Concurrence With OIE Risk Designation for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, 28001-28002 [2019-12654]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES 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 15, 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 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. National Institute of Food and Agriculture Title: NIFA Proposal Review Process. OMB Control Number: 0524–0041. Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), administers competitive, peer-reviewed research, education and extension programs. The reviews are undertaken to ensure that projects supported by NIFA are of a high-quality and are consistent with the goals and requirements of the funding program. These programs are authorized pursuant to the authorities contained in the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3101), the Smith-Lever Act, and other legislative authorities. Need and Use of the Information: The collected information from the evaluations is used to support NIFA grant programs. NIFA uses the results of each proposal to determine whether a proposal should be declined or recommended for award. In order to obtain this information, an electronic questionnaire is used to collect information about potential panel and ad-hoc reviewers. If this information is not collected, it would be difficult for a review panel and NIFA staff to determine which projects warrant funding or identify appropriate qualified reviewers. In addition, Federal grants staff and auditors could not assess the quality or integrity of the review, and the writer of the application would not benefit from any feedback on why the application was funded or not. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Federal Government; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 52,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Weekly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 103,400. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–12649 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–09–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0087] Concurrence With OIE Risk Designation for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designation for Nicaragua. The OIE recognizes this region as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE’s risk designation for this region. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 16, 2019. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28001 You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2018-0087. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2018–0087, 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-2018-0087 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. Kari Coulson, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 480–9876; email: kari.f.coulson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 92, subpart B, ‘‘Importation of Animals and Animal Products; Procedures for Requesting BSE Risk Status Classification With Regard To Bovines’’ (referred to below as the regulations), set forth the process by which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) classifies regions for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk. Section 92.5 of the regulations provides that all countries of the world are considered by APHIS to be in one of three BSE risk categories: Negligible risk, controlled risk, or undetermined risk. These risk categories are defined in § 92.1. Any region that is not classified by APHIS as presenting either negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE is considered to present an undetermined risk. The list of those regions classified by APHIS as having either negligible risk or controlled risk can be accessed on the APHIS website at https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/ animalhealth/animal-and-animalproduct-import-information/animalhealth-status-of-regions. The list can also be obtained by writing to APHIS at Regionalization Evaluation Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737. Under the regulations, APHIS may classify a region for BSE in one of two ways. One way is for regions that have not received a risk classification from ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 28002 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2019 / Notices the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to request classification by APHIS. The other way is for APHIS to concur with the classification given to a country or region by the OIE. If the OIE has classified a region as either BSE negligible risk or BSE controlled risk, APHIS will seek information to support concurrence with the OIE classification. This information may be publicly available information, or APHIS may request that regions supply the same information given to the OIE. APHIS will announce in the Federal Register, subject to public comment, its intent to concur with an OIE classification. In accordance with this process, we are giving notice in this document that APHIS intends to concur with the OIE risk classification of Nicaragua as a region of negligible risk for BSE. The OIE recommendation regarding Nicaragua can be viewed at http:// www.oie.int/animal-health-in-theworld/official-disease-status/bse/list-ofbse-risk-status/. The conclusions of the OIE scientific commission for Nicaragua can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2018.pdf (page 47). After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our final determination regarding the BSE classification of Nicaragua in the Federal Register, along with a discussion of and response to pertinent issues raised by commenters. If APHIS recognizes Nicaragua as negligible risk for BSE, the Agency will include that region on the list of regions of negligible risk for BSE that is available to the public on the Agency’s website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-andanimal-product-import-information/ animal-health-status-of-regions. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of June 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–12654 Filed 6–14–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Quality Control Review Schedule. Form Number: FNS 380–1. OMB Control Number: 0584–0299. Expiration Date: July 31, 2019. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s (SNAP) Quality Control (QC) Review Schedule form (FNS 380–1) collects QC and household characteristics data. The information needed to complete this form is obtained from the SNAP case record and State agencies quality control findings. The information is used to monitor and reduce errors, develop policy strategies, and analyze household characteristic data. Affected Public: 53 State, Local and Tribal Governments. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 858.43. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 90,994. This includes 45,497 responses to report on sampled active case files for QC review and 45,497 records maintained by States. Estimated Time per Response: 1.0796 hours for reporting and recordkeeping. The estimated time of response for State agencies to report is approximately 1.056 hours per response and the estimated response time for State agencies to do recordkeeping is approximately 0.0236 hours per record. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 49,118.56 hours. See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request—Form FNS–380–1, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Quality Control Review Schedule Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before August 16, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Stephanie Proska, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 822, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via fax to the attention of Stephanie Proska at 703–305–0928 or via email to SNAPHQ–WEB@ fns.usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Stephanie Proska at 703–305–2437. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the SUMMARY: khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES REPORTING AND RECORDKEEPING BURDEN Estimated # respondents Respondent Responses annually per respondent Total annual responses (Col. bxc) Estimated avg. # of hours per response Estimated total hours (Col. dxe) State Agencies—Reporting .................................................. State Agencies—Recordkeeping ......................................... 53 53 858.43 858.43 45,497 45,497 1.056 0.0236 48,044.83 1,073.73 Total Reporting Burden ................................................ 53 ........................ 90,994 1.0796 49,118.56 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Jun 14, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 28001-28002]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0087]


