Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Domestic Quarantine Regulations, 58677 [2019-23905]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2019 / Notices 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 28th day of October 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23904 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0073] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Domestic Quarantine Regulations Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: 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 domestic quarantine regulations for preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases within the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0073. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0073, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, 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-2019-0073 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. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Oct 31, 2019 Jkt 250001 For information regarding the regulations for preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases within the United States, contact Mr. Andrew Wilds, National Policy Manager, Plant Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 160, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3051. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Domestic Quarantine Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0088. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, or movement in interstate commerce of any plant, plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed, article, or means of conveyance, if the Secretary determines that the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction or the dissemination of a plant pest into the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) regulations in 7 CFR part 301, ‘‘Domestic Quarantine Notices,’’ are necessary to regulate the movement of certain articles from infested areas to noninfested areas to prevent the spread of plant pests. These measures help prevent the pests from spreading from quarantined areas to noninfested areas of the United States. Administering these regulations requires APHIS to collect information from a variety of individuals who are involved in growing, packing, handling, and transporting plants and plant products. The information serves as supporting documentation required for the issuance of forms and documents that authorize the movement of regulated plants and plant products and is vital to help prevent the spread of injurious plant pests within the United States. Collecting this information requires APHIS to use a number of forms and documents, including permits and certificates; compliance and cooperative agreements; workplans and petitions; requests for inspection; labeling, notices, and reports; emergency action notifications and reports of violation; warnings, cancellations, and appeals; and recordkeeping. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 58677 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 (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 0.2 hours per response. Respondents: State, local, and Tribal government agricultural representatives, agricultural business representatives, and private citizens. Estimated annual number of respondents: 8,185. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 211. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,723,768. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 345,949 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 28th day of October 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23905 Filed 10–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0073]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Domestic Quarantine Regulations

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 domestic quarantine 
regulations for preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases 
within the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
December 31, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0073.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0073, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, 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-
0073 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 regarding the 
regulations for preventing the spread of plant pests and diseases 
within the United States, contact Mr. Andrew Wilds, National Policy 
Manager, Plant Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 
160, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3051. For more detailed information 
on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Domestic Quarantine Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0088.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), 
the Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prohibit or restrict the 
importation, entry, or movement in interstate commerce of any plant, 
plant product, biological control organism, noxious weed, article, or 
means of conveyance, if the Secretary determines that the prohibition 
or restriction is necessary to prevent the introduction or the 
dissemination of a plant pest into the United States.
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS') 
regulations in 7 CFR part 301, ``Domestic Quarantine Notices,'' are 
necessary to regulate the movement of certain articles from infested 
areas to noninfested areas to prevent the spread of plant pests. These 
measures help prevent the pests from spreading from quarantined areas 
to noninfested areas of the United States.
    Administering these regulations requires APHIS to collect 
information from a variety of individuals who are involved in growing, 
packing, handling, and transporting plants and plant products. The 
information serves as supporting documentation required for the 
issuance of forms and documents that authorize the movement of 
regulated plants and plant products and is vital to help prevent the 
spread of injurious plant pests within the United States. Collecting 
this information requires APHIS to use a number of forms and documents, 
including permits and certificates; compliance and cooperative 
agreements; workplans and petitions; requests for inspection; labeling, 
notices, and reports; emergency action notifications and reports of 
violation; warnings, cancellations, and appeals; and recordkeeping.
    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
    (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 0.2 hours per response.
    Respondents: State, local, and Tribal government agricultural 
representatives, agricultural business representatives, and private 
citizens.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 8,185.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 211.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,723,768.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 345,949 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 28th day of October 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-23905 Filed 10-31-19; 8:45 am]
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