Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada, 38863-38864 [05-13298]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices Frequency of Responses: Reporting; Weekly; Other: Daily. Total Burden Hours: 624. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–13189 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 30, 2005. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) whether the 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 burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA&_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Farm Service Agency Title: Warehouse Regulations Under the United States Warehouse Act. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 OMB Control Number: 05160–0120. Summary of Collection: The United States Warehouse Act (USWA) (7 U.S.C. 244) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to license public warehouse operators that are in the business of storing agricultural products; to examine such federally-licensed warehouses; and to license qualified persons to sample, inspect, weigh, and grade agricultural products. The USWA licenses over 50 percent of all commercial grain and cotton warehouse capacities in the United States. USWA activities are administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and also encompass examination of warehouses operated under the Standards for Approval of Warehouses Under the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Charter Act. Although there are several types of warehouses covered by USWA and CCC functions, the reporting requirements for a particular type of warehouse are essentially the same. With some exceptions, the same forms are used for both USWA licensing and CCC. The forms are furnished to interested warehouse operators or used by the warehouse examiners employed by FSA to secure and record information about the warehouse operators and the warehouse. FSA will collect information using several forms. Need and Use of the Information: FSA will collection information (1) to determine whether or not the warehouse and the warehouse operator making application for licensing and/or approval meets applicable standards; (2) to issue such license or approvals; (3) to determine, once licensed or approved, that the licensee or warehouse operator continues to meet such standards and is conforming to regulatory or contractual obligations, (4) to determine that the stored commodity is in good condition and (5) to determine that the licensee or warehouse operator is storing the commodity for which licensed or approved in a safe and prudent manner. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 4,000. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Other (daily record). Total Burden Hours: 10,626. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 05–13296 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–M PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38863 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–031–1] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of regulations to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States from Canada. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 6, 2005. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • EDOCKET: Go to http:// www.epa.gov/feddocket to submit or view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the official public docket, and to access those documents in the public docket that are available electronically. Once you have entered EDOCKET, click on the ‘‘View Open APHIS Dockets’’ link to locate this document. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 05–031–1, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. 05–031–1. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket 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. Other Information: 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. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 38864 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices For information on the regulations regarding importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. Weyman Fussell, Program Manager, Pest Detection and Management Program, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 134, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 734– 5705. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 734–7477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material from Canada. OMB Number: 0579–0142. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772) the Secretary of Agriculture may prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of any plant, plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed, means of conveyance, or other article if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent a plant pest or noxious weed from being introduced into or disseminated within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth host material into the United States from Canada are contained in 7 CFR 319.77 through 319.77–5. These regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material (i.e., regulated articles) from Canada. These regulated articles are: Trees without roots (e.g., Christmas trees), trees with roots, shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and pulpwood with back attached, outdoor household articles, and mobile homes and their associated equipment. Under the regulations, phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin, or signed homeowner statements will be required for some of these regulated articles, depending on their place of origin in Canada and their destination in the United States. These requirements necessitate the use of information collection activities. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.03632 hours per response. Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, logs, pulpwood, and other articles from gypsy moth-infested Provinces in Canada; private individuals entering the United States with mobile homes or outdoor household articles. Estimated annual number of respondents: 147. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.17007. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,230. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 81 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 29th day of June 2005. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 05–13298 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Angeles National Forest, CA, Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project AGENCY: PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. ACTION: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the USDA, Forest Service, Angeles National Forest (ANF) and the Palmdale Water District (District) will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Environmental Impact Report (EIR), referred to as an EIR/EIS, that will evaluate the proposed project and alternatives to the proposed project. As the project proponent, the District proposes to excavate sediment from the Littlerock Reservoir and construct a grade control structure (proposed project) located on Littlerock Creek, in Los Angeles County, California. The proposed grade control structure would be located at, or just downstream of, River Station 4,235 (also know as Rocky Point). the proposed project would: • Remove excess Reservoir sediment that has accumulated over time • Restore the water storage and flood control capacity of the Reservoir; and • Prevent sediment loss and headcutting of the stream channel upstream of Rocky Point to prevent the incidental ‘‘take’’ of arroyo toad (Bufo californicus), a federally endangered species. The proposed project would entail the initial removal of between 270,000 and 540,000 cubic yards of sediment from Littlerock Reservoir from below Rocky Point to just upstream of Littlerock Dam. Thereafter, the District would annually remove approximately 54,000 cubic yards of sediment to balance sediment deposition and maintain water storage capacity in the Reservoir. Sediment would be mechanically removed from the Reservoir by the use of heavy equipment. The ANF and the District invite written comments on the scope of this proposed project. In addition, the agencies give notice of this analysis so that interested and affected individuals are aware of how they may participate and contribute to the final decision. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by July 30, 2005. A public information and scoping meeting will be held July 13, 2005. The draft EIR/EIS is expected December 2005 and the Final EIR/EIS is expected March 2006. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Mr. Matt Knudson, Engineering Supervisor, Palmdale Water District, 2029 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550, mknudson@palmdalewater.org, (661) 947–4111, ext. 118. For further information, mail correspondence to Mr. Rich Robertson, USDA Forest Service, Angeles National Forest, Santa Clara Mojave Rivers E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 6, 2005)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. 05-031-1]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request an extension of approval of an information 
collection in support of regulations to prevent the introduction of 
gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States from Canada.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 6, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     EDOCKET: Go to http://www.epa.gov/feddocket to submit or 
view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to access those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once you have entered 
EDOCKET, click on the ``View Open APHIS Dockets'' link to locate this 
document.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies 
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 05-031-1, 
Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 
River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your 
comment refers to Docket No. 05-031-1.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this 
docket 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.
    Other Information: 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations 
regarding importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact 
Mr. Weyman Fussell, Program Manager, Pest Detection and Management 
Program, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 134, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1236; (301) 734-5705. For copies of more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 734-7477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material from Canada.
    OMB Number: 0579-0142.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 
7701-7772) the Secretary of Agriculture may prohibit or restrict the 
importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of 
any plant, plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed, 
means of conveyance, or other article if the Secretary determines that 
the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent a plant pest or 
noxious weed from being introduced into or disseminated within the 
United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations 
to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy 
moth host material into the United States from Canada are contained in 
7 CFR 319.77 through 319.77-5.
    These regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy 
moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain 
inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material 
(i.e., regulated articles) from Canada. These regulated articles are: 
Trees without roots (e.g., Christmas trees), trees with roots, shrubs 
with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and pulpwood with back 
attached, outdoor household articles, and mobile homes and their 
associated equipment. Under the regulations, phytosanitary 
certificates, certificates of origin, or signed homeowner statements 
will be required for some of these regulated articles, depending on 
their place of origin in Canada and their destination in the United 
States. These requirements necessitate the use of information 
collection activities.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.03632 hours per response.
    Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, 
shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, logs, pulpwood, and other articles 
from gypsy moth-infested Provinces in Canada; private individuals 
entering the United States with mobile homes or outdoor household 
articles.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 147.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.17007.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,230.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 81 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    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.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 29th day of June 2005.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 05-13298 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]
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