Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Control of Chronic Wasting Disease, 12901-12902 [2021-04511]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 42 / Friday, March 5, 2021 / Notices Estimated number of hours: Varied, dependent upon the data collection method used. Aubra E. Anthony, Emerging Technology Advisor, Technology Division, Development, Democracy, and Innovation Bureau. [FR Doc. 2021–04482 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Notice of Public Information Collections U.S. Agency for International Development. ACTION: Notice of public information collections. AGENCY: The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) seeks Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to continue the information collections described below. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, USAID requests public comment on these collections from all interested individuals and organizations. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment preceding submission of the collections to OMB. Comments are requested concerning: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the burden estimates; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on the respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before May 4, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: 1. Web: Through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http:// www.regulations.gov by following the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: policymailbox@usaid.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Francisco Escobar, at (202) 916–2614 or via email at policymailbox@usaid.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Instructions All comments must be in writing and submitted through the method(s) specified in the Addresses section above. All submissions must include the VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Mar 04, 2021 Jkt 253001 12901 information collection title(s). Please include your name, title, organization, postal address telephone number, and email address in the text of the message. Please note that comments submitted in response to this Notice are public record. We recommend that you do not submit detailed personal information, Confidential Business Information, or any information that is otherwise protected from disclosure by statute. USAID will only address comments that explain why the proposed collection would be inappropriate, ineffective, or unacceptable without a change. Comments that are insubstantial or outside the scope of the notice of request for public comment may not be considered. respondents will submit 33,249 submissions per year. The amount of time estimated to complete each response varies by item. (7) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collections: 43,943. (8) An estimate of the total public burden (in cost) associated with the collection: $4,054,200. Note that while the burden for these information collections falls on the public, most of the submissions are reimbursable either directly or indirectly under Agency contracts, the cost for most of these collections falls under the federal cost burden. Thus, the estimated total public cost burden not reimbursed through Agency contracts is $57,570.24. Purpose The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is authorized to make contracts with any corporation, international organization, or other body of persons in or outside of the United States in furtherance of the purposes and within limitations of the Foreign Assistance Act (FAA). The information collection requirements placed on the public are published in 48 CFR chapter 7, and include the following offeror or contractor reporting requirements, identified by the AIDAR section number, as specified in the AIDAR 701.106: 752.219–8, 752.245–70, 752.245–71(c)(2), 752.247–70(c), 752.7001, 752.7002(j), 752.7003, 752.7004 and 752.7032. The pre-award requirements are based on a need for prudent management in the determination that an offeror either has or can obtain the ability to competently manage development assistance programs using public funds. The requirements for information collection during the post-award period are based on the need to prudently administer public funds. Mark Anthony Walther, Senior Procurement Executive. Overview of Information Collections (1) Information Collection Elements in the USAID Acquisition Regulation (AIDAR). (2) Type of Information Collection: Renewal of Information Collection under OMB No: OMB 0412–0520. (3) Title of the Form: Contractor Employee Biographical Data Sheet corresponding to AIDAR 752.7001. (4) Agency Form No.: AID 1420–17. (5) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond: Offerors responding to contract solicitations and contractors. (6) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond is: USAID estimates that 4,877 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2021–04610 Filed 3–4–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2021–0004] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Control of Chronic Wasting Disease 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 the control of chronic wasting disease in farmed and captive cervid herds. 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– 2021–0004 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–2021–0004, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05MRN1.SGM 05MRN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 42 (Friday, March 5, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2021-0004]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Control of Chronic Wasting Disease

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 the control 
of chronic wasting disease in farmed and captive cervid herds.

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-2021-0004 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-2021-0004, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.

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    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; 
[email protected]. For more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information 
Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2533.

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-State-private 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.
    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 CWD-positive, 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 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]
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