[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 249 (Tuesday, December 30, 2014)]
[Pages 78468-78469]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-30480]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-NCTC-2014-N258; FF09X32000-FXGO16610900400-145]

Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for Approval; Application for Training, National 
Conservation Training Center

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, 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. 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 29, 2015.

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 BPHC, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 
(mail), or hope_grey@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0115'' 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.


Information Collection Request

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0115.
    Title: Application for Training, National Conservation Training 
    Service Form Number: 3-2193.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, businesses, organizations, 
and State, local, and tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84.
    Abstract: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation 
Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, provides 
natural resource and other professional training for Service employees, 
employees of other Federal agencies, and other affiliations, including 
State agencies, private individuals, not-for-profit organizations, and 
university personnel. FWS Form 3-2193 (Training Application) is a quick 
and easy method for prospective students who are not from the 
Department of the Interior to request training. We encourage applicants 
to use FWS Form 3-2193 and to submit their requests electronically. 
However, we do not require applicants to complete both a training form 
required by their agency and FWS Form 3-2193. NCTC will accept a 
training request in any format as long as it identifies the name, 
address, and phone number of the applicant; sponsoring agency; class 
name; start date; and all required financial payment information.
    NCTC uses data from FWS Form 3-2193 to generate class rosters, 
class transcripts, and statistics, and as a budgeting tool for 
projecting training requirements. It is also used to track attendance, 
mandatory requirements, tuition, and invoicing for all NCTC-sponsored 
courses both onsite and offsite.

Comments Received and Our Responses

    Comments: On July 3, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 
FR 38055) a notice of our intent to request that OMB renew approval for 
this information collection. In that

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notice, we solicited comments for 60 days, ending on September 2, 2014. 
We received one comment. The comment was directed to the subject 
matter, validity, and necessity of the training and not to the 
information collection requirements. The commenter believes that 
employees should obtain training prior to employment and that further 
training is unnecessary. We have not made any changes to the collection 
in response to this comment.

Request for Public Comments

    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 23, 2014.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-30480 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]