Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen From the European Union, 61920 [2020-21746]

Download as PDF 61920 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 191 / Thursday, October 1, 2020 / Notices All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21686 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0084] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen From the European Union 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 regulations for the importation of live swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen from the European Union. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0084. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0084, 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-2020-0084 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. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:13 Sep 30, 2020 For information regarding the regulations for the importation of live swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen from the European Union, contact Dr. Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, VS Strategy & Policy, Live Animal Imports, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–3411. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jkt 253001 Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen from the European Union. OMB Control Number: 0579–0218. 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 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. To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States. The regulations in 9 CFR part 94, prohibit or restrict the importation of specified animals and animal products to prevent the introduction of diseases such as classical swine fever (CSF), footand-mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, and African swine fever. Among other things, part 94 lists the requirements for the importation of pork and pork products and live swine where these diseases exist. Section 94.31 lists the requirements for the importation of pork, pork products, and breeding swine from the European Union (‘‘the APHIS defined European CSF region’’). In addition, 9 CFR 98.38 lists the requirements for the importation of swine semen from the APHIS-defined European CSF region. These regulations require information collection activities, such as a certificate for pork and pork products, breeding swine, and swine semen; application for import or in-transit permit; and declaration of importation. Since the last approval, we have decreased the estimates of burden to reflect the decrease in importation of pork and pork products. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 this 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 1 hour per response. Respondents: Foreign government animal health officials. Estimated annual number of respondents: 194. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.3. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,611. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,598 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 28th day of September 2020. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2020–21746 Filed 9–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice of Public Meeting of the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee Commission on Civil Rights. Announcement of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01OCN1.SGM 01OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0084]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork 
Products, and Swine Semen From the European Union

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 regulations for the importation 
of live swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen from the 
European Union.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0084.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0084, 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-
0084 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 regarding the 
regulations for the importation of live swine, pork and pork products, 
and swine semen from the European Union, contact Dr. Alexandra 
MacKenzie, Senior Veterinary Medical Officer, VS Strategy & Policy, 
Live Animal Imports, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1236; (301) 851-3411. For copies of more detailed information on 
the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine 
Semen from the European Union.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0218.
    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 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. 
To carry out this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals 
and animal products into the United States.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 94, prohibit or restrict the 
importation of specified animals and animal products to prevent the 
introduction of diseases such as classical swine fever (CSF), foot-and-
mouth disease, swine vesicular disease, and African swine fever. Among 
other things, part 94 lists the requirements for the importation of 
pork and pork products and live swine where these diseases exist. 
Section 94.31 lists the requirements for the importation of pork, pork 
products, and breeding swine from the European Union (``the APHIS 
defined European CSF region''). In addition, 9 CFR 98.38 lists the 
requirements for the importation of swine semen from the APHIS-defined 
European CSF region.
    These regulations require information collection activities, such 
as a certificate for pork and pork products, breeding swine, and swine 
semen; application for import or in-transit permit; and declaration of 
importation. Since the last approval, we have decreased the estimates 
of burden to reflect the decrease in importation of pork and pork 
products.
    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 this 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 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Foreign government animal health officials.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 194.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 8.3.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,611.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 1,598 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 28th day of September 2020.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-21746 Filed 9-30-20; 8:45 am]
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