[Federal Register: October 9, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 195)]
[Page 52253-52254]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-IA-2009-N216] [96200-1672-0005-7E]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; 1018-0142; Wildlife Without Borders--
Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund Grant Program

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 ICR is scheduled to expire on November 
30, 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may 
continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is 
pending at OMB.

DATES: You must send comments on or before November 9, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (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) or hope_
grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

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

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0142.
    Title: Wildlife Without Borders--Critically Endangered Animals 
Conservation Fund Grant Program.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2338A.

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    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Domestic and nondomestic Federal, State, and local 
governments; nonprofit, nongovernmental organizations; public and 
private institutions of higher education; and any other organization or 
individual with demonstrated experience deemed necessary to carry out 
the proposed project.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
Applications....................                  40                  40  12 hours...........                480
Reports.........................                  10                  20  30 hours...........                600
    Totals......................                  50                  60  ...................              1,080

    Abstract: Section 8 of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 
et seq.) authorizes the establishment of the Wildlife Without Borders--
Critically Endangered Animals Conservation Fund to fund projects that 
conserve the world's most endangered species. Critically endangered 
animals are those that face an extremely high risk of extinction in the 
immediate future. The Division of International Conservation, Fish and 
Wildlife Service, administers this competitive grants program to 
provide funding for conservation actions that have a high likelihood of 
creating durable benefits to specific species facing immediate threat 
of extinction.
    Applicants submit proposals for funding in response to a Notice of 
Funding Availability that we publish on Grants.gov and the program web 
page. Applications consist of:
    (1) Cover page with basic project details (FWS Form 3-2338A).
    (2) Project summary and narrative.
    (3) Letter of appropriate government endorsement.
    (4) Brief curricula vitae for key project personnel.
    (5) Complete Standard Forms 424 and 424b (non-domestic applicants 
do not submit the standard forms).
Applications may also include, as appropriate, a copy of the 
organization's Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NIRCA) and any 
additional documentation supporting the proposed project.
    All assistance awards under this program have a maximum reporting 
requirement of a:
    (1) Mid-term report (performance report and a financial status 
report) due within 30 days of the conclusion of the first half of the 
project period, and
    (2) Final report (performance and financial status report and 
copies of all deliverables, photographic documentation of the project 
and products resulting from the project) due within 90 days of the end 
of the performance period.
    Comments: On July 17, 2009, we published in the Federal Register 
(74 FR 34771) 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 15, 2009. We did not receive any comments.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    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 5, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E9-24455 Filed 10-8-09; 9:45 am]