[Federal Register: October 29, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 208)]
[Page 61177-61178]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0078; Injurious 
Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

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 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. 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 November 28, 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: 1018-0078.
    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.........                 13
    Totals......................                  66                 116  ...................                 54

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    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:
    (1) Human beings;
    (2) The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; or
    (3) Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.
    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this 
Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR 16 allow for the importation of 
animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are met. To 
effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic 
resources of the United States, the Fish and Wildlife Service (we, 
Service) 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 who 
provide 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.
    Comments: On July 23, 2007, we published in the Federal Register 
(72 FR 40165) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on September 21, 2007. We did not receive any comments.
    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: October 15, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-21297 Filed 10-26-07; 8:45 am]

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