[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 32 (Friday, February 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 11138]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03584]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0070]


Agency Information Collection Activities; OMB Approval Received

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice 
announces the Office of Management and Budget's approval of a 
collection of information contained in the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service's final rule regarding the possession, use, and 
transfer of select agents and toxins.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on select agents and 
toxins, contact Mr. Charles L. Divan, Acting Director, APHIS 
Agriculture Select Agent Program, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 2, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3300, option 1. For copies of more 
detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. 
Celeste Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 
851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 5, 2012, we published in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 61056-61081, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0070) a 
final rule \1\ that amended and republished the list of select agents 
and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or 
plant health, or to animal or plant products; reorganized the list of 
select agents and toxins based on the relative potential of each select 
agent or toxin to be misused to adversely affect human, plant, or 
animal health; and amended the regulations in order to add definitions 
and clarify language concerning security, training, biosafety, 
biocontainment, and incident response.
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    \1\ To view the final rule, its preceding proposed rule, and the 
comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0070.
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    Because of changes made in the final rule in response to comments 
or for other reasons, some of those provisions included information 
collection requirements that differed from those originally submitted 
for approval to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 
conjunction with the proposed rule, which was published in the Federal 
Register on October 3, 2011 (76 FR 61228-61244, Docket No. APHIS-2009-
0070). OMB requested that we combine those most recent information 
collection requirements with the existing information collection 
requirements associated with the existing select agent regulations at 7 
CFR part 331 and 9 CFR part 121.
    In accordance with section 3507(d) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), OMB has approved the information 
collection requirements associated with the select agent regulations as 
amended by our October 2012 final rule under OMB control number 0579-
0213 (expires November 30, 2015).

    Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of February 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-03584 Filed 2-14-13; 8:45 am]
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