Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Horse Protection Regulations, 29157-29158 [2019-13149]

Download as PDF 29157 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 120 Friday, June 21, 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0029] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Horse Protection Regulations 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 Horse Protection Program and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0029. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0029, 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-2019-0029 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 jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 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 Horse Protection Act regulations, contact Dr. Kay CarterCorker, Director, National Policy Staff, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3748. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Horse Protection Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0056. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: In 1970, Congress passed the Horse Protection Act (HPA, 15 U.S.C. 1821 et seq.), which was enacted to prevent showing, exhibiting, selling, or auctioning of ‘‘sore’’ horses, and certain transportation of sore horses in connection therewith, at horse shows, horse exhibitions, horse sales, and horse auctions. Soring is a process whereby chemical or mechanical agents, or a combination thereof, are applied to the limbs of a horse in order to exaggerate its gait. A ‘‘sore’’ horse is one that has been subjected to prohibited practices and, as a result, suffers, or can reasonably be expected to suffer, physical pain or distress, inflammation, or lameness when walking, trotting or otherwise moving. A horse that is ‘‘sore’’ is prohibited from entering or participating in HPA-regulated events because exhibitors, owners, and trainers of such horse may obtain unfair advantage over individuals exhibiting horses that are not ‘‘sore.’’ To carry out the Act, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers and enforces the regulations in 9 CFR part 11. Part 11 delineates the responsibilities of horse industry organizations (HIOs), designated qualified persons (DQPs), management of regulated horse events, and persons who have control over regulated horses. An HIO wishing to certify a program to license DQPs to inspect horses for compliance under the HPA must satisfy and abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations. After requesting and receiving USDA certification from PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 APHIS, HIOs must maintain an acceptable DQP program and recordkeeping systems. Managers and operators of HPA-regulated events may appoint and retain the services of DQPs to inspect and detect a horse that is sore or otherwise noncompliant with the HPA, and both managers and DQPs are required to provide and/or maintain certain information. Persons who own, train, show, exhibit, sell, transport, or otherwise have custody of, or direction or control over any horse shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned or entered for the purpose of being shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned at any horse show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction must also satisfy and abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations. APHIS works with HIOs on an ongoing basis to oversee their performance under the HPA. Throughout the year, APHIS uses training sessions, conference calls, and open letters to HIOs, event managers, exhibitors, owners, trainers, custodians, and farriers involved in HPA-covered activities to provide communication and feedback to address issues and strengthen enforcement under the Act. Data collected throughout the year from within APHIS and from the HIOs and event management provide an account of the HIOs’ performance and progress toward eliminating the soring of horses and promoting fair competition. HIOs, through their certified licensing programs for DQPs, provide the primary means of detecting sored horses. 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 E:\FR\FM\21JNN1.SGM 21JNN1 29158 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / Notices (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 0.09 hours per response. Respondents: Horse custodians, event managers, HIOs, and DQPs. Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,004. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 19. Estimated annual number of responses: 37,136. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,374 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 17th day of June 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–13149 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Georgia Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act that the Georgia Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Thursday July 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. EDT for the purpose of reviewing/finalizing their draft report regarding Civil Rights and The Olmstead Act (Disability Rights). DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday July 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Public Call Information: Dial: 877– 260–1479, Conference ID: 7297000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Wojnaroski, DFO, at mwojnaroski@usccr.gov or 312–353– 8311. jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jun 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Members of the public can listen to the discussion. This meeting is available to the public through the above listed toll free number. An open comment period will be provided to allow members of the public to make a statement as time allows. The conference call operator will ask callers to identify themselves, the organization they are affiliated with (if any), and an email address prior to placing callers into the conference room. Callers can expect to incur regular charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, according to their wireless plan. The Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are also entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Regional Programs Unit Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 230 S Dearborn, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60604. They may also be faxed to the Commission at (312) 353–8324, or emailed to Carolyn Allen at callen@ usccr.gov. Persons who desire additional information may contact the Regional Programs Unit Office at (312) 353–8311. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Records of the meeting will be available via www.facadatabase.gov under the Commission on Civil Rights, Georgia Advisory Committee link. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are also directed to the Commission’s website, http:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit office at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda Welcome and Roll Call Discussion Civil Rights in Georgia: The Olmstead Act (Disability Rights) Public Comment Adjournment Dated: June 18, 2019. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2019–13278 Filed 6–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 2084] Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 16 Under Alternative Site Framework Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Act provides for ‘‘. . . the establishment . . . of foreign-trade zones in ports of entry of the United States, to expedite and encourage foreign commerce, and for other purposes,’’ and authorizes the Board to grant to qualified corporations the privilege of establishing foreign-trade zones in or adjacent to U.S. Customs and Border Protection ports of entry; Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, the Sault Ste. 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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 120 / Friday, June 21, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0029]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Horse Protection Regulations

