Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, Mature Kaffir Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas Quarantined for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid, 40132-40133 [2017-17876]

Download as PDF rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES 40132 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices citrus plants and plant parts, including leaves for consumption, and any other products, articles, or means of conveyance that an inspector determines presents a risk of spreading CBS. CBS, a fungal disease marked by dark, speckled spots or blotches on the rinds of fruit, is an economically significant citrus disease. It causes early fruit drop, reduces crop yield, and renders the highly blemished fruit unmarketable. While all commercial citrus cultivars are susceptible to CBS, the most vulnerable are lemons and late-maturing varieties of oranges like Valencia. These varieties are widely grown commercially in Florida and in other citrus-producing areas of the United States. The greatest risk of transmission of CBS is associated with infected nursery stock and decomposing citrus leaves that have fallen in groves. There is also a risk of disease transmission if infected leaves, plant debris, or fruit are not adequately covered or secured during transport. To safeguard U.S. agriculture, APHIS requires the respondents listed below to complete information collection activities, such as compliance agreements, certificates, limited permits, individually numbered trip tickets, disposal site approvals, and inspections. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget 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 burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.26 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. producers, growers, packers, inspectors, individuals, and State officials. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:29 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 265. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 94. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 25,038. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,712 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 17th day of August 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17877 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0051] Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, Mature Kaffir Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas Quarantined for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: New 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 approval of an information collection associated with the requirements for the interstate movement of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves for consumption from areas quarantined for citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0051. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0051, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0051 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 fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves for consumption from areas quarantined for citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid, 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: Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, Mature Kaffir Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas Quarantined for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid. OMB Control Number: 0579–XXXX. Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Under the PPA, the Secretary may also issue regulations and orders requiring plants and plant products moved in interstate commerce to be subject to remedial measures determined necessary to prevent the spread of the pest. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid’’ (7 CFR 301.76 through 301.76–11) restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas to control the artificial spread of citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 rmajette on DSKBCKNHB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 163 / Thursday, August 24, 2017 / Notices to noninfested areas. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing disease of citrus, is considered to be one of the most serious citrus diseases in the world. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that attacks the vascular system of host plants. This bacterial pathogen can be transmitted by grafting and, under laboratory conditions, by parasitic plants. The pathogen can also be transmitted by two insect vectors in the family Psyllidae, one of which is Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, ACP. ACP can also cause economic damage to citrus in groves and nurseries by direct feeding. Both adults and nymphs feed on young foliage, depleting the sap and causing galling or curling of leaves. High populations feeding on a citrus shoot can kill the growing tip. APHIS issued a Federal Order to allow the interstate movement of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves intended for consumption if the listed requirements are followed. The requirements include information collection activities, such as compliance agreements (including a protocol document), limited permits, Federal certificates, inspections, and labeling requirements. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget 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 burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.18 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. producers, packers, and distributors of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:03 Aug 23, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 73. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 483. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 81 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 17th day of August 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–17876 Filed 8–23–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: GIPSA intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ‘‘Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).’’ This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: GIPSA will consider comments received by October 23, 2017. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Irene Omade, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2530–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. Instructions: All comments should be identified as ‘‘FGIS Information Collection,’’ and should reference the date and page number of this issue of SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40133 the Federal Register. The information collection package and other documents relating to this action will be available for public inspection in Room 2530–S, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3604 during regular business hours. All comments will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the Management and Budget Services Staff of GIPSA at (202) 720–8479 to arrange to inspect comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Omade, 202–720–8479. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Congress enacted the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 71– 87k) and the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) to facilitate the marketing of grain, oilseeds, pulses, rice, and related commodities. These statutes provide for the establishment of standards and terms that accurately and consistently measure the quality of grain and related products, provide for uniform official inspection and weighing, provide regulatory and service responsibilities, and furnish the framework for commodity quality improvement incentives to both domestic and foreign buyers. GIPSA’s Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) establishes policies, guidelines, and regulations to carry out the objectives of the USGSA and the AMA. Regulations appear at 7 CFR 800, 801, and 802 for the USGSA and 7 CFR 868 for the AMA. The USGSA, with few exceptions, requires official inspection of export grain sold by grade. Official services are provided, upon request, for grain in domestic commerce. The AMA authorizes similar inspection and weighing services, upon request, for rice, pulses, flour, corn meal, and certain other agricultural products. Conversely, the regulations promulgated under the USGSA and the AMA require specific information collection and recordkeeping necessary to carry out requests for official services. Applicants for official services must specify the kind and level of service, the identification of the product, the location, the amount, and other pertinent information in order that official personnel can efficiently respond to their needs. Official services under the USGSA are provided through FGIS field offices and delegated and/or designated State and private agencies. Delegated agencies are State agencies delegated authority under the USGSA to provide official inspection service, Class X or Class Y weighing services, or both, at one or more export port locations in the State. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0051]


Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; 
Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, Mature Kaffir 
Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas Quarantined for 
Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: New 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 approval of an information collection associated 
with the requirements for the interstate movement of fresh, mature 
Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves for consumption from areas 
quarantined for citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 23, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0051.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0051, 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 http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-
0051 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 fresh, mature 
Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves for consumption from areas 
quarantined for citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid, 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: Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, 
Mature Kaffir Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas 
Quarantined for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-XXXX.
    Type of Request: Approval of a new information collection.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in 
cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to 
detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of 
plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United 
States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Under 
the PPA, the Secretary may also issue regulations and orders requiring 
plants and plant products moved in interstate commerce to be subject to 
remedial measures determined necessary to prevent the spread of the 
pest.
    The regulations in ``Subpart--Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus 
Psyllid'' (7 CFR 301.76 through 301.76-11) restrict the interstate 
movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas to control the 
artificial spread of citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid (ACP)

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to noninfested areas. Citrus greening, also known as Huanglongbing 
disease of citrus, is considered to be one of the most serious citrus 
diseases in the world. Citrus greening is a bacterial disease that 
attacks the vascular system of host plants. This bacterial pathogen can 
be transmitted by grafting and, under laboratory conditions, by 
parasitic plants. The pathogen can also be transmitted by two insect 
vectors in the family Psyllidae, one of which is Diaphorina citri 
Kuwayama, ACP. ACP can also cause economic damage to citrus in groves 
and nurseries by direct feeding. Both adults and nymphs feed on young 
foliage, depleting the sap and causing galling or curling of leaves. 
High populations feeding on a citrus shoot can kill the growing tip.
    APHIS issued a Federal Order to allow the interstate movement of 
fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves intended for 
consumption if the listed requirements are followed. The requirements 
include information collection activities, such as compliance 
agreements (including a protocol document), limited permits, Federal 
certificates, inspections, and labeling requirements.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget 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 burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.18 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. producers, packers, and distributors of fresh, 
mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 6.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 73.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 483.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 81 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 17th day of August 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-17876 Filed 8-23-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P