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7594 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices

Two comments expressed that the SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
standards appear to read that moldy Service (AMS) is withdrawing the
stems would be classified under the notice soliciting comments on its Animal and Plant Health Inspection
other comments section of a certificate proposal to amend the voluntary United Service
during an inspection, but would not be States Standards for Grades of Winter [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0012]
scored against the U.S. No. 1 grade. The Pears. After reviewing and considering
basic requirements of the U.S. No. 1 and the comments received, the agency has Notice of Request for Extension of
U.S. No. 2 grades state that, ‘‘The vines decided not to proceed with this action. Approval of an Information Collection;
shall not be brittle and shall be free from Animal Welfare; Inspection, Licensing,
decay; and free from damage by mold or DATES: Effective Date: February 16, and Procurement of Animals
any other means.’’ and ‘‘The vines shall 2007.
not be brittle and shall be free from AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inspection Service, USDA.
decay; and free from serious damage by
mold or other means.’’ respectively. Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization ACTION: Extension of approval of an
Therefore, moldy stems would be scored Section, Fresh Products Branch, (202) information collection; comment
as a defect in all U.S. grades of TOV. 720–2185. The United States Standards request.
One comment requested that a color for Grades of Pineapples are available
section similar to how color is handled either through the address cited above SUMMARY: In accordance with the
in the U.S. Standards for Grades of or by accessing the Fresh Products Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
Fresh Tomatoes be added in order to Branch Web site at: http:// notice announces the Animal and Plant
provide additional guidance during the www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ Health Inspection Service’s intention to
inspection process. The growing, stanfrfv.htm. request an extension of approval of an
ripening, and handling practices of TOV information collection in support of the
Background Animal Welfare Act regulations for
are very different from fresh tomatoes.
Further, the proposed maturity inspection, licensing, and procurement
AMS had identified the United States of animals.
requirements also require a color break Standards for Grades of Winter Pears for
of not less than ten percent. Therefore, DATES: We will consider all comments
possible revisions. The revision would
a separate color section would not be that we receive on or before April 17,
delete § 51.1309, Condition after storage
necessary for TOV. 2007.
or transit, which states that ‘‘decay,
Finally one commenter stated that scald or other deterioration which may ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
they would use these new standards for by either of the following methods:
have developed on pears after they have
trade purposes. The proposed TOV • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
been in storage or transit shall be
standards would provide a common http://regulations.gov, select ‘‘Animal
considered as affecting condition and
language for trade and a means of and Plant Health Inspection Service’’
measuring value in the marketing of this not the grade.’’ The standards were
published on September 10, 1955. from the agency drop-down menu, then
commodity. The official grade of a lot of click ‘‘Submit.’’ In the Docket ID
TOV covered by these standards will be On November 2, 2006, AMS column, select APHIS–2007–0012 to
determined by the procedures set forth published a notice in the Federal submit or view public comments and to
in the Regulations Governing Register (71 FR 64478) soliciting view supporting and related materials
Inspection, Certification, and Standards comments on a possible revision to the available electronically. Information on
of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other United States Standards for Grades of using Regulations.gov, including
Products (Sec. 51.1 to 51.61). Winter Pears. The comments are instructions for accessing documents,
This notice provides a 60-day available by accessing AMS, Fresh submitting comments, and viewing the
comment period for interested parties to Products Branch Web site at: http:// docket after the close of the comment
comment on the proposed United States www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ period, is available through the site’s
Standards for Grades of Tomatoes on the fpbdocketlist.htm. The comment period ‘‘User Tips’’ link.
Vine. ended January 2, 2007. During that • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
(Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627.) sixty-day comment period, twenty-two Please send four copies of your
Dated: February 12, 2007. comments were submitted. All opposed comment (an original and three copies)
a revision. The commenters generally to Docket No. APHIS–2007–0012,
Lloyd C. Day,
felt that the current standard has been Regulatory Analysis and Development,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700
Service. in place for many years and still is
useful. River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD
[FR Doc. E7–2731 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] 20737–1238. Please state that your
BILLING CODE 3410–02–P After reviewing and considering the comment refers to Docket No. APHIS–
comments received, AMS has decided 2007–0012.
not to proceed with the action. Reading Room: You may read any
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
(Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627.) comments that we receive on this
Agricultural Marketing Service docket in our reading room. The reading
Dated: February 12, 2007.
room is located in room 1141 of the
[Docket # AMS–FV–2007–0005; FV–06–313] Lloyd C. Day, USDA South Building, 14th Street and
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Independence Avenue SW.,
United States Standards for Grades of Service. Washington, DC. Normal reading room
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Winter Pears [FR Doc. E7–2728 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, BILLING CODE 3410–02–P through Friday, except holidays. To be
USDA. sure someone is there to help you,
please call (202) 690–2817 before
ACTION: Notice; withdrawal.
coming.

