[Federal Register: April 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 81)]
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0115, 
Application for Training at the National Conservation Training Center

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 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 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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before June 24, 2008.

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 Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation Training Center 
(NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, provides natural resource and 
other professional training for Service employees, employees of other 
Federal agencies, and other affiliations. While most training is for 
Service employees, NCTC offers student slots to State agencies, private 
individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and university personnel.
    NCTC designed FWS Form 3-2193 (Training Application) as a quick and 
easy method for prospective 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

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submission identifies the name, address, and phone number of the 
applicant, sponsoring agency, class and start date, and financial 
payment information.
    NCTC uses data from the form to generate class rosters, class 
transcripts, and statistics, and as a budgeting tool 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.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0115.
    Title: Application for Training at the National Conservation 
Training Center
    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 NCTC.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion when applying for training at 
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 720.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 720.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 60.
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 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: February 13, 2008.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E8-9064 Filed 4-24-08; 8:45 am]