Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 15314-15316 [2017-06076]

Download as PDF 15314 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 58 Tuesday, March 28, 2017 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES March 23, 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 April 27, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: Plum Pox Compensation. OMB Control Number: 0579–0159. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The regulations in 7 CFR 301.74–5 permit owners of commercial stone fruit orchards and owners of fruit tree nurseries to receive compensation under certain circumstances. Owners of commercial stone fruit orchards may receive compensation for losses associated with trees destroyed to control plum pox pursuant to an emergency action notification (EAN) issued by the Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Owners of fruit tree nurseries may receive compensation for net revenue losses associated with movement or sale of nursery stock prohibited under an EAN issued by APHIS with respect to regulated articles within the nursery in order to control plum pox. Plum Pox is an extremely serious viral disease of plants that can affect many stone fruit species, including plum, peach, apricot, almond, and nectarine. APHIS will collect information using form PPQ 651 Application for Plum Pox Compensation, PPQ 523 Emergency Action Notification, Orchard Owner Records, Destruction Verification Document, and State Compensation. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the owner’s name and address, a description of the owner’s property, and a certification statement that the trees removed from the owner’s property were stone fruit trees from commercial fruit orchards or fruit tree nurseries. For claims made by owners of stone fruit orchards, the completed application must be accompanied by a copy of the EAN ordering the destruction of their trees, the notification’s accompanying inventory describing the acreage and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ages of trees removed and documentation verifying that the destruction of the trees have been completed and the date of that completion. For claims made by owners of fruit tree nurseries, the completed application must be accompanied by a copy of the EAN prohibiting the same or movement of the nursery stock, the notification’s accompanying inventory describing the total number of trees covered by the EAN, their age and variety, and documentation indicating the final disposition of the nursery stock. Without the information APHIS would be unable to compensate eligible grove and nursery owners for their losses. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 2. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 5. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06077 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request March 23, 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 April 27, 2017 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter. OMB Control Number: 0579–0160. Summary of Collection: Sections 901– 905 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901), authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines for regulating the commercial transportation of horses to slaughter by person regularly engaged in that activity within the United States. To fulfill this responsibility, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) established regulations in title 9, part 88 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The minimum standards cover among other things the food, water, and rest provided to these horses while they are in transit; and to review other related issues that may be appropriate to ensuring that these animals are treated humanely. Implementing these regulations entails the use of information collection activities such as providing business information, completing an owner/ shipper certificate and continuation sheet, and maintaining records of the owner/shipper certificate and continuation sheet. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the following information: (1) Shippers name and address and the owner’s name and address; (2) description of the transporting vehicle, including the license plate number; (3) a description of the horse’s physical characteristics, including its sex, coloring, distinguishing marks, permanent VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 brands, electronic means of identification, or other characteristics that can be use to accurately identify the horse; (4) the number of the USDA backtags that has been applied to the horse; (5) a statement of the animal’s fitness to travel, which must indicate that the horse is able to bear weight on all four limbs, is able to walk unassisted, is not blind in both eyes, is older than 6 months of age, and is not likely to give birth during the trip; (6) a description of anything unusual with regard to the physical condition of the horse, such as a wound or blindness in one eye, and any special handling needs; (7) the date, time, and place the horse was loaded on the conveyance; and (8) a statement that the horse was provided access to food, water, and rest prior to transport. This information is helpful in those instances in which APHIS must conduct a trace back investigation of any possibly salleged violation of the regulations. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 302. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3308. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, All Subtypes, and Newcastle Disease; Additional Restrictions. OMB Control Number: 0579–0245. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA), 7 U.S.C. 8301, 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. The agency charged with carrying out this disease prevention mission is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), through its Veterinary Services (VS) Program. