Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2020 Study, 17375-17376 [2019-08351]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices livestock dealer statutory trust? Would seller recovery improve if the Secretary was authorized to appoint an independent trustee under the livestock dealer statutory trust? (7) Should dealers with average annual purchases under a de minimis threshold be exempt from being subject to the livestock dealer statutory trust? What purchase level should be considered for exemption? What effect would such an exemption have on the effectiveness of a livestock dealer statutory trust? (8) How would the establishment of a livestock dealer statutory trust affect the treatment of sellers of livestock as related to preferential transfers in bankruptcy? This notice provides for a 60-day period for interested parties to comment on the components of the study. Authority: Sec. 12103, Pub. L. 115–334, 132 Stat. 4490. Dated: April 22, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08350 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES April 22, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments 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. Comments regarding this information collection received by May 28, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_ VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 Submission@omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. 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. Food and Nutrition Service Title: 7 CFR part 215—Special Milk Program for Children. OMB Control Number: 0584–0005. Summary of Collection: Section 3 of the Child Nutrition Act (CNA) of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–642, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 1772) authorizes the Special Milk Program (SMP) for Children. It provides for appropriation of such sums as may be necessary to enable the Secretary of Agriculture, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may deem in the public interest, to encourage consumption of fluid milk by children in the United States in (1) nonprofit schools of high school grade and under, and (2) nonprofit nursery schools, child care centers, settlement houses, summer camps, and similar nonprofit institutions devoted to the care and training of children, which do not participate in a food service program authorized under the CNA or the National School Lunch Act. Need and Use of the Information: The SMP is administered at the State, school food authority (SFA), and child care institution levels. The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) collects information concerning the operation of the program including the submission of applications and agreements, submission and payment of claims, and the maintenance of records. Without this information FNS would not be able to reimburse schools and institutions in a timely manner to allow them to properly administer the program. In addition, data reporting would be delayed and the timely monitoring of program funding and program trends would be affected. Description of Respondents: State, Local, and Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3,499. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On Occasion, Monthly, and Annually. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17375 Total Burden Hours: 13,325. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–08344 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0021] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2020 Study 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 the reinstatement of an information collection to conduct the National Animal Health Monitoring System’s Swine 2020 Study. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 24, 2019. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0021. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0021, 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-2019-0021 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 Swine 2020 Study, contact Mr. Bill Kelley, Program Analyst, Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, Fort Collins, CO 80524; (970) 494–7270. For more FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 17376 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 80 / Thursday, April 25, 2019 / Notices detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2020 Study. OMB Control Number: 0579–0315. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to protect the health of the livestock, poultry, and aquaculture populations in the United States by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects, on a national basis, statistically valid and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and economic importance of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture disease risk factors. NAHMS’ studies have evolved into a collaborative industry and government initiative to help determine the most effective means of preventing and controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only agency responsible for collecting data on livestock health. Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary, and all data are confidential. APHIS plans to conduct the Swine 2020 Study as part of an ongoing series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. This study will support the following objectives: (1) Describe current U.S. large-scale swine production practices for gestation, farrowing, nursery, grower/finisher, and wean-to-finish phases, specifically as they relate to housing, productivity, biosecurity, and morbidity and mortality prevention; (2) Describe current U.S. small-scale production practices including general management practices, housing practices, productivity, disease prevention, and mortality; (3) Determine the producerreported prevalence of select respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, systemic, and foodborne pathogens found in weaned market pigs; (4) Describe large-scale swine production antimicrobial-use patterns in pigs from post-weaning to market age; (5) Evaluate the presence of select pathogens and characterize isolated organisms from biological specimens (feces, oral fluids) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:25 Apr 24, 2019 Jkt 247001 in large-scale swine production; (6) Describe trends in small-scale swine health and disease management practices; (7) Describe trends in smallscale swine production system movements, marketing, and slaughter channels; and (8) Describe potential overlaps between small-scale swine production system movements with those of larger total confinement/ commercial operations. The two components of the study will be in-person questionnaire based surveys for large swine operations and computer-assisted telephone interviews for small swine operations. The large swine operation component will consist of two phases. In Phase I, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers by telephone and personal interviews to collect operational level data and subordinate swine production site (locations where the animals are raised) contact information. NASS data collectors will follow up with producers at each swine production site by telephone and personal interviews to collect site level data and respondent consent to be contacted for Phase II of the study. In Phase II, APHIS data collectors will contact consenting respondents to administer questionnaires and perform biologic sampling. The small swine operation component of the study will consist of NASS sending producers questionnaires and following up via computer-assisted telephone interviews with those who do not respond. The information collected through the Swine 2020 Study will be analyzed and used to predict or detect national and regional trends in disease emergence and movement such as the prevalence of clinical signs of coronavirus (i.e., porcine epidemic diarrhea), Seneca Valley Virus, respiratory, and enteric disease in pigs; provide factual information on housing, marketing and movement for smaller swine operations; update national and regional production measures (such as average farrowing rate) for producer, veterinary, and industry reference; provide factual information on antimicrobial resistance among isolates obtained from feces; and provide assistance to researchers and the industry in evaluating the utility and accuracy of newer pathogen collection methods such as ropes to test saliva. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 0.61 hours per response. Respondents: Swine producers (large and small operations). Estimated annual number of respondents: 10,205. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Estimated annual number of responses: 18,407. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 11,168 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 22nd day of April 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–08351 Filed 4–24–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection: Application for Transportation, Utility Systems, Telecommunications and Facilities on Federal Lands and Property Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 80 (Thursday, April 25, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17375-17376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-08351]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0021]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2020 Study

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 the reinstatement of an information collection to 
conduct the National Animal Health Monitoring System's Swine 2020 
Study.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 
24, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0021.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0021, 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-2019-
0021 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 Swine 2020 
Study, contact Mr. Bill Kelley, Program Analyst, Center for 
Epidemiology and Animal Health, VS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, 
Fort Collins, CO 80524; (970) 494-7270. For more

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detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. 
Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2020 Study.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0315.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to protect the health 
of the livestock, poultry, and aquaculture populations in the United 
States by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious 
diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from 
the United States when feasible. This authority has been delegated to 
the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).
    In connection with this mission, APHIS operates the National Animal 
Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), which collects, on a national basis, 
statistically valid and scientifically sound data on the prevalence and 
economic importance of livestock, poultry, and aquaculture disease risk 
factors.
    NAHMS' studies have evolved into a collaborative industry and 
government initiative to help determine the most effective means of 
preventing and controlling diseases of livestock. APHIS is the only 
agency responsible for collecting data on livestock health. 
Participation in any NAHMS study is voluntary, and all data are 
confidential.
    APHIS plans to conduct the Swine 2020 Study as part of an ongoing 
series of NAHMS studies on the U.S. livestock population. This study 
will support the following objectives: (1) Describe current U.S. large-
scale swine production practices for gestation, farrowing, nursery, 
grower/finisher, and wean-to-finish phases, specifically as they relate 
to housing, productivity, biosecurity, and morbidity and mortality 
prevention; (2) Describe current U.S. small-scale production practices 
including general management practices, housing practices, 
productivity, disease prevention, and mortality; (3) Determine the 
producer-reported prevalence of select respiratory, neurologic, 
gastrointestinal, systemic, and foodborne pathogens found in weaned 
market pigs; (4) Describe large-scale swine production antimicrobial-
use patterns in pigs from post-weaning to market age; (5) Evaluate the 
presence of select pathogens and characterize isolated organisms from 
biological specimens (feces, oral fluids) in large-scale swine 
production; (6) Describe trends in small-scale swine health and disease 
management practices; (7) Describe trends in small-scale swine 
production system movements, marketing, and slaughter channels; and (8) 
Describe potential overlaps between small-scale swine production system 
movements with those of larger total confinement/commercial operations.
    The two components of the study will be in-person questionnaire 
based surveys for large swine operations and computer-assisted 
telephone interviews for small swine operations. The large swine 
operation component will consist of two phases. In Phase I, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers 
by telephone and personal interviews to collect operational level data 
and subordinate swine production site (locations where the animals are 
raised) contact information. NASS data collectors will follow up with 
producers at each swine production site by telephone and personal 
interviews to collect site level data and respondent consent to be 
contacted for Phase II of the study. In Phase II, APHIS data collectors 
will contact consenting respondents to administer questionnaires and 
perform biologic sampling. The small swine operation component of the 
study will consist of NASS sending producers questionnaires and 
following up via computer-assisted telephone interviews with those who 
do not respond.
    The information collected through the Swine 2020 Study will be 
analyzed and used to predict or detect national and regional trends in 
disease emergence and movement such as the prevalence of clinical signs 
of coronavirus (i.e., porcine epidemic diarrhea), Seneca Valley Virus, 
respiratory, and enteric disease in pigs; provide factual information 
on housing, marketing and movement for smaller swine operations; update 
national and regional production measures (such as average farrowing 
rate) for producer, veterinary, and industry reference; provide factual 
information on antimicrobial resistance among isolates obtained from 
feces; and provide assistance to researchers and the industry in 
evaluating the utility and accuracy of newer pathogen collection 
methods such as ropes to test saliva.
    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 0.61 hours per response.
    Respondents: Swine producers (large and small operations).
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 10,205.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 18,407.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 11,168 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 22nd day of April 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-08351 Filed 4-24-19; 8:45 am]
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