Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea, 61323 [2013-24098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 192 / Thursday, October 3, 2013 / Notices importers of fresh baby kiwi from Chile, and the national plant protection organization of Chile. Estimated annual number of respondents: 8. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 45.5. Estimated annual number of responses: 364. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 93 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. 2013–24097 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0084] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea 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 tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea. 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-2013-00840001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0084, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Oct 02, 2013 Jkt 232001 Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0084 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 tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea, contact Mr. Andrew Wilds, Trade Director, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2275. 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 Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea. OMB Number: 0579–0371. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 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 (APHIS) regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart–Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–61). Under the regulations, tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea may be imported into the United States under certain conditions, as listed in 7 CFR 319.56–52, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These regulations require information collection activities, including registered pest-exclusionary structures, monthly inspection of pestexclusionary structures, records of trap placement, and a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the tomatoes were produced in accordance with the regulations. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 61323 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 1.2 hours per response. Respondents: Growers, importers, and exporters of tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea; the national plant protection organization of the Republic of Korea. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.7. Estimated annual number of responses: 5. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6 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. 2013–24098 Filed 10–2–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\03OCN1.SGM 03OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0084]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of 
Korea

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 importation of 
tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea.

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-2013-0084-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0084, 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-
0084 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 tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea, 
contact Mr. Andrew Wilds, Trade Director, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road 
Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737;
    (301) 851-2275. 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 Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of 
Korea.
    OMB Number: 0579-0371.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et 
seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
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 (APHIS) regulates the importation of certain fruits 
and vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in 
``Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56-61).
    Under the regulations, tomatoes with stems from the Republic of 
Korea may be imported into the United States under certain conditions, 
as listed in 7 CFR 319.56-52, to prevent the introduction of plant 
pests into the United States. These regulations require information 
collection activities, including registered pest-exclusionary 
structures, monthly inspection of pest-exclusionary structures, records 
of trap placement, and a phytosanitary certificate with an additional 
declaration stating that the tomatoes were produced in accordance with 
the regulations.
    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 1.2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers, importers, and exporters of tomatoes with 
stems from the Republic of Korea; the national plant protection 
organization of the Republic of Korea.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.7.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 5.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6 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. 2013-24098 Filed 10-2-13; 8:45 am]
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