Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Reporting, Herd Monitoring, and Management of Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases, 70158-70159 [2014-27900]

Download as PDF 70158 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Foreign Agricultural Service Title: Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program. OMB Control Number: 0551–0038. Summary of Collection: The Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program is authorized by Section 3205 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–171). Regulations governing the program appear at 7 CFR part 1487. Section 3205 provides that the Secretary of Agriculture shall establish a program to address unique barriers that prohibit or threaten the export of U.S. specialty crops. The program was reauthorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014, which became effective on February 7, 2014. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) administers the program for the Commodity Credit Corporation. Need and Use of the Information: FAS collects data for fund allocation, program management, planning and evaluation. FAS will collect information from applicant desiring to receive grants under the program to determine the viability of requests for funds. The program could not be implemented without the submission of project proposals, which provide the necessary information upon which funding decisions are based. Description of Respondents: Not-forprofit institutions; Business or other forprofit; Federal Government; State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 50. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,600. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–27864 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the reporting, herd monitoring, and management of swine enteric coronavirus diseases. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0089. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0089, 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-2014-0089 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 reporting, herd monitoring, and management of swine enteric diseases, contact Dr. Troy Bigelow, Senior Staff VeterinarianSwine, Surveillance, Preparedness and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 210 Walnut Street, Room 891, Des Moines, IA 50309; (515) 284–4121. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2727. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0089] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Reporting, Herd Monitoring, and Management of Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 Title: Reporting, Herd Monitoring, and Management of Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases. OMB Control Number: 0579–0416. Type of Request: Revision to and 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 other things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the dissemination within the United States of animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to detect, control, and eradicate pests and disease of livestock. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population. APHIS has delegated the authority for prevention of animal diseases to Veterinary Services (VS). On June 5, 2014, VS issued a Federal Order to establish reporting, herd monitoring, and management requirements for two swine enteric coronavirus diseases (SECD). Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus was identified in the United States in May 2013, and has spread to at least 31 States. In February 2014, a related virus, porcine delta coronavirus, was identified in 13 States. Infections with these swine enteric coronaviruses can cause significant morbidity and mortality, particularly in young piglets. In fact, since identification of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, it has caused approximately 7 million piglet deaths. These two swine enteric coronavirus diseases are transmitted by the fecal-oral route from infected swine or contaminated materials. Only swine are affected. These diseases do not affect other animals or people, and are not a food safety concern. However, the U.S. swine population has minimal immunity against these coronaviruses; therefore, the entire population remains at risk. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus minimally affected trade when it was first confirmed in May 2013. However, as the spread of the disease drew media attention, negative trade impacts increased. Unfortunately, trading partners are beginning to restrict the export of not only live animals, but also animal-derived products, such as blood products and other byproducts. While no restrictions have been imposed on pork meat exports, some U.S. trading partners have begun to discuss such restrictions. The lack of sufficient information to describe the current disease situation and to outline specific Federal and State Government actions taken to control the disease only increases our trading partners’ concern. The Federal Government, States, herd veterinarians, and industry have collaborated to manage these infections in the United States. This collaboration includes certain information collection activities that were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on an emergency basis. These information collection activities are E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 wreier-aviles on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 227 / Tuesday, November 25, 2014 / Notices herd management plans, disease reporting, animal movement recordkeeping, fee basis agreement and statement of work, electronic funds transfer agreement, producer reimbursement for biosecurity activities (Vendor Agreement and Statement of Work, Biosecurity Payment Certification Sheet, and review of Statement of Services Performed (VS 8–18)), agreements and workplans that include Standard Form (SF) 424 (Application for Federal Assistance), Request for Advance Reimbursement (SF 270), and State control orders or quarantines. In addition to the above approved information collection activities, we are also adding invoicing for herd plan completion, a reimbursement form (VS 8–19), State and Tribal involvement in SECD documentation and reporting, and declaration of negative (status). We are asking OMB to approve these information collection activities, as described, for 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 2.47 hours per response. Respondents: Pork producers, accredited veterinarians, State animal health officials, and personnel from approved laboratories. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,500. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 43. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 64,965. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 162,200 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.) VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:41 Nov 24, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 19th day of November 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–27900 Filed 11–24–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by January 26, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0020, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Efax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: R. Renee Picanso, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (202) 720–4333. Copies of this information collection and related instructions can be obtained without charge from David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, at SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70159 (202) 690–2388 or at ombofficer@ nass.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Milk and Milk Products Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0020. Expiration Date of Approval: April 30, 2015. Type of Request: To revise and extend a currently approved information collection for a period of three years. Abstract: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to collect, prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices, as well as the Census of Agriculture. The Milk and Milk Products Surveys obtain basic agricultural statistics on milk production and manufactured dairy products from farmers and processing plants throughout the nation. Data are gathered for milk production, dairy products, evaporated and condensed milk, manufactured dry milk, and manufactured whey products. Milk production and manufactured dairy products statistics are used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help administer federal programs and by the dairy industry in planning, pricing, and projecting supplies of milk and milk products. Only minor changes are planned for the questionnaires and sample sizes. The Milk Production Survey will continue to be conducted quarterly (January, April, July, and October) and monthly estimates for the non-quarterly months will still be published for the total number of dairy cows, the number of cows milked, and the total milk produced. Estimates for the non-survey months will be generated by using a combination of administrative data, regression modeling, and historic data. In April 2012 NASS discontinued the collection of Dairy Product Prices. This data is now collected by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) in compliance with the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010, and the amended section 273(d) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. Authority: Voluntary dairy information reporting is conducted under authority of 7 U.S.C. 2204(a). Individually identifiable data collected under this authority are governed by section 1770 of the Food Security Act of 1985 (7 U.S.C. 2276), which requires USDA to afford strict confidentiality to non-aggregated data provided by respondents. E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1

