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Proposed Information Collection; Survey of Residents' Attitudes
on Jaguar Conservation

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.


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. 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 February 18, 2014.

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 (email). Please include ``1018-Jaguar Resident Survey'' in
the subject line of your comments.

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


I. Abstract

    This survey is designed to elicit information about the public's
perspectives on attitudes towards and beliefs about jaguars in the
Northwestern Recovery Unit (southern Arizona and southwestern New
Mexico). We plan to survey 200 residents, land-based business owners/
operators, related government agency personnel, and local wildlife
association and/or conservation organization members in the
Northwestern Recovery Unit.
The survey will gather information on
people's current level of knowledge about jaguar ecology and status,
people's attitudes towards jaguars, and the social barriers and
opportunities to jaguar conservation in this region. The surveys will
be in-person interviews. This information will aid us in identifying
groups that might be interested in being involved or staying informed
about jaguar conservation and highlighting groups with particular
concerns that might be addressed in forthcoming policies or programs.
We will use information gained from this survey to formulate future
jaguar conservation strategies as well as to create educational and
outreach materials for jaguar recovery.

II. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1018-XXXX. This is a new collection.
    Title: Survey of Residents' Attitudes on Jaguar Conservation.
    Service Form Number: None.
    Type of Request: Request for new OMB control number.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals, businesses, organizations
and State, local, or tribal governments.
    Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.
    Frequency of Collection: One time.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 200.
    Estimated Completion Time per Response: 15 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.
    Estimated Annual Nonhour Burden Cost: None.

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
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: December 12, 2013.
Tina A. Campbell,
Chief, Division of Policy and Directives Management, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-29923 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]

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