Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures, 21999-22000 [2018-10097]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 92 / Friday, May 11, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0027] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Mangoes from Australia 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 mangoes from Australia. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0027. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0027, 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-2018-0027 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 regarding the importation of mangoes from Australia, contact Mr. Juan (Tony) Roman, Senior Import Specialist, IRM, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Mangoes From Australia. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 May 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 OMB Control Number: 0579–0391. 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. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world are contained in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–82). In accordance with § 319.56–60, mangoes from Australia are subject to certain conditions before entering the continental United States to ensure that plant pests are not introduced into the United States. The regulations require information collection activities that include inspections, emergency action notification, notice of arrival, recordkeeping, and the inspection of the production site by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Australia. In addition, each shipment of mangoes must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of Australia with an additional declaration stating that the mangoes were inspected prior to export and found free of certain pests and treated in accordance with the regulations. 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. APHIS needs this outside input to help accomplish the following: (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, (such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.) PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21999 Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.634 hours per response. Respondents: Importers of mangoes from Australia and the NPPO of Australia. Estimated annual number of respondents: 20. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 13. Estimated annual number of responses: 257. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 163 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 7th day of May 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–10098 Filed 5–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0026] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures 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 protection of endangered species of terrestrial plants and for procedures related to the forfeiture of plants or other property. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 10, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0026. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 22000 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 92 / Friday, May 11, 2018 / Notices APHIS–2018–0026, 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-2018-0026 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 information on the regulations to protect endangered species of terrestrial plants and forfeiture procedures, contact Dr. John Veremis, National CITES Director, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2347. 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: Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures. OMB Control Number: 0579–0076. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for enforcing provisions of the Act and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) that pertain to the importation, exportation, or reexportation of plants. As part of this mission, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) administers the regulations in 7 CFR part 355, ‘‘Endangered Species Regulations Concerning Terrestrial Plants.’’ In accordance with these regulations, any entity wishing to engage in the business of importing, exporting, or reexporting terrestrial plants listed in the CITES regulations at 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 must obtain a protected plant permit from APHIS. Such entities include importers, exporters, or reexporters who sell, barter, collect, or otherwise exchange or acquire terrestrial plants as a livelihood or enterprise engaged in for gain or profit. The requirement does not apply to persons engaged in business merely as carriers or customhouse brokers. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 May 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 To obtain a protected plant permit, entities must complete an application and submit it to APHIS for approval. When a permit has been issued, the plants covered by the permit may be imported into the United States, exported, or reexported, provided they are accompanied by documentation required by the regulations and all other conditions of the regulations are met. Effectively regulating entities who are engaged in the business of importing, exporting, or reexporting endangered species of terrestrial plants requires the use of this application process, as well as the use of other information collection activities including, but not limited to, appealing the denial of a permit; marking containers used for the importation, exportation, or reexportation of the plants; notifying APHIS of the impending importation, exportation, or reexportation of the plants; validating documents; creating and maintaining records of importation, exportation, and reexportation; and submitting related reports from records required to be maintained. APHIS also administers regulations at 7 CFR part 356, ‘‘Forfeiture Procedures,’’ which sets out procedures for the forfeiture of plants or other property by entities found to be in violation of the Endangered Species Act or the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.). Entities whose property is subject to forfeiture may file with APHIS a waiver of forfeiture procedures, a claim, a request for return of property, or petition for remission or mitigation of forfeiture. The information provided by these information collection activities is critical to APHIS’ ability to carry out its responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act. These responsibilities include monitoring importation, exportation, and reexportation activities involving endangered species of plants, as well as the investigation of possible violations and the forfeiture of plants or other property. 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. 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Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 148. Estimated annual number of responses: 162,217. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 15,254 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 7th day of May 2018. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2018–10097 Filed 5–10–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and Umpqua National Forest; Oregon; Stella Landscape Restoration Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 92 (Friday, May 11, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21999-22000]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10097]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0026]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture 
Procedures

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 
protection of endangered species of terrestrial plants and for 
procedures related to the forfeiture of plants or other property.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
10, 2018.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0026.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No.

[[Page 22000]]

APHIS-2018-0026, 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-2018-
0026 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 to 
protect endangered species of terrestrial plants and forfeiture 
procedures, contact Dr. John Veremis, National CITES Director, PHP, 
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 
851-2347. 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: Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0076.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 
U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 
responsible for enforcing provisions of the Act and the Convention on 
International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora 
(CITES) that pertain to the importation, exportation, or reexportation 
of plants.
    As part of this mission, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) administers the regulations in 7 CFR part 355, 
``Endangered Species Regulations Concerning Terrestrial Plants.'' In 
accordance with these regulations, any entity wishing to engage in the 
business of importing, exporting, or reexporting terrestrial plants 
listed in the CITES regulations at 50 CFR 17.12 or 23.23 must obtain a 
protected plant permit from APHIS. Such entities include importers, 
exporters, or reexporters who sell, barter, collect, or otherwise 
exchange or acquire terrestrial plants as a livelihood or enterprise 
engaged in for gain or profit. The requirement does not apply to 
persons engaged in business merely as carriers or customhouse brokers.
    To obtain a protected plant permit, entities must complete an 
application and submit it to APHIS for approval. When a permit has been 
issued, the plants covered by the permit may be imported into the 
United States, exported, or reexported, provided they are accompanied 
by documentation required by the regulations and all other conditions 
of the regulations are met.
    Effectively regulating entities who are engaged in the business of 
importing, exporting, or reexporting endangered species of terrestrial 
plants requires the use of this application process, as well as the use 
of other information collection activities including, but not limited 
to, appealing the denial of a permit; marking containers used for the 
importation, exportation, or reexportation of the plants; notifying 
APHIS of the impending importation, exportation, or reexportation of 
the plants; validating documents; creating and maintaining records of 
importation, exportation, and reexportation; and submitting related 
reports from records required to be maintained.
    APHIS also administers regulations at 7 CFR part 356, ``Forfeiture 
Procedures,'' which sets out procedures for the forfeiture of plants or 
other property by entities found to be in violation of the Endangered 
Species Act or the Lacey Act (16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.). Entities whose 
property is subject to forfeiture may file with APHIS a waiver of 
forfeiture procedures, a claim, a request for return of property, or 
petition for remission or mitigation of forfeiture.
    The information provided by these information collection activities 
is critical to APHIS' ability to carry out its responsibilities under 
the Endangered Species Act and the Lacey Act. These responsibilities 
include monitoring importation, exportation, and reexportation 
activities involving endangered species of plants, as well as the 
investigation of possible violations and the forfeiture of plants or 
other property.
    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 0.094 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. importers and exporters of endangered species of 
terrestrial plants.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,097.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 148.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 162,217.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 15,254 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 7th day of May 2018.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2018-10097 Filed 5-10-18; 8:45 am]
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