Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of Morocco, 78384 [2014-30499]

Download as PDF 78384 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 249 / Tuesday, December 30, 2014 / Notices the proposed amendment to the information sought. Requests to amend a record must follow the Record Access Procedures above. RECORDS SOURCE CATEGORIES: Sources of records include individuals whose travel and transportation of effects are paid by USAID and its Missions; and USAID officials and employees involved in the travel and transportation of household goods. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. 2014–30289 Filed 12–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0103] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of Morocco 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 tomatoes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region of Morocco. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 2, 2015. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0103. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0103, 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-2014-0103 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:42 Dec 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 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 tomatoes from the SoussMassa-Draa region of Morocco, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, Trade Director, PIM, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2033. 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 Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of Morocco. OMB Control Number: 0579–0345. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 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. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart– Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–71). The regulations in § 319.56–28(g) allow tomatoes from the Souss-MassaDraa region of Morocco to be imported into the United States subject to certain conditions that will protect the tomatoes from infestation by the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly). Among other things, the regulations include requirements for pest-exclusionary structures, fruit fly trapping for production sites, and pestexclusionary packing procedures. In addition, the tomatoes must be pink at the time of packing. Allowing tomatoes to be imported in accordance with the regulations necessitates the use of certain information collection activities, including a phytosanitary certificate with a declaration, production site registration, and maintenance of records of trap placement, trap maintenance, and any Medfly captures. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 1 hour per response. Respondents: Importers, exporters, growers of tomatoes, and the national plant protection organization of Morocco. Estimated annual number of respondents: 11. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 36. Estimated annual number of responses: 398. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 395 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 December 2014 . Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0103]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of 
Morocco

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 
tomatoes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region of Morocco.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 
2, 2015.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0103.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0103, 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-
0103 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 tomatoes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region of 
Morocco, contact Mr. Dennis Martin, Trade Director, PIM, PPQ, APHIS, 
4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2033. 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 Tomatoes From the Souss-Massa-Draa Region of 
Morocco.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0345.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et 
seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
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. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and 
vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in ``Subpart-
Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56-71).
    The regulations in Sec.  319.56-28(g) allow tomatoes from the 
Souss-Massa-Draa region of Morocco to be imported into the United 
States subject to certain conditions that will protect the tomatoes 
from infestation by the Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly). Among other 
things, the regulations include requirements for pest-exclusionary 
structures, fruit fly trapping for production sites, and pest-
exclusionary packing procedures. In addition, the tomatoes must be pink 
at the time of packing. Allowing tomatoes to be imported in accordance 
with the regulations necessitates the use of certain information 
collection activities, including a phytosanitary certificate with a 
declaration, production site registration, and maintenance of records 
of trap placement, trap maintenance, and any Medfly captures.
    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 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Importers, exporters, growers of tomatoes, and the 
national plant protection organization of Morocco.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 11.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 36.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 398.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 395 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 December 2014 .
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-30499 Filed 12-29-14; 8:45 am]
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