Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Preliminary Land Acquisition Tracking Processes

 
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Dated: March 28, 2019.
Lori Michalski,
Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary
for Community Planning and Development.
[FR Doc. 2019–06966 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[Docket No. FWS–HQ–MB–2019–0004;
FF09M21200–189–FXMB1231099BPP0]
Migratory Bird Hunting; Service
Regulations Committee Meeting
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service (hereinafter Service) will
conduct an open meeting on April 23,
2019, to identify and discuss
preliminary issues concerning the 2020–
21 migratory bird hunting regulations.
DATES
: The meeting will be held April
23, 2019. The meeting will commence at
approximately 10:30 a.m. and is open to
the public.
ADDRESSES
: The Service Regulations
Committee meeting will meet at the
Westin Denver International Airport,
8300 Pena Boulevard, Denver, CO
80249; (303) 317–1800.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Ron
W. Kokel, U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service, Department of the Interior, MS:
MB, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church,
VA 22041–3803; (703) 358–1967.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Under the
authority of the Migratory Bird Treaty
Act (16 U.S.C. 703–712), the Service
regulates the hunting of migratory game
birds. We update the migratory game
bird hunting regulations, located in title
50 of the Code of Federal Regulations in
part 20, annually. Through these
regulations, we establish the
frameworks, or outside limits, for season
lengths, bag limits, and areas for
migratory game bird hunting. To help us
in this process, we have
administratively divided the nation into
four Flyways (Atlantic, Mississippi,
Central, and Pacific), each of which has
a Flyway Council. Representatives from
the Service, the Service’s Migratory Bird
Regulations Committee, and Flyway
Council Consultants will meet on April
23, 2019, at 11 a.m., to identify
preliminary issues concerning the 2020–
21 migratory bird hunting regulations
for discussion and review by the Flyway
Councils at their August and September
meetings.
In accordance with Department of the
Interior (hereinafter Department) policy
regarding meetings of the Service
Regulations Committee attended by any
person outside the Department, these
meetings are open to public observation.
The Service is committed to providing
access to this meeting for all
participants. Please direct all requests
for sign language interpreting services,
closed captioning, or other
accommodation needs to the person
listed under
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
CONTACT
, TTY 800–877–8339, with your
request by close of business on April 15,
2019.
Dated: March 8, 2019.
Noah Matson,
Acting Assistant Director, Migratory Birds,
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2019–07077 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[FWS–R3–NWRS–2018–N128; FF09R50000
18X FVRS84510900000; OMB Control
Number 1018–New]
Agency Information Collection
Activities; Submission to the Office of
Management and Budget for Review
and Approval; U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service Preliminary Land Acquisition
Tracking Processes
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 a new information collection.
DATES
: Interested persons are invited to
submit comments on or before May 9,
2019.
ADDRESSES
: Send written comments on
this information collection request (ICR)
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: BPHC, 5275
Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–
3803 (mail); or by email to Info_Coll@
fws.gov. Please reference OMB Control
Number 1018–New 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. 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 format.
We published a Federal Register
notice with a 60-day public comment
period soliciting comments on this
collection of information on July 11,
2018 (83 FR 32138). We received no
comments in response to that notice.
We are again soliciting comments on
the proposed 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
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.
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Abstract: Information collected by the
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (in
support of the land acquisition program)
is required under applicable statutes,
Department of Justice regulations,
Departmental and Service policies, and
best business practices. In addition, the
land acquisition program facilitates
Secretarial Orders 3356 and 3366 by
tracking land acquisitions that have
potential to support public hunting,
fishing, and other forms of outdoor
recreation, and access related thereto.
Authorities for the collection of realty-
related information include:
Regulations of the Attorney General
Governing the Review and Approval of
Title for Federal Land Acquisitions
(2016);
Uniform Relocation Assistance and
Real Property Acquisition Policies Act
of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4601);
National Wildlife Refuge
Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C.
668dd);
Migratory Bird Hunting and
Conservation Stamp Act (16 U.S.C.
718d);
Migratory Bird Conservation Act
(16 U.S.C. 715–715r, as amended);
Land and Water Conservation Fund
Act of 1965, as amended (16 U.S.C.
460l);
Endangered Species Act of 1973, as
amended (16 U.S.C. 1534);
Emergency Wetlands Resources Act
of 1986 (16 U.S.C. 3901); and
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, as
amended (16 U.S.C. 742a).
The Service tracks information
collected from landowners as part of the
preliminary land acquisition process.
