Quarantine Services and Facilities; Public Meeting, 6882 [2014-02452]

Download as PDF 6882 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 24 / Wednesday, February 5, 2014 / Notices the Federal Register of January 23, 2014, concerning a request for comments on the Information collection ‘‘Federal and Non-Federal Financial Assistance Instruments’’ OMB control number 0596–0217. Under the heading ‘‘Need and Use of the Information’’ the incorrect statement ‘‘In addition, mandatory post-award meetings must be held for each new Federal financial assistance award’’ is corrected to read: ‘‘FS will utilize a new financial capabilities checklist or questionnaire to assist and to monitor recipients of Federal financial assistance by outlining both the financial and the internal policies necessary to accept and spend Federal dollars.’’ Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–02344 Filed 2–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0001] Quarantine Services and Facilities; Public Meeting Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will host a series of public meetings to provide a forum for discussion on the current and future capacity for live animal import quarantines. DATES: The meetings will be held February 19, 25, and 27 and March 3, 5, and 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The meetings will be open to the public and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of each meeting. We will also consider any written statements we receive on or before May 12, 2014. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in El Segundo, CA, Clarksville, IN, Chicago, IL, Riverdale, MD, East Elmhurst, NY, and Miami, FL (see the Supplementary Information section of this notice for the address of each meeting site). You may submit written statements by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2014-0001-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your statement to Docket No. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:50 Feb 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 APHIS–2014–0001, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Any written statements we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2014-0001 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. Mr. Erich Kestler, Chief of Staff, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–3454. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 govern the importation into the United States of specified animals and animal products in order to help prevent the introduction of various animal diseases into the United States. The regulations in part 93 require, among other things, that certain animals, as a condition of entry, be quarantined upon arrival in the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture currently operates three animal quarantine facilities. We also authorize the use of quarantine facilities that are privately owned and operated for certain animal importations. APHIS oversight and monitoring is still required at privately owned quarantines. In order to provide a forum for the discussion of the current and future capacity for live animal import quarantines, we are advising the public that we are hosting six public meetings. The public meetings will be held as follows: • February 19, 2014, at the Embassy Suites, Los Angeles-International Airport/South, 1440 E. Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, CA 90245. • February 25, 2014, at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, Louisville North, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129. • February 27, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611. • March 3, 2014, at the APHIS Headquarters, USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737. • March 5, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia Airport, 90–10 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Grand Central Parkway, East Elmhurst, NY, 11369. • March 11, 2014, at the Courtyard Marriott, Miami Airport South, 1201 NW., LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126. The public meetings will begin at 8 a.m. local time and are scheduled to end at 5 p.m. The meetings will be open to the public and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of each meeting. These public meetings will provide an opportunity for members of the public (including other Federal and State regulatory agencies) to provide input for developing and implementing possible alternatives to existing APHIS requirements and oversight for live animal quarantines as required under our regulations. Tentative topics to be discussed at the upcoming meetings include: 1. General considerations in choosing import quarantine services. 2. Considerations in choosing a particular location for animal quarantine. 3. Expectations regarding e-commerce and animal import quarantine. 4. Experience with quarantine facilities in other countries. 5. The impact of marketplace changes on animal import quarantine. 6. Other options, ideas, or topics APHIS should consider before making any changes to current animal import quarantine processes. Travel directions to the USDA Center at Riverside are available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_ health/general_info/directions_ riverdale.shtml. This is a Federal building, therefore a valid photo ID is required to gain access and all bags will be screened. Parking is available next to the building for a $5 fee. Done in Washington, DC, this 31st day of January 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 24 (Wednesday, February 5, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Page 6882]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02452]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0001]


Quarantine Services and Facilities; Public Meeting

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service will host a series of public meetings to provide a 
forum for discussion on the current and future capacity for live animal 
import quarantines.

DATES: The meetings will be held February 19, 25, and 27 and March 3, 
5, and 11, 2014, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The meetings will be 
open to the public and registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of 
each meeting. We will also consider any written statements we receive 
on or before May 12, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in El Segundo, CA, 
Clarksville, IN, Chicago, IL, Riverdale, MD, East Elmhurst, NY, and 
Miami, FL (see the Supplementary Information section of this notice for 
the address of each meeting site). You may submit written statements by 
either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0001-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your statement to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0001, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Any written statements we receive on this docket may be viewed at 
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0001 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: Mr. Erich Kestler, Chief of Staff, 
National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3454.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 govern the 
importation into the United States of specified animals and animal 
products in order to help prevent the introduction of various animal 
diseases into the United States. The regulations in part 93 require, 
among other things, that certain animals, as a condition of entry, be 
quarantined upon arrival in the United States. The Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
currently operates three animal quarantine facilities. We also 
authorize the use of quarantine facilities that are privately owned and 
operated for certain animal importations. APHIS oversight and 
monitoring is still required at privately owned quarantines.
    In order to provide a forum for the discussion of the current and 
future capacity for live animal import quarantines, we are advising the 
public that we are hosting six public meetings. The public meetings 
will be held as follows:
     February 19, 2014, at the Embassy Suites, Los Angeles-
International Airport/South, 1440 E. Imperial Avenue, El Segundo, CA 
90245.
     February 25, 2014, at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, 
Louisville North, 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN 47129.
     February 27, 2014, at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown 
Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611.
     March 3, 2014, at the APHIS Headquarters, USDA Center at 
Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737.
     March 5, 2014, at the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia 
Airport, 90-10 Grand Central Parkway, East Elmhurst, NY, 11369.
     March 11, 2014, at the Courtyard Marriott, Miami Airport 
South, 1201 NW., LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126.
    The public meetings will begin at 8 a.m. local time and are 
scheduled to end at 5 p.m. The meetings will be open to the public and 
registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. the day of each meeting. These 
public meetings will provide an opportunity for members of the public 
(including other Federal and State regulatory agencies) to provide 
input for developing and implementing possible alternatives to existing 
APHIS requirements and oversight for live animal quarantines as 
required under our regulations.
    Tentative topics to be discussed at the upcoming meetings include:
    1. General considerations in choosing import quarantine services.
    2. Considerations in choosing a particular location for animal 
quarantine.
    3. Expectations regarding e-commerce and animal import quarantine.
    4. Experience with quarantine facilities in other countries.
    5. The impact of marketplace changes on animal import quarantine.
    6. Other options, ideas, or topics APHIS should consider before 
making any changes to current animal import quarantine processes.
    Travel directions to the USDA Center at Riverside are available on 
the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/plant_health/general_info/directions_riverdale.shtml. This is a Federal building, therefore a 
valid photo ID is required to gain access and all bags will be 
screened. Parking is available next to the building for a $5 fee.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 31st day of January 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-02452 Filed 2-4-14; 8:45 am]
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