Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals, 55408-55409 [2020-19733]

Download as PDF 55408 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 174 Tuesday, September 8, 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–2020–0080] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and 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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, certain animal embryos, semen, and zoological animals. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0080. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0080, 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-2020-0080 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1620 of the USDA South jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, certain animal embryos, and zoological animals, contact Dr. Bettina Helm, Senior Staff Veterinarian, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. For more information about the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals. OMB Control Number: 0579–0040. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under 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 (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation of animals, animal products, and other articles into the United States to prevent the introduction of animal 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. Among other things, APHIS’ Veterinary Services is responsible for preventing the introduction of foreign or certain other communicable animal diseases into the United States and for rapidly identifying, containing, eradicating, or otherwise mitigating such diseases when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS collects information from individuals, businesses, and farms that are involved with importation of animals or poultry, animal or poultry products, or animal germplasm (semen, oocytes, embryos, and cloning tissues, as well as eggs for hatching) into the United States, as well as from foreign countries and States to support these imports. Some of the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection activities include agreements, permits, application and space reservation requests, inspections, registers, declarations of importation, requests for hearings, daily logs, additional requirements, application for permits, export health certificates, letters, written notices, daily record of horse activities, written requests, opportunities to present views, reporting, applications for approval of facilities, certifications, arrival notices, on-hold shipment notifications, reports, test submission forms, quarantine documents, affidavits, animal identification, written plans, checklists, specimen submissions, emergency action notifications, refusal of entry and order to dispose of fish, premises information, recordkeeping, and application of seals. In addition, APHIS opens U.S. markets to animal commodities by receiving and evaluating information collection activities, such as requests for recognition of the animal health status of a region, applications for recognition of the animal health status of a region, applications for recognition of a region as historically free of a disease, requests for additional information about the region, appeals of classifications of animal health status, and written recommendation implementation from foreign animal health authorities seeking to engage in the regionalization process. 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 E:\FR\FM\08SEN1.SGM 08SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 174 / Tuesday, September 8, 2020 / Notices 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 0.63 hours per response. Respondents: Foreign animal health authorities; U.S. importers; foreign exporters; veterinarians and animal health technicians in other countries; State animal health authorities; shippers, owners and operators of foreign processing plants and farms; USDA-approved zoos, laboratories, and feedlots; private quarantine facilities; and other entities involved (directly or indirectly) in the importation of animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, zoological animals, and animal germplasm. Estimated annual number of respondents: 72,931. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10. Estimated annual number of responses: 734,478. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 462,592 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 1st day of September 2020. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–19733 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Pacific Northwest Region; Oregon; Land Management Plan Amendment; Forest Management Direction for Large Diameter Trees in Eastern Oregon Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice to extend the public comment period for land management plan amendment. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The Pacific Northwest Region of the Forest Service is extending the public comment period for the Preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) for Forest Management Direction for Large Diameter Trees in Eastern Oregon, a proposed amendment to land SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:32 Sep 04, 2020 Jkt 250001 management plans for the Deschutes, Fremont-Winema, Malheur, Ochoco, Umatilla, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by October 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Individuals and entities are encouraged to submit comments via webform at https://cara.ecosystemmanagement.org/Public/ CommentInput?project=58050. Comments may also be sent via email to SM.FS.EScreens21@usda.gov. Hardcopy letters must be submitted to the following address: Shane Jeffries, Forest Supervisor, Ochoco National Forest, 3160 NE Third Street, Prineville, OR 97754. For those submitting handdelivered comments, a secure drop box is located by the mailboxes at the Ochoco National Forest office. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Platt, Team Leader, at SM.FS.EScreens21@usda.gov or at 541– 416–6500. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comment and Objection Information The Notice of Intent (85 FR 48500) appeared in the Federal Register on August 11, 2020. The Preliminary EA and other related documents are available for comment on the project website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/ project/?project=58050. Additional information regarding this proposal can found at https://go.usa.gov/xvV4X. As provided for at 36 CFR 219.16, the responsible official has combined the notifications for initiating the plan amendment and inviting comments on the proposed plan amendment and alternatives. This EA is subject to Forest Service regulation 36 CFR 219, Subpart B, known as the administrative review, or objection, process. Only individuals or entities who submit specific written comments during the designated comment period will be eligible to participate in the objection process. Specific written comments should be within the scope of the proposed action, have a direct relationship to the proposed action, and include supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered but will not meet the requirements to be eligible for administrative review. Comments received in response to this solicitation, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55409 including names (and addresses, if included) of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Tina Johna Terrell, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2020–19803 Filed 9–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Sanders Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Sanders Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwJAAS. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held with virtual attendance only. For virtual meeting information, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Plains/ Thompson Falls Ranger District. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. 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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0080]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and 
Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

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 
intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the importation of animals and 
poultry, animal and poultry products, certain animal embryos, semen, 
and zoological animals.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 9, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0080.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0080, 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-
0080 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1620 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 animals and 
poultry, animal and poultry products, certain animal embryos, and 
zoological animals, contact Dr. Bettina Helm, Senior Staff 
Veterinarian, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-3300. For more information about the information collection 
process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection 
Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry 
Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0040.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under 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 (USDA) is authorized, among 
other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation of animals, 
animal products, and other articles into the United States to prevent 
the introduction of animal 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.
    Among other things, APHIS' Veterinary Services is responsible for 
preventing the introduction of foreign or certain other communicable 
animal diseases into the United States and for rapidly identifying, 
containing, eradicating, or otherwise mitigating such diseases when 
feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS collects information 
from individuals, businesses, and farms that are involved with 
importation of animals or poultry, animal or poultry products, or 
animal germplasm (semen, oocytes, embryos, and cloning tissues, as well 
as eggs for hatching) into the United States, as well as from foreign 
countries and States to support these imports. Some of the information 
collection activities include agreements, permits, application and 
space reservation requests, inspections, registers, declarations of 
importation, requests for hearings, daily logs, additional 
requirements, application for permits, export health certificates, 
letters, written notices, daily record of horse activities, written 
requests, opportunities to present views, reporting, applications for 
approval of facilities, certifications, arrival notices, on-hold 
shipment notifications, reports, test submission forms, quarantine 
documents, affidavits, animal identification, written plans, 
checklists, specimen submissions, emergency action notifications, 
refusal of entry and order to dispose of fish, premises information, 
recordkeeping, and application of seals.
    In addition, APHIS opens U.S. markets to animal commodities by 
receiving and evaluating information collection activities, such as 
requests for recognition of the animal health status of a region, 
applications for recognition of the animal health status of a region, 
applications for recognition of a region as historically free of a 
disease, requests for additional information about the region, appeals 
of classifications of animal health status, and written recommendation 
implementation from foreign animal health authorities seeking to engage 
in the regionalization process.
    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

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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 0.63 hours per response.
    Respondents: Foreign animal health authorities; U.S. importers; 
foreign exporters; veterinarians and animal health technicians in other 
countries; State animal health authorities; shippers, owners and 
operators of foreign processing plants and farms; USDA-approved zoos, 
laboratories, and feedlots; private quarantine facilities; and other 
entities involved (directly or indirectly) in the importation of 
animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, zoological animals, 
and animal germplasm.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 72,931.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 10.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 734,478.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 462,592 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 1st day of September 2020.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-19733 Filed 9-4-20; 8:45 am]
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