U.S. Department of Agriculture Seeks Public Input on Extended Collection of Information About African Swine Fever

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced that it is seeking a 3-year extension of OMB’s prior approval of APHIS’ information collection associated with the control of African swine fever (ASF), a highly contagious and deadly disease affecting domestic and wild pigs, and restrictions on the movement of swine products and swine byproducts from Puerto Rico to the U.S. Virgin Islands. APHIS seeks the extension due to the outbreak of ASF in the Dominican Republic, which is in close proximity to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. APHIS is accepting public comments on the proposed information collection through May 2, 2022.