Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 25231-25233 [2019-11372]

Download as PDF 25231 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 105 Friday, May 31, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES May 28, 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; 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 July 1, 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), New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. 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. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Restricted, Prohibited, and Controlled Importation of Animal and Poultry Products and Byproducts, Into the United States. OMB Control Number: 0579–0015. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ability to compete in the world market of animals and animal products trade. In connection with this mission, APHIS enforces regulations regarding both the importation of controlled materials and the prevention of foreign animal disease incursions into the United States. The regulations under which APHIS conducts these disease prevention activities are contained in Title 9, Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Parts 94, 95, and 122 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to ensure that imported items do not present a disease risk to the livestock and poultry populations of the United States. The information collected will provide APHIS with critical information concerning the origin and history of the items destined for importation into the United States. Without the information, the United States would be at increase risk of an exotic disease incursion. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-profit institutions; Foreign Government. Number of Respondents: 3,437. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting; On occasion; Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 427,734. Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service Title: Cooperative State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB Control Number: 0579–0047. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The AHPA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401–18 of Public Law 107– 171, May 13 2002, the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Disease prevention and disease surveillance are the most effective methods for maintaining a healthy animal population and for enhancing the United States’ ability to compete in the world market of animal and animal product trade. The Veterinary Services (VS) unit of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is responsible for administering regulations intended to protect the health of the U.S. livestock population. Brucellosis is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella. The continued presence of brucellosis in a herd seriously threatens the health, welfare, and economic viability of the livestock industry. There is no economically feasible treatment for brucellosis in livestock. The Cooperative State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program is a national program to eliminate this serious disease of livestock. APHIS will collect information using various forms and methods. Need and use of the Information: APHIS will use the information collected via various forms and methods to demonstrate that program requirements are being met for State and herd status and to demonstrate that program-allowed activities, such as testing vaccinating, and movement, are being conducted in accordance with the regulations and program rules. Without the information, APHIS would not be able to conduct an effective brucellosis surveillance, control, and eradication program. Description of Respondents: Business; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 99,481. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Quarterly; Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 247,321. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Federal Plant Pest and Noxious Weed Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0054. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25232 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Summary of Collection: In accordance with Section 412 of the Plant Protection Act (Title IV, Pub L. 106–224, 114 Stat. 438, 7 U.S.C. 7712), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, biological control organisms, noxious weeds, soil, regulated garbage, or means of conveyance, if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the dissemination of plant pests or disease 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. Need and use of the Information: APHIS will use information collection activities in these regulations to evaluate and mitigate the risks associated with the import or interstate movement of plant pests, noxious weeds, soil, prohibited articles, and regulated garbage. These activities include applications for permits and compliance agreements, amendments and appeals, consultations, site assessments, inspections, certifications, labeling of containers, and recordkeeping. Description of Respondent: State, Local or Tribal Government; Business or Other For-Profit; Individuals or Households. Number of Respondents: 4,833. Frequency of Responses: Reporting; Recordkeeping; Third-Party Disclosure. Total Burden Hours: 21,394. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: Agriculture Select Agent Services; Import and Transport Permits for Non-Select Materials. OMB Control Number: 0579–0213. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act of 2002 (the Act, 7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) authorizes the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide for the oversight of the importation, entry, and movement in the United States of animals, pests or diseases, or any material or tangible object that could harbor them. Under the Act, USDA regulates certain organisms, biological agents, toxins, vectors, and animal products that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal health or to animal products through the risk of disease or pest introduction. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has the primary responsibility for implementing the provisions of the Act within USDA. APHIS regulations for these activities are contained in 9 CFR VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 part 94 (animals or animal products), 9 CFR part 95 (animal by-products) and 9 CFR part 122 (organisms and vectors). The regulations require an individual or entity, unless specifically exempted under the regulations, to apply for and be granted, by APHIS, a permit authorizing specific import or transport activities for regulated materials prior to engaging in the activities. Need and use of the Information: The permit application process entails the use of forms designed to obtain critical information concerning individuals or entities seeking a permit, as well as the specific characteristics of the material to be permitted. This data is needed, in part, to allow APHIS to assess the risk of importing or transporting the material, as well as the biosecurity and biosafety mitigations in place at the receiving location. This, in turn, enables APHIS to ensure that appropriate safeguard, containment, and disposal requirements commensurate with the risk of the materials are implemented during transport, import, and upon receipt to protect against the spread or introduction of disease. Description of Respondents: Private Sector. Number of Respondents: 3,214. Frequency of Response: Reporting. Total Burden Hours: 6,055. