[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 116 (Thursday, June 17, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34419-34420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14657]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0063]


Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated 
Nursery Stock and Fruit from Quarantined Areas

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision 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 revise an information collection associated with 
regulations for the interstate movement of regulated nursery stock and 
fruit from quarantined areas to prevent the spread of citrus canker and 
to request an extension of approval of the information collection.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 16, 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-2010-0063) 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-2010-0063, 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-2010-0063.
    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 
interstate movement of regulated nursery stock and fruit from 
quarantined areas to prevent the spread of citrus canker, contact Ms. 
Lynn Evans-Goldner, National Program Manager, Emergency and Domestic 
Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 160, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 734-7228. 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: Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery 
Stock and Fruit from Quarantined Areas.
    OMB Number: 0579-0317.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in 
cooperation with States, to carry out operations or measures to detect, 
eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant 
pests, such as citrus canker, that are new to or not widely distributed 
within the United States.
    Citrus canker is a plant disease that affects plant and plant 
parts, including fresh fruit of citrus and citrus relatives (family 
Rutaceae). Citrus canker can cause defoliation and other serious damage 
to the leaves and twigs of susceptible plants. It can also cause 
lesions on the fruit of infected plants and cause infected fruit to 
drop from the trees before reaching maturity. The aggressive A 
(Asiatic) strain of citrus canker can infect susceptible plants rapidly 
and lead to extensive economic losses in commercial citrus-producing 
areas.
    APHIS regulations to prevent the interstate spread of citrus canker 
are contained in ``Subpart--Citrus Canker'' (7 CFR 301.75-1 through 
301.75-14). The regulations restrict the interstate movement of 
regulated articles from and through areas quarantined because of citrus 
canker and provide, among other things, conditions under which 
regulated nursery stock and fruit may be moved interstate. The 
interstate movement of regulated nursery stock and fruit from 
quarantined areas involves information collection activities, including 
cooperative agreements, certificates, and limited permits.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
years.
    This information collection includes information collection 
requirements currently approved by OMB control numbers 0579-0317, 
``Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock from 
Quarantined Areas,'' and 0579-0325, ``Citrus Canker; Movement of Fruit 
from Quarantined Areas.'' After OMB approves and combines the burden 
for both collections under a single collection (0579-0317), ``Citrus 
Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock and Fruit from 
Quarantined Areas,'' the Department will retire number 0579-0325.
    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

[[Page 34420]]

technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.0019836 hours per response.
    Respondents: Citrus growers; packinghouses.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 450.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 498.5288.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 224,338.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 445 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 14\th\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14657 Filed 6-16-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-S