Concurrence With OIE Risk Designation for Bovine Spongiform 
Encephalopathy

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public of our preliminary concurrence with 
the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform 
encephalopathy (BSE) risk designation for Nicaragua. The OIE recognizes 
this region as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this 
action based on our review of information supporting the OIE's risk 
designation for this region.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 16, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0087.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2018-0087, 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-
0087 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. Kari Coulson, Senior Staff 
Veterinarian, Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, 
Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 480-9876; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 92, subpart B, 
``Importation of Animals and Animal Products; Procedures for Requesting 
BSE Risk Status Classification With Regard To Bovines'' (referred to 
below as the regulations), set forth the process by which the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) classifies regions for 
bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk. Section 92.5 of the 
regulations provides that all countries of the world are considered by 
APHIS to be in one of three BSE risk categories: Negligible risk, 
controlled risk, or undetermined risk. These risk categories are 
defined in Sec.  92.1. Any region that is not classified by APHIS as 
presenting either negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE is 
considered to present an undetermined risk. The list of those regions 
classified by APHIS as having either negligible risk or controlled risk 
can be accessed on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. The list can also be 
obtained by writing to APHIS at Regionalization Evaluation Services, 
4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737.
    Under the regulations, APHIS may classify a region for BSE in one 
of two ways. One way is for regions that have not received a risk 
classification from

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the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to request 
classification by APHIS. The other way is for APHIS to concur with the 
classification given to a country or region by the OIE.
    If the OIE has classified a region as either BSE negligible risk or 
BSE controlled risk, APHIS will seek information to support concurrence 
with the OIE classification. This information may be publicly available 
information, or APHIS may request that regions supply the same 
information given to the OIE. APHIS will announce in the Federal 
Register, subject to public comment, its intent to concur with an OIE 
classification.
    In accordance with this process, we are giving notice in this 
document that APHIS intends to concur with the OIE risk classification 
of Nicaragua as a region of negligible risk for BSE.
    The OIE recommendation regarding Nicaragua can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/animal-health-in-the-world/official-disease-status/bse/list-of-bse-risk-status/. The conclusions of the OIE scientific 
commission for Nicaragua can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_SCAD_Feb2018.pdf 
(page 47).
    After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our final 
determination regarding the BSE classification of Nicaragua in the 
Federal Register, along with a discussion of and response to pertinent 
issues raised by commenters. If APHIS recognizes Nicaragua as 
negligible risk for BSE, the Agency will include that region on the 
list of regions of negligible risk for BSE that is available to the 
public on the Agency's website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 
31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of June 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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