Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 55078-55079 [2017-25066]

Download as PDF 55078 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 222 Monday, November 20, 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 nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES November 15, 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 (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 December 20, 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), 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Nov 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: WIC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) Forms and Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0584–0447. Summary of Collection: The FMNP is authorized by Section 17(m) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(m)), (CNA). The purposes of the FMNP are to provide fresh, nutritious, unprepared locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs from farmers’ markets, and roadside stands to WIC participants; to expand the awareness and use of farmers’ markets; and to increase sales at such markets. The FMNP is intended to benefit both the coupon recipients by improving their diets, and the farmers who sell their produce at farmers’ markets by increasing their incomes. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will collect information from each state that receives a grant under the FMNP program in conjunction with the preparation of annual financial and recipient reports. Need and Use of the Information: FNS uses the information collection to assess how each FMNP State agency operates; to ensure the accountability of State agencies, local agencies, and farmers/ farmers’ markets/roadside stands; to make program management decisions; and to report to Congress as needed. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Individuals or household; Business or other for-profit, Farms. Number of Respondents: 1,660,178. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 929,211. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25094 Filed 11–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request November 15, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 December 20, 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: Importation of Fruits and Vegetables. OMB Control Number: 0579–0128. Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) (PPA), 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 not known to be widely E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 222 / Monday, November 20, 2017 / Notices nshattuck on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ‘‘SubpartFruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–50), referred to as the regulations, allow a number of fruits and vegetables to be imported into the United States, under specified conditions, from certain parts of the world. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) requires that some plants or plant products be accompanied by a phytosanitary inspection certificate that is completed by plant health officials in the originating or transiting country. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following information activities phytosanitary certificate, fruit fly monitoring records and the labeling of boxes to allow a number of fruits and vegetables to be imported in the United States under specified condition from certain parts of the world. This information is used as a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when the shipment arrives. Without the information, all shipments would need to be inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more time. This would slow the clearance of international shipments. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 1,112. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 480. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Bees and Related Articles. OMB Control Number: 0579–0207. Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection Act (APA) (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or 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 and subspecies of honeybees. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), is responsible for implementing the intent of these Acts, and does so through the enforcement of its pollinator and bee regulations. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS collects information from a VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:15 Nov 17, 2017 Jkt 244001 variety of individuals who are involved in breeding, exporting, importing, and containing bees and related articles. The information APHIS collects serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue required PPQ forms and documents that allow importation of bees and related articles or authorizes the release of bees. This documentation is vital to helping APHIS ensure that exotic bee diseases and parasites, and undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees, do not spread into or within the United States. Without the information, APHIS could not verify that imported bees and related articles do not present a significant risk of introducing exotic bee disease, parasites, and undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees. Description of Respondents: Businesses or other-for-profit; Foreign Federal Government. Number of Respondents: 18. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 50. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–25066 Filed 11–17–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2017–0042] Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Focus Group Research Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to collect information from focus groups on consumer food safety knowledge, attitudes, and practices and to elicit consumer responses to FSIS food safety messages and determine their impact on consumer food safety knowledge and behavior. DATES: Submit comments on or before January 19, 2018. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this information collection. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55079 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8– 163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2017–0042. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; (202) 720–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Focus Group Research. Type of Request: New information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled and packaged. FSIS’s Office of Public Affairs and Consumer Education (USDA, FSIS, OPACE) ensures that all segments of the farm-to-table chain receive valuable food safety information. The consumer education programs developed by OPACE inform the public how to safely handle, prepare, and store meat, poultry, and processed egg products so E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 15, 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 (1) 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) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 December 
20, 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: Importation of Fruits and Vegetables.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0128.
    Summary of Collection: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.) (PPA), 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 not known to be 
widely

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distributed throughout the United States. The regulations in ``Subpart-
Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56-50), referred to 
as the regulations, allow a number of fruits and vegetables to be 
imported into the United States, under specified conditions, from 
certain parts of the world. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) requires that some plants or plant products be 
accompanied by a phytosanitary inspection certificate that is completed 
by plant health officials in the originating or transiting country.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following 
information activities phytosanitary certificate, fruit fly monitoring 
records and the labeling of boxes to allow a number of fruits and 
vegetables to be imported in the United States under specified 
condition from certain parts of the world. This information is used as 
a guide to the intensity of the inspection that APHIS must conduct when 
the shipment arrives. Without the information, all shipments would need 
to be inspected very thoroughly, thereby requiring considerably more 
time. This would slow the clearance of international shipments.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Federal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 1,112.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 480.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Bees and Related Articles.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0207.
    Summary of Collection: The Plant Protection Act (APA) (7 U.S.C. 
7701 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or 
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 
and subspecies of honeybees. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ), is responsible 
for implementing the intent of these Acts, and does so through the 
enforcement of its pollinator and bee regulations.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS collects information from a 
variety of individuals who are involved in breeding, exporting, 
importing, and containing bees and related articles. The information 
APHIS collects serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue 
required PPQ forms and documents that allow importation of bees and 
related articles or authorizes the release of bees. This documentation 
is vital to helping APHIS ensure that exotic bee diseases and 
parasites, and undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees, do not 
spread into or within the United States. Without the information, APHIS 
could not verify that imported bees and related articles do not present 
a significant risk of introducing exotic bee disease, parasites, and 
undesirable species and subspecies of honeybees.
    Description of Respondents: Businesses or other-for-profit; Foreign 
Federal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 18.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 50.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-25066 Filed 11-17-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P