Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 11172-11173 [2017-03303]

Download as PDF 11172 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 53 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed 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 the burden of the proposed collection of information, 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) was 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. Dated: February 15, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03341 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES February 15, 2017. 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 March 23, 2017 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Interstate Movement of Certain Land Tortoises. OMB Control Number: 0579–0156. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to prevent, control, and eliminate domestic diseases such as tuberculosis, as well as to take actions to prevent and to manage exotic diseases such as heartwater disease. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit the importation of the leopard tortoise, the African spurred tortoise, and the Bell’s hingeback tortoise to prevent the introduction and spread of exotic ticks known to be vectors of heartwater disease, an acute, infectious disease of cattle and other ruminants. The regulations in 9 CFR part 74 prohibit the interstate movement of those tortoises that are already in the United States unless the tortoises are accompanied by a health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to ensure that the interstate movement of these leopard, African spurred, and Bell’s hingeback tortoises poses no risk of spreading exotic ticks within the United States. Owners and veterinarians are required to provide the following information to Federal or accredited veterinarians for completion of the health certificate: Name, address, and telephone number of the owner; information identifying the animal such as collar or tattoo number; breed; age; sex; color; distinctive marks; vaccination history; and certifications from both the owner and the veterinarian that all information is true PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and accurate. The collected information is used for the purposes of identifying each specific tortoise and documenting the State of its health so that the animals can be transported across State and national boundaries. If the information is not collected APHIS would be forced to continue their complete ban on the interstate movement of leopard, African spurred, and Bell’s hingeback tortoises. This would economically harm U.S. tortoise breeders. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 50. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 375. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Table Eggs from Regions Where Newcastle Disease Exists. OMB Control Number: 0579–0328. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. Veterinary Services, a program with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for administering regulations intended to prevent the dissemination of animal disease within the United States. Regulations in title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, section 94.6 deal specifically with the importation of table eggs from certain regions that may pose a risk of introducing Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) into the United States. Need and Use of the Information: Although this collection applies to any region where END is considered to exist, the United States is not currently importing table eggs from any ENDaffected region. APHIS requires the following with regard to imported table eggs: (1) A certificate for table eggs from END-affected regions; and (2) a government seal issued by the veterinarian accredited by the national government who signed the certificate. APHIS will also use form VS–17–6, Export Health Certificate for Poultry or Hatching Eggs for Export. If the information were collected less frequently or not collected at all, APHIS would be unable to establish an effective defense against the incursion of END from table eggs imported from END-affected regions. This would cause serious economic consequences for U.S. poultry industry, which would be E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 33 / Tuesday, February 21, 2017 / Notices unable to export poultry and hatching eggs. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 201. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3,405. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–03303 Filed 2–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Regulations—Reporting and Record-Keeping Burden Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision to a currently approved information collection in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Regulations (7 CFR part 246) for the reporting and recordkeeping burdens associated with the WIC Program regulations. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Kurtria Watson, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Feb 17, 2017 Jkt 241001 Park Center Drive, Room 524, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Kurtria Watson at 703–305–2196 or via email to Kurtria.Watson@ fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Kurtria Watson at 703–605–4387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Regulations— Reporting and Record-keeping Burden. Form Number: N/A. OMB Number: 0584–0043. Expiration Date: April 30, 2017. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The purpose of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) is to provide supplemental foods, nutrition education, and health care referrals to low income, nutritionally atrisk pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five. Currently, WIC operates through State health departments in 50 States, 34 Indian Tribal Organizations, American Samoa, District of Columbia, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The Federal regulations governing the WIC Program (7 CFR part 246) require that certain program-related information be collected and that full and complete records concerning WIC operations are maintained. The information reporting and recordkeeping burdens are necessary to ensure appropriate and efficient management of the WIC program. The reporting and record-keeping burdens covered by this Information Collection Burden (ICB) include requirements that involve the certification of WIC participants; the nutrition education that is provided to participants; the authorization, training and monitoring of vendors; and the collection of vendor pricing information in order to comply with the Federal regulations regarding WIC cost containment. State Plans are the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11173 principal source of information about how each State agency operates its WIC Program. Information collected from participants and local agencies is collected through State-developed forms or Management Information Systems. The information collected is used by the Department of Agriculture to manage, plan, evaluate, make decisions and report on WIC program operations. This information collection is requesting a revision in the burden hours due to program changes related to Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) delivery and program adjustments that primarily reflect expected changes in the number of WIC participants; WIC authorized vendors; and WIC local agencies. The revisions decreased the approved reporting burden by 169,424 hours and decreased the total approved recordkeeping burden by 88,203 hours. Reporting Burden Affected Public: Individual/ Households; Business or Other for Profit; State, Local and Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 7,739,970. This includes: 1,927 State and local agencies; 7,693,319 WIC participants; and 44,724 Retail Vendors. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The estimated number of responses per respondent is 3.07. Estimated Total Annual Responses: The estimated total for annual responses is 23,734,452. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time per response is .13 hours. Estimated Total Annual Reporting Burden Hours: The estimated total annual reporting burden hours is 3,159,555. Current OMB Inventory: 3,328,979. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): 169,424. Record-Keeping Burden Estimated Number of Record-keepers: The estimated number of record-keepers is 11,927. Estimated Number of Records: The estimated number of records is 2,586. Total Estimated Annual Records: The total estimated annual records is 30,848,590. Estimated Annual Hours per Recordkeeper: The estimated annual hours per record-keeper is .02. Estimated Total Record-keeping Burden Hours: The estimated total record-keeping burden hours is 607,555. Current OMB Inventory: 695,758. Difference (Burden Revisions Requested): 88,203. E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 33 (Tuesday, February 21, 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


