[Federal Register: July 11, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 132)]
[Page 37793-37794]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0095; 
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental Populations

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 renew 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. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on November 30, 2007. 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 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
     Section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA), as 
amended, (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of the 
Interior to establish experimental populations of endangered or 
threatened species. Because individuals of experimental populations are 
categorically protected under the ESA, the information we collect is 
important for monitoring the success of reintroduction efforts and 
recovery efforts in general. Information collection requirements for 
experimental populations of endangered and threatened species are in 50 
CFR 17.84. We collect three categories of information:
    (1) General take or removal. Relates to human-related mortality 
including unintentional taking incidental to otherwise lawful 
activities (e.g., highway mortalities); animal husbandry actions 
authorized to manage the population (e.g., translocation or providing 
aid to sick, injured, or orphaned individuals); take in defense of 
human life; take related to defense of property (if authorized); or 
take in the form of authorized harassment.
    (2) Depredation-related take. Involves take for management purposes 
where livestock depredation is documented, and may include authorized 
harassment or authorized lethal take of experimental animals in the act 
of attacking livestock.
    (3) Specimen collection, recovery, or reporting of dead 
individuals. This information documents incidental or authorized 
scientific collection. Most of the contacts with the public deal 
primarily with the reporting of sightings of experimental population 
animals or the inadvertent discovery of an injured or dead individual.
    The information that we collect includes:
    (1) Name, address, and phone number of reporting party.
    (2) Species involved.
    (3) Type of incident.
    (4) Location and time of the reported incident.
    (5) Description of the circumstances related to the incident.
    This information helps us to assess the effectiveness of control 
activities and to develop better means to reduce problems with 
livestock for those species where depredation is a problem. Service 
recovery specialists use the information to determine the success of 
reintroductions in relation to established recovery plan goals for the 
threatened and endangered species involved.
II. Data
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0095.
    Title: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife, Experimental 
Populations, 50 CFR 17.84.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses, not-for-
profit organizations, farms, and State, tribal, and local governments.

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    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
General take or removal.........                  20                  20  15 minutes.........                  5
Depredation related take........                  22                  22  15 minutes.........                5.5
Specimen collection.............                  20                  20  15 minutes.........                  5
    Totals......................                  62                  62  ...................               15.5

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. E7-13499 Filed 7-10-07; 8:45 am]