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Notices Federal Register

Vol. 72, No. 148

Thursday, August 2, 2007

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER the collection of information unless it DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
contains documents other than rules or displays a currently valid OMB control
proposed rules that are applicable to the number. Animal and Plant Health Inspection
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
committee meetings, agency decisions and
Service, [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0083]
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of
petitions and applications and agency Title: Blood and Tissue Collection at
statements of organization and functions are Slaughtering Establishments Notice of Request for Extension of
examples of documents appearing in this OMB Control Number: 0579–0212 Approval of an Information Collection;
section. Summary of Collection: Title 21, Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and
U.S.C. 117, Animal Industry Act of Regulations
1884, authorizes the Secretary to
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE prevent, control and eliminate domestic AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health
diseases such as brucellosis and chronic Inspection Service, USDA.
Submission for OMB Review; wasting disease, as well as to take action ACTION: Extension of approval of an
Comment Request to prevent and to manage exotic information collection; comment
diseases such as foot-and-mouth request.
July 30, 2007.
The Department of Agriculture has disease, rinderpest, and other foreign SUMMARY: In accordance with the
submitted the following information animal diseases. Regulations in 9 CFR, Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
collection requirement(s) to OMB for subchapter C, part 71, provide for the notice announces the Animal and Plant
review and clearance under the collection of blood and tissue samples Health Inspection Service’s intention to
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, from livestock (horses, cattle, bison, request an extension of approval of an
Public Law 104–13. Comments captive cervids, sheep and goats, swine, information collection associated with
regarding (a) Whether the collection of and other farmed animals) and poultry the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act and
information is necessary for the proper at slaughter. Disease surveillance plays regulations.
performance of the functions of the an important role in the APHIS mission
agency, including whether the of protecting the health of the U.S. DATES: We will consider all comments
information will have practical utility; livestock and poultry population, and that we receive on or October 1, 2007.
(b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate testing animals for disease is an ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
of burden including the validity of the important surveillance tool. The Animal by either of the following methods:
methodology and assumptions used; (c) and Plant Health Inspection Service Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
ways to enhance the quality, utility and (APHIS) will collect information using, select
clarity of the information to be VS form 10–4 and 10–4A, Specimen ‘‘Animal and Plant Health Inspection
collected; (d) ways to minimize the Submission Form and Supplemental Service’’ from the agency drop-down
burden of the collection of information Sheet and VS form 10–5, Facility menu, then click ‘‘Submit.’’ In the
on those who are to respond, including Inspection Report. Docket ID column, select APHIS–2007–
through the use of appropriate Need and Use of the Information: 0083 to submit or view public
automated, electronic, mechanical, or APHIS will collect information to comments and to view supporting and
other technological collection identify specimens (blood and tissue) related materials available
techniques or other forms of information submitted for laboratory analysis and to electronically. Information on using
technology should be addressed to: Desk identify the individual animal from, including instructions
Officer for Agriculture, Office of which the specimen was taken as well for accessing documents, submitting
Information and Regulatory Affairs, as the animal’s herd or flock; the type comments, and viewing the docket after
Office of Management and Budget of specimen submitted, and the purpose the close of the comment period, is
(OMB), for submitting the specimen. Without available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or the information contained on the form, link.
fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental personnel at the National Veterinary Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Services Laboratories or other Federal Please send four copies of your
Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– laboratories would have no way of comment (an original and three copies)
7602. Comments regarding these identifying or processing the specimens to Docket No. APHIS–2007–0083,
information collections are best assured being sent to them for analysis. Regulatory Analysis and Development,
of having their full effect if received Description of Respondents: Business PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700
within 30 days of this notification. or other for-profit. River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD
Copies of the submission(s) may be Number of Respondents: 155. 20737–1238. Please state that your
obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: comment refers to Docket No. APHIS–
An agency may not conduct or On occasion. 2007–0083.
sponsor a collection of information Total Burden Hours: 4,209. Reading Room: You may read any
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unless the collection of information comments that we receive on this

displays a currently valid OMB control Ruth Brown, docket in our reading room. The reading
number and the agency informs Departmental Information Collection room is located in room 1141 of the
potential persons who are to respond to Clearance Officer. USDA South Building, 14th Street and
the collection of information that such [FR Doc. E7–15010 Filed 8–1–07; 8:45 am] Independence Avenue SW.,
persons are not required to respond to BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Washington, DC. Normal reading room

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