[Federal Register: March 8, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 45)]
[Page 10738-10739]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; OMB Control Number 1018-0093, Applications for Permits

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (we) has submitted the 
collection of information described below to OMB for approval under the 
provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. A description of the 
information collection requirement is included in this notice. If you 
wish to obtain copies of the information collection requirements, 
related forms, or explanatory material, contact the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at the address or telephone number listed 

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 April 7, 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, Information Collection Clearance Officer, at 703-358-
2445 or electronically at Anissa_Craghead@fws.gov, or Amy Brisendine 
at 703-358-2104 ext. 2441, electronically at Amy_Brisendine@fws.gov.

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 record keeping activities (see 5 
CFR 1320.8(d)). We have submitted a request to OMB to renew its 
approval of the collection of information for: (1) The Service's 
license/permit application form numbers 3-200-19 through 3-200-25 and 
3-200-27 through 3-200-53, which are all currently approved under OMB 
control number 1018-0093; (2) the placement of Service form 3-200-26, 
which is currently approved under OMB control number 1018-0092, under 
OMB control number 1018-0093; (3) the addition of forms 3-200-58, 3-
200-64 through 3-200-66, and 3-200-73; and (4) the deletion of form 3-
200-38. 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 March 31, 2003, 
Federal Register (68 FR 15474) inviting public comment. Comments were 
received from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA). Many of 
their comments and suggestions were incorporated into the forms. This 
notice provides an additional 30 days in which to comment on the 
information collection.
    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 number. The OMB control number for this 
collection is 1018-0093.
    The information collection requirements in this submission 
implement the regulatory requirements of the Endangered Species Act (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et 
seq.), the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.), the Bald and Golden 
Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668), the Convention on International 
Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (27 U.S.T. 
1087), the Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407 et seq.), 
and the Wild Bird Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 4901-4916 et seq.), and 
are contained in Service regulations in chapter I, subchapter B of 
title 50 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) parts 15, 16, 17, and 23. 
Common permit applications and record keeping requirements have been 
consolidated in 50 CFR part 13, and unique requirements of the various 
statutes in the applicable part.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0093.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-200-19 through 3-200-37, 3-200-39 through 
3-200-53, 3-200-58, 3-200-64 through 3-200-66, and 3-200-73.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, biomedical companies, 
circuses, zoological parks, botanical gardens, nurseries, museums, 
universities, scientists, antique dealers, exotic pet industry, 
hunters, taxidermists, commercial importers/exporters of wildlife and 
plants, freight forwarders/brokers, and local, State, tribal and 
Federal governments.
    Total Annual Responses: 9,307.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 6,746.
    Total Annual Non-Hour Dollar Cost Burden: $955,625.
    We again invite comments concerning this renewal 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 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 
those who are to respond. The information collections in this program 
are part of a system of record covered by the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552 

    Dated: March 2, 2004.
Anissa Craghead,
Service Information Collection Officer.
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