Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations, 58993-58994 [2013-23301]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices lesions on the fruit of infected plants and cause infected fruit to drop from trees before reaching maturity. The aggressive A (Asiatic) strain of citrus canker can infect susceptible plants rapidly and lead to extensive economic losses in commercial citrus-producing areas. APHIS regulations to prevent the interstate spread of citrus canker are contained in ‘‘Subpart—Citrus Canker’’ (7 CFR 301.75–1 through 301.75–17). The regulations restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from and through areas quarantined because of citrus canker and provide, among other things, conditions under which regulated nursery stock and fruit may be moved interstate. The interstate movement of regulated nursery stock and fruit from quarantined areas involves information collection activities, including cooperative agreements, certificates, and limited permits. Since the last approval, we have adjusted the number of respondents due to an increase in shipping requests for citrus from Florida, and as a result, the estimated total annual burden on respondents has increased to 1,943 hours. 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 0.2 hours per response. Respondents: Citrus growers and packinghouses. Estimated annual number of respondents: 371. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 26. Estimated annual number of responses: 9,642. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,943 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 19th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23309 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0068] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations 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 regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum. SUMMARY: 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: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-013-0068-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0068, 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/ DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58993 #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0068 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 interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, contact Dr. Prakash K. Hebbar, National Policy Manager, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–2228. 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: Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations. OMB Number: 0579–0310. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 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. In accordance with the regulations in ‘‘Subpart–Phytophthora Ramorum’’ (§§ 301.92 through 301.92–12), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) restricts the interstate movement of certain articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen that causes the disease commonly known as sudden oak death. The regulations contain requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles, such as nursery stock and certain trees, from both quarantined and nonquarantined areas and involve information collection activities, including an USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) Compliance Agreement (PPQ Form 519), issuance and cancellation of certificates, maintaining records of shipments, and records of fungicide applications. Since the last approval of these collection activities, there have been several changes to the P. ramorum program. APHIS no longer applies the P. ramorum regulatory requirements to the interstate movement of non-host nursery stock from certain nurseries located in the regulated areas of California, E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 58994 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 25, 2013 / Notices Oregon, and Washington. We have also adjusted the number of record keepers of fungicide applications to more accurately reflect the number of nurseries. In addition, we have reduced the number of record keepers for incoming and outgoing shipments of plants to reflect the number of host nurseries and farms that record shipments. All of these changes have led to changes in our burden estimates. For instance, we have increased the estimate of burden from 0.31 to 1.097 hours per response and increased the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 2,263 to 4,076 hours. We have also decreased the estimated annual number of responses and the estimated annual number of responses per respondent from 7,227 to 3,717 and 5.06 to 2.26, respectively. Lastly, we have increased the estimated annual number of respondents from 1,427 to 1,644, 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 1.097 hours per response. Respondents: Nurseries in California, Oregon, and Washington. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,644. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.26. Estimated annual number of responses: 3,717. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 4,076 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:20 Sep 24, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 19th day of September 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23301 Filed 9–24–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Meetings Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet on November 5 and 6, 2013. The meeting will be held in Pittsburgh, PA, at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh. The purpose of this meeting is to present past grant projects the Council recommended to the public and those attending the Partners in Community Forestry Conference; finalize their annual accomplishment and recommendations report to the Secretary; address items related to the urban forestry 10-year action plan; finalize the 2015 Urban and Community Forestry grant categories and listen to local constituents urban forestry concerns. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on November 5 and 6, 2013, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day or until Council business is completed. ADDRESSES: The meeting on both days will be held at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Written comments concerning this meeting should be addressed to Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., MS–1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151. Comments may also be sent via email to nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202–690–5792. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. Visitors wishing to view these documents are encouraged to call ahead to facilitate entry into the USDA Forest Service temporary address: 1621 North Kent DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Street, RPE, 9th Floor, Rosslyn,VA 22209. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., MS–1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151, desk phone 202–205–7829, or cell phone 202–309–9873, email: nstremple@ fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. The meeting is open to the public. Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Stremple to be placed on the meeting attendance list. Meeting attendees should check-in at the registration table on the second floor of the hotel. Conference staff will direct attendees to the meeting room location. Please contact the hotel directly for directions and parking information. The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh number is 412 560–6331. Council discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to bring urban and community forestry matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council Executive Staff (1400 Independence Ave. SW., MS–1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151, email: nstremple@fs.fed.us) before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided at the meeting. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make a request in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or procedings by contacting the person listed under For Further Information Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 19, 2013. James E. Hubbard, Deputy Chief, Stste and Private Forestry. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0068]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations

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 for the interstate movement 
of regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum.

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:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-013-0068-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0068, 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-
0068 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 interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of 
Phytophthora ramorum, contact Dr. Prakash K. Hebbar, National Policy 
Manager, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; 
(301) 851-2228. 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: Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations.
    OMB Number: 0579-0310.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 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.
    In accordance with the regulations in ``Subpart-Phytophthora 
Ramorum'' (Sec. Sec.  301.92 through 301.92-12), the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) restricts the interstate movement of certain articles to prevent 
the spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen that causes the 
disease commonly known as sudden oak death. The regulations contain 
requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles, such as 
nursery stock and certain trees, from both quarantined and 
nonquarantined areas and involve information collection activities, 
including an USDA-APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) 
Compliance Agreement (PPQ Form 519), issuance and cancellation of 
certificates, maintaining records of shipments, and records of 
fungicide applications.
    Since the last approval of these collection activities, there have 
been several changes to the P. ramorum program. APHIS no longer applies 
the P. ramorum regulatory requirements to the interstate movement of 
non-host nursery stock from certain nurseries located in the regulated 
areas of California,

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Oregon, and Washington. We have also adjusted the number of record 
keepers of fungicide applications to more accurately reflect the number 
of nurseries. In addition, we have reduced the number of record keepers 
for incoming and outgoing shipments of plants to reflect the number of 
host nurseries and farms that record shipments. All of these changes 
have led to changes in our burden estimates. For instance, we have 
increased the estimate of burden from 0.31 to 1.097 hours per response 
and increased the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 
2,263 to 4,076 hours. We have also decreased the estimated annual 
number of responses and the estimated annual number of responses per 
respondent from 7,227 to 3,717 and 5.06 to 2.26, respectively. Lastly, 
we have increased the estimated annual number of respondents from 1,427 
to 1,644,
    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 1.097 hours per response.
    Respondents: Nurseries in California, Oregon, and Washington.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,644.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.26.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 3,717.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 4,076 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 19th day of September 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23301 Filed 9-24-13; 8:45 am]
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