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Download as PDF 54444 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 171 Wednesday, September 4, 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. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid Meeting United States Agency for International Development. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013. Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Location: Horizon Room, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC 20523. SUMMARY: Agenda USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah will make opening remarks, followed by the release of working group recommendations on the creation of a Feed the Future Civil Society Action Plan, and an opportunity for public comment. A draft agenda will be forthcoming on the ACVFA Web site at http://www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/ organization/advisory-committee. Stakeholders The meeting is free and open to the public. Persons wishing to attend should register online at http:// www.usaid.gov/who-we-are/ organization/advisory-committee/getinvolved. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Sandy Stonesifer, 202–712–4372. Dated: August 27, 2013. Sandy Stonesifer, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), U.S. Agency for International Development. [FR Doc. 2013–21451 Filed 9–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Sep 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 28, 2013. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by October 4, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725–17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Mangoes from the Philippines PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 0579–0172 Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7711– 7714), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not know to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations on fruits and vegetables allow the importation of mangoes from Guimaras Island in the Republic of the Philippines into the United States under certain conditions. The regulations require the use of box marking to indicate the origin of the fruit, phytosanitary certificate to confirmed that the fruit has been grown and treated in accordance with the regulations and a trust fund agreement between the Republic of the Philippines Department of Agriculture and APHIS to cover the Agency’s participation in the treatment and inspection activities in the Philippines that are required for the importation of mangoes. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information from a variety of individuals who are involved in growing, packing, handling, transporting and exporting plants and plant products. The information APHIS collects serves as the supporting documentation for issuing PPQ forms and documents required to authorize release of restricted products, and allow movement of regulated products. The information APHIS collects is vital to helping ensure that injurious plant diseases and insect pest are not imported and do not spread into or within the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms; Federal Government Number of Respondents: 1,827 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion Total Burden Hours: 121 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Artificially Dwarfed Plants OMB Control Number: 0579–0176 Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 171 / Wednesday, September 4, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES importation, entry or movement of plants and plant pests, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Plant Protection and Quarantine, a program within USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), enforce these regulations. APHIS requires artificially dwarfed plants that are imported into the United States to have been grown under certain conditions in greenhouses or screen houses within nurseries registered with the government of the country where the plants were grown. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information from the phytosanitary certificate to state that the plants were: (1) Grown for at least 2 years in a nursery that is registered with the government of the country of export; (2) grown in pots containing only sterile growing media; (3) grown on benches at least 50 cm above the ground; and (4) inspected (along with the nursery itself) at least once each year by the plant protection service of the country of export. The collected information will enable PPQ to verify that the imported plants were grown under conditions that helped keep the plants free from infestation by certain longhorned beetles and other pests. APHIS also uses the information on this certificate to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign country. Without the information, all shipment would need to be inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more time. This would slow the clearance of international shipments. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government Number of Respondents: 30 Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion Total Burden Hours: 38 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Plants for Planting OMB Control Number: 0579–0279 Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in interstate commerce of plant pests and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart-Plants for Planting,’’ §§ 319.37 through 319.37–14 (referred to as the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Sep 03, 2013 Jkt 229001 54445 regulations), restricts among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or plant products be accompanied by either a phytosanitary inspection certificates with additional declaration statements, grower registration and agreements, and production site registration for the export program. APHIS uses the information on these certificates to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign country. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives. Without this information, APHIS could not verify that the imported plants for planting do not present a significant risk of introducing plant pests into the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal government Number of Respondents: 60 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion Total Burden Hours: 559 On August 9, 2013, we published a notice in the Federal Register (79 FR 48642–48644, Docket No. APHIS–2012–0104) of a proposed new system of records to be added to our inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The system of records that was the subject of the notice was the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System, USDA– APHIS–13. We published this notice in error, as we had previously published the same notice 1 on June 24, 2013 (78 FR 37775–37777). We received no comments during the comment period for the June 2013 notice, and the system was adopted on August 5, 2013. Therefore, in this document, we are withdrawing the August 9, 2013, notice from publication. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. Forest Service [FR Doc. 2013–21448 Filed 9–3–13; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–21449 Filed 9–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting ACTION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0104] Privacy Act Systems of Records; Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a proposed new system of records; withdrawal. AGENCY: We are withdrawing a Privacy Act System of Records notice published on August 9, 2013, (78 FR 48642– 48644). The system of records was the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System, USDA–APHIS–13. The August 9, 2013, notice was a duplicate notice published in error; in this document, we are withdrawing the August 9, 2013, notice from publication. DATES: Effective September 4, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Christian B. Dellis, Export Services, Plant Health Programs, Plant Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2154. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Sfmt 4703 The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet by video-teleconference in Wrangell, Alaska and Petersburg, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the Committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review progress of previously funded projects and, if the Act is reauthorized, to review project proposals and make recommendations for allocation of anticipated Title II funding to projects. DATES: The meeting will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., or until business is concluded. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Wrangell Ranger District office at 525 Bennett Street in Wrangell, Alaska, SUMMARY: 1 To view the notice, go to http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS2012-0104. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 28, 2013.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by October 
4, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725-17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Mangoes from the Philippines
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0172
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7711-7714), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in 
cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations or 
measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard 
the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not know to be 
widely distributed throughout the United States. The Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations on fruits and vegetables 
allow the importation of mangoes from Guimaras Island in the Republic 
of the Philippines into the United States under certain conditions. The 
regulations require the use of box marking to indicate the origin of 
the fruit, phytosanitary certificate to confirmed that the fruit has 
been grown and treated in accordance with the regulations and a trust 
fund agreement between the Republic of the Philippines Department of 
Agriculture and APHIS to cover the Agency's participation in the 
treatment and inspection activities in the Philippines that are 
required for the importation of mangoes.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
from a variety of individuals who are involved in growing, packing, 
handling, transporting and exporting plants and plant products. The 
information APHIS collects serves as the supporting documentation for 
issuing PPQ forms and documents required to authorize release of 
restricted products, and allow movement of regulated products. The 
information APHIS collects is vital to helping ensure that injurious 
plant diseases and insect pest are not imported and do not spread into 
or within the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; farms; 
Federal Government
    Number of Respondents: 1,827
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion
    Total Burden Hours: 121

