Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Location of Irradiation Treatment Facilities in the United States, 5409-5410 [2019-02848]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 (NPPO) officials from Peru, grower registration and agreement, fruit fly trapping, monitoring, recordkeeping, and a phytosanitary certificate. 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 7.382 hours per response. Respondents: The NPPO of Peru and importers and growers of citrus fruit from Peru. Estimated annual number of respondents: 31. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 137. Estimated annual number of responses: 4,245. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 31,339 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, on February 14, 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02858 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0107] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Location of Irradiation Treatment Facilities in the United States 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 location of irradiation treatment facilities in the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2019. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0107. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0107, 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-2018-0107 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 the regulations for the location of irradiation treatment facilities in the United States, 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5409 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Location of Irradiation Treatment Facilities in the United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0383. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The regulations contained in 7 CFR part 305 (referred to below as the regulations) set out the general requirements for performing treatments and certifying or approving treatment facilities for fruits, vegetables, and other articles to prevent the introduction or dissemination of plant pests or noxious weeds into or through the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture administers these regulations. Section 305.9 provides generic criteria for new irradiation treatment facilities in the United States to be located anywhere in the United States, subject to approval. APHIS also allows the irradiation treatment of certain imported fruit from various countries upon arrival in the United States. The regulations facilitate the importation of commodities requiring irradiation treatment while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of pests of concern into the United States. The information collection activities associated with the location of irradiation facilities include request for initial certification and inspection of facility, certification and recertification, denial and withdrawal of certification, compliance agreements, irradiation facilities treating imported articles, irradiation treatment framework equivalency workplan, irradiation facilities notification, recordkeeping, facility contingency plan, letter of concurrence or non-agreement, treatment arrangements, pest management plan, and facility layout map. In addition, each facility must provide APHIS with an updated map identifying places where horticultural or other crops are grown within 4 square miles of the facility. 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; E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 5410 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices (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 3.13 hours per response. Respondents: Irradiation facilities in the United States, State governments, importers, and foreign government and national plant protection organization officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 19. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 16.6. Estimated annual number of responses: 315. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 987 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 14th day of February 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–02848 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0069] Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Field Testing of a Vaccine for Use Against Newcastle Disease and Marek’s Disease Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purpose of field testing, and then to field test, an SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 unlicensed Marek’s Disease-Newcastle Disease Vaccine, Serotype 3, Live Marek’s Disease Vector. Based on the environmental assessment, risk analysis, and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this veterinary vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the documents available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/# !docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0069. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0069, 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-2018-0069 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: Dr. Donna Malloy, Operational Support Section, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 148, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; phone (301) 851–3426, fax (301) 734–4314. For information regarding the environmental assessment or the risk analysis, or to request a copy of the environmental assessment (as well as the risk analysis with confidential business information redacted), contact Dr. Patricia L. Foley, Risk Manager, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Avenue, P.O. Box 844, Ames, IA 50010; phone (515) 337–6100, fax (515) 337–6120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (21 U.S.C. 151 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized to promulgate regulations designed to ensure that veterinary biological products are pure, safe, potent, and efficacious before a veterinary biological product license may be issued. Veterinary biological PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 products include viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin, such as vaccines, antitoxins, or the immunizing components of microorganisms intended for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases in domestic animals. APHIS issues licenses to qualified establishments that produce veterinary biological products and issues permits to importers of such products. APHIS also enforces requirements concerning production, packaging, labeling, and shipping of these products and sets standards for the testing of these products. Regulations concerning veterinary biological products are contained in 9 CFR parts 101 to 124. A field test is generally necessary to satisfy prelicensing requirements for veterinary biological products. Prior to conducting a field test on an unlicensed product, an applicant must obtain approval from APHIS, as well as obtain APHIS’ authorization to ship the product for field testing. To determine whether to authorize shipment and grant approval for the field testing of the unlicensed product referenced in this notice, APHIS considers the potential effects of this product on the safety of animals, public health, and the environment. Based upon a risk analysis and other relevant data, APHIS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) concerning the field testing of the following unlicensed veterinary biological product: Requester: Zoetis Inc. Product: Marek’s Disease-Newcastle Disease Vaccine, Serotype 3, Live Marek’s Disease Vector. Possible Field Test Locations: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia. The above-mentioned product is a live Marek’s disease serotype 3 vaccine virus containing a gene from the Newcastle disease virus. It has been shown to be effective for the vaccination of 18 to 19-day-old embryonated chicken eggs or the subcutaneous vaccination of healthy 1-day-old chicks against Marek’s disease and Newcastle disease. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0107]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Location of Irradiation Treatment Facilities in 
the United States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

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 location 
of irradiation treatment facilities in the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
22, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0107.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2018-0107, 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-
0107 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 
the location of irradiation treatment facilities in the United States, 
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: Location of Irradiation Treatment Facilities in the United 
States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0383.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The regulations contained in 7 CFR part 305 (referred to 
below as the regulations) set out the general requirements for 
performing treatments and certifying or approving treatment facilities 
for fruits, vegetables, and other articles to prevent the introduction 
or dissemination of plant pests or noxious weeds into or through the 
United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture administers these regulations.
    Section 305.9 provides generic criteria for new irradiation 
treatment facilities in the United States to be located anywhere in the 
United States, subject to approval. APHIS also allows the irradiation 
treatment of certain imported fruit from various countries upon arrival 
in the United States. The regulations facilitate the importation of 
commodities requiring irradiation treatment while continuing to provide 
protection against the introduction of pests of concern into the United 
States.
    The information collection activities associated with the location 
of irradiation facilities include request for initial certification and 
inspection of facility, certification and recertification, denial and 
withdrawal of certification, compliance agreements, irradiation 
facilities treating imported articles, irradiation treatment framework 
equivalency workplan, irradiation facilities notification, 
recordkeeping, facility contingency plan, letter of concurrence or non-
agreement, treatment arrangements, pest management plan, and facility 
layout map. In addition, each facility must provide APHIS with an 
updated map identifying places where horticultural or other crops are 
grown within 4 square miles of the facility.
    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;

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    (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 3.13 hours per response.
    Respondents: Irradiation facilities in the United States, State 
governments, importers, and foreign government and national plant 
protection organization officials.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 19.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 16.6.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 315.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 987 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 14th day of February 2019.
Kevin Shea,
 Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-02848 Filed 2-20-19; 8:45 am]
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