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS). OMB Control Number: 0579–0299. Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. The Secretary may also prohibit or restrict import or export of any animal or related material if necessary to prevent the spread of any livestock or poultry pest or disease. The AHPA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401–18 of Public Law 107– 171, May 13, 2002, of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services’ (VS) ability to allow U.S. animal producers to compete in the world market of animal and animal product trade. In connection with this mission, APHIS operates NAHRS, which collects, on a national basis, data on the prevalence of important livestock and PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 poultry diseases within the United States. Need and use of the Information: The NAHRS collects data monthly from State veterinarians on the presence or absence of specific diseases of interest to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties) (OIE). As a member country of the OIE, the United States is required to submit reports on the status of certain diseases notifiable to the OIE. Reportable diseases are diseases that have the potential for rapid spread, irrespective of national borders, that are of serious socio-economic or public health consequence and that are of major importance in the international trade of animals and animal products. The potential benefits to trade as a result of the NAHRS include accurate reporting on the health status of the U.S. livestock industry, improved and expanded animal disease reporting infrastructure, expansion of livestock industries into new export markets, and preservation of existing markets through increased confidence in quality and disease freedom of U.S. livestock. This data collection is unique in terms of the type, quantity, and frequency of data; no other entity is collecting and reporting this type of data on the health status of U.S. livestock to the OIE. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 52. Frequency of Responses: Reporting. Total Burden Hours: 4,992. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program. OMB Control Number: 0579–0362. Summary of Collection: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964— Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted programs, established Special emphasis Programs throughout the Federal Government. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) Student Outreach Program is designed to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and agribusiness. The program allows participants to live on college campuses and learn about agricultural science and agribusiness from university professors, practicing veterinarians, and professionals working for the U.S. Government. The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students’ lives while they are still in their formative years. APHIS’ investment in the Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, it also E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 105 / Friday, May 31, 2019 / Notices gives APHIS’ employees the opportunity to meet and invest in APHIS’ future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character and teambuilding activities and diversity workshops. Two programs currently in the Student Outreach Program are AgDiscovery and Safeguarding Natural Heritage Program: Strengthening Navajo Youth Connections to the Land. Need and Use of the Information: To participate in these programs, applicants (students) must submit essays, letters of recommendation, and application packages. These applications are reviewed and rated by officials to select the program participants. In addition, cooperative agreements are used to facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and the participating universities to carry out these programs. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households and public and private universities. Number of Respondents: 1,126. Frequency of Responses: Reporting. Total Burden Hours: 6,330. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–11372 Filed 5–30–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Secure Rural Schools Act Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of the information collection, Secure Rural Schools Act. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before July 30, 2019 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Leanne Veldhuis, National Secure Rural Schools Program Coordinator, USDA Forest Service, Washington Office— Yates Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, Mailstop #1158, Washington, khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:42 May 30, 2019 Jkt 247001 DC 20250; all comments should identify OMB 0596–0220. The public may inspect comments received at website: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ countyfunds/certification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leanne Veldhuis, National Secure Rural Schools Program Coordinator, by phone at 202–649–1177 or via email at lveldhuis@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Secure Rural Schools Act. OMB Number: 0596–0220. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2019. Type of Request: Extension. Abstract: The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.), as reauthorized in Public Law 115–141, requires the appropriate official of a county that receives funds under Title III of the Act to submit to the appropriate Secretary an annual certification that the funds expended have been used as authorized. The appropriate official of each participating county will be requested to report the amount of Title III funds expended in the applicable year in these categories as specified in the Act: (1) To carry out authorized activities under the Firewise Communities Program; (2) To reimburse the participating county for search and rescue and other emergency services, including firefighting and law enforcement patrols; (3) To cover training costs and equipment purchases directly related to the emergency service described in paragraph (2); and (4) To develop and carry out community wildfire protection plans. The information collection will identify the participating county, the year in which the expenditures were made, the name, title, and signature of the certifying official; and the date of the certification. The certification will include a statement that all expenditures were for uses authorized under the Act and that the proposed uses were published and had a 60-day comment period and were submitted to the appropriate Secure Rural Schools Act resource advisory committee(s), if any, as described in Section 302(b) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25233 Beginning with the certification due on February 1, 2019, the information collection also will request the county to certify the amount of Title III funds received since October of 2008 that has not been obligated as of September 30th of the previous year. This collection is necessary in the certification due on February 1, 2022, to determine the amount of Title III funds that must be returned to the United States Treasury under section 304(b) of the Act. Collection of this information in 2019 is consistent with a recent audit of county uses of Title III funds by the Government Accountability Office (http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12775). A county’s procedure for and documentation of its obligation of