Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 21730 [05-8357]

Download as PDF 21730 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 80 Wednesday, April 27, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of USDA’s Biological Control Documentation Program dealing with documenting the importation and release of foreign biological control agents. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 1, 2005, to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Glenn Hanes, ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, National Program Staff, National Agricultural Library, ARS, USDA, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705–2351. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Hanes, ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, (301) 504–8137. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Biological Shipment Record—Beneficial Organisms: Foreign/ Overseas Source (AD–941); Quarantine Facility (AD–942); and Non-Quarantine (AD–943). OMB Number: 0518–0013. Expiration Date of Approval: October 11, 2005. Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information collection. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:41 Apr 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 Abstract: The purpose of the Biological Control Documentation Program is to record the importation (AD–941), release from quarantine (AD– 942), and shipment and/or field release/ recolonization (AD–942 and AD–943) of foreign/introduced beneficial organisms (pollinators and biological control agents for invasive species). The information collected is entered into the USDA ‘‘Releases of Beneficial Organisms in the United States and Territories’’ (ROBO) database, established in 1984. It is a cooperative program among USDA and other federal agencies, state governmental agencies, and U.S. universities. The use of the forms and the information provided is voluntary. The program is for the benefit of biological control research and action agency personnel, taxonomists, federal and state regulatory agencies, agricultural administrators, and the general public. The AD–941 has been computerized and efforts are underway to replace the other paper forms with computerized information collection, and when completed, only those units for which computerized input is not possible would use the forms. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1⁄12 hour per response. Non-Federal Respondents: Universities, and state and local governments. Estimated Number of Non-Federal Respondents: 40. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: An average of 3 (range 1– 30). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10 hours. Copies of the three forms used in this information collection, and information on the computerized form can be obtained from Glenn Hanes, ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, at (301) 504–8137. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 27, 2005 / 
Notices

[[Page 21730]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. 
L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 
CFR Part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the 
Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) intention to request an extension 
for a currently approved information collection in support of USDA's 
Biological Control Documentation Program dealing with documenting the 
importation and release of foreign biological control agents.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 1, 2005, to be 
assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Glenn Hanes, 
ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, National Program Staff, 
National Agricultural Library, ARS, USDA, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, 
Beltsville, MD 20705-2351.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Glenn Hanes, ARS Biological Control 
Documentation Center, (301) 504-8137.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: USDA Biological Shipment Record--Beneficial Organisms: 
Foreign/Overseas Source (AD-941); Quarantine Facility (AD-942); and 
Non-Quarantine (AD-943).
    OMB Number: 0518-0013.
    Expiration Date of Approval: October 11, 2005.
    Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The purpose of the Biological Control Documentation 
Program is to record the importation (AD-941), release from quarantine 
(AD-942), and shipment and/or field release/recolonization (AD-942 and 
AD-943) of foreign/introduced beneficial organisms (pollinators and 
biological control agents for invasive species). The information 
collected is entered into the USDA ``Releases of Beneficial Organisms 
in the United States and Territories'' (ROBO) database, established in 
1984. It is a cooperative program among USDA and other federal 
agencies, state governmental agencies, and U.S. universities. The use 
of the forms and the information provided is voluntary. The program is 
for the benefit of biological control research and action agency 
personnel, taxonomists, federal and state regulatory agencies, 
agricultural administrators, and the general public. The AD-941 has 
been computerized and efforts are underway to replace the other paper 
forms with computerized information collection, and when completed, 
only those units for which computerized input is not possible would use 
the forms.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average \1/12\ hour per response.
    Non-Federal Respondents: Universities, and state and local 
governments.
    Estimated Number of Non-Federal Respondents: 40.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: An average of 3 
(range 1-30).
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 10 hours.
    Copies of the three forms used in this information collection, and 
information on the computerized form can be obtained from Glenn Hanes, 
ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, at (301) 504-8137.
    Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
the functions of the agency, including whether the information will 
have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance 
the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; 
and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be 
sent to: Glenn Hanes, ARS Biological Control Documentation Center, 
National Program Staff, ARS, USDA, National Agricultural Library, 10301 
Baltimore Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705-2351.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: April 11, 2005.
Antoinette A. Betschart,
Associate Administrator for Agricultural Research Service.
[FR Doc. 05-8357 Filed 4-26-05; 8:45 am]
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