[Federal Register: May 8, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 89)]
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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; 
Grant Agreement and Amendment to Grant Agreement

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (We) will submit the 
collection 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 for the Grant Agreement and 
Amendment to Grant Agreement. 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

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currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this 
collection of information is 1018-0049.
    Under the authority of the Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Act 
(16 U.S.C. 669-669i), the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 
U.S.C. 777-777l), the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 757a-
757g), the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Clean 
Vessel Act (16 U.S.C. 777c), the Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act 
(16 U.S.C. 777g-1), and the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 3951-3956), we administer several grant 
programs. We use the information collected in grant applications and 
agreements to make awards under these grant programs. The information 
collected on the grant applications and agreements helps us determine 
whether the estimated cost of the grant project is reasonable, the cost 
sharing is consistent with the applicable program statutes, and 
sufficient Federal funds are available for obligation. The State or 
other grantee uses the grant application forms and agreements to 
request funds and identify proposed cost sharing. Grantees complete an 
Amendment to Grant Agreement to request a change to a previously 
approved Grant Agreement. We use the Amendment to Grant Agreement to 
revise a previous funding obligation or otherwise document the approval 
of a revision. The Grant Agreement and Amendment to Grant Agreement 
that we will submit to OMB for approval are modified slightly to lesson 
the burden on the public and to make them easier for the Service to 
    Title: Grant Agreement and Amendment to Grant Agreement.
    OMB Approval Number: 1018-0049.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-1552 (Grant Agreement) and 3-1591 
(Amendment to Grant Agreement).
    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:

                                       time        Annual    Annual hour
            Form name                perform     number of      burden
                                     (hours)    respondents
Grant Agreement..................            1         3500         3500
Amendment to Grant Agreement.....            1         1750         1750
    Totals.......................  ...........         5250   5250 hours

    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. 03-11429 Filed 5-7-03; 8:45 am]