[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2013)]
[Pages 66760-66761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26519]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FHC-2013-N243; FXFR131109WFHS0-FF09F10000-134]

Proposed Information Collection; Injurious Wildlife; Importation 
Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

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 renew approval for 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 February 28, 2014. 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 6, 2014.

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 ``1018-0078'' 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 Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42) (Act) prohibits the possession or 
importation of any animal or plant deemed to be and prescribed by 
regulation to be injurious to:
     Human beings;
     The interests of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry; 
     Wildlife or the wildlife resources of the United States.
    The Department of the Interior is charged with enforcement of this 
Act. The Act and regulations at 50 CFR part 16 allow for the 
importation of animals classified as injurious if specific criteria are 
met. To effectively carry out responsibilities and protect the aquatic 
resources of the United States, we must gather information on the 
animals being imported with regard to their source, destination, and 
health status. It is also imperative that we ensure the qualifications 
of those individuals who provide the fish health data and sign the 
health certificate upon which we base our decision to allow 
    We use three forms to collect this information:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying Official Form). New 
applicants and those seeking recertification as a title 50 certifying 
official provide information so that we can assess their 
    (2) FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50 Certification Form). Certifying 
officials use this form or their own health certificate to affirm the 
health status of the fish or their reproductive products to be 
    (3) FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50 Importation Request Form). We use the 
information on this form to ensure the safety of the shipment and to 
track and control importations.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0078.
    Title: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish 
and Fish Eggs, 50 CFR 16.13.
    Service Form Number(s): 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Aquatic animal health professionals 
seeking to be certified title 50 inspectors; certified title 50 
inspectors who have performed health certifications on live salmonids; 
and any entity wishing to import live salmonids or their reproductive 
products into the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                           Number of       Number of       Completion time per     Total annual
               Activity                   respondents      responses            response           burden hours
FWS Form 3-2273.......................              16              16  1 hour..................              16
FWS Form 3-2274.......................              25              50  30 minutes..............              25
FWS Form 3-2275.......................              25              50  15 minutes..............              13
                                       --------------------------------                          ---------------
    Total.............................              66             116  ........................              54

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: October 31, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26519 Filed 11-5-13; 8:45 am]