[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 113 (Monday, June 14, 2010)]
[Pages 33574-33575]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14244]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0090]

Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Swine Health

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 to prevent the interstate spread of swine diseases and 
protect swine health and to request extension of approval of the 
information collection

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 13, 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-2009-0090) 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-2009-0090, 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-2009-0090.

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    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 to 
prevent the interstate spread of swine diseases and to protect swine 
health, contact Dr. Troy Bigelow, Staff Veterinarian, Aquaculture, 
Swine, Equine, and Poultry Programs, VS, APHIS, Federal Building, Room 
891, Des Moines, IA 50309; (515) 284-4121. For copies of more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste 
Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

    Title: Swine Health.
    OMB Number: 0579-0137.
    Type of Request: Revision and 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) of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and 
animal products to prevent the dissemination within the United States 
of animal diseases and pests of livestock and to conduct programs to 
detect, control, and eradicate pests and diseases of livestock. APHIS 
regulations at 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter C, govern the interstate 
movement of animals and other articles to prevent the spread of pests 
and diseases of livestock within the United States.
    The regulations in part 71 contain requirements for the interstate 
movement of swine within a production system to prevent the spread of 
swine diseases, and Part 85 regulates the interstate movement of swine 
to prevent the spread of the pseudorabies virus (PRV). Under the 
Pseudorabies Eradication Program, part 52 allows for the payment of 
indemnity to owners for the depopulation of swine known to be infected 
with PRV. Together these regulations protect the health of the U.S. 
swine population. Information collection activities associated with the 
regulations include, for part 71, a swine production system health plan 
and an interstate movement report and notification; for part 85, a 
Permit to Move Restricted Animals (VS Form 1-27), a certificate of 
veterinary inspection, an owner-shipper statement, an accredited 
veterinarian's statement concerning embryos for implantation and semen 
shipments, and the completion and recordkeeping of a Quarterly Report 
of Pseudorabies Control Eradication Activities (VS Form 7-1); and, for 
part 52, an appraisal and indemnity claim form (VS Form 1-23), a herd 
management plan, VS Form 1-27, and a report of net salvage goods. 
Additionally, the swine must be moved to slaughter in a means of 
conveyance sealed with an official seal.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
    This information collection includes information collection 
requirements approved under OMB control numbers 0579-0070, 
``Pseudorabies,'' 0579-0137, ``Pseudorabies in Swine; Payment of 
Indemnity,'' and 0579-0161, ``Interstate Movement of Swine Within a 
Production System.'' After OMB approves and combines the burden for the 
three collections under a single collection titled ``Swine Health'' 
(0579-0137), the Department will retire numbers 0579-0070 and 0579-
    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 0.2567212 hours per response.
    Respondents: U.S. swine herd owners, producers, and shippers; hobby 
farmers; State animal health officials; and accredited veterinarians.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 7,670.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.154498.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 116,235.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 29,840 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 
    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 9\th\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14244 Filed 6-11-10; 8:45 pm]