[Federal Register: March 16, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 51)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0094; 
Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications, Native 
Endangered and Threatened Species, 50 CFR 13 and 17

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 approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the

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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, which 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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before May 15, 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
    Our Endangered Species Program uses 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, including:
    (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) Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in 
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50 of the 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 IC includes the following permit 
application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-54 - Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated 
with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with 
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-55 - Permits for Scientific Purposes, 
Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e, Recovery) and Interstate 
    (3) FWS Form 3-200-56 - Incidental Take Permits Associated with a 
Habitat Conservation Plan.
    II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications, 
Native Endangered and Threatened Species, 50 CFR 13 and 17.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-54, 3-200-55, and 3-200-56.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households, businesses, State and 
local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and 
notifications; annually for reports..
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden: $64,450 for fees associated with 
permit applications.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
3-200-54 - permit application...                  11                  11  3 hours............                 33
3-200-54 - annual report........                  64                  64  8 hours............                512
3-200-54 - notification of                         1                   1  1 hour.............                  1
 change in landowner.
2-200-55 - permit application...                 579                 579  4 hours............              2,316
3-200-55 - annual report........               1,034               1,034  8 hours............              8,272
3-200-55 - notification of                         1                   1  1 hour.............                  1
 escape of living wildlife.
3-200-56 - permit application...                  60                  60  3 hours............                180
3-200-56 - annual report........                 748                 748  10 hours...........              7,480
    Totals......................               2,498               2,498  ...................             18,795

    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
    (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
    Comments submitted 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.

    Dated: March 1, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-4843 Filed 3-15-07; 8:45 am]