Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine Semen From the European Union

 
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All responses to this notice will be
summarized and included in the request
for OMB approval. All comments will
become a matter of public record.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing
Service.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service
[Docket No. APHIS–2020–0084]
Notice of Request for Revision to and
Extension of Approval of an
Information Collection; Importation of
Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products,
and Swine Semen From the European
Union
AGENCY
: Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION
: Revision to and extension of
approval of an information collection;
comment request.
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 regulations for the
importation of live swine, pork and pork
products, and swine semen from the
European Union.
DATES
: We will consider all comments
that we receive on or before November
30, 2020.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by either of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov/
#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0084.
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Send your comment to Docket No.
APHIS–2020–0084, 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-2020-0084 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 regarding the regulations
for the importation of live swine, pork
and pork products, and swine semen
from the European Union, contact Dr.
Alexandra MacKenzie, Senior
Veterinary Medical Officer, VS Strategy
& Policy, Live Animal Imports, APHIS,
4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD
20737–1236; (301) 851–3411. For copies
of more detailed information on the
information collection, contact Mr.
Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information
Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–
2483.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: Importation of Live Swine, Pork
and Pork Products, and Swine Semen
from the European Union.
OMB Control Number: 0579–0218.
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 United States
Department of Agriculture is authorized,
among other things, to prohibit or
restrict the importation and interstate
movement of animals and animal
products to prevent the introduction
into and dissemination within the
United States of livestock diseases and
pests. To carry out this mission, APHIS
regulates the importation of animals and
animal products into the United States.
The regulations in 9 CFR part 94,
prohibit or restrict the importation of
specified animals and animal products
to prevent the introduction of diseases
such as classical swine fever (CSF), foot-
and-mouth disease, swine vesicular
disease, and African swine fever.
Among other things, part 94 lists the
requirements for the importation of pork
and pork products and live swine where
these diseases exist. Section 94.31 lists
the requirements for the importation of
pork, pork products, and breeding swine
from the European Union (‘‘the APHIS
defined European CSF region’’). In
addition, 9 CFR 98.38 lists the
requirements for the importation of
swine semen from the APHIS-defined
European CSF region.
These regulations require information
collection activities, such as a certificate
for pork and pork products, breeding
swine, and swine semen; application for
import or in-transit permit; and
declaration of importation. Since the
last approval, we have decreased the
estimates of burden to reflect the
decrease in importation of pork and
pork products.
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 this
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 1 hour per
response.
Respondents: Foreign government
animal health officials.
Estimated annual number of
respondents: 194.
Estimated annual number of
responses per respondent: 8.3.
Estimated annual number of
responses: 1,611.
Estimated total annual burden on
respondents: 1,598 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 28th day of
September 2020.
Mark Davidson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service.
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