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[FR Doc No: 2014-27900]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0089]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Reporting, Herd Monitoring, and Management of 
Swine Enteric Coronavirus Diseases

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the reporting, herd monitoring, 
and management of swine enteric coronavirus diseases.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
January 26, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0089.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0089, 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-
0089 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 reporting, herd 
monitoring, and management of swine enteric diseases, contact Dr. Troy 
Bigelow, Senior Staff Veterinarian-Swine, Surveillance, Preparedness 
and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 210 Walnut Street, Room 891, Des 
Moines, IA 50309; (515) 284-4121. 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: Reporting, Herd Monitoring, and Management of Swine Enteric 
Coronavirus Diseases.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0416.
    Type of Request: Revision to and 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 
prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and animal 
products to prevent the dissemination within the United States of 
animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to 
detect, control, and eradicate pests and disease of livestock. Disease 
prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy 
animal population. APHIS has delegated the authority for prevention of 
animal diseases to Veterinary Services (VS).
    On June 5, 2014, VS issued a Federal Order to establish reporting, 
herd monitoring, and management requirements for two swine enteric 
coronavirus diseases (SECD). Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus was 
identified in the United States in May 2013, and has spread to at least 
31 States. In February 2014, a related virus, porcine delta 
coronavirus, was identified in 13 States. Infections with these swine 
enteric coronaviruses can cause significant morbidity and mortality, 
particularly in young piglets. In fact, since identification of the 
porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, it has caused approximately 7 million 
piglet deaths. These two swine enteric coronavirus diseases are 
transmitted by the fecal-oral route from infected swine or contaminated 
materials. Only swine are affected. These diseases do not affect other 
animals or people, and are not a food safety concern. However, the U.S. 
swine population has minimal immunity against these coronaviruses; 
therefore, the entire population remains at risk.
    Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus minimally affected trade when it 
was first confirmed in May 2013. However, as the spread of the disease 
drew media attention, negative trade impacts increased. Unfortunately, 
trading partners are beginning to restrict the export of not only live 
animals, but also animal-derived products, such as blood products and 
other byproducts. While no restrictions have been imposed on pork meat 
exports, some U.S. trading partners have begun to discuss such 
restrictions. The lack of sufficient information to describe the 
current disease situation and to outline specific Federal and State 
Government actions taken to control the disease only increases our 
trading partners' concern.
    The Federal Government, States, herd veterinarians, and industry 
have collaborated to manage these infections in the United States. This 
collaboration includes certain information collection activities that 
were approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on an 
emergency basis. These information collection activities are

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herd management plans, disease reporting, animal movement 
recordkeeping, fee basis agreement and statement of work, electronic 
funds transfer agreement, producer reimbursement for biosecurity 
activities (Vendor Agreement and Statement of Work, Biosecurity Payment 
Certification Sheet, and review of Statement of Services Performed (VS 
8-18)), agreements and workplans that include Standard Form (SF) 424 
(Application for Federal Assistance), Request for Advance Reimbursement 
(SF 270), and State control orders or quarantines.
    In addition to the above approved information collection 
activities, we are also adding invoicing for herd plan completion, a 
reimbursement form (VS 8-19), State and Tribal involvement in SECD 
documentation and reporting, and declaration of negative (status).
    We are asking OMB to approve these information collection 
activities, as described, for 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 2.47 hours per response.
    Respondents: Pork producers, accredited veterinarians, State animal 
health officials, and personnel from approved laboratories.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 1,500.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 43.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 64,965.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 162,200 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 19th day of November 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-27900 Filed 11-24-14; 8:45 am]
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