[Federal Register: September 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 180)]
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United States 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:  New Information Collection.


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 comments and suggestions 
on the requirement as described below.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before November 
14, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send comments and suggestions on 
the requirement to Rebecca A. Mullin, Information Collection Officer, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 222, 
Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 358-2287 or Rebecca Mullins@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 Proposal.
    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

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benefits and determining if the estimated cost is reasonable.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-2179 (Summary Information for Ranking 
National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Porposals).
    Supplemental Information: The Service plans to submit the following 
informatioin 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 technology.
    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.
    Completion Time and Annual Response and Burden Estimate:

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

    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.


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    Dated: September 11, 2000.
Rebecca A. Mullin,
Service Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-23789 Filed 9-14-00; 8:45 am]