Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Imported Seeds and Screenings, 29392-29393 [2020-10403]

Download as PDF 29392 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 95 Friday, May 15, 2020 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–2020–0031] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Imported Seeds and Screenings Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of seeds and screenings from Canada into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 14, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0031. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0031, 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-2020-0031 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:09 May 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 For information on the regulations related to the importation of seeds and screenings, contact Ms. Lydia Colo´n, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2302. For further information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Imported Seeds and Screenings. OMB Control Number: 0579–0124. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: Under the authority of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) of 1939, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1551 et seq.), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates the importation and interstate movement of certain agricultural and vegetable seeds and screenings. Title III of the FSA, ‘‘Foreign Commerce,’’ requires shipments of imported agricultural and vegetable seeds to be labeled correctly and to be tested for the presence of the seeds of certain noxious weeds as a condition of entry into the United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) regulations implementing the provisions of Title III of the FSA are found in 7 CFR part 361. The regulations in 7 CFR part 361, ‘‘Importation of Seed and Screenings under the Federal Seed Act’’ (§§ 361.1 to 361.10, referred to below as the regulations), prohibit or restrict the importation of agricultural seed, vegetable seed, and screenings into the United States. Section 361.7 provides the regulations for special provisions for Canadian-origin seed and screenings, and § 361.8 provides the regulations for the cleaning of imported seed and processing of certain Canadian-origin screenings. APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program operates a seed analysis program with Canada that allows U.S. companies that import seed for cleaning or processing to enter into compliance agreements with APHIS. This program eliminates the need for sampling shipments of Canadian-origin seed at the U.S.-Canadian border and allows certain seed importers to clean the seed without direct supervision of an APHIS inspector. The program provides a safe and expedited process FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for the importation of seed and screenings into the United States without posing a plant pest or noxious weed risk. The seed analysis program involves the use of information collection activities, including a compliance agreement, seed analysis certificate, declaration for importation, container labeling, notification of seed location, a seed return request, seed identity maintenance, documentation for U.S. origin exported seed returned to the United States, written appeal for cancellation of a compliance agreement and request for a hearing, and associated recordkeeping. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for 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 0.35 hours per response. Respondents: Government food inspection agency officials; and commercial importers, seed cleaning/ processing facility personnel, and seed laboratory personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,163. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 23. Estimated annual number of responses: 27,038. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9,629 hours. (Due to E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices 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 11th day of May 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of May 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE [FR Doc. 2020–10403 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership; Correction Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: We are correcting an error in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2020, which announced a forthcoming General Conference Committee membership solicitation. We provided an incorrect statement regarding nominations. This document corrects that error. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Elena Behnke, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, USDA, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094; phone (770) 922–3496; email: elena.behnke@ usda.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—User Access Request Form FNS–674 In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection. The purpose of this information collection request is to continue the use of the electronic form FNS–674, titled ‘‘User Access Request Form.’’ This form will continue to allow access to current FNS systems, modified access or to remove user access. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Joseph Binns, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Room 232, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via email to Joseph.Binns@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 Joseph Binns at 703–605–1181. 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 SUMMARY: [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0086] In a notice published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2020 (85 FR 23226–23227, Docket No. APHIS–2019– 0086), on page 23226, second column, correct the SUMMARY to read: SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of regional members and their alternates for the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Jkt 250001 Food and Nutrition Service Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 17:09 May 14, 2020 BILLING CODE 3410–34–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE VerDate Sep<11>2014 [FR Doc. 2020–10402 Filed 5–14–20; 8:45 am] PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29393 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 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: User Access Request Form. Form Number: FNS–674. OMB Number: 0584–0532. Expiration Date: 6/30/2021. Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Form FNS–674 is designed to collect user information required to gain access to FNS Information Systems. Affected Public: Contractors, State Agencies. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2,700. The respondents are State agencies, who are located in the 50 states and Trust Territories, staff contractors and Federal employees. Respondents who require access to the FNS systems are estimated at 3,600 annually (includes Federal, State and private) however, only 2,700 will account for the total public burden, excluding Federal employees. FNS estimates that it will receive an average of 300 requests per month (15 per day). Of the 300, 70 percent (or 210) of the responses are State Agency users, 5 percent (or 15) are staff contractors and 25 percent (or 75) are Federal employees which is not included in the total number of responses. Annually, that results in 2,700 respondents (210 State Agency users per month + 15 staff contractors per month × 12 months). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.9. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,220. Estimated Time per Response: 0.167 of an hour. Each respondent takes approximately 0.167 of an hour, or 10 minutes, to complete the required information on the online form. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 870 hours. See the table below for estimated total annual burden for each type of respondent. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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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. 85, No. 95 / Friday, May 15, 2020 / Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0031]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
Imported Seeds and Screenings

ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection 
associated with the regulations for the importation of seeds and 
screenings from Canada into the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0031.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0031, 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-2020-
0031 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 regulations 
related to the importation of seeds and screenings, contact Ms. Lydia 
Col[oacute]n, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 
4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2302. For 
further information on the information collection process, contact Mr. 
Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-
2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Imported Seeds and Screenings.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0124.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: Under the authority of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) of 
1939, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1551 et seq.), the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) regulates the importation and interstate movement of 
certain agricultural and vegetable seeds and screenings. Title III of 
the FSA, ``Foreign Commerce,'' requires shipments of imported 
agricultural and vegetable seeds to be labeled correctly and to be 
tested for the presence of the seeds of certain noxious weeds as a 
condition of entry into the United States. The Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service's (APHIS) regulations implementing the provisions of 
Title III of the FSA are found in 7 CFR part 361.
    The regulations in 7 CFR part 361, ``Importation of Seed and 
Screenings under the Federal Seed Act'' (Sec. Sec.  361.1 to 361.10, 
referred to below as the regulations), prohibit or restrict the 
importation of agricultural seed, vegetable seed, and screenings into 
the United States. Section 361.7 provides the regulations for special 
provisions for Canadian-origin seed and screenings, and Sec.  361.8 
provides the regulations for the cleaning of imported seed and 
processing of certain Canadian-origin screenings.
    APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program operates a 
seed analysis program with Canada that allows U.S. companies that 
import seed for cleaning or processing to enter into compliance 
agreements with APHIS. This program eliminates the need for sampling 
shipments of Canadian-origin seed at the U.S.-Canadian border and 
allows certain seed importers to clean the seed without direct 
supervision of an APHIS inspector. The program provides a safe and 
expedited process for the importation of seed and screenings into the 
United States without posing a plant pest or noxious weed risk.
    The seed analysis program involves the use of information 
collection activities, including a compliance agreement, seed analysis 
certificate, declaration for importation, container labeling, 
notification of seed location, a seed return request, seed identity 
maintenance, documentation for U.S. origin exported seed returned to 
the United States, written appeal for cancellation of a compliance 
agreement and request for a hearing, and associated recordkeeping.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities, as described, for 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 0.35 hours per response.
    Respondents: Government food inspection agency officials; and 
commercial importers, seed cleaning/processing facility personnel, and 
seed laboratory personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,163.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 23.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 27,038.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9,629 hours. (Due to

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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 11th day of May 2020.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-10403 Filed 5-14-20; 8:45 am]
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