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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) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Importation of Etiologic Agents (42 CFR 71.54)—(OMB Control No. 0920-0199 exp. 1/31/2011)—Revision—Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Start Printed Page 67374

Background and Brief Description

The Foreign Quarantine Regulations (42 CFR part 71) set forth provisions to prevent the introduction, transmission, and spread of communicable disease from foreign countries into the United States. Subpart F—Importations—contains provisions for importation of etiologic agents, hosts, and vectors (42 CFR 71.54), requiring persons that import these materials to obtain a permit issued by the CDC. This request is for the information collection requirements contained in 42 CFR 71.54 for issuance of permits by CDC to importers of etiologic agents, hosts, or vectors of human disease. The revisions to the “Application for Permit to Import or Transport Etiologic Agents, Hosts, or Vectors of Human Disease are primarily changes to forms to clarify instructions, correct editorial errors from previous submission, and reformat the structure of the forms based on the day-to-day processing of these forms. The “Application for Permit to Import or Transport Live Bats” is not being revised at this time.

CDC is requesting continued OMB approval to collect this information through the use of two separate forms for a 3 year period. These forms are: (1) Application for Permit to Import or Transport Etiologic Agents, Hosts, or Vectors of Human Disease and (2) Application for Permit to Import or Transport Live Bats.

The Application for Permit to Import or Transport Etiologic Agents, Hosts, or Vectors of Human Disease will be used by laboratory facilities, such as those operated by government agencies, universities, research institutions, and zoologic exhibitions, and also by importers of nonhuman primate trophy materials, such as hunters or taxidermists, to request permits for the importation of etiologic agents, hosts, or vectors of human disease. The Application for Permit to Import or Transport Etiologic Agents, Hosts, or Vectors of Human Disease requests applicant and sender contact information; description of material for importation; facility isolation and containment information; and personnel qualifications.

The Application for Permit to Import or Transport Live Bats will be used by laboratory facilities such as those operated by government agencies, universities, research institutions, and zoologic exhibitions entities to request importation and subsequent distribution after importation of live bats. The Application for Permit to Import or Transport Live Bats requests applicant and sender contact information; a description and intended use of bats to be imported; facility isolation and containment information; and personnel qualifications.

There is no cost to respondents except their time. The total estimated annual burden hours are 670.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
Applicants Requesting to Import Etiologic Agents71.54 Application Permit for Etiologic Agents2,000120/60
Applicants Requesting to Import Bats71.54 Application Permit to Import or Transport Live Bats10120/60
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Dated: October 27, 2010.

Carol E. Walker,

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

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[FR Doc. 2010-27606 Filed 11-1-10; 8:45 am]

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