Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability, 15320-15321 [2017-06094]

Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 15320 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices swine, pork, and pork products from Brazil, Chile, and Mexico do not introduce CSF into the United States, the regulations include information collection activities, such as certificates, compliance agreements, and cooperative service agreements. Certificates, which are issued by salaried veterinary officers of the Governments of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, must accompany swine, pork, and pork products from their respective regions, and must certify that the live swine, pork, and pork products have met the specified requirements in part 94. A compliance agreement is required from the operators of the processing establishment and states that: All meat processed for importation to the United States will be processed in accordance with the requirements in part 94; a fulltime, salaried meat inspection official of the national government of the region in which the processing facility is located will supervise the processing and examination of the product and certify that it has been processed in accordance with the section; and APHIS personnel or other persons authorized by the Administrator may enter the establishment, unannounced, to inspect the establishment and its records. A cooperative service agreement, which is required by APHIS from the processing establishment, or a party on its behalf, is an agreement with APHIS to pay all expenses incurred by APHIS for the initial evaluation of the processing establishment and periodically thereafter. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.0 hour per response. Respondents: Federal animal health officials of the Governments of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Estimated annual number of respondents: 11. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 273.55. Estimated annual number of responses: 3,009. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,009 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 23rd day of March 2017. Jere L. Dick, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06090 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0009] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability 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 animal disease traceability. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0009. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 APHIS–2017–0009, 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-2017-0009 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 animal disease traceability, contact Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Program Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (240) 463– 0098. 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: Animal Disease Traceability. OMB Control Number: 0579–0327. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prevent the introduction into and the dissemination within the United States of any pest or disease of livestock or poultry. Within APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS) safeguards U.S. animal health through a variety of activities, including disease control. One important part of disease control is animal disease traceability. Animal disease traceability provides the ability to document the movement history of an animal throughout its life. Knowing where diseased and at-risk animals have been and are located, as well as when they have been there, is indispensable during an emergency response and important for ongoing disease programs. Epidemiologists use this information to determine the potential spread of a disease. In fact, having the ability to plot locations within a radius of an infected premises helps to determine the potential magnitude of a contagious disease and the resources needed to contain it. Furthermore, as diseases are controlled or eradicated, it is important E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices to document areas, States, or regions of the country that are free from disease. Traceability helps APHIS determine those disease-free zones, thus enhancing the marketability of U.S. livestock. The regulations for animal disease traceability are located in 9 CFR part 86. Under the regulations, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate must be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation. The regulations specify approved forms of official identification for each species but allow livestock to be moved between any two States or Tribes with another form of identification as agreed upon by animal health officials in the two jurisdictions. This identification requirement improves APHIS’ ability to trace livestock if a disease is detected. Development and implementation of the animal disease traceability framework continues to be a partnership involving APHIS, States, Tribes, and industry. States and Tribes enter into cooperative agreements with APHIS to implement their traceability activities. Also, within the animal disease traceability framework, the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) gives a nationally unique identification number for animals that need official identification. To distribute and use official identification eartags using the NUES, APHIS requires several information collection activities that we are including in this information collection. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve these information collection activities, as described, 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.09 hours per response. Respondents: State, Tribal, and territorial animal health officials; accredited veterinarians; breed and registry associations; producers; livestock market operators; and harvest facility employees. Estimated annual number of respondents: 197,302. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 53. Estimated annual number of responses: 10,513,557. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 939,085 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 22nd day of March 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06094 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P 15321 • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0013, 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-2017-0013 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 swine health protection program, contact Dr. John Korslund, Staff Epidemiologist, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3468. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0013] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health Protection 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 the swine health protection program. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 30, 2017. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0013. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title: Swine Health Protection. OMB Control Number: 0579–0065. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the dissemination within the United States of animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to detect, control, and eradicate pests and diseases of livestock. The Swine Health Protection Act (the Act) prohibits the feeding of garbage to swine intended for interstate movement or foreign commerce or that substantially affect such commerce unless the garbage has been treated to kill disease organisms. Untreated garbage is one of the primary media through which numerous infectious and communicable diseases can be transmitted to swine. APHIS’ regulations promulgated under the Act, which are located at 9 CFR part 166, require that garbage intended to be fed to swine must be treated at a facility that holds a valid permit to treat the garbage E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-06094]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0009]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with animal disease traceability.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 
30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0009.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0009, 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-
0009 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 animal disease 
traceability, contact Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Program Manager, Animal 
Disease Traceability, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, 
MD 20737-1231; (240) 463-0098. 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: Animal Disease Traceability.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0327.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to 
prevent the introduction into and the dissemination within the United 
States of any pest or disease of livestock or poultry.
    Within APHIS, Veterinary Services (VS) safeguards U.S. animal 
health through a variety of activities, including disease control. One 
important part of disease control is animal disease traceability. 
Animal disease traceability provides the ability to document the 
movement history of an animal throughout its life. Knowing where 
diseased and at-risk animals have been and are located, as well as when 
they have been there, is indispensable during an emergency response and 
important for ongoing disease programs. Epidemiologists use this 
information to determine the potential spread of a disease. In fact, 
having the ability to plot locations within a radius of an infected 
premises helps to determine the potential magnitude of a contagious 
disease and the resources needed to contain it. Furthermore, as 
diseases are controlled or eradicated, it is important

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to document areas, States, or regions of the country that are free from 
disease. Traceability helps APHIS determine those disease-free zones, 
thus enhancing the marketability of U.S. livestock.
    The regulations for animal disease traceability are located in 9 
CFR part 86. Under the regulations, unless specifically exempted, 
livestock moved interstate must be officially identified and 
accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or 
other documentation. The regulations specify approved forms of official 
identification for each species but allow livestock to be moved between 
any two States or Tribes with another form of identification as agreed 
upon by animal health officials in the two jurisdictions. This 
identification requirement improves APHIS' ability to trace livestock 
if a disease is detected.
    Development and implementation of the animal disease traceability 
framework continues to be a partnership involving APHIS, States, 
Tribes, and industry. States and Tribes enter into cooperative 
agreements with APHIS to implement their traceability activities. Also, 
within the animal disease traceability framework, the National Uniform 
Eartagging System (NUES) gives a nationally unique identification 
number for animals that need official identification. To distribute and 
use official identification eartags using the NUES, APHIS requires 
several information collection activities that we are including in this 
information collection.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
these information collection activities, as described, 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 0.09 hours per response.
    Respondents: State, Tribal, and territorial animal health 
officials; accredited veterinarians; breed and registry associations; 
producers; livestock market operators; and harvest facility employees.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 197,302.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 53.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 10,513,557.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 939,085 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 22nd day of March 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-06094 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P