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 15, 2017.
    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 March 
23, 2017 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: Interstate Movement of Certain Land Tortoises.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0156.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to 
prevent, control, and eliminate domestic diseases such as tuberculosis, 
as well as to take actions to prevent and to manage exotic diseases 
such as heartwater disease. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit 
the importation of the leopard tortoise, the African spurred tortoise, 
and the Bell's hingeback tortoise to prevent the introduction and 
spread of exotic ticks known to be vectors of heartwater disease, an 
acute, infectious disease of cattle and other ruminants. The 
regulations in 9 CFR part 74 prohibit the interstate movement of those 
tortoises that are already in the United States unless the tortoises 
are accompanied by a health certificate or certificate of veterinary 
inspection.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to 
ensure that the interstate movement of these leopard, African spurred, 
and Bell's hingeback tortoises poses no risk of spreading exotic ticks 
within the United States. Owners and veterinarians are required to 
provide the following information to Federal or accredited 
veterinarians for completion of the health certificate: Name, address, 
and telephone number of the owner; information identifying the animal 
such as collar or tattoo number; breed; age; sex; color; distinctive 
marks; vaccination history; and certifications from both the owner and 
the veterinarian that all information is true and accurate. The 
collected information is used for the purposes of identifying each 
specific tortoise and documenting the State of its health so that the 
animals can be transported across State and national boundaries. If the 
information is not collected APHIS would be forced to continue their 
complete ban on the interstate movement of leopard, African spurred, 
and Bell's hingeback tortoises. This would economically harm U.S. 
tortoise breeders.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 50.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 375.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Table Eggs from Regions Where Newcastle 
Disease Exists.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0328.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to 
detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or 
poultry. Veterinary Services, a program with the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for administering 
regulations intended to prevent the dissemination of animal disease 
within the United States. Regulations in title 9, Code of Federal 
Regulations, section 94.6 deal specifically with the importation of 
table eggs from certain regions that may pose a risk of introducing 
Exotic Newcastle Disease (END) into the United States.
    Need and Use of the Information: Although this collection applies 
to any region where END is considered to exist, the United States is 
not currently importing table eggs from any END-affected region. APHIS 
requires the following with regard to imported table eggs: (1) A 
certificate for table eggs from END-affected regions; and (2) a 
government seal issued by the veterinarian accredited by the national 
government who signed the certificate. APHIS will also use form VS-17-
6, Export Health Certificate for Poultry or Hatching Eggs for Export. 
If the information were collected less frequently or not collected at 
all, APHIS would be unable to establish an effective defense against 
the incursion of END from table eggs imported from END-affected 
regions. This would cause serious economic consequences for U.S. 
poultry industry, which would be

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unable to export poultry and hatching eggs.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 201.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,405.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-03303 Filed 2-17-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P