Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health Protection, 15321-15322 [2017-06217]

Download as PDF 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 https:// 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 https://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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 15322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 58 / Tuesday, March 28, 2017 / Notices and must be treated in accordance with the regulations. As part of its swine health protection program, APHIS conducts a pseudorabies (PRV) eradication program in cooperation with State governments, swine producers, swine shippers, herd owners, and accredited veterinarians. The program identifies PRV-affected swine, provides herd management techniques, and has eliminated PRV in commercial production herds. However, APHIS periodically finds infected swine when swine are exposed to feral swine or other swine that have had exposure to feral swine. The regulations in 9 CFR parts 71 and 85 facilitate the PRV eradication program and general swine health by providing requirements for moving swine interstate within a swine production system. (A production system consists of separate farms that each specialize in a different phase of swine production such as sow herds, nursery herds, and finishing herds. These separate farms, all members of the same production system, may be located in more than one State.) The regulations for the feeding of garbage to swine and for the PRV eradication program require the use of a number of information collection activities, including the creation of food waste reports; the completion of applications to operate garbage treatment facilities and acknowledgement of the Act and regulations; garbage treatment facility inspection; cancellation of license by State animal health officials; request for a hearing; cancellation of license by licensee; notification by licensee of sick or dead animals; notification by licensee of changes to name, address, or management; swine health protection program inspection summary; permit to move restricted animals; owner-shipper statement; certificate of veterinary inspection; accredited veterinarian’s statement; embryo and semen shipments; identification for swine moving interstate; swine production system health plan; interstate movement report and notification; cancellation or withdrawal of a swine production system health plan; appeal of cancellation of a swine production system health plan; shipment to slaughter seal; appraisal and indemnity claim form; report of net salvage proceeds; herd management plans; and recordkeeping. The information collection requirements above are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control numbers 0579–0137 (Swine Health Protection) and 0579–0065 (Swine VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Mar 27, 2017 Jkt 241001 Health Protection). After OMB approves this combined information collection package (0579–0065), APHIS will retire OMB control number 0579–0137. We are asking OMB to approve our use of 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 1.89 hours per response. Respondents: Owners/operators (licensees) of garbage treatment facilities, herd owners, food establishments, accredited veterinarians, and State animal health authorities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 27,050. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 31.55. Estimated annual number of responses: 853,318. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,614,460 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. 2017–06217 Filed 3–27–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tonto National Forest; Gila County, AZ; Pinto Valley Mine Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for approval of a mining plan of operations for the Pinto Valley Mine, notice of public scoping, and request for scoping comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tonto National Forest (TNF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental effects from approval of the Mining Plan of Operations (MPO) submitted by Pinto Valley Mining Corp. (PVMC), for operations on National Forest System (NFS) land associated with expansion of an existing open pit copper and molybdenum mine, the Pinto Valley Mine. An amendment to the Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan, 1985, as amended) may be required. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received no later than April 27, 2017. Public scoping meetings will be held on April 18 at Superior Junior/Senior High School, 100 Mary Drive, Superior, Arizona and April 20 at Miami Junior/Senior High School, 4739 S. Ragus Rd., Miami, Arizona from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Pinto Valley Mine EIS Comments, 2324 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85006. Comments may also be sent via email to Comment@pintovalleymineeis.us, or via facsimile to (602) 225–5302, ATTN: Pinto Valley Mine EIS Comments. Written and oral comments may also be submitted during scoping meetings that will be held by the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) on April 18 and 20. Additional details may be found at the Pinto Valley Mine EIS Web site at https://www.pintovalleymineeis.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judd Sampson, Interim Project Manager, at 602–225–5272 or juddsampson@ fs.fed.us during normal business hours. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PVMC submitted the proposed MPO for approval by the Forest Service in May 2016. The proposed MPO was submitted in accordance with Forest Service SUMMARY: 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]
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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

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 the swine health protection 
program.

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 https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0013.
     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 https://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: 
    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

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and must be treated in accordance with the regulations.
    As part of its swine health protection program, APHIS conducts a 
pseudorabies (PRV) eradication program in cooperation with State 
governments, swine producers, swine shippers, herd owners, and 
accredited veterinarians. The program identifies PRV-affected swine, 
provides herd management techniques, and has eliminated PRV in 
commercial production herds. However, APHIS periodically finds infected 
swine when swine are exposed to feral swine or other swine that have 
had exposure to feral swine.
    The regulations in 9 CFR parts 71 and 85 facilitate the PRV 
eradication program and general swine health by providing requirements 
for moving swine interstate within a swine production system. (A 
production system consists of separate farms that each specialize in a 
different phase of swine production such as sow herds, nursery herds, 
and finishing herds. These separate farms, all members of the same 
production system, may be located in more than one State.)
    The regulations for the feeding of garbage to swine and for the PRV 
eradication program require the use of a number of information 
collection activities, including the creation of food waste reports; 
the completion of applications to operate garbage treatment facilities 
and acknowledgement of the Act and regulations; garbage treatment 
facility inspection; cancellation of license by State animal health 
officials; request for a hearing; cancellation of license by licensee; 
notification by licensee of sick or dead animals; notification by 
licensee of changes to name, address, or management; swine health 
protection program inspection summary; permit to move restricted 
animals; owner-shipper statement; certificate of veterinary inspection; 
accredited veterinarian's statement; embryo and semen shipments; 
identification for swine moving interstate; swine production system 
health plan; interstate movement report and notification; cancellation 
or withdrawal of a swine production system health plan; appeal of 
cancellation of a swine production system health plan; shipment to 
slaughter seal; appraisal and indemnity claim form; report of net 
salvage proceeds; herd management plans; and recordkeeping.
    The information collection requirements above are currently 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control 
numbers 0579-0137 (Swine Health Protection) and 0579-0065 (Swine Health 
Protection). After OMB approves this combined information collection 
package (0579-0065), APHIS will retire OMB control number 0579-0137.
    We are asking OMB to approve our use of 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 1.89 hours per response.
    Respondents: Owners/operators (licensees) of garbage treatment 
facilities, herd owners, food establishments, accredited veterinarians, 
and State animal health authorities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 27,050.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 31.55.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 853,318.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,614,460 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. 2017-06217 Filed 3-27-17; 8:45 am]
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