Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Litchi and Longan Fruit From Vietnam Into the Continental United States, 51211-51212 [2017-23997]

Download as PDF ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 212 / Friday, November 3, 2017 / Notices Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2240. 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: Importation of Fresh Bananas From the Philippines Into Hawaii and U.S. Territories. OMB Control Number: 0579–0415. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests new to the United States or not known to be widely distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–80, referred to as the regulations) prohibit or restrict the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. The regulations in § 319.56–58 provide the requirements for the importation of fresh bananas from the Philippines into Hawaii and the U.S. Territories. As a condition of entry, the bananas must be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for importation of commercial consignments, monitoring of fruit flies to establish low-pest prevalence places of production, harvesting only of hard green bananas, and inspection for quarantine pests by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of the Philippines. In addition, the bananas must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that they were grown, packed, and inspected and found to be free of quarantine pests in accordance with the regulations. Allowing the importation of fresh bananas from the Philippines into Hawaii and U.S. Territories requires the completion of information collection activities such as an operational workplan, monitoring and oversight of production sites, records of forms and documents, trapping, identifying shipping documents, post-harvest inspections, and a phytosanitary certificate. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 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 information collection is necessary for the proper performance of our agency’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of APHIS’ 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 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 1.5 hours per response. Respondents: Producers and importers of bananas from the Philippines and the NPPO of the Philippines. Estimated annual number of respondents: 41. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 32. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,322. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,968 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 31st day of October 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23995 Filed 11–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51211 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0087] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Litchi and Longan Fruit From Vietnam Into the Continental United States Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 fresh litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 2, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0087. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0087, 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-2017-0087 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 related to the importation of litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States, contact Mr. Tony Roman, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, IRM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2242. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 51212 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 212 / Friday, November 3, 2017 / Notices ethrower on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Litchi and Longan Fruit from Vietnam Into the Continental United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0387. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 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. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world as provided in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–80). In accordance with § 319.56–70, fresh litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam may be imported into the continental United States under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. These conditions require the use of certain information collection activities including an application for permit to import plants and plant products, appeal of denial or revocation of permit, emergency action notification, notice of arrival, registration of production sites, labeling of packages, and recordkeeping. Also, each consignment of litchi or longan fruit must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Vietnam with an additional declaration stating that the provisions of § 319.56–70 have been met, and that the consignment was inspected prior to export. In addition, for litchi fruit, the phytosanitary certificate must indicate that the consignment was found free of Phytophthora litchii. 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 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:18 Nov 02, 2017 Jkt 244001 (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 0.019 hours per response. Respondents: Growers and importers of litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam, and the NPPO of Vietnam. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4,432. Estimated annual number of responses: 31,021. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 574 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 31st day of October 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–23997 Filed 11–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Meeting of the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting and listening AGENCY: ACTION: session. The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional information concerning the Council can be found by visiting the Council’s Web site at: http:// www.fs.fed.us/ucf/nucfac.shtml. DATES: The meeting will be held on the following dates and times: • Business meeting, Monday, November 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (CST), and • Listening session, Thursday, November, 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CST), or until Council business is completed. All meetings are SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subject to cancellation. For an updated status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting and listening session will be held at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa, 101 East 2nd Street, Tulsa, OK. Monday’s business meeting will be located in the Oklahoma South Room, First Floor—Lower Lobby Level. Thursday’s listening session will be located in the Promenade D Room, Second Floor—Lobby Level. Written comments concerning this meeting should be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA Forest Service, Sidney Yates Building., Room 3SC–01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington DC, 20024. Please call ahead at 202–309–9873 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates Building, Room 3SC–01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC, 20024, by cell telephone at 202–309– 9873, or by email at nstremple@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile at 202–690– 5792. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Council is authorized under Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (the Act), as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of the Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Approve the 2017 Accomplishment and Recommendations report; 2. Approve the 2019 request for proposals draft and discuss the 2018 proposals; 3. Conduct a listening session with constituents on community and urban forestry concerns and opportunities; 4. Provide updates on the implementation of the Ten Year Urban Forestry Action Plan (2016–2026); and 5. Receive Forest Service budget and program updates. The meeting and listening session are open to the public. The Monday meeting agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. The listening session is an open agenda. Individuals wishing to E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0087]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Litchi and Longan Fruit From 
Vietnam Into the Continental United States

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 fresh litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam into the 
continental United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
January 2, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0087.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0087, 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-
0087 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 
related to the importation of litchi and longan fruit from Vietnam into 
the continental United States, contact Mr. Tony Roman, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, RCC, IRM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-2242. For copies of 
more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. 
Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Litchi and Longan Fruit from Vietnam Into the 
Continental United States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0387.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 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. As authorized 
by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates 
the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from 
certain parts of the world as provided in ``Subpart--Fruits and 
Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-80).
    In accordance with Sec.  319.56-70, fresh litchi and longan fruit 
from Vietnam may be imported into the continental United States under 
certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the 
United States. These conditions require the use of certain information 
collection activities including an application for permit to import 
plants and plant products, appeal of denial or revocation of permit, 
emergency action notification, notice of arrival, registration of 
production sites, labeling of packages, and recordkeeping. Also, each 
consignment of litchi or longan fruit must be accompanied by a 
phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection 
organization (NPPO) of Vietnam with an additional declaration stating 
that the provisions of Sec.  319.56-70 have been met, and that the 
consignment was inspected prior to export. In addition, for litchi 
fruit, the phytosanitary certificate must indicate that the consignment 
was found free of Phytophthora litchii.
    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 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 0.019 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers and importers of litchi and longan fruit from 
Vietnam, and the NPPO of Vietnam.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 7.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4,432.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 31,021.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 574 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 31st day of October 2017.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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