[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2013)]
[Pages 36236-36237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14268]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-LE-2013-N134; FF09L00200-FX-LE12200900000]

Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit 
Applications and Reports--Law Enforcement

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 November 30, 2013. 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 August 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the IC to the Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS 2042--
PDM, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203 (mail); or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018--0092'' in the subject line 
of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone).


I. Abstract

    The Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) makes it 
unlawful to import or export fish, wildlife, or plants without 
obtaining prior permission as deemed necessary for enforcing the ESA or 
upholding the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species 
(CITES) (see 16 U.S.C. 1538(e)). This information collection includes 
the following permit/license application forms:
    (1) FWS Form 3-200-2 (Designated Port Exception Permit). Under 50 
CFR 14.11, it is unlawful to import or export wildlife or wildlife 
products at ports other than those designated in 50 CFR 14.12 unless 
you qualify for an exception. These exceptions allow qualified 
individuals, businesses, or scientific organizations to import or 
export wildlife or wildlife products at a nondesignated port:
    (a) When the wildlife or wildlife products will be used as 
scientific specimens.
    (b) To minimize deterioration or loss.
    (c) To relieve economic hardship.

To request an import or export of wildlife or wildlife products at 
nondesignated ports, applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-2. 
Designated port exception permits are valid for 2 years. We may require 
a permittee to file a report on activities conducted under authority of 
the permit.
    (2) FWS Form 3-200-3 (Import/Export License). It is unlawful to 
import or export wildlife or wildlife products for commercial purposes 
without first obtaining an import/export license (50 CFR 14.91). 
Applicants must complete FWS Form 3-200-3 to request this license. We 
use the information that we collect on the application as an 
enforcement tool and management aid to: (a) Monitor the international 
wildlife market and (b) detect trends and changes in the commercial 
trade of wildlife and wildlife products. Import/export licenses are 
valid for 1 year. We may require a licensee to file a report on 
activities conducted under authority of the import/export license.
    Permittees and licensees must maintain records that accurately 
describe each importation or exportation of wildlife or wildlife 
products made under the license, and any additional sale or transfer of 
the wildlife or wildlife products. In addition, licensees must make 
these records and the corresponding inventory of wildlife or wildlife 
products available for our inspection at reasonable times, subject to 
applicable limitations of law. We believe the burden associated with 
these recordkeeping requirements is minimal because the records already 
exist. Importers and exporters must complete FWS Form 3-177 
(Declaration for Importation or Exportation of Fish or Wildlife) for 
all imports or exports of wildlife or wildlife products. This form 
provides an accurate description of the imports and exports. OMB has 

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the information collection for FWS Form 3-177 and assigned OMB Control 
Number 1018-0012. Normal business practices should produce records 
(e.g., invoices or bills of sale) needed to document additional sales 
or transfers of the wildlife or wildlife products.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0092.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Law Enforcement, 36 CFR 13 and 14.
    Service Form Number: 3-200-2 and 3-200-3.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, businesses, scientific 
institutions, and State, local, or tribal governments.
    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 *
3-200-2-application and recordkeeping           1,350           1,350  1.25 hours...............           1,688
3-200-2-report.......................               5               5  1 hour...................               5
3-200-3-application and recordkeeping           7,843           7,843  1.25 hours...............           9,804
3-200-3-report.......................               5               5  1 hour...................               5
    Totals...........................           9,203           9,203  .........................          11,502
* rounded

    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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, 
email 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: June 12, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-14268 Filed 6-14-13; 8:45 am]