[Federal Register: November 3, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 212)]
[Page 67761-67762]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-ES-2010-N245; 92220-1113-0000-C3]

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 (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 March 31, 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 January 3, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to Hope Grey, Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 222-
ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or 
infocol@fws.gov (e-mail).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Mary Klee, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 
420-ARLSQ, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail), mary_
klee@fws.gov (e-mail) or 703-358-2421 (telephone).


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. This is a nonform collection. Information 
collection requirements for experimental populations of endangered and 
threatened species are in 50 CFR 17.84. We collect three categories of 
    (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

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of experimental population animals or the inadvertent discovery of an 
injured or dead individual.
    The information that we collect includes:
     Name, address, and phone number of reporting party.
     Species involved.
     Type of incident.
     Location and time of the reported incident.
     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 and 17.85.
    Service Form Number(s): None.
    Type of Request: Extension of currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals and households, private 
sector, and State/local/tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
Notification--general take or removal...........              44              44              15              11
Notification--depredation-related take..........              36              36              15               9
Notification--specimen collection...............              21              21              15               5
    Totals......................................             101             101  ..............              25

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 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 28, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-27693 Filed 11-2-10; 8:45 am]