[Federal Register: October 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 204)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-SM-2009-N230] [70101-1261-0000-L6]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 

Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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) have sent an Information 

Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. We summarize 

the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 

estimated burden and cost. This information collection 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. 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 23, 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: 1018-0075.

    Title: Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 50 CFR 

100 and 36 CFR 242.

    Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2321, 3-2322, 3-2323, 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 3-2321 - Membership                      75                  75  2 hours............                150


FWS Form 3-2322 - Applicant                       75                  75  30 minutes.........                 36


FWS Form 3-2323 - Reference/                     250                 250  15 minutes.........                 62

 Contact Interview.

3-2326 - Hunt Application and                  5,000               5,000  10 minutes.........                833


3-2326 - Hunt Report............               5,000               5,000  5 minutes..........                417

3-2327 - Designated Hunter                       450                 450  10 minutes.........                 75

 Application and Permit.

3-2327 - Designated Hunter -                     450                 450  5 minutes..........                 38

 Hunt Report.

3-2328 - Fishing Application and                 250                 250  10 minutes.........                 42


3-2328 - Fishing Report.........                 250                 250  5 minutes..........                 21

3-2378 - Designated Fishing                      450                 450  10 minutes.........                 75

 Application and Permit.

3-2378 - Designated Fishing                      450                 450  5 minutes..........                 38


3-2379- Customary Trade                           25                  25  10 minutes.........                  4

 Recordkeeping Application and


3-2379 - Customary Trade                          25                  25  5 minutes..........                  2

 Recordkeeping - Report.

Petition to Repeal..............                   1                   1  2 hours............                  2

Proposed Changes................                  75                  75  30 minutes.........                 38

Special Actions Request.........                  25                  25  30 minutes.........                 13

Request for Reconsideration                        3                   3  4 hours............                 12


Traditional/Cultural/Educational                  20                  20  30 minutes.........                 10

 Permits and Reports.

Fishwheel, Fyke Net, and Under                     8                   8  15 minutes.........                  2

 Ice Permits and Reports.


    Totals......................              12,882              12,882  ...................              1,872


    Abstract: The Alaska Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and 

regulations at 50 CFR 100 and 36 CFR 242 require that persons engaged 

in taking fish, shellfish, and wildlife on public lands in Alaska for 

subsistence uses 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:

     Subsistence harvest success.

     Effectiveness of season lengths, harvest quotas, and 

harvest restrictions.

     Hunting patterns and practices.

     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

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subsistence hunters without adversely impacting the health of existing 

animal populations.

    Also included in this ICR, are three forms associated with 

recruitment and selection of members for regional advisory councils. 

These forms are currently approved under OMB Control No. 1018-0120 

(which will be discontinued upon approval of this ICR):

    (1) FWS Form 2321 (Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 

Membership Application/Nomination).

    (2) FWS Form 2322 (Regional Advisory Council Candidate Interview).

    (3) FWS Form 2323 (Regional Advisory Council Reference/Key Contact 


The member selection process begins with the information that we 

collect on the application. Ten interagency review panels interview all 

applicants and nominees, their references, and regional key contacts. 

These contacts are all based on the information that the applicant 

provides on the application form. The information that we collect 

through the application form and subsequent interviews is the basis of 

the Federal Subsistence Board's recommendations to the Secretaries of 

the Interior and Agriculture for appointment and reappointment of 

council members.

    During the renewal process for this ICR, we reviewed our 

regulations and discovered some information collection requirements not 

specifically addressed in our previous request for approval. Our 

regulations at 50 CFR 100 contain procedures for these requirements, 

including necessary documentation. We collect nonform information on:

    (1) Repeal of Federal subsistence rules and regulations (50 CFR 

100.14 and 36 CFR 242.14).

    (2) Proposed changes to Federal subsistence regulations (50 CFR 

100.18 and 36 CFR 242.18).

    (3) Special action requests (50 CFR 100.19 and 36 CFR 242.19).

    (4) Requests for reconsideration (50 CFR 100.20 and 36 CFR 242.20).

    (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 and 36 CFR 242.25-27).

    Comments: On May 28, 2009, we published in the Federal Register (74 

FR 25575) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 

information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 

days, ending on July 27, 2009. We did not receive any comments in 

response to that notice.

    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 19, 2009.

Hope Grey,

Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.

[FR Doc. E9-25599 Filed 10-22-09; 8:45 am]