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[FR Doc. 2022–00128 Filed 1–7–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–ES–2021–N211; FF09E20000 FXES1111090FEDR 212; OMB Control Number 1018–0119] Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions 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 February 9, 2022. ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request (ICR) within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘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 (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– 0119 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 http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1179 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 20, 2021, we published in the Federal Register (86 FR 27461) 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 19, 2021. We received the following comment in response to that notice: Comment 1: Email dated July 19, 2021, from Thomas R. Jones, Amphibians and Reptiles Program Manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department. Mr. Jones confirmed the Service’s time burden estimates are accurate. Agency Response to Comment 1: The commenter agreed with our time burden estimates, so we did not make any changes to the estimates. 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 E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 1180 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 6 / Monday, January 10, 2022 / Notices 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: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) outlines the process by which we can list a species as a threatened species or an endangered species. When we consider whether to list a species, the ESA requires us to take into account the efforts made by any State or any political subdivision of a State to protect such species. We also take into account the efforts made by other entities. States or other entities often formalize conservation efforts in conservation agreements, conservation plans, management plans, or similar documents. The conservation efforts recommended or described in such documents could prevent some species from becoming so imperiled that they meet the definition of a threatened species or an endangered species under the ESA. The Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions (PECE) (68 FR 15100, March 28, 2003) encourages the development of conservation agreements or plans and provides the standard that an individual conservation effort must meet in order for us to consider whether it is likely to make a difference in a species’ status. PECE applies to formalized conservation efforts that have not been implemented or have been implemented but have not yet demonstrated if they are effective at the time of a listing decision. Under PECE, formalized conservation efforts are defined as conservation efforts (specific actions, activities, or programs designed to eliminate or reduce threats or otherwise improve the status of a species) identified in a conservation agreement, conservation plan, management plan, or similar document. To assist us in evaluating whether a formalized conservation effort meets the standard under PECE, we collect information such as conservation Estimated number of annual respondents Activity Average number of submissions each plans, monitoring results, and progress reports. The development of any agreement or plan is voluntary. The PECE is posted on our Candidate Conservation website at http:// www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/ pdf/PECE-final.pdf. Title of Collection: Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions (PECE). OMB Control Number: 1018–0119. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved collection. Respondents/Affected Public: Primarily State, local, or Tribal governments. However, individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit organizations also could develop agreements/plans or may agree to implement certain conservation efforts identified in a State agreement or plan. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. Frequency of Collection: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None. Estimated number of annual responses Completion time per response (hours) Estimated annual burden hours PECE—Reporting Individuals .............................................. Private Sector ........................................ Government ........................................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 120 120 120 120 120 120 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 600 600 600 600 600 600 PECE—Monitoring Individuals .............................................. Private Sector ........................................ Government ........................................... khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES PECE—Development of Conservation Plan/Agreement (One-time Burden) Individuals .............................................. Private Sector ........................................ Government ........................................... 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 Totals .............................................. 9 .............................. 9 .............................. 8,160 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2021-N211; FF09E20000 FXES1111090FEDR 212; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0119]


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Policy for 
Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making Listing Decisions

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 
February 9, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by 
selecting ``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 (JAO/3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, 
VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to [email protected]. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1018-0119 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 http://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 20, 2021, we published in the Federal Register (86 FR 27461) 
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 19, 2021. We received the following comment in response to that 
notice:
    Comment 1: Email dated July 19, 2021, from Thomas R. Jones, 
Amphibians and Reptiles Program Manager, Arizona Game and Fish 
Department. Mr. Jones confirmed the Service's time burden estimates are 
accurate.
    Agency Response to Comment 1: The commenter agreed with our time 
burden estimates, so we did not make any changes to the estimates.
    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

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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: Section 4 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 
1531 et seq.) outlines the process by which we can list a species as a 
threatened species or an endangered species. When we consider whether 
to list a species, the ESA requires us to take into account the efforts 
made by any State or any political subdivision of a State to protect 
such species. We also take into account the efforts made by other 
entities. States or other entities often formalize conservation efforts 
in conservation agreements, conservation plans, management plans, or 
similar documents. The conservation efforts recommended or described in 
such documents could prevent some species from becoming so imperiled 
that they meet the definition of a threatened species or an endangered 
species under the ESA.
    The Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts When Making 
Listing Decisions (PECE) (68 FR 15100, March 28, 2003) encourages the 
development of conservation agreements or plans and provides the 
standard that an individual conservation effort must meet in order for 
us to consider whether it is likely to make a difference in a species' 
status. PECE applies to formalized conservation efforts that have not 
been implemented or have been implemented but have not yet demonstrated 
if they are effective at the time of a listing decision.
    Under PECE, formalized conservation efforts are defined as 
conservation efforts (specific actions, activities, or programs 
designed to eliminate or reduce threats or otherwise improve the status 
of a species) identified in a conservation agreement, conservation 
plan, management plan, or similar document. To assist us in evaluating 
whether a formalized conservation effort meets the standard under PECE, 
we collect information such as conservation plans, monitoring results, 
and progress reports. The development of any agreement or plan is 
voluntary. The PECE is posted on our Candidate Conservation website at 
http://www.fws.gov/endangered/esa-library/pdf/PECE-final.pdf.
    Title of Collection: Policy for Evaluation of Conservation Efforts 
When Making Listing Decisions (PECE).
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0119.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of a currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Primarily State, local, or Tribal 
governments. However, individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit 
organizations also could develop agreements/plans or may agree to 
implement certain conservation efforts identified in a State agreement 
or plan.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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                                                            Estimated number                      Estimated number   Completion time
                         Activity                              of annual      Average number of      of annual         per response     Estimated annual
                                                              respondents      submissions each      responses           (hours)          burden hours
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PECE--Reporting
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Individuals..............................................                  1                  1                  1                120                120
Private Sector...........................................                  1                  1                  1                120                120
Government...............................................                  1                  1                  1                120                120
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PECE--Monitoring
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Individuals..............................................                  1                  1                  1                600                600
Private Sector...........................................                  1                  1                  1                600                600
Government...............................................                  1                  1                  1                600                600
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PECE--Development of Conservation Plan/Agreement (One-time Burden)
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Individuals..............................................                  1                  1                  1              2,000              2,000
Private Sector...........................................                  1                  1                  1              2,000              2,000
Government...............................................                  1                  1                  1              2,000              2,000
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Totals...............................................                  9  .................                  9  .................              8,160
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    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. 2022-00139 Filed 1-7-22; 8:45 am]
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