Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Table Eggs From Regions Where Newcastle Disease Exists and Exportation of Poultry and Hatching Eggs, 48101-48102 [2019-19753]

Download as PDF 48101 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 177 Thursday, September 12, 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 National Agricultural Statistics Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES September 9, 2019. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. 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 should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. 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. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by October 15, 2019. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 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. Title: Organic Survey. OMB Control Number: 0535–0249. Summary of Collection: The primary objective of the National Agricultural Statistics Services (NASS) is to prepare and issue State and national estimates of crop and livestock production, prices, and disposition as well as economic statistics, farm numbers, land values, on-farm pesticide usage, pest crop management practices as well as the Census of Agriculture. General authority for these data collection activities is granted under 7 U.S.C. 2204. This census of organic farmers is required by law under the ‘‘Census of Agriculture Act of 1997,’’ Pubic Law No. 105–113, 7 U.S.C. 2204(g), as amended. Response to this survey will be mandatory. Need and Use of the Information: The information is vital to RMA in determining insurance payments to organic farmers. The Organic Survey will provide acreage, production, and sales data for a variety of organic crop and livestock commodities as well as to gather information on organic marketing practices. These data will be provided by certified organic farms, organic farms exempt from certification, and transitional farms in all 50 States. National and State estimates (where publishable) will be set for all items that are collected on the survey. The collected data will be used to enhance programs like the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) by providing accurate, detailed data for agricultural products produced using organic practices. Description of Respondents: Farmers and Ranchers. Number of Respondents: 25,500. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total Burden Hours: 19,743. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–19769 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0056] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Table Eggs From Regions Where Newcastle Disease Exists and Exportation of Poultry and Hatching Eggs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: 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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of table eggs from regions where Newcastle disease exists and exportation of poultry and hatching eggs from the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 12, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0056. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0056, 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-2019-0056 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., SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES 48102 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 177 / Thursday, September 12, 2019 / Notices Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the importation of tables eggs and exportation of poultry and hatching eggs, contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Specialist, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Table Eggs From Regions Where Newcastle Disease Exists and Exportation of Poultry and Hatching Eggs. OMB Control Number: 0579–0328. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (the Act, 7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. In addition, under the Act, APHIS collects information and conducts inspections to ensure that poultry and hatching eggs exported from the United States are free of communicable diseases. The regulations contained in 9 CFR parts 93 and 94 govern the importation of carcasses, meat, parts or products of carcasses, and eggs (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game birds, and other birds to prevent the introduction of Newcastle disease (ND) and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) into the United States. There are requirements for the importation of table eggs from regions where ND and HPAI exists, including Mexico, and these requirements involve information collection activities that include a certificate for table eggs from ND and HPAI affected regions and a government seal issued by the veterinarian accredited by the national government who signed the certificate. For the export of poultry and hatching eggs from the United States to other countries, there are specific requirements, including certification VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Sep 11, 2019 Jkt 247001 that the poultry and hatching eggs are free of diseases, along with a USDA seal and endorsement by an authorized APHIS veterinarian. In addition, APHIS requires owners and exporters of poultry and hatching eggs to provide health and identification information via a certificate for poultry and hatching eggs. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per response. Respondents: Owners of poultry and hatching egg operations, exporters, and national animal health authorities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 201. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 34. Estimated annual number of responses: 6,803. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,405 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 6th day of September 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19753 Filed 9–11–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION Notice of 112th Commission Meeting A notice by the U.S. Arctic Research Commission on 10/09/2019. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission will hold its 112th meeting in Reykjavı´k, Iceland, on October 09, 2019. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0056]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Table Eggs From Regions Where Newcastle 
Disease Exists and Exportation of Poultry and Hatching Eggs

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: 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 an extension of approval of an information 
collection associated with the regulations for the importation of table 
eggs from regions where Newcastle disease exists and exportation of 
poultry and hatching eggs from the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 12, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0056.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0056, 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-
0056 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.,

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Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to 
help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for 
the importation of tables eggs and exportation of poultry and hatching 
eggs, contact Dr. Magde Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Strategy 
and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3300. For more detailed information on 
the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' 
Information Collection Specialist, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Table Eggs From Regions Where Newcastle 
Disease Exists and Exportation of Poultry and Hatching Eggs.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0328.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (the Act, 7 U.S.C. 
8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement 
of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and 
dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. 
To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals 
and animal products into the United States. In addition, under the Act, 
APHIS collects information and conducts inspections to ensure that 
poultry and hatching eggs exported from the United States are free of 
communicable diseases.
    The regulations contained in 9 CFR parts 93 and 94 govern the 
importation of carcasses, meat, parts or products of carcasses, and 
eggs (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game birds, and other birds 
to prevent the introduction of Newcastle disease (ND) and highly 
pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) into the United States. There are 
requirements for the importation of table eggs from regions where ND 
and HPAI exists, including Mexico, and these requirements involve 
information collection activities that include a certificate for table 
eggs from ND and HPAI affected regions and a government seal issued by 
the veterinarian accredited by the national government who signed the 
certificate.
    For the export of poultry and hatching eggs from the United States 
to other countries, there are specific requirements, including 
certification that the poultry and hatching eggs are free of diseases, 
along with a USDA seal and endorsement by an authorized APHIS 
veterinarian. In addition, APHIS requires owners and exporters of 
poultry and hatching eggs to provide health and identification 
information via a certificate for poultry and hatching eggs.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 0.5 hours per response.
    Respondents: Owners of poultry and hatching egg operations, 
exporters, and national animal health authorities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 201.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 34.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 6,803.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,405 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 6th day of September 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19753 Filed 9-11-19; 8:45 am]
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