Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 6343-6344 [2010-2770]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2010 / Notices Cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Summary Of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided 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). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are not adulterated, wholesome, and properly labeled and packaged. If FSIS in-plant personnel discover noncompliance with regulatory requirements they issue Noncompliance Records (NRs). The Noncompliance Record, FSIS Form 5400–4, serves as FSIS’ official record of noncompliance with one or more regulatory requirements. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will use the form 5400–4 to document their findings and provided written notification of the establishment’s failure to comply with regulatory requirement(s). The establishment management receives a copy of the form and has the opportunity to respond in writing using the Noncompliance Record form. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 6,800. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 136,000. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Food Safety Education Conference. OMB Control Number: 0583–New. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided 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). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are not adulterated, wholesome, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS is conducting a Food Safety Conference to provide a forum for attendees to engage in a meaningful information exchange about strategies for sharing safe food handling information with consumers and at-risk persons to reduce their risk of contracting a foodborne illness. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS and NSF International will collect the following personal data related to individual registering on-line using their credit card: Name, organization, VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 Feb 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 street address, city or town, State, country, telephone number, and credit card information. The information will be used to collect payment and make hotel reservations for the respondents. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 400. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other (once). Total Burden Hours: 67. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–2714 Filed 2–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078. FAX: (202) 720–4120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6343 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: Michele Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5162, South Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–1522. FAX: (202) 720–4120. Title: Weather Radio Transmitter Grant Program. OMB Control Number: 0572–0124. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The National Weather Service operates an All Hazards Early Warning System that alerts people in areas covered by its transmissions of approaching dangerous weather and other emergencies. The National Weather Service can typically provide warnings of specific weather dangers up to fifteen minutes prior to the event. At present, this system covers all major metropolitan areas and many smaller cities and towns; however, many rural areas lack NOAA Weather Radio coverage. The Rural Utilities Service’s Weather Radio Transmitter Grant Program finances the installation of new transmitters to extend the coverage of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Weather Radio system (NOAA Weather Radio) in rural America thereby promoting public safety and awareness. The President of the United States and the United States Congress have made $5 million in grant funds available to facilitate the expansion of NOAA Weather Radio system coverage into rural areas that are not covered or are poorly covered at this time. This grant program will continue to provide grant funds, on an expedited basis, for use in rural areas and communities of 50,000 or less inhabitants. Grant funds are available immediately and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until the appropriation is used in its entirety. Grant funds are used to purchase and install NOAA Weather Radio transmitters and antennas that are combined with donated tower space and other site resources to establish new rural NOAA Weather Radio transmitters. Eligible applicants must be E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 6344 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 26 / Tuesday, February 9, 2010 / Notices non-profit corporations or associations (including Rural Development Utilities Programs electric and telecommunications borrower cooperatives), units of local or state government, or federally-recognized Indian tribes. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 hours per response. Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853, FAX: (202) 720–4120. 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. Date: January 26, 2010. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2010–2770 Filed 2–8–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0097] Notice of Availability of Pest Risk Analyses for Importation of Fresh Figs, Pomegranates, and Baby Kiwi from Chile into the United States Cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: We are advising the public that we have prepared two pest risk analyses, one with respect to fresh figs and pomegranates grown in Chile and one with respect to fresh baby kiwi fruit grown in Chile. The analyses evaluate the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of fresh figs, pomegranates, and baby kiwi fruit from Chile. Based on those analyses, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of figs, pomegranates, and baby kiwi from Chile. We are making the pest risk VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:39 Feb 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 analyses, as well as an environmental assessment we have prepared in connection with this action, available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: ∑ Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (https://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2009-0097) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0097, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS2009-0097. 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: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at (https://www.aphis.usda.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information concerning figs and pomegranates from Chile, contact Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 207371236; (301) 734-0754. For information concerning baby kiwi fruit from Chile, contact Mr. David B. Lamb, Import Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 7340627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the regulations in ‘‘SubpartFruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-50, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 prevent plant pests from being introduced into and spread within the United States. Section 319.56-4 contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. These measures are: ∑ The fruits or vegetables are subject to inspection upon arrival in the United States and comply with all applicable provisions of § 319.56-3; ∑ The fruits or vegetables are imported from a pest-free area in the country of origin that meets the requirements of § 319.56-5 for freedom from that pest and are accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate stating that the fruits or vegetables originated in a pest-free area in the country of origin; ∑ The fruits or vegetables are treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305; ∑ The fruits or vegetables are inspected in the country of origin by an inspector or an official of the national plant protection organization of the exporting country, and have been found free of one or more specific quarantine pests identified by the risk analysis as likely to follow the import pathway; and/or ∑ The fruits or vegetables are a commercial consignment. APHIS received requests from the Government of Chile to allow the importation of fresh figs, pomegranates, and baby kiwi fruit from Chile into the United States. We have completed pest risk assessments to identify pests of quarantine significance that could follow the pathway of importation into the United States and, based on those pest risk assessments, have prepared risk management analyses to identify phytosanitary measures that could be applied to the commodities to mitigate the pest risk. We have concluded that fresh figs, pomegranates, and baby kiwi fruit can be safely imported into the continental United States from Chile using one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in § 319.56-4(b). Therefore, in accordance with § 319.56-4(c), we are announcing the availability of our pest risk analyses for public review and comment. The pest risk analyses may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the pest risk analyses by calling or writing to the persons listed under FOR FURTHER E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 26 (Tuesday, February 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6343-6344]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-2770]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

AGENCY: Rural Utilities 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, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends 
to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 12, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Brooks, Director, Program 
Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-1522. Telephone: (202) 690-1078. FAX: (202) 720-
4120.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) 
regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) requires that interested members 
of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on 
information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 
1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS 
is submitting to OMB for extension.
    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 the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele 
Brooks, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 1522, Room 5162, South 
Building, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-1522. FAX: 
(202) 720-4120.
    Title: Weather Radio Transmitter Grant Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0572-0124.
    Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: The National Weather Service operates an All Hazards 
Early Warning System that alerts people in areas covered by its 
transmissions of approaching dangerous weather and other emergencies. 
The National Weather Service can typically provide warnings of specific 
weather dangers up to fifteen minutes prior to the event. At present, 
this system covers all major metropolitan areas and many smaller cities 
and towns; however, many rural areas lack NOAA Weather Radio coverage. 
The Rural Utilities Service's Weather Radio Transmitter Grant Program 
finances the installation of new transmitters to extend the coverage of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Weather Radio 
system (NOAA Weather Radio) in rural America thereby promoting public 
safety and awareness. The President of the United States and the United 
States Congress have made $5 million in grant funds available to 
facilitate the expansion of NOAA Weather Radio system coverage into 
rural areas that are not covered or are poorly covered at this time. 
This grant program will continue to provide grant funds, on an 
expedited basis, for use in rural areas and communities of 50,000 or 
less inhabitants. Grant funds are available immediately and 
applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis 
until the appropriation is used in its entirety. Grant funds are used 
to purchase and install NOAA Weather Radio transmitters and antennas 
that are combined with donated tower space and other site resources to 
establish new rural NOAA Weather Radio transmitters. Eligible 
applicants must be

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non-profit corporations or associations (including Rural Development 
Utilities Programs electric and telecommunications borrower 
cooperatives), units of local or state government, or federally-
recognized Indian tribes.
    Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Not-for-profit institutions, State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 5.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5.
    Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat 
Daskal, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720-7853, 
FAX: (202) 720-4120.
    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.

    Date: January 26, 2010.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-2770 Filed 2-8-10; 8:45 am]
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