material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16
U.S.C. 703-711) and the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C.
742d) designate the Department of the Interior as the key agency
responsible for: (1) the wise management of migratory bird
populations frequenting the United States, and (2) setting hunting
regulations that allow appropriate harvests that are within the
guidelines that will allow for those populations' well-being. These
responsibilities dictate that we gather accurate data on various
characteristics of migratory bird harvest. Based on information
from harvest surveys, we can adjust hunting regulations as needed
to optimize harvests at levels that provide a maximum of hunting
recreation while keeping populations at desired levels.
USC 703-711 Name of Law: Migratory Bird Treaty Act
US Code: 16
USC 742d Name of Law: Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956
We are reporting a total
increase of 27,899 annual responses and 5,951 burden hours. Of
this, we are reporting an increase (due to change in agency
estimate) of 2,399 annual responses and 4,251 associated with the
previously approved information collections. We are also reporting
an increase (due to agency discretion) of 25,500 responses and
1,700 burden hours associated with the new information collection
for the Online Migratory Bird Harvest Survey.