[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
[Page 76313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29923]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FW-R2-ES-2013-N286; FRES480102200B0-XXX-FF02ENEH00]

Proposed Information Collection; Survey of Residents' Attitudes 
on Jaguar Conservation

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. 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 February 18, 2014.

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 hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-Jaguar Resident Survey'' in 
the subject line of your comments.

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


I. Abstract

    This survey is designed to elicit information about the public's 
perspectives on attitudes towards and beliefs about jaguars in the 
Northwestern Recovery Unit (southern Arizona and southwestern New 
Mexico). We plan to survey 200 residents, land-based business owners/
operators, related government agency personnel, and local wildlife 
association and/or conservation organization members in the 
Northwestern Recovery Unit. The survey will gather information on 
people's current level of knowledge about jaguar ecology and status, 
people's attitudes towards jaguars, and the social barriers and 
opportunities to jaguar conservation in this region. The surveys will 
be in-person interviews. This information will aid us in identifying 
groups that might be interested in being involved or staying informed 
about jaguar conservation and highlighting groups with particular 
concerns that might be addressed in forthcoming policies or programs. 
We will use information gained from this survey to formulate future 
jaguar conservation strategies as well as to create educational and 
outreach materials for jaguar recovery.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-XXXX. This is a new collection.
    Title: Survey of Residents' Attitudes on Jaguar Conservation.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Request for new OMB control number.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, businesses, organizations 
and State, local, or tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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: December 12, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29923 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]