[Federal Register: August 15, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 158)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection submitted to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Renewal Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act 

SUMMARY: The Service submitted the forms for the collection of 
information listed below to OMB for renewal approval under the 
Paperwork Reduction Act. Copies of the forms and related material may 
be obtained by contacting the Service Information Collection Clearance 
Officer at the address listed below.

DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 14, 2000.

ADDRESSES: Interested parties should send comments and suggestions on 
the requirement directly to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs; Office of Management and Budget; Attention: Interior Desk 
Officer, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503; and they should 
send a copy of the comments 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service invites comments 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) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information being collected;
    (3) The accuracy of the agency's estimate of the time burden of the 
collection of information; and
    (4) Ways to reduce the time burden of the collection of information 
on respondents.
    Title: Grant Agreement and Amendment to Grant Agreement
    OMB Approval Number: 1018-0049 (covers both forms)
    Service Form Numbers:

3-1552 Grant Agreement, and
3-1591 Amendment to Grant Agreement

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has submitted to OMB a request 
to renew its approval of the collection of information for the Federal 
Aid program. The Service is requesting a three year term of approval 
for this information collection. A previous 60 day notice on this 
information collection requirement was published on May 1, 2000 (65 FR 
25354) Federal Register requesting comment. No comments on the previous 
notice were received as of July 24, 2000. This notice provides an 
additional 30 days in which to comment on the following information.
    An agency 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. The OMB control number for this 
collection is 1018-0049.

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    Description and Use: The Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreement 
Act of 1977 requires Federal agencies to use some type of grant 
agreement as the legal instrument to transfer money, property, or 
services to state or local governments. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service uses these forms to make or amend awards for approved grant 
projects. This includes determining if the estimated cost is 
reasonable, the cost sharing is consistent with the applicable program 
statutes, and whether sufficient federal funds are available for 
obligation. The state uses the information to request funds and 
identify proposed cost sharing. Federal cost distribution provides the 
State an opportunity to consolidate work under a single project for 
funding by more than one grant program and distribute the Federal share 
among applicable programs. The information collected on the amendment 
form is used to identify and approve proposed changes in the grant 
    Frequency of Collection: 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 certain others receiving grant funds.
    Estimated Burden To Complete Form: One hour.

                                    Number of     response      Annual
            Form used                requests     time in     burden in
                                     annually      hours        hours
Grant Agreement..................       * 3500          * 1         3500
Amendment to Grant Agreement.....       * 1750          * 1         1750
    Totals.......................         5250            1         5250

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    Dated: July 25, 2000.
Rebecca Mullin,
Information Collection Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 00-20618 Filed 8-14-00; 8:45 am]