Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Application for Return of Exported Products), 74759-74760 [E5-7443]

Download as PDF 74759 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 241 Friday, December 16, 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 Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–035N] Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Application for Return of Exported Products) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) intention to request a new information collection regarding the application for the return of exported meat, poultry, and egg products to the United States. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this information collection request. Comments may be submitted by mail, including floppy disks or CD–ROM’s, and hand- or courier-delivered items. Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250. All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket number 05–035N. All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as research and background information used by FSIS in developing this document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The comments also will be posted on the Agency’s Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Dec 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 regulations_&_policies/ 2005_Notices_Index/index.asp. John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20250– 3700, (202) 720–0345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Return of Exported Products. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS is requesting a new information collection addressing paperwork requirements regarding the application for return of exported meat, poultry, and egg products. In accordance with 9 CFR 327.17, 381.209, and 590.965, exported product returned to this country is exempt from FSIS import inspection requirements upon notification to and approval from the Agency’s Office of International Affairs (OIA). Returned exported product may, however, require reinspection at a federally-inspected facility for food safety and food defense determinations. When FSIS inspection program personnel determine that product is safe and not adulterated or misbranded, the product may be released into domestic commerce. When an FSIS inspected and passed product is exported and then returned to this country, the owner, broker, or agent of the product (the applicant) arranges for the product’s entry and notifies FSIS. To formalize this process, FSIS is seeking approval for the new form. The applicant will fill out the FSIS Form, Application for the Return of Exported Products to the United States. The purpose of the form is to allow OIA the opportunity to determine whether re-inspection of the product is needed and to notify the appropriate FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FSIS office where to perform the reinspection of the product, if necessary. FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment. Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take an average of 17 hours to collect and submit this information to FSIS. Respondents: Owners, brokers, and agents. Estimated Number of Respondents: 500. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 100. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,333 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20250– 3700, (202) 720–5627, (202) 720–0345. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’ functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’ 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to both John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at the address provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. 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. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line through E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 74760 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 241 / Friday, December 16, 2005 / Notices the FSIS Web page located at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2005_Notices_Index/index.asp. FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. The update also is available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service which provides an automatic and customized notification when popular pages are updated, including Federal Register publications and related documents. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/email_subscription/ and allows FSIS customers to sign up for subscription options across eight categories. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their account. Done at Washington, DC, on: December 13, 2005. Barbara J. Masters, Administrator. [FR Doc. E5–7443 Filed 12–15–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service New Information Collection for Special Use Administration Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the new information collection established pursuant to the Cabin User Fee Fairness Act (CUFFA) of 2000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:37 Dec 15, 2005 Jkt 208001 Comments must be received in writing on or before February 14, 2006 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: USDA, Forest Service, Attention: Rita Staton, Lands Staff (2720), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 1124, Washington, DC 20250–1124 or by facsimile to Rita Staton at 202–205–1604 or by e-mail to: reply_lands_staff@fs.fed.us. Comments may also be submitted by the following instructions at the federal eRulemaking portal at: http://www.regulation.gov. If comments are sent by e-mail or facsimile, the public is requested not to send duplicate comments via mail. Please confine comments to issues pertinent to the proposed information collection, explain the reasons for any recommended changes, and where possible, reference the specific wording being addressed. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, will be placed in the record and will be available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received in the Office of the Director, Lands Staff, 4th Floor South, Sidney R. Yates Federal Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC on business days between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Those wishing to inspect comments are encouraged to call ahead at (202) 205–1248 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rita Staton, Lands Staff, at (202) 205–1390. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Request for New Appraisal and Peer Review Pursuant to the Cabin User Fee Fairness Act of 2000. OMB Number: 0596–New. Expiration Date of Approval: N/A. Type of Request: New. Abstract: The Cabin User Fee Fairness Act (CUFFA) of 2000 (16 U.S.C. 6201– 13) directs the Forest Service to promulgate regulations and adopt policies for assessing a base cabin user fee for recreation residences on National Forest System lands. Section 614 of CUFFA establishes a ‘‘transition period’’, defines how long the transition period will last, and provides guidelines on how the annual cabin user fees should be assessed and adjusted during the transition period. The transition period is that period of time between DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the date of the enactment of CUFFA (Oct. 11, 2000) and the date upon which the base cabin user fee for a recreation residence is established as a result of implementing the final regulations and agency directives. Upon adoption of the final regulations and agency directives, recreation residence permit holders will have 2 years to request that the Forest Service take one of the following actions to establish a new base cabin user fee: (1) Conduct a new appraisal pursuant to the final regulations and policies (permit holder’s request for new appraisal); (2) Commission a peer review of an existing appraisal report for the typical lot completed after September 30, 1995 (permit holder’s request for peer review); or (3) Establish a new fee based on the market value of the typical lot identified in an existing appraisal report that was completed and approved after September 30, 1995 (permit holder’s request to use the value established in the existing appraisal). A request to act on one of the three options in the 2-year transition period must be submitted in writing to the authorized officer and must be signed by a majority of the recreation residence holders within the group of the recreation residence lots represented by the typical lot to be appraised. There is no specific form or format required for permit holders to use when requesting a new appraisal, a peer review, or that the Forest Service use an existing appraisal. However, the Forest Service is proposing to use standard forms (‘‘Statement from Holders Requesting a New Appraisal’’ and ‘‘Statement from Holders Requesting a Peer Review’’) when a new appraisal or peer review is requested, and the base fee of the previous appraisal increases more than $3,000.00 from the annual fee assessed on October 1, 1996, and the new base cabin user fee established by either the new appraisal or the peer review is 90% or more of the fee determined by the previous appraisal (October 1996). Permit holders are required to document that they agree to pay the United States the additional fees, pursuant to the phase-in provisions of CUFFA. The forms would facilitate documenting the request and agreement by the permit holder. The information request is necessary for the Forest Service to collect the permit holder’s request, agreement, and accompanying signatures. Such information is necessary to assist the Forest Service in establishing an accurate base cabin user fee during the E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 241 / Friday, December 16, 2005 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 05-035N]


