Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing Establishments and Facilities, 32529-32530 [2017-14815]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Notices separate document in the Federal Register announcing our determination of burden and soliciting comments on it. APHIS is asking OMB to approve, for 3 years, its use of these information collection activities in connection with APHIS’ efforts to continually improve the health of the U.S. poultry population and the quality of U.S. poultry products. 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: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.22 hours per response. Respondents: Official State Agencies, prospective auditors, certified auditors, and breeding-hatchery companies and associated entities. Estimated Number of Respondents: 25. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 26. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 660. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,463 hours. (Due to rounding, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the average 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, on July 10, 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–14812 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0052] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing Establishments and 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 the regulations for blood and tissue collection and recordkeeping at slaughtering, rendering, and approved livestock marketing establishments and facilities to enhance animal disease surveillance. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 12, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0052. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0052, 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-2017-0052 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 regulations for blood and tissue collection and recordkeeping at slaughtering, rendering, and approved livestock marketing establishments and facilities, contact Dr. Debra Cox, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Cattle Health Center, SPRS, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32529 43, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851– 3504. 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: Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing Establishments and Facilities. OMB Control Number: 0579–0212. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 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 is authorized, among other things, to take measures to prevent the interstate spread of livestock diseases and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and for enhancing the United States’ ability to compete in international animal and animal product trade markets. APHIS uses livestock movement records and epidemiological data from blood and tissue sampling to conduct disease surveillance, assess the prevalence of disease, identify disease sources, and locate other animals that may have come into contact with a diseased animal. When a disease is suspected in a given area, sampling is used to determine its presence or absence and to estimate the incidence or prevalence if it is present. The amount of sampling may increase in selected areas when a disease outbreak is suspected, then reduced in that area when sufficient tests have been done to prove the suspicion was unfounded or, if found, after the disease is eradicated. Sampling is also used to provide data for new or updated risk analyses in support of disease control programs, and, as required, opening international markets for animal products. As part of this mission, APHIS’ Veterinary Services conducts animal disease surveillance programs, diagnostic testing, and agreements in accordance with the regulations in 9 CFR part 71. Sections 71.20 and 71.21 authorize APHIS to conduct disease surveillance and blood and tissue sampling activities using livestock facility agreements and listing agreements between APHIS and owners and operators of slaughtering and rendering establishments and livestock E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1 mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 32530 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 134 / Friday, July 14, 2017 / Notices marketing facilities. Livestock marketing facilities are able to enter into approved livestock facility agreements that include animal identification information requirements, timely notifications, recordkeeping, and other actions that facilitate tracking animal movements and identifying possible disease occurrences. APHIS requires all slaughtering and rendering establishments that receive livestock and poultry through interstate movement to enter into listing agreements that permit the Agency to conduct blood and tissue sampling at the facilities. The agreements are critical during disease outbreaks as they reduce delays in assessments and, subsequently, disease spread. The information collection requirements above are currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control numbers 0579–0212 (Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments) and 0579– 0258 (Interstate Movement of Sheep and Goats; Recordkeeping for Approved Livestock Marketing Facilities and Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments). After OMB approves this combined information collection package (0579–0212), APHIS will retire OMB control number 0579–0258. Also, as a result of the aforementioned merging of information collection packages, APHIS has revised the name of this information collection from ‘‘Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments’’ to ‘‘Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing Establishments and Facilities’’. We are asking 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 Jul 13, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 0.176 hours per response. Respondents: State health authorities; accredited veterinarians; and owners, operators, and recordkeepers for slaughter and rendering establishments, and livestock marketing facilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,864. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 5. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 14,010. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,471 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. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the Executive Secretary. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is August 23, 2017. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to September 7, 2017. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. Done in Washington, DC, on July 10, 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Dated: July 11, 2017. