Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada, 28476-28477 [2014-11277]

Download as PDF 28476 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 95 / Friday, May 16, 2014 / Notices EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 516 or digital equivalent (APHIS Remote Access Control Form). We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 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 0.0847 hours per response. Respondents: APHIS contractors, partners, and other stakeholders. Estimated annual number of respondents: 236. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 236. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 20 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. 2014–11272 Filed 5–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:00 May 15, 2014 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0035] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada 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 regulations for the importation of pine nursery stock and various pine products from Canada to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle into noninfested areas of the United States. 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-2014-0035. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0035, 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-2014-0035 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 regulations for the importation of pine nursery stock and various pine products from Canada, contact Mr. David Lamb, Senior 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 ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0257. Type of Request: Revision to and 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 plants for planting into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart—Plants for Planting’’ (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14). This subpart restricts, among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. In addition, APHIS regulates the importation of lumber and other wood articles as provided in ‘‘Subpart—Logs, Lumber, and Other Wood Articles’’ (7 CFR 319.40–1 through 319.40–11). This subpart lists requirements for the importation of various logs, lumber, and other unmanufactured wood products into the United States. Both subparts contain regulations that help prevent the introduction and spread of pine shoot beetle (Tomicuc piniperda), a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States and contain several information collection requirements, including phytosanitary certificates with an additional declaration, statements of origin and movement, and compliance agreements. These information collection requirements were previously approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0257, and under the title of ‘‘Pine Shoot Beetle; Host Material From Canada.’’ For clarity, we have revised the name of this collection to ‘‘Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada.’’ 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: E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1 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

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0035]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material 
From Canada

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 regulations for the 
importation of pine nursery stock and various pine products from Canada 
to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle into noninfested areas of 
the United States.

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-2014-0035.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0035, 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-
0035 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 regulations for 
the importation of pine nursery stock and various pine products from 
Canada, contact Mr. David Lamb, Senior 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 Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0257.
    Type of Request: Revision to and 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 plants for planting into 
the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in 
``Subpart--Plants for Planting'' (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37-14). This 
subpart restricts, among other things, the importation of living 
plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. In addition, APHIS 
regulates the importation of lumber and other wood articles as provided 
in ``Subpart--Logs, Lumber, and Other Wood Articles'' (7 CFR 319.40-1 
through 319.40-11). This subpart lists requirements for the importation 
of various logs, lumber, and other unmanufactured wood products into 
the United States. Both subparts contain regulations that help prevent 
the introduction and spread of pine shoot beetle (Tomicuc piniperda), a 
pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States and 
contain several information collection requirements, including 
phytosanitary certificates with an additional declaration, statements 
of origin and movement, and compliance agreements.
    These information collection requirements were previously approved 
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 
0579-0257, and under the title of ``Pine Shoot Beetle; Host Material 
From Canada.'' For clarity, we have revised the name of this collection 
to ``Importation of Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada.''
    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:

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    (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.
[FR Doc. 2014-11277 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]
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