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Notices Federal Register

Vol. 70, No. 172

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER the collection of information unless it Total Burden Hours: 9,750.
contains documents other than rules or displays a currently valid OMB control
proposed rules that are applicable to the Ruth Brown,
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, Departmental Information Collection
committee meetings, agency decisions and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Clearance Officer.
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of Service [FR Doc. 05–17647 Filed 9–6–05; 8:45 am]
petitions and applications and agency BILLING CODE 3410–34–P
statements of organization and functions are Title: Animal Welfare, 9 CFR part 3,
examples of documents appearing in this Marine Mammals.
OMB Control Number: 0579–0115. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Summary of Collection: The Agricultural Marketing Service
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Laboratory Animal Welfare Act (AWA)
(Pub. L. 89–544) enacted August 24, [Docket Number FV–05–301]
Submission for OMB Review; 1966, and amended December 24, 1970
Comment Request United States Standards for Grades of
(Pub. L. 91–579); April 22, 1976 (Pub. L. Strawberries
August 31, 2005. 94–279); and December 23, 1985 (Public
The Department of Agriculture has Law 99–198) requires the U.S. AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service,
submitted the following information Department of Agriculture (USDA) to USDA.
collection requirement(s) to OMB for regulate the humane care and handling ACTION: Notice.
review and clearance under the of most warm-blooded animals,
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, including marine mammals, used for SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing
Public Law 104–13. Comments research or exhibition purposes, sold as Service (AMS) of the Department of
regarding (a) whether the collection of pets, or transported in commerce. This Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting
information is necessary for the proper legislation and its amendments were the comments on its proposal to revise the
performance of the functions of the United States Standards for Grades of
result of extensive demand by organized
agency, including whether the Strawberries. Based on a request from
animal welfare groups and private
information will have practical utility; the California Strawberry Commission
citizens requesting a Federal law to
(b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate (CSC), AMS is proposing to modify the
protect such animals. USDA, Animal standards to allow that percentages be
of burden including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (c) and Plant Health Inspection Service determined by count rather than
ways to enhance the quality, utility and (APHIS), Animal Care (AC) has the volume. The proposed revision will
clarity of the information to be responsibility to enforce the Animal make tolerance determination more
collected; (d) ways to minimize the Welfare Act and the provisions of 9 objective and uniform.
burden of the collection of information CFR, Chapter 1, Subchapter A, which DATES: Comments must be received by
on those who are to respond, including implements the Animal Welfare Act. November 7, 2005.
through the use of appropriate APHIS will collect information through
ADDRESSES: Interested persons are
automated, electronic, mechanical, or the use of reports and records that are
invited to submit written comments to
other technological collection kept for a period of at least one year to
the Standardization Section, Fresh
techniques or other forms of information ensure that the animals are cared for in Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable
technology should be addressed to: Desk the prescribed manner that is required Programs, Agricultural Marketing
Officer for Agriculture, Office of by regulations. Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Information and Regulatory Affairs,
Need and Use of the Information: 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room
Office of Management and Budget
APHIS will collect information to 1661 South Building, Stop 0240,
ensure compliance with the regulations Washington, DC 20250–0240; Fax (202)
OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or
intended to ensure the humane care and 720–8871, E-mail
fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental
treatment of marine mammals. Without FPB.DocketClerk@usda.gov. Comments
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail
the information, none of the knowledge should make reference to the dates and
Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–
could be obtained from records, animal page number of this issue of the Federal
7602. Comments regarding these
health certification would be at risk, and Register and will be made available for
information collections are best assured
animals exposed to inadequate handling public inspection in the above office
of having their full effect if received
and care could not be properly during regular business hours. The
within 30 days of this notification.
documented. United States Standards for Grades of
Copies of the submission(s) may be
Strawberries are available either through
obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. Description of Respondents: Business
An agency may not conduct or the address cited above or by accessing
or other for-profit; Not-for-profit the Fresh Products Branch Web site at:
sponsor a collection of information institutions.
unless the collection of information http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/
displays a currently valid OMB control Number of Respondents: 2,197. stanfrfv.htm.
number and the agency informs Frequency of Responses: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
potential persons who are to respond to Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Cheri L Emery, at the above address or
the collection of information that such Semi-annually. call (202) 720–2185, E-mail
persons are not required to respond to Cheri.Emery@usda.gov.

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