Notice of Availability of an Evaluation of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Status of Romania, 48580-48581 [2019-19893]

Download as PDF 48580 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices displays a currently valid OMB control number. Food and Nutrition Service Title: Federal Collection Methods for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Recipient Claims. OMB Control Number: 0584–0446. Summary of Collection: Section 13(b) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (The Act) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.18 require State agencies to refer delinquent debtors for SNAP benefit over-issuance to the U.S. Department of Treasury for collection. The Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (DCIA), 31 U.S.C. 3701, et seq., requires these debts to be referred to Treasury for collection when they are 180 days or more delinquent. Through the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), 31 CFR part 285, payments such as Federal income tax refunds, Federal salaries and other Federal payments payable to these delinquent debtors will be offset and the amount applied to the delinquent debt. Need and Use of the Information: The information collected is used by individuals or households to obtain due process before debts are referred to TOP for offset. State agencies will use the collected information to provide due process to individuals/households; to add and maintain debts in TOP; to request addresses; and to certify to Treasury the accuracy and legality of debts that are submitted to TOP. Without the information, compliance with the DCIA would not be possible and departmental participation in TOP would be jeopardized. Description of Respondents: 53 State, Local, or Tribal Government; 305,020 Individual or households. Number of Respondents: 305,073. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 56,653. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0055] Notice of Availability of an Evaluation of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Status of Romania Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–19956 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] We are advising the public that we are proposing to recognize Romania as being free of highly pathogenic avian influenza and Newcastle disease. This proposed recognition is based on a risk evaluation we have prepared in connection with this action, which we are making available for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0055. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0055, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0055 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: Mr. Javier Vargas, Senior Staff Officer, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–3316; javier.vargas@ usda.gov. BILLING CODE 3410–30–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 SUMMARY: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the regulations) govern the importation of certain animals and animal products into the United States in order to prevent the introduction of various animal diseases, including highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle disease. Within Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 part 94, § 94.6 contains requirements governing the importation of carcasses, meat, parts or products of carcasses, and eggs (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game birds, or other birds from regions where HPAI and Newcastle disease is considered to exist. In accordance with § 94.6(a)(1)(i) the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains a list of regions in which Newcastle disease is not considered to exist. Paragraph (a)(1)(ii) states that APHIS will add a region to this list after it conducts an evaluation of the region and finds that Newcastle disease is not likely to be present in its commercial bird or poultry populations. In accordance with § 94.6(a)(2)(i), APHIS maintains a list of regions in which HPAI is considered to exist. Paragraph (a)(2)(ii) states that APHIS will remove a region from this list only after it conducts an evaluation of the region and finds that HPAI is not likely to be present in its commercial bird or poultry populations. The regulations in 9 CFR part 92, § 92.2, contain requirements for requesting the recognition of the animal health status of a region (as well as for the approval of the export of a particular type of animal or animal product to the United States from a foreign region). If, after review and evaluation of the information submitted in support of the request, APHIS believes the request can be safely granted, APHIS will make its evaluation available for public comment through a document published in the Federal Register. Following the close of the comment period, APHIS will review all comments received and will make a final determination regarding the request that will be detailed in another document published in the Federal Register. The Government of Romania has requested that APHIS evaluate the HPAI and Newcastle disease status of the country. In response to Romania’s request, we have prepared an evaluation, titled ‘‘APHIS Evaluation of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Status of Romania’’ (May 2019). Based on this evaluation, we have determined that Romania’s domestic poultry populations are currently free of both HPAI and Newcastle disease as defined in 9 CFR 94.0. APHIS acknowledges the continuing risk posed by wild birds in Romania and the European Union (EU); however, Romania’s competent veterinary authority takes effective prevention and control measures minimizing the risk of introduction to commercial poultry, and these are sufficient to minimize the likelihood of E:\FR\FM\16SEN1.SGM 16SEN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 179 / Monday, September 16, 2019 / Notices introducing HPAI and Newcastle disease into the United States via imports of species or products susceptible to these diseases. Our determination supports adding Romania to the Web-based list of regions in which Newcastle disease is not considered to exist and removing Romania from the Web-based list of regions in which HPAI is considered to exist. APHIS also concludes that Romania meets the requirements to form part of the EU Poultry Trade Region (EUPTR), an APHIS-recognized region of the EU that meets APHIS requirements for being considered free of HPAI and Newcastle disease, and for which the importation of live birds and poultry and poultry meat and products is harmonized. Therefore, in accordance with § 92.2(e), we are announcing the availability of our risk evaluation of the HPAI and Newcastle disease status of Romania for public review and comment. In April 2012, APHIS prepared an environmental assessment (EA) analyzing the potential effects on the human environment from listing the 25 Member States that constituted the EU in 2006 as a region free of HPAI and Newcastle disease (collectively referred to as EUPTR). The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provision of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). The evaluation and EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov website or in our reading room. (Instructions for accessing Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room are provided under the heading ADDRESSES at the beginning of this notice.) The documents are also available by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Information submitted in support of Romania’s request is available by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our decision regarding the disease status of Romania with respect to HPAI and Newcastle disease in a subsequent notice. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 7701–7772, 7781–7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:14 Sep 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of September 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–19893 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0045] National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Meeting; Correction Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction. AGENCY: We are correcting an error in a notice published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2019, which announced a forthcoming National Wildlife Services Committee meeting. We provided an incorrect arrival time for attendees. This document corrects that error. The meeting will still begin at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. on September 18 and 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Joyce, Designated Federal Officer, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3999. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Correction In a notice published in the Federal Register on August 6, 2019, FR Doc. 2019–16758, on page 38202, third column, under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION, third paragraph, correct the second sentence to read: Attendees should arrive between 7:30 and 8 a.m. Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of September 2019 . Cikena Reid, Committee Management Officer, USDA. [FR Doc. 2019–19892 Filed 9–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Proposed New Fee Sites: The Lolo National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of proposed new fee sites; comment request. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48581 The Lolo National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at four day-use sites, three recreation rental facilities and seven campgrounds across the Forest as described in the supplementary section of this notice. All sites have had recent upgrades and new or improved amenities added to improve the services and recreation experiences. The Driveway Peak lookout is being moved from its current location on Priscilla Peak to a more accessible location on Driveway Peak. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment, and public comment. Funds from these fees will be used for continued operation, maintenance and capital improvements to these recreation sites. These new fees would align the sites with other sites offering similar amenities and services. These fees are only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. SUMMARY: Send any comments about these fee proposals by October 16, 2019, comments will be compiled, analyzed, and shared with the Recreation Resource Advisory Council(s). The proposed fees will become available pending a recommendation from the Resource Advisory Committee. If approved by the Regional Forester, the Forest Service will implement the new fee changes in 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice should be addressed to the Supervisor’s Office: Lolo National Forest, Attn: Recreation Fee Proposals, 24 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Jerman, Public Affairs Officer, 406–329– 1024 or by email at r1recfee@fs.fed.us. Information about proposed fee changes can also be found on the Lolo National Forest Fee proposal website at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r1recfee. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 179 (Monday, September 16, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19893]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0055]


