Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist, 28474-28475 [2014-11273]

Download as PDF 28474 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices 20737; (301) 851–2064. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. no later than Friday, May 23 to assure consideration by the Assembly. Dated: May 13, 2014. Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–11350 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 6110–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0019] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist 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 gypsy moth program. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 15, 2014. DATES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0019. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0019, 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-2014-0019 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 gypsy moth program, contact Mr. Paul Chaloux, National Policy Manager, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 137, Riverdale, MD EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 Title: Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist. OMB Control Number: 0579–0104. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), either independently or in cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not widely distributed throughout the United States. The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the delegated authority to carry out this mission. As part of the mission, APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program engages in detection surveys to monitor for the presence of, among other things, the European gypsy moth and the Asian gypsy moth. The European gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests of fruit and ornamental trees as well as hardwood forests. First introduced into the United States in Medford, MA, in 1869, the European gypsy moth has gradually spread to infest the entire northeastern portion of the country. The gypsy moth regulations can be found in 7 CFR 301.45 through 301.45–12. Heavily infested European gypsy moth areas are inundated with actively crawling larvae that cover trees, fences, vehicles, and houses during their search for food. Entire areas may be stripped of all foliage, often resulting in heavy damage to trees. The damage can have long-lasting effects, depriving wildlife of food and shelter, and severely limiting the recreational value of forested areas. The Asian gypsy moth is an exotic strain of gypsy moth that is closely related to the European variety already established in the United States. While the Asian gypsy moth has been introduced into the United States on several occasions, it is currently not established in the United States. However, due to behavioral differences, the Asian gypsy moth is considered to pose an even greater threat to trees and forested areas than the European gypsy moth. Unlike the flightless European gypsy moth female adult, the Asian gypsy PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 moth female adult is capable of strong directed flight between mating and egg deposition, significantly increasing its ability to spread over a much greater area and become widely established within a short time. In addition, Asian gypsy moth larvae feed on a much wider variety of hosts, allowing them to exploit more areas and cause more damage than the European gypsy moth. To determine the presence and extent of a European gypsy moth or an Asian gypsy moth infestation, APHIS sets traps in high-risk areas to collect specimens. Once an infestation is identified, control and eradication work (usually involving State cooperation) is initiated to eliminate the moths. APHIS personnel, with assistance from State agriculture personnel, check traps for the presence of gypsy moths. If a suspicious moth is found in the trap, it is sent to APHIS laboratories at the Otis Methods Development Center in Massachusetts so that it can be correctly identified through DNA analysis. DNA analysis is the only way to accurately identify these insects because the European gypsy moth and the Asian gypsy moth are strains of the same species, and they cannot be visually distinguished from each other. The PPQ or State employee submitting the moth for analysis must complete a gypsy moth identification worksheet (PPQ Form 305), which accompanies the insect to the laboratory. The worksheet enables Federal and State regulatory officials to identify and track specific specimens through the DNA identification tests that are conducted. In addition, the information provided by the gypsy moth identification worksheets is vital to APHIS’ ability to monitor, detect, and eradicate gypsy moth infestations. The gypsy moth regulations (§ 301.45–4(a)) also require the inspection of outdoor household articles that are to be moved from a gypsy moth quarantined area to a non-quarantined area to ensure that they are free of all life stages of gypsy moth. Individuals may use a self-inspection checklist that can be found in the USDA–APHIS Program Aid Number 2147, ‘‘It’s the Law; Before Moving, Check For Gypsy Moth.’’ These inspections can also be performed by a qualified certified applicator. The completed checklist must be signed by the person who performed the inspection and must be kept in the vehicle used to move the outdoor household articles in the event that USDA or State officials request it during the movement of the articles. In addition, it is recommended that individuals maintain a copy of the signed checklist for at least 5 years. E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices The information collection activity for the completion of PPQ Form 305 was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under control number 0579–0104. However, when comparing the regulations with the information collection activity, we found that the self-inspection checklist was omitted from previous information collections. By adding this information collection activity, there will be an increase in the estimate of burden from 0.17 hours to 0.999 hours and an increase in the estimated annual number of respondents from 120 to 200,000. The estimated annual number of responses and the estimated total annual burden on respondents have also increased from 240 and 41 hours to 200,240 and 200,041 hours, respectively. In addition, we have revised the name of this collection to reflect the addition of the selfinspection checklist. 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 0.999 hours per response. Respondents: Qualified certified applicators or other individuals who complete the self-inspection checklist, and State cooperators. Estimated annual number of respondents: 200,000. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.0012. Estimated annual number of responses: 200,240. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 200,041 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 12th day of May 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–11273 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0025] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Information Technology Account Management Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: New 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 (APHIS’) intention to request approval of a new information collection for information technology account management to ensure the security of APHIS systems from unauthorized access. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 15, 2014. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0025. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0025, 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-2014-0025 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: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28475 For information on information technology account management, contact Mr. Rajiv Sharma, ISSPM, ITD, ISB, MRPBS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 102, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2551. 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: Information Technology Account Management. OMB Control Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Abstract: The Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 requires implementation of account management using the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) criteria and guidelines to protect Federal systems from unauthorized access by employees, contractors, and cooperators who may or may not be paid by the Federal Government. In accordance with the NIST Special Publication 800–53 (Revision 3) titled ‘‘Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations,’’ account management control has two key requirements. These requirements are agency approval of requests for establishing accounts and regular review of these accounts by the agency. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) collects and maintains information to meet the NIST requirements, and within APHIS, the authority to meet these requirements has been delegated to information technology system owners and/or system administrators. Information that is required to meet the NIST requirements includes the name of the person requesting access; access privileges or type of access needed (read, write, and/or edit); the name of the person’s organization or company, if applicable; the contact information of the person requesting access, such as work telephone number and work email address; equipment or device type, such as personal computer or laptop, if nonAPHIS equipment or device is used; the equipment operating system; installed antivirus and antispyware software; and the date access requests are approved. This information is collected using information collection activities, including APHIS Form 513 or digital equivalent (APHIS User Account Control Form), APHIS Form 514 or digital equivalent (APHIS Data Center Access Control Form), and APHIS Form FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0019]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and 
Checklist

