Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services, 48302 [2010-19692]

Download as PDF 48302 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 153 Tuesday, August 10, 2010 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2010-0071] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: 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 credit account approval for reimbursable services. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 12, 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-2010-0071) 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-2010-0071, 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. APHIS2010-0071. 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 sroberts on DSKB9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:26 Aug 09, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 credit account approval for reimbursable services, contact Mrs. Kris Caraher, User Fees Section Head, Financial Management Division, MRBBS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 55, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 7345743. 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: Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services. OMB Number: 0579-0055. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The services of a Federal inspector to clear imported and exported agricultural commodities for animal and plant health purposes are paid for by user fees during regular working hours. If an importer wishes to have shipments cleared at other hours, such services will usually be provided on a reimbursable overtime basis, unless already covered by a user fee. Exporters wishing cargo to be certified during nonworking hours may also utilize this procedure. Many importers and exporters who require inspection services are repeat customers who request that we bill them. We need to collect certain information to conduct a credit check on prospective applicants to ensure creditworthiness prior to extending credit services and to prepare billings. Also, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3332), requires that agencies collect tax identification numbers from all persons doing business with the Government for purposes of collecting delinquent debts. APHIS Form 192 is used to collect this information and must be completed before credit is extended. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 collection activity 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 0.25 hours per response. Respondents: Importers, exporters, or brokers who wish to set up an account for billing of inspection services provided during nonworking hours. Estimated annual number of respondents: 132. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 132. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 33 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 4th day of August 2010. Gregory Parham Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–19692 Filed 8–9–10: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 10, 2010 / 
Notices

[[Page 48302]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0071]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services

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 credit account approval for reimbursable 
services.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 12, 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-2010-0071) 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-2010-0071, 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-2010-0071.
    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 credit account 
approval for reimbursable services, contact Mrs. Kris Caraher, User 
Fees Section Head, Financial Management Division, MRBBS, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 55, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 734-5743. 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: Credit Account Approval for 
Reimbursable Services.
    OMB Number: 0579-0055.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The services of a Federal inspector to clear imported and 
exported agricultural commodities for animal and plant health purposes 
are paid for by user fees during regular working hours. If an importer 
wishes to have shipments cleared at other hours, such services will 
usually be provided on a reimbursable overtime basis, unless already 
covered by a user fee. Exporters wishing cargo to be certified during 
nonworking hours may also utilize this procedure.
    Many importers and exporters who require inspection services are 
repeat customers who request that we bill them. We need to collect 
certain information to conduct a credit check on prospective applicants 
to ensure creditworthiness prior to extending credit services and to 
prepare billings. Also, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, as 
amended (31 U.S.C. 3332), requires that agencies collect tax 
identification numbers from all persons doing business with the 
Government for purposes of collecting delinquent debts. APHIS Form 192 
is used to collect this information and must be completed before credit 
is extended.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity 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 0.25 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers, exporters, or brokers who wish to set up an 
account for billing of inspection services provided during nonworking 
hours.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 132.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 132.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 33 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 4\th\ day of August 2010.

Gregory Parham
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-19692 Filed 8-9-10: 8:45 am]
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