Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Meeting, 28477-28478 [2014-11275]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices (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 0.0402 hours per response. Respondents: Christmas tree industry, nursery industry, and the national plant protection organization of Canada. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,340. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,340. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 94 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. determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Officer, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 34, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3478. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (the Committee) for 2 years. The term for the renewed charter will extend from August 23, 2014, to August 22, 2016. The Committee advises the Secretary on strategies, policies, and programs to prevent, control, or eradicate animal diseases. The Committee considers agricultural initiatives of national scope and significance and advises on matters of public health, conservation of national resources, stability of livestock economies, livestock disease management and traceability strategies, prioritizing animal health imperatives, and other related aspects of agriculture. The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected by the Committee from among its members. Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2014. Malcolm A. Shorter, Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. 2014–11271 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0031] [FR Doc. 2014–11277 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Meeting BILLING CODE 3410–34–P AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0030] EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Intent To Renew Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the charter for the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health for a 2-year period. The Secretary has SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 This is a notice to inform the public of an upcoming meeting of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health. The meeting is being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to discuss matters of animal health. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 18 and 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Officer, SUMMARY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28477 VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 34, Riverdale, MD 20737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters of animal health, including means to prevent, conduct surveillance on, monitor, control, or eradicate animal diseases of national importance. In doing so, the Committee will consider public health, conservation of natural resources, and the stability of livestock economies. Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include: • United States and U.S. Department of Agriculture antimicrobial resistance efforts. • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) nonregulatory approaches. • Filling gaps in foreign animal disease (FAD)/emerging pathogen preparedness. • Emergency management and assessing foot-and-mouth disease preparedness. • Animal disease traceability followup: Progress and challenges with implementation. • Trade/regionalization review of the United States and Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) bilateral recognition of zoning for FADs (RCC Action Plan and the FAD zoning work plan). APHIS, which is organizing the meeting, asks that those planning to attend the meeting inform APHIS by registering in advance. To register, visit the Committee’s Web site at http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/ sacah/ and click on ‘‘Register for a Meeting.’’ Attendees should be prepared to provide picture identification and sign the visitor log at the lobby concierge before proceeding to the United States Access Board conference room. Persons attending meetings at the Access Board are asked to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances (see http://www.accessboard.gov/the-board/policies/fragrancefree-environment for more information). Other Public Participation Members of the public may also join the meeting via teleconference in ‘‘listen-only’’ mode. Participants who wish to listen in on the teleconference may do so by dialing 1–800–619–4303, followed by a public passcode, 9564942. This notice of the meeting agenda is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 28478 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–11275 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0012] Notice of Request for an Extension of Approval of an Information Collection: Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by the Food Safety and Inspection Service. The Office of Management and Budget prepared and published the first notice for comments on the original information collection. DATES: June 16, 2014. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Room Manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8–163B, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E. Street SW., Room 8–163B, Washington, DC 20250–3700 Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2014–0012. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E. Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6067, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202)690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. Abstract: The proposed information collection activity provides a means for the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) to garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Agency’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback, we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions but not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences, and expectations; provide an early warning of issues with service; or focus attention on areas where communication, training, or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. This collection will allow for ongoing, collaborative, and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. The solicitation of feedback will target areas such as: Timeliness, appropriateness, accuracy of information, courtesy, efficiency of service delivery, and resolution of issues with service delivery. Responses will be assessed to plan and inform efforts to improve or maintain the quality of service offered to the public. If this information is not collected, vital feedback from customers and stakeholders on the Agency’s services will be unavailable. FSIS will only submit a collection for approval under this generic clearance if it meets the following conditions: • The collection is voluntary; • The collection is low-burden for respondents (based on considerations of total burden hours, total number of PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents, or burden-hours per respondent) and is low-cost for both the respondents and the Federal Government; • The collection is non-controversial and does not raise issues of concern to other Federal agencies; • The collection is targeted to the solicitation of opinions from respondents who have experience with the program or may have experience with the program in the near future; • Personally identifiable information (PII) is collected only to the extent necessary and is not retained; • Information gathered is intended to be used only internally for general service improvement and program management purposes and is not intended for release outside of FSIS (if released, FSIS must indicate the qualitative nature of the information); • Information gathered will not be used for the purpose of substantially informing influential policy decisions; and • Information gathered will yield qualitative information; the collection will not be designed or expected to yield statistically reliable results or used as though the results are generalizable to the population of study. Feedback collected under this generic clearance provides useful information, 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. 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. FSIS currently has approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for this information collection. This approval is for 2,700 burden hours, based on our initial request to OMB in April 2011. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 3 years. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.25 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and households; businesses and organizations; State, local, or Tribal government. E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 95 (Friday, May 16, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28477-28478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-11275]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0031]


Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Meeting

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice to inform the public of an upcoming meeting 
of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. The meeting is 
being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to 
discuss matters of animal health.

DATES: The meeting will be held on June 18 and 19, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the United States Access Board 
Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal 
Officer, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 34, Riverdale, MD 20737.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal 
Health (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters 
of animal health, including means to prevent, conduct surveillance on, 
monitor, control, or eradicate animal diseases of national importance. 
In doing so, the Committee will consider public health, conservation of 
natural resources, and the stability of livestock economies.
    Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include:
     United States and U.S. Department of Agriculture 
antimicrobial resistance efforts.
     Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
nonregulatory approaches.
     Filling gaps in foreign animal disease (FAD)/emerging 
pathogen preparedness.
     Emergency management and assessing foot-and-mouth disease 
preparedness.
     Animal disease traceability follow-up: Progress and 
challenges with implementation.
     Trade/regionalization review of the United States and 
Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC) bilateral recognition of 
zoning for FADs (RCC Action Plan and the FAD zoning work plan).
    APHIS, which is organizing the meeting, asks that those planning to 
attend the meeting inform APHIS by registering in advance. To register, 
visit the Committee's Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/sacah/ and click on ``Register for a Meeting.'' Attendees 
should be prepared to provide picture identification and sign the 
visitor log at the lobby concierge before proceeding to the United 
States Access Board conference room. Persons attending meetings at the 
Access Board are asked to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and 
other fragrances (see http://www.access-board.gov/the-board/policies/fragrance-free-environment for more information).

Other Public Participation

    Members of the public may also join the meeting via teleconference 
in ``listen-only'' mode. Participants who wish to listen in on the 
teleconference may do so by dialing 1-800-619-4303, followed by a 
public passcode, 9564942.
    This notice of the meeting agenda is given pursuant to section 10 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).


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    Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-11275 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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