[Federal Register: October 1, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 190)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 
(PRA); Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) will submit the 
collection of information described below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995. You may obtain copies of the collection 
requirement, related forms, or explanatory material by contacting the 
person listed below under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before December 1, 

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send comments on the information 
collection by mail to Information Collection Officer, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 222, Arlington, VA 
22203; by fax to (703) 358-2269; or by e-mail to Anissa Craghead@fws.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kim Galvan, voice (703) 358-2420, fax (703) 358-1837, or e-mail kgalvan@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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)). An 
agency 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.
    We will submit a request to OMB to renew its approval of the 
collection of information associated with the Federal Aid Grant 
Application Booklet. The Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet offers 
the public information on how to apply for certain Federal grants. This 
information collection is authorized by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-777l), Federal Aid in Wildlife 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669i), Partnerships for Wildlife Act (16 
U.S.C. 3741), and the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection

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and Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 3954). This information collection 
covers the following types of grant programs: Sport Fish Restoration, 
Wildlife Restoration, Coastal Wetland Restoration, Clean Vessel, 
Boating Infrastructure, and Partnerships for Wildlife and Endangered 
Species. We collect information relevant to eligibility, 
substantiality, relative value, and budget information from applicants 
in order to make awards of grants under these programs. We also collect 
financial and performance information to track costs and 
accomplishments of these grant programs. We need the information 
collected to support the grant work of our Division of Federal 
Assistance. In this renewal request, we plan to make minimal changes to 
the booklet to make it easier for the public to understand and use.
    The current OMB control number for this information collection is 
1018-0109, and the OMB approval for this collection expires on January 
31, 2004. We are requesting a three-year term of approval for this 
information collection activity.
    Title: Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0109.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: The 50 U.S. States, the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Indian 
Tribal Governments, and not-for-profit institutions.
    Annual Burden Estimates:

                                                                                   Total annual
                              Name                                  Completion       number of     Total annual
                                                                   time per form     responses     burden hours
Initial Proposal................................................        80 hours           4,000         320,000
Amendment.......................................................         2 hours           1,750           3,500
    Totals......................................................  ..............           5,750         323,500

    We 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 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 

    Dated: September 17, 2003.
Anissa Craghead,
Service Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 03-24798 Filed 9-30-03; 8:45 am]