[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 107 (Friday, June 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31745-31746]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13444]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0033]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; 
Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

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ACTION: Extension of 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 an extension of approval of an information 
collection associated with regulations for the importation of horses, 
ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the world where screwworm is 
considered to exist.

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-2010-0033) 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-2010-0033, 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-2010-0033.
    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 regulations for the 
importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the 
world where screwworm is considered to exist, contact Dr. Bettina 
Cooper, Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services Team--Animals, 
AOVSA, NCIE, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale MD 20737; 
(301) 734-3400. 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: Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection 
and Treatment for Screwworm.
    OMB Number: 0579-0165.
    Type of Request: 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) regulates 
the importation and interstate movement of certain animals and animal 
products to prevent the introduction into or dissemination within the 
United States of pests and diseases of livestock.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit or restrict the 
importation of certain animals into the United States to prevent the 
introduction of communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. 
Subparts C, D, E, and F of the regulations govern the importation of 
horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs, respectively, and include 
provisions for the inspection and treatment of these animals if 
imported from any region of the world where screwworm is considered to 
exist. Screwworm is a pest native to tropical areas of South America, 
the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, tropical and sub-Saharan 
Africa, and the Arabian peninsula. Screwworm causes extensive damage to 
livestock and other warmblooded animals.
    These regulations involve the use of information collection 
activities, including an Application for Import or In Transit Permit 
for horses, ruminants, and swine and a certificate for horses, 
ruminants, swine, and dogs signed by a full-time salaried veterinary 
official of the exporting region stating that the animal has been 
inspected, under certain conditions, and found free of screwworm and, 
as appropriate, that the animal was treated for screwworm.
    We are asking the Office of Management (OMB) to approve our use of 
these information collection activities 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 reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.2543103 hours per response.
    Respondents: Full-time salaried veterinary officials of exporting 
regions; importers of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 83.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.7951807.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 232.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 59 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. 2010-13444 Filed 6-3-10: 8:45 am]
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