Notice of Availability of an Evaluation of the Highly Pathogenic 
Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease Status of Romania

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that we are proposing to recognize 
Romania as being free of highly pathogenic avian influenza and 
Newcastle disease. This proposed recognition is based on a risk 
evaluation we have prepared in connection with this action, which we 
are making available for review and comment.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 15, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0055.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0055, 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 https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-
0055 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: Mr. Javier Vargas, Senior Staff 
Officer, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Veterinary Services, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-
3316; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred 
to below as the regulations) govern the importation of certain animals 
and animal products into the United States in order to prevent the 
introduction of various animal diseases, including highly pathogenic 
avian influenza (HPAI) and Newcastle disease. Within part 94, Sec.  
94.6 contains requirements governing the importation of carcasses, 
meat, parts or products of carcasses, and eggs (other than hatching 
eggs) of poultry, game birds, or other birds from regions where HPAI 
and Newcastle disease is considered to exist.
    In accordance with Sec.  94.6(a)(1)(i) the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains a list of regions in which 
Newcastle disease is not considered to exist. Paragraph (a)(1)(ii) 
states that APHIS will add a region to this list after it conducts an 
evaluation of the region and finds that Newcastle disease is not likely 
to be present in its commercial bird or poultry populations.
    In accordance with Sec.  94.6(a)(2)(i), APHIS maintains a list of 
regions in which HPAI is considered to exist. Paragraph (a)(2)(ii) 
states that APHIS will remove a region from this list only after it 
conducts an evaluation of the region and finds that HPAI is not likely 
to be present in its commercial bird or poultry populations.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 92, Sec.  92.2, contain requirements 
for requesting the recognition of the animal health status of a region 
(as well as for the approval of the export of a particular type of 
animal or animal product to the United States from a foreign region). 
If, after review and evaluation of the information submitted in support 
of the request, APHIS believes the request can be safely granted, APHIS 
will make its evaluation available for public comment through a 
document published in the Federal Register. Following the close of the 
comment period, APHIS will review all comments received and will make a 
final determination regarding the request that will be detailed in 
another document published in the Federal Register.
    The Government of Romania has requested that APHIS evaluate the 
HPAI and Newcastle disease status of the country. In response to 
Romania's request, we have prepared an evaluation, titled ``APHIS 
Evaluation of the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle 
Disease Status of Romania'' (May 2019). Based on this evaluation, we 
have determined that Romania's domestic poultry populations are 
currently free of both HPAI and Newcastle disease as defined in 9 CFR 
94.0. APHIS acknowledges the continuing risk posed by wild birds in 
Romania and the European Union (EU); however, Romania's competent 
veterinary authority takes effective prevention and control measures 
minimizing the risk of introduction to commercial poultry, and these 
are sufficient to minimize the likelihood of

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introducing HPAI and Newcastle disease into the United States via 
imports of species or products susceptible to these diseases. Our 
determination supports adding Romania to the Web-based list of regions 
in which Newcastle disease is not considered to exist and removing 
Romania from the Web-based list of regions in which HPAI is considered 
to exist.
    APHIS also concludes that Romania meets the requirements to form 
part of the EU Poultry Trade Region (EUPTR), an APHIS-recognized region 
of the EU that meets APHIS requirements for being considered free of 
HPAI and Newcastle disease, and for which the importation of live birds 
and poultry and poultry meat and products is harmonized.
    Therefore, in accordance with Sec.  92.2(e), we are announcing the 
availability of our risk evaluation of the HPAI and Newcastle disease 
status of Romania for public review and comment.
    In April 2012, APHIS prepared an environmental assessment (EA) 
analyzing the potential effects on the human environment from listing 
the 25 Member States that constituted the EU in 2006 as a region free 
of HPAI and Newcastle disease (collectively referred to as EUPTR). The 
EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental 
Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) 
regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing 
the procedural provision of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), (3) USDA 
regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS' NEPA 
Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372).
    The evaluation and EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov website 
or in our reading room. (Instructions for accessing Regulations.gov and 
information on the location and hours of the reading room are provided 
under the heading ADDRESSES at the beginning of this notice.) The 
documents are also available by contacting the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    Information submitted in support of Romania's request is available 
by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our 
decision regarding the disease status of Romania with respect to HPAI 
and Newcastle disease in a subsequent notice.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 7701-7772, 7781-7786, 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 10th day of September 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-19893 Filed 9-13-19; 8:45 am]
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