[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 40 (Friday, February 28, 2014)]
[Pages 11459-11461]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04339]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-IA-2014-N036; FXIA16710900000-145-FF09A30000]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit 
Applications and Reports--Management Authority

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

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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 

DATES: You must submit comments on or before March 31, 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 ``1018-0093'' 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.


Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0093.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Management Authority, 50 CFR 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, and 23.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-200-19 through 3-200-37, 3-200-39 through 
3-200-44, 3-200-46 through 3-200-53, 3-200-58, 3-200-61, 3-200-64 
through 3-200-66, 3-200-69 to 3-200-70, 3-200-73 through 3-200-76, 3-
200-80, and 3-200-85 through 3-200-88.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals; biomedical companies; 
circuses; zoological parks; botanical gardens; nurseries; museums; 
universities; antique dealers; exotic pet industry; hunters; 
taxidermists; commercial importers/exporters of wildlife and plants; 
freight forwarders/brokers; and State, tribal, local, and Federal 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 13,360.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 
43\1/2\ hours depending on the activity.
    Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 9,806.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,018,751 for application 
    Abstract: This information collection covers permit applications 
and reports that our Division of Management Authority uses to determine 
the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in accordance with 
the criteria in various Federal wildlife conservation laws and 
international treaties. Service regulations implementing these statutes 
and treaties are in chapter I, subchapter B of title 50, Code of 
Federal Regulations (CFR). These regulations stipulate general and 
specific requirements that when met allow us to issue permits to 
authorize activities that are otherwise prohibited.
    We are not proposing any major changes to the applications and 
reports currently approved under OMB Control Number 1018-0093. We are 
proposing a new application: FWS Form 3-200-88 (Musical Instrument 
(CITES)). The Musical Instrument application will be for multiple 
border crossings for noncommercial use (including, but not limited to, 
personal use, performance, display, or competition).

Comments Received and Our Responses

    Comments: On December 17, 2013, we published in the Federal 
Register (78 FR 76313) a notice of our intent to request that OMB 
approve this information collection. In that notice, we solicited 
comments for 60 days, ending on February 18, 2014. We received one 
comment in response to that notice.
    The commenter addressed the processing of applications under 
section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act and the public comment 
period under that section. We actively support the elements of section 
10(c) and the right of the public to review the merits of applications 
involving endangered species. We are currently reviewing mechanisms to 
ensure greater access to this material and ease of the public to supply 
substantial comments. These comments did not address the information 
collection requirements, and we did not make any changes to our 
    During the comment period for the proposed rule titled ``Updates 
Following the Fifteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to 
CITES,'' which we published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2012 
(77 FR 14200), we received one comment pertaining to a form in this 
    The commenter expressed dissatisfaction with the process for 
renewing a certificate of ownership for personally owned, live 
wildlife. The commenter objected to having to complete an entire 
application when only a few items needed to be updated, and to having 
to submit his original certificate along with the application for 
renewal, thus preventing cross-border travel while awaiting issuance of 
the new certificate. In addition, the commenter noted that having the 
renewed certificate issued before the end of the period of validity of 
his existing certificate effectively shortens the period of validity to 
less than 3 years. He also considered the estimated time of 30 minutes 
for completion of Form 3-200-64 to be ``overly conservative,'' and 
stated that ``a more realistic, but still conservative estimate'' would 
be at least 60 minutes.
    FWS Form 3-200-64, the application form for issuance of a 
certificate of ownership for personally owned live wildlife, asks for 
detailed information regarding the animal to be covered under the 
certificate. When a certificate holder wishes to renew a certificate of 
ownership, he or she should complete and submit FWS Form 3-200-52, the 
application for reissuance or renewal of a permit. This is a simplified 
application on which the applicant can certify that there have been no 
changes to the original application or that there have been changes as 
noted on an attached page. We ask that individuals allow 30 to 60 days 
for processing of applications, and we do require submission of the 
original certificate before we will issue a new one. If applying well 
in advance (more than 60 days before expiration of the certificate), an 
applicant could submit a copy and continue to use the original 
certificate, keeping in mind that he or she must return to the United 
States before the certificate expires. Once travel is completed and the 
animal has reentered the United States, the original certificate must 
be returned to the Management Authority. As stated above, we will not 
issue a new certificate until we have received the original 
certificate. In some cases it may take longer than 30 minutes to 
complete FWS Form 3-200-64; however, we believe the average completion 
time for completing FWS Form 3-200-64 is 30 minutes.

Request for Public Comments

    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 

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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: February 24, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-04339 Filed 2-27-14; 8:45 am]