Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export, 58267-58268 [2013-23039]

Download as PDF 58267 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 184 Monday, September 23, 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 Notice of October 15 Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) Meeting United States Agency for International Development. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of the public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. 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[FR Doc. 2013–23112 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0069] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an 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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the export of poultry and hatching eggs from 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-2013-0069-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0069, 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-2013-0069 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. SUMMARY: For information on the export of poultry and hatching eggs from the United States, contact Dr. Antonio Ramirez, Senior Staff Veterinarian, NCIE, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3355. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1 58268 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 184 / Monday, September 23, 2013 / Notices Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export. OMB Number: 0579–0048. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an 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 (USDA), among other things, collects information and conducts inspections to ensure that poultry and hatching eggs exported from the United States are free of communicable diseases. The export of agricultural commodities, including poultry and hatching eggs, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. Receiving countries have specific health requirements for poultry and hatching eggs exported from the United States. Most countries require a certification that our poultry and hatching eggs are free of diseases of concern to the receiving country. This certification generally must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an authorized APHIS veterinarian. In addition, APHIS requires owners and exporters of poultry and hatching eggs to provide health and identification information. Veterinary Services Form 17–6, Certificate for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export, is used to meet these requirements. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information collection activity 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:16 Sep 20, 2013 Jkt 229001 technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per response. Respondents: Owners of poultry and hatching egg operations and exporters of poultry and hatching eggs. Estimated annual number of respondents: 300. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 34. Estimated annual number of responses: 10,200. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5,100 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. 2013–23039 Filed 9–20–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0080] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Cervid 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 Cervid 2014 Study to support the farmed cervid industry in 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-2013-00800001. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0080, 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-2013-0080 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 Cervid 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; Cervid 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 Cervid 2014 Study to obtain baseline information E:\FR\FM\23SEN1.SGM 23SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0069]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export

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 poultry and hatching eggs from 
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-2013-0069-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0069, 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-
0069 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 
poultry and hatching eggs from the United States, contact Dr. Antonio 
Ramirez, Senior Staff Veterinarian, NCIE, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 
40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3355. For copies of more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Mrs.

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Celeste Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export.
    OMB Number: 0579-0048.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an 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 (USDA), among other things, collects 
information and conducts inspections to ensure that poultry and 
hatching eggs exported from the United States are free of communicable 
diseases.
    The export of agricultural commodities, including poultry and 
hatching eggs, is a major business in the United States and contributes 
to a favorable balance of trade. Receiving countries have specific 
health requirements for poultry and hatching eggs exported from the 
United States. Most countries require a certification that our poultry 
and hatching eggs are free of diseases of concern to the receiving 
country. This certification generally must carry the USDA seal and be 
endorsed by an authorized APHIS veterinarian. In addition, APHIS 
requires owners and exporters of poultry and hatching eggs to provide 
health and identification information. Veterinary Services Form 17-6, 
Certificate for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export, is used to meet 
these requirements.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity 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 0.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Owners of poultry and hatching egg operations and 
exporters of poultry and hatching eggs.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 300.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 34.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 10,200.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5,100 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. 2013-23039 Filed 9-20-13; 8:45 am]
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