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Artificially Dwarfed Plants
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0176
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701-7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
restrict the

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importation, entry or movement of plants and plant pests, to prevent 
the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their 
dissemination within the United States. The Plant Protection and 
Quarantine, a program within USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS), enforce these regulations. APHIS requires artificially 
dwarfed plants that are imported into the United States to have been 
grown under certain conditions in greenhouses or screen houses within 
nurseries registered with the government of the country where the 
plants were grown.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
from the phytosanitary certificate to state that the plants were: (1) 
Grown for at least 2 years in a nursery that is registered with the 
government of the country of export; (2) grown in pots containing only 
sterile growing media; (3) grown on benches at least 50 cm above the 
ground; and (4) inspected (along with the nursery itself) at least once 
each year by the plant protection service of the country of export. The 
collected information will enable PPQ to verify that the imported 
plants were grown under conditions that helped keep the plants free 
from infestation by certain longhorned beetles and other pests. APHIS 
also uses the information on this certificate to determine the pest 
condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign 
country. Without the information, all shipment would need to be 
inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more time. 
This would slow the clearance of international shipments.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government
    Number of Respondents: 30
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting; On occasion
    Total Burden Hours: 38

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Plants for Planting
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0279
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or movement in 
interstate commerce of plant pests and other articles to prevent the 
introduction of plant pests into the United States or their 
dissemination within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) regulations contained in ``Subpart-Plants 
for Planting,'' Sec. Sec.  319.37 through 319.37-14 (referred to as the 
regulations), restricts among other things, the importation of living 
plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or 
plant products be accompanied by either a phytosanitary inspection 
certificates with additional declaration statements, grower 
registration and agreements, and production site registration for the 
export program. APHIS uses the information on these certificates to 
determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection 
in the foreign country. This information is used as a guide to the 
intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment 
arrives. Without this information, APHIS could not verify that the 
imported plants for planting do not present a significant risk of 
introducing plant pests into the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
government
    Number of Respondents: 60
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion
    Total Burden Hours: 559

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-21448 Filed 9-3-13; 8:45 am]
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