Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act, 2152-2153 [2019-01153]

Download as PDF 2152 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 25 / Wednesday, February 6, 2019 / Notices Title 7, Section 2204 which specifies that ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which he can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . .’’. The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to provide data users with timely and reliable agricultural production and economic statistics, as well as environmental and specialty agricultural related statistics. To accomplish this objective, NASS relies heavily on the use of sample surveys statistically drawn from ‘‘List Sampling Frame.’’ The List Sampling Frame is a database of names and addresses, with control data, that contains the components values from which these samples can be drawn. Need and Use of the Information: The List Sampling Frame Surveys are used to develop and maintain a complete list of possible farm operations. Data from criteria surveys are used to provide control data for new records on the list sampling frame. This information is utilized to define the size of operation, define sample populations and establish eligibility for the Census of Agriculture. New names and addresses of potential farms are obtained on a regular basis from growers association, other government agencies and various outside sources. The goal is to produce for each State a relatively complete, current, and unduplicated list of names for statistical sampling for agricultural operation surveys and the Census of Agriculture. This information is used to develop efficient sample designs, which allows NASS the ability to draw reduced sample sizes from the originally large universe populations. Description of Respondents: Farms. Number of Respondents: 671,667. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 141,811. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by March 8, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. 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. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Egg, Chicken, and Turkey Surveys. OMB Control Number: 0535–0004. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official State and national estimates of crop and livestock production. Thousands of farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and others voluntarily respond to nationwide surveys about crops, livestock, prices, and other agricultural activities. Estimates of egg, chicken, and turkey production are in an integral part of this program. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under U.S. Code Title 7, Section 2204. [FR Doc. 2019–01197 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request January 31, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:09 Feb 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This statue specifies the ‘‘The Secretary of Agriculture shall procure and preserve all information concerning agriculture which she can obtain . . . by the collection of statistics . . . and shall distribute them among agriculturists’’. Information published from the surveys in this docket is needed by USDA economists and government policy makers to ensure the orderly marketing of broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs. Need and Use of the Information: Statistics on these poultry products contribute to a comprehensive program of keeping the government and poultry industry abreast of anticipated changes. All of the poultry reports are used by producers, processors, feed dealers, and others in the marketing and supply channels as a basis for their production and marketing decisions. Government agencies use these estimates to evaluate poultry product supplies. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for profit. Number of Respondents: 2,432. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,930. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–01148 Filed 2–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0092] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations to allow States to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition to those required by APHIS to help protect against the introduction and establishment of plant pests. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 8, 2019. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\06FEN1.SGM 06FEN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 25 (Wednesday, February 6, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0092]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: 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 intention of the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) to request an extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the regulations to allow States 
to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition 
to those required by APHIS to help protect against the introduction and 
establishment of plant pests.

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

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ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 ``Subpart-Preemption 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 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]
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