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–14815 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2017–14800 Filed 7–13–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–11–2017] [S–105–2017] Foreign-Trade Zone 168—Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas Area; Application for Subzone; R.W. Smith & Co/TriMark USA, LLC; Lewisville, Texas An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, requesting subzone status for the facility of R.W. Smith & Co/TriMark USA, LLC, located in Lewisville, Texas. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on July 11, 2017. The proposed subzone (15.65 acres) is located at 2801 S. Valley Parkway in Lewisville, Texas. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. The proposed subzone would be subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 168. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zone 163—Ponce, Puerto Rico; Application for Subzone; LT Autos, LLC; Amendment of Application A request has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by CODEZOL, C.D., to amend the application requesting subzone status for the facility of LT Autos, LLC, located in Ponce, Puerto Rico. CODEZOL, C.D., is now requesting to include additional acreage located at ´ 3215 Avenida Rafael Lugo Gonzalez, Urb. Perla del Sur, Ponce. The proposed subzone will now consist of 4.12 acres (versus 1.505 acres as originally proposed). Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at: Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 21013, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. The closing period for their receipt is August 14, 2017. Rebuttal comments in E:\FR\FM\14JYN1.SGM 14JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0052]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping 
at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing 
Establishments and Facilities

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 blood and 
tissue collection and recordkeeping at slaughtering, rendering, and 
approved livestock marketing establishments and facilities to enhance 
animal disease surveillance.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0052.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0052, 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-
0052 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 regulations for 
blood and tissue collection and recordkeeping at slaughtering, 
rendering, and approved livestock marketing establishments and 
facilities, contact Dr. Debra Cox, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Cattle 
Health Center, SPRS, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 43, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 851-3504. 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: Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at 
Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing 
Establishments and Facilities.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0212.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
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 is authorized, among other things, to take 
measures to prevent the interstate spread of livestock diseases and for 
eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible.
    Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a 
healthy animal population and for enhancing the United States' ability 
to compete in international animal and animal product trade markets. 
APHIS uses livestock movement records and epidemiological data from 
blood and tissue sampling to conduct disease surveillance, assess the 
prevalence of disease, identify disease sources, and locate other 
animals that may have come into contact with a diseased animal.
    When a disease is suspected in a given area, sampling is used to 
determine its presence or absence and to estimate the incidence or 
prevalence if it is present. The amount of sampling may increase in 
selected areas when a disease outbreak is suspected, then reduced in 
that area when sufficient tests have been done to prove the suspicion 
was unfounded or, if found, after the disease is eradicated. Sampling 
is also used to provide data for new or updated risk analyses in 
support of disease control programs, and, as required, opening 
international markets for animal products.
    As part of this mission, APHIS' Veterinary Services conducts animal 
disease surveillance programs, diagnostic testing, and agreements in 
accordance with the regulations in 9 CFR part 71. Sections 71.20 and 
71.21 authorize APHIS to conduct disease surveillance and blood and 
tissue sampling activities using livestock facility agreements and 
listing agreements between APHIS and owners and operators of 
slaughtering and rendering establishments and livestock

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marketing facilities. Livestock marketing facilities are able to enter 
into approved livestock facility agreements that include animal 
identification information requirements, timely notifications, 
recordkeeping, and other actions that facilitate tracking animal 
movements and identifying possible disease occurrences. APHIS requires 
all slaughtering and rendering establishments that receive livestock 
and poultry through interstate movement to enter into listing 
agreements that permit the Agency to conduct blood and tissue sampling 
at the facilities. The agreements are critical during disease outbreaks 
as they reduce delays in assessments and, subsequently, disease spread.
    The information collection requirements above are currently 
approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control 
numbers 0579-0212 (Blood and Tissue Collection at Slaughtering and 
Rendering Establishments) and 0579-0258 (Interstate Movement of Sheep 
and Goats; Recordkeeping for Approved Livestock Marketing Facilities 
and Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments). After OMB approves this 
combined information collection package (0579-0212), APHIS will retire 
OMB control number 0579-0258. Also, as a result of the aforementioned 
merging of information collection packages, APHIS has revised the name 
of this information collection from ``Blood and Tissue Collection at 
Slaughtering and Rendering Establishments'' to ``Blood and Tissue 
Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved 
Livestock Marketing Establishments and Facilities''.
    We are asking 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 0.176 hours per response.
    Respondents: State health authorities; accredited veterinarians; 
and owners, operators, and recordkeepers for slaughter and rendering 
establishments, and livestock marketing facilities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2,864.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 5.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 14,010.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 2,471 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, on July 10, 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-14815 Filed 7-13-17; 8:45 am]
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