[Federal Register: January 9, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 6)]
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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; Federal 
Aid Grant Application Booklet

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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

DATES: You must submit comments by February 9, 2004.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments on this information collection renewal 
to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at OMB-OIRA via 
facsimile or e-mail using the following fax number or e-mail address: 
(202) 395-6566 (fax); OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide 
a copy of your comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service's Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, 4401 N. Fairfax Dr., MS 222 ARLSQ, 
Arlington, VA 22203; (703) 358-2269 (fax); or anissa_craghead@fws.gov 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection request, explanatory information, or related forms, contact 
Anissa Craghead at (703) 358-2445, or electronically to anissa--

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

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information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). We have submitted a request to OMB to renew its approval of 
the collection of information for the Federal Aid Grant Application 
Booklet. 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 1018-0109.
    The Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet offers the public 
information on how to apply for certain Federal grants. This 
information collection is authorized by the Federal Aid in Sport Fish 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 777-777l), Federal Aid in Wildlife 
Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 669-669i), Partnerships for Wildlife Act (16 
U.S.C. 3741), Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act 
(16 U.S.C. 3954), Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), 
Clean Vessel Act of 1992 (16 U.S.C. 777), Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 
U.S.C. 703-712), the annual Department of the Interior and Related 
Agencies Appropriation Acts, and 50 CFR 80. This information collection 
covers many types of grant programs, including, but not limited to: 
Sport Fish Restoration, Wildlife Restoration, Coastal Wetland 
Restoration, Clean Vessel, Boating Infrastructure, Partnerships for 
Wildlife, and Endangered Species. We collect information relevant to 
eligibility, substantiality, relative value, and budget information 
from applicants in order to make awards of grants under applicable 
programs. We also collect financial and performance information to 
track costs and accomplishments of applicable grant programs. We need 
the information collected to support the grant work of our Division of 
Federal Assistance. In this renewal request, we are proposing minimal 
changes to the Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet to bring it into 
accord with our current authorities (such as by adding ``Annual DOI 
Appropriations Acts'' to our list of authorizing Acts) and to update 
contact information.
    Title: Federal Aid Grant Application Booklet, 50 CFR 80.
    Approval Number: 1018-0109.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: The 50 U.S. States, the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern 
Mariana Islands, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Indian 
Tribal Governments, and not-for-profit institutions.

                                            Total Annual Burden Hours
                                                                                   Annual number    Annual hour
                 Form name                         Completion time per form        of responses       burden
Initial Proposal...........................  80 hours...........................           4,000         320,000
Amendment..................................  2 hours............................           1,750           3,500
    TOTALS.................................  ...................................           5,750         323,500

    We again 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: December 30, 2003.
Anissa Craghead,
Information Collection Officer.
[FR Doc. 04-435 Filed 1-8-04; 8:45 am]