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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Requirement for a Special Permit to Import Cynomolgus, African Green, or Rhesus Monkeys into the United States (0920-0263)—Extension—National Center for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

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 to the Director of CDC, a written plan which specifies the 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 the 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 to prevent exposure of persons and animals during importation are adequate. Once CDC is assured, through the monitoring of shipments (normally no more than 2), that the provisions of a special permit plan are being followed by a new permit holder and that the use of adequate disease control practices is being demonstrated, 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 eliminates the burden on importers to repeatedly report identical information, requiring only that specific shipment itineraries and information on changes to the plan which require approval be submitted.

Respondents are commercial or not-for-profit importers of nonhuman primates. The burden represents full submission of information and itinerary/change information respectively. There are no costs to respondents except for their time to complete the requisition process. The total estimated annual burden hours are 20.

Estimated Annualized Burden

RespondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Businesses (limited permit)2530/60
Businesses (extended permit)3510/60
Organizations (extended permit)15510/60
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Dated: March 12, 2006.

Joan F. Karr,

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

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[FR Doc. E6-4551 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]

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