[Federal Register: March 10, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 46)]
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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R9-ES-2010-N044] [92220-1113-0000-F5]

Proposed Information Collection; 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) 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 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.

DATES: To ensure that we are able to consider your comments on this IC,
we must receive them by May 10, 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-

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mail (see ADDRESSES) or by telephone at (703) 358-2482.


I. 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:
     Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.).
     Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.).
     Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.).
     Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668).
     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.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Native Endangered and Threatened Species.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-200-54, 3-200-55, and 3-200-56.
    Type of Request: Extension of a 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: $64,450 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

III. Request for Comments

     We invite comments concerning this IC 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: February 26, 2010.
Hope Grey,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-5030 Filed 3-9-10; 8:45 am]