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In accordance with the regulations in “Subpart—Pale Cyst Nematode” (7 CFR 301.86 through 301.86-9), APHIS restricts the interstate movement of certain articles to help prevent the artificial spread of pale cyst nematode, a major pest of potato crops in cool-temperature areas, to noninfested areas of the United States. The regulations contain requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles and involve information collection activities, including certificates, permits, and compliance agreements. We are revising the title of the collection to “Pale Cyst Nematode” because the title of the original subpart, “Potato Cyst Nematode,” was changed in a 2009 final rule.
We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years.
The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us:
(1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
(3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
(4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies;
All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record.