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle Disease are extremely infectious and often fatal disease affecting all types of birds and poultry. Need and Use of the Information: To protect the United States against an incursion of HPAI and Newcastle Disease, APHIS requires the use of several information collection activities, including an USDA–APHIS–VS Application For Permit To Import or Transport Controlled Materials or Organisms or Vectors (VS Form 16–3); a United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors (VS Form 16–6A); an PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15315 Application for Approval or Report of Inspection Establishment Handling Restricted Animal Byproducts or Controlled Materials (VS Form 16–25); USDA–APHIS–VS Agreement for Handling Restricted Imports of Animal By-Products and Controlled Materials (VS Form 16–26); USDA–APHIS–VS Report of Entry, Shipment of Restricted Imported Animal Products and Animal By-Products, and Other Material (VS Form 16–78); USDA–APHIS–VS Application for Import or in Transit Permit (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, and Hatching Eggs) (VS Form 17–129); USDA–APHIS Agreement of Pet Bird Owner (VS Form 17–8); application of seals and agreements; notarized declaration or affirmation; notification of signs of disease in a recently imported bird; cooperative service agreements, and recordkeeping by processing establishments. APHIS will collect information to ensure that U.S. birds and poultry undergo appropriate examinations before entering the United States. Without the information, it would be impossible for APHIS to establish an effective line of defense against an introduction of HPAI and Newcastle Disease. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 970. Frequency of Responses: Reporting and Recordkeeping: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 2,046. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Emerald Ash Borer Host Material from Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0319. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for preventing plant diseases or insect pests from entering the United States, preventing the spread of pests and noxious weeds not widely distributed in the United States, and eradicating those imported pests when eradication is feasible. Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701—et. seq), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The regulations in 7 CFR part 319, ‘‘Foreign Quarantine Notices,’’ prohibit or restrict the importation of certain plants and plant products to prevent the introduction or dissemination of plant E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 15316 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices pests and noxious weeds into the United States. The Foreign Quarantine Notices regulations prohibit or restrict the importation of certain articles from Canada that present the risk of being infested with Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB is a destructive wood-boring insect that attacks ash trees (Fraxinus spp., including green ash, white ash, and several horticultural varieties of ash). Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information using phytosanitary certificate, permit application, and certificates of inspection. If APHIS did not collect this information, EAB could damage ash trees and cause economic losses to nursery stock and the nursery industry. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 5. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 42. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06076 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES March 22, 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 April 27, 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), OIRA_ Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. Food and Nutrition Service Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06022 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0010] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Beef and Ovine Meat From Uruguay and Beef From Argentina and Brazil 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 regulations for the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and beef from Argentina and Brazil. SUMMARY: Title: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Issuance and Participation Estimates—Forms FNS– 388 and FNS–388A only Recordkeeping Burden Estimates. OMB Control Number: 0584–0081. Summary of Collection: Section 18(b) of Food and Nutrition Act, (the Act) 7 U.S.C. 2027(b), limits the value of allotments paid to SNAP households to an amount not in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year. Timely State monthly issuance estimates are necessary for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to ensure that it remains within the appropriation and will have a direct effect upon the manner in which allotments would be reduced if necessary. Need and Use of the Information: FNS uses the FNS–388 to obtain monthly estimated or actual issuance and participation data for the current and previous months. In addition, State agencies are required to collect and maintain reports submitted in a project area breakdown on the FNS–388, of issuance and participation data twice a year. The project area breakdown attached to the FNS–388, twice a year is known as the FNS–388A. The data is collected and maintained because it is useful in identifying project areas that operate fraud detection units in accordance with the Act. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 53. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping only; Monthly; Semiannually. Total Burden Hours: 17. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 30, 2017. DATES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0010. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0010, 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-2017-0010 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 beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and beef from Argentina and Brazil, contact Dr. Lynette Williams, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Animal Products, NIES, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301) 851–3300. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 23, 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 April 
27, 2017

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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 Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Commercial Transportation of Equines to Slaughter.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0160.
