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Download as PDF nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices new farmers and ranchers including strategies, policies, and programs that will enhance opportunities and create new farming and ranching operations. The Committee will consider Department goals and objectives necessary to implement prior recommendations. The Committee will develop and recommend an overall framework and strategies to encompass principles that leverage and maximize existing programs, and create and test new program opportunities. On March 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (FR DOC# 2017– 04392, Page 12782) a Notice of Solicitation for Membership. Applications were required to be received on or before March 31, 2017. We are re-issuing this announcement to extend the submission period to June 15, 2017. Prior applicants are not required to reapply. In this notice, we are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals from among ranching and farming producers (industry), related government, State, and Tribal agricultural agencies, academic institutions, commercial banking entities, trade associations, and related nonprofit enterprises. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. The membership term shall not exceed 2 years from the date of appointment. The Secretary may also appoint others as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers charter. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. Nomination forms are available on the Internet at https://www. ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755 or may be obtained from Mrs. Kenya Nicholas at the email address or telephone number noted above. The Secretary will fill at least six vacancies from among those organizations and individuals solicited, in order to obtain the broadest possible representation on the Committee. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 24935 Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Signed in Washington, DC, May 2, 2017. Christian Obineme, Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. Title: Swine Health Protection. OMB Control Number: 0579–0065. 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, Sections 10401–18 of P.O. 107–171, May 13, 2002, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Veterinary Services, a program with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for administering regulations intended to prevent the dissemination of animal diseases within the United States. Garbage is one of the primary media through which numerous infections or communicable diseases of swine are transmitted. Because of the serious threat to the U.S. swine industry, Congress passed Public Law 96–468 ‘‘Swine Health Protection Act’’ on October 17, 1980. This law requires USDA to ensure that all garbage is treated prior to its being fed to swine that are intended for interstate or foreign commerce or that substantially affect such commerce. The Act and the regulations will allow only operators of garbage treatment facilities, which meet certain specification to utilize garbage for swine feeding. APHIS will use various forms to collect information. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS collects information from persons desiring to obtain a permit (license) to operate a facility to treat garbage. Prior to issuance of a license, an inspection will be made of the facility by an authorized representative to determine if it meets all requirements of the regulations. Periodic inspections will be made to determine if licenses are meeting the standards for operation of their approved facilities. Upon receipt of the information from the Animal Health Officials, the information is used by Federal or State animal health personnel to determine whether the waste collector is feeding garbage to swine, whether it is being treated, and whether the feeder is licensed or needs to be licensed. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,110. [FR Doc. 2017–11214 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 24, 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 30, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 24936 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1,614,541. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 3,009. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from Certain Regions Free of CSF in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil. OMB Control Number: 0579–0230. 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 regulations under which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) conducts disease prevention activities are contained in Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Part 94. These regulations place certain restrictions on the importation of swine, pork, and pork products into the United States. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to ensure regulatory compliance for mitigation of classical swine fever (CSF) from imports of swine, pork, and pork products into the United States. One requirement is the completion of a certificate issued by a salaried veterinary officer of the Governments of Mexico, Chile, or Brazil that must accompany swine, pork, and pork products from their respective regions. Other requirements are a compliance agreement that is required by the operators of the processing establishment located in a non-CSF free region that processes pork products from CSF free regions, and a cooperative service agreement that is required by the processing establishment located in a non-CSF free region that produces pork products from a CSF free region. Either the CSF free region, or a party on its behalf, must enter into a cooperative service agreement with APHIS to pay all expenses incurred by APHIS for the initial evaluation of the processing establishment and periodically thereafter. If the information was not collected, APHIS would be unable to establish an effective defense against the entry and spread of CSF from Mexican, Chilean, and Brazilian swine, pork, and pork product imports. This would cause serious health consequences from U.S. swine and economic consequences for the U.S. pork industry. Description of Respondents: Businesses and Federal Animal Health Officials of the Governments of Mexico, Brazil, and Chile. Number of Respondents: 11. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines from Chile. OMB Control Number: 0579–0242. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701– 7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–58) prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world, to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests, including fruit flies that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) fruits and vegetables regulations allow the importation, under certain conditions, of clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile into the United States. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or plant products are accompanied by a phytosanitary inspection certificate that is completed by plant health officials in the originating or transiting country. APHIS will use the information on this certificate to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the time of inspection in the foreign country. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives. Without the information, all shipments would need to be inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerable more time, this would slow the clearance of international shipments. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 40. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 216. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Beef and Ovine Meat from Uruguay and Beef from Argentina and Brazil. OMB Control Number: 0579–0372. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8301), is the primary Federal law PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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). Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing APHIS’ ability to compete globally in animal and animal product trade. APHIS import regulations in sections 94.1 and 94.22 place certain restrictions on the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay into the United States. Section 94.29 places certain restrictions on the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from certain regions in Argentina and Brazil into the United States to prevent the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease. Under these regulations, APHIS must collect information, prepared by an authorized certified official of the Government of Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil.certifying that specific conditions for importation have been met. Need and Use of the Information: Imported beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and imported beef from northern Argentina and imported beef from the specific regions in Brazil must be accompanied by a foreign meat inspection certificate that is completed and signed by an authorized veterinary official of the Government of Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. Without the information, APHIS would be unable to establish an effective defense against the entry and spread of foot-and-mouth disease and other animal diseases from Uruguay beef and ovine product imports as well as imports of beef and beef products from Argentina and Brazil. Description of Respondents: Federal Government; Business or Other for Profit. Number of Respondents: 18. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 14,802. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Importation of Jackfruit, Pineapple, and Starfruit from Malaysia into the Continental United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0408. Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to 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 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–76). APHIS regulations allow, under certain conditions, the importation into the United States of commercial consignments of jackfruit, pineapple, and starfruit from Malaysia. Need and Use of the Information: The condition for the importation of fruit from Malaysia include requirements for: (1) Irradiation treatment for insect pests, (2) inspection, and (3) importation of commercial consignments. The fruit will also be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant Protection Organization of Malaysia with a commodity specific additional declaration confirming that the fruit has been produced in accordance with the requirements. APHIS uses the collected information to verify that jackfruit, pineapple, and starfruit from Malaysia are grown in production areas that are registered and monitored by the NPPO of Malaysia and to verify that consignments have been treated with irradiation. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 86. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 170. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–11108 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES May 25, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 30, 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. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: In-Home Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Annual Observational Study OMB Control Number: 0583—New. Summary of Collection: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary of Agriculture (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 453, et seq., 601 et. seq.) FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and processed egg products are wholesome; not adulterated; and properly marked, labeled, and packaged. USDA FSIS’ Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (OPACE) ensures that all segments of the farm-to-table chain receive valuable food safety information. The consumer education programs developed by OPACE’s Food Safety Education Staff inform the public on how to safely handle, prepare, and store meat, poultry, and egg products to minimize incidence or foodborne illness. To inform the development of food safety communication products and to evaluate public health education PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24937 and communication activities, FSIS is requesting approval for a new information collection to conduct observational studies using an experimental design. Need and Use of the Information: The observational studies will help FSIS assess adherence to the four recommended food safety behaviors of clean, separate, cook, and chill; determine whether food safety messaging focused on those behaviors affects consumer food safety handing behaviors; and determine whether consumers introduce crosscontamination during food preparation. The results of this research will be used to enhance messaging and accompanying materials to improve food safety behaviors of consumers. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households. Number of Respondents: 2,499. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,950. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–11158 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Tallahassee, Florida. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda. gov/florida. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 29, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Forest Supervisor’s Office, 325 John ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 24, 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 30, 
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 Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Swine Health Protection.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0065.
    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, Sections 10401-
18 of P.O. 107-171, May 13, 2002, the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002. Veterinary Services, a program with the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), is responsible for 
administering regulations intended to prevent the dissemination of 
animal diseases within the United States. Garbage is one of the primary 
media through which numerous infections or communicable diseases of 
swine are transmitted. Because of the serious threat to the U.S. swine 
industry, Congress passed Public Law 96-468 ``Swine Health Protection 
Act'' on October 17, 1980. This law requires USDA to ensure that all 
garbage is treated prior to its being fed to swine that are intended 
for interstate or foreign commerce or that substantially affect such 
commerce. The Act and the regulations will allow only operators of 
garbage treatment facilities, which meet certain specification to 
utilize garbage for swine feeding. APHIS will use various forms to 
collect information.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS collects information from 
persons desiring to obtain a permit (license) to operate a facility to 
treat garbage. Prior to issuance of a license, an inspection will be 
made of the facility by an authorized representative to determine if it 
meets all requirements of the regulations. Periodic inspections will be 
made to determine if licenses are meeting the standards for operation 
of their approved facilities. Upon receipt of the information from the 
Animal Health Officials, the information is used by Federal or State 
animal health personnel to determine whether the waste collector is 
feeding garbage to swine, whether it is being treated, and whether the 
feeder is licensed or needs to be licensed.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; State, 
Local or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 2,110.

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    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 1,614,541.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from 
Certain Regions Free of CSF in Chile, Mexico, and Brazil.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0230.
