Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Equines Into the United States, 75957-75958 [2010-30643]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 7, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,160. Estimated Number of Responses: 18,560. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,124. Application for License to Sample Processed Foods (FV–468) The information collected is used to subcontract applicants desiring to sample processed foods and certify as to the identification, location, and condition of containers of the processed products that are sampled. The information at the top of the form (application) is intended as a general guide that indicates what is to be expected of the applicant, if the applicant is hired. FV–468 provides for a listing of previous employers who may be contacted for references and for determining length of service benefits when the employer is either a Federal or State agency. A review of the applicant’s previous duties provides USDA with an indication of his or her ability to perform the job functions. The applicant’s signature on the bottom of the FV–468 certifies that the statements made thereon are correct. It also certifies that he or she is both aware of and willing to comply with the conditions outlined in the regulations regarding all licensed samplers upon approval of the application. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.17 hours per response (36.55 total hours divided by 215 total annual responses). Respondents: Applicants requesting grading and inspection services. Estimated Number of Respondents: 215. Estimated Number of Responses: 215. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 36.55. Forms FV–16, FV–356, FV–358, and FV–468 will be made available in hard copy form. Applicants also may submit information by telephone, facsimile, or by e-mail. Forms FV–16, FV–356, FV– 358, and FV–468 are accessible at https:// eforms.ams.usda.gov/#CustomersFV. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Dec 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 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 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 Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: December 1, 2010. David R. Shipman, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2010–30535 Filed 12–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2010–0109] Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Equines Into the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision and 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 revise an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of equines and to request extension of approval of the information collection to safeguard the health of the U.S. equine population. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 7, 2011. 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=APHIS– 2010–0109 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–2010–0109, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75957 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2010–0109. 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 on regulations for the importation of equines into the United States, contact Dr. Barry Meade, Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services Team—Animals, NCIE, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 734–0819. 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: Importation of Equines into the United States. OMB Number: 0579–0324. Type of Request: Revision and 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) regulates the importation and interstate movement of certain animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the United States of pests and diseases of livestock. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit or restrict the importation of certain animals into the United States to prevent the introduction of communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. In accordance with Subpart C of the regulations, the importation of equines into the United States involves a variety of information collection activities, including import permit application; foreign health certificates; submission of requests for space at USDA quarantine facilities with declaration of importation and payment terms; specimen submission forms; requests for inspection, other services, dipping treatments; cooperative, trust fund, and written agreements; certification statements; daily records and logs; photographs for identification; E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 75958 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 234 / Tuesday, December 7, 2010 / Notices permanent electronic identification compatible reader; plans for medical treatment; application for approval of a quarantine or holding facility; opportunity for a hearing on facility withdrawal or suspension; requests to change a horse’s itinerary or method of transportation; and recordkeeping. We are adding as a new collection activity a checklist for approval of permanent, privately owned equine quarantine facilities. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. This revised information collection combines equine importation activities currently approved by OMB under ‘‘Temporary Importation of Horses; Noncompetitive Entertainment Horses From Countries Affected With Contagious Equine Metritis’’(0579– 0324), ‘‘Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm (0579– 0165), and ‘‘Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals’’ (0579–0040). We are changing the title to ‘‘Importation of Equines into the United States’’ to accurately reflect the combined collection activities. 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 0.645347 hours per response. Respondents: Importers of horses into the United States; operators of private quarantine facilities; States approved to conduct contagious equine metritis testing; State animal health authorities; foreign government officials; transporters; hobby farm operators; nonprofit organizations; accredited veterinarians; private laboratories; and research institutions. Estimated annual number of respondents: 35,500. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.64231. Estimated annual number of responses: 58,302. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 37,625 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 1st day of December 2010. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–30643 Filed 12–6–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Dairy Industry Advisory Committee; Public Meeting AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice of public meeting; correction. ACTION: The Farm Service Agency published a document in the Federal Register on November 26, 2010, announcing two public meetings of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee. The location of the December and January meetings have changed. This notice provides the current meeting location information. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Solomon Whitfield, Designated Federal Official; phone: (202) 720–9886; e-mail: solomon.whitfield@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). In the Federal Register of November 26, 2010, on page 72786, in the table, the location for the meeting on December 16, 2010, and the meeting on January 11 and 12, 2011, should be USDA headquarters, in the Jamie L Whitten Building, Room 104–A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250. The meeting locations for December 14 and 15, 2010, remains the same as published on November 26, 2010, (75 FR 72785–72786). The meeting times and all other information remains the same as initially published. For clarity, the Dairy Committee will hold the meetings on the following dates and locations: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Time Location December 14, 2010 ..... 1 p.m.–5 p.m. .............. December 15, 2010 ..... 8 a.m.–noon. ............... December 16, 2010 ..... 8 a.m.–5 p.m. .............. January 11 and 12, 2011. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Date 8 a.m.–5 p.m. .............. USDA headquarters, in the South Building, Room 3074, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. USDA headquarters, in the South Building, Room 3074, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. USDA headquarters, in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 104–A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250. USDA headquarters, in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 104–A, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:39 Dec 06, 2010 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 234 (Tuesday, December 7, 2010)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0109]


Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Equines Into the United States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision and 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 revise an information collection associated with 
regulations for the importation of equines and to request extension of 
approval of the information collection to safeguard the health of the 
U.S. equine population.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
February 7, 2011.

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=APHIS-2010-0109 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-2010-0109, 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-2010-0109.
    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 on regulations for the 
importation of equines into the United States, contact Dr. Barry Meade, 
Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services Team--Animals, NCIE, VS, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 734-0819. 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: Importation of Equines into the United States.
    OMB Number: 0579-0324.
    Type of Request: Revision and 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) regulates 
the importation and interstate movement of certain animals and animal 
products to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the 
United States of pests and diseases of livestock.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit or restrict the 
importation of certain animals into the United States to prevent the 
introduction of communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. In 
accordance with Subpart C of the regulations, the importation of 
equines into the United States involves a variety of information 
collection activities, including import permit application; foreign 
health certificates; submission of requests for space at USDA 
quarantine facilities with declaration of importation and payment 
terms; specimen submission forms; requests for inspection, other 
services, dipping treatments; cooperative, trust fund, and written 
agreements; certification statements; daily records and logs; 
photographs for identification;

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permanent electronic identification compatible reader; plans for 
medical treatment; application for approval of a quarantine or holding 
facility; opportunity for a hearing on facility withdrawal or 
suspension; requests to change a horse's itinerary or method of 
transportation; and recordkeeping. We are adding as a new collection 
activity a checklist for approval of permanent, privately owned equine 
quarantine facilities.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for 3 years.
    This revised information collection combines equine importation 
activities currently approved by OMB under ``Temporary Importation of 
Horses; Noncompetitive Entertainment Horses From Countries Affected 
With Contagious Equine Metritis''(0579-0324), ``Importation of Horses, 
Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm 
(0579-0165), and ``Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and 
Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological 
Animals'' (0579-0040). We are changing the title to ``Importation of 
Equines into the United States'' to accurately reflect the combined 
collection activities.
    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 0.645347 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers of horses into the United States; operators 
of private quarantine facilities; States approved to conduct contagious 
equine metritis testing; State animal health authorities; foreign 
government officials; transporters; hobby farm operators; non-profit 
organizations; accredited veterinarians; private laboratories; and 
research institutions.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 35,500.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.64231.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 58,302.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 37,625 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 1st day of December 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-30643 Filed 12-6-10; 8:45 am]
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