[Federal Register: June 8, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 111)]
[Page 30944]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Initial Approved Information Collection; Training Applications

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior

ACTION: 60-Day notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing its intention 
to automate the collection of training applications and provide an 
optional alternative application specifically for the training 
conducted by the USFWS National Conservation Training Center. 
Applicants who wish to participate in training sponsored by the 
National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) fill out a training 
request nomination application offered in both hard copy and web 
registration format. Fish and Wildlife Service employees requesting non 
NCTC training or conference attendance complete the electronic SF-182 
application via the Training Server Applications.
    The USFWS currently utilizes the Office of Personnel Management, 
Standard Form 182 (Rev 12/79) which was designed with five or ten parts 
with carbon attachments and to be completed via type writer and is not 
kept electronically.
    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 material, contact the 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 August 1, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on specific requirements 
to the Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Rebecca Mullin, 
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 a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact 
Rebecca A. Mullin, Collection Clearance Officer at 703-358-2287, or 
electronically to: Rebecca_Mullin@fws.gov

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, which 
implement the 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)). The U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service (WE) has submitted a request to OMB to approve 
collection of information for the Service's training application form. 
We are requesting a 3-year approval for the information collection 
    We invite comments concerning this information collection 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 collection in this program are part of a 
system of record covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a).
    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 information collection requirements in this submission 
implement the regulatory requirements of the Statute Title 5 U.S.C. 
Chapter 41, Section 5 CFR part 410, and 231 FW1 Training Management 
Policy and Responsibilities.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-
    Service Form Number: FWS Form 3-2193
    Frequency of Collection: As training enrollment dictates
    Description of Respondents: All affiliations of persons who wish to 
participate in training given at or sponsored by the USFWS National 
Conservation Training Center. These are generally natural conservation 
related affiliates such as Service employees, Department of Interior 
employees, other Federal employees such as EPA, DOD biologists, OPM, 
state agency personnel, private, not-for-profit agencies such as The 
Conservation Fund, and university personnel.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 73,500.
    Total Annual Responses: 14,212.
    Total Annual Non-Hour Cost Burden: $0.

    Dated: May 30, 2001.
Rebecca A. Mullin,
Information Collection Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 01-14181 Filed 6-1-01; 8:45 am]