[Federal Register: September 15, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 178)]
[Page 53992-53993]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; Annual 
Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued, 50 CFR 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) has submitted 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, or explanatory material, contact the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at the address listed below.

DATES: You must submit comments by October 15, 2003.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on this information collection renewal 
to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA via 
facsimile or e-mail using the following fax number or e-mail address: 
(202) 395-6566 (fax); OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide 
a copy of your comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service's Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., MS 222 ARLSQ, 
Arlington, VA 22207; (703) 358-2269 (fax); or anissa_craghead@fws.gov 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information, or related forms, contact 
Anissa Craghead at (703) 358-2445, or electronically to anissa_
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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)). We have submitted a request to OMB to renew its 
approval of the collection of information for the annual certification 
of hunting and sport fishing licenses issued by States and Territories. 
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 1018-0007.
    The Service administers grant programs authorized by the Federal 
Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669b, 669-669k) and the 
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-777m). These 
Acts, and our regulations at 50 CFR 80.10, require that States annually 
certify their hunting and fishing license sales. The Service uses the 
information collected to determine apportionment and distribution of 
funds under these Acts. We are proposing minimal changes to the forms 
we use to collect this information.
    Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses 
Issued, 50 CFR 80.10.

    Note: This collection consists of two parts: Part 1, 
Certification, and Part 2, Summary.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0007.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-154a (Part 1) and 3-154b (Part 2).
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: States and Territories (the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth 
of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American 
    Total Annual Burden Hours:

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                                                                    Completion    Annual  number    Annual hour
                            Form name                             time  per form   of responses       burden
Certification (Part 1)..........................................      \1/2\ hour        56 forms        28 hours
Summary (Part 2)................................................      \1/2\ hour        56 forms        28 hours
    Totals......................................................  ..............       112 forms        56 hours

    We again invite comments 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 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 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.

    Dated: September 9, 2003.
Anissa Craghead,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-23424 Filed 9-12-03; 8:45 am]