Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Tuberculosis Testing of Imported Cattle From Mexico, 4120-4121 [2013-01021]

Download as PDF 4120 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 13 Friday, January 18, 2013 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 Office of the Secretary Recreation Resource Advisory Committees Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to re-establish the Recreation Resource Advisory Committees. AGENCY: ACTION: The Secretary of Agriculture intends to re-establish the charter for five Forest Service Recreation Resource Advisory Committees (Recreation RACs) pursuant to Section 4 of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, which passed into law as part of the 2005 Consolidated Appropriations Act (Pub. 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Each Recreation RAC consists of 11 members that are representative of the following interests: (1) Five persons who represent recreation users and that include, as appropriate, persons representing— (a) Winter motorized recreation such as snowmobiling; (b) Winter nonmotorized recreation such as snowshoeing, cross-country and downhill skiing, and snowboarding; (c) Summer motorized recreation such as motorcycling, boating, and offhighway vehicle driving; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (d) Summer nonmotorized recreation such as backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, canoeing, and rafting; and (e) Hunting and fishing. (2) Three persons who represent interest groups that include, as appropriate— (a) Motorized outfitters and guides; (b) Nonmotorized outfitters and guides; and (c) Local environmental groups. (3) Three persons who are— (a) State tourism official representing the State; (b) A representative of affected Indian tribes; and (c) A representative of affected local government interests. The Recreation RAC members elect and determine chair and co-chair responsibility. The Forest Service Regional Foresters or designee for each identified Recreation RAC shall serve as the designated Federal official under sections 10(e) and (f) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II). Equal opportunity practices in accordance with United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) policies shall be followed in all appointments to the committee. To help ensure that the recommendations of the committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include to the extent possible, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent women, men, racial and ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. Dated: January 8, 2013. Gregory Parham, Acting Assistant Secretary of Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–01018 Filed 1–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0098 ] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Tuberculosis Testing of Imported Cattle From Mexico Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0098 ]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Tuberculosis Testing of Imported Cattle From Mexico

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

[[Page 4121]]


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 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-2012-0098-0001.
     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 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 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]
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