[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 107 (Friday, June 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 31745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13442]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0034]


Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; 
National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: 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 approval of an information collection associated 
with the National Veterinary Services Laboratories animal health 
diagnostic system.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 3, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0034) to submit or view comments 
and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0034, Regulatory Analysis and 
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to 
Docket No. APHIS-2010-0034.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this 
docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 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) 690-2817 before coming.
    Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its 
programs is available on the Internet at (http://www.aphis.usda.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on request forms 
associated with the National Veterinary Services Laboratories animal 
health diagnostic system, contact Dr. Nancy Clough, VS, APHIS, 1920 
Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA 50010; (515) 337-7989. For copies of more 
detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. 
Celeste Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
 Title: National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms.
    OMB Number: 0579-XXXX.
    Type of Request: 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 
carry out activities to detect, control, and eradicate pests and 
diseases of livestock within the United States. To carry out this 
mission, APHIS' National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) 
safeguard U.S animal health and contribute to public health by ensuring 
that timely and accurate laboratory support is provided by their 
nationwide animal health diagnostic system.
    NVSL support activities provide upon request reagents or supplies 
and training to domestic and foreign diagnostic laboratories, 
governments, researchers, and private veterinary practitioners. These 
activities involve information collection activities, including the VS 
Form 4-9, Request for Reagents or Supplies; VS Form 4-10, NVSL Customer 
Contact Update; and VS Form 4-11, Request for NVSL Laboratory Training.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for 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 reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.2488771 hours per response.
    Respondents: Domestic and foreign diagnostic laboratories, 
governments, researchers, and private veterinary practitioners.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,085.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 3.4884792.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 3,785.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 942 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 28\th\ day of May 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-13442 Filed 6-3-10: 8:45 am]
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