Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles, 42782-42783 [2017-19280]

Download as PDF 42782 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices Mr. Richard Chipman, Rabies Program Coordinator, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 59 Chennell Drive, Suite 7, Concord, NH 03301; (603) 223–9623. To obtain copies of the supplement to the environmental assessment and the finding of no significant impact, contact Ms. Beth Kabert, Environmental Coordinator, Wildlife Services, 140–C Locust Grove Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867; (908) 735– 5654, fax (908) 735–0821, email: beth.e.kabert@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wildlife Services (WS) program in the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) cooperates with Federal agencies, State and local governments, and private individuals to research and implement the best methods of managing conflicts between wildlife and human health and safety, agriculture, property, and natural resources. Wildlife-borne diseases that can affect domestic animals and humans are among the types of conflicts that APHIS–WS addresses. Wildlife is the dominant reservoir of rabies in the United States. On July 17, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 32676–32677, Docket No. APHIS–2017–0046) a notice 1 in which we announced the availability, for public review and comment, of a supplement to an environmental assessment (EA) that examined the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed field trial to test the safety and efficacy of an experimental oral rabies vaccine (ORV) for wildlife in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia. In addition, the supplement analyzed the geographic shift of the ORV zone in Ohio and the addition of 17 counties in West Virginia so that baits can be applied to the western edge of the ORV zone in West Virginia. We solicited comments on the EA for 30 days ending August 16, 2017. We did not receive any comments. In this document, we are advising the public of our finding of no significant impact (FONSI) relative to the ORV field trial in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia. The finding, which is based on the EA and the 2013, 2015, and 2017 supplements to the EA, reflects our determination that the distribution of this experimental wildlife rabies vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. The 2017 supplement to the EA and the FONSI may be viewed on the APHIS pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 1 To view the notice, the EA, and the FONSI, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0046. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ wildlifedamage/nepa and on the Regulations.gov Web site (see footnote 1). Copies of the 2017 supplement to the EA and the FONSI are also available for public inspection at USDA, Room 1141, South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons wishing to inspect copies are requested to call ahead on (202) 799–7039 to facilitate entry into the reading room. In addition, copies may be obtained as described under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The 2017 supplement to the EA and the FONSI have been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b); and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of September 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19227 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0072] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles 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 the importation of bees and related articles into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 13, 2017. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0072. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0072, 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-2017-0072 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 the importation of bees and related articles, contact Dr. Colin Stewart, Senior Entomologist, Pest Permit Evaluations, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2038, email: Colin.D.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. 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: Bees and Related Articles. OMB Control Number: 0579–0207. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (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. Under the Honeybee Act (7 U.S.C. 281–286), the Secretary is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen to prevent the introduction into the United States of diseases and parasites harmful to honeybees and of undesirable species such as the African honey bee. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The establishment of certain bee diseases, parasites, or undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees in ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 12, 2017 / Notices the United States could cause substantial reductions in pollination by bees. These reductions could cause serious damage to crops and other plants and result in substantial financial losses to American agriculture. Regulations for the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen and regulations to prevent the introduction of exotic bee diseases and parasites through the importation of bees other than honeybees, certain beekeeping products, and used beekeeping equipment are contained in 7 CFR part 322, ‘‘Bees, Beekeeping Byproducts, and Beekeeping Equipment.’’ These regulations require the use of certain information collection activities, including an application for a permit, request for risk assessment, request for facility approval, written agreement to permit conditions, emergency action notification, appealing the denial of permit applications or revocation of permits, interstate transit documentation, packaging and labeling, recordkeeping for containment facilities, notices of arrival for shipments from approved regions, transit shipments, port of entry inspections, and notification of escaped organisms. 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 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 information collection, 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 information collection 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 0.24 hours per response. Respondents: Importers, exporters, and shippers of bees and related articles; foreign governments; and containment facilities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:19 Sep 11, 2017 Jkt 241001 Estimated annual number of respondents: 18. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 12. Estimated annual number of responses: 210. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 50 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 6th day of September 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–19280 Filed 9–11–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Utilities Service Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Rural Housing Service, Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed collection; comments requested. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces Rural Development’s intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of loan programs administered by the Rural Housing Service, Business-Cooperative Service, and Rural Utilities Service. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by November 13, 2017 to be assured of consideration. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen R. Smith, Accountant, National Financial and Accounting Operations Center (NFAOC), Internal Control and Initiatives Staff, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 4300 Goodfellow Blvd., Bldg. 104 FC–365, St. Louis, MO 63120, Telephone: (314) 457–4295. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Form RD 1951–65, Customer Initiated Payments (CIP) Enrollment Form; Form RD 1951–66, FedWire Worksheet, and Form RD 3550–28, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42783 Authorization Agreement for Preauthorized Payments. OMB Number: 0575–0184. Expiration Date of Approval: January 31, 2018. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Rural Development uses electronic methods (Customer Initiated Payments [CIP], FedWire, and Preauthorized Debits [PAD]) for receiving and processing loan payments and collections. These electronic collection methods provide a means for Rural Development borrowers to transmit loan payments from their financial institution (FI) accounts to Rural Development’s Treasury Account and receive credit for their payments. To administer these electronic loan collection methods, Rural Development collects the borrower’s FI routing information (routing information includes the FI routing number and the borrower’s account number). Rural Development uses Agency approved forms for collecting bank routing information for CIP, FedWire, and PAD. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .33 hours per response. Each Rural Development borrower who elects to participate in electronic loan payments will only prepare one response for the life of their loan unless they change financial institutions or accounts. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; Not-for-profit institutions; and State, Local, or Tribal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 8660. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 8,660. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 4,230 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, at (202) 692–0040. Comments are invited on: (1) The need for the information including whether the information has practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the reporting burden estimate; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents. Comments should be submitted to Jeanne Jacobs, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, Support Services Division, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 12, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42782-42783]
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-2017-0072]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles

