Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 44986 [2017-20619]

Download as PDF 44986 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 186 Wednesday, September 27, 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 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES September 21, 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 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 October 27, 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 18:59 Sep 26, 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 Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency Epidemiologic Investigations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0376. Summary of Collection: Collection and dissemination of animal health data and information is mandated by 7 U.S.C. 391, the Animal Industry Act of 1884, which established the precursor of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services, the Bureau of Animal Industry. Legal requirements for examining and reporting on animal disease control methods were further mandated by 7 U.S.C. 8308, 8314 of the Animal Health Protection Act, ‘‘Detection, Control, and Eradication of Disease and Pests,’’ May 13, 2002. Emergency epidemiologic investigations will allow Veterinary Services Officials to rapidly implement prevention and control measures, keep the public informed, and keep international markets open. Need and Use of the Information: The primary objective of the National Animal Health Monitoring System’s emergency epidemiologic investigations are to provide for the prevention and control of animal disease and protect the U.S. livestock and poultry populations from the introduction and spread of domestic, emerging, zoonotic, and foreign animal disease. APHIS will collect information using a questionnaire, telephone interview, or direct interview. APHIS will use the data collected to: (1) Identify the scope of the problem (2) Define and describe the affected population and the susceptible population; (3) Predict or detect trends in disease occurrence and movement; (4) Understand the risk factors for disease; (5) Estimate the cost of disease control and develop intervention options; (6) Make recommendations for disease control; (7) Provide parameters for animal disease spread models; (8) Provide lessons learned and guidance on the best ways to avoid future outbreaks based on thorough analysis of data from current outbreak(s); and (9) Identify areas for further research e.g. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mechanisms of disease transfer, vaccine technology, and diagnostic testing needs. Description of Respondents: Private Sector; State, Local, and Tribal Governments; and Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 8,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 5,798. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–20619 Filed 9–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP–III) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new collection to conduct the Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP–III). DATES: Written comments must be received on or before November 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Anthony Panzera, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 1014, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Anthony Panzera at 703–305–2576, or via email to Anthony.Panzera@ fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27SEN1.SGM 27SEN1

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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 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 21, 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 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; the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 October 
27, 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 Animal Health Monitoring System; Emergency 
Epidemiologic Investigations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0376.
    Summary of Collection: Collection and dissemination of animal 
health data and information is mandated by 7 U.S.C. 391, the Animal 
Industry Act of 1884, which established the precursor of the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services, the 
Bureau of Animal Industry. Legal requirements for examining and 
reporting on animal disease control methods were further mandated by 7 
U.S.C. 8308, 8314 of the Animal Health Protection Act, ``Detection, 
Control, and Eradication of Disease and Pests,'' May 13, 2002. 
Emergency epidemiologic investigations will allow Veterinary Services 
Officials to rapidly implement prevention and control measures, keep 
the public informed, and keep international markets open.
    Need and Use of the Information: The primary objective of the 
National Animal Health Monitoring System's emergency epidemiologic 
investigations are to provide for the prevention and control of animal 
disease and protect the U.S. livestock and poultry populations from the 
introduction and spread of domestic, emerging, zoonotic, and foreign 
animal disease. APHIS will collect information using a questionnaire, 
telephone interview, or direct interview. APHIS will use the data 
collected to: (1) Identify the scope of the problem (2) Define and 
describe the affected population and the susceptible population; (3) 
Predict or detect trends in disease occurrence and movement; (4) 
Understand the risk factors for disease; (5) Estimate the cost of 
disease control and develop intervention options; (6) Make 
recommendations for disease control; (7) Provide parameters for animal 
disease spread models; (8) Provide lessons learned and guidance on the 
best ways to avoid future outbreaks based on thorough analysis of data 
from current outbreak(s); and (9) Identify areas for further research 
e.g. mechanisms of disease transfer, vaccine technology, and diagnostic 
testing needs.
    Description of Respondents: Private Sector; State, Local, and 
Tribal Governments; and Individuals or Households.
    Number of Respondents: 8,000.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 5,798.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-20619 Filed 9-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P