Animal Disease Traceability System; Additional Public Meetings, 27036-27037 [2017-12190]

Download as PDF 27036 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 112 Tuesday, June 13, 2017 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES June 8, 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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FAS reports the information to the public so that all market participants can be aware of such sales and can evaluate the effects of exports on supply and demand estimates of production, prices, and sales. If the information is not collected, the Department would not be in compliance with the statutes and not fulfilling the objectives of the export sales reporting program. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 340. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Weekly. Total Burden Hours: 47,907. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12194 Filed 6–12–17; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0016] Animal Disease Traceability System; Additional Public Meetings Foreign Agricultural Service BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. AGENCY: This is to inform the public of two additional upcoming meetings regarding the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These regional meetings will provide additional opportunities for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to hear from the public, particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and provide a venue for the exchange of ideas about ways to overcome these challenges and fill gaps in the existing system. DATES: The meetings will be held on July 18 and 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (local time) each day. We will accept written statements regarding the ADT system until July 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations: • July 18: Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown, 555 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE. • July 20: Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle, 3300 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX. You may also submit written statements using one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0016. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny, Cattle Health Staff/ADT Veterinarian, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, Mailstop 3E13, Room 3E97, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 494–7372. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1 nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 13, 2017 / Notices Service (APHIS) plans to hold two additional public meetings to receive input, particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, on enhancing the current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. During April and May 2017, meetings took place in Oklahoma City, OK; Riverdale, MD; Nashville, TN; Bloomington, MN; Denver, CO; Rancho Cordova, CA; and Billings, MT. The original ADT framework, as described in the January 6, 2013, final rule 1 establishing the program, provided specific performance requirements for an intentionally flexible ADT system. This let States and individual producers use personally efficient methods to meet requirements to move their livestock between States. These meetings will provide additional opportunities for APHIS to hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and let attendees brainstorm ideas about overcoming these challenges and finding ways to fill gaps in the existing system. Although APHIS is especially interested during these sessions to hear from cattle and bison industry members, we welcome participation from all members of the public. Each meeting will start with an overview of the basic principles of ADT and progress made to date given by APHIS employees and a panel of State and industry representatives. A comment/question and answer session will follow. After a break for lunch, attendees will split off into breakout sessions to discuss challenge areas and come up with solutions. The entire group will reconvene to receive the highlights of the breakout sessions, and the meeting will end after some discussion of next steps and closing remarks. If you are planning to attend a meeting, we ask that you register in advance by visiting http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adtmeeting-registrations. Same-day registration will also be available at each meeting site. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please call or write the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements about the current ADT system may be filed at the meetings or by using one of the methods described under ADDRESSES above. 1 See https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=APHIS-2009-0091. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:58 Jun 12, 2017 Jkt 241001 Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of June 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12190 Filed 6–12–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection Request; Transfer of Farm Records Between Counties Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with transferring of farm records from one FSA county office to another. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by August 14, 2017. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this Notice. In your comment, include volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Melonie Sullivan, Agricultural Program Specialist, Program Policy Branch, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 0512, Washington, DC 20250–0512. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Comments will be available for inspection online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Copies of the information collection and any public comments may be requested by contacting Melonie Sullivan at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melonie Sullivan, (202) 690–1003. Persons with disabilities or who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Transfer of Farm Records between Counties. OMB Control Number: 0560–0253. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: Farm owners or operators may request to transfer farm records SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27037 between FSA county offices under certain circumstances, which may include: • A change has occurred in the operation of the land; or • there has been a change that would cause the receiving county office to be more accessible, including, but not limited to, the construction of a new highway, relocation of the county office building site; or • when an FSA county office closes. FSA County Committees from both the transferring and receiving counties must approve or disapprove all proposed farm record transfers. If the FSA County Committee is not able to approve the request based on one of the criteria in 7 CFR 718.8(e), then the State Committee would need to submit an exception request to the Deputy Administrator for Farm Programs. For the following estimated total annual burden on respondents, the formula used to calculate the total burden hours is the estimated average time per response multiplied by the estimated total annual responses. The estimate of the average time to respond includes the estimate for the time to collect and provide the information, including travel time to the local FSA county office. Public reporting burden for collecting information under this notice is estimated to average 10 minutes per response (0.167 hours), including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Therefore, the total estimate of the average time to respond is 1.167 hours. Type of Respondents: Owners and operators. Estimated Number of Respondents: 21,240. Estimated Average Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 21,240. Estimated Average Time per Response: 1.167. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 24,780 hours. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information to help us to: (1) Evaluate whether the proposed 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 the agency’s estimate of the burden of the E:\FR\FM\13JNN1.SGM 13JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 13, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27036-27037]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12190]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0016]


Animal Disease Traceability System; Additional Public Meetings

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: This is to inform the public of two additional upcoming 
meetings regarding the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These 
regional meetings will provide additional opportunities for the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service to hear from the public, 
particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, about the successes and 
challenges of the current ADT framework and provide a venue for the 
exchange of ideas about ways to overcome these challenges and fill gaps 
in the existing system.

DATES: The meetings will be held on July 18 and 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. 
to 3:30 p.m. (local time) each day. We will accept written statements 
regarding the ADT system until July 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations:
     July 18: Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown, 555 South 10th 
Street, Omaha, NE.
     July 20: Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at 
Champions Circle, 3300 Championship Parkway, Fort Worth, TX.
    You may also submit written statements using one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0016.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny, Cattle 
Health Staff/ADT Veterinarian, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response 
Services, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, Mailstop 3E13, 
Room 3E97, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 494-7372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection

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Service (APHIS) plans to hold two additional public meetings to receive 
input, particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, on enhancing the 
current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. During April and May 
2017, meetings took place in Oklahoma City, OK; Riverdale, MD; 
Nashville, TN; Bloomington, MN; Denver, CO; Rancho Cordova, CA; and 
Billings, MT.
    The original ADT framework, as described in the January 6, 2013, 
final rule \1\ establishing the program, provided specific performance 
requirements for an intentionally flexible ADT system. This let States 
and individual producers use personally efficient methods to meet 
requirements to move their livestock between States.
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    \1\ See https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2009-0091.
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    These meetings will provide additional opportunities for APHIS to 
hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current 
ADT framework and let attendees brainstorm ideas about overcoming these 
challenges and finding ways to fill gaps in the existing system. 
Although APHIS is especially interested during these sessions to hear 
from cattle and bison industry members, we welcome participation from 
all members of the public.
    Each meeting will start with an overview of the basic principles of 
ADT and progress made to date given by APHIS employees and a panel of 
State and industry representatives. A comment/question and answer 
session will follow. After a break for lunch, attendees will split off 
into breakout sessions to discuss challenge areas and come up with 
solutions. The entire group will reconvene to receive the highlights of 
the breakout sessions, and the meeting will end after some discussion 
of next steps and closing remarks.
    If you are planning to attend a meeting, we ask that you register 
in advance by visiting http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adt-meeting-registrations. Same-day registration will also be available at 
each meeting site. If you require special accommodations, such as a 
sign language interpreter, please call or write the individual listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements about the 
current ADT system may be filed at the meetings or by using one of the 
methods described under ADDRESSES above.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of June 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12190 Filed 6-12-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P