Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, 61321-61322 [2013-24095]

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[FR Doc. 2013–24236 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6117–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0074] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 associated with the regulations for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00740001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0074, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0074 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 live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinary Medical Officer, TTS, NCIE, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. 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 Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products From Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. OMB Number: 0579–0230. Type of Request: Revision to and 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 United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. The regulations for the importation of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 92 through 98. Part 94 allows the importation, under certain conditions, of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions that are free of classical swine fever (CSF) in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico to prevent the introduction of CSF into the United States. In accordance with § 94.25, APHIS recognizes certain regions in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico as free of CSF but places restrictions on the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from these regions. These restrictions are placed because these regions either supplement their pork supplies by importing fresh (chilled or frozen) pork from CSF-affected regions, supplement their pork supplies with pork from CSF-affected regions that is not processed in accordance with the requirements in part 94, share a common land border with CSF-affected regions, or import live swine from such regions under conditions less restrictive than would be acceptable for importation into the United States. To ensure that the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico do not introduce CSF into the United States, the regulations include certain information collection activities, including certificates, compliance agreements, and cooperative service agreements. These information collection activities were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for Chile and Mexico. However, on November 16, 2010 (75 FR 69851–69857, Docket No. APHIS–2009–0034), APHIS amended the regulations to add the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina to the list of regions in § 94.25. In addition, since the last approval of this collection, the demand for imported pork and pork products has increased, which is reflected by an increased number of certificates issued by foreign veterinarians. As a result, we have increased the estimated annual number E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1 61322 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES of responses and the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 86 to 768. We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, 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 1.0 hours per response. Respondents: Federal animal health officials of the Governments of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Estimated annual number of respondents: 11. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 69.8. Estimated annual number of responses: 768. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 768 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 26th day of September 2013. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–24095 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Oct 02, 2013 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0083] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fresh Baby Kiwi From Chile 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 importation of fresh baby kiwi from Chile into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 2, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00830001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0083, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0083 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 importation of fresh baby kiwi from Chile, contact Mr. David Lamb, Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, RPM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2103. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Importation of Fresh Baby Kiwi From Chile. OMB Number: 0579–0374. 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. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–61). Under these regulations, fresh baby kiwi from Chile may be imported into the continental United States under certain conditions, as listed in 7 CFR 319.56–53, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations require information collection activities, including production site registration, labeling of containers with the registered production site identified, and a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration. 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 0.26 hours per response. Respondents: Fresh baby kiwi production sites, packinghouses, E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0074]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork 
Products from Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, 
Chile, and Mexico

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the regulations for the 
importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions 
free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
December 2, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0074-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0074, 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 https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-
0074 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 live swine, pork, and pork products from certain 
regions free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, 
contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinary Medical Officer, 
TTS, NCIE, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-3300. 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 Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products From 
Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and 
Mexico.
    OMB Number: 0579-0230.
    Type of Request: Revision to and 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 
United States Department of Agriculture 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. 
To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals 
and animal products into the United States. The regulations for the 
importation of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 
92 through 98.
    Part 94 allows the importation, under certain conditions, of live 
swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions that are free of 
classical swine fever (CSF) in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico to prevent the 
introduction of CSF into the United States. In accordance with Sec.  
94.25, APHIS recognizes certain regions in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico as 
free of CSF but places restrictions on the importation of live swine, 
pork, and pork products from these regions. These restrictions are 
placed because these regions either supplement their pork supplies by 
importing fresh (chilled or frozen) pork from CSF-affected regions, 
supplement their pork supplies with pork from CSF-affected regions that 
is not processed in accordance with the requirements in part 94, share 
a common land border with CSF-affected regions, or import live swine 
from such regions under conditions less restrictive than would be 
acceptable for importation into the United States.
    To ensure that the importation of live swine, pork, and pork 
products from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico do not introduce CSF into the 
United States, the regulations include certain information collection 
activities, including certificates, compliance agreements, and 
cooperative service agreements. These information collection activities 
were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
for Chile and Mexico. However, on November 16, 2010 (75 FR 69851-69857, 
Docket No. APHIS-2009-0034), APHIS amended the regulations to add the 
Brazilian State of Santa Catarina to the list of regions in Sec.  
94.25.
    In addition, since the last approval of this collection, the demand 
for imported pork and pork products has increased, which is reflected 
by an increased number of certificates issued by foreign veterinarians. 
As a result, we have increased the estimated annual number

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of responses and the estimated total annual burden on respondents from 
86 to 768.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information 
collection activities, as described, 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 1.0 hours per response.
    Respondents: Federal animal health officials of the Governments of 
Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 11.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 69.8.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 768.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 768 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 26th day of September 2013.
 Michael C. Gregoire,
 Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-24095 Filed 10-2-13; 8:45 am]
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