Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plants for Planting Regulations, 9874-9875 [2014-03690]

Download as PDF 9874 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 35 Friday, February 21, 2014 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–2013–0111] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Hass Avocados From Michoacan, Mexico 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 regulations for the importation of Hass avocados from Michoacan, Mexico. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-01110001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0111, 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-2013-0111 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 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Hass avocados from Michoacan, Mexico, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Hass Avocados From Michoacan, Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0579–0129. 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, including avocado stem weevils, avocado seed weevils, and seed moths, into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world are contained in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–64). Section 319.56–30 provides the requirements for the importation of Hass avocados from Michoacan, Mexico, under certain conditions. These requirements include, among other things, trust fund agreements, work plans, phytosanitary certificates, stickers, truck and container seals, and box marking. 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; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 0.0015 hours per response. Respondents: Importers, shippers, and the national plant protection organization of Mexico. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,205. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 31,782. Estimated annual number of responses: 70,080,307. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 105,558 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 18th day of February 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03691 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0112] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plants for Planting Regulations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices 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 plants for planting regulations. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-01120001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0112, 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-2013-0112 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 plants for planting regulations, contact Dr. Arnold Tschanz, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPIP, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2179. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2283. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plants for Planting Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0190. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 APHIS regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart–Plants for Planting’’ (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14) prohibit or restrict, among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. In accordance with these regulations, plants for planting from certain parts of the world may be imported into the United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. Individuals who are involved in growing, exporting, and importing plants for planting must provide information to APHIS about the commodities they wish to bring into the United States. This information serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue required forms and documents, and is vital to help ensure that plant pests are not introduced into the United States. This notice includes the information collection requirements currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the importation of plants for planting under OMB control number 0579–0279, and update of nursery stock regulations under OMB control number 0579–0190. After OMB approves and combines the burden for both collections under one collection (0579–0190), the USDA will retire OMB control number 0579–0279. In addition, on May 27, 2011, APHIS published a final rule in the Federal Register (76 FR 31172–31210, Docket No. APHIS–2006–0011) 1 that changed the nursery stock regulations (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14) to refer instead to ‘‘plants for planting.’’ In addition, since the final rule has been published, ‘‘update’’ is no longer needed. As a result, we have revised the title of this information collection to ‘‘Plants for Planting Regulations.’’ 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; 1 http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2006-0011. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9875 (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 0.1204 hours per response. Respondents: Importers and exporters of plants for planting. Estimated annual number of respondents: 94. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 57. Estimated annual number of responses: 5,364. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 646 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 18th day of February 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03690 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2013–0037] RIN 0583–AD32 Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis for Young Chickens Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is discontinuing the use of its 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter for young chickens. The Agency suspended this analysis on June 3, 2013. FSIS evaluated the available Campylobacter data, and its analysis suggested that the performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is substandard. This is the only SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0112]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Plants for Planting Regulations

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 plants for planting 
regulations.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0112-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0112, 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-
0112 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 plants for 
planting regulations, contact Dr. Arnold Tschanz, Senior Regulatory 
Policy Specialist, PPIP, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-2179. For copies of more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste 
Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2283.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Plants for Planting Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0190.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in 
cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to 
detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of 
plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United 
States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA).
    APHIS regulations contained in ``Subpart-Plants for Planting'' (7 
CFR 319.37 through 319.37-14) prohibit or restrict, among other things, 
the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for 
propagation. In accordance with these regulations, plants for planting 
from certain parts of the world may be imported into the United States 
only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant 
pests into the United States. Individuals who are involved in growing, 
exporting, and importing plants for planting must provide information 
to APHIS about the commodities they wish to bring into the United 
States. This information serves as the supporting documentation needed 
to issue required forms and documents, and is vital to help ensure that 
plant pests are not introduced into the United States.
    This notice includes the information collection requirements 
currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 
importation of plants for planting under OMB control number 0579-0279, 
and update of nursery stock regulations under OMB control number 0579-
0190. After OMB approves and combines the burden for both collections 
under one collection (0579-0190), the USDA will retire OMB control 
number 0579-0279.
    In addition, on May 27, 2011, APHIS published a final rule in the 
Federal Register (76 FR 31172-31210, Docket No. APHIS-2006-0011) \1\ 
that changed the nursery stock regulations (7 CFR 319.37 through 
319.37-14) to refer instead to ``plants for planting.'' In addition, 
since the final rule has been published, ``update'' is no longer 
needed. As a result, we have revised the title of this information 
collection to ``Plants for Planting Regulations.''
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    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 0.1204 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers and exporters of plants for planting.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 94.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 57.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 5,364.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 646 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 18th day of February 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-03690 Filed 2-20-14; 8:45 am]
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