Information collected by the Service as
part of the preliminary land acquisition
process may include the following:
Initial Requests—Initial request to
consider property, to include such items
as:
ÆIdentifying information for the legal
property owner(s), such as:
—Name of primary property owner,
along with spouse and/or co-owner(s)
whose names appear on the current
deed to the property under review;
—Marital status;
—Other names used; and
—Contact information to include
telephone numbers, personal email
addresses, and mailing/home
addresses.
ÆFinancial information, to include
Social Security Numbers (necessary for
final payment transaction).
ÆProperty description, to include
such information as:
—Property name,
—Location,
—Legal description, and
—Introductory information.
Permission to Inspect and Appraise
(FWS Form 3–2471)—Collects
information about the property owner
and location, and grants permission to
enter and inspect the property for real
estate acquisition purposes. Inspection
may include, but is not limited to:
ÆAppraisal Valuations;
ÆBoundary survey;
ÆHazardous materials examination
(contaminant survey); and
ÆPhysical examination of any
structures on the property.
We do not use FWS Forms 3–2471 in
projects that are under Memoranda of
Understanding (MOU), Memoranda of
Agreement (MOA), Cooperative
Agreements, some donation
partnerships, and other special cases.
Waiver of Appraisal Requirement
(nonform-letter)—Per 49 CFR
24.102(c)(2), a willing-seller landowner
may release the Service from the
obligation of obtaining an appraisal for:
(1) Land donations and (2) certain land
acquisitions where the anticipated value
is low and the valuation problem is
uncomplicated.
Unless delivered in person, both the
Permission to Inspect and Appraise
(FWS Form 3–2471) and the Waiver of
Appraisal Requirement will contain a
cover letter referred to as the Access
Permission Letter. The Access
Permission Letter does not request any
information but is used to explain the
form or waiver process.
Information is collected and protected
in accordance with the Privacy Act (5
U.S.C. 552a) and the Freedom of
Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). We will
maintain the information in a secure
System of Records (Real Property
Records, FWS–11; 64 FR 103, dated May
2, 1999). We gather Social Security
numbers and banking information to
assist with electronic payments and
preparation of the required Internal
Revenue Service Forms 1099.
Title of Collection: U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service Preliminary Land
Acquisition Tracking Processes.
OMB Control Number: 1018–New.
Form Number: 3–2471.
Type of Review: Existing collection in
use with an OMB Control Number.
Respondents/Affected Public:
Individuals/households, private sector,
and State/local/Tribal governments
participating in realty transactions with
the Service.
Respondent’s Obligation: Required to
Obtain or Retain a Benefit.
Frequency of Collection: On occasion.
Total Estimated Annual Nonhour
Burden Cost: None.
Requirement
Average
number of
annual
respondents
Average
number of
responses
each
Average
number of
annual
responses
Average
completion
time per
response
Estimated
Annual
burden
hours*
Initial Requests:
Individuals ...................................................................................................... 129 1 129 .5 65
Private Sector ................................................................................................ 78 1 78 1 78
Government ................................................................................................... 13 1 13 2 26
Permission to Inspect and Appraise:
Individuals ...................................................................................................... 57 1 57 .5 29
Private Sector ................................................................................................ 24 1 24 .5 12
Government ................................................................................................... 4 1 4 2 8
Waiver of Appraisal Requirement:
Individuals ...................................................................................................... 3 1 3 .5 2
Private Sector ................................................................................................ 56 1 56 .5 28
Government ................................................................................................... 9 1 9 2 18
Totals ...................................................................................................... 373 ........................ 373 ........................ 266
*Rounded.
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.).
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Dated: April 4, 2019.
Madonna Baucum,
Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2019–06944 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
[FWS–R7–ES–2019–N003; FF07CAMM00–
FX–ES111607MRG01]
Marine Mammals; Letters of
Authorization To Take Pacific Walrus
and Polar Bears in the Beaufort and
Chukchi Seas, Alaska, in 2018
AGENCY
: Fish and Wildlife Service,
Interior.
ACTION
: Notice of issuance.
SUMMARY
: In accordance with the
Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972,
as amended, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service has issued Letters of
Authorization (LOA) for the nonlethal
take of polar bears and Pacific walruses
incidental to oil and gas industry
exploration, development, and
production activities in the Beaufort Sea
and the adjacent northern coast of
Alaska. This notice announces a list of
the LOAs that were issued just prior to
and during 2018. The LOAs stipulate
conditions and methods that minimize
impacts to polar bears and Pacific
walruses from these activities. No LOAs
were requested or issued in 2018 for the
nonlethal take of polar bears and Pacific
walruses incidental to oil and gas
industry exploration activities in the
Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast
of Alaska.
