Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 9984-9985 [E8-3496]

Download as PDF 9984 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 37 Monday, February 25, 2008 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES February 20, 2008. 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) 720–8958. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0234. Summary of Collection: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (Title 7, U.S.C. 8301, et seq.) the Secretary is authorized to promulgate regulations and take measures to prevent the introduction into the United States and the interstate dissemination within the United States of communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. The regulations in 9 CFR parts, 93, 94, 95 and 96 govern the importation of certain animals, birds, poultry, meat, other animal products and byproducts, hay, and straw into the United States in order to prevent the introduction of various animal diseases, including bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is charged with regulating the importation of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction of various animal diseases, including BSE. Need and Use of the Information: The regulations allow, under specified conditions, the importation of certain live ruminants and ruminant products and byproducts. APHIS uses eartags, permits for animals destined for immediate slaughter or for movement to designated feedlots; certificate of processing from the government of the exporting region regarding the source of all raw material of animal origin in the imported products; placing of seals on certain conveyances, the identification of individuals authorized to break the seals, and agreements entered into by slaughtering establishments or feedlots with APHIS; and an APHIS Veterinary Services’ veterinary import permit. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 9,800. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 229,140. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), domestic Karnal bunt regulations are contained in SubpartKarnal Bunt (7 CFR 301.89–1 through 301.89–16). Karnal bunt is a fungal disease of wheat. Karnal bunt is caused by the smut fungus Tilletia indica (Mitra) Mundkur and is spread by spores, primarily through the movement of infected seed. Need and Use of the Information: In order for APHIS to verify that the articles are being imported in compliance with the regulations, the articles would have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of the region of origin. The certificate must include a declaration stating that the regulated articles originated in areas where Karnal bunt is not known to occur, as attested to either by survey resulting or by testing for bunted karnals or spores. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 600. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–3495 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–LS–08–0012] Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. Title: Karnal Bunt; Revision of Regulations for Importing Wheat. OMB Control Number: 0579–0240. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request a revision to the currently approved collections for 7 CFR Part 54—Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards), which includes Form LS–313, ‘‘Application for Service,’’ Form LS– 315, and ‘‘Application for Commitment Grading or Certification Service’’. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments. Comments must be posted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to Larry R. Meadows, Chief; USDA, AMS, LS, MGC; 13952 Denver West Parkway Building 53, Suite 350, Lakewood, Colorado 80401. Comments will be available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or via the Internet at www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the docket number (Docket No. AMS-LS–08–0012), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Title: 7 CFR Part 54—Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards). OMB Number: 0581–0124. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2008. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of information. Abstract: The application for meat grading and certification services requests the Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees to perform such services in the requesting establishment. The information contained on the applications constitutes an agreement between USDA and the requesting establishment. The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to provide voluntary Federal meat grading and certification services that facilitate the marketing of meat and meat products. The Meat Grading and Certification (MGC) Branch provides these services pursuant to 7 CFR Part 54—Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards). Due to the voluntary nature of grading and certification services, 7 CFR Part 54 contains provisions for the collection of fees from users of MGC Branch services that equal the cost of providing the requested services to the closest extent possible. Applicants (individual or businesses with financial interest in the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 product) may request MGC Branch services through either submission of Form LS–313 or Form LS–315. Congress did not specifically authorize this collection of information, but completion and submission of Form LS–313 or Form LS–315 serves as an agreement by the requester to pay for services provided. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .21 hours per response. Respondents: Livestock and meat industry or other for-profit businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 951 respondents. Estimated Number of Responses: 6,666 responses. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7 responses. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,391 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry R. Meadows, Chief, Meat Grading and Certification Branch, telephone (720) 497–2550, facsimile (720) 497– 0569, or e-mail at Larry.Meadows@usda.gov. Dated: February 19, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–3496 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California; Algoma Vegetation and Road Management Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9985 SUMMARY: The Shasta-Trinity National Forest proposes to thin stands and remove accumulations of down wood (fuels) on approximately 5,300 acres of National Forest System lands. Trees in the project area would be thinned by removing a portion of the trees from overcrowded forest stands. Trees to be removed will generally be smaller in size than trees that will be retained. In some stands, trees to be removed would be those infected with disease or insects. Young tree seedings would be planted in any openings created in these areas. A roads analysis will be prepared to identify management opportunities (road closures and improvements) for the road system within the proposed project area. The project area is in T40N, R1W & R1E, MDM and T39N, R1W & R1E MDM, about 10 miles east of the town of McCloud, California. The project area is zoned by the Forest Land and Resource Management Plan as LateSuccessional Reserve. About 15 percent of the area is zoned as Riparian Reserve (wetlands, areas adjacent to streams and unstable areas). DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis should be received no later than 30 days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The draft environmental impact statement is expected in May 2008 and the final environmental impact statement is expected in September 2008. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to District Ranger Michael Hupp, ShastaMcCloud Management Unit, 204 W. Alma St., Mt. Shasta, California 96067. Electronic comments can be sent via email to: comments-pacificsouthwestshasta-trinity-mtshastamccloud@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ricardo Velarde, McCloud Ranger Station, P.O. Box 1620, McCloud, California 96057, telephone (530) 964– 3770 or via e-mail at rvelarde@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of the proposed action is to protect and enhance conditions of late-successional forest ecosystems, which serve as habitat for latesuccessional and old-growth related species, including the northern spotted owl. Fire exclusion over the last 100 years has led to dense forest conditions and excessive ground fuels. The overcrowded conditions have had a negative impact on tree vigor and forest health. Increased competition for available resources, such as water, nutrients and sunlight has made trees E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9984-9985]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-LS-08-0012]


Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information 
Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 
U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice

[[Page 9985]]

announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to 
request a revision to the currently approved collections for 7 CFR Part 
54--Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, 
and Standards), which includes Form LS-313, ``Application for 
Service,'' Form LS-315, and ``Application for Commitment Grading or 
Certification Service''.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before April 25, 
2008.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments. Comments 
must be posted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to Larry R. 
Meadows, Chief; USDA, AMS, LS, MGC; 13952 Denver West Parkway Building 
53, Suite 350, Lakewood, Colorado 80401. Comments will be available for 
public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or 
via the Internet at www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference 
the docket number (Docket No. AMS-LS-08-0012), the date, and the page 
number of this issue of the Federal Register. All responses to this 
notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
    Title: 7 CFR Part 54--Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products 
(Grading, Certification, and Standards).
    OMB Number: 0581-0124.
    Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2008.
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection of 
information.
    Abstract: The application for meat grading and certification 
services requests the Department of Agriculture (USDA) employees to 
perform such services in the requesting establishment. The information 
contained on the applications constitutes an agreement between USDA and 
the requesting establishment.
    The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, authorizes the 
Secretary of Agriculture to provide voluntary Federal meat grading and 
certification services that facilitate the marketing of meat and meat 
products. The Meat Grading and Certification (MGC) Branch provides 
these services pursuant to 7 CFR Part 54--Meats, Prepared Meats, and 
Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards).
    Due to the voluntary nature of grading and certification services, 
7 CFR Part 54 contains provisions for the collection of fees from users 
of MGC Branch services that equal the cost of providing the requested 
services to the closest extent possible. Applicants (individual or 
businesses with financial interest in the product) may request MGC 
Branch services through either submission of Form LS-313 or Form LS-
315.
    Congress did not specifically authorize this collection of 
information, but completion and submission of Form LS-313 or Form LS-
315 serves as an agreement by the requester to pay for services 
provided.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average .21 hours per response.
    Respondents: Livestock and meat industry or other for-profit 
businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 951 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses: 6,666 responses.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7 responses.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,391 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) 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; (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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry R. Meadows, Chief, Meat Grading 
and Certification Branch, telephone (720) 497-2550, facsimile (720) 
497-0569, or e-mail at Larry.Meadows@usda.gov.

    Dated: February 19, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-3496 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]
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