Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Used Farm Equipment From Regions Affected With Foot-and-Mouth Disease, 37711-37712 [2014-15494]

Download as PDF 37711 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 127 Wednesday, July 2, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0026] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Used Farm Equipment From Regions Affected With Foot-andMouth Disease 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 importation of used farm equipment into the United States from regions affected with foot-and-mouth disease. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 2, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2014-0026. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0026, 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-2014-0026 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 used farm equipment from regions affected with foot-andmouth disease, contact Dr. Tracye Hernandez-Bynum, Senior Staff Veterinarian, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (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 Used Farm Equipment From Regions Affected With Foot-and-Mouth Disease. OMB Control Number: 0579–0195. 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation of animals, animal products, and other articles into the United States to prevent the introduction of animal diseases and pests. The regulations for the importation of animals, animal products, and other articles into the United States are contained in 9 CFR parts 92 through 98. In part 94, § 94.1(c) prohibits the importation of used farm equipment into the United States from regions where APHIS considers foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) or rinderpest to exist unless the equipment has been steamcleaned prior to export to the United States so that it is free of exposed dirt and other particulate matter. Such equipment must be accompanied by an original certificate, signed by an authorized official of the national animal health service of the exporting region, stating that the farm equipment after its last use and prior to export, was steam-cleaned free of all exposed dirt and other particulate matter. Since the last approval of this activity by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), APHIS has declared additional regions as free of FMD, which means that these regions are no PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 longer subject to the requirements in § 94.1(c). As a result, there is a decrease in the estimated annual number of respondents from 150 to 91, and a decrease in the estimated annual number of responses from 1,000 to 910. In addition, the estimated total annual burden on respondents has decreased from 200 hours to 182 hours. We are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection activity 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 0.20 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of used farm equipment and foreign animal health officials in FMD-affected regions. Estimated annual number of respondents: 91. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10. Estimated annual number of responses: 910. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 182 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. E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 37712 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 2, 2014 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 26th day of June 2014. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15494 Filed 7–1–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Forest Service Information Collection; Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program; Appeal Procedures on Recomputation of Shares Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with no revision of a currently approved information collection, Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program; Appeal Procedures on Recomputation of Shares. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before September 2, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Sharon Nygaard-Scott, Forest Management Staff, Mail Stop 1103, Forest Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (703) 605–1575, or by email to wosbaprocess@fs.fed.us. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites and upon request. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. The public may inspect the draft supporting statement and/or comments received at Forest Service, USDA, Forest Management Office, Third Floor SW Wing, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Jul 01, 2014 Jkt 232001 DC, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (202) 205–1766 to facilitate entry to the building. The public may request an electronic copy of the draft supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return email. Requests should be emailed to wosbaprocess@fs.fed.us. Sharon Nygaard-Scott, Forest Management Staff, by phone (202) 205– 1766 or by email at wosbaprocess@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Small Business Timber Sale SetAside Program; Appeal Procedures on Recomputation of Shares. OMB Number: 0596–0141. Expiration Date of Approval: 12/31/ 2014. Type of Request: Extension without change of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Forest Service adopted the Small Business Timber Sale SetAside Program on July 26, 1990 (55 FR 30485). The Agency administers the program in cooperation with the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the authorities of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631), the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and SBA regulations in 13 CFR part 121. The program is designed to ensure that small business timber purchasers have the opportunity to purchase a fair proportion of National Forest System timber offered for sale. Under the program, the Forest Service must recompute the shares of timber sales to be set aside for qualifying small businesses every 5 years based on the actual volume of sawtimber that has been purchased by small businesses. Additionally, shares must be recomputed if there is a change in manufacturing capability, if the purchaser size class changes, or if certain purchasers discontinue operations. In 1992, the Agency adopted new administrative appeal procedures (36 CFR part 215), which excluded the Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program. Prior to adoption of 36 CFR part 215, the Agency had accepted appeals of recomputation decisions under 36 CFR part 217; and therefore decided to establish procedures for providing notice to affected purchasers offering an opportunity to comment on the recomputation of shares (61 FR PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7468). The Conference Report accompanying the 1997 Omnibus Appropriation Act (Pub. L. 104–208) directed the Forest Service to reinstate an appeals process for decisions concerning recomputation of Small Business Set-Aside shares, structural recomputations of SBA shares, or changes in policies impacting the Small Business Timber Sale Set-Aside Program prior to December 31, 1996. The Small Business Timber Sale SetAside Program; Appeal Procedures on Recomputation of Shares (36 CFR 223:118; 64 FR 411, January 5, 1999) outlines the types of decisions that are subject to appeal, who may appeal decisions, the procedures for appeal decisions, the timelines for appeal, and the contents of the notice of appeal. The Forest Service provides qualifying timber sale purchasers 30days for predecisional review and comment on draft decisions to reallocate shares, including the data used in making the proposed recomputation decision. Within 15 days after the close of the 30-day predecisional review period, an Agency official makes a decision on the shares to be set aside for small businesses and gives written notice of the decision to all parties on the national forest timber sale bidders list for the affected area. The written notice provides the date by which the appeal may be filed and how to obtain information on appeal procedures. Only those timber sale purchasers, or their representatives, affected by small business share timber sale set-aside recomputation decisions and who have submitted predecisional comments may appeal recomputation decisions. The appellant must file a notice of appeal with the appropriate Forest Service official within 20 days of the date of the notice of decision. The notice of appeal must include: 1. The appellant’s name, mailing address, and day time telephone number; 2. The title and date of the decision; 3. The name of the responsible Forest Service official; 4. A brief description and date of the decision being appealed; 5. A statement of how the appellant is adversely affected by the decision being appealed; 6. A statement of facts in dispute regarding the issue(s) raised by the appeal; 7. Specific references to law, regulation, or policy that the appellant believes have been violated (if any) and the basis for such an allegation; 8. A statement as to whether and how the appellant has tried to resolve the appeal issues with the appropriate E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 2, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0026]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Used Farm Equipment From Regions Affected 
With Foot-and-Mouth Disease

