[Federal Register: May 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 89)]
[Page 24751-24752]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; 
Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) will submit the 

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of information described below to the Office of Management and Budget 
for approval under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA). 
You may obtain copies of the collection requirement, related forms, and 
explanatory material by contacting the Service's Information Collection 
Clearance Officer at the address listed below. We are soliciting public 
comment on this information collection.

DATES: Interested parties must submit comments on or before July 7, 

ADDRESSES: Mail your comments on the information collection to Anissa 
Craghead, Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 222, Arlington, VA 
22203; or e-mail Anissa_Craghead@fws.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anissa Craghead at (703) 358-2445 or 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which implement provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), 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)). We plan to submit a request to OMB to renew its 
approval of the collection of information related to the annual 
certification of hunting and sport fishing licenses issued by States, 
territories, and local governments. We are requesting a 3-year term of 
approval for this information collection activity. 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 OMB control number for this collection of 
information is 1018-0007.
    The Service administers grant programs authorized by the Federal 
Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669b, 669-669k) and the 
Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-777m). These 
Acts require that States annually certify their hunting and fishing 
license sales. The Service uses the information collected to determine 
apportionment and distribution of funds under these Acts. We are 
proposing minimal changes to the forms we use to collect this 
    Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses 
Issued. (Note: This collection consists of two parts: Part 1, 
Certification, and Part 2, Summary.)
    OMB Approval Number: 1018-0007.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-154a (Part 1) and 3-154b (Part 2).
    Frequency of Collection: 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), and 
local governments, and others receiving grant funds.
    Total Annual Burden:

                                    Completion     Annual
                                     time per    number of   Annual hour
            Form name                  form     respondents     burden
                                     (hours)      (forms)
Certification (Part 1)...........        \1/2\           56           28
Summary (Part 2).................        \1/2\           56           28
Totals...........................  ...........          112           56

    We invite 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) 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 
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.

    Dated: April 30, 2003.
Matt Hogan,
Acting Director, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 03-11428 Filed 5-7-03; 8:45 am]