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Download as PDF 51943 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 169 Tuesday, September 2, 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES August 26, 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 October 2, 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 and Health Inspection Service Title: Black Stem Rust; Identification Requirements and Addition of RustResistant Varieties. OMB Control Number: 0579–0186. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701—et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant products to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. Black stem rust is one of the most destructive plant diseases of small grains that are known to exist in the United States. The disease is caused by a fungus that reduces the quality and yield of infected wheat, oat, barley, and rye crops by robbing host plants of food and water. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to prevent the spread of black stem rust by providing for and requiring the accurate identification of rust-resistant varieties by inspectors. Businesses that request APHIS to add a variety to the list of rustresistant barberries, need to provide APHIS with a written description and color pictures that can be used by the State nursery inspectors to clearly identify the variety and distinguish it from other varieties. This action enables nurseries to move the species into and through protected areas and to propagate and sell the species in States or parts of States designated as protected areas. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 4. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 32. Title: Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material from Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0257. 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Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the information using Compliance Agreements, Written Statements, and Canadian Phytosanitary Certificates to protect the United States from the introduction of pine shoot beetle and other plant diseases. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,340. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 94. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20678 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request August 26, 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. 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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

August 26, 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 October 
2, 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: 
OIRASubmission@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 and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Black Stem Rust; Identification Requirements and Addition of 
Rust-Resistant Varieties.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0186.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701--et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant 
products to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United 
States or their dissemination within the United States. Black stem rust 
is one of the most destructive plant diseases of small grains that are 
known to exist in the United States. The disease is caused by a fungus 
that reduces the quality and yield of infected wheat, oat, barley, and 
rye crops by robbing host plants of food and water.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to 
prevent the spread of black stem rust by providing for and requiring 
the accurate identification of rust-resistant varieties by inspectors. 
Businesses that request APHIS to add a variety to the list of rust-
resistant barberries, need to provide APHIS with a written description 
and color pictures that can be used by the State nursery inspectors to 
clearly identify the variety and distinguish it from other varieties. 
This action enables nurseries to move the species into and through 
protected areas and to propagate and sell the species in States or 
parts of States designated as protected areas.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 4.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 32.
    Title: Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material from Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0257.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701-7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests 
to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or 
their dissemination within the United States. The Animal Plant and 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) foreign quarantine regulations 
restrict the importation of pine shoot beetle host material into the 
United States from Canada. Pine shoot beetle (PSB) is a pest of pine 
trees. It can cause damage in weak and dying trees where reproductive 
and immature stages of PSB occur, and in the new growth of healthy 
trees. PSB can damage urban ornamental trees and can cause economic 
losses to the timber, Christmas trees, and nursery industries.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the information 
using Compliance Agreements, Written Statements, and Canadian 
Phytosanitary Certificates to protect the United States from the 
introduction of pine shoot beetle and other plant diseases.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 2,340.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 94.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20678 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P