Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 24559 [2016-09743]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 80 / Tuesday, April 26, 2016 / Notices in response to Congressional mandate in the Agricultural Research Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (Pub. L. 105–185, Section 103d). The ARS peer-review panels are comprised of scientists who review current scientific research projects and who have expert knowledge in the fields being reviewed. Need and Use of the Information: ARS will collect the information using the following forms: ARS–199A, Ad Hoc Peer Review of ARES Research Project ARS–200PA, Confidentiality Agreement ARS–202P, Chair & Panelist Information Form ARS–203PA, Suggested Peer Reviewer Form ARS–209P, OSQR Expense Report ARS–211P, Request for Honorarium ARS–223P Panel Recommendation on ARS Research Project Plan ARS–225P, Panelist Peer Review of ARS Research Project ARS–227P, Action Class Judgement ARS–231 Reviewer Comment Form The information collected is used to manage the travel and stipend payments to panel reviewers and provide wellorganized feedback to ARS’s researchers about their projects. If information were not collected, ARS would not meet the administrative or legislative requirements of the Peer Review Process as mandated by Public Law 105–185; Section 103(d). Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 230. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Weekly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,708. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–09747 Filed 4–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 21, 2016. 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 are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:08 Apr 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 May 26, 2016 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 and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Wooden Handicrafts from China. Omb Control Number: 0579–0357. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood Articles’’ (7 CFR 319.40–1 through 319.40–11, referred to as the regulations) govern the importation of various logs, lumber, and other unmanufactured wood products in the United States. APHIS’ regulations provide for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China under certain conditions. Trade in these handicrafts has resumed while continuing to protect PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24559 the United States against the introduction of plant pests. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information activities to allow for trade in Chinese wooden handicrafts while continuing to protect the United States: Merchandise tags, a fumigation certification, and an application for permit to import timber or timber products. Failure to collect this information would cause foreign countries to refuse any shipments from the United States that contained wooden handcrafts, a development that could cause a significant disruption in trade with foreign countries and result in serious economic consequences not only to U.S. exporters, but to many U.S. industries that export products to foreign countries. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 361. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 5,271. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. 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Comments are requested regarding (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 May 26, 2016 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

April 21, 2016.
    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 
are requested regarding (1) 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) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 May 26, 
2016 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 and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Wooden Handicrafts from China.
    Omb Control Number: 0579-0357.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out 
operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, 
prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States 
or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The 
regulations in ``Subpart-Logs, Lumber, and Other Unmanufactured Wood 
Articles'' (7 CFR 319.40-1 through 319.40-11, referred to as the 
regulations) govern the importation of various logs, lumber, and other 
unmanufactured wood products in the United States. APHIS' regulations 
provide for the importation of wooden handicrafts from China under 
certain conditions. Trade in these handicrafts has resumed while 
continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of 
plant pests.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following 
information activities to allow for trade in Chinese wooden handicrafts 
while continuing to protect the United States: Merchandise tags, a 
fumigation certification, and an application for permit to import 
timber or timber products. Failure to collect this information would 
cause foreign countries to refuse any shipments from the United States 
that contained wooden handcrafts, a development that could cause a 
significant disruption in trade with foreign countries and result in 
serious economic consequences not only to U.S. exporters, but to many 
U.S. industries that export products to foreign countries.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 361.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,271.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2016-09743 Filed 4-25-16; 8:45 am]
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