Title III funds should be consistent with its procedures to obligate funds from other Federal sources. In summary, the February 1, 2019, information collection will certify Title III funds expended in calendar year 2018, and the amount of Title III funds not obligated as of September 30, 2018. The February 1, 2020, information collection will certify Title III funds expended in calendar year 2019 and the amount of Title III funds not obligated as of September 30, 2019. The determination of who is the appropriate certifying official is at the discretion of the county and borough and will vary depending on county or borough organization. For unorganized boroughs in Alaska and for participating counties in Vermont, a state official may provide the information. The information will be collected in the form of conventional correspondence such as a letter and, at the respondent’s option, attached tables or similar graphic display. The Forest Service provides an optional form for the convenience of respondents. At the respondent’s discretion, the information may be submitted by hard copy and/or electronically scanned and included as an attachment to electronic mail. Under the Act, the first response was required by February 1, 2010 for funds expended in 2009. Responses are required by February 1st of the following year each year Title III funds are expended. The Act requires Title III funds to be obligated by September 30, 2021, or be returned to the U.S. Treasury; therefore, the funds are likely to be expended or returned in 2021 and the final certification of expenditures could be made by February 1, 2022. The Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Land Management are also authorized to participate in this information collection because the Bureau of Land Management administers Federal lands in western E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

May 28, 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; 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; the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 July 1, 
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), New Executive Office Building, 
725--17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to 
submit their comments to OMB via email to: [email protected] 
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.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Restricted, Prohibited, and Controlled Importation of Animal 
and Poultry Products and Byproducts, Into the United States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0015.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to 
detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or 
poultry. Disease prevention is the most effective method for 
maintaining a healthy animal population and enhancing the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) ability to compete in the world 
market of animals and animal products trade. In connection with this 
mission, APHIS enforces regulations regarding both the importation of 
controlled materials and the prevention of foreign animal disease 
incursions into the United States. The regulations under which APHIS 
conducts these disease prevention activities are contained in Title 9, 
Chapter 1, Subchapter D, Parts 94, 95, and 122 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information to 
ensure that imported items do not present a disease risk to the 
livestock and poultry populations of the United States. The information 
collected will provide APHIS with critical information concerning the 
origin and history of the items destined for importation into the 
United States. Without the information, the United States would be at 
increase risk of an exotic disease incursion.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not for-
profit institutions; Foreign Government.
    Number of Respondents: 3,437.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting; On occasion; 
Quarterly.
    Total Burden Hours: 427,734.

Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service

    Title: Cooperative State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0047.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The AHPA is contained in Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401-18 
of Public Law 107-171, May 13 2002, the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002. Disease prevention and disease surveillance are 
the most effective methods for maintaining a healthy animal population 
and for enhancing the United States' ability to compete in the world 
market of animal and animal product trade. The Veterinary Services (VS) 
unit of the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
is responsible for administering regulations intended to protect the 
health of the U.S. livestock population. Brucellosis is an infectious 
disease of animals and humans caused by bacteria of the genus Brucella. 
The continued presence of brucellosis in a herd seriously threatens the 
health, welfare, and economic viability of the livestock industry. 
There is no economically feasible treatment for brucellosis in 
livestock. The Cooperative State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication 
Program is a national program to eliminate this serious disease of 
livestock. APHIS will collect information using various forms and 
methods.
    Need and use of the Information: APHIS will use the information 
collected via various forms and methods to demonstrate that program 
requirements are being met for State and herd status and to demonstrate 
that program-allowed activities, such as testing vaccinating, and 
movement, are being conducted in accordance with the regulations and 
program rules. Without the information, APHIS would not be able to 
conduct an effective brucellosis surveillance, control, and eradication 
program.
    Description of Respondents: Business; State, Local or Tribal 
Government.
    Number of Respondents: 99,481.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; 
Quarterly; Monthly.
    Total Burden Hours: 247,321.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Federal Plant Pest and Noxious Weed Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0054.

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    Summary of Collection: In accordance with Section 412 of the Plant 
Protection Act (Title IV, Pub L. 106-224, 114 Stat. 438, 7 U.S.C. 
7712), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or 
restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of 
plants, plant products, biological control organisms, noxious weeds, 
soil, regulated garbage, or means of conveyance, if the Secretary 
determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent 
the dissemination of plant pests or disease 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.
    Need and use of the Information: APHIS will use information 
collection activities in these regulations to evaluate and mitigate the 
risks associated with the import or interstate movement of plant pests, 
noxious weeds, soil, prohibited articles, and regulated garbage. These 
activities include applications for permits and compliance agreements, 
amendments and appeals, consultations, site assessments, inspections, 
certifications, labeling of containers, and recordkeeping.
    Description of Respondent: State, Local or Tribal Government; 
Business or Other For-Profit; Individuals or Households.
    Number of Respondents: 4,833.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting; Recordkeeping; Third-Party 
Disclosure.
