[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Pages 52710-52711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24626]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 8, 2017.
    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,

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Public Law 104-13. Comments are requested regarding (1) 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) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 
(3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (4) 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 
    Comments regarding this information collection received by December 
14, 2017 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: 
[email protected] 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: Importation of Live Swine, Pork and Pork Products, and Swine 
Semen from the European Union.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0218.
    Summary of Collection: The Animal Health Protection Act (AHPA) of 
2002 is the primary Federal law governing the protection of animal 
health. The Law gives the Secretary of Agriculture broad authority to 
detect, control, or eradicate pests or diseases of livestock or 
poultry. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the 
United States to guard against the introduction of animal diseases not 
present or prevalent here.
    Need and Use of the Information: APHIS will collect information 
using an Application for Import or in Transit Permit, concerning the 
origin and history of the items destined for importation into the 
United States. APHIS will also collect information to ensure that 
swine, pork and pork products, and swine semen pose a negligible risk 
of introducing exotic swine diseases into the United States. A 
Declaration of Importation form is also used to collection information 
in this collection. If the information is not collected, it would 
cripple APHIS' ability to ensure that swine, pork and pork products, 
and swine semen pose a minimal risk of introducing classical swine 
fever and other exotic animal diseases into the United States.
    Description of Respondents: Foreign Federal Governments and 
    Number of Respondents: 21.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 8,785.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-24626 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]