Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Approval Received, 37077 [E5-3351]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 28, 2005 / Notices is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Upon OMB approval, this information collection will be merged into the information collection currently approved under OMB No. 0581–0178, Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders. Comments should reference OMB No. 0581–0211 and the California Dried Prune Marketing Order No. 993, and be mailed to Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Tel: (202) 720–2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938; Fax: (202) 720–8938; or E-mail: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. 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: June 23, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–12698 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 02–088–6] RIN 0579-AB47 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Office of Management and Budget’s approval of a collection of information contained in the Animal VerDate jul<14>2003 17:51 Jun 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, MRPBS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 123, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238; (301) 734–7477. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In an interim rule published in the Federal Register on December 13, 2002 (67 FR 76908–76938, Docket No. 02– 088–1) and effective on February 11, 2003, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established regulations in 7 CFR part 331 and 9 CFR part 121 governing the possession, use, and transfer of biological agents and toxins that have been determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, to animal health, to plant health, or to animal or plant products (i.e., select agents and toxins). On March 18, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 13242– 13292, Docket No. 02–088–4) a final rule that adopts, with changes, the December 2002 interim rule. The final rule includes certain regulatory provisions that differ from those included in the December 2002 interim rule. Some of those provisions involve changes from the information collection requirements set out in the December 2002 interim rule, which were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0213. In accordance with section 3507(j) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the information collection and recordkeeping requirements included in the final rule were submitted for emergency approval to OMB. OMB approved the collection of information requirements with respect to the final rule under OMB control number 0579–0213 (expires October 31, 2005). Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of June 2005. Elizabeth E. Gaston, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E5–3351 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Approval Received SUMMARY: and Plant Health Inspection Service’s final rule regarding the possession, use, and transfer of select agents and toxins. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37077 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–007–3] Ventria Bioscience; Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for Field Tests of Genetically Engineered Rice Expressing Lysozyme Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment and reached a finding of no significant impact for confined field tests of rice plants genetically engineered to express the protein lysozyme. The environmental assessment provides a basis for our conclusion that these field tests will not present a risk of introducing or disseminating a plant pest and will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Based on its finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared for these field tests. DATES: Effective Date: June 21, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may read the environmental assessment, the finding of no significant impact, and any comments that we received on Docket No. 05–007–1 in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. You may view APHIS documents published in the Federal Register and related information on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/ webrepor.html. Dr. Levis Handley, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301)734–5721. To obtain copies of the environmental assessment, contact Ms. Ingrid Berlanger, at (301) 734–4885; e-mail ingrid.e.berlanger@aphis.usda.gov. The environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact are also available on the Internet at http:// FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. 02-088-6]
RIN 0579-AB47


Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Approval Received

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces the Office of Management and Budget's approval of a 
collection of information contained in the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service's final rule regarding the possession, use, and 
transfer of select agents and toxins.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, MRPBS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 
123, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 734-7477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In an interim rule published in the Federal Register on December 
13, 2002 (67 FR 76908-76938, Docket No. 02-088-1) and effective on 
February 11, 2003, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) established regulations in 7 CFR part 331 and 9 CFR part 121 
governing the possession, use, and transfer of biological agents and 
toxins that have been determined to have the potential to pose a severe 
threat to public health and safety, to animal health, to plant health, 
or to animal or plant products (i.e., select agents and toxins).
    On March 18, 2005, we published in the Federal Register (70 FR 
13242-13292, Docket No. 02-088-4) a final rule that adopts, with 
changes, the December 2002 interim rule. The final rule includes 
certain regulatory provisions that differ from those included in the 
December 2002 interim rule. Some of those provisions involve changes 
from the information collection requirements set out in the December 
2002 interim rule, which were approved by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579-0213.
    In accordance with section 3507(j) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.), the information collection and 
recordkeeping requirements included in the final rule were submitted 
for emergency approval to OMB. OMB approved the collection of 
information requirements with respect to the final rule under OMB 
control number 0579-0213 (expires October 31, 2005).

    Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of June 2005.
Elizabeth E. Gaston,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. E5-3351 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]
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