[Federal Register: June 3, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 106)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has submitted the
collection of information listed below to OMB for approval under the
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. A copy of the information
collection requirement is included in this notice. If you wish to
obtain copies of the proposed information collection requirement,
related forms, and explanatory material, contact the Service
Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address listed below.
DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove information
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum
consideration, you must submit comments on or before July 6, 1999.
ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the requirement to the Office of
Management and Budget, Attention: Department of the Interior Desk
Officer, 725 17th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503, and to Rebecca
Mullin, Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, ms 222-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information
collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact
Rebecca A. Mullin at (703)358-2287, or electronically to
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which implement provisions of the
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), require that
interested members of the public and affected agencies have an
opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping
activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(We) has submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of the
collection of information for the Mourning Dove Call-Count Survey. We
are requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information
collection activity. A previous 60-day notice on this information
collection requirement was published in the February 16, 1999 (64 FR
7660) Federal Register inviting public comment. No comments on the
previous notice were received as of April 20, 1999. This notice
provides an additional 30 days in which to comment on the following
Federal agencies 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 OMB control number for this
collection of information is 1018-0010.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-711) and Fish and
Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742d) designate the Department of the
Interior as the key agency responsible for the wise management of
migratory bird populations frequenting the United States and for the
setting of hunting regulations that allow appropriate harvests that are
within the guidelines that will allow for those populations' well
being. These responsibilities dictate the gathering of accurate data on
various characteristics of migratory bird populations. The Mourning
Dove Call-Count Survey is an essential part of the migratory bird
management program. The survey is a cooperative effort between us and
State wildlife agencies. It is conducted each spring by State and
Service biologists to provide the necessary data to determine the
population status of the mourning dove. The survey results are then
used to help guide us and the States in the annual promulgation of
regulations for hunting mourning doves. Survey data are also used to
plan and evaluate dove management programs and provide specific
information necessary for dove research. If this survey were not used,
there would be no way to determine the population status of mourning
doves prior to setting regulations.
Title: Mourning Dove Call-Count Survey.
Approval Number: 1018-0010.
Service Form Number: 3-159.
Frequency of Collection: Annually.
Description of Respondents: State, local, tribal, provincial, or
Total Annual Burden Hours: The reporting burden is estimated to
average 2.5 hours per respondent. The Total Annual Burden hours is
Total Annual Responses: About 1,062 individuals are expected to
participate in the survey.
We invite comments concerning this renewal on: (1) Whether the
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of
our migratory bird management functions, including whether the
information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of our
estimate of the burden of the 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 respondents. The information collections in this program
are part of a system of record covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C.
Dated: May 5, 1999.
Daniel M. Ashe,
Assistant Director for Refuges and Wildlife.
[FR Doc. 99-14037 Filed 6-2-99; 8:45 am]
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