[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 3 (Friday, January 4, 2013)]
[Pages 755-756]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31681]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-WSFR-2012-N300; FVWF941009000007B-XXX-FF09W23000; 

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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) 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 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. However, under OMB 
regulations, we may continue to conduct or sponsor this information 
collection while it is pending at OMB.

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DATES: You must submit comments on or before February 4, 2013.

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_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments to the Information 
Collection Clearance Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 
2042-PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), or 
hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0007'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) 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: 1018-0007.
    Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses 
Issued, 50 CFR 80, Subpart D.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-154a and 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.
    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.
    Comments: On August 29, 2012, we published in the Federal Register 
(77 FR 52344) 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 October 29, 2012. We received one comment in 
response to this notice. The respondent objected to the Wildlife 
Restoration Act, but did not address the information collection 
requirements. We did not make any changes to our requirements.
    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, 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: December 27, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-31681 Filed 1-3-13; 8:45 am]