Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine Herpesvirus Study, 27793-27794 [2017-12644]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices 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 0.69 hours per response. Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, herd owners, and livestock shippers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Estimated annual number of responses: 13. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9 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 13th day of June 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12643 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0008] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine Herpesvirus Study Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection for a National Animal Health Monitoring System Equine Herpesvirus Study to support the equine industry in the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 18, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0008. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0008, 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-2017-0008 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 Equine Herpesvirus Study, contact Mr. Bill Kelley, Supervisory Analyst, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B MS 2E6, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494–7270. 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: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine Herpesvirus Study. OMB Control Number: 0579–0399. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an approved information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects nationally representative, statistically valid, and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock diseases and associated risk factors. NAHMS’ epidemiologic investigations are a collaborative industry and government initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and controlling livestock disease outbreaks. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting data on livestock health. Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary, and all data are confidential. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27793 APHIS conducts an equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. The purpose of this study is to collect information using questionnaires to identify risk factors for EHM, the neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV–1) in horses. EHV–1 is an infection of horses that can cause respiratory disease, abortion in mares, neonatal foal death, and/or neurologic disease. The virus can spread through direct horse-to-horse contact, through the air in equine environments, and on contaminated equipment, clothing, and hands. EHM is endemic to the United States and outbreaks are usually handled by the States affected; USDA becomes involved in cases involving multiple States or interstate movement of horses. In person or by telephone interview, APHIS-designated data collectors will administer questionnaires to horse owners and trainers of horses infected with EHV–1 during outbreaks that include cases of EHM and horses that are noninfected to serve as case controls. The information collected is used to understand the risk factors for EHM, make recommendations for disease control, and provide guidance on the best ways to avoid future outbreaks based on a thorough analysis of the data. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 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 0.79 hours per response. E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1 27794 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 116 / Monday, June 19, 2017 / Notices Respondents: Horse owners and horse trainers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 626. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.57. Estimated annual number of responses: 982. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 778 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 13th day of June 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–12644 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Notice of Request for a Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation’s (CCC) intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM– 102) Program based on current program levels and participants. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by August 18, 2017 to be assured consideration. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments as requested in this document. In your comment, include the 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, hand delivery, or courier: Jonathan Doster, Branch Chief, Credit Program Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1025, STOP asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 Jun 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 1025; or by email at Jonathan.Doster@ fas.usda.gov; or by telephone at (202) 720–2074. Comments will be available for inspection online at https:// www.regulations.gov and at the mail address listed above between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Doster, Branch Chief, Credit Program Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, AgStop 1025, Washington, DC 20250–1025, telephone (202) 720–2074. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM–102) Program. OMB Number: 0551–0004. Expiration Date of Approval: November 30, 2017. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The primary objective of the GSM–102 program is to expand U.S. agricultural exports by making available export credit guarantees to encourage U.S. private sector financing of foreign purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities on credit terms. The CCC currently has programs operating in at least 144 countries and regions with 167 exporters eligible to participate. Under 7 CFR part 1493, exporters, foreign banks, and U.S. banks are required to submit the following: (1) Information about the exporter, foreign banks, and U.S. banks for program participation; (2) applications for payment guarantees; (3) notices of assignment; (4) repurchase agreements; (5) information regarding the actual export of the commodity (evidence of export report); (6) notice of default and claims for loss; and (7) appeals. In addition, each exporter and exporter’s assignee (U.S. financial institution) must maintain records on all information submitted to CCC and in connection with sales made under the GSM–102 program. The information collected is used by CCC to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for government resources. The reports and records are required to ensure the proper and judicious use of public funds. Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for these collections is estimated to average 0.38 hours per response. PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: U.S. exporters, U.S. financial institutions, and foreign financial institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 88 per annum. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 42.05 per annum. Estimated Total Annual Burden of Respondents: 1,423 hours. Request for Comments: Send comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including validity of the methodology and assumption used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Connie Ehrhart, the Agency Information Collection Coordinator, at (202) 690–1690 or email at Connie.Ehrhart@fas.usda.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments also will become a matter of public record. Dated: May 24, 2017. Holly Higgins, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service, and Acting Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2017–12649 Filed 6–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture. AGENCY: This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19JNN1.SGM 19JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 116 (Monday, June 19, 2017)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12644]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0008]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine Herpesvirus Study

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection for 
a National Animal Health Monitoring System Equine Herpesvirus Study to 
support the equine industry in the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0008.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0008, 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-
0008 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 Equine 
Herpesvirus Study, contact Mr. Bill Kelley, Supervisory Analyst, 
Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre 
Avenue, Building B MS 2E6, Fort Collins, CO 80526; (970) 494-7270. 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: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Equine Herpesvirus 
Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0399.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other 
things, to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations 
by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious 
diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from 
the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS 
operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which 
collects nationally representative, statistically valid, and 
scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of 
livestock diseases and associated risk factors.
    NAHMS' epidemiologic investigations are a collaborative industry 
and government initiative to help determine the most effective means of 
preventing and controlling livestock disease outbreaks. APHIS is the 
only agency responsible for collecting data on livestock health. 
Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary, and all data are 
confidential.
    APHIS conducts an equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM) 
study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. 
livestock population. The purpose of this study is to collect 
information using questionnaires to identify risk factors for EHM, the 
neurologic form of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) in horses. EHV-1 is an 
infection of horses that can cause respiratory disease, abortion in 
mares, neonatal foal death, and/or neurologic disease. The virus can 
spread through direct horse-to-horse contact, through the air in equine 
environments, and on contaminated equipment, clothing, and hands. EHM 
is endemic to the United States and outbreaks are usually handled by 
the States affected; USDA becomes involved in cases involving multiple 
States or interstate movement of horses.
    In person or by telephone interview, APHIS-designated data 
collectors will administer questionnaires to horse owners and trainers 
of horses infected with EHV-1 during outbreaks that include cases of 
EHM and horses that are noninfected to serve as case controls. The 
information collected is used to understand the risk factors for EHM, 
make recommendations for disease control, and provide guidance on the 
best ways to avoid future outbreaks based on a thorough analysis of the 
data.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for 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 0.79 hours per response.

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    Respondents: Horse owners and horse trainers.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 626.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.57.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 982.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 778 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 13th day of June 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-12644 Filed 6-16-17; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P