[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 168 (Wednesday, August 29, 2012)]
[Page 52344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-21291]

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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-WSR-2012-N210; FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W23000; 

Proposed Information Collection; Annual Certification of Hunting 
and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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 February 28, 2013. 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 October 29, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042-
PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or 
INFOCOL@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0007'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (email) or 703-358-
2482 (telephone).


I. Abstract

    The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669 et 
seq.) and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777 
et seq. except 777e-1) provide authority for Federal assistance to the 
States for management and restoration of fish and wildlife. These Acts 
and our regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 
part 80, subpart D, require that States, territories, and the District 
of Columbia annually certify their hunting and fishing license sales. 
States, territories, and the District of Columbia that receive grants 
under these Acts use FWS Forms 3-154a (Part I--Certification) and 3-
154b (Part II--Summary of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued) to 
certify the number and amount of hunting and fishing license sales. We 
use the information collected to apportion and distribute funds 
according to the formula specified in each Act.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0007.
    Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses 
Issued, 50 CFR part 80, subpart D.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-154a, 3-154b.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: States, territories (Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, U.S. 
Virgin Islands, and American Samoa), and District of Columbia.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 112.
    Estimated Time per Response: Average of 12 hours for FWS Form 3-
154a and 20 hours for FWS Form 3-154b.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,792.

III. Comments

    We 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. 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 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: August 21, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-21291 Filed 8-28-12; 8:45 am]