[Federal Register: September 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 187)]
[Page 56542-56543]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0014; Special Use 
Permit Applications for National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) have sent an Information 
Collection Request (ICR) to OMB for review and approval. The ICR, which 

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summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September 
30, 2006. We 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. However, under OMB regulations, we may 
continue to conduct or sponsor this information collection while it is 
pending at OMB.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before October 27, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this ICR 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 additional information 
about this ICR, contact Hope Grey at one of the addresses above or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2482.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0014.
    Title: Special Use Permit Application for National Wildlife Refuges 
in Alaska (50 CFR 25.61, 26.22(b), 26.25, 36.33, 36.37, 36.39, and 
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2001.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals; businesses and other for-profit 
institutions; not-for-profit institutions; State, local, or tribal 
governments; and the Federal Government.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                         Number of       Number of
     Type of permit application           annual          annual         Completion time  per      Annual burden
                                        respondents      responses             response                hours
Noncompetitive--Kodiak..............             240             240  20 minutes................              80
Noncompetitive--Other...............             120             170  90 minutes................             255
Competitive.........................              80             180  30 hours..................           5,400
    Totals..........................             440             590  ..........................           5,735

    Abstract: We collect information from individuals or organizations 
that apply for a special use permit required to conduct economic or 
other privileged or specialized uses on National Wildlife Refuge System 
lands in Alaska. We use the information to:
    (1) Determine if the applicant is qualified or eligible for a 
    (2) Evaluate the impacts of the proposed activity on refuge 
resources and other users.
    (3) Determine if the proposed activity is compatible with refuge 
purposes and the mission of the refuge system.
    Comments: On May 26, 2006, we published in the Federal Register (71 
FR 30439) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for 
this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments for 
60 days, ending on July 25, 2006. We received two comments from the 
same individual. The comments did not address issues surrounding the 
proposed collection of information or the cost and hour burden 
estimates, but instead objected to our issuing permits for guided 
hunting. The commenter also questioned who verified the information 
submitted in the application, and suggested requesting additional 
information for two of the application items. If we include the 
suggested additional information on our application, we would collect 
information in excess of the minimum necessary to fulfill our statutory 
and regulatory requirements and responsibilities. Therefore, we have 
not made any changes to FWS Form 3-2001 as a result of these comments.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) the accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 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 
respondents. Comments submitted in response to this notice are a matter 
of public record.

    Dated: August 10, 2006.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E6-15788 Filed 9-26-06; 8:45 am]