[Federal Register: September 27, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 187)]
[Page 54918-54919]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0094; Federal Fish
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and
Threatened Species

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
is summarized below, describes the nature of the collection and the
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on September
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. 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 29, 2007.

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-

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(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

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.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Native Endangered and Threatened Species, 50 CFR 13 and 17.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-200-54, 3-200-55, and 3-200-56.
    Type of Request: Revision of currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: Individuals/households, businesses, State and
local agencies, private organizations, and scientific and research
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for application forms and
notifications; annually for reports.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden: $55,000 for fees associated with
permit applications.

                                   Number of annual    Number of annual   Completion time per    Annual burden
            Activity                  respondents          responses            response             hours
3-200-54 - permit application...                  11                  11  3 hours............                 33
3-200-54 - annual report........                  64                  64  8 hours............                512
3-200-54 - notification of                         1                   1  1 hour.............                  1
 incidental take.
3-200-54 - notification of                         1                   1  1 hour.............                  1
 change in landowner.
2-200-55 - permit application...                 579                 579  4 hours............              2,316
3-200-55 - annual report........               1,034               1,034  8 hours............              8,272
3-200-55 - notification of                         1                   1  1 hour.............                  1
 escape of living wildlife.
3-200-56 - permit application...                  60                  60  3 hours............                180
3-200-56 - annual report........                 748                 748  10 hours...........              7,480
    Totals......................               2,499               2,499  ...................             18,796

    Abstract: Our Endangered Species Program uses information that we
collect on permit applications to determine the eligibility of
applicants for permits requested in accordance with the criteria in
various Federal wildlife conservation laws, including:
    (1) Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
    (2) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    (3) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
    (4) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
    (5) Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1374).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations
(CFR). These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements
that when met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that
are otherwise prohibited. This IC includes the following permit
application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-54 - Enhancement of Survival Permits Associated
with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation Agreements with
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-55 - Permits for Scientific Purposes,
Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e, Recovery) and Interstate
    (3) FWS Form 3-200-56 - Incidental Take Permits Associated with a
Habitat Conservation Plan..
    Comments: On March 16, 2007, we published in the Federal Register
(72 FR 12629) a notice of our intent to request that OMB approve this
ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on May
15, 2007. We received one comment. The comment did not address issues
surrounding the proposed collection of information or the cost and hour
burden estimates. The commenter objected to hunting permits, which are
not part of this information collection. We have not made any changes
to this collection as a result of this comment.
    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
    Comments that you submit in response to this notice are a matter of
public record. 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it
will be done.

    Dated: August 22, 2007
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E7-19132 Filed 9-26-07; 8:45 am]

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