[Federal Register: January 27, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 17)]
[Page 3908-3909]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The collection of information described below will be 
submitted to OMB for approval under the provisions

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of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Copies of specific information 
collection requirements, related forms and explanatory material may be 
obtained by contacting the Service Information Collection Clearance 
officer at the address and/or phone numbers listed below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 1998.

ADDRESSES: Comments and suggestions on specific requirements should be 
sent to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service, MS 222 ARLSQ, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen R. Vehrs, Refuge Program 
Specialist, Division of Refuges, 703/358-2397.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service proposes to submit the following 
information collection clearance requirements to OMB for review and 
approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13. 
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden, including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who 
are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    The issuance of a Permit by the Fish and Wildlife Service for 
access to units of the National Wildlife Refuge System Administration 
Act (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee et seq.) as amended; the Refuge Recreation 
Act (16 U.S.C. 460K-3); the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement 
Act of 1997 (Pub. L. 105-57); and as implemented by regulations in 50 
CFR 25-38.
    The information requested prior to issuing the Permit is required 
to obtain a benefit, and will assist the Service in administering 
System programs in accordance with the above statutory authorities. The 
Improvement Act requires that a wildlife dependent recreational use or 
any other uses of a refuge that, in the sound professional judgment of 
the Director, will not materially interfere with or detract from the 
fulfillment of the mission of the System or the purposes for which the 
refuge was established. The information is needed by the Service to 
make this determination before a permit can be issued.
    The permit is required for any person entering a national wildlife 
refuge, unless otherwise provided under the provisions of 50 CFR, 
subchapter C. The permittee must abide by all the terms and conditions 
set forth in the permit.
    Information collected in submitting an application for a permit, 
prior to issuing a permit, may be used to evaluate and conclude the 
eligibility of, or merely document, permit applicants. The Service will 
require the use of permits as a condition in new and revised 
regulations pursuant to the Refuge Improvement Act.
    The Service will provide Special Use Permit forms as requested by 
interested citizens. The required written forms and/or verbal 
application information will be sued by the Service to ensure that the 
applicant is eligible to receive a Permit.
    Title: United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Special Use Permit.
    Bureau form number: 3-1383.
    Frequency of collection: On occasion.
    Description of respondents: Individuals or households; State, 
local, or Tribal governments; businesses or other for profit and not-
for-profit institutions.
    Number of respondents: 10,000.
    Estimated completion time: The reporting burden for FWS Form 3-1383 
(Special Use Permit) is estimated to be 30 minutes.
    Burden estimate: 5,000 hours.

    Dated: January 15, 1998.
Carolyn A. Bohan,
Acting Assistant Director for Refuges and Wildlife.
[FR Doc. 98-1862 Filed 1-26-98; 8:45 am]