[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
[Pages 76315-76316]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29922]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R2-ES-2013-N248; FRES480102200B0-XXX-FF02ENEH00]

Proposed Information Collection; Survey of Rancher Knowledge and 
Attitudes About Jaguar Habitat Conservation in Southern Arizona

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. 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 February 18, 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-Landowner'' 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

    We have contracted with the University of Arizona to conduct a 
survey of approximately 300 southern Arizona landowners, ranchers, and 
ranch managers to determine their knowledge of and attitudes toward 
jaguar habitat, the level of knowledge regarding payments for ecosystem 
services, and attitudes and interest toward a payment for ecosystem 
services intended to benefit jaguar habitat. This survey is necessary 
because there is currently no statistically significant information 
available about rancher attitudes toward jaguar habitat or their 
understanding of payments for ecosystem services.
    The survey will improve landowner knowledge on these issues and 
will inform our evaluation of the practicality of a payment for 
ecosystem services for the benefit of jaguar habitat in southern 
Arizona. It will also aid in the implementation of jaguar habitat 
conservation efforts by increasing our knowledge of landowner, rancher, 
and ranch manager attitudes toward jaguars and jaguar habitat 
management in southern Arizona.
    Information collected in the survey will include data on knowledge 
of jaguar habitat attributes, opinions and attitudes about the 
designation of critical habitat in southern Arizona, knowledge of 
payment for ecosystem services programs generally, and opinions and 
attitudes about participation in payment for ecosystem services 

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II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-None. This is a new collection.
    Title: Survey of Rancher Knowledge and Attitudes about Jaguar 
Habitat Conservation in Southern Arizona.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Request for a new OMB control number.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 67.
    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: December 12, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29922 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]