Notice of Request for a New Information Collection (Application 
for Return of Exported Products)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) intention to 
request a new information collection regarding the application for the 
return of exported meat, poultry, and egg products to the United 
States.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before February 
14, 2006.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
information collection request. Comments may be submitted by mail, 
including floppy disks or CD-ROM's, and hand- or courier-delivered 
items. Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102 Cotton 
Annex, Washington, DC 20250. All submissions received must include the 
Agency name and docket number 05-035N.
    All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as 
research and background information used by FSIS in developing this 
document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket 
Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The comments also will 
be posted on the Agency's Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/2005_Notices_Index/index.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John O'Connell, Paperwork Reduction 
Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th 
Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20250-3700, (202) 720-0345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Application for Return of Exported Products.
    Type of Request: New information collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection 
Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection 
Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS 
protect the public by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are 
safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    FSIS is requesting a new information collection addressing 
paperwork requirements regarding the application for return of exported 
meat, poultry, and egg products.
    In accordance with 9 CFR 327.17, 381.209, and 590.965, exported 
product returned to this country is exempt from FSIS import inspection 
requirements upon notification to and approval from the Agency's Office 
of International Affairs (OIA). Returned exported product may, however, 
require re-inspection at a federally-inspected facility for food safety 
and food defense determinations. When FSIS inspection program personnel 
determine that product is safe and not adulterated or misbranded, the 
product may be released into domestic commerce.
    When an FSIS inspected and passed product is exported and then 
returned to this country, the owner, broker, or agent of the product 
(the applicant) arranges for the product's entry and notifies FSIS. To 
formalize this process, FSIS is seeking approval for the new form. The 
applicant will fill out the FSIS Form, Application for the Return of 
Exported Products to the United States.
    The purpose of the form is to allow OIA the opportunity to 
determine whether re-inspection of the product is needed and to notify 
the appropriate FSIS office where to perform the re-inspection of the 
product, if necessary.
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment.
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take an average of 
17 hours to collect and submit this information to FSIS.
    Respondents: Owners, brokers, and agents.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 500.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 100.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,333 hours.
    Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained 
from John O'Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety 
and Inspection Service, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 112, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700, (202) 720-5627, (202) 720-0345.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS' functions, 
including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the 
accuracy of FSIS' 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques, or other forms of 
information technology. Comments may be sent to both John O'Connell, 
Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at the address provided above, and 
the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253.
    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.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the 
public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line 
through

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the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2005_Notices_Index/index.asp.
    FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication 
available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide 
information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal 
Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of 
information that could affect or would be of interest to our 
constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, 
a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and 
farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, 
scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to 
be included. The update also is available on the FSIS Web page. Through 
Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a 
much broader, more diverse audience.
    In addition, FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service which 
provides an automatic and customized notification when popular pages 
are updated, including Federal Register publications and related 
documents. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/email_subscription/ and allows FSIS customers to sign up 
for subscription options across eight categories. Options range from 
recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices.
    Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the 
option to password protect their account.

    Done at Washington, DC, on: December 13, 2005.
Barbara J. Masters,
Administrator.
 [FR Doc. E5-7443 Filed 12-15-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P