[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 68 (Wednesday, April 8, 2020)]
[Pages 19769-19770]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07382]



Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-FAC-2020-N005; FXFR131109WFHS0-190-FF09F12000; OMB Control 
Number 1018-0078]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the 
Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Injurious 
Wildlife; Importation Certification for Live Fish and Fish Eggs

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of information collection; request for comment.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we, 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are proposing to renew an 
information collection with revisions.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 8, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments on this information collection request 
to the Office of Management and Budget's Desk Officer for the 
Department of the Interior by email at OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov; or 
via facsimile to (202) 395-5806. Please provide a copy of your comments 
to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, MS: PRB/PERMA (JAO1N), 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls 
Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. Please 
reference OMB Control Number 1018-0078 in the subject line of your 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this ICR, contact Madonna L. Baucum, Service Information 
Collection Clearance Officer, by email at Info_Coll@fws.gov, or by 
telephone at (703) 358-2503. You may also view the ICR at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, we provide the general public and other Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on new, proposed, revised, and 
continuing collections of information. This helps us assess the impact 
of our information collection requirements and minimize the public's 
reporting burden. It also helps the public understand our information 
collection requirements and provide the requested data in the desired 
    On October 3, 2019, we published a Federal Register notice with a 
60-day public comment period soliciting comments on this collection of 
information (84 FR 52892). In that notice, we solicited comments for 60 
days, ending on December 2, 2019. We received no comments in response 
to that notice.
    We are again soliciting comments on the information collection 
request (ICR) that is described below. We are especially interested in 
public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is the collection 
necessary to the proper functions of the Service; (2) will this 
information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the 
estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Service enhance the 
quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 
(5) how might the Service minimize the burden of this collection on the 
respondents, including through the use of information technology.
    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 us in your comment to withhold your personal 
identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we 
will be able to do so.
    Abstract: The Lacey Act (Act, 18 U.S.C. 42) prohibits the 
importation of any animal 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.
    Implementation and enforcement of the Lacy Act is the 
responsibility of the Department of the Interior. The 50 CFR 16.13 
regulations allow for the importation of dead uneviscerated salmonids 
(family Salmonidae), live salmonids, live fertilized eggs, or gametes 
of salmonid fish into the United States. To effectively carry out our 
responsibilities and protect the aquatic resources of the United 
States, it is necessary to collect information regarding the source, 
destination, and health status of salmonid fish and their reproductive 
parts. In order to evaluate import requests that contain this data, it 
is imperative that the information collected is accurate. Those 
individuals who provide the fish health data and sign the health 
certificate must demonstrate professional qualifications, and be 
approved as Title 50 Certifiers by

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the Fish and Wildlife Service through an application process.
    We use three forms to collect this Title 50 Certifier application 
    (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 to affirm the health status of the fish or fish 
reproductive products to be imported.
    (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.
    With this submission, we updated FWS Forms 3-2273 and 3-2275 to 
clarify the information collected. We did not make any updates to Form 
3-2274. We also plan to begin publishing, with OMB approval, the 
results of this information collection for Form 3-2273 on a publically 
accessible, Service-managed web page to inform importers of Certified 
Signing Officials by country of origin.
    Title of Collection: Injurious Wildlife; Importation Certification 
for Live Fish and Fish Eggs (50 CFR 16.13).
    OMB Control Number: 1018-0078.
    Form Numbers: FWS Forms 3-2273, 3-2274, and 3-2275.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Aquatic animal health professionals 
seeking to be certified title 50 inspectors; certified title 50 
inspectors who perform health certifications on live salmonids; and any 
entity wishing to import live salmonids or salmonid reproductive 
products into the United States.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

                                       Annual number   Total annual       Completion time per      Total annual
             Requirement              of respondents     responses             response            burden hours
FWS Form 3-2273 (Title 50 Certifying
 Official Form):
    Private Sector..................               9               9  1 hour....................               9
    Government......................               7               7  1 hour....................               7
FWS Form 3-2274 (U.S. Title 50
 Health Certification Form):
    Private Sector..................              10              20  30 minutes................              10
    Government......................              15              30  30 minutes................              15
FWS Form 3-2275 (Title 50
 Importation Request Form):
    Private Sector..................              10              20  15 minutes................               5
    Government......................              15              30  15 minutes................               8
        Totals......................              66             116  ..........................              54

    An agency 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.
    The authority for this action is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

    Dated: April 3, 2020.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
[FR Doc. 2020-07382 Filed 4-7-20; 8:45 am]