[Federal Register: July 11, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 132)]
[Page 37792-37793]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, 
Caviar, or Meat from Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon (CITES)

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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.

DATES: You must submit comments on or before September 10, 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
    This information collection is associated with regulations 
implementing the Convention on International Trade in Endangered 
Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES regulates international 
trade in listed species through a system of permits and certificates. 
We assess permit requests according to criteria in CITES and Federal 
regulations (50 CFR parts 13 and 23) for the issuance, suspension, 
revocation, or denial of permits.
    We have developed a new permit application form (FWS Form 3-200-80) 
specific to permit requests for the export of fertilized live eggs, 
caviar, or meat from aquacultured paddlefish or sturgeon. In the past, 
we have used FWS Form 3-200-24 (Export of Captive Born Wildlife) to 
collect the information necessary for us to evaluate these permit 
requests. When using that general form, applicants have had 
considerable difficulty understanding what information is necessary and 
how to supply it. The proposed form clarifies these issues. The 
information we plan to collect includes, but is not limited to:

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    (1) Each species from which product will be exported.
    (2) Production facilities.
    (3) Documentation showing the number of brood stock spawned 
    (4) Estimated weight of eggs produced annually.
    (5) Total caviar harvested annually (by weight).
    (6) Mortality rates by age class.
    (7) How captive population is managed to maintain genetic vitality.
    (8) Whether or not population is supplemented by wild-origin fish.
    (9) Roe to be exported.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Export of Fertilized Live Eggs, Caviar, or Meat from 
Aquacultured Paddlefish or Sturgeon (CITES), 50 CFR 13 and 23.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-80.
    Type of Request: New collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and commercial exporters of paddlefish 
and sturgeon caviar and meat; State, tribal, Federal, and local 
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 2 hours.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 10.
    Estimated Total Nonhour Burden Cost: $300 for application fees.
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: June 25, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-13415 Filed 7-10-07; 8:45 am]