    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 regulations under which the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) conducts disease prevention activities are 
contained in Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Part 94. These 
regulations place certain restrictions on the importation of swine, 
pork, and pork products into the United States.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to 
ensure regulatory compliance for mitigation of classical swine fever 
(CSF) from imports of swine, pork, and pork products into the United 
States. One requirement is the completion of a certificate issued by a 
salaried veterinary officer of the Governments of Mexico, Chile, or 
Brazil that must accompany swine, pork, and pork products from their 
respective regions. Other requirements are a compliance agreement that 
is required by the operators of the processing establishment located in 
a non-CSF free region that processes pork products from CSF free 
regions, and a cooperative service agreement that is required by the 
processing establishment located in a non-CSF free region that produces 
pork products from a CSF free region. Either the CSF free region, or a 
party on its behalf, must enter into a cooperative service agreement 
with APHIS to pay all expenses incurred by APHIS for the initial 
evaluation of the processing establishment and periodically thereafter. 
If the information was not collected, APHIS would be unable to 
establish an effective defense against the entry and spread of CSF from 
Mexican, Chilean, and Brazilian swine, pork, and pork product imports. 
This would cause serious health consequences from U.S. swine and 
economic consequences for the U.S. pork industry.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses and Federal Animal Health 
Officials of the Governments of Mexico, Brazil, and Chile.
    Number of Respondents: 11.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,009.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines from 
Chile.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0242.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701-7772), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out 
operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, 
prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States 
or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The 
regulations in ``Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56 through 
319.56-58) prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and 
vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world, to 
prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests, including 
fruit flies that are new to or not widely distributed within the United 
States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) fruits 
and vegetables regulations allow the importation, under certain 
conditions, of clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile into 
the United States.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires that some plants or 
plant products are accompanied by a phytosanitary inspection 
certificate that is completed by plant health officials in the 
originating or transiting country. APHIS will use the information on 
this certificate to determine the pest condition of the shipment at the 
time of inspection in the foreign country. This information is used as 
a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when 
the shipment arrives. Without the information, all shipments would need 
to be inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerable more 
time, this would slow the clearance of international shipments.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 40.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 216.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Beef and Ovine Meat from Uruguay and Beef 
from Argentina and Brazil.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0372.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 (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). Disease prevention is the most effective method for 
maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing APHIS' ability to 
compete globally in animal and animal product trade. APHIS import 
regulations in sections 94.1 and 94.22 place certain restrictions on 
the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay into the United 
States. Section 94.29 places certain restrictions on the importation of 
beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and fresh (chilled or frozen) beef 
from certain regions in Argentina and Brazil into the United States to 
prevent the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease. Under these 
regulations, APHIS must collect information, prepared by an authorized 
certified official of the Government of Uruguay, Argentina, and 
Brazil.certifying that specific conditions for importation have been 
met.
    Need and Use of the Information: Imported beef and ovine meat from 
Uruguay and imported beef from northern Argentina and imported beef 
from the specific regions in Brazil must be accompanied by a foreign 
meat inspection certificate that is completed and signed by an 
authorized veterinary official of the Government of Uruguay, Argentina, 
and Brazil. Without the information, APHIS would be unable to establish 
an effective defense against the entry and spread of foot-and-mouth 
disease and other animal diseases from Uruguay beef and ovine product 
imports as well as imports of beef and beef products from Argentina and 
Brazil.
    Description of Respondents: Federal Government; Business or Other 
for Profit.
    Number of Respondents: 18.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 14,802.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Importation of Jackfruit, Pineapple, and Starfruit from 
Malaysia into the Continental United States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0408.
    Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 
et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to 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

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dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulates the 
importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from 
certain parts of the world as provided in ``Subpart--Fruits and 
Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-76). APHIS regulations 
allow, under certain conditions, the importation into the United States 
of commercial consignments of jackfruit, pineapple, and starfruit from 
Malaysia.
    Need and Use of the Information: The condition for the importation 
of fruit from Malaysia include requirements for: (1) Irradiation 
treatment for insect pests, (2) inspection, and (3) importation of 
commercial consignments. The fruit will also be required to be 
accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the National Plant 
Protection Organization of Malaysia with a commodity specific 
additional declaration confirming that the fruit has been produced in 
accordance with the requirements.
    APHIS uses the collected information to verify that jackfruit, 
pineapple, and starfruit from Malaysia are grown in production areas 
that are registered and monitored by the NPPO of Malaysia and to verify 
that consignments have been treated with irradiation.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 86.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 170.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-11108 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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