[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 135 (Thursday, July 15, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-17271]

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0066]

Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Interstate Movement of Fruit from Hawaii

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 


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 
certain fruit from Hawaii to help ensure that plant pests are not 
spread to the continental United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or September 
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-2010-0066) 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-2010-0066, 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-2010-0066.
    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 certain fruit from Hawaii, contact Mr. David 
Lamb, Import Specialist, Regulations, Permits, and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, 
4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-0627. For 
copies of more detailed information on the information collection, 
contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' Information Collection 
Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

    Title: Interstate Movement of Fruit from Hawaii.
    OMB Number: 0579-0331.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
    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. The regulations in 7 CFR part 318, State of Hawaii and 
Territories Quarantine Notices, prohibit or restrict the interstate 
movement of fruits, vegetables, and other products from Hawaii, Puerto 
Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Guam to the continental United 
States to prevent the spread of plant pests or noxious weeds.
    In accordance with the regulations in Subpart--Regulated Articles 
From Hawaii and the Territories (Sec. Sec.  318.13-1 through 318.13-26 
), certain fruit, such as breadfruit, jackfruit, fresh pods of cowpea 
and its relatives, dragon fruit, mangosteen, moringa pods, and melon, 
must meet conditions for movement to the continental United States. 
These conditions involve information collection activities, including 
certificates and limited permits.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
    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 0.2 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers of certain fruit in Hawaii.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 110.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 24.7636.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 2,724.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 545 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 July 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-17271 Filed 7-14-10; 10:28 am]