Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Eggplant from Israel, 45422 [2014-18529]

Download as PDF 45422 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 150 Tuesday, August 5, 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–2014–0065] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Eggplant from Israel 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 eggplant from Israel into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 6, 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-2014-0065. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0065, 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-2014-0065 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, mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:16 Aug 04, 2014 Jkt 232001 please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. For information on the importation of eggplant from Israel, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, Trade Director, PIM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2033. 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 Eggplant From Israel. OMB Control Number: 0579–0350. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, APHIS regulates the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–69). Section 319.56–49 of the regulations provides for the importation of eggplant from Israel into the continental United States under specified conditions intended to prevent the introduction of certain quarantine pests. These requirements include the use of information collection activities, such as trapping records, box labeling, approval (grower registration) and inspection of pest-exclusionary structures, and a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Israel with an additional declaration confirming that the eggplant has been produced in accordance with the regulations. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 1.0 hour per response. Respondents: Importers and growers of eggplant and the NPPO of Israel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.667. Estimated annual number of responses: 5. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5 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 July 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–18529 Filed 8–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0048] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 150 / Tuesday, August 5, 2014 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0065]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Eggplant from Israel

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 
eggplant from Israel into the continental United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 6, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0065.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0065, 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-
0065 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 importation of 
eggplant from Israel, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, Trade Director, PIM, 
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-
2033. 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 Eggplant From Israel.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0350.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, 
entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other 
articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United 
States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized 
by the PPA, APHIS regulates the importation of fruits and vegetables 
into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in 
``Subpart--Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-69).
    Section 319.56-49 of the regulations provides for the importation 
of eggplant from Israel into the continental United States under 
specified conditions intended to prevent the introduction of certain 
quarantine pests. These requirements include the use of information 
collection activities, such as trapping records, box labeling, approval 
(grower registration) and inspection of pest-exclusionary structures, 
and a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection 
organization (NPPO) of Israel with an additional declaration confirming 
that the eggplant has been produced in accordance with the regulations.
    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 1.0 hour per response.
    Respondents: Importers and growers of eggplant and the NPPO of 
Israel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.667.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 5.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5 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 July 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-18529 Filed 8-4-14; 8:45 am]
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