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 Horse Protection Program and 
enforcement of the Horse Protection Act.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 20, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0029.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0029, 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-
0029 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 Horse 
Protection Act regulations, contact Dr. Kay Carter-Corker, Director, 
National Policy Staff, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3748. For more detailed information on 
the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Horse Protection Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0056.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: In 1970, Congress passed the Horse Protection Act (HPA, 
15 U.S.C. 1821 et seq.), which was enacted to prevent showing, 
exhibiting, selling, or auctioning of ``sore'' horses, and certain 
transportation of sore horses in connection therewith, at horse shows, 
horse exhibitions, horse sales, and horse auctions. Soring is a process 
whereby chemical or mechanical agents, or a combination thereof, are 
applied to the limbs of a horse in order to exaggerate its gait. A 
``sore'' horse is one that has been subjected to prohibited practices 
and, as a result, suffers, or can reasonably be expected to suffer, 
physical pain or distress, inflammation, or lameness when walking, 
trotting or otherwise moving. A horse that is ``sore'' is prohibited 
from entering or participating in HPA-regulated events because 
exhibitors, owners, and trainers of such horse may obtain unfair 
advantage over individuals exhibiting horses that are not ``sore.''
    To carry out the Act, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
administers and enforces the regulations in 9 CFR part 11. Part 11 
delineates the responsibilities of horse industry organizations (HIOs), 
designated qualified persons (DQPs), management of regulated horse 
events, and persons who have control over regulated horses.
    An HIO wishing to certify a program to license DQPs to inspect 
horses for compliance under the HPA must satisfy and abide by the 
requirements of the HPA and regulations. After requesting and receiving 
USDA certification from APHIS, HIOs must maintain an acceptable DQP 
program and recordkeeping systems. Managers and operators of HPA-
regulated events may appoint and retain the services of DQPs to inspect 
and detect a horse that is sore or otherwise noncompliant with the HPA, 
and both managers and DQPs are required to provide and/or maintain 
certain information. Persons who own, train, show, exhibit, sell, 
transport, or otherwise have custody of, or direction or control over 
any horse shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned or entered for the 
purpose of being shown, exhibited, sold, or auctioned at any horse 
show, horse exhibition, or horse sale or auction must also satisfy and 
abide by the requirements of the HPA and regulations.
    APHIS works with HIOs on an ongoing basis to oversee their 
performance under the HPA. Throughout the year, APHIS uses training 
sessions, conference calls, and open letters to HIOs, event managers, 
exhibitors, owners, trainers, custodians, and farriers involved in HPA-
covered activities to provide communication and feedback to address 
issues and strengthen enforcement under the Act. Data collected 
throughout the year from within APHIS and from the HIOs and event 
management provide an account of the HIOs' performance and progress 
toward eliminating the soring of horses and promoting fair competition. 
HIOs, through their certified licensing programs for DQPs, provide the 
primary means of detecting sored horses.
    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

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    (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 0.09 hours per response.
    Respondents: Horse custodians, event managers, HIOs, and DQPs.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 2,004.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 19.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 37,136.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,374 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 17th day of June 2019.
Kevin Shea,
 Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-13149 Filed 6-20-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-34-P