bulk of an application 
for approval of nontoxic shot. The Director uses the data in the 
application to decide whether to approve a material as nontoxic.
    Title of Collection: Approval Procedures for Nontoxic Shot and Shot 
Coatings (50 CFR 20.134).
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0067.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Businesses that produce and/or market 
approved nontoxic shot types or nontoxic shot coatings.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Respondents: 1.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 1.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 3,200 hours.
    Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 3,200 hours.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $26,630 ($1,630 
application processing fee and $25,000 for solubility testing).
    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. 2021-22805 Filed 10-19-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4333-15-P