Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain, 5528-5529 [2017-01028]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 5528 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices 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 (APHIS) regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–76). Section 319.56–62 provides the requirements for the importation of fresh beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), shelled or in pods (French, green, snap, and string) from Jordan into the continental United States. These commodities may be imported into the United States under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations require information collection activities, including packinghouse registration, box labeling, and a phytosanitary certificate attesting that the conditions in § 319.56–62 have been met and that each consignment has been inspected and found free the pests listed in that section. 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 0.78 hours per response. Respondents: Importers of fresh beans, shelled or in pods, from Jordan and the national plant protection organization of Jordan. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7. Estimated annual number of responses: 40. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 31 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. 2017–01026 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0108] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain 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 regulations for the importation of avocados from continental Spain. 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-2016-0108. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0108, 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-2016-0108 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 information on the importation of avocados from continental Spain, 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: Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain. OMB Control Number: 0579–0400. Type of Request: 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, including fruit flies, into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world are contained in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–76). In accordance with § 319.56–64, fresh avocados from continental Spain are subject to certain conditions before entering the United States to ensure that certain quarantine plant pests are not introduced into the United States. The regulations require the use of information collection activities, including an operational workplan, trust fund agreement, production site and packinghouse registration, agreements, box labeling and shipping documents, a phytosanitary certificate, and recordkeeping. 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: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 11 / Wednesday, January 18, 2017 / Notices (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 0.03 hours per response. Respondents: Growers and importers of avocados from continental Spain and the national plant protection organization of Spain. Estimated annual number of respondents: 28. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 517. Estimated annual number of responses: 14,484. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 484 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. 2017–01028 Filed 1–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0109] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Jan 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 regulations for the importation of fresh apricots from continental Spain. 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-2016-0109. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0109, 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-2016-0109 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 importation of fresh apricots from continental Spain, 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: Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain. OMB Control Number: 0579–0402. Type of Request: 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, including fruit flies, into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5529 certain parts of the world are contained in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–76). In accordance with § 319.56–63, fresh apricots from continental Spain are subject to certain conditions before entering the United States to ensure that certain quarantine plant pests are not introduced into the United States. The regulations require the use of information collection activities, including an operational workplan, trust fund agreement, production site and packinghouse registration, box labeling and shipping documents, a phytosanitary certificate, and recordkeeping. 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 2.55 hours per response. Respondents: Growers and importers of apricots from continental Spain and the national plant protection organization of Spain. Estimated annual number of respondents: 22. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4. Estimated annual number of responses: 84. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 214 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 E:\FR\FM\18JAN1.SGM 18JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2016-0108]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain

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 regulations for the importation of avocados 
from continental Spain.

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-2016-0108.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0108, 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-
0108 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 importation of 
avocados from continental Spain, 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: Importation of Avocados From Continental Spain.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0400.
    Type of Request: 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, including fruit 
flies, into the United States or their dissemination within the United 
States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of 
fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the 
world are contained in ``Subpart--Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 
319.56-1 through 319.56-76).
    In accordance with Sec.  319.56-64, fresh avocados from continental 
Spain are subject to certain conditions before entering the United 
States to ensure that certain quarantine plant pests are not introduced 
into the United States. The regulations require the use of information 
collection activities, including an operational workplan, trust fund 
agreement, production site and packinghouse registration, agreements, 
box labeling and shipping documents, a phytosanitary certificate, and 
recordkeeping.
    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:

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    (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 0.03 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers and importers of avocados from continental 
Spain and the national plant protection organization of Spain.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 28.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 517.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 14,484.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 484 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. 2017-01028 Filed 1-17-17; 8:45 am]
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