Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter, 44001-44002 [2014-17884]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: Research Education Extension Project Online Reporting Tool (REEport). OMB Control Number: 0524–New. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) administer several competitive, peer-reviewed research, education, and extension programs, under which awards of high-priority are made. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (Pub. L. 107–293, 2002) and other legislative authorities. NIFA also administers several formula funded research programs. The programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a–582a– 7) (McIntire-Stennis Act); the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a–i) (Hatch Act); Section 1445 of Public Law 95–113, the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3222) (Pub. L. No. 95–113); Section 1433 of Subtitle E (Sections 1429–1439); Title XIV of Public Law 95–113, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3191–3201) (Pub. L. No. 95–113); the Smith-Lever Act; and the Renewable Resources Extension Act. Each formula funded program is also subject to requirements, which were revised in March 2000, and set forth in the Administrative Manual for the McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the Hatch Research Program, the Administrative Manual for the EvansAllen Cooperative Agricultural Research Program, and the Administrative Manual for the Continuing Animal Health and Disease Research Program. NIFA is developing administrative regulations for the formula funded programs it administers. NIFA plans to deploy REEport as NIFA’s singular nonformula (including competitive grants) and formula grant project reporting system, building on and replacing the existing Current Research Information System (CRIS) Web forms system. Need and Use of the Information: The collection of information is necessary in order to provide descriptive information VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 regarding individual research, education, and integrated activities, to document expenditures and staff support for the activities, and to monitor the progress and impact of such activities. The information is collected primarily via the Internet through a Web site that may be accessed via the NIFS Reporting Portal. The information provided helps users to keep abreast of the latest developments in utilization in specific target areas, plan for future activities; plan for resource allocation to research and education programs; avoid costly duplication of effort; aid in coordination of research and education efforts addressing similar problems in different location; and aid researchers and project directors in establishing valuable contacts with the agricultural community. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,235. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 60,249. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–17766 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0016] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter 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 commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44001 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0016. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0016, 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-2014-0016 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 commercial transportation of equines for slaughter, contact Dr. Rory Carolan, Equine Specialist, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3558. 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: Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0579–0332. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (‘‘the Farm Bill’’), Congress gave responsibility to the Secretary of Agriculture to regulate the commercial transportation within the United States of equines for slaughter. Sections 901– 905 of the Farm Bill (7 U.S.C. 1901 note) authorized the Secretary to issue guidelines for the regulation of commercial transportation of equines for slaughter by persons regularly engaged in that activity within the United States. As a result of that authority, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established regulations in 9 CFR part 88, ‘‘Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter.’’ The minimum standards cover, among other things, the food, water, and rest provided to such equines prior to transportation. The regulations also require the owner/shipper of the E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44002 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 145 / Tuesday, July 29, 2014 / Notices equines to take certain actions in loading and transporting the equines and to certify that the commercial transportation meets certain requirements. In addition, the regulations prohibit the commercial transportation for slaughter of equines considered to be unfit for travel, the use of electric prods on such animals in commercial transportation for slaughter, and the use of double-deck trailers for commercial transportation of equines for slaughter. These regulations require information collection activities, including a USDA– APHIS Owner/Shipper Certificate Fitness to Travel to a Slaughter Facility Form/Continuation Sheet (Veterinary Services-VS Forms 10–13/10–13A), maintaining copies of the signed VS Forms 10–13/10–13A, and the collection of business information from any individual or other entity found to be transporting horses for slaughter. This notice includes the information collection requirements currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the commercial transportation of equines for slaughter under OMB control numbers 0579–0332 and 0579–0160. These collection activities are collecting the same information; therefore, we are combining them. As a result, we have adjusted the values in the burden summary to reflect the values listed in the most recent renewal of OMB control number 0579–0160. After OMB approves and combines the burden for both collections under one collection (0579–0332), the USDA will retire OMB control number 0579–0160. 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: (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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:02 Jul 28, 2014 Jkt 232001 technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.7483 hours per response. Respondents: Owners and shippers of slaughter horses, owners or operators of slaughtering facilities, and drivers of the transport vehicles. Estimated annual number of respondents: 300. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 43.666. Estimated annual number of responses: 13,100. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9,803 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 23rd day of July 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–17884 Filed 7–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Renewing Order Temporarily Denying Export Privileges Mahan Airways, Mahan Tower, No. 21, Azadegan St., M.A. Jenah Exp. Way, Tehran, Iran Gatewick LLC, a/k/a Gatewick Freight & Cargo Services, a/k/a/Gatewick Aviation Services, G#22 Dubai Airport Free Zone, P.O. Box 393754, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and P.O. Box 52404, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and, Mohamed Abdulla Alqaz Building, Al Maktoum Street, Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard, a/k/a Kosarian Fard, P.O. Box 52404, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Mahmoud Amini, G#22 Dubai Airport Free Zone, P.O. Box 393754, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and P.O. Box 52404, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Mohamed Abdulla Alqaz Building, Al Maktoum Street, Al Rigga, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Kerman Aviation, a/k/a GIE Kerman Aviation, 42 Avenue Montaigne 75008, Paris, France Sirjanco Trading LLC, P.O. Box 8709, Dubai, United Arab Emirates PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ali Eslamian, 4th Floor, 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G0PW, United Kingdom, and 2 Bentinck Close, Prince Albert Road St. Johns Wood, London NW87RY, United Kingdom Mahan Air General Trading LLC, 19th Floor Al Moosa Tower One, Sheik Zayed Road, Dubai 40594, United Arab Emirates Skyco (UK) Ltd., 4th Floor, 33 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0PV, United Kingdom Equipco (UK) Ltd., 2 Bentinck Close, Prince Albert Road, London, NW8 7RY, United Kingdom Mehdi Bahrami, Mahan AirwaysIstanbul Office, Cumhuriye Cad. Sibil Apt No: 101 D:6, 34374 Emadad, Sisli Istanbul, Turkey Pursuant to Section 766.24 of the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR Parts 730–774 (2014) (‘‘EAR’’ or the ‘‘Regulations’’), I hereby grant the request of the Office of Export Enforcement (‘‘OEE’’) to renew the January 24, 2014 Order Temporarily Denying the Export Privileges of Mahan Airways, Gatewick LLC, Pejman Mahmood Kosarayanifard, Mahmoud Amini, Kerman Aviation, Sirjanco Trading LLC, Ali Eslamian, Mahan Air General Trading LLC, Skyco (UK) Ltd., Equipco (UK) Ltd., and Mehdi Bahrami.1 I find that renewal of the Temporary Denial Order (‘‘TDO’’) is necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the EAR. I. Procedural History On March 17, 2008, Darryl W. Jackson, the then-Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement (‘‘Assistant Secretary’’), signed a TDO denying Mahan Airways’ export privileges for a period of 180 days on the grounds that its issuance was necessary in the public interest to prevent an imminent violation of the Regulations. The TDO also named as denied persons Blue Airways, of Yerevan, Armenia (‘‘Blue Airways of Armenia’’), as well as the ‘‘Balli Group Respondents,’’ namely, Balli Group PLC, Balli Aviation, Balli Holdings, Vahid Alaghband, Hassan Alaghband, Blue Sky One Ltd., Blue Sky Two Ltd., Blue Sky Three Ltd., Blue Sky Four Ltd., Blue Sky Five Ltd., and Blue Sky Six Ltd., all of the United Kingdom. The TDO was issued ex parte pursuant to Section 766.24(a), and went into effect on March 21, 2008, the date it was published in the Federal Register. The TDO subsequently has been renewed in accordance with Section 766.24(d), including most recently on 1 See E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM note 3, infra. 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 145 (Tuesday, July 29, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-17884]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0016]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Commercial Transportation of Equines for 
Slaughter

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 
commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0016.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0016, 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-
0016 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 commercial transportation of equines for slaughter, contact Dr. 
Rory Carolan, Equine Specialist, Surveillance, Preparedness, and 
Response Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 851-3558. 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: Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0332.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996 (``the Farm Bill''), Congress gave responsibility to the 
Secretary of Agriculture to regulate the commercial transportation 
within the United States of equines for slaughter. Sections 901-905 of 
the Farm Bill (7 U.S.C. 1901 note) authorized the Secretary to issue 
guidelines for the regulation of commercial transportation of equines 
for slaughter by persons regularly engaged in that activity within the 
United States. As a result of that authority, the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
established regulations in 9 CFR part 88, ``Commercial Transportation 
of Equines for Slaughter.''
    The minimum standards cover, among other things, the food, water, 
and rest provided to such equines prior to transportation. The 
regulations also require the owner/shipper of the

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equines to take certain actions in loading and transporting the equines 
and to certify that the commercial transportation meets certain 
requirements. In addition, the regulations prohibit the commercial 
transportation for slaughter of equines considered to be unfit for 
travel, the use of electric prods on such animals in commercial 
transportation for slaughter, and the use of double-deck trailers for 
commercial transportation of equines for slaughter.
    These regulations require information collection activities, 
including a USDA-APHIS Owner/Shipper Certificate Fitness to Travel to a 
Slaughter Facility Form/Continuation Sheet (Veterinary Services-VS 
Forms 10-13/10-13A), maintaining copies of the signed VS Forms 10-13/
10-13A, and the collection of business information from any individual 
or other entity found to be transporting horses for slaughter.
    This notice includes the information collection requirements 
currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the 
commercial transportation of equines for slaughter under OMB control 
numbers 0579-0332 and 0579-0160. These collection activities are 
collecting the same information; therefore, we are combining them. As a 
result, we have adjusted the values in the burden summary to reflect 
the values listed in the most recent renewal of OMB control number 
0579-0160. After OMB approves and combines the burden for both 
collections under one collection (0579-0332), the USDA will retire OMB 
control number 0579-0160.
    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:
    (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 0.7483 hours per response.
    Respondents: Owners and shippers of slaughter horses, owners or 
operators of slaughtering facilities, and drivers of the transport 
vehicles.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 300.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 43.666.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 13,100.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9,803 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 23rd day of July 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-17884 Filed 7-28-14; 8:45 am]
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