[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 13, 2013)]
[Pages 10200-10201]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03283]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-LE-2013-N020; FF09L00200-FX-LE12200900000]

Proposed Information Collection; Captive Wildlife Safety Act

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 August 31, 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 April 15, 2013.

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 ``1018-0129'' 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 Captive Wildlife Safety Act (CWSA) amends the Lacey Act by 
making it illegal to import, export, buy, sell, transport, receive, or 
acquire, in interstate or foreign commerce, live lions, tigers, 
leopards, snow leopards, clouded leopards, cheetahs, jaguars, or 
cougars, or any hybrid combination of any of these species, unless 
certain exceptions are met. There are several exemptions to the 
prohibitions of the CWSA, including accredited wildlife sanctuaries.
    There is no requirement for wildlife sanctuaries to submit 
applications to qualify for the accredited wildlife sanctuary 
exemption. Wildlife sanctuaries themselves will determine if they 
qualify. To qualify, they must meet all of the following criteria:
     Approval by the United States Internal Revenue Service 
(IRS) as a corporation that is exempt from taxation under section 
501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, which is described in 
sections 501(c)(3) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) of that code.
     Do not engage in commercial trade in the prohibited 
wildlife species, including offspring, parts, and products.
     Do not propagate the prohibited wildlife species.
     Have no direct contact between the public and the 
prohibited wildlife species.
    The basis for this information collection is the recordkeeping 
requirement that we place on accredited wildlife sanctuaries. We 
require accredited wildlife sanctuaries to maintain complete and 
accurate records of any possession, transportation, acquisition, 
disposition, importation, or exportation of the prohibited wildlife 
species as defined in the CWSA (50 CFR part 14, subpart K). Records 
must be up to date and include: (1) the names and addresses of persons 
to or from whom any prohibited wildlife species has been acquired, 
imported, exported, purchased, sold, or otherwise transferred; and (2) 
the dates of these transactions. Accredited wildlife sanctuaries must:
     Maintain these records for 5 years.
     Make these records accessible to Service officials for 
inspection at reasonable hours.
     Copy these records for Service officials, if requested.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0129.
    Title: Captive Wildlife Safety Act, 50 CFR 14.250-14.255.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Accredited wildlife sanctuaries.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Ongoing.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 750.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 750.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 1 hour.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 750.

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.

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    Dated: February 6, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03283 Filed 2-12-13; 8:45 am]