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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - permit app & report forms under review

By Ornithological Council


Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, federal agencies must obtain approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget whenever the agency wants to collect information from 10 or more members of the public. That includes permit application forms. Every three years, the agencies must request renewal of the OMB approval and when they do so, the public is afforded a chance to comment on the forms themselves and the burden imposed on those who must use the forms.

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Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, federal agencies must obtain approval from the White House Office of Management and Budget whenever the agency wants to collect information from 10 or more members of the public. That includes permit application forms. Every three years, the agencies must request renewal of the OMB approval and when they do so, the public is afforded a chance to comment on the forms themselves and the burden imposed on those who must use the forms.

 

Do you have any concerns about these permit application and reporting forms? Is any aspect of the form confusing? Do you find any of the questions to be overly burdensome or perhaps unnecessary? The agency will consider your concerns when revising the forms.

 

If so, please contact the Ornithological Council. We must submit comments by 25 April 2017.

 

Once the agency receives the comments, it may revise the forms. If changes are to be made, there will be an additional opportunity for public comment.

 

The application forms can be found online.

 

The following application and report forms are under review:

 

1018-0022: Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Migratory Birds and Eagles
82 FR 11599 11599-11601 02/24/2017Docket ID: FWS-HQ-MB-2017-N016
Action: Notice; request for comments.

 

(This includes scientific collecting and various of the special purpose forms, including salvage)

 

1018-0093: Proposed Information Collection; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Management Authority
82 FR 11596 11596-11598 02/24/2017Docket ID: FWS-HQ-IA-2017-N022
Action: Notice; request for comments.

 

(this includes CITES, Wild Bird Conservation Act)

 

1018-0102: Proposed Information Collection; National Wildlife Refuge Special Use Permit Applications and Reports
82 FR 11601 11601-11603 02/24/2017Docket ID: FWS-HQ-RF-2017-N011
Action: Notice; request for comments.

 

1018-0094: Information Collection Request Sent to the Office of Management and Budget for Approval; Federal Fish and Wildlife Permit Applications and Reports--Native Endangered and Threatened Species
82 FR 8840 8840-8842 01/31/2017Docket ID: FWS-HQ-ES-2017-N227
Action: Notice; request for comments.




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