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Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations

 

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In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. Alternatively, to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instrument, call 404-639-5960 and send comments to Carol Walker, Acting CDC Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road NE., MS-D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30333; comments may also be sent by e-mail to omb@cdc.gov.

Comments are invited on (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have a practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project Back to Top

Requirements for a Special Permit to Import Cynomolgus, African Green, or Rhesus Monkeys into the United States (OMB Control No. 0920-0263 exp. 6/30/2011)—Extension—National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

CDC is requesting OMB approval to continue its data collection, “Requirements for a Special Permit to Import Cynomolgus, African Green, or Rhesus Monkeys into the United States”, for another three years. This data collection is currently approved under OMB Control No. 0920-0263. There are no revisions proposed to the currently approved information collection request.

A registered importer must request a special permit to import Cynomolgus, African Green, or Rhesus monkeys. To receive a special permit to import nonhuman primates, the importer must submit a written plan to the Director of CDC which specifies steps that will be taken to prevent exposure of persons and animals during the entire importation and quarantine process for the arriving nonhuman primates.

Under the special permit arrangement, registered importers must submit a plan to CDC for importation and quarantine if they wish to import the specific monkeys covered. The plan must address disease prevention procedures to be carried out in every step of the chain of custody of such monkeys, from embarkation in the country of origin to release from quarantine. Information such as species, origin and intended use for monkeys, transit information, isolation and quarantine procedures, and procedures for testing of quarantined animals is necessary for CDC to make public health decisions. This information enables CDC to evaluate compliance with the standards and to determine whether the measures being taken are adequate to prevent exposure of persons and animals during importation. CDC will monitor at least 2 shipments to be assured that the provisions of a special permit plan are being followed by a new permit holder. CDC will assure that adequate disease control practices are being used by new permit holders before the special permit is extended to cover the receipt of additional shipments under the same plan for a period of 180 days, and may be renewed upon request. This extension eliminates the burden on importers to repeatedly report identical information, requiring submission only of specific shipment itineraries and information on changes to the plan which require approval.

Respondents are businesses or not-for-profit organizations that import nonhuman primates. The burden represents full disclosure of information and itinerary/change information, respectively. There are no costs to respondents except for their time to complete the requisition process.

Estimate of Annualized Burden Hours Back to Top
Instrument Respondents Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden
Request for Special Permit Businesses (limited permit) 5 2 30/60 5
Request for Special Permit Businesses (extended permit) 1 3 10/60 0.5
Request for Special Permit Organizations (limited permit) 3 2 30/60 3
Request for Special Permit Organizations (extended permit) 12 2 10/60 4
Total 12.5

Dated: November 30, 2010.

Carol Walker,

Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

[FR Doc. 2010-30618 Filed 12-6-10; 8:45 am]

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