[Federal Register: February 16, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 30)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will submit 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: You must submit comments on or before April 19, 1999.
ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the requirement to the Information
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ms 222-
ARLSQ, 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20204.
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 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) plan to submit 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.
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: February 9, 1999.
Paul R. Schmidt,
Acting Assistant Director for Refuges and Wildlife.
[FR Doc. 99-3654 Filed 2-12-99; 8:45 am]
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