Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health, 58512-58513 [2013-23194]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58512 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2013-0065 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 horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the world where screwworm is considered to exist, contact Dr. Ellen Buck, Equine Import Specialist, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3361. 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: Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm. OMB Number: 0579–0165. 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) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit or restrict the importation of certain animals into the United States to prevent the introduction of communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. Subparts C, D, E, and F of part 93 govern the importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs, respectively, and include provisions for the inspection and treatment of these animals if imported from any region of the world where screwworm is considered to exist. Screwworm is a pest native to tropical areas of South America, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, tropical and subSaharan Africa, and the Arabian peninsula. Screwworm causes extensive damage to livestock and other warmblooded animals. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 The regulations in subparts C, D, E, and F involve the use of two information collection activities. One information collection activity includes a USDA–APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) Application for Import or In Transit Permit (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs) (VS Form 17–129) for horses, ruminants, and swine. The second information collection activity includes a certificate for horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs signed by a full-time salaried veterinary official of the exporting region stating that the animal has been inspected, under certain conditions, and found free of screwworm and, as appropriate, that the animal was treated for screwworm. Since the last approval of these collection activities, APHIS has adjusted the number of responses. We have increased the number of responses to reflect the number of health certificates that are presented for dogs. APHIS does not track the number of health certificates presented for dogs; however, we increased our estimate from 2 to 50 by counting the number of inquiries from individuals interested in importing dogs from areas where screwworm exists. We have also increased the number of responses for completion of health certificates for horses from 99 to 1,650, because the number of responses per respondent has increased from 3 to 50. The number of importers of horses has remained the same, but the number of responses per importer has been updated to accurately reflect the number of health certificates for horses that are presented. APHIS tracks the number of health certificates presented for horses. 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, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0.05 hours per response. Respondents: Full-timed salaried veterinary officials of exporting regions and importers of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions where screwworm is considered to exist. Estimated annual number of respondents: 91. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 21.31. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,939. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 97 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 18th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23193 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0070] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health 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 regulations to prevent the interstate spread of swine diseases and protect swine health. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2013-0070-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0070, 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-2013-0070 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 to prevent the interstate spread of swine diseases and to protect swine health, contact Dr. Troy Bigelow, Swine Health Veterinarian, NCAHP, VS, APHIS, 210 Walnut Street, Room 891, Des Moines, IA 50309; (301) 851–3304. 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: Swine Health. OMB Number: 0579–0137. 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) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the dissemination within the United States of animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to detect, control, and eradicate pests and diseases of livestock. APHIS regulations at 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter C, govern the interstate movement of animals and other articles to prevent the spread of pests and diseases of livestock within the United States. The regulations in part 71 contain requirements for the interstate movement of swine within a production system to prevent the spread of swine diseases, and part 85 regulates the interstate movement of swine to prevent the spread of the pseudorabies virus (PRV). In addition, part 52 allows for the payment of indemnity, under the VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 Pseudorabies Eradication Program, to owners for depopulation of swine known to be infected with PRV. These regulations protect the health of the U.S. swine population. Information collection activities associated with the regulations include, for part 71, a swine production system health plan, an interstate movement report and notification, a Quarterly Report of Pseudorabies Control/ Eradication Activities (Veterinary Services (VS) Form 7–1), and recordkeeping; for part 85, a Permit to Move Restricted Animals (VS Form 1– 27), a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), an owner-shipper statement, and an accredited veterinarian’s statement concerning embryos for implantation and semen shipments; and, for part 52, an appraisal and indemnity claim form (VS Form 1–23), a herd management plan, and a report of net salvage proceeds. Additionally, the regulations require swine to be moved to slaughter in a means of conveyance sealed with an official seal. Since the last approval of these collection activities, APHIS has adjusted the number of responses and respondents. We have increased the estimated annual number of responses to more accurately reflect the changes in production and industry practices, such as the movement of animals from certain slaughter facilities to another. In addition, we overestimated the number of veterinarians participating in swine health-related activities, which resulted in a decrease in the number of CVIs that we estimated would be issued. This contributed to the decrease in the number of respondents. However, the estimated annual number of responses per respondent increased because more swine are being moved due to changes in production practices and participation in exhibitions. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58513 (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 0.24 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. swine herd owners, producers, and shippers; hobby farmers; State animal health officials; and accredited veterinarians. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5,120. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 28. Estimated annual number of responses: 144,705. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 35,696 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 18th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23194 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0072] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses 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 regulations for the interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine infectious anemia. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0070]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Swine Health

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 regulations to prevent the interstate 
spread of swine diseases and protect swine health.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 25, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0070-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0070, 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-
0070 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 to 
prevent the interstate spread of swine diseases and to protect swine 
health, contact Dr. Troy Bigelow, Swine Health Veterinarian, NCAHP, VS, 
APHIS, 210 Walnut Street, Room 891, Des Moines, IA 50309; (301) 851-
3304. 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: Swine Health.
    OMB Number: 0579-0137.
    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) is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and 
animal products to prevent the dissemination within the United States 
of animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to 
detect, control, and eradicate pests and diseases of livestock. APHIS 
regulations at 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter C, govern the interstate 
movement of animals and other articles to prevent the spread of pests 
and diseases of livestock within the United States.
    The regulations in part 71 contain requirements for the interstate 
movement of swine within a production system to prevent the spread of 
swine diseases, and part 85 regulates the interstate movement of swine 
to prevent the spread of the pseudorabies virus (PRV). In addition, 
part 52 allows for the payment of indemnity, under the Pseudorabies 
Eradication Program, to owners for depopulation of swine known to be 
infected with PRV. These regulations protect the health of the U.S. 
swine population.
    Information collection activities associated with the regulations 
include, for part 71, a swine production system health plan, an 
interstate movement report and notification, a Quarterly Report of 
Pseudorabies Control/Eradication Activities (Veterinary Services (VS) 
Form 7-1), and recordkeeping; for part 85, a Permit to Move Restricted 
Animals (VS Form 1-27), a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI), 
an owner-shipper statement, and an accredited veterinarian's statement 
concerning embryos for implantation and semen shipments; and, for part 
52, an appraisal and indemnity claim form (VS Form 1-23), a herd 
management plan, and a report of net salvage proceeds. Additionally, 
the regulations require swine to be moved to slaughter in a means of 
conveyance sealed with an official seal.
    Since the last approval of these collection activities, APHIS has 
adjusted the number of responses and respondents. We have increased the 
estimated annual number of responses to more accurately reflect the 
changes in production and industry practices, such as the movement of 
animals from certain slaughter facilities to another. In addition, we 
overestimated the number of veterinarians participating in swine 
health-related activities, which resulted in a decrease in the number 
of CVIs that we estimated would be issued. This contributed to the 
decrease in the number of respondents. However, the estimated annual 
number of responses per respondent increased because more swine are 
being moved due to changes in production practices and participation in 
exhibitions.
    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 0.24 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. swine herd owners, producers, and shippers; hobby 
farmers; State animal health officials; and accredited veterinarians.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 5,120.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 28.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 144,705.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 35,696 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 18th day of September 2013.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23194 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]
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