[Federal Register: September 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 187)]
[Page 54919-54921]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0092; Federal Fish
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Law Enforcement

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 September
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

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conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is pending at

DATES: You must submit comments on or before October 29, 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: 1018-0092.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Law Enforcement, 50 CFR 13 and 14.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-2 and 3-200-3.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses, and scientific
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually for
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden: $1,567,300 for fees associated
with permit applications.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
3-200-2 - application...........               1,173               1,173  1 hour.............              1,173
3-200-2 recordkeeping...........              1,173*              1,173*  .25 hour...........                293
3-200-2 report..................                   5                   5  1 hour.............                  5
3-200-3 - application...........              14,500              14,500  1 hour.............             14,500
3-200-3 recordkeeping...........             14,500*             14,500*  .25 hour...........              3,625
    Totals......................              15,678              15,678  ...................             19,596

    *Not included in total because the respondents for the
recordkeeping requirement are the same as those for the application.
    Abstract: The Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.)
makes it unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without
obtaining prior permission as deemed necessary for enforcing the ESA or
upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
(CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)).
    This information collection includes the following permit/license
application forms:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-2 (Designated Port Exception Permit). Under 50
CFR 14.11, it is unlawful to import or export wildlife or wildlife
products at ports other than those designated in 50 CFR 14.12 unless
you qualify for an exception. These exceptions allow qualified
individuals, businesses, or scientific organizations to import or
export wildlife or wildlife products at a nondesignated port:
    (a) When the wildlife or wildlife products will be used as
scientific specimens.
    (b) To minimize deterioration or loss.
    (c) To relieve economic hardship.
To request an import or export of wildlife or wildlife products at
nondesignated ports, applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-2.
Designated port exception permits are valid for 2 years.
    Once a designated port exception permit is issued, we may require
the permittee to file a report on activities conducted under authority
of the permit.
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-3 (Import/Export License). It is unlawful to
import or export wildlife or wildlife products for commercial purposes
without first obtaining an import/export license (50 CFR 14.91).
Applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-3 to request this license. We
use the information that we collect on the application as an
enforcement tool and management aid to: (a) monitor the international
wildlife market and (b) detect trends and changes in the commercial
trade of wildlife and wildlife products. Import/export licenses are
valid for 1 year.
    We require import/export licensees to maintain records that
accurately describe each importation or exportation of wildlife or
wildlife products made under the license, and any additional sale or
transfer of the wildlife or wildlife products. In addition, licensees
must make these records and the corresponding inventory of wildlife or
wildlife products available for our inspection at reasonable times,
subject to applicable limitations of law. We believe the burden
associated with these recordkeeping requirements is minimal because the
records already exist. Importers and exporters must complete FWS Form
3-177 (Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife)
for all imports or exports of wildlife or wildlife products. This form
provides an accurate description of the imports and exports. OMB has
approved the information collection for FWS Form 3-177 and assigned OMB
Control Number 1018-0012, which expires January 31, 2010. Normal
business practices should produce records (e.g., invoices or bills of
sale) needed to document additional sales or transfers of the wildlife
or wildlife products.
    Comments: On April 23, 2007, we published in the Federal Register
(72 FR 20131) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this
ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on June
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. 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

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information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be

    Dated: August 22, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-19144 Filed 9-26-07; 8:45 pm]

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