Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne's Disease, 7631-7632 [2014-02761]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2014 / Notices Summary of Collection: The majority of Forest Service’s (FS) financial records are in databases stored at the National Finance Center (NFC). The Federal Information Security Reform Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–347) and Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (Pub. L. 104–106) authorize the Forest Service to obtain information necessary for contracted employees to access and maintain these records. Need and Use of the Information: The Forest Service uses a paper and electronic version of its form FS–6500– 214 to gather name, work email, work telephone number, job title etc. for a specific contracted employee to apply to NFC for access. Prior to filling out the firm, contractors must first complete specific training before a user may request access to certain financial systems. NFC grants access to users only at the request of Client Security Officers. The unit’s Client Security Officer is responsible for management of access to computers and coordinates all requests for NFC. The information collected is shared with those managing or overseeing the financial systems used by the FS, this includes auditors. Description of Respondents: Contracted employees. Number of Respondents: 415. Frequency of Reponses: Reporting: Yearly. Total Burden Hours: 1,132. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–02770 Filed 2–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0103] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne’s Disease Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 associated with the interstate movement of animals affected with Johne’s disease. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Feb 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2013-0103-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0103, 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-2013-0103 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 interstate movement of animals affected with Johne’s disease, contact Dr. Dean Goeldner, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Cattle Health Center, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 43, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3511. 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: Johne’s Disease. OMB Control Number: 0579–0338. 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized, among other things, to prevent the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases and pests from the United States when feasible. In support of this mission, APHIS’ Veterinary Services (VS) prohibits or restricts the interstate movement of livestock that have, or have been exposed to, certain diseases. Johne’s disease, also known as paratuberculosis, is caused by Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and primarily affects cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic, exotic, and wild ruminants. The disease is a chronic and contagious enteritis that DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7631 results in progressive wasting and eventual death. It is nearly always introduced into a healthy herd by an infected animal that is not showing symptoms of the disease. The regulations in 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter C, govern the interstate movement of animals to prevent the dissemination of livestock and poultry diseases in the United States. Subchapter C, part 71, contains general provisions for the interstate movement of animals, poultry, and their products, while part 80 pertains specifically to the interstate movement of domestic animals that are positive to an official test for Johne’s disease. These regulations provide that cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic animals that are positive to an official test for Johne’s disease may generally be moved interstate only to a recognized slaughtering establishment or to an approved livestock facility for sale to such an establishment. They may also be moved for purposes other than slaughter under certain conditions. APHIS previously supplemented these regulations with standards outlined in the document, ‘‘Uniform Program Standards for the Voluntary Bovine Johne’s Disease Control Program’’ (VBJDCP). However, in 2012, APHIS discontinued the VBJDCP and States began conducting their own Johne’s disease monitoring programs and using their own forms rather than those required by APHIS and previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0338. As a result, APHIS has revised the information collection activities for the Johne’s disease program to only require a USDA–APHIS VS Permit for Movement of Restricted Animals (VS Form 1–27) and official ear tags. Due to the reduction in the number of forms required by APHIS, the estimated annual number of respondents has decreased from 9,125 to 3, the estimated annual number of responses has decreased from 66,105 to 6, and the estimated total annual burden on respondents has decreased from 38,187 hours to 3 hours. 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 E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 7632 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 27 / Monday, February 10, 2014 / Notices 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 0.5 hours per response. Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, herd owners, and livestock shippers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Estimated annual number of responses: 6. 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 3rd day of February 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–02761 Filed 2–7–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0099] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Laboratory Network Qualification Checklist for Membership Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: New information collection; comment request. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 approval of a new information SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:25 Feb 07, 2014 Jkt 232001 collection associated with the National Animal Health Laboratory Network qualification checklist for membership. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 11, 2014. You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!document Detail;D=APHIS-2013-0099-0001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0099, 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-2013-0099 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. ADDRESSES: For information on the National Animal Health Laboratory Network qualification checklist, contact Mrs. Kelly Burkhart, Microbiologist, National Animal Health Laboratory Network, NVSL, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Road, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337–7731. 