[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0093; Federal Fish
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports, Management Authority, 50
CFR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 23

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY:  We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which
is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on June 30,
2007. We 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may
continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is
pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 23, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR to the Desk
Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-
6566 (fax) or OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy
of your comments to Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance
Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax
Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); (703) 358-2269 (fax); or 
hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information
about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail, fax, or e-mail (see
ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0093.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports,
Management Authority, 50 CFR 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 23.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-19 through 3-200-37, 3-200-39 through
3-200-53, 3-200-58, 3-200-61, 3-200-64 through 3-200-66, 3-200-69, 3-
200-70, 3-200-73, and 3-200-76.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: 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, and local, State, tribal, and Federal
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually,
semiannually, or on occasion for reports.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 8,155.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 12,097.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 47 hours for
applications; varies from 15 minutes to 85 hours for reports.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,950.
    Estimated Nonhour Burden Cost: $941,270, associated primarily with
application fees.
    Abstract: This IC covers permit applications that our Division of
Management Authority uses to determine the eligibility of applicants
for permits requested in accordance with the criteria in various
Federal wildlife conservation laws and international treaties,
    (1) Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
    (2) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    (3) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
    (4) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
    (5) Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild
Fauna and Flora (CITES) (27 U.S.T. 1087).
    (6) Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407 et seq.).
    (7) Wild Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4901-4916 et seq.).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when
met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are
otherwise prohibited.
    This revised IC includes:
    (1) Modifications to the format and content of the currently
approved application forms so that they are easier to understand and
    (2) FWS Forms 3-200-61, 3-200-69, 3-200-70 and 3-200-76, which are
currently approved under OMB control numbers 1018-0130, 1018-0022 and
    (3) New forms (3-200-30a, 3-200-39a, and 3-200-40a) for reports
associated with permits. The reporting requirements are not new. We
developed the new forms to make it easier for permittees to report the
required information.
    Comments: On February 22, 2007, we published in the Federal
Register (72 FR 8002) a notice of our intent to request that OMB
approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited
comments for 60 days, ending on April 23, 2007. We received one
comment. The comment did not address issues surrounding the proposed
collection of information or the cost and hour burden estimates, but
instead objected to other aspects of our program, such as level of
issuance of permits, interpretation of laws, clarity of Federal
Register notices related to other processes and procedures, and the
accuracy of the level of the application fees. We have not made any
changes to this collection as a result of the comment.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
    (1) whether or not the collection of information is necessary,
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 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 the collection of information on
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
public record. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail
address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you
should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal
identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time.
While you can ask OMB in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it
will be done.

    Dated: June 12, 2007.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-12042 Filed 6-20-07;]