[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Page 50884]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20227]

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0072]

Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Clementines From Spain

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 importation of 
clementines from Spain.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0072.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0072, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-
0072 or in our reading room, which 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) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the importation of 
clementines from Spain, contact Mr. William Wesela, AGM Program 
Director, QPAS, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 851-2229. For copies of more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

    Title: Importation of Clementines From Spain.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0203.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
    Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) 
authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, 
entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other 
articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests, including fruit 
flies, into the United States or their dissemination within the United 
States. Regulations authorized by the PPA concerning the importation of 
fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the 
world are contained in ``Subpart--Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 
319.56-1 through 319.56-69).
    In accordance with Sec.  319.56-34, clementines from Spain are 
subject to certain conditions before entering the United States to 
ensure that exotic plant pests, such as Mediterranean fruit fly, are 
not introduced into the United States. The regulations require the use 
of information collection activities, including a trust fund agreement, 
grower registration and agreement, a Mediterranean fruit fly management 
program, fruit fly trapping and control activities, recordkeeping, a 
phytosanitary certificate, and box labeling.
    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 0.0033 hours per response.
    Respondents: Growers and shippers of clementines and the national 
plant protection organization of Spain.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 4,508.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 434.54.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 1,958,919.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 6,507 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 20th day of August 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-20227 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]