[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 246 (Thursday, December 23, 2010)]
[Pages 80837-80838]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-32327]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2010-N275; 94100-1311-0000-N5]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0078; Injurious 
Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

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 February 
28, 2011. 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 January 24, 2011.

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 the Service Information 
Collection Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-
mail). Please include 1018-0078 in the subject line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Dr. Joel Bader, National Coordinator for 
Aquatic Animal Health, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 770, 4401 
North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or by telephone at 
(703) 358-2019.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0078.
    Title: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish 
and Fish Eggs, 50 CFR 16.13.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Request: Extension without change.
    Description of Respondents: Aquatic animal health professionals 
seeking to be certified Title 50 inspectors; certified Title 50 
inspectors who have performed health certifications on live salmonids; 
and any entity wishing to import live salmonids or their reproductive 
products into the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                        Number of       Number of        Completion  time per      Total annual
              Activity                 respondents      responses              response            burden hours
FWS Form 3-2273....................              16              16  1 hour.....................              16
FWS Form 3-2274....................              25              50  30 minutes.................              25
FWS Form 3-2275....................              25              50  15 minutes.................              13
    Total..........................              66             116  ...........................              54

    Abstract: The Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42) (Act) prohibits the 
possession or importation of any animal or plant deemed to be and 
prescribed by regulation to be injurious to:
     Human beings;
     The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; 
     Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.
    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this 
Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR part 16 allow for the 
importation of animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are 
met. To effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic 
resources of the United States, we must gather information on the 
animals being imported with regard to their source, destination, and 
health status. It is also imperative that we ensure the qualifications 
of those individuals who provide the fish health data upon which we 
base our decision to allow importation.
    We use three forms to collect this information:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New 
applicants and those seeking recertification as a Title 50 certifying 
official provide information so that we can assess their 
    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). The 
certifying official uses this form to affirm the health status of the 
fish or their reproductive products to be imported.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the 
information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to 
track and control importations.
    Comments: On October 18, 2010, we published in the Federal Register 
(75 FR 63849) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on December 17, 2010. We did not receive any 
    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 

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information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be 

    Dated: December 20, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-32327 Filed 12-22-10; 8:45 am]