Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Environmental Monitoring, 31135-31136 [2020-11076]

Download as PDF 31135 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 100 Friday, May 22, 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–2020–0039] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Environmental Monitoring Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure; Meeting of the Judicial Conference Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, AGENCY: Revised Notice of Open Meeting. ACTION: The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will hold a remote meeting on June 23, 2020. The meeting will be open to public via telephonic conference for listening but not participation. An agenda and supporting materials will be posted at least 7 days in advance of the meeting at: http://www.uscourts.gov/rulespolicies/records-and-archives-rulescommittees/agenda-books. The announcement for this meeting was previously published in 85 FR 14247. SUMMARY: DATES: TIME: June 23, 2020. 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: N/A. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure of the Judicial Conference of the United States, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle NE, Suite 7–300, Washington, DC 20544, Telephone (202) 502–1820, RulesCommittee_Secretary@ ao.uscourts.gov. Authority: 28 U.S.C. 2073. Dated: May 19, 2020. Rebecca A. Womeldorf, Secretary, Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial Conference of the United States. [FR Doc. 2020–11112 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 environmental monitoring. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 21, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0039. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0039, 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-2020-0039 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 environmental monitoring, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2292. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Environmental Monitoring. OMB Control Number: 0579–0117. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The mission of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and plants, improve agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and contribute to the national economy and the public health. APHIS is committed to accomplishing its mission in a manner that promotes and protects the integrity of the environment. This includes APHIS’ compliance with all applicable environmental statutes and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508), USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). APHIS engages in environmental monitoring for certain activities that we conduct to control or eradicate certain pests and diseases. We monitor those activities that have the greatest potential for harm to the human environment to ensure that the mitigation measures developed to avoid that harm are enforced and effective. In many cases, monitoring is required where APHIS programs are conducted close to habitats of endangered and threatened species. This monitoring is developed in coordination with the Department of the Interior’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (50 U.S.C. 17.11 and 17.12). APHIS field personnel and State cooperators jointly use an APHISprovided environmental monitoring form to collect information concerning the effects of pesticide use in these sensitive areas. The goal of environmental monitoring is to track the potential impact that APHIS activities may have on the environment and to use this knowledge in making any necessary adjustments in future program actions. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1 31136 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 100 / Friday, May 22, 2020 / Notices approve our use of this information collection activity 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 0.50 hours per response. Respondents: Growers, pesticide appliers, and State department of agriculture personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 110. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 20. Estimated annual number of responses: 2,200. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,100 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 19th day of May 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11076 Filed 5–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:07 May 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0027] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims 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 payment of avian influenza indemnity claims. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 21, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0027. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0027, 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/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0027 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. ADDRESSES: For information on the regulations related to avian influenza indemnity, contact Dr. Elena Behnke, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 1506 Klondike Road SW, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094; (770) 922–3496; Elena.Behnke@usda.gov. Alternatively, contact Dr. Patricia Fox-Turner, National Epidemiology Officer—Avian Health, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 6 Thorn Brook Court, Durham, NC 27703; (919) 855–7258; patricia.e.fox@ usda.gov. For further information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims. OMB Control Number: 0579–0440. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal Health Protection Act of 2002 (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.) is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or poultry. The Secretary may also prohibit or restrict import or export of any animal or related material if necessary to prevent the spread of any livestock or poultry pest or disease. U.S. animal health policy calls for elimination of the avian influenza virus (both highly pathogenic and low pathogenicity strains) when found through depopulation (i.e., euthanasia and disposal) of affected poultry. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) works with State and local animal health officials to euthanize poultry, clean and disinfect premises and equipment, and test for elimination of the virus to ensure that farms can be safely restocked. To accomplish this, APHIS Veterinary Services assists State and local animal health officials and poultry producers with creating and applying biosecurity and response plans, developing and enforcing flock plans and compliance agreements, preparing and processing appraisal and indemnity claims and worksheets, developing restocking and testing agreements, and submitting reports. This information collection was previously titled ‘‘Conditions for Payment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims’’. We are changing the name to ‘‘Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims’’. 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 E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-11076]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0039]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Environmental Monitoring

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 environmental monitoring.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
21, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0039.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0039, 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-
0039 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 environmental 
monitoring, contact Dr. Robert Baca, Assistant Director, Permitting and 
Compliance Coordination, Compliance and Environmental Coordination 
Branch, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 150, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-2292. For information on the information collection process, 
contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at 
(301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Environmental Monitoring.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0117.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The mission of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is to 
provide leadership in ensuring the health and care of animals and 
plants, improve agricultural productivity and competitiveness, and 
contribute to the national economy and the public health.
    APHIS is committed to accomplishing its mission in a manner that 
promotes and protects the integrity of the environment. This includes 
APHIS' compliance with all applicable environmental statutes and 
regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the regulations of the Council on Environmental 
Quality implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 
1500 through 1508), USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), 
and APHIS' NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). APHIS engages 
in environmental monitoring for certain activities that we conduct to 
control or eradicate certain pests and diseases. We monitor those 
activities that have the greatest potential for harm to the human 
environment to ensure that the mitigation measures developed to avoid 
that harm are enforced and effective. In many cases, monitoring is 
required where APHIS programs are conducted close to habitats of 
endangered and threatened species. This monitoring is developed in 
coordination with the Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service, in compliance with the Endangered Species Act (50 
U.S.C. 17.11 and 17.12).
    APHIS field personnel and State cooperators jointly use an APHIS-
provided environmental monitoring form to collect information 
concerning the effects of pesticide use in these sensitive areas. The 
goal of environmental monitoring is to track the potential impact that 
APHIS activities may have on the environment and to use this knowledge 
in making any necessary adjustments in future program actions.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to

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approve our use of this information collection activity 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 0.50 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers, pesticide appliers, and State department of 
agriculture personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 110.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 20.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,200.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,100 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 19th day of May 2020.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-11076 Filed 5-21-20; 8:45 am]
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