Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico, 34487-34488 [2014-14098]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0040. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0040, 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-2014-0040 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 U.S. origin health certificate template, contact Dr. Courtney Bronner Williams, Senior Staff Veterinarian, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3357. 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: U.S. Origin Health Certificate Template. OMB Control Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new 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 has the authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock and poultry. APHIS may also prohibit or restrict the importation or export of any animal to prevent the spread of livestock or poultry pests or diseases. The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. Within APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS) maintains information regarding the import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States, as most countries require a certification that our animals are free from specific diseases and show no clinical evidence of disease. Knowledge tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 of these import health requirements allows exporters to determine whether their animals meet the health requirements of the destination countries and promotes disease prevention, which is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing our country’s ability to compete in the world market of animal and animal product trade. Exporters currently use several forms approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to certify that their animals meet the certification requirements of other countries. However, to expedite the process, VS has developed an adaptable electronic export health certificate template for use by exporters and trading partners for the export certification of animals. This new template has the potential to replace other paper-based forms associated with the export certification of animals. We are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection activity 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 0.5 hours per response. Respondents: Live animal owners and exporters, accredited veterinarians, and animal health officials of the countries of destination. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,849. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 24. Estimated annual number of responses: 44,376. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 22,188 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 34487 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 11th day of June 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–14117 Filed 6–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0046] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico 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 poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 18, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0046. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0046, 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-2014-0046 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 34488 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 116 / Tuesday, June 17, 2014 / Notices help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico, contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinary Medical Officer, National Import Export Services, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851– 3300. 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 Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0579–0144. 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 United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of animal diseases and pests. To fulfill this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. The regulations are contained in title 9, chapter I, subchapter D, parts 91 through 99, of the Code of Federal Regulations. The regulations in part 94, among other things, restrict the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Mexico and other regions of the world where Newcastle disease has been determined to exist. The regulations allow the importation of poultry meat and poultry products from the Mexican States of Sinaloa and Sonora under conditions that protect against the introduction of Newcastle disease into the United States. To ensure that these items are safe for importation, we require that certain data appear on the foreign meat inspection certificate that accompanies the poultry meat or other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora. We also require that serially numbered seals be applied to containers carrying the poultry meat or other poultry products. Since the last approval of these collection activities, shipments of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora to the United States have increased. As a result of the increase in shipments, the estimated VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:43 Jun 16, 2014 Jkt 232001 annual number of respondents has increased from 280 to 386, and the estimated annual total burden has accordingly increased from 280 hours to 386 hours. We are asking 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 1 hour per response. Respondents: Federal animal health authorities in Mexico and exporters of poultry meat and other poultry products from Mexico to the United States. Estimated annual number of respondents: 386. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 386. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 386 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 11th day of June 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 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The publicly-releasable transcript will be available for download at www.bbg.gov within 21 days of the date of the meeting. Information regarding member votes to close the meeting and expected attendees can also be found on the Agency’s public Web site. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Oanh Tran at (202) 203–4545. DATE AND TIME: Oanh Tran, Director of Board Operations. [FR Doc. 2014–14065 Filed 6–13–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Office of the Secretary [Docket No. 140602474–4474–01] Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Council). 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0046]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From 
Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico

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 regulations for the importation of 
poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora, 
Mexico.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 18, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0046.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0046, 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-
0046 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

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help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for 
the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa 
and Sonora, Mexico, contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinary 
Medical Officer, National Import Export Services, 4700 River Road Unit 
40, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3300. 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 Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From 
Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0144.
    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 
United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit the importation and interstate movement of animals 
and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination 
within the United States of animal diseases and pests. To fulfill this 
mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products 
into the United States. The regulations are contained in title 9, 
chapter I, subchapter D, parts 91 through 99, of the Code of Federal 
Regulations.
    The regulations in part 94, among other things, restrict the 
importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Mexico and 
other regions of the world where Newcastle disease has been determined 
to exist. The regulations allow the importation of poultry meat and 
poultry products from the Mexican States of Sinaloa and Sonora under 
conditions that protect against the introduction of Newcastle disease 
into the United States.
    To ensure that these items are safe for importation, we require 
that certain data appear on the foreign meat inspection certificate 
that accompanies the poultry meat or other poultry products from 
Sinaloa and Sonora. We also require that serially numbered seals be 
applied to containers carrying the poultry meat or other poultry 
products.
    Since the last approval of these collection activities, shipments 
of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora to 
the United States have increased. As a result of the increase in 
shipments, the estimated annual number of respondents has increased 
from 280 to 386, and the estimated annual total burden has accordingly 
increased from 280 hours to 386 hours.
    We are asking 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 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Federal animal health authorities in Mexico and 
exporters of poultry meat and other poultry products from Mexico to the 
United States.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 386.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 386.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 386 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 11th day of June 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-14098 Filed 6-16-14; 8:45 am]
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