[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 29, 2010)]
[Pages 37377-37378]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15731]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054]

Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations 
Using Systems for Location Identification

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 for Tribal Nations using 
systems for location identification for the animal disease traceability 
framework and to request extension of approval of the information 

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 30, 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-2010-0054) 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-2010-0054, Regulatory Analysis and 
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your

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comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054.
    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 Tribal Nations 
using location identification systems for the animal disease 
traceability framework, contact Mr. Vince Chapman, Program Analyst, 
Traceability Team, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 200, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 734-0739. For copies of more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

    Title: Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems 
for Location Identification.
    OMB Number: 0579-0327.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard animal 
health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is developing a 
coordinated framework for animal disease traceability in the United 
States. Traceability will help document the movement history of an 
animal throughout its life, including during an emergency response or 
for ongoing animal disease programs. Under this new direction, States 
and Tribal Nations will help establish the ability to trace animals 
moving interstate back to their State of origin.
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, has made 
systems for animal disease traceability available to Tribal Nations for 
managing the issuance of unique location identification numbers, 
including the Standardized Premises Location System and a Tribal 
Premises Location System. Participating Tribal Nations can designate 
the premises location system they prefer to use by completing and 
submitting Veterinary Services Form 1-63, Tribal Location 
Identification System Implementation Request, to APHIS for access to 
their system of choice.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity for an additional 3 
    We are revising the title of the current information collection 
approved under OMB number 0579-0327 from ``National Animal 
Identification System; Tribal Participants in Premises Registration'' 
to ``Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for 
Location Identification.''
    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 0.62 hours per response.
    Respondents: Tribal organizations that participate or will 
participate in location identification for animal disease traceability.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 25.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 50.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 31 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 23\rd\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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