Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Wooden Handicrafts From China, 4245-4246 [2016-01439]

Download as PDF 4245 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 16 Tuesday, January 26, 2016 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2015–0092] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Wooden Handicrafts From China Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2015-0092. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2015–0092, 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-2015-0092 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. For information on the regulations for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China, contact Mr. J. Tyrone Jones, Trade Director, PIM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2344. 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 Wooden Handicrafts From China. OMB Control Number: 0579–0357. Type of Request: Revision to and 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 wooden handicrafts from China are contained in ‘‘Subpart—Logs, Lumber, and Other Wood Articles’’ (7 CFR 319.40–1 through 319.40–11). Section 319.40–5 of the regulations provides the requirements for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China. The regulations require the use of an identification tag, which is considered an information collection activity. All packages that are used to ship wooden handicrafts must be labeled with a merchandise tag containing the identity of the product manufacturer. This tag must be applied to each shipping package in China prior to export and remain attached to the package until it reaches the location at which the wooden handicraft will be sold in the United States. However, additional information collection activities, such as a fumigation certificate and an application for an import permit are also required for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China. Fumigation certificates are required to verify that the articles have been treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305. In addition, an import permit must be FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and to receive an import permit, importers must complete an application for an import permit. We are adding these two activities to this information collection. As a result, the overall estimates of burden have increased. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, 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 0.002 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of wooden handicrafts from China and national plant protection organization officials of China. Estimated annual number of respondents: 361. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7,258.17. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,620,198. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5,250 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. E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 4246 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 20th day of January 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–01439 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Winona, Missouri. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_page?id=001t0000002JcvzAAC. DATES: The meeting will be held February 23, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center, U.S. Highway 60, Route 1, Box 1998, Winona, Missouri. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at Mark Twain National Forest (NF) Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Hall, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 573–341–7404 or via email at rrhall@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Review proposed forest management projects; and 2. Make project recommendations to the Forest Service to be funded through Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by February 17, 2016, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Richard Hall, Mark Twain NF Supervisor’s Office, 401 Fairgrounds Road, Rolla, Missouri 65401; by email to rrhall@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 573–364–6844. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Rowe, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 936–655–2299 extension 230, or via email at lrowe@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudappsusda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page ?id=001t0000002JcvhAAC. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by February 13, 2016 to be scheduled on the agenda. 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delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2015-0092]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Wooden Handicrafts From China

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 regulations for the 
importation of wooden handicrafts from China.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 
28, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0092.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2015-0092, 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-2015-
0092 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 wooden handicrafts from China, contact Mr. J. Tyrone 
Jones, Trade Director, PIM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 140, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2344. 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 Wooden Handicrafts From China.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0357.
    Type of Request: Revision to and 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 wooden handicrafts 
from China are contained in ``Subpart--Logs, Lumber, and Other Wood 
Articles'' (7 CFR 319.40-1 through 319.40-11).
    Section 319.40-5 of the regulations provides the requirements for 
the importation of wooden handicrafts from China. The regulations 
require the use of an identification tag, which is considered an 
information collection activity. All packages that are used to ship 
wooden handicrafts must be labeled with a merchandise tag containing 
the identity of the product manufacturer. This tag must be applied to 
each shipping package in China prior to export and remain attached to 
the package until it reaches the location at which the wooden 
handicraft will be sold in the United States.
    However, additional information collection activities, such as a 
fumigation certificate and an application for an import permit are also 
required for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China. 
Fumigation certificates are required to verify that the articles have 
been treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305. In addition, an import 
permit must be issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, and to receive an import permit, importers must complete an 
application for an import permit. We are adding these two activities to 
this information collection. As a result, the overall estimates of 
burden have increased.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities, as described, 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 0.002 hours per response.
    Respondents: Exporters of wooden handicrafts from China and 
national plant protection organization officials of China.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 361.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7,258.17.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,620,198.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 5,250 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.


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    Done in Washington, DC, this 20th day of January 2016.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-01439 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P