Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531
The information that we collect is unique to each wildlife shipment and enables us to:
• Accurately inspect the contents of the shipment;
• Enforce any regulations that pertain to the fish, wildlife, or wildlife products contained in the shipment; and
• Maintain records of the importation and exportation of these commodities.
Businesses or individuals must file FWS Forms 3-177 and 3-177a with us at the time and port where they request clearance of the import or export of wildlife or wildlife products. Our regulations allow for certain species of wildlife to be imported or exported between the United States and Canada or Mexico at U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports, even though our wildlife inspectors may not be present. In these instances, importers and exporters may file the forms with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We collect the following information:
(1) Name of the importer or exporter and broker.
(2) Scientific and common name of the fish or wildlife.
(3) Permit numbers (if permits are required).
(4) Description, quantity, and value of the fish or wildlife.
(5) Natural country of origin of the fish or wildlife.
In addition, certain information, such as the airway bill or bill of lading number, the location of the fish or wildlife for inspection, and the number of cartons containing fish or wildlife, assists our wildlife inspectors if a physical examination of the shipment is necessary
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.