    Total Burden Hours: 21,394.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Agriculture Select Agent Services; Import and Transport 
Permits for Non-Select Materials.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0213.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act of 2002 
(the Act, 7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) authorizes the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) to provide for the oversight of the importation, 
entry, and movement in the United States of animals, pests or diseases, 
or any material or tangible object that could harbor them. Under the 
Act, USDA regulates certain organisms, biological agents, toxins, 
vectors, and animal products that have the potential to pose a severe 
threat to animal health or to animal products through the risk of 
disease or pest introduction. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) has the primary responsibility for implementing the 
provisions of the Act within USDA. APHIS regulations for these 
activities are contained in 9 CFR part 94 (animals or animal products), 
9 CFR part 95 (animal by-products) and 9 CFR part 122 (organisms and 
vectors). The regulations require an individual or entity, unless 
specifically exempted under the regulations, to apply for and be 
granted, by APHIS, a permit authorizing specific import or transport 
activities for regulated materials prior to engaging in the activities.
    Need and use of the Information: The permit application process 
entails the use of forms designed to obtain critical information 
concerning individuals or entities seeking a permit, as well as the 
specific characteristics of the material to be permitted. This data is 
needed, in part, to allow APHIS to assess the risk of importing or 
transporting the material, as well as the biosecurity and biosafety 
mitigations in place at the receiving location. This, in turn, enables 
APHIS to ensure that appropriate safeguard, containment, and disposal 
requirements commensurate with the risk of the materials are 
implemented during transport, import, and upon receipt to protect 
against the spread or introduction of disease.
    Description of Respondents: Private Sector.
    Number of Respondents: 3,214.
    Frequency of Response: Reporting.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,055.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: National Animal Health Reporting System (NAHRS).
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0299.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to 
detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or 
poultry. The Secretary may also prohibit or restrict import or export 
of any animal or related material if necessary to prevent the spread of 
any livestock or poultry pest or disease. The AHPA is contained in 
Title X, Subtitle E, Sections 10401-18 of Public Law 107-171, May 13, 
2002, of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. Disease 
prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy 
animal population and enhancing the U.S. Department of Agriculture's 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary 
Services' (VS) ability to allow U.S. animal producers to compete in the 
world market of animal and animal product trade. In connection with 
this mission, APHIS operates NAHRS, which collects, on a national 
basis, data on the prevalence of important livestock and poultry 
diseases within the United States.
    Need and use of the Information: The NAHRS collects data monthly 
from State veterinarians on the presence or absence of specific 
diseases of interest to the World Organization for Animal Health 
(Office International des Epizooties) (OIE). As a member country of the 
OIE, the United States is required to submit reports on the status of 
certain diseases notifiable to the OIE. Reportable diseases are 
diseases that have the potential for rapid spread, irrespective of 
national borders, that are of serious socio-economic or public health 
consequence and that are of major importance in the international trade 
of animals and animal products. The potential benefits to trade as a 
result of the NAHRS include accurate reporting on the health status of 
the U.S. livestock industry, improved and expanded animal disease 
reporting infrastructure, expansion of livestock industries into new 
export markets, and preservation of existing markets through increased 
confidence in quality and disease freedom of U.S. livestock. This data 
collection is unique in terms of the type, quantity, and frequency of 
data; no other entity is collecting and reporting this type of data on 
the health status of U.S. livestock to the OIE.
    Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 52.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,992.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0362.
    Summary of Collection: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964--
Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted programs, established Special 
emphasis Programs throughout the Federal Government. The Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS') Student Outreach Program is 
designed to help students learn about careers in animal science, 
veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and agribusiness. The program 
allows participants to live on college campuses and learn about 
agricultural science and agribusiness from university professors, 
practicing veterinarians, and professionals working for the U.S. 
Government.
    The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students' lives 
while they are still in their formative years. APHIS' investment in the 
Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, 
it also

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gives APHIS' employees the opportunity to meet and invest in APHIS' 
future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student 
Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, 
and field trips. Students will also participate in character and 
teambuilding activities and diversity workshops. Two programs currently 
in the Student Outreach Program are AgDiscovery and Safeguarding 
Natural Heritage Program: Strengthening Navajo Youth Connections to the 
Land.
    Need and Use of the Information: To participate in these programs, 
applicants (students) must submit essays, letters of recommendation, 
and application packages. These applications are reviewed and rated by 
officials to select the program participants. In addition, cooperative 
agreements are used to facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and 
the participating universities to carry out these programs.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households and public 
and private universities.
    Number of Respondents: 1,126.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting.
    Total Burden Hours: 6,330.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-11372 Filed 5-30-19; 8:45 am]
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