Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis, 32529 [2014-13009]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 108 / Thursday, June 5, 2014 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0038] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis 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 category of plants for planting that are not authorized for importation pending pest risk analysis. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 4, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0038. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0038 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-2014-0038 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 category of plants for planting not authorized for importation pending pest risk analysis, contact Dr. Alan V. Tasker, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPIP, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851– 2224. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2283. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:59 Jun 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 Title: Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis. OMB Control Number: 0579–0380. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to take such actions as may be necessary to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and noxious weeds within the United States. The Secretary has delegated this authority to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). The regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart–Plants for Planting’’ (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14) prohibit or restrict, among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. These regulations are intended to ensure that imported plants for planting do not serve as a host for plant pests, such as insects or pathogens, that can cause damage to U.S. agricultural and environmental resources. In accordance with § 319.37–2a, the importation of certain taxa of plants for planting poses a risk of introducing quarantine pests into the United States. Therefore, the importation of these taxa is not authorized pending the completion of a pest risk analysis, except as provided in the regulations. Requests to remove a taxon from the category of plants for planting whose importation is not authorized pending the completion of a pest risk analysis must be made in accordance with § 319.5. The submission of requests contains information collection activities, including information about the party making the request, information about the commodity proposed for importation into the United States, shipping information, a description of the pests and diseases associated with the commodity, current practices for risk mitigation or management, and any additional information listed in § 319.5 that may be necessary for APHIS to complete a pest risk analysis. 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 affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 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Estimated annual number of respondents: 5. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 5. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 28 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 29th day of May 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–13009 Filed 6–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Uinta-Wasatch Cache Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting; correction. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0038]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for 
Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis

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 of an information 
collection associated with the category of plants for planting that are 
not authorized for importation pending pest risk analysis.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 4, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0038.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0038 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-
0038 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 category of 
plants for planting not authorized for importation pending pest risk 
analysis, contact Dr. Alan V. Tasker, Senior Regulatory Policy 
Specialist, PPIP, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, 
MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-2224. For copies of more detailed information 
on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2283.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for 
Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0380.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), 
the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to take such actions as may 
be necessary to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and 
noxious weeds within the United States. The Secretary has delegated 
this authority to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS).
    The regulations contained in ``Subpart-Plants for Planting'' (7 CFR 
319.37 through 319.37-14) prohibit or restrict, among other things, the 
importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. 
These regulations are intended to ensure that imported plants for 
planting do not serve as a host for plant pests, such as insects or 
pathogens, that can cause damage to U.S. agricultural and environmental 
resources.
    In accordance with Sec.  319.37-2a, the importation of certain taxa 
of plants for planting poses a risk of introducing quarantine pests 
into the United States. Therefore, the importation of these taxa is not 
authorized pending the completion of a pest risk analysis, except as 
provided in the regulations. Requests to remove a taxon from the 
category of plants for planting whose importation is not authorized 
pending the completion of a pest risk analysis must be made in 
accordance with Sec.  319.5. The submission of requests contains 
information collection activities, including information about the 
party making the request, information about the commodity proposed for 
importation into the United States, shipping information, a description 
of the pests and diseases associated with the commodity, current 
practices for risk mitigation or management, and any additional 
information listed in Sec.  319.5 that may be necessary for APHIS to 
complete a pest risk analysis.
    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 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 5.6 hours per response.
    Respondents: National plant protection organizations and importers 
of plants for planting into the United States.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 5.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 5.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 28 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 29th day of May 2014.
Kevin Shea,
 Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-13009 Filed 6-4-14; 8:45 am]
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