ADDRESSES
: The Letters of Authorization
listed in this notice are available
electronically at the following location:
http://www.fws.gov/alaska/fisheries/
mmm/itr.htm.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Mr.
Christopher Putnam at the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals
Management Office, 1011 East Tudor
Road, MS 341, Anchorage, Alaska
99503; 800–362–5148 or 907–786–3844.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On August
5, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service published in the Federal
Register a final rule (81 FR 52276)
establishing regulations that allow us to
authorize the nonlethal, incidental,
unintentional take of small numbers of
polar bears (Ursus maritimus) and
Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus
divergens) during year-round oil and gas
industry exploration, development, and
production activities in the Beaufort Sea
and adjacent northern coast of Alaska.
The rule established subpart J in part 18
of title 50 of the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) and is effective
through August 5, 2021. The rule
prescribed a process under which we
issue Letters of Authorization (LOAs) to
applicants conducting activities as
described under the provisions of the
regulations. This rule replaced a similar
rule, published on August 3, 2011 (76
FR 47010), which expired on August 3,
2016, and likewise prescribed a process
under which we issued such LOAs.
Each LOA stipulates conditions or
methods that are specific to the activity
and location. Holders of the LOAs must
use methods and conduct activities in a
manner that minimizes to the greatest
extent practicable adverse impacts on
Pacific walruses and polar bears and
their habitat, and on the availability of
these marine mammals for subsistence
purposes. Intentional take and lethal
incidental take are prohibited under
these regulations.
In accordance with section
101(a)(5)(A) of the Marine Mammal
Protection Act (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361
et seq.) and our regulations at 50 CFR
part 18, subpart J, in 2018 we issued
LOAs to each of the following
companies in the Beaufort Sea and
adjacent northern coast of Alaska:
B
EAUFORT
S
EA
L
ETTERS OF
A
UTHORIZATION
Company Activity Project LOA No.
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Exploration ..... Putu Exploration well ................................................................................. 17–12
Peak Oilfield Service Company,
LLC. Support .......... Coastal transportation services ................................................................. 18–01
Armstrong Energy, LLC ................... Exploration ..... Pikka #2 exploration .................................................................................. 18–02
Oil Search Alaska, Inc ..................... Exploration ..... Transfer of Armstrong’s LOA to Oil Search .............................................. 18–02
Hilcorp Alaska, LLC ......................... Development .. Liberty geotech sampling .......................................................................... 18–03
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Development .. Seismic exploration and early development for GMT2 in the National
Petroleum Reserve—Alaska (NPR–A). 18–04
SAExploration, Inc ........................... Exploration ..... Yukon 3d seismic ...................................................................................... 18–05
BEM Systems, Incorporated ............ Remediation ... Oliktok remediation and coastal erosion study ......................................... 18–06
Petrotechnical Resources of Alaska Exploration ..... Methane hydrate exploration on the North slope ..................................... 18–07
BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc ........... Remediation ... Demolition of the Liberty rig ...................................................................... 18–08
Chevron Environmental Manage-
ment Company. Remediation ... Kalubik Creek ............................................................................................ 18–09
Caelus Energy Alaska, LLC ............ Development .. Nuna project .............................................................................................. 18–10
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Exploration ..... Harrison Bay .............................................................................................. 18–11
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Development .. GMT–2 Development ................................................................................ 18–12
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Exploration ..... 2018–2019 NPR–A Exploration & Appraisal Drilling Program ................. 18–13
ConocoPhillips Alaska, Inc .............. Exploration ..... NPR–A geotech and weather station near Harrison Bay ......................... 18–14
SAExploration, Inc ........................... Exploration ..... Staines 3D seismic project ........................................................................ 18–15
BP Exploration (Alaska), Inc ........... Exploration ..... Greater Prudhoe Bay 3D Seismic Survey ................................................ 18–16
On June 12, 2013, we published in the
Federal Register a final rule (78 FR
35364) establishing regulations that
allowed us to authorize the nonlethal,
incidental, unintentional take of small
numbers of polar bears and Pacific
walruses during year-round oil and gas
industry exploration activities in the
Chukchi Sea and adjacent western coast
of Alaska. The rule established 50 CFR
part 18 subpart I and was effective until
June 11, 2018. The process under which
we issue LOAs to applicants and the
requirements that the holders of the
LOAs must follow is the same as
described above for LOAs issued under
50 CFR part 18, subpart J. We issued no
LOAs under the subpart I regulations in
2018 prior to their expiration on June
12, 2018.
Authority: We issue this notice under the
authority of the MMPA (16 U.S.C. 1361 et
seq.).
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