[Federal Register: June 27, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 125)]
[Page 36550-36551]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-NCTC-2008-N0157] [97310-1661-0030]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0115, Application 
for Training, National Conservation Training Center

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 IC is scheduled to expire on June 30, 
2008. 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 July 28, 2008.

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 ICR, contact Hope Grey by mail, fax, or e-mail (see 
ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0115.
    Title: Application for Training, National Conservation Training 
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2193.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Persons who wish to participate in training given 
at or sponsored by the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC).
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion when applying for training at 
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 83.
    Abstract: The Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation 
Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, provides natural 
resource and other professional training for Service employees, 
employees of other Federal agencies, and other affiliations, including 
State agencies, private individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and 
university personnel. FWS Form 3-2193 (Training Application) is a quick 
and easy method for prospective non-Department of the Interior students 
to request training. We encourage applicants to use FWS Form 3-2193 and 
to submit their requests electronically. However, we do not require 
applicants to complete both a training form required by their agency 
and FWS Form 3-2193. NCTC will accept any single training request as 
long as each submission identifies the name, address, and phone number 
of the applicant, sponsoring agency, class name, start date, and all 
required financial payment information.
    NCTC uses data from the form to generate class rosters, class 
transcripts, and statistics, and as a budgeting tool

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for projecting training requirements. It is also used to track 
attendance, mandatory requirements, tuition, and invoicing for all 
NCTC-sponsored courses both on- and off-site.
    Comments: On April 25, 2008, we published in the Federal Register 
(73 FR 22430) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on June 24, 2008. We received one comment. The 
comment was directed to the subject matter, validity, and necessity of 
the training and not at the need for the information collection. The 
commenter stated that training does not help the general public and 
that NCTC is a private hunting club. The commenter believes that the 
training we provide is focused on gun, hunting, and violence 
    All training courses that NCTC offers, with the exception of some 
bureau specific courses, are open to members of the general public who 
have the required background experience or knowledge to allow their 
full understanding of the subject matter. Very few of our training 
courses have an emphasis on guns and hunting. Those courses that do 
touch on this subject are presented in the context of refuge and 
wildlife management and law enforcement. We have not made any changes 
to the collection in response to this 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 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E8-14582 Filed 6-26-08; 8:45 am]