[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2014)]
[Pages 4487-4488]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-01478]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FHC-2014-N016; FXFR131109WFHS0-FF09F10000-134]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Injurious Wildlife; Importation 
Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

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, 2014. 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 February 27, 2014.

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 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 ``1018-0078'' 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: 1018-0078.
    Title: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish 
and Fish Eggs, 50 CFR 16.13.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Aquatic animal health professionals 
seeking to be certified title 50 inspectors; certified title 50 
inspectors who have performed health certifications on live salmonids; 
and any entity wishing to import live salmonids or their reproductive 
products into the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                           Number of       Number of       Completion time per     Total annual
               Activity                   respondents      responses            response           burden hours
FWS Form 3-2273.......................              16              16  1 hour..................              16
FWS Form 3-2274.......................              25              50  30 minutes..............              25
FWS Form 3-2275.......................              25              50  15 minutes..............              13
    Total.............................              66             116  ........................              54

    Abstract: The Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42) (Act) prohibits the 
possession or importation of any animal deemed to be and prescribed by 
regulation to be injurious to:
     Human beings;
     The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; 
     Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.
    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this 
Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR 16 allow for the importation of 
animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are met. To 
effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic 
resources of the United States, we must gather information on the 
animals being imported with regard to their source, destination, and 
health status. It is also imperative that we ensure the qualifications 
of those individuals who provide the fish health data and sign the 
health certificate upon which we base our decision to allow 
    We use three forms to collect this information:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New 
applicants and those seeking recertification as a title 50 certifying 
official provide information so that we can assess their 
    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). Certifying 
officials use this form or their own health certificate to affirm the 
health status of the fish or their reproductive products to be 
    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the 
information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to 
track and control importations.
    Comments: On November 6, 2013, we published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 66760) 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 January 6, 2014. We did not receive any 
    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 

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information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it will be 

    Dated: January 22, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-01478 Filed 1-27-14; 8:45 am]