    Summary of Collection: Sections 901-905 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 1901), authorizes the 
Secretary of Agriculture to issue guidelines for regulating the 
commercial transportation of horses to slaughter by person regularly 
engaged in that activity within the United States. To fulfill this 
responsibility, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
established regulations in title 9, part 88 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations. The minimum standards cover among other things the food, 
water, and rest provided to these horses while they are in transit; and 
to review other related issues that may be appropriate to ensuring that 
these animals are treated humanely. Implementing these regulations 
entails the use of information collection activities such as providing 
business information, completing an owner/shipper certificate and 
continuation sheet, and maintaining records of the owner/shipper 
certificate and continuation sheet.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect the following 
information: (1) Shippers name and address and the owner's name and 
address; (2) description of the transporting vehicle, including the 
license plate number; (3) a description of the horse's physical 
characteristics, including its sex, coloring, distinguishing marks, 
permanent brands, electronic means of identification, or other 
characteristics that can be use to accurately identify the horse; (4) 
the number of the USDA backtags that has been applied to the horse; (5) 
a statement of the animal's fitness to travel, which must indicate that 
the horse is able to bear weight on all four limbs, is able to walk 
unassisted, is not blind in both eyes, is older than 6 months of age, 
and is not likely to give birth during the trip; (6) a description of 
anything unusual with regard to the physical condition of the horse, 
such as a wound or blindness in one eye, and any special handling 
needs; (7) the date, time, and place the horse was loaded on the 
conveyance; and (8) a statement that the horse was provided access to 
food, water, and rest prior to transport. This information is helpful 
in those instances in which APHIS must conduct a trace back 
investigation of any possibly salleged violation of the regulations.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit and 
Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 302.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 3308.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, All Subtypes, and 
Newcastle Disease; Additional Restrictions.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0245.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA), 7 
U.S.C. 8301, 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. The agency charged with carrying out this disease 
prevention mission is the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS), through its Veterinary Services (VS) Program. Highly 
pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle Disease are extremely 
infectious and often fatal disease affecting all types of birds and 
poultry.
    Need and Use of the Information: To protect the United States 
against an incursion of HPAI and Newcastle Disease, APHIS requires the 
use of several information collection activities, including an USDA-
APHIS-VS Application For Permit To Import or Transport Controlled 
Materials or Organisms or Vectors (VS Form 16-3); a United States 
Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled 
Materials and Organisms and Vectors (VS Form 16-6A); an Application for 
Approval or Report of Inspection Establishment Handling Restricted 
Animal Byproducts or Controlled Materials (VS Form 16-25); USDA-APHIS-
VS Agreement for Handling Restricted Imports of Animal By-Products and 
Controlled Materials (VS Form 16-26); USDA-APHIS-VS Report of Entry, 
Shipment of Restricted Imported Animal Products and Animal By-Products, 
and Other Material (VS Form 16-78); USDA-APHIS-VS Application for 
Import or in Transit Permit (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, 
Birds, Poultry, and Hatching Eggs) (VS Form 17-129); USDA-APHIS 
Agreement of Pet Bird Owner (VS Form 17-8); application of seals and 
agreements; notarized declaration or affirmation; notification of signs 
of disease in a recently imported bird; cooperative service agreements, 
and recordkeeping by processing establishments. APHIS will collect 
information to ensure that U.S. birds and poultry undergo appropriate 
examinations before entering the United States. Without the 
information, it would be impossible for APHIS to establish an effective 
line of defense against an introduction of HPAI and Newcastle Disease.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 970.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting and Recordkeeping: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,046.

Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Emerald Ash Borer Host Material from Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0319.
    Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture, 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for 
preventing plant diseases or insect pests from entering the United 
States, preventing the spread of pests and noxious weeds not widely 
distributed in the United States, and eradicating those imported pests 
when eradication is feasible. Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701--et. seq), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit 
or restrict the importation, entry, or movement of plants and plant 
pests to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States 
or their dissemination within the United States. The regulations in 7 
CFR part 319, ``Foreign Quarantine Notices,'' prohibit or restrict the 
importation of certain plants and plant products to prevent the 
introduction or dissemination of plant

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pests and noxious weeds into the United States. The Foreign Quarantine 
Notices regulations prohibit or restrict the importation of certain 
articles from Canada that present the risk of being infested with 
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). EAB is a destructive wood-boring insect that 
attacks ash trees (Fraxinus spp., including green ash, white ash, and 
several horticultural varieties of ash).
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
using phytosanitary certificate, permit application, and certificates 
of inspection. If APHIS did not collect this information, EAB could 
damage ash trees and cause economic losses to nursery stock and the 
nursery industry.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 5.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 42.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-06076 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
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