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Download as PDF 31283 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 128 Thursday, July 6, 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 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES June 30, 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 August 7, 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Jul 05, 2017 Jkt 241001 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: National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form. OMB Control Number: 0579–0297. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act, (APHA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The APHA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401–18 of Public Law 107– 171, May 13, 2002, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the agency charged with carrying out this disease prevention mission. For APHIS to conduct all its disease prevention tasks, it utilizes APHIS-certified private veterinarians to work cooperatively with Federal and State animal health authorities on the Agency’s behalf. Their certification is obtained through the APHIS National Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) which has an application and renewal process. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will use VS form 1–36A, National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form to collect information to certify private practitioners to work cooperatively with Federal and State animal health authorities as accredited private veterinarians on various approaches for disease prevention and proactive disease surveillance. Applicants may appeal denial, revocation, or suspension of accredited status. The written appeal is prepared in letter format and signed by the denied veterinarian. If information from accredited veterinarians was collected less frequently or not collected, APHIS would lose access to professional and demographic data for more than 100,000 cooperators, and APHIS coverage of veterinary, plant, and agricultural activities would be proportionately reduced. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of Respondents: 23,800. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. 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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

June 30, 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 August 
7, 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: National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0297.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act, (APHA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The APHA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401-18 
of Public Law 107-171, May 13, 2002, the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture 
broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of 
livestock or poultry. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) is the agency charged with carrying out this disease prevention 
mission. For APHIS to conduct all its disease prevention tasks, it 
utilizes APHIS-certified private veterinarians to work cooperatively 
with Federal and State animal health authorities on the Agency's 
behalf. Their certification is obtained through the APHIS National 
Veterinary Accreditation Program (NVAP) which has an application and 
renewal process.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will use VS form 1-36A, 
National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form to collect 
information to certify private practitioners to work cooperatively with 
Federal and State animal health authorities as accredited private 
veterinarians on various approaches for disease prevention and 
proactive disease surveillance. Applicants may appeal denial, 
revocation, or suspension of accredited status. The written appeal is 
prepared in letter format and signed by the denied veterinarian. If 
information from accredited veterinarians was collected less frequently 
or not collected, APHIS would lose access to professional and 
demographic data for more than 100,000 cooperators, and APHIS coverage 
of veterinary, plant, and agricultural activities would be 
proportionately reduced.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 23,800.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 11,901.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-14169 Filed 7-5-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P