Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 64357-64358 [2014-25628]

Download as PDF 64357 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 209 Wednesday, October 29, 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 October 23, 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@ OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by November 28, 2014. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720– 8958 or (202) 720–8681. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Office of the Chief Financial Officer Title: Request to Change FEHB Enrollment or to Receive Plan Brochures for Spouse Equity/Temporary Continuation of Coverage Enrollees/ Direct Pay Annuitants (DPRS 2809). OMB Control Number: 0505–0024. Summary of Collection: Title 5, U.S. Code, Chapter 89, sections 8905 and 8905a specifies the opportunities and conditions under which a retiree, survivor annuitant, separated employee, former spouse or former dependent child of a retiree, employee, or separated employee is eligible to change enrollment in the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program. DPRS– 2809 is completed by the enrollee to make an open season enrollment change. Need and Use of the Information: The DPRS–2809 is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Finance Center (NFC) for use by separated employees or former spouses and former dependent children of active or separated employees. NFC determines whether all conditions permitting change in enrollment are met and implements the enrollment change. NFC also informs the FEHB carriers of the action. If this information were not collected, NFC could not comply with the provisions of title 5, U.S. Code, Chapter 89. Description of Respondents: Individuals. Number of Respondents: 25,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 18,750. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25630 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KS–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 23, 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, PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 November 28, 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 and Health Inspection Service Title: Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations in 9 CFR, Subchapter E, Parts 101–124. OMB Control Number: 0579–0013. Summary of Collection: The VirusSerum-Toxin Act (37 Stat. 832–833, 21 U.S.C. 151–159) gives the United States Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) the authority to promulgate regulations designed to prevent the importation, preparation, sale, or E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 64358 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 209 / Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / Notices shipment of harmful veterinary biological products. A veterinary biological product is defined as all viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin (such as vaccines, antitoxins, or the immunizing components of microorganisms intended for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases in domestic animals). In order to effectively implement the licensing, production, labeling, importation, and other requirements, APHIS employs a number of information gathering tools such as establishment license applications, product license applications, product permit applications, product and test report forms and field study summaries, stop distribution and sale notifications, and recordkeeping. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the information collected as a primary basis for the approval or acceptance of issuing licenses or permits to ensure veterinary biological products that are used in the United States are pure, safe, potent, and effective. Failing to collect this information would severely cripple APHIS’ ability to prevent harmful veterinary biologics from being distributed in the United States. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 220. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 74,382. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service 16:21 Oct 28, 2014 Jkt 235001 Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–25628 Filed 10–28–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–14–0075] Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Governing the Inspection of Eggs Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: Title: Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0579–0332. Summary of Collection: Section 901– 905 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901) authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines for regulating the commercial transportation of horses to slaughter, including assembly points, feedlots, and stockyards, by person regularly engaged in that activity within the United States. Specifically, the Secretary is authorized to regulate the food, water, and rest provided to these horses while they are in transit; and to review other related issues that may be appropriate to ensuring that these animals are treated humanely. To implement the provisions of this Act, the Veterinary Services program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established minimum standards to VerDate Sep<11>2014 ensure the humane movement of horses for slaughter. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information in the form of an owner-shipper certificate; collection of employment information on any person found to be transporting horses to a slaughtering facility; and recordkeeping. The collected information is use to ensure that horses being transported to slaughter receive adequate food, water, and rest and are treated humanely. If the information was collected less frequently or not collected, APHIS’ ability to ensure that horses destined for slaughter are treated humanely would be significantly hampered. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 300. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 9,803. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–20), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intent to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection in support of the shell egg surveillance portion of the Regulations Governing the Inspection of Eggs (Egg Products Inspection Act)—7 CFR part 57. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by December 29, 2014 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this information collection notice. Comments should be submitted online at www.regulations.gov or sent to DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Michelle Degenhart, Assistant to the Director, Quality Assessment Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program; Agricultural Marketing Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 3942–S; Washington, DC, 20250–0256, or by facsimile to (202) 690–2746. All comments should reference the Doc. No. (AMS–LPS–14–0075), the date, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, online at http://www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Degenhart at the above physical address, or by email at Michelle.Degenhart@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Regulations for the Inspection of Eggs (Egg Products Inspection Act). OMB Number: 0581–0113. Expiration Date of Approval: March 31, 2015. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Congress enacted the Egg Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 1031–1056) (EPIA) to provide, in part, a mandatory inspection program to control the disposition of dirty and checked shell eggs; to control unwholesome, adulterated, and inedible shell eggs that are unfit for human consumption; and to control the movement and disposition of imported shell eggs. The EPIA authorizes the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to issue regulations to ensure that only eggs fit for human consumption are used for such purposes. Under the shell egg surveillance program, shell egg handlers and hatcheries are required to register with USDA. Quarterly, a State or Federal surveillance inspector visits each registered handler to verify that shell eggs packed for consumer use are in compliance, that restricted eggs are being disposed of properly, and that adequate records are being maintained. The information and recordkeeping requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of Congress, to administer the mandatory inspection program, and to take regulatory action, in accordance with the regulations and the EPIA. The forms within this collection package require the minimum information necessary to effectively carry out the requirements of the regulations, and their use is E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

October 23, 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 November 
28, 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 and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations in 9 CFR, Subchapter 
E, Parts 101-124.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0013.
    Summary of Collection: The Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (37 Stat. 832-833, 
21 U.S.C. 151-159) gives the United States Department of Agriculture, 
the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) the authority to 
promulgate regulations designed to prevent the importation, 
preparation, sale, or

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shipment of harmful veterinary biological products. A veterinary 
biological product is defined as all viruses, serums, toxins, and 
analogous products of natural or synthetic origin (such as vaccines, 
antitoxins, or the immunizing components of microorganisms intended for 
the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases in domestic 
animals). In order to effectively implement the licensing, production, 
labeling, importation, and other requirements, APHIS employs a number 
of information gathering tools such as establishment license 
applications, product license applications, product permit 
applications, product and test report forms and field study summaries, 
stop distribution and sale notifications, and recordkeeping.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the information 
collected as a primary basis for the approval or acceptance of issuing 
licenses or permits to ensure veterinary biological products that are 
used in the United States are pure, safe, potent, and effective. 
Failing to collect this information would severely cripple APHIS' 
ability to prevent harmful veterinary biologics from being distributed 
in the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 220.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 74,382.

Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0332.
    Summary of Collection: Section 901-905 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901) authorize the 
Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines for regulating the 
commercial transportation of horses to slaughter, including assembly 
points, feedlots, and stockyards, by person regularly engaged in that 
activity within the United States. Specifically, the Secretary is 
authorized to regulate the food, water, and rest provided to these 
horses while they are in transit; and to review other related issues 
that may be appropriate to ensuring that these animals are treated 
humanely. To implement the provisions of this Act, the Veterinary 
Services program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established minimum 
standards to ensure the humane movement of horses for slaughter.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information in 
the form of an owner-shipper certificate; collection of employment 
information on any person found to be transporting horses to a 
slaughtering facility; and recordkeeping. The collected information is 
use to ensure that horses being transported to slaughter receive 
adequate food, water, and rest and are treated humanely. If the 
information was collected less frequently or not collected, APHIS' 
ability to ensure that horses destined for slaughter are treated 
humanely would be significantly hampered.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit.
    Number of Respondents: 300.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 9,803.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-25628 Filed 10-28-14; 8:45 am]
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