[Federal Register: September 21, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 184)]
[Page 48700-48703]
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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 
Act of 1995 (PRA)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: New Information Collection--State Certification of 


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) plans to submit 
the information collection requirement described below to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for approval under the provisions of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The Service is soliciting 
comment and suggestions on the requirement as described below.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before November 
20, 2001.

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 or Rebecca_Mullin@fws.gov e-mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Hess, (703) 358-1849, fax (703) 
358-1837, or Tim_Hess@fws.gov e-mail.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title of Forms: Certification of Spending.
    Service Form Number: 3-2197a.
    This form currently has no OMB Control Number. The Service may not 
condcut or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a 
collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB 
Control Number.

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    Description and Use: The Service administers grant programs 
authorized by the Federal Aid in Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration 
Acts. The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act 
of 2000 requires that States certify annually in writing that their 
expenditures of these Federal grant funds was in accordance with the 
appropriate Act.
    The Service must forward these certifications to Congress annually 
by December 31st each year.
    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 technology.
    Frequency: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: States and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

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    Completion Time and Annual Response Estimate:

                                                                    Completion        Annual
                            Form name                             time  per form     response      Annual burden
State Certification of Expenditures.............................      \1/2\ Hour        60 Forms        30 Hours

    Dated: September 6, 2001.
Rebecca Mullin,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Information Collection Clearance 
[FR Doc. 01-23662 Filed 9-20-01; 8:45 am]