Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations, 40446-40447 [2021-16052]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 40446 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / Notices cattle, swine, sheep, goats, horses, and poultry) are submitted to the National Veterinary Services Laboratories for disease testing. If the information within these forms was not collected or collected less frequently, APHIS would not have the critical information necessary to effectively operate a disease surveillance program and identify the animals and herds from which the specimens were taken, allowing effective disease prevention and eradication. The animal disease surveillance program is based on information submitted on the specimen submission form and continuation sheet, or similar document, and the Parasite Submission form submitted for the Cattle Fever Tick Eradication Program and the National Tick Surveillance Program to identify the individuals submitting tick samples and the animal sources of those samples. 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. APHIS needs this outside input to help accomplish the following: (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 (such as through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses). Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.319 hours per response. Respondents: State veterinarians and other State personnel who are qualified and authorized to collect and submit specimens for laboratory analysis, accredited veterinarians, private veterinarians, animal health technicians, herd owners, private laboratories, and research institutions. Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,871. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jul 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 17. Estimated annual number of responses: 32,546. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 10,390 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 22nd day of July 2021. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–16033 Filed 7–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2021–0035] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Virus-SerumToxin Act and Regulations 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 Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and regulations. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 27, 2021. You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. Enter APHIS– 2021–0035 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–2021–0035, 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 regulations.gov or in our reading room, which is located in SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations, contact Ms. Bonnie Coyle, Section Leader, Program Information Management and Security, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Director’s Office, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Ave, P.O. Box 844, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337–6561; email: bonnie.m.coyle@usda.gov. For information on the information collection reporting process, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483; joseph.moxey@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0013. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Virus-SerumToxin Act (21 U.S.C. 151–159), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized to promulgate regulations designed to prevent the importation, preparation, sale, or shipment of harmful veterinary biological products. These regulations are contained in 9 CFR parts 102 through 124. Veterinary biological products include viruses, serums, toxins, and analogous products of natural or synthetic origin such as vaccines, antitoxins, or the immunizing components of microorganisms intended for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases in domestic animals. APHIS issues licenses to qualified establishments that produce veterinary biological products and issues permits to importers seeking to import such products into the United States. APHIS also enforces regulations concerning production, packaging, labeling, and shipping of these products, and sets standards for the testing of these products. These regulations ensure that veterinary biological products used in the United States are not worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or harmful. To help ensure that veterinary biological products used in the United States are pure, safe, potent, and effective, APHIS requires certain information collection activities, including, among other things, E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / Notices information needed to issue establishment and product licenses and track personnel qualifications; product permits; packaging and labeling; requests for materials; shipment authorizations; product and test reports; preparation and usage requests; development and field study summaries; stop distribution and sale notifications and inventories; due diligence petitions; 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 0.356 seconds per response. Respondents: Veterinary biological product developers and producers, foreign government officials, State government officials, and private individuals. Estimated annual number of respondents: 478. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 911,710. Estimated annual number of responses: 435,797,533. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 43,072 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jul 27, 2021 Jkt 253001 Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of July 2021 . Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2021–16052 Filed 7–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) Participants in Puerto Rico Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection for the Food Security Status and Well-Being of Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) Participants in Puerto Rico study. This is a new information collection request. This study informs the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) about household food security, health, and well-being among Puerto Rico’s population. SUMMARY: Written comments must be received on or before September 27, 2021. DATES: Comments may be sent to Kristen Corey, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1320 Braddock Place, Alexandria, VA 22314. Comments may also be submitted via email at kristen.corey@ usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Kristen Corey at (703) 305–2517. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40447 whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions that were used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: Food Security Status and WellBeing of Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) Participants in Puerto Rico. Form Number: Not Applicable. OMB Number: 0584–NEW. Expiration Date: Not Yet Determined. Type of Request: New Information Collection Request. Abstract: Following Hurricane Maria, Congress appropriated additional disaster relief funds provided by section 309 of Public Law 115–72 that were distributed through the Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) to program participants in Puerto Rico. Under H.R. 2157, section 105, funds were appropriated for the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct an independent study, including a survey of NAP participants, to examine the food security, health status, and well-being of NAP participants and low-income residents in Puerto Rico. FNS is conducting this study to establish baseline estimates of household food security status in Puerto Rico. FNS has identified five objectives for this study: 1. Produce descriptive statistics on key sociodemographic and economic variables, including household food security, in a representative sample of Puerto Rico households. 2. Produce descriptive statistics on key sociodemographic and economic variables, including household food insecurity, in multiple representative subsamples in Puerto Rico stratified according to the following classifications: NAP participants and low-income nonparticipants, adults aged 60 and older, disability status, employment status, and educational level. 3. Produce descriptive statistics for each subsample in Puerto Rico on key social, geospatial, and other policyrelevant elements of health and wellbeing associated with household food security. 4. Characterize the social context of food insecurity through in-depth interviews with individuals within the E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 28, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2021-0035]


Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations

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 Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and 
regulations.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 27, 2021. You may submit comments by either of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov. 
Enter APHIS-2021-0035 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-2021-0035, 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 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 Virus-Serum-
Toxin Act regulations, contact Ms. Bonnie Coyle, Section Leader, 
Program Information Management and Security, Center for Veterinary 
Biologics, Director's Office, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Ave, P.O. Box 844, 
Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337-6561; email: [email protected]. For 
information on the information collection reporting process, contact 
Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2483; [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and Regulations.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0013.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: Under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (21 U.S.C. 151-159), the 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is authorized to 
promulgate regulations designed to prevent the importation, 
preparation, sale, or shipment of harmful veterinary biological 
products. These regulations are contained in 9 CFR parts 102 through 
124.
    Veterinary biological products include viruses, serums, toxins, and 
analogous products of natural or synthetic origin such as vaccines, 
antitoxins, or the immunizing components of microorganisms intended for 
the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of diseases in domestic 
animals.
    APHIS issues licenses to qualified establishments that produce 
veterinary biological products and issues permits to importers seeking 
to import such products into the United States. APHIS also enforces 
regulations concerning production, packaging, labeling, and shipping of 
these products, and sets standards for the testing of these products. 
These regulations ensure that veterinary biological products used in 
the United States are not worthless, contaminated, dangerous, or 
harmful.
    To help ensure that veterinary biological products used in the 
United States are pure, safe, potent, and effective, APHIS requires 
certain information collection activities, including, among other 
things,

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information needed to issue establishment and product licenses and 
track personnel qualifications; product permits; packaging and 
labeling; requests for materials; shipment authorizations; product and 
test reports; preparation and usage requests; development and field 
study summaries; stop distribution and sale notifications and 
inventories; due diligence petitions; 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 0.356 seconds per response.
    Respondents: Veterinary biological product developers and 
producers, foreign government officials, State government officials, 
and private individuals.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 478.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 911,710.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 435,797,533.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 43,072 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 22nd day of July 2021 .
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2021-16052 Filed 7-27-21; 8:45 am]
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