Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada, 51296-51297 [2014-20492]

Download as PDF 51296 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices Estimated Number of Respondents: 25,000. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1 (one). Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 18,750. Request for Comments: Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the proposed information collection. Comments may be sent to DPRS via email to nfc.dprs@ nfc.usda.gov. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for the Office Management and Budget’s approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. John S. White, Director, National Finance Center. [FR Doc. 2014–20217 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0069] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 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-2014-0069. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0069, 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-2014-0069 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 importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. David Lamb, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, RPM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2103. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service SUMMARY: the regulations to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States. Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0142. 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 prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, 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. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth host material into the United States from Canada are PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contained in 7 CFR 319.77–1 through 319.77–5. The regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material (i.e., regulated articles) imported from Canada. These regulated articles are: Certain trees with and without roots (e.g., Christmas trees) and shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and pulpwood with bark attached, bark and bark products, outdoor household articles, and mobile homes and their associated equipment. Under the regulations, depending on the place of origin of the regulated articles and their destination in the United States, certain information collection activities are required, including a phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, compliance agreement, or signed homeowner statement. In the previous request for extension of approval of this information collection, the number of individuals (private citizens) was counted under the estimated annual number of responses per respondent rather than the estimated annual number of respondents. This notice reflects the corrected estimates. 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 0.055 hours per response. Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, or shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 167 / Thursday, August 28, 2014 / Notices logs, pulpwood, and other articles from gypsy moth-infested provinces in Canada; and private individuals entering the United States with mobile homes or outdoor household articles. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,131. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.090. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,325. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 128 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 22nd day of August 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20492 Filed 8–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0055] Monsanto Company; Availability of Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact and Preliminary Decision for an Extension of a Determination of Nonregulated Status of Soybean Genetically Engineered for Resistance to Lepidopteran Insects Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reached a preliminary decision to extend our determination of nonregulated status of soybean event MON 87701 to soybean event MON 87751 in response to a request from the Monsanto Company. Soybean event MON 87751 has been genetically engineered for resistance to lepidopteran insects, including resistance to fall armyworm beyond that provided to soybean event MON 87701. We are making available for public comment our preliminary finding of no significant impact for the proposed determination of nonregulated status. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 29, 2014. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:14 Aug 27, 2014 Jkt 232001 You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0055. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0055, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. The Monsanto Company extension request, our finding of no significant impact, our preliminary determination, and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0055 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. Supporting documents and any comments we received regarding our determination of nonregulated status of the antecedent organism, MON 87701 soybean, can be found at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0038. Supporting documents and any comments we received regarding our determination of nonregulated status of MON 89034 corn, a referenced organism for this action, can be found at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2007-0030. Combined supporting documents regarding our determination of nonregulated status for the referenced organism MON 15985 cotton can be found on the APHIS Web site at http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/biotechnology/ petitions_table_pending.shtml under APHIS Petition Number 00–342–01p. Supporting documents may also be found on the APHIS Web site for MON 87751 soybean (the organism under evaluation) under APHIS Petition Number 13–337–01p, MON 87701 soybean (the antecedent organism) under APHIS Petition Number 09–082– 01p, and MON 89034 corn (a referenced organism) under APHIS Petition Number 06–298–01p. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. John Turner, Director, Environmental Risk Analysis Programs, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147 Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301) 851–3954, email: john.t.turner@aphis.usda.gov. To obtain copies of the supporting documents, contact Ms. Cindy Eck at (301) 851– ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51297 3885, email: cynthia.a.eck@ aphis.usda.gov. Under the authority of the plant pest provisions of the Plant Protection Act (PPA) (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the regulations in 7 CFR part 340, ‘‘Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering Which Are Plant Pests or Which There Is Reason to Believe Are Plant Pests,’’ regulate, among other things, the introduction (importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment) of organisms and products altered or produced through genetic engineering that are plant pests or that there is reason to believe are plant pests. Such genetically engineered organisms (GE) and products are considered ‘‘regulated articles.’’ The regulations in § 340.6(a) provide that any person may submit a petition to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) seeking a determination that an article should not be regulated under 7 CFR part 340. Further, the regulations in § 340.6(e)(2) provide that a person may request that APHIS extend a determination of nonregulated status to other organisms. Such a request must include information to establish the similarity of the antecedent organism and the regulated article in question. In a notice 1 published in the Federal Register on October 12, 2011 (76 FR 63279–63280, Docket No. APHIS–2011– 0038), APHIS announced our determination of nonregulated status of soybean (Glycine max) designated as event MON 87701, which was genetically engineered for lepidopteran resistance. APHIS has received a request for an extension of a determination of nonregulated status of soybean event MON 87701 (APHIS Petition Number 09–082–01p) to soybean designated as event MON 87751 (APHIS Petition Number 13–337–01p) from the Monsanto Company (Monsanto) of St. Louis, MO. MON 87751 soybean expresses resistance to lepidopteran pests similar to that of MON 87701 soybean, with the exception of increased resistance to fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). In its request, Monsanto stated that this soybean is similar to lepidopteran-resistant soybean event MON 88701 and, based on the similarity to the antecedent organism, is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and, therefore, should not be SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 To view the notice, our determination, supporting documents, and the comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS–2011–0038. E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 167 (Thursday, August 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20492]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0069]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada

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 to prevent the introduction 
of gypsy moth from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States.

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-2014-0069.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0069, 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-
0069 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 importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. 
David Lamb, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, RPM, PHP, PPQ, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2103. 
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 Gypsy Moth Host Material From Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0142.
    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 prohibit or restrict the 
importation, entry, exportation, 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. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to 
implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth 
host material into the United States from Canada are contained in 7 CFR 
319.77-1 through 319.77-5.
    The regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy 
moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain 
inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material 
(i.e., regulated articles) imported from Canada. These regulated 
articles are: Certain trees with and without roots (e.g., Christmas 
trees) and shrubs with roots and persistent woody stems, logs and 
pulpwood with bark attached, bark and bark products, outdoor household 
articles, and mobile homes and their associated equipment. Under the 
regulations, depending on the place of origin of the regulated articles 
and their destination in the United States, certain information 
collection activities are required, including a phytosanitary 
certificate, certificate of origin, compliance agreement, or signed 
homeowner statement.
    In the previous request for extension of approval of this 
information collection, the number of individuals (private citizens) 
was counted under the estimated annual number of responses per 
respondent rather than the estimated annual number of respondents. This 
notice reflects the corrected estimates.
    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 0.055 hours per response.
    Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, 
or shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs,

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logs, pulpwood, and other articles from gypsy moth-infested provinces 
in Canada; and private individuals entering the United States with 
mobile homes or outdoor household articles.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,131.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.090.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,325.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 128 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 22nd day of August 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-20492 Filed 8-27-14; 8:45 am]
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