Notice of Request for Revision To and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability, 10470-10471 [2014-04191]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 10470 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2014 / Notices but it does not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding this study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. As a general matter, this information collection will not result in any new system of records containing privacy information and will not ask questions of a sensitive nature, such as sexual behavior and attitudes, religious beliefs, and other matters that are commonly considered private. AMS currently has approval from OMB for this information collection under Executive Order 12862. This approval is for 60,000 burden hours, based on our initial request to OMB in April 2011. We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities for three 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 AMS, 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: Public reporting burden for this collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 is estimated to average .50 hours per response. Average Expected Annual Number of Activities: 8. Respondents: Individuals and households; businesses and organizations; State, local, or Tribal government agencies; academia; or other Federal departments. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 110,000. Estimated Number of Responses: 110,000. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 60,000. (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 become a matter of public record. Dated: February 18, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03853 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0006] Notice of Request for Revision To and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the animal disease traceability framework. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 28, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2014-00060001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 APHIS–2014–0006, 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-2014-0006 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 animal disease traceability framework, contact Dr. John Wiemers, Senior Staff VeterinarianADT, VS, APHIS, APHIS, 2100 South Lake Storey Road, Galesburg, IL 61401; (309) 344–1942. 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: Animal Disease Traceability. OMB Control Number: 0579–0327. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard animal health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) developed the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) framework to provide a system that could provide for animal traceability. Traceability helps document the movement history of an animal throughout its life, including during an emergency response or for ongoing animal disease programs. States and Tribal Nations are able to establish the ability to trace animals moving interstate back to their State of origin. APHIS made systems for animal disease traceability available to Tribal Nations for managing the issuance of unique location identification numbers, including the Standardized Premises Location System and a Tribal Premises Location System, which required completion and submission of Veterinary Services Form 1–63, Tribal Location Identification System Implementation Request. The above information collection activity was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under this collection. However, on January 9, 2013, APHIS published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 2040–2075, Docket No. APHIS–2009– E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 37 / Tuesday, February 25, 2014 / Notices 0091) 1 to establish minimum national official identification and documentation requirements for the traceability of livestock moving interstate. States, Tribes, and territories are responsible for implementing their own traceability systems that align with the new framework and other activities to advance animal disease traceability. These systems, which the States and Tribes will describe in their long-term traceability plans, are referred to as ADT Road Maps. In addition, the ADT framework includes the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES). The ADT Road Maps and NUES include information collection activities that we are including in this collection. As a result, we are revising each of our burden estimates accordingly. In addition, the previous name for this collection was ‘‘Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location Identification.’’ However, based on the January 2013 final rule, there are other entities who must meet the animal disease traceability requirements; therefore, we are changing the name of this collection to ‘‘Animal Disease Traceability.’’ We are asking OMB to approve 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 0.3045 hours per response. Respondents: Animal producers, market/buying station operators, and feedlot operators; laboratory staff; State, Tribal, and territorial animal health officials; device manufacturers; Dairy 1 http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0091. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 24, 2014 Jkt 232001 Herd Information Association officials; and slaughter plant personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 273,439. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10.083. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,757,105. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 839,600 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 21st day of February 2014. Michael C. Gregoire, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–04191 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0042] Dow AgroSciences LLC; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide Resistant Corn and Soybeans; Comment Period Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The comment period for a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of petitions seeking a determination of nonregulated status of three cultivars of herbicide resistant corn and soybeans produced by Dow AgroSciences LLC will remain open until March 11, 2014. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the draft EIS announced in the notice published January 10, 2014 (79 FR 1861–1862) will remain open until March 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-2013-00420050. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0042, Regulatory Analysis SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 10471 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-2013-0042 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: Dr. Sid Abel, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238; (301) 851–3896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 10, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency published in the Federal Register (79 FR 1861–1862) a notice announcing the availability of a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the potential determinations of nonregulated status of cultivars of corn and soybeans produced by Dow AgroSciences LLC that are resistant to certain broadleaf herbicides in the synthetic auxin group (particularly the herbicide 2,4–D). Comments on the draft EIS were required to be received on or before February 24, 2014. We will now accept all comments on the draft EIS received through March 11, 2014. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of February 2014. Michael C. Gregoire, Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–04188 Filed 2–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0006]


Notice of Request for Revision To and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability

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 animal disease traceability 
framework.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
28, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0006-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0006, 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-2014-
0006 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 animal disease 
traceability framework, contact Dr. John Wiemers, Senior Staff 
Veterinarian-ADT, VS, APHIS, APHIS, 2100 South Lake Storey Road, 
Galesburg, IL 61401; (309) 344-1942. 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: Animal Disease Traceability.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0327.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard animal 
health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) developed the Animal Disease Traceability 
(ADT) framework to provide a system that could provide for animal 
traceability. Traceability helps document the movement history of an 
animal throughout its life, including during an emergency response or 
for ongoing animal disease programs. States and Tribal Nations are able 
to establish the ability to trace animals moving interstate back to 
their State of origin.
    APHIS made systems for animal disease traceability available to 
Tribal Nations for managing the issuance of unique location 
identification numbers, including the Standardized Premises Location 
System and a Tribal Premises Location System, which required completion 
and submission of Veterinary Services Form 1-63, Tribal Location 
Identification System Implementation Request.
    The above information collection activity was previously approved 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under this collection. 
However, on January 9, 2013, APHIS published a final rule in the 
Federal Register (78 FR 2040-2075, Docket No. APHIS-2009-

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0091) \1\ to establish minimum national official identification and 
documentation requirements for the traceability of livestock moving 
interstate. States, Tribes, and territories are responsible for 
implementing their own traceability systems that align with the new 
framework and other activities to advance animal disease traceability. 
These systems, which the States and Tribes will describe in their long-
term traceability plans, are referred to as ADT Road Maps. In addition, 
the ADT framework includes the National Uniform Eartagging System 
(NUES). The ADT Road Maps and NUES include information collection 
activities that we are including in this collection. As a result, we 
are revising each of our burden estimates accordingly.
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    In addition, the previous name for this collection was ``Animal 
Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location 
Identification.'' However, based on the January 2013 final rule, there 
are other entities who must meet the animal disease traceability 
requirements; therefore, we are changing the name of this collection to 
``Animal Disease Traceability.''
    We are asking OMB to approve 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 0.3045 hours per response.
    Respondents: Animal producers, market/buying station operators, and 
feedlot operators; laboratory staff; State, Tribal, and territorial 
animal health officials; device manufacturers; Dairy Herd Information 
Association officials; and slaughter plant personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 273,439.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10.083.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,757,105.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 839,600 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 21st day of February 2014.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Associate Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-04191 Filed 2-24-14; 8:45 am]
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