[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 146 (Friday, July 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Page 44936]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-18755]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0049]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

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 interstate movement of 
regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 28, 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-2010-0049) 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-2010-0049, 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-2010-0049.
    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 articles to prevent the spread of 
Phytophthora ramorum, contact Mr. Prakash Hebbar, Program Manager, 
Emergency and Domestic Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 160, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-5717. 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: Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations.
    OMB Number: 0579-0310.
    Type of Request: 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 that are new to or not widely distributed within the United 
States.
    In accordance with the regulations in ``Subpart--Phytophthora 
Ramorum'' (Sec. Sec.  301.92 through 301.92-12), the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
restricts the interstate movement of certain articles to prevent the 
spread of Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen that causes the 
disease commonly known as sudden oak death. The regulations contain 
requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles, such as 
nursery stock and certain trees, from both quarantined and 
nonquarantined areas and involve information collection activities, 
including certificates, compliance agreements, and recordkeeping.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (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 0.3131 hours per response.
    Respondents: Nurseries in California, Oregon, and Washington.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 1,427.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 5.0644709.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 7,227.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 2,263 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 27th day of July 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-18755 Filed 7-29-10; 8:45 am]
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