Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program, 5530-5531 [2017-01023]

Download as PDF 5530 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01014 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0106] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey 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 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2016-0106. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0106, 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-2016-0106 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 Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2292. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. OMB Control Number: 0579–0010. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized, either independently or in cooperation with the States, to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests and noxious weeds that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). To carry out this mission, APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program has joined forces with the States and other agencies to create a program called the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey (CAPS). The CAPS program coordinates efforts through cooperative agreements with the States and other agencies to collect and manage data on plant pests, noxious weeds, and biological control agents, which may be used to control plant pests or noxious weeds. This program allows the States and PPQ to conduct surveillance activities to detect and measure the presence of exotic plant pests and weeds and to input surveillance data into a uniform national system. Among other things, this allows APHIS to obtain a more comprehensive picture of plant pest conditions in the United States. The CAPS program involves certain information collection activities, such as cooperative agreements, pest detection surveys, a disclosure form, a form for determination of specimens, and various application forms. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0.24 hours per response. Respondents: State cooperators participating in CAPS and not-for-profit organizations. Estimated annual number of respondents: 54. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 271. Estimated annual number of responses: 14,634. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,573 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 11th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01020 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0111] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with Federal recognition of a State’s plant pest containment, eradication, or exclusion program as a Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2016-0111. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0111, 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-2016-0111 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 Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2292. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program. OMB Control Number: 0579–0365. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, or other articles if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent a plant pest or noxious weed from being introduced into or disseminated within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). As part of this mission, APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program responds to introductions of plant pests to eradicate, suppress, or contain them through various programs to prevent their interstate spread. APHIS’ plant pest containment and eradication programs qualify as ‘‘official control programs,’’ as defined by the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), recognized by the World Trade Organization as the standard-setting body for international plant quarantine issues. ‘‘Official control’’ is defined as ‘‘the active enforcement of mandatory phytosanitary regulations and the application of mandatory phytosanitary procedures with the objective of containment or eradication of quarantine pests or for the management of regulated non-quarantine pests.’’ As a contracting party to the IPPC, the United States has agreed to observe IPPC principles as they relate to international trade. APHIS is aware that individual States enforce phytosanitary regulations and procedures within their borders to address pests of concern, and that those pests are not always also the subject of an APHIS response program or activity. To strengthen APHIS’ safeguarding system to protect agriculture and to facilitate agriculture trade through effective management of phytosanitary measures, APHIS initiated the Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) Program, which establishes an administrative process for granting Federal recognition to certain State-managed official control programs for plant pest eradication or containment and State-managed pest exclusion programs. (The FRSMP Program was previously referred to as the Official Control Program.) Federal recognition of a State’s pest control activities will justify actions by Federal inspectors at ports of entry to help exclude pests that are under a phytosanitary program in a destination State. This process involves the use of information collection activities, including the submission of a petition for protocol for quarantine pests of concern, a petition for regulated nonquarantine pests, State cooperative agreements, and audit review annual accomplishment reports. We are asking OMB to approve 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 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5531 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 34.7 hours per response. Respondents: State plant health regulatory officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7. Estimated annual number of responses: 7. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 243 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 11th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01023 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program 2017 Industry Forums—Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2016-0111]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program

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

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request an extension of approval of an information collection 
associated with Federal recognition of a State's plant pest 
containment, eradication, or exclusion program as a Federally 
Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 
20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0111.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0111, 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-2016-
0111 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 Federally 
Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program, contact Dr. Robert 
Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, 
Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2292. For copies of 
more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. 
Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0365.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the 
importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, 
or other articles if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or 
restriction is necessary to prevent a plant pest or noxious weed from 
being introduced into or disseminated within the United States. This 
authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS).
    As part of this mission, APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine 
(PPQ) program responds to introductions of plant pests to eradicate, 
suppress, or contain them through various programs to prevent their 
interstate spread. APHIS' plant pest containment and eradication 
programs qualify as ``official control programs,'' as defined by the 
International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), recognized by the 
World Trade Organization as the standard-setting body for international 
plant quarantine issues. ``Official control'' is defined as ``the 
active enforcement of mandatory phytosanitary regulations and the 
application of mandatory phytosanitary procedures with the objective of 
containment or eradication of quarantine pests or for the management of 
regulated non-quarantine pests.'' As a contracting party to the IPPC, 
the United States has agreed to observe IPPC principles as they relate 
to international trade.
    APHIS is aware that individual States enforce phytosanitary 
regulations and procedures within their borders to address pests of 
concern, and that those pests are not always also the subject of an 
APHIS response program or activity. To strengthen APHIS' safeguarding 
system to protect agriculture and to facilitate agriculture trade 
through effective management of phytosanitary measures, APHIS initiated 
the Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary (FRSMP) Program, 
which establishes an administrative process for granting Federal 
recognition to certain State-managed official control programs for 
plant pest eradication or containment and State-managed pest exclusion 
programs. (The FRSMP Program was previously referred to as the Official 
Control Program.) Federal recognition of a State's pest control 
activities will justify actions by Federal inspectors at ports of entry 
to help exclude pests that are under a phytosanitary program in a 
destination State. This process involves the use of information 
collection activities, including the submission of a petition for 
protocol for quarantine pests of concern, a petition for regulated non-
quarantine pests, State cooperative agreements, and audit review annual 
accomplishment reports.
    We are asking OMB to approve 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 34.7 hours per response.
    Respondents: State plant health regulatory officials.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 7.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 243 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 11th day of January 2017.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-01023 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
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