Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 49048 [2014-19640]

Download as PDF 49048 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 160 Tuesday, August 19, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES August 14, 2014. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by September 18, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Aug 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 number and the agency informs 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. Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet. OMB Control Number: 0579–0104. Summary Of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 – et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture either independently or in cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pest new to the United States or not widely distributed throughout the United States. The Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), a program within the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for implementing the intent of this Act, and does so through the enforcement of its Domestic Quarantine Regulations contained in Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 301. The European gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests of fruit and ornamental trees as well as hardwood forests. The Asian gypsy moth is an exotic strain of gypsy moth that is closely related to the European variety already established in the U.S. Due to significant behavioral differences, this strain is considered to pose an even greater threat to trees and forested areas. In order to determine the presence and extent of a European gypsy moth or an Asian gypsy moth infestation, APHIS sets traps in highrisk areas to collect specimens. Need And Use Of The Information: APHIS will collect information from the Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet, PPQ Form 305, to identify and track specific specimens that are sent to the Otis Development Center for identification tests based on DNA analysis. This information collected is vital to APHIS’ ability to monitor, detect, and eradicate gypsy moth infestations and the worksheet is completed only when traps are found to contain specimens. Information on the worksheet includes the name of the submitter, the submitter’s agency, the date collected, the trap number, the trap’s location (including the nearest PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 port of entry), the number of specimens in the trap, and the date the specimen was sent to the laboratory. APHIS will also use the Your Move Gypsy Moth Free Brochure-Program Aid No. 2147 to collect information on required inspection of outdoor household articles that are to be moved from a gypsy moth quarantined area to a non-quarantined area to ensure that they are free of all life stages of gypsy moth. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 200,120. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting; On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 216,600. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–19640 Filed 8–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Organic Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and questionnaire length. Response to this survey will be mandatory. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by October 20, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0249, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 14, 2014.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by 
September 18, 2014 will be considered. Written comments should be 
addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New 
Executive Office Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. 
Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: 
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
8958.
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs 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.

Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0104.
    Summary Of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701 - et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture either independently or 
in cooperation with the States, is authorized to carry out operations 
or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard 
the spread of plant pest new to the United States or not widely 
distributed throughout the United States. The Plant Protection and 
Quarantine (PPQ), a program within the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for implementing the intent 
of this Act, and does so through the enforcement of its Domestic 
Quarantine Regulations contained in Title 7 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations (CFR) Part 301. The European gypsy moth is one of the most 
destructive pests of fruit and ornamental trees as well as hardwood 
forests. The Asian gypsy moth is an exotic strain of gypsy moth that is 
closely related to the European variety already established in the U.S. 
Due to significant behavioral differences, this strain is considered to 
pose an even greater threat to trees and forested areas. In order to 
determine the presence and extent of a European gypsy moth or an Asian 
gypsy moth infestation, APHIS sets traps in high-risk areas to collect 
specimens.
    Need And Use Of The Information: APHIS will collect information 
from the Gypsy Moth Identification Worksheet, PPQ Form 305, to identify 
and track specific specimens that are sent to the Otis Development 
Center for identification tests based on DNA analysis. This information 
collected is vital to APHIS' ability to monitor, detect, and eradicate 
gypsy moth infestations and the worksheet is completed only when traps 
are found to contain specimens. Information on the worksheet includes 
the name of the submitter, the submitter's agency, the date collected, 
the trap number, the trap's location (including the nearest port of 
entry), the number of specimens in the trap, and the date the specimen 
was sent to the laboratory.
    APHIS will also use the Your Move Gypsy Moth Free Brochure-Program 
Aid No. 2147 to collect information on required inspection of outdoor 
household articles that are to be moved from a gypsy moth quarantined 
area to a non-quarantined area to ensure that they are free of all life 
stages of gypsy moth.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; State, Local 
or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 200,120.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting; On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 216,600.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-19640 Filed 8-18-14; 8:45 am]
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