[Federal Register: November 2, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 211)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction Act; 1018-
0109; Federal Assistance Grant Application Booklet, 50 CFR Part 80

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent a request to OMB to 
renew approval for our information collection associated with the 
Federal Assistance Grant Application Booklet. The current OMB control 
number for this information collection is 1018-0109, which expires 
October 31, 2005. We have requested that OMB renew approval of this 
information collection for a 3-year term.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before December 2, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection renewal to the Desk Officer for the Department of the 
Interior at OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-6566 (fax) or 
OIRA_DOCKET@OMB.eop.gov (e-mail). Please provide a copy of your comments to 

Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 
(mail); (703) 358-2269 (fax); or hope_grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection requirements, explanatory information, or related booklet, 
contact Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, at the 
above addresses or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB regulations at 5 CFR 1320, which 
implement the 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)). 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.
    On August 3, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 
44678) a 60-day notice of our intent to request renewal of this 
information collection authority from OMB. In that notice, we solicited 
public comments for 60 days ending October 3, 2005. We did not receive 
any comments regarding this notice.
    We administer several grant programs 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 
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). The Federal Assistance Grant Application 
Booklet provides the public information on how to apply for these 
Federal grants. We collect information relevant to eligibility, 
substantiality, relative value, and budget information from applicants 
in order to make awards of grants under these programs. We also collect 
financial and performance information to track costs and 
accomplishments of these grant programs. We need this information to 
support the grant work of our Division of Federal Assistance. We have 
not made any changes to the booklet.
    Title: Federal Assistance Grant Application Booklet, 50 CFR 80.
    Approval Number: 1018-0109.
    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.
    Number of applicants: 200.
    Total Annual Burden Hours:

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                                                                    Completion    Annual  number    Annual hour
                             Action                                time  (hours)   of  responses      burden
Initial Proposal................................................              80           4,000         320,000
Amendment.......................................................               2           1,750           3,500
    Totals......................................................  ..............           5,750         323,500

    We again invite comments on: (1) Whether or not the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether or not 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: October 5, 2005.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 05-21796 Filed 11-1-05; 8:45 am]