Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials From Canada, 6289-6290 [2021-01141]

Download as PDF 6289 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 12 Thursday, January 21, 2021 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–2020–0035] Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Release of Bikasha collaris and Gadirtha fusca for Biological Control of Chinese Tallow Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to permitting the release of the insects Bikasha collaris and Gadirtha fusca for biological control of Chinese tallow tree (Triadica sebifera) in the contiguous United States. Based on the environmental assessment and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that the release of this control agent will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0035. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0035, 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:// jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0035 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: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits, Permitting and Compliance Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2327; email: Colin.Stewart@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chinese tallow, native to China, is one of the most aggressive and widespread invasive weeds in the Southeastern United States; it grows as a large shrub, or a medium-height but large diameter tree, up to 60 feet tall and 3 feet in diameter with dark green bark and hairless leaves. Since its introduction, the weed has been reported primarily in 10 States including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, and California. Tallow invasions alter species composition, community structure, and ecosystem processes in many native habitats. Bikasha collaris is a small beetle. Adults are about 2 millimeters long and feed on tallow leaves, young stems, and even woody stems. In nature, females lay eggs on the soil surface at the base of plants. Larvae hatch and tunnel into the ground and feed on the roots of tallow plants. Gadirtha fusca is a small moth with adults about 2 centimeters long. Eggs are usually laid individually on leaves, and early and late instar larvae feed externally on leaves. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) review and analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed release are documented in detail in an environmental assessment (EA) entitled ‘‘Field Release of the Insects Bikasha collaris (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) and Gadirtha fusca (Lepidoptera: Nolidae) for Classical Biological Control of Chinese Tallow Tree in the Contiguous United States’’ (April 2020). We are making the EA available to the public for review and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comment. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before the date listed under the heading DATES at the beginning of this notice. The EA may be viewed on the Regulations.gov website or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may also request paper copies of the EA by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the EA when requesting copies. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2021. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01124 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0122] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials From Canada 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 regulations to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 6290 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 12 / Thursday, January 21, 2021 / Notices from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0112. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0112, 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-2020-0112 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 information on the regulations for the importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. Marc Phillips, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2114. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2533. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials From Canada. OMB Control Number: 0579–0142. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth host material into the United States from Canada are contained in 7 CFR 319.77–1 through 319.77–5. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:44 Jan 19, 2021 Jkt 253001 The regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material (i.e., regulated articles) imported from Canada. Under the regulations, depending on the place of origin of the regulated articles and their destination in the United States, certain information collection activities are required such as a phytosanitary certificate, certificate of origin, written statement, compliance agreement, and emergency action notification. 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 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 0.375 hours per response. Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, or shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, logs, pulpwood, and other articles from gypsy moth-infested provinces in Canada; and private individuals entering the United States with mobile homes or outdoor household articles. Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,201. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4. Estimated annual number of responses: 11,612. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 4,358 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2021. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–01141 Filed 1–19–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0076] Environmental Impact Statement for Predator Damage Management in Oregon Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent for public scoping. AGENCY: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is preparing an environmental impact statement analyzing alternatives for predator damage management in Oregon. This notice proposes issues and alternatives for consideration in the environmental impact statement and requests public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives, the environmental issues, and other issues of public concern to be considered. This notice also serves to inform the public that the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management have joined as cooperating agencies in the environmental impact statement process. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 22, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0076. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0076, State Director— Oregon Predator Damage Management EIS, USDA APHIS-Wildlife Services, 6035 NE 78th CT. Suite 100, Portland, OR 97216. Supporting documents and any comments received on this topic may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0076 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1620 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 12 (Thursday, January 21, 2021)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0122]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials From 
Canada

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 regulations to prevent the 
introduction of gypsy moth

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from Canada into noninfested areas of the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 
22, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0112.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0112, 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-
0112 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 the regulations for 
the importation of gypsy moth host material from Canada, contact Mr. 
Marc Phillips, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 
4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2114. For 
copies of more detailed information on the information collection, 
contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at 
(301) 851-2533.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Importation of Gypsy Moth Host Materials From Canada.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0142.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the 
importation, entry, exportation, or interstate movement of plants, 
plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant 
pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United 
States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS), which administers regulations to 
implement the PPA. Regulations governing the importation of gypsy moth 
host material into the United States from Canada are contained in 7 CFR 
319.77-1 through 319.77-5.
    The regulations are intended to prevent the introduction of gypsy 
moth into noninfested areas of the United States by placing certain 
inspection and documentation requirements on gypsy moth host material 
(i.e., regulated articles) imported from Canada. Under the regulations, 
depending on the place of origin of the regulated articles and their 
destination in the United States, certain information collection 
activities are required such as a phytosanitary certificate, 
certificate of origin, written statement, compliance agreement, and 
emergency action notification.
    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 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 0.375 hours per response.
    Respondents: Canadian plant health authorities; growers, exporters, 
or shippers of Christmas trees, shrubs, logs, pulpwood, and other 
articles from gypsy moth-infested provinces in Canada; and private 
individuals entering the United States with mobile homes or outdoor 
household articles.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 3,201.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 4.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 11,612.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 4,358 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 13th day of January 2021.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-01141 Filed 1-19-21; 8:45 am]
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