Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne's Disease in Domestic Animals, 42820-42821 [2020-15249]

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[FR Doc. 2020–15200 Filed 7–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0059] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne’s Disease in Domestic Animals Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: 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 its efforts to control Johne’s disease in the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0059. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0059, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2020-0059 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 information on Johne’s disease, contact Dr. Brianna Schur, Assistant Director, Cattle Health Center VS, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Dr., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855–7240, or at Brianna.W.Schur@usda.gov. For more information about the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Johne’s Disease in Domestic Animals. OMB Control Number: 0579–0338. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the authority of the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a healthy animal population and for enhancing APHIS’ ability to compete in the world market of animal and animal product trade. Johne’s disease affects cattle, sheep, goats, and other ruminants. It is an incurable and contagious disease that results in progressive wasting and eventual death. The disease is nearly always introduced into a healthy herd by an infected animal that is not showing symptoms of the disease. The regulations in 9 CFR part 80 pertain specifically to the interstate movement of domestic animals that are positive to an official test for Johne’s disease. These regulations provide that cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic animals that are positive to an official test for Johne’s disease may generally be moved interstate only to a recognized slaughtering establishment or to an approved livestock facility for sale to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 136 / Wednesday, July 15, 2020 / Notices such an establishment. However, they may also be moved for purposes other than slaughter under certain conditions. Moving Johne’s-positive livestock interstate for slaughter or for other purposes without increasing the risk of disease spread requires a movement permit or an owner-shipper statement, official ear tags, and a permission to move request. Permission may also be sought, in writing, for movement of animals that do not have a permit, owner-shipper statement, or ear tags. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities 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 0.69 hours per response. Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, herd owners, and livestock shippers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 7. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Estimated annual number of responses: 13. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Jul 14, 2020 Jkt 250001 Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of July 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15249 Filed 7–14–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Best Practices in Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D–SNAP) Operations and Planning Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection for the Best Practices in Disaster SNAP Operations and Planning study. This is a new information collection request. This study informs the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) about best practices in planning for and implementing D–SNAP. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before September 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to Eric Williams, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via email at eric.williams@ 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 written comments will be open for public inspection at the office of FNS during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) at 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. 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 Eric Williams at (703) 305–2640. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42821 collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 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: Best Practices in Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D–SNAP) Operations and Planning. Form Number: Not Applicable. OMB Number: 0584–NEW. Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined. Type of Request: New Information Collection Request. Abstract: Section 17 [7 U.S.C. 2026] (a)(1) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, as amended, provides general legislative authority for the planned data collection. It authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to enter into contracts with private institutions to undertake research that will help to improve the administration and effectiveness of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). FNS is conducting this study to identify and document best practices in D–SNAP planning and operations from across the country and for a variety of disaster types. The project will give FNS a better understanding of what works when States implement D–SNAP to provide better direction to States when developing plans and implementing the program. FNS has identified five objectives for this study: 1. Assess the implementation and operation of D–SNAP for selected disaster(s) in each study State. 2. Describe the characteristics and economic circumstances of the D–SNAP households for the selected disaster(s). 3. Document each State’s approach to protecting program integrity while operating D–SNAP for the selected disaster(s). 4. Determine best practices for developing annual disaster plans to address a variety of disaster types. 5. Determine best practices for implementing and operating D–SNAP for a variety of disaster types. The study will gather data through extant administrative SNAP caseload data (already approved under OMB E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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[FR Doc No: 2020-15249]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0059]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Johne's Disease in Domestic Animals

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 its efforts to control Johne's disease in 
the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 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-2020-0059.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0059, 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-
0059 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 Johne's disease, 
contact Dr. Brianna Schur, Assistant Director, Cattle Health Center VS, 
APHIS, 920 Main Campus Dr., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855-
7240, or at [email protected]. For more information about the 
information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Johne's Disease in Domestic Animals.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0338.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the authority of the Animal Health Protection Act 
(7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, 
among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and 
interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the 
introduction into and dissemination within the United States of 
livestock diseases and pests.
    Disease prevention is the most effective method for maintaining a 
healthy animal population and for enhancing APHIS' ability to compete 
in the world market of animal and animal product trade. Johne's disease 
affects cattle, sheep, goats, and other ruminants. It is an incurable 
and contagious disease that results in progressive wasting and eventual 
death. The disease is nearly always introduced into a healthy herd by 
an infected animal that is not showing symptoms of the disease.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 80 pertain specifically to the 
interstate movement of domestic animals that are positive to an 
official test for Johne's disease. These regulations provide that 
cattle, sheep, goats, and other domestic animals that are positive to 
an official test for Johne's disease may generally be moved interstate 
only to a recognized slaughtering establishment or to an approved 
livestock facility for sale to

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such an establishment. However, they may also be moved for purposes 
other than slaughter under certain conditions. Moving Johne's-positive 
livestock interstate for slaughter or for other purposes without 
increasing the risk of disease spread requires a movement permit or an 
owner-shipper statement, official ear tags, and a permission to move 
request. Permission may also be sought, in writing, for movement of 
animals that do not have a permit, owner-shipper statement, or ear 
tags.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities 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 0.69 hours per response.
    Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, herd owners, and livestock 
shippers.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 7.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 13.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 9 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 10th day of July 2020.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15249 Filed 7-14-20; 8:45 am]
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