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EPA has submitted the following ICR to OMB for review and approval according to the procedures prescribed in 5 CFR 1320.12. On December 9, 2008, (73 FR 74715-74717), EPA sought comments on this ICR pursuant to 5 CFR 1320.8(d). EPA received no comments. Any additional comments on this ICR should be submitted to EPA and OMB within 30 days of this notice.
EPA has established a public docket for this ICR under Docket ID No. EPA-
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The form requires identification and address information of the importer or his agent and information on the identity and location of the imported pesticide or device shipment.
When the form is submitted to EPA regional personnel for review it is examined to determine whether the shipment should be released for entry upon arrival or alternatively whether it should be detained for examination. The responsible EPA official returns the form to the respondent with EPA instructions to Customs and Border Protection as to the disposition of the shipment.
Upon the arrival of the shipment, the importer presents the completed Notice of Arrival (NOA) to the District Director of Customs and Border Protection at the port of entry who then compares entry documents for the shipment with the NOA and notifies the EPA Regional Office of any discrepancies which the EPA will resolve with the importer or broker. At this point the shipment may be retained for examination. If there are no discrepancies, Customs and Border Protection follows instructions regarding release or detention. If EPA inspects the shipment and it appears from examination of a sample that it is adulterated, misbranded or otherwise violates the provisions of FIFRA, or is otherwise injurious to health or the environment, the pesticide or device may be refused admission into the United States.
This information collection activity reporting requirement is needed to allow Customs and Border Protection to fulfill its statutory obligation to inform EPA of pesticides and devices arriving in the United States so that EPA can ensure compliance with FIFRA by the responsible party importing the pesticides or devices. The information permits EPA to stop unregistered, suspended, canceled, misbranded, contaminated, or otherwise violative products from being imported into the country, track those that do enter, and minimize any adverse environmental impact that might arise from the importation of violative products. If EPA did not collect this information, EPA and Customs and Border Protection would be unable to meet their statutory requirements under FIFRA.
The information collected is used by EPA regional pesticide enforcement and compliance staff and the headquarters Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and Office of Pesticide Programs. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (Customs and Border Protection), the Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and other Federal agencies may also make use of this information.
An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control numbers for EPA's regulations in 40 CFR are listed in 40 CFR part 9 and are identified on the form and/or instrument, if applicable.