[Federal Register: July 6, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 130)]
[Page 41709-41716]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA)

ACTION: Information Collection Renewal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) plans to submit 
the collection of information requirement described below to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). You may obtain copies of the collection 
requirement and related forms and explanatory material by contacting 
the Service's Information Collection Clearance Officer at the phone 
number listed below. The Service is soliciting comment and suggestions 
on the requirement as described below.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before September 
5, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send comments and suggestions on 
the requirement to Rebecca A. Mullin, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Suite 222, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 358-2278 or 
Rebecca_Mullin@fws.gov E-mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Hicks, (703) 358-1851, fax (703) 
358-1837, or Jack_Hicks@fws.gov E-mail.

    Title of Forms: Summary Information for Ranking National Coastal 
Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Proposals.
    Description and Use: The Service administers the National Coastal 
Wetlands Conservation Grant program authorized by the Coastal Wetlands 
Planning, Protection and Restoration Act. The Service uses the 
information collected to evaluate proposals under this program. This 
includes summarized information on habitat, coastal barriers, levels of 
conservation, watershed management, threatened and/or endangered 
species potentially involved, benefits of the restoration proposed, 
partners, cost sharing, education/outreach impact, impact on wildlife-
oriented recreation and other benefits and determining if the estimated 
cost is reasonable.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-2179 (Summary Information for Ranking 
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Proposals).
    Supplementary Information: The service plans to submit the 
following information collection requirements to OMB for review and 
approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. 
Comments are invited on (1) whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimates of 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 collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Frequency: Generally annually.
    Description of Respondents: States, the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the 
Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

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    Completion Time and Annual Response and Burden Estimate:

                                         Completion time per
              Form name                          form               Annual response           Annual burden
Summary Information for Ranking        \1/2\ hour.............  35 Forms...............  17\1/2\ Hours.
 National Coastal Wetlands
 Conservation Grant Program Proposals.

    While the summary form is five pages long, the \1/2\ hour estimated 
burden is accurate. Agencies applying for grants will have all of the 
information readily available in the proposals they have prepared.

    Dated: June 15, 2000.
Rebecca Mullin,
Service Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-16678 Filed 7-5-00; 8:45 am]