Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Longan From Taiwan, 64563-64564 [2014-25803]

Download as PDF 64563 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 210 Thursday, October 30, 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 Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) intention to request an extension of a currently approved information collection, Form AD–761, USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention that expires April 30, 2015. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Mojdeh Bahar, USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131; Telephone Number 301–504–5989. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mojdeh Bahar, USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 301–504–5989. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: USDA Patent License Application for Government Invention. OMB Number: 0518–0003. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2015. Type of Request: To extend a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The USDA patent licensing program grants patent licenses to qualified businesses and individuals who wish to commercialize inventions arising from federally supported research. The objective of the program is to use the patent system to promote the utilization of inventions arising from such research. The licensing of federally owned inventions must be done in tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 accordance with the terms, conditions and procedures prescribed under 37 CFR part 404. Application for a license must be addressed to the Federal agency having custody of the invention. Licenses may be granted only if the license applicant has supplied the Federal agency with a satisfactory plan for the development and marketing of the invention and with information about the applicant’s capability to fulfill the plan. 37 CFR 404.8 sets forth the information which must be provided by a license applicant. For the convenience of the applicant, USDA has itemized the information needed on Form AD–761, and instructions for completing the form are provided to the applicant. The information submitted is used to determine whether the applicant has both a complete and sufficient plan for developing and marketing the invention and the necessary manufacturing, marketing, technical and financial resources to carry out the submitted plan. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3 hours per response. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other for profit individuals. Estimated Number of Respondents: 75. Frequency of Responses: One time per invention. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 225 hours. This data will be collected under the authority of 44 U.S.C. #3506(c)(2)(A). Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from Mojdeh Bahar, USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer by calling 301–504–5989. Comments are invited on (a) 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; (b) 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; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, such as through the use of appropriate PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g. permitting electronic submission of responses. Comments may be sent to USDA, ARS, Office of Technology Transfer, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Room 4–1174, Beltsville, Maryland 20705–5131. 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. Mojdeh Bahar, Assistant Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–25815 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0084] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Longan From Taiwan 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 the regulations for the importation of longan from Taiwan. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0084. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0084, 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-2014-0084 or SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64564 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices 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 importation of longan from Taiwan, contact Ms. Nicole Russo, Assistant Director, RCC, RPM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851– 2159. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2727. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Longan From Taiwan. OMB Control Number: 0579–0351. 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 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 319.56–71). Under these regulations, longan from Taiwan are subject to certain conditions before entering the United States to ensure that exotic plant pests are not introduced into the United States. The regulations require the use of cold treatment and special port-of-arrival inspection procedures for certain quarantine pests. In addition, the fruit must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate stating that the fruit was inspected and found to be free of certain pests, and the individual cartons or boxes in which the longan are shipped must be stamped or printed with a statement prohibiting their importation into or distribution within the State of Florida. Since the last extension of approval for these information collection activities, we realized that we counted the estimated annual number of responses per respondent under the estimated annual number of respondents. We have corrected both estimates in this document. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 0.0018 hours per response. Respondents: National plant protection organization of Taiwan and importers of longan. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 6,009. Estimated annual number of responses: 12,018. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 22 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 24th day of October 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25803 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a meeting of the Washington Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will convene by conference call at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to discuss administrative matters and its project on equal education opportunity. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 877–446–3914, conference ID: 2161251. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by December 19, 2014. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Western Regional Office, 300 North Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. Comments may be emailed to atrevino@usccr.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0084]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Longan From Taiwan

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 for the importation of 
longan from Taiwan.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
December 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0084.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0084, 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-
0084 or

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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 importation of 
longan from Taiwan, contact Ms. Nicole Russo, Assistant Director, RCC, 
RPM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-2159. For copies of more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information 
Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2727.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Longan From Taiwan.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0351.
    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 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 
319.56-71).
    Under these regulations, longan from Taiwan are subject to certain 
conditions before entering the United States to ensure that exotic 
plant pests are not introduced into the United States. The regulations 
require the use of cold treatment and special port-of-arrival 
inspection procedures for certain quarantine pests. In addition, the 
fruit must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate stating that 
the fruit was inspected and found to be free of certain pests, and the 
individual cartons or boxes in which the longan are shipped must be 
stamped or printed with a statement prohibiting their importation into 
or distribution within the State of Florida.
    Since the last extension of approval for these information 
collection activities, we realized that we counted the estimated annual 
number of responses per respondent under the estimated annual number of 
respondents. We have corrected both estimates in this document.
    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 0.0018 hours per response.
    Respondents: National plant protection organization of Taiwan and 
importers of longan.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 6,009.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 12,018.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 22 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 24th day of October 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-25803 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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