Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants, 2153-2154 [2019-01145]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0092. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0092, 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-2018-0092 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. ADDRESSES: For information on special need requests under the Plant Protection Act, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Compliance and Environmental Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2292. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 0579–0291. Type of Request: 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. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles are contained in 7 CFR part 301, ‘‘Domestic Quarantine Notices.’’ The regulations in ‘‘SubpartPreemption and Special Need Requests’’ allow States or political subdivisions of States to request approval from APHIS to impose prohibitions or restrictions on the movement in interstate commerce of specific articles that pose a plant health amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 risk that are in addition to the prohibitions and restrictions imposed by APHIS. This process requires information collection activities, including a pest data detection survey with a pest risk analysis showing that a pest is not present in a State, or if already present, the current distribution in the State, and that the pest would harm or injure the environment and/or agricultural resources of the State or political subdivision. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities 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 160 hours per response. Respondents: State governments. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 160 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 30th day of January 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01153 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2153 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0093] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 reinstatement of an information collection associated with the regulations for privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D-APHIS-2018-0093. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0093, 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;DAPHIS-2018-0093 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 privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants, contact Dr. Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Live Animal Imports, Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–3300, option #2. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 2154 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices OMB Control Number: 0579–0232. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to, among other things, prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction of animal diseases and pests. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 govern the importation into the United States of specified animals and animal products in order to help prevent the introduction of various animal diseases into the United States. The regulations in part 93 require, among other things, that certain animals, as a condition of entry, be quarantined upon arrival in the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service operates animal quarantine facilities and also authorizes the use of quarantine facilities that are privately owned and operated for certain animal importations. The regulations in subpart D of part 93 (9 CFR 93.400 through 93.436) pertain to the importation of ruminants. Ruminants include all animals that chew the cud, such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, deer, antelopes, camels, llamas, and giraffes. Ruminants imported into the United States must be quarantined upon arrival for at least 30 days, with certain exceptions. However, ruminants from Canada and Mexico are not subject to this quarantine. The regulations for privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants require the use of certain information collection activities, including an application for facility approval, a compliance agreement explaining the conditions under which the facility must be operated, creation and maintenance of a daily log of persons entering and leaving the facility while quarantine is in process, request for variance, a manual of standard operating procedures, and maintenance of certain records covering quarantine operations. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 (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 1.07 hours per response. Respondents: Owners/operators of privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants. Estimated annual number of respondents: 5. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 12. Estimated annual number of responses: 60. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 64 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 30th day of January 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–01145 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0100] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Federal Plant Pest and Noxious Weeds Regulations Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the Federal plant pest and noxious weeds regulations. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 8, 2019. DATES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0100. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0100, 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/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0100 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. ADDRESSES: For information regarding the Federal plant pest and noxious weeds regulations, contact Dr. Colin Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits Branch, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851– 2237. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Federal Plant Pest and Noxious Weeds Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0054. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (the Act, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, biological control organisms, noxious weeds, articles, or means of conveyance, if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction of plant pests or noxious weeds into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. The associated regulations that were issued by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) are located in 7 CFR parts 330 and 360. These regulations contain information collection activities that include, but are not limited to, applications for permits E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0093]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reinstatement 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 reinstatement of an information collection 
associated with the regulations for privately owned quarantine 
facilities for ruminants.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
8, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D-APHIS-2018-0093.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2018-0093, 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-
0093 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 
privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants, contact Dr. 
Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Live Animal Imports, 
Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1236; (301) 851-3300, option #2. For more detailed information on 
the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for 
Ruminants.

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    OMB Control Number: 0579-0232.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: The Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to, among other things, 
prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals 
and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction 
of animal diseases and pests.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 govern the importation into the 
United States of specified animals and animal products in order to help 
prevent the introduction of various animal diseases into the United 
States. The regulations in part 93 require, among other things, that 
certain animals, as a condition of entry, be quarantined upon arrival 
in the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
operates animal quarantine facilities and also authorizes the use of 
quarantine facilities that are privately owned and operated for certain 
animal importations.
    The regulations in subpart D of part 93 (9 CFR 93.400 through 
93.436) pertain to the importation of ruminants. Ruminants include all 
animals that chew the cud, such as cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, 
deer, antelopes, camels, llamas, and giraffes. Ruminants imported into 
the United States must be quarantined upon arrival for at least 30 
days, with certain exceptions. However, ruminants from Canada and 
Mexico are not subject to this quarantine.
    The regulations for privately owned quarantine facilities for 
ruminants require the use of certain information collection activities, 
including an application for facility approval, a compliance agreement 
explaining the conditions under which the facility must be operated, 
creation and maintenance of a daily log of persons entering and leaving 
the facility while quarantine is in process, request for variance, a 
manual of standard operating procedures, and maintenance of certain 
records covering quarantine operations.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for 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 1.07 hours per response.
    Respondents: Owners/operators of privately owned quarantine 
facilities for ruminants.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 5.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 12.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 60.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 64 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 30th day of January 2019.
 Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-01145 Filed 2-5-19; 8:45 am]
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