[Federal Register: July 23, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 140)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0078; 
Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to renew the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this IC. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on October 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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before September 21, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 
4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); 
hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail); or (703) 358-2269 (fax).

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.

I. Abstract
    The Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42)(Act) prohibits the possession or 
importation of any animal or plant deemed to be and prescribed by 
regulation to be injurious to human beings; to the interests of 
agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; or to wildlife or the wildlife 
resources of the United States. The Department of the Interior is 
charged with enforcement of this Act. The Act and our regulations at 50 
CFR 16 allow for the importation of animals classified as injurious if 
specific criteria are met. To effectively carry out our 
responsibilities and protect the aquatic resources of the United 
States, we must gather information on the animals being imported with 
regard to their source, destination, and health status. It is also 
imperative that we ensure the qualifications of those individuals 
providing the fish health data upon which we base our decision to allow 
    We use three forms to collect this information:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New 
applicants and those seeking recertification as a Title 50 certifying 
official provide information so that we can assess their 
qualifications. Information includes, but is not limited to:
    (a) Name, position title, current place of employment (with 
address) and work phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
    (b) Professional degrees.
    (c) Primary duties.
    (d) Areas of expertise and related certifications.
    (e) Facilities available for diagnostic tests and available 
    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). The 
certifying official uses this form to affirm the health status of the 
fish or their reproductive products to be imported. Information 
includes, but is not limited to:
    (a) Certifying official's name and date of most recent 
    (b) Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.
    (c) Site and date of sample collection.
    (d) Name and address of laboratory conducting the assays.
    (e) Site from which the animals or eggs will be shipped.
    (f) Dates of the shipment.
    (g) Means of shipment and anticipated border crossing.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the 
information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to 
track and control importations. Information includes, but is not 
limited to:
    (a) Name and address of company/agency and facility receiving 
animals or eggs.
    (b) Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.
    (c) Origin of animals or eggs.
    (d) Name and address of exporter.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0078.
    Title: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish 
and Fish Eggs, 50 CFR 16.13.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Request: Extension without change.
    Affected Public: Aquatic animal health professionals seeking to be 
certified Title 50 inspectors; certified Title 50 inspectors who have 
performed health certifications on live salmonids; and any entity 
wishing to import live salmonids or their reproductive products into 
the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
FWS Form 3-2273.................                  16                  16  1 hour.............                 16
FWS Form 3-2274.................                  25                  50  30 minutes.........                 25
FWS Form 3-2275.................                  25                  50  15 minutes.........               12.5
    Totals......................                  56                 116  ...................               53.5

III. Request for Comments
    We 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

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    (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. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our 
request to OMB to approve this IC. 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 us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: July 9, 2007.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-14168 Filed 7-20-07; 8:45 am]