[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 131 (Monday, July 9, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40372-40374]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16659]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R7-SM-2012-N151: FXFR13350700640L6-123-FF07J00000]


Proposed Information Collection; Federal Subsistence Regulations 
and Associated Forms

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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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. This IC is scheduled to expire 
on January 31, 2013. 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 September 7, 2012.

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 
INFOCOL@fws.gov (email). Please include ``1018-0075'' in the subject 
line of your comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request additional information 
about this IC, contact Hope Grey at INFOCOL@fws.gov (email) or 703-358-
2482 (telephone).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA) and 
regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) at 50 CFR 100 and 
36 CFR 242 require that persons engaged in taking fish, shellfish, and 
wildlife on public lands in Alaska for subsistence uses must apply for 
and obtain a permit to do so and comply with reporting

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provisions of that permit. We use the following forms to collect 
information from qualified rural residents for subsistence harvest:
    (1) FWS Form 3-2326 (Federal Subsistence Hunt Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (2) FWS Form 3-2327 (Designated Hunter Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (3) FWS Form 3-2328 (Federal Subsistence Fishing Application, 
Permit, and Report).
    (4) FWS Form 3-2378 (Designated Fishing Permit Application, Permit, 
and Report).
    (5) FWS Form 3-2379 (Federal Subsistence Customary Trade 
Recordkeeping Form).
    We use the information collected to evaluate:
     Eligibility of applicant.
     Subsistence harvest success.
     Effectiveness of season lengths, harvest quotas, and 
harvest restrictions.
     Hunting patterns and practices.
     Hunter use.
    The Federal Subsistence Board uses the harvest data, along with 
other information, to set future season dates and bag limits for 
Federal subsistence resource users. These seasons and bag limits are 
set to meet the needs of subsistence hunters without adversely 
impacting the health of existing animal populations.
    Also included in this IC are three forms associated with 
recruitment and selection of members for regional advisory councils.
    (1) FWS Form 2321 (Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council 
Membership Application/Nomination).
    (2) FWS Form 2322 (Regional Advisory Council Candidate Interview).
    (3) FWS Form 2323 (Regional Advisory Council Reference/Key Contact 
Interview).
    The member selection process begins with the information that we 
collect on the application. Ten interagency review panels interview all 
applicants and nominees, their references, and regional key contacts. 
These contacts are all based on the information that the applicant 
provides on the application form. The information that we collect 
through the application form and subsequent interviews is the basis of 
the Federal Subsistence Board's recommendations to the Secretaries of 
the Interior and Agriculture for appointment and reappointment of 
council members.
    In addition to the above forms, our regulations at 50 CFR 100 and 
36 CFR 242 contain requirements for the collection of information. We 
collect nonform information on:
    (1) Repeal of Federal subsistence rules and regulations (50 CFR 
100.14 and 36 CFR 242.14).
    (2) Proposed changes to Federal subsistence regulations (50 CFR 
100.18 and 36 CFR 242.18).
    (3) Special action requests (50 CFR 100.19 and 36 CFR 242.19).
    (4) Requests for reconsideration (50 CFR 100.20 and 36 CFR 242.20).
    (5) Requests for permits and reports, such as traditional 
religious/cultural/educational permits, fishwheel permits, fyke net 
permits, and under-ice permits (50 CFR 100.25-27 and 36 CFR 242.25-27).

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-0075.
    Title: Federal Subsistence Regulations and Associated Forms, 50 CFR 
100 and 36 CFR 242.
    Service Form Number(s): FWS Forms 3-2321, 3-2322, 3-2323, 3-2326, 
3-2327, 3-2328, 3-2378, and 3-2379.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Description of Respondents: Federally defined rural residents in 
Alaska.
    Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit.
    Frequency of Collection: On occasion.

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                                         Number of       Number of        Completion time per      Total annual
              Activity                  respondents      responses             response            burden hours
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3-2321--Membership Application......              67              67  2 hours...................             134
3-2322--Applicant Interview.........              67              67  30 minutes................              34
3-2323--Reference/Contact Interview.             171             171  15 minutes................              43
3-2326--Hunt Application and Permit.           7,250           7,250  10 minutes................           1,208
3-2326--Hunt Report.................           7,250           7,250  5 minutes.................             604
3-2327--Designated Hunter                        645             645  10 minutes................             108
 Application and Permit.
3-2327--Designated Hunter--Hunt                  645             645  5 minutes.................              54
 Report.
3-2328--Fishing Application and                1,114           1,114  10 minutes................             186
 Permit.
3-2328--Fishing Report..............           1,114           1,114  5 minutes.................              93
3-2378--Designated Fishing                        29              29  10 minutes................               5
 Application and Permit.
3-2378--Designated Fishing Report...              29              29  5 minutes.................               2
3-2379--Customary Trade                           25              25  10 minutes................               4
 Recordkeeping Application and
 Permit.
3-2379--Customary Trade                           25              25  5 minutes.................               2
 Recordkeeping--Report.
Petition to Repeal..................               1               1  2 hours...................               2
Proposed Changes....................              92              92  30 minutes................              46
Special Actions Request.............              24              24  30 minutes................              12
Request for Reconsideration (Appeal)               3               3  4 hours...................              12
Traditional/Cultural/Educational                  22              22  30 minutes................              11
 Permits and Reports.
Fishwheel, Fyke Net, and Under-ice                 8               8  15 minutes................               2
 Permits and Reports.
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    Totals..........................          18,581          18,581  ..........................           2,562
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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

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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: June 29, 2012.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-16659 Filed 7-6-12; 8:45 am]
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