[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2013)]
[Page 13014]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-04330]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

February 20, 2013.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following 
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are 
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by March 
28, 2013 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: 
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office 
Building, 725--17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are 
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental 
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information 
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB 
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to 
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not 
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays 
a currently valid OMB control number.

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

    Title: Submission of Itineraries
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0361
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Welfare Act (AWA) was first 
enacted as the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (LAWA) (Pub. L. 89-544) on 
August 24, 1966, and amended in 1970, 1976, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2007, 
2008, and 2010. The AWA requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) to regulate the humane care and handling of most warm-blooded 
animals, including marine mammals, used for research or exhibition 
purposes, sold as pets, or transported in commerce. This legislation 
and its amendments were the results of extensive demand by organized 
animal welfare groups and private citizens requesting a Federal law to 
protect such animals. USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS), Animal Care (AC) has the responsibility to enforce the AWA and 
the provisions of 9 CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, which implements the 
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS requires licensees or 
registrants who intend to exhibit animals away from their approved 
sites to submit itineraries in accordance with Sec.  2.126 of the 
regulations. APHIS uses the submission of itineraries to provide data 
necessary for the review and evaluation of program compliance by 
regulated facilities, and provides a workable enforcement system to 
carry out the requirements of the AWA and the intent of Congress, on a 
practical daily basis, without resorting to more detailed and stringent 
regulations and standards which could be more burdensome to regulated 
facilities. The itinerary must include the name and/or other animal 
identification, species name, sex, and age of each animal, the name of 
the person exhibiting the animal, the owner of the animal(s) if not the 
licensee or registrant, the business name of the exhibitor and owner, 
any names being used to promote the tour, and the current USDA licensee 
or registration number(s), the date the animal(s) will be away from the 
facility, all anticipated dates for all stops, and all site names and 
complete addresses of all stops and layovers. Without this information, 
valuable time and resources are wasted trying to track down exhibitors 
when APHIS is investigating complaints.
    Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or 
other for-profit
    Number of Respondents: 425
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion
    Total Burden Hours: 1,025

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-04330 Filed 2-25-13; 8:45 am]