Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Citation88 FR 74142
Published date30 October 2023
Record Number2023-23825
CourtAgriculture Department
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 208 (Monday, October 30, 2023)]
                [Page 74142]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
                [FR Doc No: 2023-23825]
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                Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
                 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; 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; the
                accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of
                the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality,
                utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 November
                29, 2023 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for
                the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days
                of the publication of this notice on the following website
       Find this particular information
                collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--Open for
                Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
                 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: Imported Seed and Screening.
                 OMB Control Number: 0579-0124.
                 Summary of Collection: The United States Department of Agriculture
                (USDA) is responsible for preventing plant diseases or insect pests
                from entering the United States, preventing the spread of pests not
                widely distributed in the United States, and eradicating imported pests
                when eradication is feasible. Under the authority of the Federal Seed
                Act of 1939, as amended, the USDA regulates the importation and
                interstate movement of certain agricultural and vegetable seeds. The
                USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Plant Protection
                and Quarantine (PPQ) Division has established a seed analysis program
                with Canada that allows U.S. companies that import seed for cleaning or
                processing to enter into compliance agreements with APHIS. To monitor
                and ensure compliance with United States agricultural regulations,
                APHIS will collect information using forms and other information
                 Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information
                from forms, correspondence, inspections, and discussions to ensure
                imported seeds do not pose a threat to U.S. agriculture. If the
                information were not collected, there would be increased risk of severe
                economic damage to United States agriculture caused by plant diseases
                and insect pests.
                 Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Federal
                 Number of Respondents: 1,153.
                 Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping: Reporting: On occasion.
                 Total Burden Hours: 9,632.
                Ruth Brown,
                Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
                [FR Doc. 2023-23825 Filed 10-27-23; 8:45 am]
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