Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Lacey Act Declaration Requirement; Plants and Plant Products, 49491-49492 [2014-19887]

Download as PDF 49491 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 162 Thursday, August 21, 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–2014–0073] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Lacey Act Declaration Requirement; Plants and Plant Products 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 required by the Lacey Act for the importation of certain plants and plant products. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 20, 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-2014-0073. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0073, 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-2014-0073 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 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. For information on the Lacey Act declaration requirements for plants and plant products, contact Mr. Gary Lougee, Lacey Act Program Specialist, CEC, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2229. 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: Lacey Act Declaration Requirement; Plants and Plant Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0349. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Lacey Act, as amended, makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant, with some limited exceptions, taken, possessed, transported, or sold in violation of the laws of the United States, a State, an Indian tribe, or any foreign law that protects plants. The Act also makes it unlawful to make or submit any false record, account, or label for, or any false identification of, any plant covered by the Act. In addition, section 3 of the Act makes it unlawful to import certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. The declaration must contain, among other things, the scientific name of the plant, value of the importation, quantity of the plant, and name of the country in which the plant was harvested. For paper and paperboard products with recycled plant content, the importer is not required to specify the species or country of harvest with respect to the recycled plant product component, but is required to provide the average percentage of recycled content. If the product also contains non-recycled plant materials, the basic declaration requirements still apply to that component of the product imported. In addition to the declaration, there is a supplemental form that must be completed if additional space is needed to declare additional plants and plant products. Also, records of the import declaration and supplemental form must be retained for at least 5 years. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Since the last extension of approval for this information collection, APHIS has decreased the estimated annual number of respondents from 20,352 to 17,140. However, while the number of respondents has decreased, there has been an overall increase in the burden estimates due to an increase in the number declarations completed per respondent. 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 0.4840 hours per response. Respondents: Importers of certain plants and plant products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 17,140. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 30.375. Estimated annual number of responses: 520,629. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 252,019 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\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 49492 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of August 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–19887 Filed 8–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Generic Information Collection Clearance for Large-Scale Collaborative Landscape Restoration Projects ACTION: Notice; request for comment. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the proposed new information collection, Generic Information Collection Clearance for Large-Scale Collaborative Landscape Restoration Projects. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Participating Agencies The following Federal land management agencies are included: • Department of Agriculture: Forest Service, lead agency; • Department of the Interior: Bureau of Land Management DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before October 20, 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 Sandy Mack, Southwestern Crown Collaborative Liaison Officer, Fort Missoula 24, Missoula, MT 59804. Comments also may be submitted by email to: spmack@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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:18 Aug 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 The public may inspect the draft supporting statement and/or comments received at Fort Missoula 24, Missoula, MT, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 406–544–4592 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 spmack@ fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandy Mack, 406–544–4592. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339, twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Information Collection Clearance for Large-Scale Landscape Restoration Collaborative Projects. OMB Number: 0596—NEW. Type of Request: New. Abstract:. In response to two recent Federal Actions, it has become necessary to request a Generic Information Collection Request (ICR) in order to collect information from stakeholders who are either involved with or live or work in and around, large-scale collaborative landscape restoration projects. Large-scale collaborative landscape restoration projects are projects where interested parties, such as neighboring land owners, State, local, and Tribal governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations work with a Federal government agency to find common ground pertaining to geographically extensive land management, often across multiple jurisdictions. Examples of a large-scale collaborative project include, but are not limited to, projects performed under the authority of the Forest Landscape Restoration Act of 2009 and during the development of Land Management Plans. An example of a Forest Landscape Restoration Act project is the Southwestern Crown Collaborative (SWCC), which is one of the 23 current Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration (CFLR) projects across the nation. In the SWCC collaborators and other partners work with the Forest Service to implement restoration work and multi-party monitoring of the landscape restoration treatments across four counties and three National Forests. The Forest Landscape Restoration Act (FLRA) of 2009 (16 U.S.C. 7303), which enabled the Collaborative Landscape Restoration program, requires the USDA Forest Service (USFS) to monitor socio- PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 economic impacts of collaborative restoration activities within the project site. The purpose of contacting stakeholders is to get their input and feedback on the land management practices and the associated socioeconomic impacts. Development of Land Management Plans (LMP) pursuant to the National Forest Management Act of 1976 and the 2012 Planning Rule (36 CFR Part 219) requires a transparent, collaborative, and informed planning process. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USFS collaboration on large-scale projects also extends beyond CFLR and Management Plans. Gaining information from individuals who work or live in the geographic area of collaborative large-scale projects provides valuable information to partners and land management decision makers. To ensure the Agency is informed about the opinions of participants of collaborative processes and public members living in or around large-scale collaborative projects, the Forest Service and the BLM seek to obtain OMB approval of a generic clearance to collect both qualitative and quantitative feedback from stakeholders of largescale landscape restoration projects, monitoring activities, and land management planning. Information will be collected from stakeholders of large-scale Federal landscape projects, such as State, local, and Tribal government representatives, community leaders, non-profit organizations, interest groups, collaborators, partners, residents, local businesses, and any other concerned parties. The information will be collected through a variety of ways, including but not limited to: • Census surveys of partners/ participants of a collaborative project. • Mail-in, on-line, and hard copy in person surveys. • Stakeholder interviews. • Stakeholder comment cards/ complaint forms. • Small discussion groups. • Focus groups. • Cognitive laboratory studies, such as those used to refine survey questions or assess usability of a Web site. • Qualitative stakeholder surveys. • Quantitative stakeholder surveys. • In-person observation testing (for example, Web site or software usability tests). • Targeted requests for information. • Telephonic and in-person interviews. • Other innovative communication strategies designed to facilitate voluntary provision of information by E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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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. 162 / Thursday, August 21, 2014 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0073]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Lacey Act Declaration Requirement; Plants and Plant 
Products

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 required by the Lacey Act for the importation of certain 
plants and plant products.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 20, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0073.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0073, 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-
0073 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 Lacey Act 
declaration requirements for plants and plant products, contact Mr. 
Gary Lougee, Lacey Act Program Specialist, CEC, RPM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2229. 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: Lacey Act Declaration Requirement; Plants and Plant 
Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0349.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Lacey Act, as amended, makes it unlawful to import, 
export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or 
foreign commerce any plant, with some limited exceptions, taken, 
possessed, transported, or sold in violation of the laws of the United 
States, a State, an Indian tribe, or any foreign law that protects 
plants. The Act also makes it unlawful to make or submit any false 
record, account, or label for, or any false identification of, any 
plant covered by the Act.
    In addition, section 3 of the Act makes it unlawful to import 
certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. The 
declaration must contain, among other things, the scientific name of 
the plant, value of the importation, quantity of the plant, and name of 
the country in which the plant was harvested. For paper and paperboard 
products with recycled plant content, the importer is not required to 
specify the species or country of harvest with respect to the recycled 
plant product component, but is required to provide the average 
percentage of recycled content. If the product also contains non-
recycled plant materials, the basic declaration requirements still 
apply to that component of the product imported.
    In addition to the declaration, there is a supplemental form that 
must be completed if additional space is needed to declare additional 
plants and plant products. Also, records of the import declaration and 
supplemental form must be retained for at least 5 years.
    Since the last extension of approval for this information 
collection, APHIS has decreased the estimated annual number of 
respondents from 20,352 to 17,140. However, while the number of 
respondents has decreased, there has been an overall increase in the 
burden estimates due to an increase in the number declarations 
completed per respondent.
    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 0.4840 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers of certain plants and plant products.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 17,140.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 30.375.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 520,629.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 252,019 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 18th day of August 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-19887 Filed 8-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P