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Info Collections on Nursery Stock, Firearms Exports, Ozone-Depleting Substances Under Review

Friday, January 19, 2018
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Plants for Planting. The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Feb. 20 on the proposed revision and extension of an information collection associated with the category of plants for planting that are not authorized for importation pending pest risk analysis. Requests to remove a taxa from this category contain information collection activities that include (1) a description and/or map of the specific locations(s) of the areas in the exporting country where the plant, plant parts, or plant products are produced; (2) scientific name (including genus, species, and author names) and taxonomic classification of arthropods, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, viroids, mollusks, phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc., attacking the crop; and (3) plant part attacked by each pest, pest life stages associated with plant part attacked, and location of pest (in, on, or with commodity).

Firearms Exports. The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives is accepting comments through Feb. 20 on the proposed revision of form ATF F 9 (5320.9), Application and Permit for Permanent Exportation of Firearms. This form is typically used by a federal firearms licensee who has paid the special (occupational) tax to import, deal, or manufacture National Firearms Act firearms to seek approval to permanently export NFA firearms registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Once authorization has been granted, one copy of the form is retained by ATF and the remaining copies are returned to the exporter to establish that the exportation took place and claim relief from liability for the transfer tax.

Ozone-Depleting Substances. The Environmental Protection Agency is accepting comments through March 20 on its proposal to combine info a single information collection all of the recordkeeping and reporting of the production, import, export, transformation, destruction, transshipment, and exempted uses of ozone-depleting substances. The EPA states that this change would allow for the option of electronic reporting and improvements to the electronic forms.

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