Notice of Request for Revision to and Reinstatement of an Expired Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles, 53422-53423 [2013-21131]

Download as PDF 53422 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 168 Thursday, August 29, 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0005] Notice of Request for Revision to and Reinstatement of an Expired Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and reinstatement of an expired 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 reinstatement of an expired information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of bees and related articles into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 28, 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– 0005–0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0005, 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–2013–0005 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 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 bees and related articles, contact Dr. Colin Stewart, Senior Entomologist, Pest Permit Evaluations, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2038, email: Colin.D.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. 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: Bees and Related Articles. OMB Number: 0579–0207. Type of Request: Revision to and reinstatement of an expired information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (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. Under the Honeybee Act (7 U.S.C. 281–286), the Secretary is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen to prevent the introduction into the United States of diseases and parasites harmful to honeybees and of undesirable species such as the African honey bee. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The establishment of certain bee diseases, parasites, or undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees in the United States could cause substantial reductions in pollination by bees. These reductions could cause serious damage to crops and other plants and result in substantial financial losses to American agriculture. Regulations for the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen and regulations to prevent the introduction of exotic bee diseases and parasites through the importation of bees other than honeybees, certain beekeeping products, and used beekeeping equipment are contained in 7 CFR part 322, ‘‘Bees, Beekeeping Byproducts, and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Beekeeping Equipment.’’ These regulations require the use of certain information collection activities, including an application for a permit, appeal for withdrawal of a permit, request for risk assessment, transit documentation, packaging and labeling, recordkeeping for containment facilities, and notices of arrival for shipments from approved regions, transit shipments, and restricted articles. The listed information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, since the previous approval, there have been several changes. We no longer require the use of an export certificate (Plant Protection and Quarantine Form 578). In addition, the estimated total annual burden on respondents has decreased from 567 hours to 56 hours due to the removal of Australia as a participating country. There is also a decrease in the estimated annual number of respondents from 336 to 199 due to the removal of Australia and duplication of respondents on two of the required documents. We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as 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 information collection, 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 information collection 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 0.155 hours per response. Respondents: Importers, exporters, and shippers of bees and related E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / Notices articles; foreign governments; and containment facilities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 199. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.814. Estimated annual number of responses: 361. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 56 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 23rd day of August 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–21131 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Funds Availability Under the Intermediary Relending Program Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCIES: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service announces that the funds available under the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP) to provide direct loans to intermediaries that establish programs for the purpose of providing loans to ultimate recipients for business facilities and community developments in a rural area. Total funding available for fiscal year 2013 is $17,420,358.93 which includes $1,524,631.71 for Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Zone loans, $2,590,602.37 for Native American loans and $5,756,894.50 for Mississippi Delta Region Counties loans. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Intermediary Relending Program Applications was published on Monday, April 8, 2013 (78 FR 20883–6). sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act All applicants, in accordance with 2 CFR part 25, must have a DUNS number, which can be obtained at no cost via a toll-free request line at 1–866– 705–5711 or online at http:// fedgov.dnb.com/webform. Similarly, all applicants must be registered in the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Aug 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 53423 System for Award Management (SAM) prior to submitting an application. Applicants may register for the SAM at http://www.sam.gov. All recipients of Federal financial assistance are required to report information about first-tier sub-awards and executive total compensation in accordance with 2 CFR part 170. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Nondiscrimination Statement SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/ complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632–9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 9410, by fax (202) 690–7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877–8339 or (800) 845– 6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Dated: August 13, 2013. Lillian E. Salerno, Administrator, Rural Business-Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2013–21058 Filed 8–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Rural Housing Service Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program for Fiscal Year 2013 Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice; amendment. AGENCY: ACTION: The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is amending a Notice published May 23, 2013 (78 FR 30854–30860). This action is taken to extend the eligible properties to include Rural Development financed Farm Labor Housing properties. This amendment is to ensure that all eligible properties are included. Correction In the Federal Register May 23, 2013, in FR Doc. 2013–12325, on page 30857, the first column, first paragraph, is amended to read as follows: Also eligible is the revitalization, repair and transfer (as stipulated in 7 CFR 3560.406) of existing direct Section 515 and Section 514/516 Farm Labor Housing (FLH) (transfer costs are subject to Agency approval and must be an eligible use of loan proceeds as listed in 7 CFR 3565.205), and properties involved in the Agency’s Multi-Family Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) program. Equity payment, as stipulated in 7 CFR 3560.406, in the transfer of existing direct Section 515 and Section 514/516 FLH, is an eligible use of guaranteed loan proceeds; however, the amount of funding available for transfers of existing Section 515 and Section 514/516 FLH properties involving equity payments will be limited to 25 percent of the FY 2013 funding level through July 31, 2013 * * * On page 30858, under the heading ‘‘Data element’’ the 18th data element is amended to read Revitalization, Repair, and Transfer (as stipulated in 7 CFR 3560.406) of Existing Direct Section 515 and Section 514/516 FLH or MPR. On page 30859, in the third column, under the heading ‘‘Priority 6’’ is amended to read: Responses for the revitalization, repair, and transfer (as stipulated in 7 CFR 3560.406) of existing direct section 515 and section 514/516 FLH and properties * * * On page 30859, in the third column, under the heading ‘‘Priority 7’’ is amended to read: Section 515 Rural Rental Housing and Section 514/516 FLH Projects—Projects in which Section 538 funds will not be used to finance new construction of Section 515 Rural Rental Housing or Section 514/516 FLH projects * * * E:\FR\FM\29AUN1.SGM 29AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 168 (Thursday, August 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53422-53423]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21131]


