[Federal Register: July 20, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 139)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0022; Federal Fish 
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds and 

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 information collection is scheduled to 
expire on July 31, 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 August 20, 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: 1018-0022.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Migratory Birds and Eagles, 50 CFR 10, 13, 21, and 22.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-6 through 3-200-18, 3-200-67, 3-200-
68, 3-200-77, 3-200-78, 3-200-79, 3-202-1 through 3-202-14, 3-186, and 
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; zoological parks; museums; 
universities; scientists; taxidermists; businesses; and Federal, State, 
tribal, and local governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or 
on occasion for reports.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 29,844.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 55,674.
    Estimated Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 12 hours 
depending on activity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 47,331.
    Estimated Nonhour Cost Burden: $706,300 for fees associated with 
permit applications.
    Abstract: Our Regional Migratory Bird Permit Offices use 
information that we collect on permit applications to determine the 
eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with the 
criteria in various Federal wildlife conservation laws and 
international treaties, including:
    (1) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    (2) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
    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 migratory bird and eagle permit 
applications and the reports associated with the permits. We have:
    (1) Modified the format and content of the currently approved 
application forms so that they (a) are easier to understand and 
complete and (b) accommodate future electronic permitting.

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    (2) Added six new forms:
    (a) FWS Form 3-200-15b (Eagle Parts for Native American Religious 
Purposes - Reorder Request) will enable Native Americans to send 
reorders directly to the National Eagle Repository, which distributes 
the parts, instead of to the Regional permit office.
    (b) FWS Form 3-200-77 (Native American Religious Use - Eagle Take), 
FWS Form 3-200-78 (Native American Religious Use - Live Eagles), and 
FWS Form 3-200-79 (Special Purpose-Abatement Activities Using Raptors) 
will provide the public with applications specifically designed to 
address information necessary to issue permits for these activities.
    (c) FWS Form 3-202-13 (Eagle Exhibition Annual Report) will 
facilitate reporting under Eagle Exhibition permits by clarifying that 
we need information about eagles only. Currently, permittees use FWS 
Form 3-202-5 (Special Purpose Possession Live/Dead (Education) Annual 
Report), which requests information on other migratory birds.
    (d) FWS Form 3-202-14 (Native American Religious Use - Live Eagles 
Annual Report) will facilitate reporting under the permits for Native 
American religious use.
    We have transferred FWS Forms 3-200-69 (CITES Import/Export - Eagle 
Transport for Scientific or Exhibition Purposes) and 3-200-70 (CITES 
Import/Export - Eagle Transportation for Indian Religious Purposes), 
currently approved under this information collection, to OMB Control 
Number 1018-0093.
    Comments: On March 23, 2007, we published in the Federal Register 
(72 FR 13815) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on May 22, 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 killing of eagles. We have not made any 
changes to this collection as a result of the comment.
    III. Request for Comments
     We again invite comments concerning this IC 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 29, 2007.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
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