Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea, 21509 [2017-09353]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 9, 2017 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 4th day of May 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–09352 Filed 5–8–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0036] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea 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 regulations for the importation of tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 10, 2017. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0036. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0036, 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-2017-0036 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. mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: For information on the regulations for the importation of tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea, contact Dr. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 May 08, 2017 Jkt 241001 Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2292. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of Korea. OMB Control Number: 0579–0371. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–76). Under the regulations, tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea may be imported into the United States under certain conditions, as listed in 7 CFR 319.56–52, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These regulations require information collection activities including inspection, registered pestexclusionary structures, recordkeeping, trapping, and a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the tomatoes were produced in accordance with the regulations. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (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; PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21509 (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 0.589 hours per response. Respondents: Growers, importers, and exporters of tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea; and the national plant protection organization of the Republic of Korea. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 31.7. Estimated annual number of responses: 95. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 56 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 4th day of May 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0036]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the 
Republic of Korea

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 regulations for the 
importation of tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
10, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0036.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0036, 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-
0036 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 tomatoes with stems from the Republic of Korea, 
contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance 
Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2292. 
For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, 
contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, 
at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Importation of Tomatoes With Stems From the Republic of 
Korea.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0371.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et 
seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, 
plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant 
pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United 
States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and 
vegetables in accordance with the regulations contained in ``Subpart--
Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56-76).
    Under the regulations, tomatoes with stems from the Republic of 
Korea may be imported into the United States under certain conditions, 
as listed in 7 CFR 319.56-52, to prevent the introduction of plant 
pests into the United States. These regulations require information 
collection activities including inspection, registered pest-
exclusionary structures, recordkeeping, trapping, and a phytosanitary 
certificate with an additional declaration stating that the tomatoes 
were produced in accordance with the regulations.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (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 0.589 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers, importers, and exporters of tomatoes with 
stems from the Republic of Korea; and the national plant protection 
organization of the Republic of Korea.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 31.7.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 95.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 56 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 4th day of May 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-09353 Filed 5-8-17; 8:45 am]
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