Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants for Planting in Approved Growing Media From China Into the Continental United States, 5406 [2019-02849]

Download as PDF 5406 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 35 / Thursday, February 21, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0106] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants for Planting in Approved Growing Media From China Into the Continental United States 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 importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in approved growing media from China into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before [Insert date 60 days after date of publication in the Federal Register]. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0106. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0106, 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-2018-0106 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. SUMMARY: For information on the regulations related to the importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in approved growing media from China, contact Ms. Lydia Colon, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2302. For more detailed information on the information amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:08 Feb 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants for Planting in Approved Growing Media From China Into the Continental United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0439. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed 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. APHIS regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart H—Plants for Planting’’ (7 CFR 319.37–1 through 319.37–23) prohibit or restrict, among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. In accordance with these regulations, plants for planting from certain parts of the world may be imported into the United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting from China in approved growing media into the continental United States requires the use of certain information collection activities, including a phytosanitary certificate, written agreement, grower written compliance, inspection, notice of arrival, and emergency action notification. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 0.49 hours per response. Respondents: National plant protection organization of China and producers and exporters of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in approved growing media from China. Estimated annual number of respondents: 15. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.4. Estimated annual number of responses: 126. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 62 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. 2019–02849 Filed 2–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0105] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Baby Corn and Baby Carrots From Zambia 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 baby corn and baby carrots from Zambia into the continental United States. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0106]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants for 
Planting in Approved Growing Media From China Into the Continental 
United States

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 
importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in approved 
growing media from China into the continental United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
[Insert date 60 days after date of publication in the Federal 
Register].

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0106.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2018-0106, 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-
0106 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 
related to the importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in 
approved growing media from China, contact Ms. Lydia Colon, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 
133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-2302. For more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, 
APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants for Planting in 
Approved Growing Media From China Into the Continental United States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0439.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 
et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in 
cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to 
detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of 
plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed 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. APHIS regulations contained in ``Subpart H--Plants for 
Planting'' (7 CFR 319.37-1 through 319.37-23) prohibit or restrict, 
among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and 
seeds for propagation. In accordance with these regulations, plants for 
planting from certain parts of the world may be imported into the 
United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction 
of plant pests into the United States.
    The importation of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting from China 
in approved growing media into the continental United States requires 
the use of certain information collection activities, including a 
phytosanitary certificate, written agreement, grower written 
compliance, inspection, notice of arrival, and emergency action 
notification.
    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 0.49 hours per response.
    Respondents: National plant protection organization of China and 
producers and exporters of Phalaenopsis spp. plants for planting in 
approved growing media from China.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 15.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.4.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 126.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 62 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. 2019-02849 Filed 2-20-19; 8:45 am]
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