Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses, 9317-9318 [2021-02903]

Download as PDF 9317 Notices Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 28 Friday, February 12, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 9, 2021. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding: 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 15, 2021 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Rural Housing Service Title: 7 CFR part 3565, ‘‘Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program’’ and Its’ Supporting Handbook. OMB Control Number: 0575–0174. Summary of Collection: On March 28, 1996, the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act of 1996 was signed. One of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP), adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The purpose of the GRRHP is to increase the supply of affordable rural rental housing through the use of loan guarantees that encourage partnerships between the Rural Housing Service (RHS), private lenders and public agencies. RUS will approve qualified lenders to participate and monitor lender performance to ensure program requirements are met. RHS will collect information from lenders on the eligibility cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of the proposed project. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information from lenders to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources and from time to time, propose demonstration programs that use loan guarantees or interest credit. The GRRHP regulation and handbook will provide lenders and agency staff with guidance on the origination, and servicing of GRRHP loans and the approval of qualified lenders. RHS will use the information to evaluate a lender’s request and make determination that the interests of the government are protected. Failure to collect information could have an adverse impact on the agency ability to monitor lenders and assess program effectiveness and effectively guarantee loans. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit Institutions. Number of Respondents: 160. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly; Monthly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 2,079. Levi S. Harrell, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–02914 Filed 2–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XV–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0119] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses 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 for approving laboratories to test for equine infectious anemia and for the interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine infectious anemia. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 13, 2021. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0119. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0119, 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-2020-0119 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 approved laboratories to test for equine infectious anemia or for the interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine infectious anemia, ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 9318 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 28 / Friday, February 12, 2021 / Notices contact Dr. Rory Carolan, Aquaculture, Swine, Equine, and Poultry, Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3558. For more information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Communicable Diseases in Horses. OMB Control Number: 0579–0127. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the authority of the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products, and conducts various other activities to protect the health of U.S. livestock and poultry. Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is an infectious and potentially fatal viral disease of equines. There is no vaccine or treatment for the disease. Regulations in 9 CFR part 71 provide for the approval of laboratories, diagnostic facilities, and research facilities, including those that test for EIA. The regulations in 9 CFR part 75 govern the interstate movement of equines that have tested positive to an official test for EIA (EIA reactors). Identifying EIApositive animals through laboratory testing and ensuring the safe movement of those equines testing positive for EIA requires several information collection activities. APHIS regulations require laboratories conducting an official EIA test to be approved by the APHIS Administrator, in consultation with the appropriate State animal health officials. Information collection activities associated with that approval process include a laboratory application and a director’s agreement, collecting the name of the director, location, laboratory facilities, available resources, and the training and proficiency of employees. Additional information collection activities include written notification of withdrawal of approval and a request for hearing. This information helps APHIS determine a laboratory’s capacity to conduct accurate and reliable testing and to meet the requirements in the regulations. To receive and maintain approval, a laboratory must report positive test results, provide monthly reports, and undergo regular inspections. Additional information collection occurs on the EIA laboratory test form, VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Feb 11, 2021 Jkt 253001 on a permit for the interstate movement of an EIA reactor, and on a supplemental disease investigation form for animals testing positive for EIA. 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 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 0.08 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, veterinarians, State veterinarians, and approved EIA laboratory directors. Estimated annual number of respondents: 235,018. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 5. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,157,148. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 93,030 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 this 8th day of February 2021. Jack Shere, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–02903 Filed 2–11–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2020–0121] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Citrus Canker, Citrus Greening, and Asian Citrus Psyllid; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock 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 interstate movement of regulated nursery stock from quarantined areas to prevent the spread of citrus canker, citrus greening, and Asian citrus psyllid. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 13, 2021. DATES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0121. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2020–0121, 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-2020-0121 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 interstate movement of regulated nursery stock from citrus canker, citrus greening, and Asian citrus psyllid quarantined areas, contact Ms. Glorimar Marrero, Assistant National Policy Manager for Citrus Programs, Plant Health Protection, Plant Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737; (240) 577–4633. For more information on the ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2020-0119]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses

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 for approving 
laboratories to test for equine infectious anemia and for the 
interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine 
infectious anemia.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 
13, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0119.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2020-0119, 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-
0119 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 
approved laboratories to test for equine infectious anemia or for the 
interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine 
infectious anemia,

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contact Dr. Rory Carolan, Aquaculture, Swine, Equine, and Poultry, 
Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 46, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 851-3558. For more information on the information 
collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information 
Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Communicable Diseases in Horses.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0127.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the authority of the Animal Health Protection Act 
(7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the importation 
and interstate movement of animals and animal products, and conducts 
various other activities to protect the health of U.S. livestock and 
poultry.
    Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is an infectious and potentially 
fatal viral disease of equines. There is no vaccine or treatment for 
the disease. Regulations in 9 CFR part 71 provide for the approval of 
laboratories, diagnostic facilities, and research facilities, including 
those that test for EIA. The regulations in 9 CFR part 75 govern the 
interstate movement of equines that have tested positive to an official 
test for EIA (EIA reactors). Identifying EIA-positive animals through 
laboratory testing and ensuring the safe movement of those equines 
testing positive for EIA requires several information collection 
activities.
    APHIS regulations require laboratories conducting an official EIA 
test to be approved by the APHIS Administrator, in consultation with 
the appropriate State animal health officials. Information collection 
activities associated with that approval process include a laboratory 
application and a director's agreement, collecting the name of the 
director, location, laboratory facilities, available resources, and the 
training and proficiency of employees. Additional information 
collection activities include written notification of withdrawal of 
approval and a request for hearing. This information helps APHIS 
determine a laboratory's capacity to conduct accurate and reliable 
testing and to meet the requirements in the regulations. To receive and 
maintain approval, a laboratory must report positive test results, 
provide monthly reports, and undergo regular inspections.
    Additional information collection occurs on the EIA laboratory test 
form, on a permit for the interstate movement of an EIA reactor, and on 
a supplemental disease investigation form for animals testing positive 
for EIA.
    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 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 0.08 hours per response.
    Respondents: Producers, veterinarians, State veterinarians, and 
approved EIA laboratory directors.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 235,018.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 5.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,157,148.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 93,030 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 this 8th day of February 2021.
Jack Shere,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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