Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study, 58269-58270 [2013-23038]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Notices about the cervid population and to provide a foundation for possible future studies. The objectives of the study are to: • Provide a baseline description of the U.S. farmed-cervid industry, including inventory, species, operation size, and operation type; • Describe current U.S. farmed-cervid production practices and challenges, including animal identification, fencing, animal care and handling, trade and movement, and disease testing; • Describe the producer-reported occurrence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and the management and biosecurity practices important for controlling EHD on cervid farms; and • Describe health management and biosecurity practices important for the control of infectious diseases on cervid farms. The Cervid 2014 Study participants will be asked to complete and return a mail-in questionnaire. Non-respondents to the mailing will receive a follow-up telephone call and will be asked to complete the questionnaire over the telephone. Our predicted response rate is reflected in the estimated annual number of respondents and responses and the estimated total annual burden on respondents. APHIS will use the information collected to describe current cervid health and management practices, help policymakers and industry make informed decisions, help researchers and private enterprise identify and focus on vital issues related to farmedcervid health and productivity, facilitate the education of future producers and veterinarians, and conduct economic analyses of the health and production of the U.S. farmed-cervid industry. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information collection activity for 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:16 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 58269 [FR Doc. 2013–23037 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0071, 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-2013-0071 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 Bison 2014 Study, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7207. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies, such as electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.50 hours per response. Respondents: Cervid farm owners and operators. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 3,000. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 990 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 17th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0071] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: New 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 approval of a new information collection for the National Animal Health Monitoring System’s Bison 2014 Study to support the bison industry of the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 22, 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-2013-0071-0001. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study. OMB Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock diseases and associated risk factors. NAHMS’ national studies are a collaborative industry and Government initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting national data on livestock health. APHIS plans to conduct a Bison 2014 Study to obtain baseline information E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58270 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Notices about the livestock population and to provide a foundation for possible future studies. The objectives of the study are to: • Provide a baseline description of the U.S. bison industry, including general characteristics of operations, such as inventory, size, and type; • Describe current U.S. bison industry production practices and challenges, including animal identification, confinement and handling, care, and disease testing; • Describe health management and biosecurity practices important for the productivity and health of ranched bison; and • Describe producer-reported occurrence of select health problems and evaluate potentially associated risk factors. The study will consist of a selfadministered questionnaire. APHIS will analyze and organize the information collected into one or more reports. The information collected will be used by APHIS to describe current bison health and management practices, help policymakers and industry make informed decisions, help researchers and private enterprise identify and focus on vital issues related to bison health and productivity, facilitate the education of future producers and veterinarians, and conduct economic analyses of the health and production of the U.S. bison industry. On March 20, 2012, NAHMS was recognized by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as a statistical unit under the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). All information acquired under the Bison 2014 Study will be used for statistical purposes only and will be treated as confidential in accordance with CIPSEA guidelines. Only NAHMS staff and designated agents will be permitted access to individual-level data. We are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection activity for 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; VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:16 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 (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, such as electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.33 hours per response. Respondents: Bison owners and operators. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,200. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,200. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 396 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 17th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23038 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Cleveland National Forest, California, SDG&E Master Special Use Permit and Permit To Construct Power Line Replacement Projects EIR/EIS Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report/ Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended, notice is hereby given that the Cleveland National Forest (CNF), together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), intends to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/ EIS), for the San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) Master Special Use Permit and Permit to Construct Power Line Replacement Projects. The Master Special Use Permit would authorize SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SDG&E to upgrade and/or relocate certain electric powerlines on National Forest System lands, while providing for the operation and maintenance of the SDG&E electric powerline system. The project area is located in multiple locations within the Trabuco, Palomar, and Descanso Ranger Districts, Cleveland National Forest, Orange and San Diego Counties, California. This action is needed because the existing authorizations are expired, and the existing powerlines are needed to supply power to local communities, residents, businesses, and government owned facilities located within and adjacent to the National Forest. The project study area not only traverses National Forest System lands, but due to the patchwork of land ownership in the project study area, also traverses the National System of Public Lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM); tribal lands of the La Jolla, Campo, Inaja, and Viejas Indian Reservations managed by the respective tribes and held in trust by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); Cuyamaca Rancho State Park lands managed by California State Parks (CSP); and private holdings within unincorporated San Diego County amongst others. DATES: All scoping comments must be received by November 7, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments to Lisa Orsaba, California Public Utilities Commission, and Will Metz, Forest Supervisor, Cleveland National Forest by either of the following methods: Email: cnfmsup@dudek.com. Mail: c/o Dudek, 605 Third Street, Encinitas, California 92024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information can be requested by leaving a voice message at 866–467–4727 or by checking the project Web site at http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/environment/ info/dudek/CNF/CNF.htm. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2005, in consultation with the Forest Service, SDG&E submitted an initial application to obtain a Master Special Use Permit (MSUP). The purpose of the MSUP was to consolidate SDG&E’s rights and responsibilities in connection with the continued operation of its electric lines and other existing facilities located within the CNF. As part of the NEPA review process, the Forest Service circulated an Environmental Assessment (EA) for public comment in E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 184 (Monday, September 23, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0071]


Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; 
National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: New 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 approval of a new information collection for the 
National Animal Health Monitoring System's Bison 2014 Study to support 
the bison industry of the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 22, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0071-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0071, 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-
0071 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 Bison 2014 
Study, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry Analyst, Centers for 
Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building 
B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494-7207. 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: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study.
    OMB Number: 0579-XXXX.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new 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 
U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to 
protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by 
preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases 
and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United 
States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates 
the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects 
nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically 
sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock 
diseases and associated risk factors.
    NAHMS' national studies are a collaborative industry and Government 
initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and 
controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only agency responsible 
for collecting national data on livestock health.
    APHIS plans to conduct a Bison 2014 Study to obtain baseline 
information

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about the livestock population and to provide a foundation for possible 
future studies. The objectives of the study are to:
     Provide a baseline description of the U.S. bison industry, 
including general characteristics of operations, such as inventory, 
size, and type;
     Describe current U.S. bison industry production practices 
and challenges, including animal identification, confinement and 
handling, care, and disease testing;
     Describe health management and biosecurity practices 
important for the productivity and health of ranched bison; and
     Describe producer-reported occurrence of select health 
problems and evaluate potentially associated risk factors.
    The study will consist of a self-administered questionnaire. APHIS 
will analyze and organize the information collected into one or more 
reports. The information collected will be used by APHIS to describe 
current bison health and management practices, help policymakers and 
industry make informed decisions, help researchers and private 
enterprise identify and focus on vital issues related to bison health 
and productivity, facilitate the education of future producers and 
veterinarians, and conduct economic analyses of the health and 
production of the U.S. bison industry.
    On March 20, 2012, NAHMS was recognized by the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) as a statistical unit under the Confidential 
Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 (CIPSEA). 
All information acquired under the Bison 2014 Study will be used for 
statistical purposes only and will be treated as confidential in 
accordance with CIPSEA guidelines. Only NAHMS staff and designated 
agents will be permitted access to individual-level data.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection 
activity for 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, such as 
electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.33 hours per response.
    Respondents: Bison owners and operators.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,200.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,200.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 396 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 17th day of September 2013.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23038 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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