Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya Into the United States, 66329 [2013-26448]

Download as PDF 66329 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 214 Tuesday, November 5, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0087] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya Into the United States 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 French beans and runner beans from Kenya into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00870001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0087, 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-2013-0087 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 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:22 Nov 04, 2013 Jkt 232001 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 French beans and runner beans from Kenya, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, Trade Director, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2033. 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 French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya Into the United States. OMB Number: 0579–0373. 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 (APHIS) 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). Section 319.56–54 provides the requirements for the importation of French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and runner beans (Phaseolus coccineus L.) from Kenya into the United States. These commodities may be imported into the United States under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations require information collection activities, including packinghouse registration, box labeling, and a phytosanitary certificate attesting that the conditions in § 319.56–54 have been met and that each consignment has been inspected and found free of certain pests. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 hour per response. Respondents: Importers of French beans and runner beans and the national plant protection organization of Kenya. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.5. Estimated annual number of responses: 3. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 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 30th day of October 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–26448 Filed 11–4–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 5, 2013 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0087]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya 
Into the United States

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 
French beans and runner beans from Kenya into the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
January 3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0087-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0087, 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-
0087 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 
French beans and runner beans from Kenya, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, 
Trade Director, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 851-2033. 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 French Beans and Runner Beans From Kenya Into 
the United States.
    OMB Number: 0579-0373.
    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 (APHIS) 
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).
    Section 319.56-54 provides the requirements for the importation of 
French beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) and runner beans (Phaseolus 
coccineus L.) from Kenya into the United States. These commodities may 
be imported into the United States under certain conditions to prevent 
the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations 
require information collection activities, including packinghouse 
registration, box labeling, and a phytosanitary certificate attesting 
that the conditions in Sec.  319.56-54 have been met and that each 
consignment has been inspected and found free of certain pests.
    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 1.0 hour per response.
    Respondents: Importers of French beans and runner beans and the 
national plant protection organization of Kenya.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.5.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 3.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3 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 30th day of October 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-26448 Filed 11-4-13; 8:45 am]
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