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: National Animal Health Laboratory Network Qualification Checklist for Membership. OMB Control Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Abstract: The National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) is a cooperative effort between two agencies within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NAHLN was established to coordinate the testing capacities of Federal veterinary diagnostic laboratories with the extensive infrastructure of State and university veterinary diagnostic laboratories. This network enhances the United States’ early detection of and response to animal health emergencies, including bioterrorists events, newly FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 emerging disease, and foreign animal disease agents that could threaten the nation’s food supply and public health. In 2002, NAHLN was created when APHIS and NIFA entered into cooperative agreements with 12 State and university veterinary diagnostic laboratories. APHIS has since contracted with additional State and university diagnostic laboratories to assist with testing and surveillance, and NAHLN currently consists of 56 State and university laboratories as well as other Federal laboratories. At the Federal level, APHIS’ National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) serves as the national veterinary diagnostic reference and confirmatory laboratory. NVSL coordinates activities, participates in methods validation, and provides training, proficiency testing, assistance, materials, and prototypes for diagnostic testing. NVSL also reviews the qualifications of non-USDA laboratories for approval to participate in NAHLN surveillance activities. As part of the approval process, APHIS requires the use of certain information collection activities, including instructions, policy documentation, quality document verification, documentation of accreditation, documentation of implemented quality system, and approval certificates and cover letters. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 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 8.483 hours per response. Respondents: Laboratory directors and State animal health officials. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0103]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Johne's Disease

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 interstate movement of 
animals affected with Johne's disease.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
11, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0103-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0103, 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-
0103 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 interstate 
movement of animals affected with Johne's disease, contact Dr. Dean 
Goeldner, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Cattle Health Center, VS, APHIS, 
4700 River Road Unit 43, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3511. 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: Johne's Disease.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0338.
    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 U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized, among other things, to 
prevent the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and 
pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases and pests from the 
United States when feasible. In support of this mission, APHIS' 
Veterinary Services (VS) prohibits or restricts the interstate movement 
of livestock that have, or have been exposed to, certain diseases.
    Johne's disease, also known as paratuberculosis, is caused by 
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis and primarily affects 
cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic, exotic, and wild ruminants. 
The disease is a chronic and contagious enteritis that results in 
progressive wasting and eventual death. It is nearly always introduced 
into a healthy herd by an infected animal that is not showing symptoms 
of the disease.
    The regulations in 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter C, govern the 
interstate movement of animals to prevent the dissemination of 
livestock and poultry diseases in the United States. Subchapter C, part 
71, contains general provisions for the interstate movement of animals, 
poultry, and their products, while part 80 pertains specifically to the 
interstate movement of domestic animals that are positive to an 
official test for Johne's disease. These regulations provide that 
cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic animals that are positive to 
an official test for Johne's disease may generally be moved interstate 
only to a recognized slaughtering establishment or to an approved 
livestock facility for sale to such an establishment. They may also be 
moved for purposes other than slaughter under certain conditions.
    APHIS previously supplemented these regulations with standards 
outlined in the document, ``Uniform Program Standards for the Voluntary 
Bovine Johne's Disease Control Program'' (VBJDCP). However, in 2012, 
APHIS discontinued the VBJDCP and States began conducting their own 
Johne's disease monitoring programs and using their own forms rather 
than those required by APHIS and previously approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579-0338. As a 
result, APHIS has revised the information collection activities for the 
Johne's disease program to only require a USDA-APHIS VS Permit for 
Movement of Restricted Animals (VS Form 1-27) and official ear tags.
    Due to the reduction in the number of forms required by APHIS, the 
estimated annual number of respondents has decreased from 9,125 to 3, 
the estimated annual number of responses has decreased from 66,105 to 
6, and the estimated total annual burden on respondents has decreased 
from 38,187 hours to 3 hours.
    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

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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 0.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, herd owners, and livestock 
shippers.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 6.
    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 3rd day of February 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-02761 Filed 2-7-14; 8:45 am]
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