[Federal Register: November 30, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 229)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-MB-2010-N264; 1200-1232-0000-P2]

Information Collection Sent to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for Approval; OMB Control Number 1018-0022; Federal Fish 
and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds and 

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


SUMMARY: We (U.S. 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 information collection is scheduled to 
expire on November 30, 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 submit comments on or before December 29, 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 the Service 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 ICR, contact Susan Lawrence, Division of Migratory Bird 
Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS MBSP-4107, 4501 North 
Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); Susan_M_Lawrence@fws.gov 
(e-mail); or 703-358-2016 (telephone).

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0022.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife License/Permit Applications and 
Reports, Migratory Birds and Eagles, 50 CFR 10, 13, 21, and 22.
    Service Form Numbers: 3-200-6 through 3-200-18, 3-200-67, 3-200-68, 
3-200-71, 3-200-72, 3-200-77, 3-200-78, 3-200-79, 3-200-81, 3-200-82, 
3-202-1 through 3-202-17, 3-186, and 3-186A.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals; zoological parks; museums; 
universities; scientists; taxidermists; businesses; and Federal, State, 
tribal, and local governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion for applications; annually or 
on occasion for reports.
    Number of Respondents: 57,260.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 57,260.
    Completion Time per Response: Varies from 15 minutes to 40 hours 
depending on activity.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 93,402.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $1,049,925 for fees 
associated with permit applications.
    Abstract: Our Regional Migratory Bird Permit Offices use 
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 and 
international treaties, including:
    (1) Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
    (2) Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
    (3) Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
    Service regulations implementing these statutes and treaties are in 
Chapter I, Subchapter B of Title 50 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.
    All Service permit applications are in the 3-200 series of forms, 
each tailored to a specific activity based on the requirements for 
specific types of permits. We collect standard identifier information 
for all permits. The information that we collect on applications and 
reports is the minimum necessary for us to determine if the applicant 
meets/continues to meet issuance requirements for the particular 
activity. This revised ICR includes modifications to the format and 
content of the currently approved applications so that they (a) are 
easier to understand and complete and (b) will accommodate future 
electronic permitting.
    This ICR includes four permit application and report forms that are 
currently approved under OMB Control Number 1018-0136. Once OMB takes 
action on this IC, we will discontinue OMB Control No. 1018-0136.
     FWS Form 3-200-71 (Eagle Take (Disturb)).
     FWS Form 3-200-72 (Eagle Nest Take).
     FWS Form 3-202-15 (Eagle Take Monitoring and Annual 
     FWS Form 3-202-16 (Eagle Nest Take Monitoring and 
    In addition, we are proposing three new forms:
     FWS Form 3-200-81 (Special Purpose--Utility) will provide 
an application specifically tailored for utilities (e.g., power, 
communications) to request permits to salvage migratory birds on their 
property and rights-of-way.
     FWS Form 3-200-82 (Eagle Transport Into and Out of the 
United States) will provide an application for permits under the Bald 
and Golden Eagle Protection Act to transport dead eagle specimens into 
and out of the country temporarily for scientific or exhibition 
purposes, such as for museum exhibits.
     FWS Form 3-202-17 (Special Purpose--Utility Annual Report) 
will provide a standardized annual report form for Special Purpose--
Utility permits.
    Comments: On April 7, 2010, we published in the Federal Register 
(75 FR 17757) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval 
for this information collection. In that notice, we solicited comments 
for 60 days, ending on June 7, 2010. 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.

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    Dated: November 23, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-29979 Filed 11-29-10; 8:45 am]