[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 197 (Friday, October 13, 2017)]
[Pages 47690-47691]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-22222]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0082]

Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Importation of Mangoes From Jamaica Into the 
Continental United States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision to 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 request a revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection associated with the regulations for the 
importation of mangoes from Jamaica into the continental United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
December 12, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0082.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0082, 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-2017-
0082 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 regulations for 
the importation of mangoes from Jamaica, contact Mr. Tony Roman, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-2242. For copies of more detailed 
information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, 
APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

    Title: Importation of Mangoes From Jamaica Into the Continental 
United States.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0419.
    Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    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 into the United 
States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized 
by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates 
the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from 
certain parts of the world as provided in ``Subpart--Fruits and 
Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-80).
    In accordance with Sec.  319.56-71, mangoes may be imported from 
Jamaica into the continental United States under certain conditions to 
prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. As a 
condition of entry, mangoes have to be produced in accordance with a 
systems approach employing a combination of mitigation measures for the 
pests listed in Sec.  319.56-71 and be inspected prior to export from 
Jamaica and found free of these pests and diseases. Mangoes must be 
accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional 
declaration that the conditions for importation have been met. These 
regulations also require the use of

[[Page 47691]]

certain information collection activities that include operational 
workplans, production site registrations, pest detection investigations 
and reinstatement, heat treatment facility certifications, heat 
treatment monitoring and inspections, trust fund agreements, 
inspections, and emergency action notifications.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities, as described, for 
an additional 3 years.
    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 burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Facilities, production sites, importers, and the 
national plant protection organization of Jamaica.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 5.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 80.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 398.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 427 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 6th day of October 2017 .
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-22222 Filed 10-12-17; 8:45 am]