[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
[Pages 76316-76317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29920]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-ES-2013-N285; FF09E00000-134-FXES11120900000]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; 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 (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 December 31, 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 January 16, 2014.

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 ``1018-0094'' 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: 1018-0094.
    Title: Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--
Native Endangered and Threatened Species.
    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.

                                                     Number of       Number of       time per      Total annual
                    Activity                        respondents      responses       response      burden hours
3-200--54 permit application....................              11              11               3              33
3-200--54 annual report.........................              64              64               8             512
3-200--54 notifications (incidental take and                   2               2               1               2
 change in landowner)...........................
2-200--55 permit application....................             579             579               4           2,316
3-200--55 annual report.........................           1,034           1,034               8           8,272
3-200--55 notification (escape of living                       1               1               1               1
3-200--56 permit application....................              60              60               3             180
3-200--56 annual report.........................             748             748              10           7,480
    Totals......................................           2,499           2,499  ..............          18,796

    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: $55,000 for fees associated 
with permit applications.
    Abstract: We use the information we collect on permit applications 
to determine the eligibility of applicants for permits requested in 
accordance with 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.).

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     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. 
These regulations stipulate general and specific requirements that when 
met allow us to issue permits to authorize activities that are 
otherwise prohibited. This ICR includes the following permit 
application forms and the reporting requirements for each permit:
     FWS Form 3-200-54 (Enhancement of Survival Permits 
Associated with Safe Harbor Agreements and Candidate Conservation 
Agreements with Assurances).
     FWS Form 3-200-55 (Permits for Scientific Purposes, 
Enhancement of Propagation or Survival (i.e., Recovery) and Interstate 
     FWS Form 3-200-56 (Incidental Take Permits Associated with 
a Habitat Conservation Plan).
    Comments: On June 17, 2013, we published in the Federal Register 
(78 FR 36237) 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, 2013. We received one public comment 
stating that permits are issued too easily. The commenter did not 
address the information collection, and we did not make any changes to 
our requirements.
    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: December 11, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29920 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]