[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 187 (Tuesday, September 27, 2011)]
[Page 59730]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24636]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-NCTC-2011-N192; 97320-1661-0040-92]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Application for Training, National 
Conservation Training Center

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 information collection is scheduled to 
expire on December 31, 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 October 27, 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 Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 042-
PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or 
INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail). Please include ``1018-0115'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (e-mail) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0115.
    Title: Application for Training, National Conservation Training 
    Service Form Number: 3-2193.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Persons who wish to participate in 
training given at or sponsored by the National Conservation Training 
Center (NCTC).
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion when applying for training at 
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84.
    Abstract:The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation 
Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, provides natural 
resource and other professional training for Service employees, 
employees of other Federal agencies, and other affiliations, including 
State agencies, private individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and 
university personnel. FWS Form 3-2193 (Training Application) is a quick 
and easy method for prospective non-Department of the Interior students 
to request training. We encourage applicants to use FWS Form 3-2193 and 
to submit their requests electronically. However, we do not require 
applicants to complete both a training form required by their agency 
and FWS Form 3-2193. NCTC will accept any single training request as 
long as each submission identifies the name, address, and phone number 
of the applicant, sponsoring agency, class name, start date, and all 
required financial payment information.
    NCTC uses data from the form to generate class rosters, class 
transcripts, and statistics, and as a budgeting tool for projecting 
training requirements. It is also used to track attendance, mandatory 
requirements, tuition, and invoicing for all NCTC-sponsored courses 
both on- and off-site.
    Comments: On December 16, 2010, we published in the Federal 
Register (75 FR 78731) 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 February 14, 2011. We received one 
comment. The comment was directed to the subject matter, validity, and 
necessity of the training and not to the information collection 
requirements. The commenter believes that employees should obtain 
training prior to employment and that further training is unnecessary. 
We have not made any changes to the collection in response to this 
    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 toenhance 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, email 
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: September 21, 2011.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-24636 Filed 9-26-11; 8:45 am]