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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm OMB Control Number: 0579–0165. 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. The AHPA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Section 10401–18 of Public Law 107–171, May 13, 2002, of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The regulations under which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conduct disease prevention activities are contained in Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, parts 91 through 99 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations govern the importation of animals, birds and poultry, certain animal and poultry products, and animal germplasm. Screwworm is a pest native to tropical areas of South America, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, tropical and sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. It causes extensive damage to livestock and other warmblooded animals. APHIS regulations require that horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs imported into the United States from regions of the world where screwworm is known to exist be inspected and, if necessary, treated for screwworm infestation. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires the following documents to import horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions where screwworm is known to exist: (1) An application for import or in-transit Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES May 19, 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. 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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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 May 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 permit (VS Form 17–129); (2) a health certificate signed by a Federal veterinarian of the exporting country; (3) a declaration of importation with the importer, broker, and final destination information (VS Form 17–29); and (4) a quarantine reservation. If the information is not collected, APHIS would not be able to ensure horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs imported into the United States are not infested with screwworm. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 92. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 827. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 24, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 19, 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 June 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: Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; 
Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0165.
    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. The AHPA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Section 10401-18 
of Public Law 107-171, May 13, 2002, of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002. The regulations under which the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conduct disease prevention 
activities are contained in Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, parts 91 
through 99 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations govern 
the importation of animals, birds and poultry, certain animal and 
poultry products, and animal germplasm. Screwworm is a pest native to 
tropical areas of South America, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast 
Asia, tropical and sub-Saharan Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula. It 
causes extensive damage to livestock and other warm-blooded animals. 
APHIS regulations require that horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs 
imported into the United States from regions of the world where 
screwworm is known to exist be inspected and, if necessary, treated for 
screwworm infestation.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires the following 
documents to import horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions 
where screwworm is known to exist: (1) An application for import or in-
transit permit (VS Form 17-129); (2) a health certificate signed by a 
Federal veterinarian of the exporting country; (3) a declaration of 
importation with the importer, broker, and final destination 
information (VS Form 17-29); and (4) a quarantine reservation. If the 
information is not collected, APHIS would not be able to ensure horses, 
ruminants, swine, and dogs imported into the United States are not 
infested with screwworm.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 92.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 827.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-10608 Filed 5-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P