Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments, 36060-36061 [2010-15301]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 36060 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 121 / Thursday, June 24, 2010 / Notices willingness to abide by the provisions of the amended order. Some forms are required to be filed with the committee or board. The orders and their rules and regulations authorize the respective commodities’ committees and boards, the agencies responsible for local administration of the orders, to require handlers and producers to submit certain information. Much of the information is compiled in aggregate and provided to the respective industries to assist in marketing decisions. The committees and boards have developed forms as a means for persons to file required information relating to supplies, shipments, and dispositions of their respective commodities, and other information needed to effectively carry out the purpose of the Act and their respective orders, and these forms are utilized accordingly. The forms covered under this information collection require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the orders, and their use is necessary to fulfill the intent of the Act as expressed in the orders rules and regulations. The information collected is used only by authorized employees of the committees and authorized representatives of the USDA, including AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs’ regional and headquarters’ staff. Authorized committee or board employees are the primary users of the information and AMS is the secondary user. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .28 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, cooperatives, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,043. Estimated Number of Responses: 30,604. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.91. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,419 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jun 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. 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. All comments received will be available for public inspection at the street address in the ‘‘Comment’’ section and can be viewed at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: June 18, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15300 Filed 6–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2010-0044] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments 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 associated with regulations for blood and tissue collection at slaughtering and rendering establishments to enhance animal disease surveillance. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: ∑ Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (http://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2010-0044) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0044, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS2010-0044. 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 (http://www.aphis.usda.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on regulations for blood and tissue collection at slaughtering and rendering establishments, contact Dr. Debra Cox, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Surveillance and Identification Programs, NCAHP, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 200, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 734-6954. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 8512908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments. OMB Number: 0579-0212. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, is authorized to prevent the interstate spread of livestock diseases and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, the Veterinary Services (VS) program, APHIS, conducts animal disease surveillance programs, including diagnostic testing. The regulations in 9 CFR, subchapter C, part 71, ‘‘General Provisions,’’ provide for the collection of blood and tissue samples from livestock (horses, cattle, bison, captive cervids, sheep and goats, swine, and other farmed animals) and poultry at slaughter. Persons moving livestock and poultry interstate for slaughter may only move the animals to slaughtering or rendering establishments that have been listed by the Administrator of APHIS. Federal personnel, in conjunction with establishment personnel, are required to E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 121 / Thursday, June 24, 2010 / Notices complete a listing agreement and a facility inspection report (VS Form 105). At APHIS’ discretion, slaughtering or rendering establishment personnel will collect blood and tissue samples to assess the prevalence of disease and to identify sources of disease. The test-atslaughter program necessitates the use of specimen submission and supplemental forms (VS Forms 10-4/104A). If APHIS denies or withdraws an establishment’s listing, the establishment may appeal the denial or withdrawal in writing to APHIS. 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 0.250395 hours per response. Respondents: Slaughtering and rendering establishment personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 66. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 162.8333. Estimated annual number of responses: 10,747. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,691 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:47 Jun 23, 2010 Jkt 220001 Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of June 2010. Kevin Shea Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15301 Filed 6–23–10: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Humboldt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Humboldt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, California. The committee meeting is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to orientate new committee members to the Secure Rural Schools Act, guidelines for Title II, and Federal Advisory Committees Act and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings. DATES: The meeting will be held July 13, 2010, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Six Rivers National Forest Office, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95501. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Ranieri, Committee Coordinator, Six Rivers National Forest, 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA 95503 (707) 441–3673; e-mail jranieri@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Develop and approve operational guidelines and ground rules; (2) presentation on the National Environmental Policy Act; (3) Title II projects; (4) project solicitation process and timeline; and (5) receive public comment. An opportunity will be provided for the public to address the Committee. ACTION: 36061 Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Snohomish County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Everett, Washington on July 7, 2010. The committee is meeting to review and prioritize 2009/2010 Snohomish County RAC Project Proposals for funding. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Snohomish County Administration Building West in the 6th floor Executive Conference Room, located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, Washington 98201. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Peter Forbes, District Ranger, Darrington Ranger District, phone (360) 436–2301, e-mail pforbes@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. More information will be posted on the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/mbs/ projects/rac.shtml. Comments may be sent via e-mail to pforbes@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to (360) 436–1309. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Darrington Ranger District office at 1405 Emens Avenue, Darrington, Washington, during regular office hours (Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). Dated: June 16, 2010. Y. Robert Iwamoto, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–15102 Filed 6–23–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Dated: June 18, 2010. Tyrone Kelley, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–15308 Filed 6–23–10; 8:45 am] Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the North Carolina Advisory Committee BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Snohomish County Resource Advisory Committee AGENCY: PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the North Carolina Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene on Wednesday, July 14, 2010, E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 121 (Thursday, June 24, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36060-36061]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15301]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0044]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering 
Establishments

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 associated with regulations for blood and tissue collection 
at slaughtering and rendering establishments to enhance animal disease 
surveillance.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 23, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0044) to submit or view comments 
and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0044, 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. APHIS-2010-0044.
    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 (http://www.aphis.usda.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on regulations for 
blood and tissue collection at slaughtering and rendering 
establishments, contact Dr. Debra Cox, Senior Staff Veterinarian, 
Surveillance and Identification Programs, NCAHP, VS, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road Unit 200, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 734-6954. For copies of more 
detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. 
Celeste Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering 
Establishments.
    OMB Number: 0579-0212.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, is authorized to prevent the interstate 
spread of livestock diseases and for eradicating such diseases from the 
United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, the 
Veterinary Services (VS) program, APHIS, conducts animal disease 
surveillance programs, including diagnostic testing.
    The regulations in 9 CFR, subchapter C, part 71, ``General 
Provisions,'' provide for the collection of blood and tissue samples 
from livestock (horses, cattle, bison, captive cervids, sheep and 
goats, swine, and other farmed animals) and poultry at slaughter. 
Persons moving livestock and poultry interstate for slaughter may only 
move the animals to slaughtering or rendering establishments that have 
been listed by the Administrator of APHIS. Federal personnel, in 
conjunction with establishment personnel, are required to

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complete a listing agreement and a facility inspection report (VS Form 
10-5). At APHIS' discretion, slaughtering or rendering establishment 
personnel will collect blood and tissue samples to assess the 
prevalence of disease and to identify sources of disease. The test-at-
slaughter program necessitates the use of specimen submission and 
supplemental forms (VS Forms 10-4/10-4A). If APHIS denies or withdraws 
an establishment's listing, the establishment may appeal the denial or 
withdrawal in writing to APHIS.
    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 0.250395 hours per response.
    Respondents: Slaughtering and rendering establishment personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 66.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 162.8333.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 10,747.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,691 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 17\th\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-15301 Filed 6-23-10: 8:45 am]
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