[Federal Register: May 28, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 101)]
[Page 25575-25576]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-SM-2009-N111] [70101-1261-0000-L6]

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0075; 
Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY:  We (Fish and Wildlife Service, 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 October 31, 2009. 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 July 27, 2009.

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); or hope_
grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail or e-mail (see ADDRESSES) or 
by telephone at (703) 358-2482.


I. Abstract

    The Alaska Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and Service 
regulations at 50 CFR 100 require that persons engaged in taking fish, 
shellfish, and wildlife on public lands in Alaska apply for and obtain 
a permit to do so and comply with reporting provisions of that permit. 
Under the current approval for this information collection, we use 
three forms to collect information from qualified rural residents for 
subsistence harvest:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2326 (Federal Subsistence Hunt Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (2) FWS Form 3-2327 (Designated Hunter Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2328 (Federal Subsistence Fishing Application, 
Permit, and Report.
    We are proposing to add two new forms:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2378 (Designated Fishing Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (2) FWS Form 3-2379 (Federal Subsistence Customary Trade 
Recordkeeping Form).
    We use the information collected to evaluate:
    (1) Subsistence harvest success.
    (2) Effectiveness of season lengths, harvest quotas, and harvest 
    (3) Hunting patterns and practices.
    (4) Hunter use.
    The Federal Subsistence Board uses the harvest data, along with 
other information, to set future season dates and bag limits for 
Federal subsistence resource users. These seasons and bag limits are 
set to meet needs of subsistence hunters without adversely impacting 
the health of existing animal populations.
    During the renewal process for this information, we reviewed our 
regulations and discovered some information collection requirements not 
specifically addressed in our previous request for approval. We also 
collect nonform information on:
    (1) Repeal of Federal subsistence rules and regulations (50 CFR 
    (2) Proposed changes to Federal subsistence regulations (50 CFR 
    (3) Special action requests (50 CFR 100.19).
    (4) Requests for reconsideration (50 CFR 100.20).
    (5) Requests for permits and reports, such as traditional 
religious/cultural/educational permits; fishwheel permits; fyke net 
permits; and under ice permits (50 CFR 100.25-27).
    Our regulations at 50 CFR 100 contain procedures for the above 
information collection requirements, including the documentation that 
must be submitted. The documentation will ensure that we have all of 
the information necessary to adequately consider requests.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0075.
    Title: Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 50 CFR 
    Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2326, 3-2327, 3-2328, 3-2378, 
and 3-2379.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Federally defined rural residents in Alaska.
    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 3-2326 - Hunt                         5,000               5,000  15 minutes.........              1,250
 Application, Permit, and Report.
FWS Form 3-2327 - Designated                     450                 450  15 minutes.........                113
 Hunter Application, Permit, and
FWS Form 3-2328 - Fishing                        250                 250  15 minutes.........                 63
 Application, Permit, and Report.
FWS Form 3-2378 - Designated                     450                 450  15 minutes.........                113
 Fisher Permit Application,
 Permit, and Report.
FWS Form 3-2379 - Customary                       25                  25  15 minutes.........                  6
 Trade Recordkeeping Form.
50 CFR 100.14 - Petition to                        1                   1  2 hours............                  2
 Repeal Subsistence Rules.
50 CFR 100.18 - Proposed Changes                  75                  75  30 minutes.........                 38

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50 CFR 100.19 - Special Actions                   25                  25  30 minutes.........                 13
50 CFR 100.20 - Requests for                       3                   3  4 hours............                 12
50 CFR 100.25-27 - Traditional/                   20                  20  30 minutes.........                 10
 Cultural/Educational Permits
 and Reports.
50 CFR 100.25-27 -Fishwheel,                       8                   8  15 minutes.........                  2
 Fyke Net, and Under Ice Permits
 and Reports.
    Totals......................               6,307               6,307  ...................              1,622

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: May 20, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E9-12399 Filed 5-27-09; 8:45 am]