Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, 37777-37778 [2013-15046]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 121 / Monday, June 24, 2013 / Notices that is compatible with the purpose for which the records were collected; (7) To appropriate agencies, entities, and persons when: (a) the agency suspects or has confirmed that the security or confidentiality of information in the system of records has been compromised; (b) the agency has determined that as a result of the suspected or confirmed compromise there is a risk of harm to economic or property interests, a risk of identity theft or fraud, or a risk of harm to the security or integrity of this system or other systems or programs (whether maintained by the agency or another agency or entity) that rely upon the compromised information; and (c) the disclosure made to such agencies, entities, and persons is reasonably necessary to assist in connection with the agency’s efforts to respond to the suspected or confirmed compromise and prevent, minimize, or remedy such harm; (8) To contractors engaged to assist in administering the program. Such contractors will be bound by the nondisclosure provisions of the Privacy Act; (9) To USDA contractors, partner agency employees or contractors, or private industry employed to identify patterns, trends, or anomalies indicative of fraud, waste, or abuse; and (10) To the National Archives and Records Administration for records management inspections conducted under 44 U.S.C. 2904 and 2906. DISCLOSURE TO CONSUMER REPORTING AGENCIES: POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: The system is an electronic database stored on servers in a secure government-owned facility. APHIS maintains back-up files on external hard drives kept in locked cabinets at APHIS headquarters. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES RETRIEVABILITY: APHIS may retrieve records by the name of the applicant (exporter or exporter’s agent who applied for the phytosanitary certificate) and by the name of the Federal, State, or county official who issued the phytosanitary certificate. The PCIT system has management, operational, and technical controls to prevent misuse of data by system users. These controls include the use of role- Jkt 229001 Records in the PCIT system are retained indefinitely. the information with supporting documentation to show how the record is inaccurate. RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: Information in this system about individuals comes primarily from applicants for a phytosanitary certificate. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2013–14929 Filed 6–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0041] SYSTEM MANAGERS(S) AND ADDRESS: Director, Export Services, Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Any individual may request general information regarding this system of records or information as to whether the system contains records pertaining to him/her from the system manager at the address above. All inquiries pertaining to this system should be in writing, must name the system of records as set forth in the system notice, and must contain the individual’s name, telephone number, address, and email address. Any individual may obtain information from a record in the system that pertains to him or her. Requests for hard copies of records should be in writing, and the request must contain the requesting individual’s name, address, name of the system of records, timeframe for the records in question, any other pertinent information to help identify the file, and a copy of his/her photo identification containing a current address for verification of identification. All inquiries should be addressed to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act Staff, Legislative and Public Affairs, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 50, Riverdale, MD 20737–1232. Any individual may contest information contained within a record in the system that pertains to him/her by submitting a written request to the system manager at the address above. Include the reason for contesting the record and the proposed amendment to PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey 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 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. 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/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2013-0041-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0041, 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-2013-0041 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. DATES: CONTESTING RECORD PROCEDURES: SAFEGUARDS: 18:13 Jun 21, 2013 RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: None. VerDate Mar<15>2010 based security and access rights and network firewalls. All users must have e-Authentication credentials through USDA and employ their individual eAuthentication user identification and password to access the PCIT system. Users may only view information specific to their role in the export system. The exporter has access only to the information of his or her organization. Government officials involved in the export of commodities will have access only to data within their purview. Access to the system is monitored by USDA officials to ensure authorized and appropriate use of the data. 37777 E:\FR\FM\24JNN1.SGM 24JNN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0041]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey

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 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey.

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-2013-0041-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0041, 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-
0041 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

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 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.

    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]
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