[Federal Register: October 18, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 200)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-FHC-2011-N228; 94100-1311-0000-N5]

Proposed Information Collection; OMB Control Number 1018-0078; 
Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on February 28, 2011. 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: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC, 
we must receive them by December 17, 2010.

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); or hope_
grey@fws.gov (e-mail).

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


I. Abstract

    The Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42) (Act) prohibits the possession or 
importation of any animal or plant deemed to be and prescribed by 
regulation to be injurious to:
     Human beings;
     The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; 
     Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.
    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this 
Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR part 16 allow for the 
importation of animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are 
met. To effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic 
resources of the United States, we must gather information on the 
animals being imported with regard to their source, destination, and 
health status. It is also imperative that we ensure the qualifications 
of those individuals who provide the fish health data upon which we 
base our decision to allow importation.
    We use three forms to collect this information:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New 
applicants and those seeking recertification as a Title 50 certifying 
official provide information so that we can assess their 
qualifications. Information includes, but is not limited to:
     Name, position title, current place of employment (with 
address) and work phone number, fax number, and e-mail address.
     Professional degrees.
     Primary duties.
     Areas of expertise and related certifications.
     Facilities available for diagnostic tests and available 
    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). The 
certifying official uses this form to affirm the health status of the 
fish or their reproductive products to be imported. Information 
includes, but is not limited to:
     Certifying official's name and date of most recent 
     Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.
     Site and date of sample collection.
     Name and address of laboratory conducting the assays.
     Site from which the animals or eggs will be shipped.
     Dates of the shipment.
     Means of shipment and anticipated border crossing.
    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the 
information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to 
track and control importations. Information includes, but is not 
limited to:
     Name and address of company/agency and facility receiving 
animals or eggs.
     Number, life stage, and species of animals or eggs.
     Origin of animals or eggs.
     Name and address of exporter.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0078.
    Title: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish 
and Fish Eggs, 50 CFR 16.13.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Request: Extension without change.
    Description of Respondents: Aquatic animal health professionals 
seeking to be certified Title 50 inspectors; certified Title 50 
inspectors who have performed health certifications on live salmonids; 
and any entity wishing to import live salmonids or their reproductive 
products into the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                           Number of       Number of       Completion time per     Total annual
               Activity                   Respondents      Responses            response           burden hours
FWS Form 3-2273.......................              16              16  1 hour..................              16
FWS Form 3-2274.......................              25              50  30 minutes..............              25
FWS Form 3-2275.......................              25              50  15 minutes..............              13
    Total.............................              66             116  ........................              54

III. Comments

    We 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. We will include or summarize each comment in our request 
to OMB to approve this IC. Before

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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: October 12, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-26157 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]