[Federal Register: October 27, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 207)]
[Page 66120-66121]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-ES-2010-N236; 92220-1113-0000-F5]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0094; Federal Fish 
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and 
Threatened Species

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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 ICR is scheduled to expire on November 
30, 2010. 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 November 26, 2010.

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, U.S. 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: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Native Endangered and Threatened Species, 50 CFR 13 and 17.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-54, 3-200-55, and 3-200-56.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households, businesses, State and 
local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and 
notifications; annually for reports.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden: $55,000 for fees associated with 
permit applications.

                                           Number of       Number of       Completion time per     Total annual
               Activity                   respondents      responses            response           burden hours
3-200-54--permit application..........              11              11  3 hours.................              33
3-200-54--annual report...............              64              64  8 hours.................             512
3-200-54--notifications (incidental                  2               2  1 hour..................               2
 take and change in landowner).
2-200-55--permit application..........             579             579  4 hours.................           2,316
3-200-55--annual report...............           1,034           1,034  8 hours.................           8,272
3-200-55--notification (escape of                    1               1  1 hour..................               1
 living wildlife).
3-200-56--permit application..........              60              60  3 hours.................             180
3-200-56--annual report...............             748             748  10 hours................           7,480
    Totals............................           2,499           2,499  ........................          18,796

     Abstract: Our Endangered Species Program uses information that we 
collect on permit applications to determine the eligibility of 
applicants for permits requested in accordance with the criteria in 
various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including:
     Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
     Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
     Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
     Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
     Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in 
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations 
(CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements 
that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that 
are otherwise prohibited. This IC includes the following permit 
application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-54--Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated 
with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with 
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-55--Permits for Scientific Purposes, Enhancement 
of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate Commerce.

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    (3) FWS Form 3-200-56--Incidental Take Permits Associated with a 
Habitat Conservation Plan.
    Comments: On March 10, 2010, we published in the Federal Register 
(75 FR 11192) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on May 
10, 2010. 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 19, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-27202 Filed 10-26-10; 8:45 am]