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 gypsy moth program.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0019.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0019, 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-
0019 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 gypsy moth 
program, contact Mr. Paul Chaloux, National Policy Manager, PHP, PPQ, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2064. 
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: Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet and Checklist.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0104.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), either independently or in 
cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations or 
measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard 
the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not widely 
distributed throughout the United States. The USDA's Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the delegated authority to carry 
out this mission.
    As part of the mission, APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine 
(PPQ) program engages in detection surveys to monitor for the presence 
of, among other things, the European gypsy moth and the Asian gypsy 
moth. The European gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests of 
fruit and ornamental trees as well as hardwood forests. First 
introduced into the United States in Medford, MA, in 1869, the European 
gypsy moth has gradually spread to infest the entire northeastern 
portion of the country. The gypsy moth regulations can be found in 7 
CFR 301.45 through 301.45-12.
    Heavily infested European gypsy moth areas are inundated with 
actively crawling larvae that cover trees, fences, vehicles, and houses 
during their search for food. Entire areas may be stripped of all 
foliage, often resulting in heavy damage to trees. The damage can have 
long-lasting effects, depriving wildlife of food and shelter, and 
severely limiting the recreational value of forested areas.
    The Asian gypsy moth is an exotic strain of gypsy moth that is 
closely related to the European variety already established in the 
United States. While the Asian gypsy moth has been introduced into the 
United States on several occasions, it is currently not established in 
the United States. However, due to behavioral differences, the Asian 
gypsy moth is considered to pose an even greater threat to trees and 
forested areas than the European gypsy moth.
    Unlike the flightless European gypsy moth female adult, the Asian 
gypsy moth female adult is capable of strong directed flight between 
mating and egg deposition, significantly increasing its ability to 
spread over a much greater area and become widely established within a 
short time. In addition, Asian gypsy moth larvae feed on a much wider 
variety of hosts, allowing them to exploit more areas and cause more 
damage than the European gypsy moth.
    To determine the presence and extent of a European gypsy moth or an 
Asian gypsy moth infestation, APHIS sets traps in high-risk areas to 
collect specimens. Once an infestation is identified, control and 
eradication work (usually involving State cooperation) is initiated to 
eliminate the moths.
    APHIS personnel, with assistance from State agriculture personnel, 
check traps for the presence of gypsy moths. If a suspicious moth is 
found in the trap, it is sent to APHIS laboratories at the Otis Methods 
Development Center in Massachusetts so that it can be correctly 
identified through DNA analysis. DNA analysis is the only way to 
accurately identify these insects because the European gypsy moth and 
the Asian gypsy moth are strains of the same species, and they cannot 
be visually distinguished from each other.
    The PPQ or State employee submitting the moth for analysis must 
complete a gypsy moth identification worksheet (PPQ Form 305), which 
accompanies the insect to the laboratory. The worksheet enables Federal 
and State regulatory officials to identify and track specific specimens 
through the DNA identification tests that are conducted. In addition, 
the information provided by the gypsy moth identification worksheets is 
vital to APHIS' ability to monitor, detect, and eradicate gypsy moth 
infestations.
    The gypsy moth regulations (Sec.  301.45-4(a)) also require the 
inspection of outdoor household articles that are to be moved from a 
gypsy moth quarantined area to a non-quarantined area to ensure that 
they are free of all life stages of gypsy moth. Individuals may use a 
self-inspection checklist that can be found in the USDA-APHIS Program 
Aid Number 2147, ``It's the Law; Before Moving, Check For Gypsy Moth.'' 
These inspections can also be performed by a qualified certified 
applicator. The completed checklist must be signed by the person who 
performed the inspection and must be kept in the vehicle used to move 
the outdoor household articles in the event that USDA or State 
officials request it during the movement of the articles. In addition, 
it is recommended that individuals maintain a copy of the signed 
checklist for at least 5 years.

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    The information collection activity for the completion of PPQ Form 
305 was previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) under control number 0579-0104. However, when comparing the 
regulations with the information collection activity, we found that the 
self-inspection checklist was omitted from previous information 
collections. By adding this information collection activity, there will 
be an increase in the estimate of burden from 0.17 hours to 0.999 hours 
and an increase in the estimated annual number of respondents from 120 
to 200,000. The estimated annual number of responses and the estimated 
total annual burden on respondents have also increased from 240 and 41 
hours to 200,240 and 200,041 hours, respectively. In addition, we have 
revised the name of this collection to reflect the addition of the 
self-inspection checklist.
    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 0.999 hours per response.
    Respondents: Qualified certified applicators or other individuals 
who complete the self-inspection checklist, and State cooperators.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 200,000.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.0012.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 200,240.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 200,041 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 12th day of May 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-11273 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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