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 bees and related articles into the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 13, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0072.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0072, 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-
0072 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 
the importation of bees and related articles, contact Dr. Colin 
Stewart, Senior Entomologist, Pest Permit Evaluations, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2038, email: 
Colin.D.Stewart@aphis.usda.gov. 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: Bees and Related Articles.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0207.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (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.
    Under the Honeybee Act (7 U.S.C. 281-286), the Secretary is 
authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation of honeybees and 
honeybee semen to prevent the introduction into the United States of 
diseases and parasites harmful to honeybees and of undesirable species 
such as the African honey bee. This authority has been delegated to the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.
    The establishment of certain bee diseases, parasites, or 
undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees in

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the United States could cause substantial reductions in pollination by 
bees. These reductions could cause serious damage to crops and other 
plants and result in substantial financial losses to American 
agriculture.
    Regulations for the importation of honeybees and honeybee semen and 
regulations to prevent the introduction of exotic bee diseases and 
parasites through the importation of bees other than honeybees, certain 
beekeeping products, and used beekeeping equipment are contained in 7 
CFR part 322, ``Bees, Beekeeping Byproducts, and Beekeeping 
Equipment.'' These regulations require the use of certain information 
collection activities, including an application for a permit, request 
for risk assessment, request for facility approval, written agreement 
to permit conditions, emergency action notification, appealing the 
denial of permit applications or revocation of permits, interstate 
transit documentation, packaging and labeling, recordkeeping for 
containment facilities, notices of arrival for shipments from approved 
regions, transit shipments, port of entry inspections, and notification 
of escaped organisms.
    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 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 
information collection, 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 information collection 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 0.24 hours per response.
    Respondents: Importers, exporters, and shippers of bees and related 
articles; foreign governments; and containment facilities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 18.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 12.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 210.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 50 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 6th day of September 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-19280 Filed 9-11-17; 8:45 am]
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