Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Export Health Certificate for Animal Products, 37778-37779 [2013-15002]

Download as PDF 37778 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices For information on the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, contact Dr. John Bowers, National Survey Coordinator, PDEP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2087. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. OMB Number: 0579–0010. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, either independently or in cooperation with States, to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests and noxious weeds that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). To carry out this mission, APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program has joined forces with the States and other agencies to create a program called the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). The CAPS program coordinates these efforts through cooperative agreements with the States and other agencies to collect and manage data on plant pests, noxious weeds, and biological control agents, which may be used to control plant pests or noxious weeds. This program allows the States and PPQ to conduct surveillance activities to detect and measure the presence of exotic plant pests and weeds and to enter surveillance data into a national computer-based system known as the National Agricultural Pest Information System (NAPIS). This, in turn, allows APHIS to obtain a more comprehensive picture of plant pest conditions in the United States, as well as detect, in collaboration with the National Plant Diagnostic Network and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), population trends that could indicate an agricultural bioterrorism act. The information captured by CAPS and generated by NAPIS is used by States to predict potential plant pest and noxious weed situations in the United States and by Federal interests (e.g., PPQ and NIFA) to promptly detect and respond to the occurrence of new plant VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 pests or noxious weeds and to provide documentation on plant pests and noxious weeds to facilitate and record the location of those incursions that could directly hinder the export of U.S. farm commodities. The system also provides data management support for PPQ programs, such as imported fire ant, Phytophthora ramorum (sudden oak death), and gypsy moth. The CAPS program involves certain information collection activities, including cooperative agreements, pest detection surveys, and the USDA, APHIS Specimens for Determination (PPQ Form 391). 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 0.2376 hours per response. Respondents: State Cooperators participating in CAPS and not-for-profit organizations. Estimated annual number of respondents: 54. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 270. Estimated annual number of responses: 14,580. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,465 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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of June 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15046 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0040] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Export Health Certificate for Animal Products 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 the export of animal products from the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00400001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0040, 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-2013-0040 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 export of animal products from the United States, contact Dr. Eric Coleman, Assistant Director for Export Products, Export Products, E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. 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: Export Health Certificate for Animal Products. OMB Number: 0579–0256. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export of U.S. animals and products, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains information regarding the import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156. Many countries that import animal products from the United States require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of certain diseases. These countries may also require that our certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use of information collection activities, including an Export Health Certificate for Animal Products Form/Continuation Sheet (Veterinary Services (VS) Forms 16–4/ 16–4A), and if a certificate is denied or withdrawn by VS, an exporter can request a hearing to appeal VS’ decision. These information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with an estimated total annual burden on respondents of 66,266 hours and an estimated annual number of responses of 133,652. Due to the increase in exports in response to market forces, the number of respondents has increased to 42,000, which has also increased the estimated annual number of responses to 178,502. However, we have decreased the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 66,266 hours to 57,122 hours because respondents indicated that the time needed to complete VS Form 16–4 was less than our previous estimate. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 We are asking 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 0.32 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 42,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4.25. Estimated annual number of responses: 178,502. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 57,122 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 19th day of June 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–15002 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37779 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0029] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Untreated Oranges, Tangerines, and Grapefruit From Mexico Transiting the United States to Foreign Countries 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 the regulations for the transit of untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico through the United States to foreign countries. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 23, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00290001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0029, 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-2013-0029 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 transit of untreated oranges, tangerines, and grapefruit from Mexico through the United States to foreign countries, contact Mr. Luis Feliciano, Permit Analyst, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale MD 20737; (301) 851–2028. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0040]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Export Health Certificate for Animal Products

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 the export of animal products from the 
United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 23, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0040-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0040, 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-2013-
0040 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 export of 
animal products from the United States, contact Dr. Eric Coleman, 
Assistant Director for Export Products, Export Products,

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National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 
40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3300. 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: Export Health Certificate for Animal Products.
    OMB Number: 0579-0256.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals 
and animal products, is a major business in the United States and 
contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export 
of U.S. animals and products, U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains 
information regarding the import health requirements of other countries 
for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The 
regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are 
contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156.
    Many countries that import animal products from the United States 
require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of 
certain diseases. These countries may also require that our 
certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the 
U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the 
USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a 
Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use 
of information collection activities, including an Export Health 
Certificate for Animal Products Form/Continuation Sheet (Veterinary 
Services (VS) Forms 16-4/16-4A), and if a certificate is denied or 
withdrawn by VS, an exporter can request a hearing to appeal VS' 
decision.
    These information collection activities were previously approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) with an estimated total 
annual burden on respondents of 66,266 hours and an estimated annual 
number of responses of 133,652. Due to the increase in exports in 
response to market forces, the number of respondents has increased to 
42,000, which has also increased the estimated annual number of 
responses to 178,502. However, we have decreased the estimated total 
annual burden on respondents from 66,266 hours to 57,122 hours because 
respondents indicated that the time needed to complete VS Form 16-4 was 
less than our previous estimate.
    We are asking 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 0.32 hours per response.
    Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 42,000.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4.25.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 178,502.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 57,122 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 19th day of June 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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