[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2013)]
[Pages 66761-66762]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26516]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-LE-2013-N242; FF09L00200-FX-LE12200900000]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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) 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, 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. 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 6, 2013.

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_Submission@omb.eop.gov 
(email). Please provide a copy of your comments 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 ICR, contact Hope Grey at hope_grey@fws.gov (email) or 703-
358-2482 (telephone). You may review the ICR online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0092.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports-
Law Enforcement, 50 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..............           1,687
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  ........................          11,501
* Rounded.

    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $918,000 for application 
    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

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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 
approved 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.
    Comments: On June 17, 2013, we published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 36236) 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 August 16. We received no comments in response 
to that notice.
    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, 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 OMB in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that it 
will be done.

    Dated: October 31, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26516 Filed 11-5-13; 8:45 am]