Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity, 50884-50885 [2014-20228]

Download as PDF 50884 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 165 Tuesday, August 26, 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–2014–0072] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Clementines From Spain 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 regulations for the importation of clementines from Spain. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0072. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0072, 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-2014-0072 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the importation of clementines from Spain, contact Mr. William Wesela, AGM Program Director, QPAS, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 60, 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: Importation of Clementines From Spain. OMB Control Number: 0579–0203. 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, including fruit flies, into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world are contained in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–69). In accordance with § 319.56–34, clementines from Spain are subject to certain conditions before entering the United States to ensure that exotic plant pests, such as Mediterranean fruit fly, are not introduced into the United States. The regulations require the use of information collection activities, including a trust fund agreement, grower registration and agreement, a Mediterranean fruit fly management program, fruit fly trapping and control activities, recordkeeping, a phytosanitary certificate, and box labeling. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0.0033 hours per response. Respondents: Growers and shippers of clementines and the national plant protection organization of Spain. Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,508. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 434.54. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,958,919. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,507 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 20th day of August 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20227 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0064] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0064. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0064, 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-2014-0064 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 payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia, contact Dr. William G. Smith, Assistant District Director, VS– SPRS District 1, APHIS, 160 WorcesterProvidence Road, Sutton, MA 01590; (508) 363–2278. 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: Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity. OMB Control Number: 0579–0192. Type of Request: Extension of approval 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 prevent the interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock within the United States when feasible. In connection with this tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 mission, APHIS established regulations in 9 CFR part 53 to pay indemnity to salmon producers in Maine whose fish are destroyed because of infectious salmon anemia (ISA). However, payment is subject to the availability of funding. ISA is a foreign animal disease of Atlantic salmon that is caused by an orthomyxovirus. The disease affects wild and farmed Atlantic salmon. ISA poses a substantial threat to the economic viability and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in the United States. In order to take part in the indemnity program, producers must enroll in the cooperative ISA control program administered by APHIS and the State of Maine. Program participants must inform the ISA Program Veterinarian in writing of the name of their accredited veterinarian, develop biosecurity protocols and a site-specific ISA action plan, submit fish inventory and mortality information, complete an appraisal and indemnity claim form, and assist APHIS or State officials with onsite disease surveillance, testing, and biosecurity audits. Since the last extension of approval for these information collection activities, APHIS has decreased the estimated annual number of responses from 718 to 182 for two reasons. APHIS overestimated the estimated annual number of responses per respondent by listing 16 responses per respondent for 2 items when it should have been 1 response per respondent. In addition, there has been a decrease in the number of aquaculture operations, which has resulted in a change in the estimated annual number of respondents from 16 to 12. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50885 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 2.66 hours per response. Respondents: ISA program participants, such as certain aquaculture industry business owners, managers, site employees, accredited veterinarians, or laboratory personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 12. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.17. Estimated annual number of responses: 182. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 484 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 20th day of August 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20228 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tongass Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tongass Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Juneau, Alaska. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional information concerning the Committee, including the meeting agenda, can be found by visiting the Committee’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/ Tongass/TAC. DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, September 10, 2014— 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT) • Thursday, September 11, 2014— 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT) • Friday, September 12, 2014—8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AKDT) All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meetings SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0064]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

[[Page 50885]]


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 payment of indemnity 
due to infectious salmon anemia.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0064.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0064, 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-
0064 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 payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia, contact Dr. 
William G. Smith, Assistant District Director, VS-SPRS District 1, 
APHIS, 160 Worcester-Providence Road, Sutton, MA 01590; (508) 363-2278. 
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: Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0192.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval 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 
prevent the interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of 
livestock within the United States when feasible. In connection with 
this mission, APHIS established regulations in 9 CFR part 53 to pay 
indemnity to salmon producers in Maine whose fish are destroyed because 
of infectious salmon anemia (ISA). However, payment is subject to the 
availability of funding.
    ISA is a foreign animal disease of Atlantic salmon that is caused 
by an orthomyxovirus. The disease affects wild and farmed Atlantic 
salmon. ISA poses a substantial threat to the economic viability and 
sustainability of salmon aquaculture in the United States.
    In order to take part in the indemnity program, producers must 
enroll in the cooperative ISA control program administered by APHIS and 
the State of Maine. Program participants must inform the ISA Program 
Veterinarian in writing of the name of their accredited veterinarian, 
develop biosecurity protocols and a site-specific ISA action plan, 
submit fish inventory and mortality information, complete an appraisal 
and indemnity claim form, and assist APHIS or State officials with 
onsite disease surveillance, testing, and biosecurity audits.
    Since the last extension of approval for these information 
collection activities, APHIS has decreased the estimated annual number 
of responses from 718 to 182 for two reasons. APHIS overestimated the 
estimated annual number of responses per respondent by listing 16 
responses per respondent for 2 items when it should have been 1 
response per respondent. In addition, there has been a decrease in the 
number of aquaculture operations, which has resulted in a change in the 
estimated annual number of respondents from 16 to 12.
    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 2.66 hours per response.
    Respondents: ISA program participants, such as certain aquaculture 
industry business owners, managers, site employees, accredited 
veterinarians, or laboratory personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 12.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.17.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 182.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 484 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 20th day of August 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-20228 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P