[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 197 (Friday, October 9, 2020)]
[Pages 64157-64158]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22399]

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Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-OLE-2020-N123; FF09L01300/FXLE12200900000/201; OMB Control 
Number 1018-New]

Agency Information Collection Activities; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service Law Enforcement Training System

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 United States Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), are proposing a 
new information collection.

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

ADDRESSES: Send your comments on the information collection request 
(ICR) by mail to the Service Information Collection Clearance Officer, 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: PRB (JAO/3W), 5275 Leesburg Pike, 
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@fws.gov. 
Please reference OMB Control Number ``1018-Acadis'' in the subject line 
of your comments.

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. Individuals who are hearing or speech 
impaired may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 for TTY 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) and its implementing regulations at 5 
CFR 1320, all information collections require approval under the PRA. 
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.
    As part of our continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent 
burdens, we invite the public and other Federal agencies 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 format.
    We are especially interested in public comment addressing the 
    (1) Whether or not the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether or not the information will have practical utility;
    (2) The accuracy of our estimate of the burden for this collection 
of information, including the validity of the methodology and 
assumptions used;
    (3) Ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
    (4) How might the agency minimize the burden of the collection of 
information on those who are to respond, including through the use of 
appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of response.
    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 ICR. 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 Branch of Training and Inspection (BTI) in the 
Service's Office of Law Enforcement coordinates and conducts training 
for Service special agents, wildlife inspectors, and administrative 
staff, as well as for State, Native American, and foreign individuals 
responsible for wildlife and habitat protection. Over the past decade, 
there have been substantial increases in the numbers of programs and 
individuals trained, hours of training provided, and numbers of 
training sites.
    There is a critical need for a comprehensive, reliable, and secure 
internet-based system capable of planning, coordinating, and tracking 
the increased training-associated information and workflow, as well as 
the associated equipment, materials, and supplies required to 
successfully accomplish and sustain our vital training environments.
    The BTI purchased the Acadis Readiness Suite, by Envisage 
Technologies. This software suite provides the Service with the 
opportunity to enhance the standardization of many of the internal 
processes associated with training and also provides us with an 
improved ability to respond to inquiries from Congress, the Department 
of the Interior, and other external agencies. The software suite will 
enhance the ability of the BTI to:
     Schedule/track internal and external training events;
     Improve the ability to register/track both our internal 
and external student population;
     To maintain training records throughout the career of 
Service personnel;
     To improve the ability to test and survey Service student 
     To establish a robust lesson plan repository; and
     To respond to inquiries from internal and external 
    In order to administer this proposed collection of information, the 
Service will need to collect the following information from prospective 
     Full legal name;
     Country, city, and date of birth;
     Work address, telephone number, and email address;
     Official passport number, country of issue, expiration 
date, and national identification number (foreign government students 
     Emergency contact information;
     Education, to include languages spoken;
     Agency/department name and address;
     Title/rank and level in agency;
     Law enforcement officer experience; and
     Supervisor's name, email address, and phone number.
    The Service will use the information collected to record, track, 
and manage training records of domestic and foreign students affiliated 
with law enforcement agencies who attend training offered by the 
Service. The information will provide us with the capability to search 
the records of previous attendees (upon official inquiry only) by name, 
country of origin, or specific identifying number. We will only use 
students' information in the Acadis Readiness Suite for administrative 
functions such as signing up/registering for training, training 
history, and training requirements.
    The authorities for the Service to collect the required information 
necessary to administer training programs utilizing the Acadis 
Readiness Suite include:
     Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668c);
     Lacey Act (18 U.S.C. 42-43; 16 U.S.C. 3371-3378);

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     National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act (16 
U.S.C. 668dd-668ee);
     Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp Act (16 U.S.C. 718-718h);
     Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712);
     Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1543);
     Marine Mammal Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 1361-1407);
     Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge 
Act (16 U.S.C. 721-731);
     Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Act (16 U.S.C. 690);
     Refuge Recreation Act (16 U.S.C. 460k-460k-4);
     Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1202-1527);
     Uniform Federal Crime Reporting Act (28 U.S.C. 534);
     Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 
(Pub. L. 108-458);
     Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-296);
     USA PATRIOT Act of 2001 (Pub. L. 107-56);
     USA PATRIOT Improvement Act of 2005 (Pub. L. 109-177);
     Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12--Policy for a 
Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors; 
     Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies, 28 CFR 
part 23.
    Title of Collection: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Law Enforcement 
Training System.
    OMB Control Number: 1018-New.
    Form Number: None.
    Type of Review: New.
    Respondents/Affected Public: Domestic and international students 
who attend the law enforcement/conservation training offered by the 
Service's BTI.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: One time for the initial registration, and 
on occasion for training session selections and post-course 
    Total Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

                                Average number  Average number  Average number       Average         Estimated
          Requirement              of annual     of responses      of annual     completion time   annual burden
                                  respondents        each          responses      per response         hours
                                              Account Registration
State/Local/Tribal Govt.......             100               1             100  15 mins.........              25
Foreign Government............             400               1             400  15 mins.........             100
                                           Training Session Selection
State/Local/Tribal Govt.......             100               1             100  15 mins.........              25
Foreign Government............             400               1             400  15 mins.........             100
                                             Post Course Evaluation
State/Local/Tribal Govt.......             100               1             100  15 mins.........              25
Foreign Government............             400               1             400  15 mins.........             100
Totals........................           1,500  ..............           1,500  ................             375

    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: October 6, 2020.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
[FR Doc. 2020-22399 Filed 10-8-20; 8:45 am]