Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Prohibition on Importation of Farm Equipment

 
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displays a currently valid OMB control
number.
Rural Utilities Service
Title: Technical Assistance Program, 7
CFR part 1775.
OMB Control Number: 0572–0112.
Summary of Collection: The Rural
Utilities Service is authorized by section
306 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural
Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1926) to
make loans to public agencies,
American Indian tribes, and nonprofit
corporations to fund the development of
drinking water, wastewater, and solid
waste disposal facilities in rural areas
with populations of up to 10,000
residents. Under the CONACT, 7 U.S.C.
1925(a), as amended, section
306(a)(14)(A) authorizes Technical
Assistance and Training grants, and 7
U.S.C. 1932(b), section 310B authorizes
Solid Waste Management grants. Grants
are made for 100 percent of the cost of
assistance. The Technical Assistance
and Training Grants and Solid Waste
Management Grants programs are
administered through 7 CFR part 1775.
Need and Use of the Information:
Nonprofit organizations applying for
TAT and SWM grants must submit a
pre-application, which includes an
application form, narrative proposal,
various other forms, certifications and
supplemental information. RUS will
collect information to determine
applicant’s eligibility, project feasibility,
and the applicant’s ability to meet the
grant and regulatory requirements. RUS
will review the information, evaluate it,
and, if the applicant and project are
eligible for further competition, invite
the applicant to submit a formal
application. Failure to collect proper
information could result in improper
determinations of eligibility, improper
use of funds, or hindrances in making
grants authorized by the TAT and SWM
program.
Description of Respondents: Not-for-
profit institutions; State, Local or Tribal
Governments.
Number of Respondents: 65.
Frequency of Responses: Reporting:
On occasion; Quarterly.
Total Burden Hours: 5,892.
Levi S. Harrell,
Departmental Information Collection
Clearance Officer.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service
[Docket No. APHIS–2020–0093]
Notice of Request for Revision to and
Extension of Approval of an
Information Collection; Foot-and-
Mouth Disease: Prohibition on
Importation of Farm Equipment
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 the importation of used
farm equipment into the United States
from regions affected with foot-and-
mouth disease.
DATES
: We will consider all comments
that we receive on or before January 19,
2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by either of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov/
#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0093.
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Send your comment to Docket No.
APHIS–2020–0093, 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-2020-0093 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 foot-and-mouth disease
and prohibition on importation of farm
equipment, contact Dr. Tracye Butler,
Senior Staff Veterinarian, VS, APHIS,
4700 River Road Unit 40, Riverdale, MD
20737; (301) 851–3340. For more
information on the information
collection process, contact Mr. Joseph
Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection
Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: Foot-and-Mouth Disease:
Prohibition on Importation of Farm
Equipment.
OMB Control Number: 0579–0195.
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 prohibit or restrict the
importation of animals, animal
products, and other articles into the
United States to prevent the
introduction of animal diseases and
pests. The regulations for the
importation of animals, animal
products, and other articles into the
United States are contained in 9 CFR
parts 93 through 98.
Section 94.1(c) prohibits the
importation of used farm equipment
into the United States from regions
where APHIS considers foot-and-mouth
disease (FMD) to exist unless the
equipment has been steam-cleaned prior
to export to the United States so that it
is free of exposed dirt and other
particulate matter. Such equipment
must be accompanied by an original
certificate, signed by an authorized
official of the national animal health
service of the exporting region, stating
that the farm equipment, after its last
use and prior to export, was steam-
cleaned free of all exposed dirt and
other particulate matter.
We are asking the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) to
approve our use of this information
collection activity, 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.
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Estimate of burden: The public
burden for this collection of information
is estimated to average 0.2 hours per
response.
Respondents: Exporters of farm
equipment and foreign animal health
authorities from regions where FMD
exists.
Estimated annual number of
respondents: 79.
Estimated annual number of
responses per respondent: 73.
Estimated annual number of
responses: 5,793.
Estimated total annual burden on
respondents: 1,160 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 17th day of
November 2020.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2020–25713 Filed 11–19–20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410–34–P
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service
[Docket No. APHIS–2020–0110]
Notice of Request for Revision to and
Extension of Approval of an
Information Collection; Infectious
Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity
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 the regulations for the
payment of indemnity due to infectious
salmon anemia.
DATES
: We will consider all comments
that we receive on or before January 19,
2021.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by either of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
http://www.regulations.gov/
#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2020-0110.
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Send your comment to Docket No.
APHIS–2020–0110, 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-2020-0110 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 payment of
indemnity due to infectious salmon
anemia, contact Mrs. Teresa Robinson,
Maine ISA Program Aquaculture
Liaison, VS, APHIS, 253 King Street,
Edmunds Township, ME 04628; (207)
319–6703. For more information on the
information collection process, contact
Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information
Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–
2483.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Title: Infectious Salmon Anemia;
Payment of Indemnity.
OMB Control Number: 0579–0192.
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 prevent the interstate
spread of serious diseases and pests of
livestock within the United States when
feasible. In connection with this
mission, APHIS established regulations
in 9 CFR part 53 to pay indemnity to
salmon producers in Maine whose fish
are destroyed because of infectious
salmon anemia (ISA). However,
payment is subject to the availability of
funding. ISA is a foreign animal disease
of Atlantic salmon that is caused by an
orthomyxovirus. The disease affects
wild and farmed Atlantic salmon. ISA
poses a substantial threat to the
economic viability and sustainability of
salmon aquaculture in the United
States.
To take part in the indemnity
program, producers must enroll in the
cooperative ISA control program
administered by APHIS and the State of
Maine. Program participants must also
inform the ISA Program Veterinarian in
writing of the name of their accredited
veterinarian, develop biosecurity
protocols and a site-specific ISA action
plan, submit fish inventory and
mortality information, complete an
appraisal and indemnity claim form,
complete a proceeds from animals sold
for slaughter form, and assist APHIS or
State officials with onsite disease
surveillance, testing, and biosecurity
audits. Program participants, who may
include certain aquaculture industry
business owners, managers, site
employees, accredited veterinarians,
and designated laboratories, must also
assist APHIS with certain disease
surveillance activities.
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 2.8 hours per
response.
Respondents: ISA program
participants such as certain aquaculture
industry business owners, managers,
site employees, accredited veterinarians,
and laboratory personnel; exporters; and
foreign animal health authorities from
exporting countries.
Estimated annual number of
respondents: 13.
Estimated annual number of
responses per respondent: 15.
Estimated annual number of
responses: 191.
Estimated total annual burden on
respondents: 549 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
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