Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine 2015 Study, 38277-38278 [2014-15749]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 129 / Monday, July 7, 2014 / Notices technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.7 hours per response. Respondents: Flock owners, breeders, hatchery operators, table-egg producers, meat-type chicken and turkey slaughter plant workers, personnel at approved laboratories, and State personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 18,097. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.5. Estimated annual number of responses: 153,548. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 104,311 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. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0044, 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-2014-0044 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. [FR Doc. 2014–15751 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] For information on the Equine 2015 Study, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7207. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of June 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0044] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine 2015 Study Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 reinstatement of an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System’s Equine 2015 Study to support the equine industry in the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 5, 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-2014-0044. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jul 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine 2015 Study. OMB Control Number: 0579–0269. Type of Request: Reinstatement 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 is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock diseases and associated risk factors. NAHMS’ national studies are a collaborative industry and Government initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting national data on livestock health. Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38277 APHIS plans to conduct an Equine 2015 Study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. The purpose of this study is to: • Describe trends in equine care and health management for study years 1998, 2005, and 2015; • Estimate the occurrence of ownerreported lameness and describe practices associated with the management of lameness; • Describe health and management practices associated with important equine infectious diseases; • Describe animal health related costs of equine ownership; • Evaluate control practices for gastrointestinal parasites; • Evaluate horses for presence of ticks and describe tick-control practices used on equine operations; and • Collect equine sera along with equine demographic information in order to create a serum bank for future studies. The Equine 2015 Study will consist of on-farm questionnaires and a biological collection administered by National Agricultural Statistics Service enumerators and APHIS-designated data collectors. States are selected for participation based on the number of operations with equids and on the equid inventory. The goal is to include States that, combined, account for at least 70 percent of the operations and inventory in the United States. For each State, a weighted average of operations and inventory is calculated, with inventory weighted slightly higher. Generally, States with at least 2 percent of the U.S. total weighted average are selected to participate in the survey. States may also be included based on industry interest or for geographic representation. The information collected will be used to: • Direct future equine industry education; • Allow equine owners and managers to compare their health management practices and disease prevalence in their equids with national and regional estimates; • Identify research needs; • Describe trends in equine health and management over time; and • Provide baseline information to assist with policy development. 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: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1 38278 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 129 / Monday, July 7, 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, such as electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.906 hours per response. Respondents: Equine owners, equine farm managers, and equine trainers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 18,446. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 18,446. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 16,712 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 30th day of June 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–15749 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD Performance Review Board Membership Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Notice is given of the appointment of members to a performance review board for the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board). SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Jul 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David M. Capozzi, Executive Director, Access Board, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004–1111. Telephone (202) 272–0010. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 4314 (c) of Title 5, U.S.C., requires each agency to establish, in accordance with regulations, one or more Senior Executive Service (SES) performance review boards. The function of the boards is to review and evaluate the initial appraisal of senior executives’ performance and make recommendations to the appointing authority relative to the performance of these executives. Because of its small size, the Access Board has appointed SES career members from other federal agencies to serve on its performance review board. The members of the performance review board for the Access Board are: • Craig Luigart, Chief Information Officer, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs; • Georgia Coffey, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Veterans Affairs; • Rebecca Bond, Chief, Disability Rights Section, Department of Justice. David M. Capozzi, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2014–15779 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Reporting of Sea Turtle Entanglement in Fishing Gear and Marine Debris. OMB Control Number: 0648–0496. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 112. Average Hours per Response: Initial telephone calls and written reports, 1 hour each; follow-up interviews, 30 minutes. Burden Hours: 163. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sea turtles can become accidentally entangled in active or discarded fishing gear, marine debris, or other lines in the marine environment. These entanglements may prevent the recovery of endangered and threatened sea turtle populations. NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) established the Sea Turtle Disentanglement Network in response to the threat of entanglement, in particular in the vertical line of fixed gear fisheries. The Network’s goals are to increase reporting and to reduce sea turtle serious injury and mortality associated with these events. As there is limited to no observer coverage of pot gear fisheries, NMFS relies on the Network, the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the fishing industry, Federal, state, and local authorities, and the public for this information, which helps NMFS understand the threats to sea turtle populations in the Northeast Region (Maine to Virginia). Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. Dated: June 30, 2014. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–15684 Filed 7–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–861, A–580–850, A–570–879] Polyvinyl Alcohol From Japan, the Republic of Korea, and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from Japan, the Republic of Korea (Korea), and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\07JYN1.SGM 07JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 129 (Monday, July 7, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38277-38278]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15749]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0044]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine 2015 Study

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reinstatement 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 reinstatement of an information collection to 
support the National Animal Health Monitoring System's Equine 2015 
Study to support the equine industry in the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 5, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0044.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0044, 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-
0044 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 Equine 2015 
Study, contact Mr. Chris Quatrano, Industry Analyst, Centers for 
Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building 
B MS 2E7, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494-7207. 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: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine 2015 Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0269.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement 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 is authorized, among other things, to 
protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by 
preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases 
and pests of livestock and by eradicating such diseases from the United 
States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates 
the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects 
nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically 
sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock 
diseases and associated risk factors.
    NAHMS' national studies are a collaborative industry and Government 
initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and 
controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only agency responsible 
for collecting national data on livestock health. Participation in any 
NAHMS study is voluntary.
    APHIS plans to conduct an Equine 2015 Study as part of an ongoing 
series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. The purpose 
of this study is to:
     Describe trends in equine care and health management for 
study years 1998, 2005, and 2015;
     Estimate the occurrence of owner-reported lameness and 
describe practices associated with the management of lameness;
     Describe health and management practices associated with 
important equine infectious diseases;
     Describe animal health related costs of equine ownership;
     Evaluate control practices for gastrointestinal parasites;
     Evaluate horses for presence of ticks and describe tick-
control practices used on equine operations; and
     Collect equine sera along with equine demographic 
information in order to create a serum bank for future studies.
    The Equine 2015 Study will consist of on-farm questionnaires and a 
biological collection administered by National Agricultural Statistics 
Service enumerators and APHIS-designated data collectors. States are 
selected for participation based on the number of operations with 
equids and on the equid inventory. The goal is to include States that, 
combined, account for at least 70 percent of the operations and 
inventory in the United States. For each State, a weighted average of 
operations and inventory is calculated, with inventory weighted 
slightly higher. Generally, States with at least 2 percent of the U.S. 
total weighted average are selected to participate in the survey. 
States may also be included based on industry interest or for 
geographic representation.
    The information collected will be used to:
     Direct future equine industry education;
     Allow equine owners and managers to compare their health 
management practices and disease prevalence in their equids with 
national and regional estimates;
     Identify research needs;
     Describe trends in equine health and management over time; 
and
     Provide baseline information to assist with policy 
development.
    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:

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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, such as 
electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.906 hours per response.
    Respondents: Equine owners, equine farm managers, and equine 
trainers.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 18,446.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 18,446.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 16,712 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 30th day of June 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-15749 Filed 7-3-14; 8:45 am]
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