Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Cited as:84 FR 19753
Court:Agriculture Department
Publication Date:06 May 2019
Record Number:2019-09158
Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 87 (Monday, May 6, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 87 (Monday, May 6, 2019)]
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                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2019-09158]
                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                May 1, 2019
                 The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following
                information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance
                under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments
                are requested regarding (1) 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) the
                accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of
                the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to
                minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
                to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
                electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
                other forms of information technology.
                 Comments regarding this information collection received by June 5,
                2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk
                Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs,
                Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building,
                725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to
                submit their comments to OMB via email to: [email protected]
                or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO,
                Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Copies of the submission(s)
                may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
                 An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information
                unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB
                control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to
                respond to the collection of information that such persons are not
                required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays
                a currently valid OMB control number.
                Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
                 Title: Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for
                 OMB Control Number: 0579-0232.
                 Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of
                2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal
                health. The law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to
                detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or
                poultry. The Secretary may also prohibit or restrict import or export
                of any animal or related material to prevent the spread of any
                livestock or poultry pest or disease. The Animal and Plant Health
                Inspection Service (APHIS) provides standards for the approval,
                operation, and oversight of privately owned quarantine facilities for
                imported ruminants prior to their release into the United States.
                 Need and Use of the Information: APHIS uses the following
                information activities with its efforts to maintain a system whereby
                private individuals can operate (with APHIS oversight) their own
                facilities for the quarantine of imported ruminants: (1) Application
                Letter; (2) Cooperative Service Agreement; (3) Daily Log and
                Recordkeeping; (4) Request for Variance; and Operating Procedures and
                Recordkeeping. Without the information, APHIS would be forced to
                discontinue its program of allowing the operation of privately owned
                quarantine facilities for ruminants, a development that would hamper
                U.S. animal import activities.
                 Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; State.
                 Number of Respondents: 5.
                 Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
                 Total Burden Hours: 64.
                Kimble Brown,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2019-09158 Filed 5-3-19; 8:45 am]
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