[Federal Register: May 12, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 91)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Renewal To Be Submitted to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for Approval Under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act; 1018-0010; Mourning Dove Call Count Survey

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service, Service) plan to request that 
OMB renew approval for information collection associated with FWS Form 
3-159 (Mourning Dove Call Count Survey). The current OMB Control Number 
for this information collection is 1018-0010, which expires October 31, 
2005. We plan to request that OMB renew its approval of this 
information collection for a 3-year term.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before July 11, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection to Hope 
Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, MS 222-ARLSQ, 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 
(mail); Krista_Bibb@fws.gov (e-mail); or (703) 358-2269 (fax).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the information 
collection requirements, explanatory information, or related form, 
contact Krista Bibb, 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.
    The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712) and Fish and 
Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-742j) designate the Department of 
the Interior as the key agency responsible for (1) wise management of 
migratory bird populations frequenting the United States and (2) 
setting hunting regulations that allow for the well-being of migratory 
bird populations. These responsibilities dictate that we gather 
accurate data on various characteristics of migratory bird populations.
    The Mourning Dove Call Count Survey is an essential part of the 
migratory bird management program. The survey is a cooperative effort 
between the Service and State wildlife agencies, as well as local and 
tribal biologists. Each spring, State, Service, local, and tribal 
biologists conduct the survey to provide the necessary data to 
determine the population status of the mourning dove. The Service and 
the States use the survey results to develop annual regulations for 
hunting mourning doves. Survey data are also used to plan and evaluate 
dove management programs and provide specific information necessary for 
dove research. If this survey were not conducted, there would be no way 
to determine the population status of mourning doves prior to setting 
    Title of Collection: Mourning Dove Call Count Survey.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0010.
    Service Form Number: 3-159.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Description of Respondents: State, local, tribal, and Federal 
    Total Annual Responses: 1,062.
    Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,797.6 hours. The reporting burden is 
estimated to average 2.5 hours per respondent. With an estimated 80 
percent of the respondents entering data electronically, the reporting 
burden is estimated to average 2.67 hours per respondent.
    We invite your comments concerning this information collection on: 
(1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for the 
proper performance of our migratory bird management functions, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility; 
(2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden; (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 records covered by the Privacy Act 
(5 U.S.C. 552a).
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular 
business hours. Individual respondents may request that we withhold 
their home addresses from the record, which we will honor to the extent 
allowable by law. There may also be limited circumstances in which we 
would withhold a respondent's identity from the administrative record, 
as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 
address, you must state this clearly at the beginning of your comment. 
We will not consider anonymous comments. We generally make all 
submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals 
identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations 
or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.

    Dated: April 22, 2005.
Krista Bibb,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 05-9431 Filed 5-11-05; 8:45 am]