[Federal Register: June 12, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 112)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0135; 
Electronic Duck Stamp Pilot Program

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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SUMMARY: We (Fish and Wildlife Service) will ask the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection (IC) 
described below. As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
as part of our continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burden, we invite the general public and other Federal agencies to take 
this opportunity to comment on this IC. 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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before August 13, 2007.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey by mail, fax, or e-mail (see 
ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.

I. Abstract
    The Electronic Duck Stamp Act of 2005 (Act) (Pub.L. 109-266), 
passed in August 2006, requires that the Secretary of the Interior 
conduct a 3-year pilot program under which up to 15 States authorized 
by the Secretary may issue electronic Federal Duck Stamps. Eligible 
applicants are State fish and wildlife agencies that have an automated 
licensing system authorized under State law. There are currently 40 
States that offer Internet, point of sale, or telephonic sales for 
their hunting and fishing licenses.
    Under the Act, a State may not participate in the pilot program 
unless it submits an application and the Secretary approves it. OMB has 
granted emergency approval for the application for this program (FWS 
Form 3-2341) and assigned OMB Control No. 1018-0135, which expires 
October 31, 2007. To participate in the pilot program, eligible State 
fish and wildlife agencies must have submitted an application by June 
8, 2007. The application process will lead to the selection of up to 15 
participants for this pilot program.
    The Act requires reports from States that participate in the pilot 
program We plan to ask OMB to approve the following reporting 
requirements for a 3-year term:
    (1) Pilot Fulfillment Report. Each participating State must collect 
the following information and submit it to the fulfillment contractor 
on a weekly basis. We will use this information to issue an actual 
stamp to each purchaser.
    (a) First and last name and complete mailing address for each 
individual who purchases an electronic stamp from the State.
    (b) Face value amount of each electronic stamp sold by the State.
    (c) Amount of the Federal portion of any fee required by the 
agreement for each stamp sold.
    (2) At the end of the pilot program, the Act requires that we 
submit a report to Congress. We will evaluate the program to determine 
if it has provided a cost effective and convenient means for issuing 
Federal Duck Stamps. We will ask each State to provide information on 
whether or not the program:
    (a) Increased the availability of the stamps.
    (b) Assisted States in meeting customer service objectives.
    (c) Maintained actual stamps as an effective and viable 
conservation tool.
    (d) Maintained adequate retail availability of the actual stamp.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0135.
    Title: Electronic Duck Stamp Pilot Program.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: State fish and wildlife agencies.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Weekly for fulfillment reports; one time 
for evaluation report.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
Pilot Fulfillment Reports.......                  15                 780  1 hour.............              1,200
Pilot Evaluation Report.........                  15                  15  8 hours............                120
    Totals......................                  30                 795  ...................              1,320

III. Request for Comments
    We invite comments concerning this IC 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 
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of 
public record. We will include and/or summarize each comment in our 
request to OMB to approve this IC. Before including your address, phone 
number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in 
your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including 
your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available 
at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your 
personal identifying information from public review, we cannot 
guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: April 30, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-11286 Filed 6-11-07; 8:45 pm]

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