========================================================================
Notices
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

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.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 168 / Thursday, August 29, 2013 / 
Notices

[[Page 53422]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0005]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Reinstatement of an Expired 
Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to and reinstatement of an expired information 
collection; comment request.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

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 reinstatement of an expired 
information collection associated with the regulations for the 
importation of bees and related articles into the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0005-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0005, 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-
0005 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 bees and related articles, contact Dr. Colin 
Stewart, Senior Entomologist, Pest Permit Evaluations, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2038, email: 
Colin.D.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. 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: Bees and Related Articles.
    OMB Number: 0579-0207.
    Type of Request: Revision to and reinstatement of an expired 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (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.
    Under the Honeybee Act (7 U.S.C. 281-286), the Secretary is 
authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation of honeybees and 
honeybee semen to prevent the introduction into the United States of 
diseases and parasites harmful to honeybees and of undesirable species 
such as the African honey bee. This authority has been delegated to the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture.
    The establishment of certain bee diseases, parasites, or 
undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees in the United States 
could cause substantial reductions in pollination by bees. These 
reductions could cause serious damage to crops and other plants and 
result in substantial financial losses to American agriculture.
    Regulations for the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen and 
regulations to prevent the introduction of exotic bee diseases and 
parasites through the importation of bees other than honeybees, certain 
beekeeping products, and used beekeeping equipment are contained in 7 
CFR part 322, ``Bees, Beekeeping Byproducts, and Beekeeping 
Equipment.'' These regulations require the use of certain information 
collection activities, including an application for a permit, appeal 
for withdrawal of a permit, request for risk assessment, transit 
documentation, packaging and labeling, recordkeeping for containment 
facilities, and notices of arrival for shipments from approved regions, 
transit shipments, and restricted articles.
    The listed information collection activities were previously 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, since 
the previous approval, there have been several changes. We no longer 
require the use of an export certificate (Plant Protection and 
Quarantine Form 578). In addition, the estimated total annual burden on 
respondents has decreased from 567 hours to 56 hours due to the removal 
of Australia as a participating country. There is also a decrease in 
the estimated annual number of respondents from 336 to 199 due to the 
removal of Australia and duplication of respondents on two of the 
required documents.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information 
collection activities, as described, for 3 years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as 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 
information collection, 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 information collection 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 0.155 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers, exporters, and shippers of bees and related

[[Page 53423]]

articles; foreign governments; and containment facilities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 199.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.814.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 361.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 56 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 23rd day of August 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-21131 Filed 8-28-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P