Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Export Health Certificate for Animal Products, 54977 [2020-19483]

Download as PDF 54977 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 172 Thursday, September 3, 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–2020–0073] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Export Health Certificate for Animal Products Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement 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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the export of animal products from the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 2, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0073. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0073, 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-2020-0073 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:51 Sep 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 For information on the export of animal products from the United States, contact Dr. Lisa Dixon, Acting Director, Animal Product Import and Export, Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3373; lisa.m.dixon@usda.gov. 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 Health Certificate for Animal Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0256. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals and animal products, is a major business in the United States and contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export of U.S. animals and animal products, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains information regarding the import health requirements of other countries for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156. Many countries that import animal products from the United States require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of certain diseases. These countries may also require that our certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use of information collection activities including an animal products export certificate and request for a hearing. An exporter can request a hearing to appeal a decision if a request for a certificate is not granted due to an exporter not meeting certain requirements in part 156 or if a certificate is denied or withdrawn by Veterinary Services if it is determined that an issued certificate has been altered or parts imitated. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 0.32 hours per response. Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products. Estimated annual number of respondents: 400. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 402. Estimated annual number of responses: 160,776. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 51,246 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 31st day of August 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–19483 Filed 9–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 172 / Thursday, September 3, 2020 / 
Notices

[[Page 54977]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0073]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
Export Health Certificate for Animal Products

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

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 export of animal products from the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0073.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0073, 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-
0073 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 export of 
animal products from the United States, contact Dr. Lisa Dixon, Acting 
Director, Animal Product Import and Export, Strategy and Policy, VS, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3373; 
[email protected]. 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 Health Certificate for Animal Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0256.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: The export of agricultural commodities, including animals 
and animal products, is a major business in the United States and 
contributes to a favorable balance of trade. To facilitate the export 
of U.S. animals and animal products, U.S. Department of Agriculture's 
(USDA's) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) maintains 
information regarding the import health requirements of other countries 
for animals and animal products exported from the United States. The 
regulations for export certification of animals and animal products are 
contained in 9 CFR parts 91 and 156.
    Many countries that import animal products from the United States 
require a certification from APHIS that the United States is free of 
certain diseases. These countries may also require that our 
certification statement contain additional declarations regarding the 
U.S. animal products being exported. This certification must carry the 
USDA seal and be endorsed by an APHIS representative (e.g., a 
Veterinary Medical Officer). The certification process involves the use 
of information collection activities including an animal products 
export certificate and request for a hearing. An exporter can request a 
hearing to appeal a decision if a request for a certificate is not 
granted due to an exporter not meeting certain requirements in part 156 
or if a certificate is denied or withdrawn by Veterinary Services if it 
is determined that an issued certificate has been altered or parts 
imitated.
    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 0.32 hours per response.
    Respondents: Exporters of U.S. animal products.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 400.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 402.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 160,776.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 51,246 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 31st day of August 2020.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-19483 Filed 9-2-20; 8:45 am]
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