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 importation of used farm equipment into 
the United States from regions affected with foot-and-mouth disease.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 2, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0026.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0026, 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-
0026 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 used farm equipment from regions affected with foot-
and-mouth disease, contact Dr. Tracye Hernandez-Bynum, Senior Staff 
Veterinarian, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (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 Used Farm Equipment From Regions Affected 
With Foot-and-Mouth Disease.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0195.
    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 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit or restrict the importation of animals, animal 
products, and other articles into the United States to prevent the 
introduction of animal diseases and pests. The regulations for the 
importation of animals, animal products, and other articles into the 
United States are contained in 9 CFR parts 92 through 98.
    In part 94, Sec.  94.1(c) prohibits the importation of used farm 
equipment into the United States from regions where APHIS considers 
foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) or rinderpest to exist unless the 
equipment has been steam-cleaned prior to export to the United States 
so that it is free of exposed dirt and other particulate matter. Such 
equipment must be accompanied by an original certificate, signed by an 
authorized official of the national animal health service of the 
exporting region, stating that the farm equipment after its last use 
and prior to export, was steam-cleaned free of all exposed dirt and 
other particulate matter.
    Since the last approval of this activity by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), APHIS has declared additional regions as 
free of FMD, which means that these regions are no longer subject to 
the requirements in Sec.  94.1(c). As a result, there is a decrease in 
the estimated annual number of respondents from 150 to 91, and a 
decrease in the estimated annual number of responses from 1,000 to 910. 
In addition, the estimated total annual burden on respondents has 
decreased from 200 hours to 182 hours.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of this information collection 
activity 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 0.20 hours per response.
    Respondents: Exporters of used farm equipment and foreign animal 
health officials in FMD-affected regions.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 91.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 910.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 182 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.


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    Done in Washington, DC, this 26th day of June 2014.
Michael C. Gregoire,
 Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-15494 Filed 7-1-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P