Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations, 25093-25094 [2014-10028]

Download as PDF 25093 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 85 Friday, May 2, 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–2014–0024] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations 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 for Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations, an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 1, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS–2014–0024. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0024, 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–2014–0024 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., mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7207. 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 Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0376. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock diseases and associated risk factors. APHIS NAHMS officials are often asked by State and local animal health officials to carry out epidemiological investigations as diseases impact animal health populations. Emergency Epidemiological Investigations will be used to collect information on: • Outbreaks of animal diseases with unknown etiology and transmission, that are highly contagious, and that have high case fatality. • Outbreaks of known animal diseases that are highly contagious, virulent, and have unknown source of infection or mode of transmission. • Outbreaks of emerging, zoonotic, or foreign animal diseases within the United States. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Outbreaks in which a delay in data collection could result in the loss of epidemiologic information essential to assist laboratory investigations and/or disease control efforts. These investigations will normally consist of an on-farm questionnaire administered by APHIS-designated data collectors. The information collected through Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations will be analyzed and used to: • Identify the scope of the problem. • Define and describe the affected population and susceptible population. • Predict or detect trends in disease emergence and movement. • Understand the risk factors for disease. • Estimate the cost of disease control and develop intervention options. • Make recommendations for disease control. • Provide parameters for animal disease spread models. • Provide lessons learned and guidance on the best ways to avoid future outbreaks based on thorough analysis of data from current outbreak(s). • Identify areas for further research, e.g. mechanisms of disease transfer, vaccine technology, and diagnostic testing needs. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information collection activity 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, such as electronic submission of responses. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 25094 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.725 hours per response. Respondents: Livestock owners and State and local animal health officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 3,999. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,901 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 28th day of April 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–10028 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0020] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fruits and Vegetables 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 certain fruits and vegetables into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 1, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS–2014–0020. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0020, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 00:23 May 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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–2014–0020 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 fruits and vegetables, contact Dr. Jo-Ann Bentz-Blanco, Trade Director, PIM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2091. 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 Fruits and Vegetables. OMB Control Number: 0579–0128. 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 319.56–66). Section 319.56–25 provides the requirements for the importation of papayas from certain regions of Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama into the continental United States, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The importation of these papayas requires the use of certain information collection activities, including phytosanitary certificates, maintaining fruit fly monitoring records, and labeling of boxes. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0.222 hours per response. Respondents: Importers and exporters of fruits and vegetables and national plant protection organizations of exporting countries. Estimated annual number of respondents: 135. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 6.659. Estimated annual number of responses: 899. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 200 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 28th day of April 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–10026 Filed 5–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0004] Field Release of Aphelinus rhamni for the Biological Control of the Soybean Aphid in the Continental United States; Availability of an Environmental Assessment Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 85 / Friday, May 2, 2014 / Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0024]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency 
Epidemiologic Investigations

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 for Emergency 
Epidemiologic Investigations, an information collection to support the 
National Animal Health Monitoring System.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
1, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0024.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0024, 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-
0024 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 Emergency 
Epidemiologic Investigations, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry 
Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 
Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494-
7207. 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 Monitoring 
System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0376.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to 
protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by 
preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases 
and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United 
States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates 
the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects 
nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically 
sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock 
diseases and associated risk factors.
    APHIS NAHMS officials are often asked by State and local animal 
health officials to carry out epidemiological investigations as 
diseases impact animal health populations. Emergency Epidemiological 
Investigations will be used to collect information on:
     Outbreaks of animal diseases with unknown etiology and 
transmission, that are highly contagious, and that have high case 
fatality.
     Outbreaks of known animal diseases that are highly 
contagious, virulent, and have unknown source of infection or mode of 
transmission.
     Outbreaks of emerging, zoonotic, or foreign animal 
diseases within the United States.
     Outbreaks in which a delay in data collection could result 
in the loss of epidemiologic information essential to assist laboratory 
investigations and/or disease control efforts.
    These investigations will normally consist of an on-farm 
questionnaire administered by APHIS-designated data collectors. The 
information collected through Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations 
will be analyzed and used to:
     Identify the scope of the problem.
     Define and describe the affected population and 
susceptible population.
     Predict or detect trends in disease emergence and 
movement.
     Understand the risk factors for disease.
     Estimate the cost of disease control and develop 
intervention options.
     Make recommendations for disease control.
     Provide parameters for animal disease spread models.
     Provide lessons learned and guidance on the best ways to 
avoid future outbreaks based on thorough analysis of data from current 
outbreak(s).
     Identify areas for further research, e.g. mechanisms of 
disease transfer, vaccine technology, and diagnostic testing needs.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity 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, such as 
electronic submission of responses.

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    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.725 hours per response.
    Respondents: Livestock owners and State and local animal health 
officials.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,000.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 3,999.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,901 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 28th day of April 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-10028 Filed 5-1-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P