Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Cut Flowers From Countries With Chrysanthemum White Rust, 4121-4122 [2013-01016]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 the regulations for tuberculosis testing of imported cattle from Mexico. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-00980001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0098, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0098 or in our reading room, which 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) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the regulations for tuberculosis testing of imported cattle, contact Dr. Langston Hull, Staff Veterinary Medical Officer, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3363. 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: Tuberculosis Testing of Imported Cattle from Mexico. OMB Number: 0579–0224. 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) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. Regulations concerning the importation of animals are contained in 9 CFR part 93. Subpart D of part 93 pertains to the importation of ruminants, including cattle. The regulations in subpart D include requirements to ensure that cattle imported into the United States from Mexico are free of bovine tuberculosis. The importation of these cattle involve information collection activities, such as the USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS) Application for Import or in Transit Permit (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs) (VS Form 17–129) and USDA, APHIS, VS Declaration of Importation (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs) (VS Form 17–29). In addition, subpart D requires that cattle be accompanied by a health certificate and that the application for the import permit list the specific locations of all premises that the cattle to be imported have been on. Lastly, subpart D requires tickicidal dip certification and certification regarding the tuberculosis history of the herd of origin for the cattle destined for export to the United States. This information is necessary to allow APHIS to ensure that the cattle to be imported from Mexico are free of tuberculosis, thereby protecting the health of the U.S. livestock. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4121 technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.844 hours per response. Respondents: Salaried veterinary officers of the Mexican Government from the exporting region, veterinary officials of exporting regions approved by Mexico’s national animal health service, exporters, and U.S. cattle importers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 81,851. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.335. Estimated annual number of responses: 109,255. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 92,215 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 14th day of January 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–01021 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0111] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Cut Flowers From Countries With Chrysanthemum White Rust Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to 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 request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of cut flowers from countries with chrysanthemum white rust. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 19, 2013. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 4122 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 13 / Friday, January 18, 2013 / Notices You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS–2012– 0111–0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0111, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS–2012–0111 or in our reading room, which 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) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the importation of cut flowers from countries with chrysanthemum white rust, contact Mr. William Aley, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 851–2130. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. ADDRESSES: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cut Flowers from Countries with Chrysanthemum White Rust. OMB Number: 0579–0271. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the importation of cut flowers from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart—Cut Flowers’’ (7 CFR 319.74–1 through 319.74–4). Chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) is a serious disease in nurseries that can cause complete loss of chrysanthemum crops within greenhouses. The causal agent is Puccinia horiana Henn., which is a filamentous fungus and obligate VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:52 Jan 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 parasite. At this time, CWR is not established in the United States. In accordance with the regulations for cut flowers, APHIS allows the importation of cut flowers from countries with CWR into the United States under certain conditions. These conditions involve the use of information collection activities, including a phytosanitary certificate and additional declaration, box labeling, and production site registration. Cut flowers must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate or equivalent documentation with an additional declaration stating that the place of production as well as the consignment have been inspected and found free of Puccinia horiana. In addition, box labels must identify the registered production site. The information collection activities of a phytosanitary certificate and box labeling were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under control number 0579–0271. However, when comparing the regulations with the information collection activities, we found that production site registration was omitted from previous information collections. The addition of production site registration will result in an increase in total estimated annual burden from 636 hours to 646 hours. We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, 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 0.2503 hours per response. Respondents: Importers of chrysanthemum cut flowers, nurseries, registered production sites, and the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 national plant protection organizations of exporting countries. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,045. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.470. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,581. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 646 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 14th day of January 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–01016 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0101] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fruit From Thailand into the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to 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 request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of fruit from Thailand. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 19, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-01010001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0101, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0111]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Cut Flowers From Countries With Chrysanthemum 
White Rust

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to 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 request a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the regulations for the 
importation of cut flowers from countries with chrysanthemum white 
rust.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 
19, 2013.

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0111-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2012-0111, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-
0111 or in our reading room, which 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) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for 
the importation of cut flowers from countries with chrysanthemum white 
rust, contact Mr. William Aley, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, 
Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale 
MD 20737; (301) 851-2130. 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: Cut Flowers from Countries with Chrysanthemum White Rust.
    OMB Number: 0579-0271.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, 
entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other 
articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United 
States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized 
by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
regulates the importation of cut flowers from certain parts of the 
world as provided in ``Subpart--Cut Flowers'' (7 CFR 319.74-1 through 
319.74-4).
    Chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) is a serious disease in nurseries 
that can cause complete loss of chrysanthemum crops within greenhouses. 
The causal agent is Puccinia horiana Henn., which is a filamentous 
fungus and obligate parasite. At this time, CWR is not established in 
the United States.
    In accordance with the regulations for cut flowers, APHIS allows 
the importation of cut flowers from countries with CWR into the United 
States under certain conditions. These conditions involve the use of 
information collection activities, including a phytosanitary 
certificate and additional declaration, box labeling, and production 
site registration.
    Cut flowers must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate or 
equivalent documentation with an additional declaration stating that 
the place of production as well as the consignment have been inspected 
and found free of Puccinia horiana. In addition, box labels must 
identify the registered production site.
    The information collection activities of a phytosanitary 
certificate and box labeling were approved by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) under control number 0579-0271. However, when 
comparing the regulations with the information collection activities, 
we found that production site registration was omitted from previous 
information collections. The addition of production site registration 
will result in an increase in total estimated annual burden from 636 
hours to 646 hours.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information 
collection activities, as described, 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 0.2503 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers of chrysanthemum cut flowers, nurseries, 
registered production sites, and the national plant protection 
organizations of exporting countries.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,045.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.470.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,581.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 646 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 14th day of January 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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