Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the Territories, 29547 [2021-11555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 104 / Wednesday, June 2, 2021 / Notices public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Winona Lake Scott, Associate Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. [FR Doc. 2021–11597 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–18–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2021–0026] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the Territories 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 interstate movement of fruits and vegetables from Hawaii and the Territories. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 2, 2021. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter APHIS– 2021–0026 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–2021–0026, 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., jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:49 Jun 01, 2021 Jkt 253001 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 movement of plants and plant products from Hawaii and the Territories, contact Mr. Marc Phillips, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2114. For information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the Territories. OMB Control Number: 0579–0346. 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 restrict the importation, entry, 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. In 7 CFR part 318, under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart A—Regulated Articles from Hawaii and the Territories’’ (§§ 318.13–1 through 318.13–17), APHIS prohibits or restricts the interstate movement of fruits and vegetables into the continental United States from Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands to prevent plant pests and noxious weeds from being introduced into and spread within the continental United States. The regulations contain requirements for a performance-based process for approving the interstate movement of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one or more designated phytosanitary measures and for acknowledging pest-free areas. These requirements involve information collection activities, including limited permits, inspections to issue limited permits, inspections of production areas, transit permits, compliance agreements, inspection and certification, labeling for fruits and vegetables produced in pest free areas, written requests for facility approvals, trapping PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 29547 and surveillance, and recordkeeping. In addition, the activities of packaging, marking, identification, and certification of sweet potatoes from Hawaii are also included. 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 0.21 hours per response. Respondents: Wholesalers and producers of fruits and vegetables; growers, shippers, and exporters in Hawaii, U.S. Territories, and State plant regulatory officials; and irradiation facility personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 283. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 55. Estimated annual number of responses: 15,673. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,286 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 27th day of May 2021. Mark Davidson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–11555 Filed 6–1–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2021-0026]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Movement of Plants and Plant Products From 
Hawaii and the Territories

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 
interstate movement of fruits and vegetables from Hawaii and the 
Territories.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 2, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. 
Enter APHIS-2021-0026 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-2021-0026, 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 the movement of 
plants and plant products from Hawaii and the Territories, contact Mr. 
Marc Phillips, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 
4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2114. For 
information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, 
APHIS' Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the 
Territories.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0346.
    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 restrict the importation, 
entry, 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.
    In 7 CFR part 318, under the regulations in ``Subpart A--Regulated 
Articles from Hawaii and the Territories'' (Sec. Sec.  318.13-1 through 
318.13-17), APHIS prohibits or restricts the interstate movement of 
fruits and vegetables into the continental United States from Hawaii, 
Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the 
Northern Mariana Islands to prevent plant pests and noxious weeds from 
being introduced into and spread within the continental United States.
    The regulations contain requirements for a performance-based 
process for approving the interstate movement of commodities that, 
based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported 
subject to one or more designated phytosanitary measures and for 
acknowledging pest-free areas. These requirements involve information 
collection activities, including limited permits, inspections to issue 
limited permits, inspections of production areas, transit permits, 
compliance agreements, inspection and certification, labeling for 
fruits and vegetables produced in pest free areas, written requests for 
facility approvals, trapping and surveillance, and recordkeeping. In 
addition, the activities of packaging, marking, identification, and 
certification of sweet potatoes from Hawaii are also included.
    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 0.21 hours per response.
    Respondents: Wholesalers and producers of fruits and vegetables; 
growers, shippers, and exporters in Hawaii, U.S. Territories, and State 
plant regulatory officials; and irradiation facility personnel.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 283.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 55.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 15,673.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 3,286 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 27th day of May 2021.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-11555 Filed 6-1-21; 8:45 am]
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