Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; APHIS Student Outreach Program, 12902-12903 [2021-04510]

Download as PDF 12902 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 42 / Friday, March 5, 2021 / Notices Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at regulations.gov 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 related to the control of chronic wasting disease in farmed or captive cervid herds, contact Dr. Jennifer L. Siembieda, Ruminant Health Center (Cervid Health), Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, 2150 Centre Ave, Building B, MS 2E6, Fort Collins, CO 80526–8117; (970) 494– 7412; Jennifer.L.Siembieda@usda.gov. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2533. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Control of Chronic Wasting Disease. OMB Control Number: 0579–0189. 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of the United States’ livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy of cervids (elk, deer, and moose) typified by chronic weight loss leading to death. The presence of CWD in cervids causes significant economic and market losses to U.S. producers. In an effort to control and limit the spread of this disease in the United States, APHIS created a cooperative, voluntary Federal-Stateprivate sector CWD Herd Certification Program designed to identify farmed or captive herds infected with CWD. The program is designed to identify farmed or captive herds infected with CWD and provide for the management of these herds in a way that will reduce the risk of spreading CWD. APHIS’ Veterinary Services manages the CWD Herd Certification Program. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 Owners of farmed or captive elk, deer, and moose herds who choose to participate in the Herd Certification Program need to follow program requirements for animal identification, testing, herd management, and movement of animals into and from herds. The regulations for this program are in 9 CFR part 55. Part 55 also contains the regulations that authorize the payment of indemnity for the voluntary depopulation of CWDpositive, CWD-exposed, or CWD-suspect captive cervids. APHIS also established requirements in 9 CFR part 81 for the interstate movement of deer, elk, and moose to prevent movement that could pose a risk of spreading CWD. The Herd Certification Program and the indemnity program entail the use of information collection activities such as an APHIS Veterinary Services appraisal and indemnity claim form; sample collections and laboratory submissions, testing, and reporting; APHIS Veterinary Services State application for chronic wasting disease herd certification program approval, renewal, or reinstatement; memoranda of understanding between APHIS and participating States; herd or premises plans; annual reports; State reviews; epidemiological investigations and reporting of out-of-State traces to affected States; reports of cervid suspects, escapes, disappearances, and deaths; inspections and inventories; a letter to appeal suspension, cancellation, or change in status; farmed, captive, and wild cervid identification; interstate certificates of veterinary inspection; surveillance data; inspection reports; cooperative agreements; laboratory worksheets; and recordkeeping. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 4 hours per response. Respondents: State animal health officials, laboratories, accredited veterinarians, and businesses managing farmed, captured, or wild cervid herds. Estimated annual number of respondents: 9,053. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 9. Estimated annual number of responses: 78,128. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 322,546 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 March 2021. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–04511 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2021–0006] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; APHIS Student Outreach Program 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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s Student Outreach Program. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 4, 2021. SUMMARY: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter APHIS– ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 42 / Friday, March 5, 2021 / Notices 2021–0006 in the Search field. Select the Documents tab, then select the Comment button in the list of documents. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2021–0006, 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 regulations.gov 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 documents associated with the APHIS Student Outreach Program, contact Ms. Tammy Lowry, AgDiscovery Program Manager, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 92, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–4181. For information on the information collection process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program. OMB Control Number: 0579–0362. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS’) Student Outreach Program is designed to help students learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and agribusiness. The program allows participants to live on a college campus and learn about agricultural science and agribusiness from university professors, practicing veterinarians, and professionals working for the U.S. Government. The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students’ lives while they are still in their formative years. APHIS’ investment in the Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, it also gives APHIS’ employees the opportunity to meet and invest in APHIS’ future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team building activities and diversity workshops. A program currently in the Student Outreach Program is AgDiscovery. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 To participate in a Student Outreach Program, students and their parents must submit essays, letters of recommendation, and application packages. These submissions are reviewed and rated by officials to select the participants. In addition, cooperative agreements are used to facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and the participating universities to carry out a program. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities 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 5.62 hours per response. Respondents: Individuals and public and private universities. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,126. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 1,126. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,330 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 March 2021. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–04510 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12903 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 2021/2022 Income Eligibility Guidelines Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (‘‘Department’’) announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC Regulations. DATES: Applicable date July 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sara Olson, Chief, Policy Branch, Supplemental Food Programs Division, FNS, USDA, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, (703) 605– 4013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Executive Order 12866 This notice is exempt from review by the Office of Management and Budget under Executive Order 12866. Regulatory Flexibility Act This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601–612) and thus is exempt from the provisions of this Act. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 This notice does not contain reporting or recordkeeping requirements subject to approval by the Office of Management and Budget in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3507). Executive Order 12372 This program is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs under No. 10.557, and is subject to the provisions of Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials (7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, 48 FR 29100, June 24, 1983, and 49 FR 22675, May 31, 1984). Description Section 17(d)(2)(A) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1786(d)(2)(A)), requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish income criteria to be used with E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 12902-12903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-04510]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2021-0006]


Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; 
APHIS Student Outreach Program

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 Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
Student Outreach Program.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 
4, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. 
Enter APHIS-

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2021-0006 in the Search field. Select the Documents tab, then select 
the Comment button in the list of documents.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2021-0006, 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 regulations.gov 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 documents 
associated with the APHIS Student Outreach Program, contact Ms. Tammy 
Lowry, AgDiscovery Program Manager, Office of Civil Rights, Diversity, 
and Inclusion, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 92, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-4181. For information on the information collection process, 
contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS Information Collection Coordinator, at 
(301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: APHIS Student Outreach Program.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0362.
    Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection.
    Abstract: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS') 
Student Outreach Program is designed to help students learn about 
careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, plant pathology, and 
agribusiness. The program allows participants to live on a college 
campus and learn about agricultural science and agribusiness from 
university professors, practicing veterinarians, and professionals 
working for the U.S. Government.
    The Student Outreach Program is designed to enrich students' lives 
while they are still in their formative years. APHIS' investment in the 
Student Outreach Program not only exposes students to careers in APHIS, 
it also gives APHIS' employees the opportunity to meet and invest in 
APHIS' future workforce. Students chosen to participate in the Student 
Outreach Program will gain experience through hands-on labs, workshops, 
and field trips. Students will also participate in character and team 
building activities and diversity workshops. A program currently in the 
Student Outreach Program is AgDiscovery.
    To participate in a Student Outreach Program, students and their 
parents must submit essays, letters of recommendation, and application 
packages. These submissions are reviewed and rated by officials to 
select the participants. In addition, cooperative agreements are used 
to facilitate the partnerships between APHIS and the participating 
universities to carry out a program.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities 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 5.62 hours per response.
    Respondents: Individuals and public and private universities.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,126.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,126.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,330 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 March 2021.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-04510 Filed 3-4-21; 8:45 am]
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