[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 24, 2012)]
[Page 43236]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17943]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of 
information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35).
    Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
    Title: Submission of Conservation Efforts to Make Listings 
Unnecessary under the Endangered Species Act.
    OMB Control Number: 0648-0466.
    Form Number(s): NA.
    Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current 
information collection).
    Number of Respondents: 3.
    Average Hours per Response: Development of agreement, 2,500 hours; 
annual monitoring, 640 hours; annual report, 160 hours.
    Burden Hours: 3,300.
    Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently 
approved information collection.
    On March 28, 2003, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and 
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Services) announced a final policy 
on the criteria the Services will use to evaluate conservation efforts 
by states and other non-Federal entities (68 FR 15100). The Services 
take these efforts into account when making decisions on whether to 
list a species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species 
Act. The efforts usually involve the development of a conservation plan 
or agreement, procedures for monitoring the effectiveness of the plan 
or agreement, and an annual report.
    Affected Public: State, local or tribal government; business or 
other for-profit organizations.
    Frequency: Annually and on occasion.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.
    Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained 
by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance 
Officer, (202) 482-0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at 
    Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice 
to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: July 18, 2012.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-17943 Filed 7-23-12; 8:45 am]