[Federal Register: December 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 245)]
[Page 68276]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-WSR-2009-N281] [91405-5110000-241A-7H and 91405-9410000-241A-

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0007; Annual 
Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued

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. We summarize 
the ICR below and describe the nature of the collection and the 
estimated burden and cost. This ICR is scheduled to expire on January 
31, 2010. 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 send comments on or before January 22, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments and suggestions on this information 
collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at 
OMB-OIRA at (202) 395-5806 (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) or hope_
grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

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

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0007.
    Title: Annual Certification of Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses 
Issued, 50 CFR 80.10.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-154a, 3-154b.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Affected Public: States, territories (Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, U.S. Virgin 
Islands, and American Samoa), and District of Columbia.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 112.
    Estimated Time Per Response: Average of 12 hours for FWS Form 3-
154a and 20 hours for FWS Form 3-154b.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,792.
    Abstract: The Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act (16 U.S.C. 
669 et seq.) and the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 
U.S.C. 777 et seq. except 777e-1) provide authority for Federal 
assistance to the States for management and restoration of fish and 
wildlife. These Acts and our regulations at 50 CFR 80.10 require that 
States, territories, and the District of Columbia annually certify 
their hunting and fishing license sales. States, territories, and the 
District of Columbia that receive grants under these Acts use FWS Forms 
3-154a (Part I - Certification) and 3-154b (Part II - Summary of 
Hunting and Sport Fishing Licenses Issued) to certify the number and 
amount of hunting and fishing license sales. We use the information 
collected to apportion and distribute funds according to the formula 
specified in each Act.
    Comments: On August 20, 2009, we published in the Federal Register 
(74 FR 42091) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew this 
ICR. In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on 
October 19, 2009. We did not receive any comments.
    We again invite comments concerning this information collection on:
     Whether or not the collection of information is necessary, 
including whether or not the information will have practical utility;
     The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this 
collection of information;
     Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on respondents.
    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: December 17, 2009
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. E9-30554 Filed 12-22-09; 8:45 am]

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