Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment Facilities, 43810-43811 [2020-15597]

Download as PDF 43810 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Respondents: State plant health officials and businesses. Estimated annual number of respondents: 6. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 7. Estimated annual number of responses: 39. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 16 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 15th day of July 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15600 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0057] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment Facilities 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 accrediting nongovernment facilities to perform services related to the export of plants or plant products. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0057. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0057, 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0057 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 accrediting nongovernment facilities to perform plant related export services, contact Ms. Sarika Negi, Accreditation and Certification Policy Manager, Phytosanitary Issues Management, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2349. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483; joseph.moxey@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment Facilities. OMB Control Number: 0579–0130. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), among other things, provides export certification services to assure other countries that the plants and plant products they are receiving from the United States are free of plant pests specified by the receiving country. This activity is authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.). The export certification regulations, which are contained in 7 CFR part 353, describe the procedures for obtaining certification for plants and plant products offered for export or reexport. Our regulations do not require that we engage in export certification activities; however, we perform this work as a service to exporters who are shipping plants or plant products to countries that require phytosanitary certification as a condition of entry. After assessing the condition of the plants or plant products intended for export (i.e., after conducting a phytosanitary inspection), an inspector will issue an internationally recognized phytosanitary certificate, a phytosanitary certificate for reexport, or an export certificate for processed plant products. An important component of the certification process, when required, is laboratory testing of plant or plant product samples. The regulations allow nongovernment facilities (such as commercial PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 laboratories and private inspection services) to be accredited by APHIS to perform specific laboratory testing or phytosanitary inspections that could serve as the basis for issuing Federal phytosanitary certificates, phytosanitary certificates for reexport, or export certificates for processed plant products. The accreditation process requires the use of several information collection activities to ensure that nongovernment facilities applying for accreditation possess the necessary qualifications. 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 reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 3.9 hours per response. Respondents: U.S. growers, shippers, exporters, and State and local plant health regulatory authorities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 9. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 6. Estimated annual number of responses: 54. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 209 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. E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 139 / Monday, July 20, 2020 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 15th day of July 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–15597 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a teleconference meeting of the New Mexico Advisory Committee will be held at 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss testimony received for the Committee’s current project on wage theft and subminimum wages. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. MT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–353–6461 Conference ID: 6706904 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brooke Peery at bpeery@usccr.gov or (202) 701–1376. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–353–6461, conference ID number: 6706904. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Jul 17, 2020 Jkt 250001 Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may also be emailed to Brooke Peery at bpeery@ usccr.gov. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/ FACAPublicViewCommittee Details?id=a10t0000001gzlGAAQ. Please click on ‘‘Committee Meetings’’ tab. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, http://www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. Agenda I. Welcome and Roll Call II. Approval of Minutes III. Discussion and Debrief of Testimony Received IV. Public Comment V. Adjournment Dated: July 14, 2020. David Mussatt, Supervisory Chief, Regional Programs Unit. [FR Doc. 2020–15579 Filed 7–17–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Alaska Advisory Committee U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a teleconference meeting of the Alaska Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held at 2:00 p.m. Alaska Time (AKT) on Monday, August 3, 2020. The purpose of this meeting will be to narrow the scope of their project focused on voting rights and to discuss their statement of concern regarding the impact of COVID 19 on civil rights. DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. AKT. Public Call Information: Dial: 800–437–2398 Conference ID: 9661573 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43811 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ana Victoria Fortes (DFO) at afortes@ usccr.gov or (202) 681–0857. This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: 800–437–2398, conference ID number: 9661573. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over landline connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to make comments during the open period at the end of the meeting. Members of the public may also submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Regional Programs Unit within 30 days following the meeting. Written comments may be mailed to the Western Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 North Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. They may also be emailed to Ana Victoria Fortes at afortes@usccr.gov. Records and documents discussed during the meeting will be available for public viewing prior to and after the meeting at https:// www.facadatabase.gov/FACA/FACA PublicViewCommitteeDetails?id= a10t0000001gzljAAA. Please click on the ‘‘Meeting Details’’ and ‘‘Documents’’ links. Records generated from this meeting may also be inspected and reproduced at the Regional Programs Unit, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this Committee are directed to the Commission’s website, https:// www.usccr.gov, or may contact the Regional Programs Unit at the above email or street address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Agenda I. Welcome II. Discussion Regarding Voting Rights Project III. Discussion Regarding Statement of Concern IV. Public Comment V. Next Steps VI. Adjournment E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 139 (Monday, July 20, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43810-43811]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15597]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0057]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment 
Facilities

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 accrediting nongovernment facilities to 
perform services related to the export of plants or plant products.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 18, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0057.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0057, 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-
0057 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 accrediting 
nongovernment facilities to perform plant related export services, 
contact Ms. Sarika Negi, Accreditation and Certification Policy 
Manager, Phytosanitary Issues Management, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, 
Unit 140, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2349. For information on the 
information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483; 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Export Certification: Accreditation of Nongovernment 
Facilities.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0130.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), 
among other things, provides export certification services to assure 
other countries that the plants and plant products they are receiving 
from the United States are free of plant pests specified by the 
receiving country. This activity is authorized by the Plant Protection 
Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.).
    The export certification regulations, which are contained in 7 CFR 
part 353, describe the procedures for obtaining certification for 
plants and plant products offered for export or reexport. Our 
regulations do not require that we engage in export certification 
activities; however, we perform this work as a service to exporters who 
are shipping plants or plant products to countries that require 
phytosanitary certification as a condition of entry.
    After assessing the condition of the plants or plant products 
intended for export (i.e., after conducting a phytosanitary 
inspection), an inspector will issue an internationally recognized 
phytosanitary certificate, a phytosanitary certificate for reexport, or 
an export certificate for processed plant products. An important 
component of the certification process, when required, is laboratory 
testing of plant or plant product samples.
    The regulations allow nongovernment facilities (such as commercial 
laboratories and private inspection services) to be accredited by APHIS 
to perform specific laboratory testing or phytosanitary inspections 
that could serve as the basis for issuing Federal phytosanitary 
certificates, phytosanitary certificates for reexport, or export 
certificates for processed plant products. The accreditation process 
requires the use of several information collection activities to ensure 
that nongovernment facilities applying for accreditation possess the 
necessary qualifications.
    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 reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 3.9 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. growers, shippers, exporters, and State and local 
plant health regulatory authorities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 9.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 6.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 54.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 209 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.


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    Done in Washington, DC, this 15th day of July 2020.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-15597 Filed 7-17-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P