Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgment Statement of Unregistered Pesticides (Non-substantive change)

ICR 202106-2070-003

OMB: 2070-0027

Federal Form Document

Forms and Documents
Document
Name
Status
Justification for No Material/Nonsubstantive Change
2021-06-30
Supplementary Document
2021-06-30
Supplementary Document
2021-06-30
ICR Details
2070-0027 202106-2070-003
Received in OIRA 201903-2070-002
EPA/OCSPP 0161.15
Foreign Purchaser Acknowledgment Statement of Unregistered Pesticides (Non-substantive change)
No material or nonsubstantive change to a currently approved collection   No
Regular 07/21/2021
  Requested Previously Approved
12/31/2022 12/31/2022
5,134 5,134
16,660 16,660
0 0

In order to facilitate the timely submission of FPAS paper documents during the COVID-19 public health emergency and to clear any backlog in submission of FPAS paper documents after the COVID-19 public health emergency, EPA is introducing a temporary, voluntary electronic reporting option. Electronic submissions of FPAS will be done via the Pesticide Submission Portal (“PSP” or “Pesticide Portal” ) which is accessed through EPA’s Central Data Exchange (CDX). Registered CDX users will be able to select “FPAS Submission” for a dropdown menu and upload one or more attachments for their submission. Consistent with paper FPAS submissions, there are no forms for this activity. The EPA does not currently provide a template nor mandate the use of a common form. Therefore, the exporter must develop and use their own FPAS. In preparing the statement, the exporter is free to format the document in any manner as long as it includes all of the required information. The exporter must obtain the signed statement from the foreign purchaser before the pesticide can be shipped. The regulatorily required content for FPAS submissions is described at https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/importing-and-exporting-pesticides.

US Code: 7 USC 136o Name of Law: Section 17 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  
None

Not associated with rulemaking

  83 FR 35273 07/25/2018
84 FR 11296 03/26/2019
Yes

  Total Request Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 5,134 5,134 0 0 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 16,660 16,660 0 0 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
No
No
There was no change in the estimated average response time for respondents. There is a decrease of 1,333 hours in the total estimated respondent burden compared with the ICR currently approved by OMB. This decrease reflects a reduction in the annual number of foreign purchaser acknowledgment statements received by EPA (from 3,024 to 2,774), which resulted in a corresponding decrease in the estimated annual burden hours for respondents (from 3,205 to 2,940 hours); and a reduction in the estimated annual burden associated with labeling requirements. The respondent burden associated with labeling requirements for unregistered exported pesticides decreased from 4,888 to 4,480 hours; and from 9,900 to 9,240 hours associated with labeling requirements for registered exported pesticides. The decrease in burden associated with labeling requirements is due to a reduction in the number of respondents per calendar years 2015-2017. Total labor costs for respondents decreased due to a decrease in the estimated number of respondents per calendar year from 2015-2017 and an update to the wage rate estimates, which incorporated higher estimates for benefits than was used in the previous renewal. These changes qualify as adjustments. There were program changes affecting the Agency burden estimate. There is an increase of 421 hours in the total estimated Agency burden compared with that identified in the ICR currently approved by OMB. The total Agency burden increased due to an increase in the EPA estimated hourly burden from 0.17 hours (around 10 minutes) per statement to 0.33 hours (around 20 minutes) per statement. This increase is due to processes added to ensure proper review of FPAS statements before being sent to the importing country. There has also been a change in the system used and steps for storing digital copies of the FPAS. Total labor costs for the Agency also increased due to changes in the wage rates made to reflect current wage rates. The new wage estimates incorporated higher estimates for benefits than was used in the previous renewal. These changes are an adjustment.

$78,932
No
    No
    No
No
No
No
Yes
Angela Hofmann 202 260-2922 [email protected]

  No

On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
The following is a summary of the topics, regarding the proposed collection of information, that the certification covers:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    (i) Why the information is being collected;
    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
    (iv) Nature of response (voluntary, required for a benefit, or mandatory);
    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
    (vi) Need to display currently valid OMB control number;
 
 
 
If you are unable to certify compliance with any of these provisions, identify the item by leaving the box unchecked and explain the reason in the Supporting Statement.
07/21/2021


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