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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices 7595

Other Information: Additional years. After approval of the burden DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
information about APHIS and its associated with this extension notice,
programs is available on the Internet at OMB will combine it with another Animal and Plant Health Inspection
http://www.aphis.usda.gov. collection titled ‘‘Animal Welfare (OMB Service
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For number 0579–0036),’’ and the [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0003]
information on Animal Welfare Act Department will retire OMB number
regulations for inspection, licensing, 0579–0254. Notice of Request for Approval of an
and procurement of animals, contact Dr. The purpose of this notice is to solicit Information Collection; Animal Care;
Barbara Kohn, Senior Staff Veterinarian, comments from the public (as well as Program Evaluation Survey of
Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road affected agencies) concerning our Licensees and Registrants
Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) information collection. These comments AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health
734–7833. For copies of more detailed will help us: Inspection Service, USDA.
information on the information
collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, (1) Evaluate whether the collection of ACTION: New information collection;
APHIS’ Information Collection information is necessary for the proper comment request.
Coordinator, at (301) 734–7477. performance of the functions of the
Agency, including whether the SUMMARY: In accordance with the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
information will have practical utility;
Title: Animal Welfare; Inspection, notice announces the Animal and Plant
Licensing, and Procurement of Animals. (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our Health Inspection Service’s intention to
OMB Number: 0579–0254. estimate of the burden of the initiate a new information collection
Type of Request: Extension of information collection, including the activity associated with the Agency’s
approval of an information collection. validity of the methodology and Animal Care program. The activity
Abstract: The Animal Welfare Act assumptions used; involves surveying licensees and
(AWA) (7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) authorizes (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and registrants.
the Secretary of Agriculture to clarity of the information to be
promulgate standards and other DATES: We will consider all comments
collected; and that we receive on or before April 17,
requirements governing the humane
handling, housing, care, treatment, and (4) Minimize the burden of the 2007.
transportation of certain animals by information collection on those who are ADDRESSES: You may submit comments
dealers, research facilities, exhibitors, to respond, through use, as appropriate, by either of the following methods:
carriers, and intermediate handlers. The of automated, electronic, mechanical, Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
Secretary of Agriculture has delegated and other collection technologies, e.g., http://www.regulations.gov, select
the responsibility of enforcing the AWA permitting electronic submission of ‘‘Animal and Plant Health Inspection
to the Administrator of the Animal and responses. Service’’ from the agency drop-down
Plant Health Inspection Service. Estimate of burden: The public menu, then click ‘‘Submit.’’ In the
The regulations established under the reporting burden for this collection of Docket ID column, select APHIS–2007–
AWA are contained in title 9 of the information is estimated to average 0003 to submit or view public
Code of Federal Regulations (9 CFR), 3.1538461 hours per response. comments and to view supporting and
chapter I, subchapter A, parts 1, 2, and Respondents: Dealers, exhibitors, related materials available
3. Part 2 generally provides research facilities, and persons exempt electronically. Information on using
administrative requirements and sets from licensing or registration under the Regulations.gov, including instructions
forth institutional responsibilities of AWA. for accessing documents, submitting
regulated persons under the AWA, comments, and viewing the docket after
including requirements for the licensing Estimated annual number of the close of the comment period, is
and registration of dealers, exhibitors, respondents: 89. available through the site’s ‘‘User Tips’’
and research facilities, standards for Estimated annual number of link.
veterinary care, identification of responses per respondent: 0.1460674. Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery:
animals, and recordkeeping. Estimated annual number of Please send four copies of your
These requirements include responses: 13. comment (an original and three copies)
information collection activities for to Docket No. APHIS–2007–0003,
prelicense inspections, license Estimated total annual burden on Regulatory Analysis and Development,
applications and renewals, and respondents: 41 hours. (Due to PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700
recordkeeping requirements for the averaging, the total annual burden hours River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD
acquisition of animals from persons not may not equal the product of the annual 20737–1238. Please state that your
licensed under the AWA. In addition, number of responses multiplied by the comment refers to Docket No. APHIS–
dealers, exhibitors, and research reporting burden per response.) 2007–0003.
facilities that acquire a dog or cat from All responses to this notice will be Reading Room: You may read any
an unlicensed or unregistered person summarized and included in the request comments that we receive on this
(and not a pound or shelter) must obtain for OMB approval. All comments will docket in our reading room. The reading
certification from that person that the also become a matter of public record. room is located in room 1141 of the
animals were born and raised on their USDA South Building, 14th Street and
Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of
premises and that they are eligible for Independence Avenue, SW.,
February 2007.
an exemption from the licensing Washington, DC. Normal reading room
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requirements. Kevin Shea, hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday


We are asking the Office of Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant through Friday, except holidays. To be
Management and Budget (OMB) to Health Inspection Service. sure someone is there to help you,
approve our use of these information [FR Doc. E7–2786 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] please call (202) 690–2817 before
collection activities for an additional 3 BILLING CODE 3410–34–P coming.

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