Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Hass Avocados From Mexico, 27677-27678 [2017-12533]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. Office of Communications Title: Event Appearance Request for the Secretary or Members of his Staff. OMB Control Number: 0506–New. Summary of Collection: The Office of Communication has created a web form that collects information on events that the public would like the Secretary or members of his staff to participate in, or those in which the incoming Secretary or members of his staff may want to use to reach back out to interested parties to invite them to events. The following information will be collected: Organization, Address, Phone/Cell Number, First and last name of point of contact, Email Address, Type of event, Date of event, Event location, Secretary’s role, Number of attendees, Press open or closed. Need and Use of the Information: The information will be used to review, approve, delegate and regret events for the Secretary and members of his staff The information will come from public, businesses, not-for profit organizations; state, local or tribal governments. The information will be collected using a web form. The information will be collected on a daily basis. If the information is not collected, events would not be properly scheduled for the Secretary or member of his staff and therefore would not be able to inform the Secretary or members of his staff of incoming event requests. Description of Respondents: Individuals; Businesses; Not-for profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 5,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Other. Total Burden Hours: 2,500. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12491 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–13–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0043] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Hass Avocados From Mexico Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 Hass avocados from Mexico. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0043. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0043, 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-2017-0043 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 importation of Hass avocados from Mexico, 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 Hass Avocados From Mexico. OMB Control Number: 0579–0129. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27677 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 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). Section 319.56–30 provides the requirements for the importation of Hass avocados from Mexico, under certain conditions. These requirements include information collection activities, such as workplans, phytosanitary certificates, trust funds, import permits, box markings, an approved municipality listing and municipality surveys, packinghouse registration, orchard and grower registration, orchard surveys, field records, container seals, stickers on fruit, a training program for personnel in surveying, pest detection investigations, port of entry inspections, post-harvest inspections, and recordkeeping. We have revised the title of this collection from ‘‘Importation of Hass ´ Avocados From Michoacan, Mexico,’’ to ‘‘Importation of Hass Avocados From Mexico’’ to more accurately reflect the title of § 319.56–30. 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 0.006 hours per response. Respondents: Importers, shippers, State officials, and the national plant protection organization of Mexico. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 27678 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,167. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 22,768. Estimated annual number of responses: 72,107,085. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 446,070 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 12th day of June 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12533 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0042] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment Facilities 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 accrediting nongovernment facilities to perform services related to the export of plants or plant products. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0042. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0042, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail; D=APHIS-2017-0042 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 information on accrediting nongovernment facilities to perform plant related export services, 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: Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment Facilities. OMB Control Number: 0579–0130. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), among other things, provides export certification services to assure other countries that the plants and plant products they are receiving from the United States are free of plant pests specified by the receiving country. This activity is authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.). The export certification regulations, which are contained in 7 CFR part 353, describe the procedures for obtaining certification for plants and plant products offered for export or reexport. Our regulations do not require that we engage in export certification activities; however, we perform this work as a service to exporters who are shipping plants or plant products to countries that require phytosanitary certification as a condition of entry. After assessing the condition of the plants or plant products intended for export (i.e., after conducting a phytosanitary inspection), an inspector will issue an internationally recognized phytosanitary certificate, a phytosanitary certificate for reexport, or an export certificate for processed plant products. An important component of the certification process, when required, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 is laboratory testing of plant or plant product samples. The regulations allow nongovernment facilities (such as commercial laboratories and private inspection services) to be accredited by APHIS to perform specific laboratory testing or phytosanitary inspections that could serve as the basis for issuing Federal phytosanitary certificates, phytosanitary certificates for reexport, or export certificates for processed plant products. The accreditation process requires the use of several information collection activities to ensure that nongovernment facilities applying for accreditation possess the necessary qualifications. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities 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 3.49 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. growers, shippers, exporters, and State and local plant health regulatory authorities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 8. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7.13. Estimated annual number of responses: 57. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 199 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. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 115 (Friday, June 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
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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-2017-0043]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Hass Avocados From Mexico

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 Hass avocados from Mexico.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0043.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0043, 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-
0043 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 importation of 
Hass avocados from Mexico, 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 Hass Avocados From Mexico.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0129.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: 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 dissemination within the United States. As authorized 
by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 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).
    Section 319.56-30 provides the requirements for the importation of 
Hass avocados from Mexico, under certain conditions. These requirements 
include information collection activities, such as workplans, 
phytosanitary certificates, trust funds, import permits, box markings, 
an approved municipality listing and municipality surveys, packinghouse 
registration, orchard and grower registration, orchard surveys, field 
records, container seals, stickers on fruit, a training program for 
personnel in surveying, pest detection investigations, port of entry 
inspections, post-harvest inspections, and recordkeeping.
    We have revised the title of this collection from ``Importation of 
Hass Avocados From Michoac[aacute]n, Mexico,'' to ``Importation of Hass 
Avocados From Mexico'' to more accurately reflect the title of Sec.  
319.56-30.
    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 0.006 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers, shippers, State officials, and the national 
plant protection organization of Mexico.

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    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,167.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 22,768.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 72,107,085.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 446,070 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 12th day of June 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12533 Filed 6-15-17; 8:45 am]
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