Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts, 33079-33080 [2020-11738]

Download as PDF 33079 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 105 Monday, June 1, 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–2020–0034] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts 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 (APHIS’) intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with establishing credit accounts and the collection of user fees for certain reimbursable APHIS services. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 31, 2020. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0034. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0034, 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-2020-0034 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, jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. For information on APHIS user fees forms covered by this notice, contact Ms. Kris Caraher, Review and Analysis Branch Chief, Financial Management Division, MRPBS, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road, Unit 54, Riverdale, MD 20737– 3148; (301) 851–2834. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts. OMB Control Number: 0579–0055. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Section 2509 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990, as amended, authorizes the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to establish credit accounts and collect user fees for providing import- and export-related services for animals, animal products, birds, germplasm, organisms, and vectors. In addition, this section authorizes APHIS to collect user fees for agricultural quarantine and inspection services, inspection and certification of plants and plant products offered for export or transiting the United States, and for providing veterinary diagnostic services and services related to the importation and exportation of animals and animal products. APHIS also provides the services of a Federal inspector to clear imported and exported agricultural commodities for animal and plant health purposes. These services are paid for by user fees during regular working hours. If an importer wishes to have shipments cleared at other hours, such services will usually be provided on a reimbursable overtime basis, unless already covered by a user fee. Exporters wishing cargo to be certified during nonworking hours may also utilize this procedure. The services that APHIS provides involves certain information collection activities. For example, many importers and exporters who require inspection services are repeat customers who request that APHIS bill them. The Agency needs to collect certain information to conduct a credit check FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on prospective applicants to ensure creditworthiness prior to extending credit services and to prepare billings. Also, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3332), requires that agencies collect tax identification numbers from all persons doing business with the Government for purposes of collecting delinquent debts. Without a tax identification number, service cannot be provided on a credit basis. Also, requests for APHIS services are in writing, by telephone, or in person. The information contained in each request identifies the specific service requested and the time in which the requester wishes the service to be performed. This information is necessary in order for animal import centers and port offices to schedule the work and to calculate the fees due. Lastly, APHIS is responsible for ensuring that fees collected are correct and that they are remitted in full and in a timely manner. To ensure this, the party (ticketing agents for transportation companies) responsible for collecting and remitting fees must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of the fees collected and remitted, and otherwise determine compliance with the statute and regulations. We also require that whoever is responsible for making fee payments advise us of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify fee calculations, collections, and remittances. This information collection was previously titled ‘‘Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services.’’ It now incorporates burden from Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0579–0094, User Fee Regulations, and is retitled ‘‘APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts.’’ We are asking 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 E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 33080 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 105 / Monday, June 1, 2020 / Notices 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 0.063 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and private and commercial importers or exporters of agricultural plants and animals or their products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,980. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 200. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,395,559. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 88,025 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 27th day of May 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–11738 Filed 5–29–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–2029] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; APHIS Pest Reporting and Asian Longhorn Beetle Program 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 (APHIS’) intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection that allows the public to report sightings of plant pests and jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 May 29, 2020 Jkt 250001 diseases and APHIS to conduct Asian Longhorn Beetle Program activities. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 31, 2020. You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-2029. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–2029, 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-2020-2029 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 pest reporting and Asian Longhorn Beetle Program activities, contact Mr. Paul Chaloux, National Policy Manager, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–2064. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: APHIS Pest Reporting and Asian Longhorn Beetle Program. OMB Control Number: 0579–0311. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), either independently or in cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests and diseases that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority allows APHIS to establish control programs for a number of pests and diseases of concern, including Asian longhorned beetle (ALB), emerald ash borer beetle, and citrus greening, to name a few. APHIS relies on various entities, such as individuals, households, businesses, and State departments of agriculture to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 report sightings of pests of concern or suspicious signs of pest or disease damage they may see in their local areas and provide information needed to conduct Asian Longhorned Beetle Program activities. This reporting and the detection and verification methods involved include information collection activities, such as the online pest reporting form, inspection and ALB unified survey form, cooperative agreement for inspection, State compliance training workshop records, contract for inspection, homeowner permission or refusal to inspect, tree removal agreement, litigation and warrants and associated letters, removal and monitoring, removal and disposal, disposal/Marshalling Yard, tree warrant, treatment agreement, contract for treatment, and certificate/permit cancellation. 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 0.637 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and households, businesses, and State departments of agriculture. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,055. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 98. Estimated annual number of responses: 688,755. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 438,715 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0034]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts

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 
(APHIS') intention to request a revision to and extension of approval 
of an information collection associated with establishing credit 
accounts and the collection of user fees for certain reimbursable APHIS 
services.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 
31, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0034.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0034, 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-
0034 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 APHIS user fees 
forms covered by this notice, contact Ms. Kris Caraher, Review and 
Analysis Branch Chief, Financial Management Division, MRPBS, APHIS, 
USDA, 4700 River Road, Unit 54, Riverdale, MD 20737-3148; (301) 851-
2834. For information on the information collection process, contact 
Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0055.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Section 2509 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
Trade Act of 1990, as amended, authorizes the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS) to establish credit accounts and collect 
user fees for providing import- and export-related services for 
animals, animal products, birds, germplasm, organisms, and vectors. In 
addition, this section authorizes APHIS to collect user fees for 
agricultural quarantine and inspection services, inspection and 
certification of plants and plant products offered for export or 
transiting the United States, and for providing veterinary diagnostic 
services and services related to the importation and exportation of 
animals and animal products.
    APHIS also provides the services of a Federal inspector to clear 
imported and exported agricultural commodities for animal and plant 
health purposes. These services are paid for by user fees during 
regular working hours. If an importer wishes to have shipments cleared 
at other hours, such services will usually be provided on a 
reimbursable overtime basis, unless already covered by a user fee. 
Exporters wishing cargo to be certified during nonworking hours may 
also utilize this procedure.
    The services that APHIS provides involves certain information 
collection activities. For example, many importers and exporters who 
require inspection services are repeat customers who request that APHIS 
bill them. The Agency needs to collect certain information to conduct a 
credit check on prospective applicants to ensure creditworthiness prior 
to extending credit services and to prepare billings. Also, the Debt 
Collection Improvement Act of 1996, as amended (31 U.S.C. 3332), 
requires that agencies collect tax identification numbers from all 
persons doing business with the Government for purposes of collecting 
delinquent debts. Without a tax identification number, service cannot 
be provided on a credit basis.
    Also, requests for APHIS services are in writing, by telephone, or 
in person. The information contained in each request identifies the 
specific service requested and the time in which the requester wishes 
the service to be performed. This information is necessary in order for 
animal import centers and port offices to schedule the work and to 
calculate the fees due.
    Lastly, APHIS is responsible for ensuring that fees collected are 
correct and that they are remitted in full and in a timely manner. To 
ensure this, the party (ticketing agents for transportation companies) 
responsible for collecting and remitting fees must allow APHIS 
personnel to verify the accuracy of the fees collected and remitted, 
and otherwise determine compliance with the statute and regulations. We 
also require that whoever is responsible for making fee payments advise 
us of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer 
who is authorized to verify fee calculations, collections, and 
remittances.
    This information collection was previously titled ``Credit Account 
Approval for Reimbursable Services.'' It now incorporates burden from 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number 0579-0094, User 
Fee Regulations, and is retitled ``APHIS Credit and User Fee 
Accounts.''
    We are asking 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

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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 0.063 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals and private and commercial importers or 
exporters of agricultural plants and animals or their products.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 6,980.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 200.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,395,559.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 88,025 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 27th day of May 2020.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-11738 Filed 5-29-20; 8:45 am]
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