[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 70897-70898]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-29251]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0106]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; South American Cactus Moth; 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 extension of approval of an information collection 
associated with regulations for the interstate movement of regulated 
articles to prevent the spread of South American cactus moth.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
January 18, 2011.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to 
http:[sol][sol]www.regulations.gov[sol]fdmspublic[sol]component[sol]main
?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0106 to submit or view comments and to 
view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail[sol]Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy 
of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0106, 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-2010-0106.
    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.

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    Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its 
programs is available on the Internet at 
http:[sol][sol]www.aphis.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on regulations for the 
interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of 
South American cactus moth, contact Dr. Robyn Rose, Program Manager, 
Emergency and Domestic Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 26, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-7121. 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: South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine and Regulations.
    OMB Number: 0579-0337.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 
et seq.) (PPA), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or 
in cooperation with States, may 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. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, which administers regulations to implement the PPA.
    In accordance with the regulations in ``Subpart--South American 
Cactus Moth'' (Sec. Sec.  301.55 through 301.55-9), APHIS restricts the 
interstate movement of cactus moth host material, including nursery 
stock and plant parts for consumption, from infested areas of the 
United States to help prevent the artificial spread of South American 
cactus moth into noninfested areas of the United States. The 
regulations contain requirements for the interstate movement of 
regulated articles and involve information collection activities, 
including compliance agreements (PPQ Form 519), limited permits (PPQ 
Form 530), and certificates (PPQ Form 540).
    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 0.32352 hours per response.
    Respondents: State plant health officials.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 6.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 5.6666.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 34.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 11 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 on November 15, 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-29251 Filed 11-18-10; 8:45 am]
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