PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT STATEMENT: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501), please note the following. This information collection is authorized by The Migratory Bird Treaty Act, 16 U.S.C. 703-712. Your response is voluntary. We estimate that it will take approximately 2 minutes to prepare and submit the recovery report. 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 Office of Management and Budget control number. OMB has reviewed and approved this information collection and assigned OMB Control Number 1028-0082. You may submit comments on any aspect of this information collection, including the accuracy of the estimated burden hours and suggestions to reduce this burden. Send your comments to: Information Collection Clearance Officer, U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, MS 807, Reston, VA 20192.
Privacy Act Statement
AUTHORITY: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 703-712) and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. §§ 668-668d).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE: The principal purpose for collecting the information is to manage banding permits and sub permits issued by the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL), and to provide contact information for Certificates of Appreciation and other rewards to people who report bird bands to the BBL.
ROUTINE USE: To manage banding permits and sub permits issued by the BBL that authorizes bird banding activities in the United States and its Territories, and for other necessary actions required to manage and maintain the United States bird banding program within the intent of the authorizing legislation. Contact information will be shared with Canadian, Federal and state agencies upon request. Contact information will be shared with the approved bird bander for the purpose of providing the bander the opportunity to obtain additional information if needed.
DISCLOSURE IS VOLUNTARY: All information is voluntary. Individuals have the option to not provide the contact information. Individuals applying for banding permits will not be allowed to participate in the program if contact information is declined. Those reporting a bird band to the BBL do not have to provide contact information to report encounters.