[Federal Register: May 1, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 84)]
[Page 25354-25358]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

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

AGENCY: Information Collection Renewal.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) plans to submit 
the collection of information requirement described below to the Office 
of Management and Budget (OMB) for renewal approval under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). You may obtain copies 
of the collection requirement and related forms and explanatory 
material by contacting the Service's Information Collection Clearance 
Officer at the phone number listed below. The Service is soliciting 
comment and suggestions on the requirement as described below.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before June 30, 

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send comments and suggestions on 
the requirement to Rebecca A. Mullin, Information Collection Clearance 
Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, 
Suite 222, Arlington, VA 22203, (703) 358-2278 or 
Rebecca__Mullin@fws.gov E-mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jack Hicks, (703) 358-1851, fax (703) 
358-1837, or Jack__Hicks@fws.gov E-mail.

    Title of Forms: Grant Agreement and Amendment to Grant Agreement.
    OMB Approval Number: 1018-0049 expires 8/31/2000. The Service 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.
    Description and Use: The Service administers several grant programs 
authorized by the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act, the Federal 
Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act, the Anadromous Fish Conservation 
Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Vessel Act, the Sportfishing 
and Boating Safety Act, and the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection 
and Restoration Act. The Service uses the information collected to make 
awards within these grant programs. This includes determining if the 
estimated cost is reasonable, the cost sharing is consistent with the 
applicable program statues, and whether sufficient Federal funds are 
available for obligation. The State or other grantee uses the form to 
request funds and identify proposed cost sharing. Grantees initiate an 
Amendment to Grant Agreement to request a change to a previously 
approved Grant Agreement. The Service uses the Amendment to Grant 
Agreement to revise a previous funding obligation or otherwise document 
the approval of a revision.
    These forms were previously approved under the referenced OMB 
control number. The new forms are modified slightly to lessen the 
burden on the public, and these changes also make them easier for the 
Service to use.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-1552 (Grant Agreement) and 3-1591 
(Amendment to Grant Agreement).
    Supplemental Information: The service plans to submit the following 
information collection requirements to OMB for review and extension 
approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 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 estimates of burden of the collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and, (4) ways to minimize the burden 
of collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
    Frequency: Generally annually.
    Description of Respondents: State, territorial (the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa), local 
governments, and others receiving grant funds.

                             Completion Time and Annual Response and Burden Estimate
                                                                    Completion        Annual
                            Form name                              time per form     response     Annual  burden
                                                                      (hours)         (forms)          hours
Grant Agreement.................................................               1            3500            3500
Amendment to Grant Agreement....................................               1            1750            1750
    Totals......................................................  ..............            5250            5250


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    Dated: April 25, 2000.

Information Collection for OMB.

Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Director--U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 00-10829 Filed 4-28-00; 8:45 a.m.]