[Federal Register: October 10, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 196)]
[Page 51682-51683]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

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

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has submitted the 
collection of information listed below to OMB for approval under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act. A copy of the information 
collection requirement is included in this notice. If you wish to 
obtain copies of the proposed information collection requirement, 
related forms, and explanatory material, contact the Service 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at the address listed below.

DATES: OMB has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove information 
collection but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum 
consideration, you must submit comments on or before the above 
referenced date.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the requirement to the Office of 
Management and Budget, Attention: Department of the Interior Desk 
Officer, 725 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20503, and to Rebecca 
Mullin, Information Collection Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
MS 222-ARLSQ, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information and related forms, contact 
Rebecca A. Mullin at (703) 358-2287, or electronically to 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), require that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) has submitted a 
request to OMB for its approval of the collection of information for 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Employee Exist Survey. We are requesting a 
3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. A 
previous 60-day notice on this information collection requirement was 
published in the October 24, 2000 (65 FR 63617) Federal Register 
inviting public comment. No comments on the previous notice were 
received. This notice provides an additional 30 days in which to 
comment on the following information.
    Federal agencies 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 U.S. Fish and Wildlife form 
number for this collection of information is FWS 3-2186.
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Department of the 
Interior is the agency primarily responsible for fish, wildlife, and 
plant conservation. The Service helps protect a healthy environment for 
people, fish and wildlife, and helps Americans conserve and enjoy the 
outdoors and our living treasures. To accomplish its mission, the 
Service employs around 7,500 of the country's best biologists, wildlife 
managers, engineers, realty specialists, educators, law enforcement 
agents, and others who work to save endangered and threatened species; 
conserve migratory birds and inland fisheries; restore habitats; 
provide expert conservation advice to other Federal agencies, industry, 
private citizens, and foreign governments; and manage millions of acres 
of wildlife lands. The Service Directorate has made it a high priority 
to recruit and retain these valued employees. As part of an active 
career development program, the Service has decided to institute an 
Employee Exit Survey to collect feedback from former Service employees 
so that we may discover relevant issues that impact retention. If this 
survey were not used, there would be no way the Service could analyze 
the reasons for employee separation.
    Title: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Employee Exit Survey.
    Service Form Number: 3-2186.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
    Total Annual Burden Hours: The reporting burden is estimated to 
average 15 minutes per respondent. The Total Annual Burden hours is 100 
    Total Annual Responses: About 400 individuals are expected to 
participate in the survey. We invite comments concerning this 
submission on: (1) Whether the collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of our career development functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the 
accuracy of our estimate of the 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 the collection of information on respondents. The information 
collections in this program are part of a system of record covered by 
the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552(a)).

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    Dated: October 3, 2001.
Rebecca A. Mullin,
Fish & Wildlife Service Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 01-25331 Filed 10-9-01; 8:45 am]