[Federal Register: February 25, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 37)]
[Page 8732-8733]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-LE-2010-N036] [99011-1224-0000-9B]

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0092; 
Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Law 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY:  We (Fish and Wildlife 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 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.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by April 26, 2010.

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 Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it 
unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without 
obtaining prior permission as deemed necessary for enforcing the ESA or 
upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 
(CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)).
    This information collection includes the following permit/license 
application forms:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-2 (Designated Port Exception Permit). Under 50 
CFR 14.11, it is unlawful to import or export wildlife or wildlife 
products at ports other than those designated in 50 CFR 14.12 unless 
you qualify for an exception. These exceptions allow qualified 
individuals, businesses, or scientific organizations to import or 
export wildlife or wildlife products at a nondesignated port:
    (a) When the wildlife or wildlife products will be used as 
scientific specimens.
    (b) To minimize deterioration or loss.
    (c) To relieve economic hardship.
To request an import or export of wildlife or wildlife products at 
nondesignated ports, applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-2. 
Designated port exception permits are valid for 2 years. We may require 
a permittee to file a report on activities

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conducted under authority of the permit.
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-3 (Import/Export License). It is unlawful to 
import or export wildlife or wildlife products for commercial purposes 
without first obtaining an import/export license (50 CFR 14.91). 
Applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-3 to request this license. We 
use the information that we collect on the application as an 
enforcement tool and management aid to: (a) monitor the international 
wildlife market and (b) detect trends and changes in the commercial 
trade of wildlife and wildlife products. Import/export licenses are 
valid for 1 year. We may require a licensee to file a report on 
activities conducted under authority of the import/export license.
    Import/export licensees must maintain records that accurately 
describe each importation or exportation of wildlife or wildlife 
products made under the license, and any additional sale or transfer of 
the wildlife or wildlife products. In addition, licensees must make 
these records and the corresponding inventory of wildlife or wildlife 
products available for our inspection at reasonable times, subject to 
applicable limitations of law. We believe the burden associated with 
these recordkeeping requirements is minimal because the records already 
exist. Importers and exporters must complete FWS Form 3-177 
(Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife) for 
all imports or exports of wildlife or wildlife products. This form 
provides an accurate description of the imports and exports. OMB has 
approved the information collection for FWS Form 3-177 and assigned OMB 
Control Number 1018-0012. Normal business practices should produce 
records (e.g., invoices or bills of sale) needed to document additional 
sales or transfers of the wildlife or wildlife products.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0092.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Law Enforcement.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-2 and 3-200-3.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals, businesses, and scientific 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or 
periodically for reports; ongoing for recordkeeping.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden: $11,905 for fees associated with 
permit applications.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
3-200-2 - application and                      1,350               1,350  1.25 hours.........              1,688
3-200-2 report..................                   5                   5  1 hour.............                  5
3-200-3 - application and                     10,555              10,555  1.25 hours.........             13,194
3-200-3 report..................                   5                   5  1 hour.............                  5
    Totals......................              11,915              11,915  ...................             14,892

III. Request for Comments

    We invite comments concerning this IC 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. We will include 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: February 18, 2010
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-3888 Filed 2-24-10; 8:45 am]
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