[Federal Register: May 14, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 94)]
[Page 26877-26878]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; Summary Information for Ranking National Coastal Wetlands Grant 
Program Proposals, 50 CFR 84

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 OMB for approval under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. An estimate of the 
information collection burden is included in this notice. You may 
obtain copies of the collection requirement, related forms, or 
explanatory material by contacting the person listed below under FOR 

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before July 13, 

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 

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 Summary Information for 
Ranking National Coastal Wetlands Grant Program Proposals. The Service 
administers the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant program 
authorized by the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration 
Act (16 U.S.C. 3951-3956). The Service uses the information collected 
to evaluate proposals under this program. The information collected 
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 benefits. This summary information 
allows easy ranking of proposals in a short period of time, and because 
grant applicants complete the summary information, the information is a 
thorough and accurate summary of the proposal.
    The OMB control number for this information collection is 1018-
0111, and the OMB approval for this collection expires on September 30, 
2004. We will request a 3-year term of approval for this information 
collection activity.
    Title: Summary Information for Ranking National Coastal Wetlands 
Conservation Grant Program Proposals, 50 CFR 84.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0111.
    Form Number: 3-2179.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Coastal States and Territories, as 
     States bordering the Great Lakes (Illinois, Indiana, 
Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin);
     Most States bordering the Atlantic, Gulf, and Pacific 
coasts (Alabama, Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, 
Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, 
South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington); and
     Territories of American Samoa, Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
    (Please note that Louisiana is not included in this program because 
it has its own wetlands conservation program authorized by the Coastal 
Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act and implemented by 
the Corps of Engineers with assistance from the State of Louisiana, the 
Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of the Interior, 
Agriculture, and Commerce.)
    Annual Burden Estimates:

                                                                    Completion     Total annual
                              Name                                 time per form     number of     Total annual
                                                                     (minutes)       responses     burden hours
Summary Form (3-2179)...........................................              30              35            17.5

    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 

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    Dated: May 10, 2004.
Anissa Craghead,
Service Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-10956 Filed 5-13-04; 8:45 am]