[Federal Register: November 29, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 230)]
[Page 71116-71117]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Extension of Approved Information Collection, OMB Number 1018-
0092, on Permit/License Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing its intention 
to request renewal of its existing approval to collect certain 
information from applicants who wish to obtain a permit or license to 
conduct activities under a number of wildlife conservation laws, 
treaties and regulations. We will submit the collection of information 
listed below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval 
under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. If you 
wish to obtain copies of the proposed information collection 
requirement, related forms, and explanatory materials, contact the 
Collection Clearance Officer at the address listed below.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before January 29, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on specific requirements 
to the Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 
222-ARLSQ; 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional copies of the 
information collection request, explanatory information and related 
forms, contact Rebecca A. Mullin, Collection Clearance Officer at 703-
358-2287, or electronically to: rmullin@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 
record keeping activities [see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)]. We plan to submit a 
request to OMB to renew its approval of the collection of information 
for the Service's license/permit application form number 3-200-1 
through 3-200-3 and 3-200-26. We are requesting a 3-year term of 
approval for this information collection activity.
    We modified the format of the first page of the application form so 
that the information fields in our Service-wide Permits Issuance and 
Tracking computer System. We also modified the format and content of 
the supplemental page(s) of the application forms for clarity and to be 
less burdensome to complete.
    We invite comments concerning this renewal 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 estimate of 
burden, (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 those who are to respond. The information 
collections in this program are part of a system of record covered by 
the Privacy Act [5 U.S.C. 552(a)].
    The information on the application and the attachments will be used 
by the Service to review permit applications and allow the Service to 
make an assessment according to criteria established in various Federal 
wildlife conservation laws, treaties and regulations, on the issuance, 
suspension, revocation or denial of permits.
    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 1018-0092 which expires on 02/28/2001.
    The information collection requirements in this submission 
implement the regulatory requirements of the Endangered Species Act (16 
U.S.C. 1539), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (15 U.S.C. 704), the Lacey 
Act (18 U.S.C. 42-44), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 
U.S.C. 668), the Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), (27 UST 108), the Marine 
Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407), and Wild Bird Conservation 
Act (16 U.S.C. 4901-4916), and are contained in Service regulations in 
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). 
Common permit application and record keeping requirements have been 
consolidated in 50 CFR 13, and unique requirements of the various 
statutes in the applicable part as described in the table.

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                                               Total  number     Estimated       annual
    Permit number             Activity              of          time (hrs)       burden          Regulation
                                                respondents                      hours
3-200-1..............  Federal Fish and                   0*             .16            0  50 CFR Part 13
                        Wildlife license/
                        permit application
3-200-2..............  Designated Port                   635            2            1270  50 CFR Part 14
                        Exemption Permit to
                        authorize the use of
                        nondesignated ports
                        for fish and
                        wildlife shipments.
3-200-3..............  Import/Export License            4727            1            4727  50 CFR Part 14
                        for commercial
                        import/export fish
                        and wildlife and/or
                        fish and wildlife
3-200-26.............  CITES Export Permit              2235            1            2235  50 CFR Part 14; 50
                        for the export of                                                   CFR Part 23
                        skins/products of
                        six native species:
                        (bobcat, lynx, river
                        otter, Alaskan gray
                        wolf, Alaskan brown
                        bear and American
*Note: The general License/Permit Application form 3-200-1 is the first page of all 3-200 application forms. The
  3-200-1 form is not generally used by itself, therefore, it has zero respondents.

    Approval Number: 1018-0092 expires 02/28/2001.
    Service Form Number: 3-200-1 through 3-200-3 and 3-200-26.
    Frequency of Collection: 7597 applications annually.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, biomedical companies, 
circuses, zoological parks, botanical gardens, nurseries, museums, 
universities, scientists, antique dealers, Exotic pet industry, 
hunters, taxidermists, commercial importers/exporters of wildlife and 
plants, freight forwarders/brokers, local, State, tribal and Federal 
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 7597.
    Total Annual Responses: 7597.
    *The total number of Annual Responses and Annual Burden Hours have 
been reduced because the 3-200-1 form is generally not used by itself, 
rather it is the first page of each of the other 3-200 License/Permit 
Application Forms. Therefore, there have been zero responses to the 3-
200-1 form. The Annual Burden Hours to complete the first page of the 
3-200 forms have already been accounted for in each of the other 3-200 
License/Permit Application Forms.

    Dated: November 22, 2000.
Rebecca A. Mullin,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Information Collections Officer.
[FR Doc. 00-30246 Filed 11-28-00; 8:45 am]