[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 77 (Wednesday, April 22, 2015)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 22467-22468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09283]



Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Parts 13 and 21

[Docket No. FWS-R9-MB-2009-0045; FF09M21200-134-FXMB1232099BPP0]
RIN 1018-AW75

Migratory Bird Permits; Abatement Permit Regulations; Correction

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.


SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), published a 
proposed rule in the Federal Register on April 1, 2015, to propose 
permit regulations to govern the use of captive-bred, trained raptors 
to control or take birds or other wildlife to mitigate damage or other 
problems, including risks to human health and safety. In that proposed 
rule, we provided a partially incorrect address for the submission of 
hard-copy comments and some incorrect information regarding information 
collection requirements. With this document, we correct these errors.

DATES: There are two dates for submissions relevant to the proposed 
rule that published on April 1, 2015 (80 FR 17374). Electronic comments 
on this proposed rule via http://www.regulations.gov must be submitted 
by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on June 30, 2015. Comments submitted by mail 
must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2015. Comments on the 
information collection must be submitted by May 22, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the April 1, 2015, proposed rule 
by one of the following methods:
    (1) Electronically: Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the Search box, enter FWS-R9-MB-2009-0045, 
which is the docket number for this rulemaking. You may submit a 
comment by clicking on ``Comment Now!''
    (2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail or hand-delivery to: Public 
Comments Processing, Attn: FWS-R9-MB-2009-0045; Division of Policy, 
Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
MS: BPHC; 5275 Leesburg Pike; Falls Church, VA 22041-3803.
    We will not accept emailed or faxed comments on the proposed rule. 
We will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally 
means that we will post any personal information that you provide. See 
the Public Comments section of the proposed rule for more information.
    Submit comments on the information collection requirements to the 
Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at Office of Management 
and Budget (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).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Allen at 703-358-1825.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a proposed rule that published in the 
Federal Register on April 1, 2015, at 80 FR 17374, the ADDRESSES 
section provided some incorrect information for the submission of hard-
copy comments. The corrected address appears above in ADDRESSES.
    In addition, the section of the preamble with the subtitle 
Paperwork Reduction Act, beginning on page 17377, contained several 
errors. For the convenience of the reader, we are republishing that 
entire section here.

Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA)

    This proposed rule contains new information collection requirements 
for which Office of Management and Budget approval is required under 
the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). We may not conduct or sponsor and you 
are not required to respond to a collection of information unless it 
displays a currently valid OMB control number.
    OMB has reviewed and approved the collections of information for 
(1) applications for abatement and depredation permits, (2) annual 
reporting for depredation permits, and (3) reporting of acquisition and 
disposition of migratory birds. These information collections are 
covered by existing OMB Control No. 1018-0022, which expires on May 31, 
2017. OMB has also approved the recordkeeping and reporting associated 
with the depredation order for blackbirds, grackles, cowbirds, magpies, 
and crows and assigned OMB Control Number 1018-0146, which expires 
December 31, 2017.
    We are requesting that OMB assign a new OMB control number for the 
proposed new requirements below. After we issue final regulations, we 
will incorporate the burden for the new information collection 
requirements into OMB Control Number 1018-0022 and discontinue the new 
     Application--FWS Form 3-200-79. We are revising the 
application form to reflect the increase in the application fee from 
$100 to $150.
     Abatement permittees must provide each of their 
subpermittees with a legible copy of their permit and an original 
signed and dated letter designating the person as a subpermittee for 
part or all of the authorized activities. (Sec.  21.32(e)(2)(ii)).
     Subpermittees must report take under a depredation order 
to the permit holder. (Sec.  21.32(e)(3)(iii)(A)).
     Permittees must immediately report any unauthorized take 
of federally protected wildlife, disturbance of bald eagles or golden 
eagles, or harassment of endangered species. (Sec.  

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     Permittees must maintain complete and accurate records of 
the activities conducted under the abatement permit. (Sec. Sec.  
21.32(e)(2)(iv), 21.32(e)(8)(ii) and (iii), 21.32(e)(11), and 
     Permittees must submit an annual report to their migratory 
bird permit issuing office. The report must include the information 
required on FWS Form 3-202-22-2133. (Sec.  21.32(e)(12)).
    Title: Abatement Permit Reporting and Recordkeeping, 50 CFR 21.32.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-XXXX.
    Type of Request: Request for a new OMB control number.
    Service Form Number: 3-200-79 and 3-202-22-2133.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Estimated Nonhour Burden Costs: $15,000 for application fees.

                                                Number of                                          Total annual
                  Activity                      responses        Completion time per response      burden hours
Application--FWS Form 3-200-79.............             100  2 hours............................             200
Designation Letter (Sec.   21.32(e)(2)(ii))             200  10 minutes.........................              33
Report Take under Depredation Order (Sec.               200  1 hour.............................             200
Report Unauthorized Take of Federally                     4  30 minutes.........................               2
 Protected Wildlife, Disturbance of Bald
 Eagles or Golden Eagles, or Harassment of
 Endangered Species (Sec.
Recordkeeping (Sec.  Sec.                               100  5 hours............................             500
 21.32(e)(2)(iv), 21.32(e)(8)(ii) and
 (iii), 21.32(e)(11), and 21.32(g)).
Annual Reports (Sec.   21.32(e)(12)).......             100  1 hour.............................             100
                                            ----------------                                     ---------------
    Totals.................................             704  ...................................           1,035

    You may review all documents submitted to OMB to support the 
proposed new information collection requirements online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the 
Interior collections under review by OMB.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies to comment on 
any aspect of the reporting burden, including:
     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.
    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 22041-3830 (mail), or Hope_Grey@fws.gov 

    Dated: April 13, 2015.
Michael J. Bean,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks.
[FR Doc. 2015-09283 Filed 4-21-15; 8:45 am]