Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk; Extension of the Comment Period, 7692-7693 [E8-2454]

Download as PDF 7692 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2008 / Proposed Rules Comments Due Date DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (a) The FAA must receive comments on this AD action by March 27, 2008. Food and Drug Administration Affected ADs 21 CFR Part 133 (b) This AD supersedes AD 2001–26–19. Applicability (c) This AD applies to Boeing Model 767– 200, –300, and –400ER series airplanes, certificated in any category, as identified in Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–25–0428, dated August 23, 2007. Unsafe Condition (d) This AD results from reports that entry and service doors did not open fully during deployment of emergency escape slides, and additional reports of missing snap rings. We are issuing this AD to prevent failure of an entry or service door to open fully in the event of an emergency evacuation, which could impede exit from the airplane. This condition could result in injury to passengers or crewmembers. Compliance (e) You are responsible for having the actions required by this AD performed within the compliance times specified, unless the actions have already been done. Replacement (f) Within 48 months after the effective date of this AD, replace the separation link assembly on the deployment bar of the emergency escape system on all the applicable entry and service doors with an improved separation link assembly, and do all the applicable related investigative and corrective actions, by accomplishing all of the applicable actions specified in the Accomplishment Instructions of Boeing Special Attention Service Bulletin 767–25– 0428, dated August 23, 2007. Alternative Methods of Compliance (AMOCs) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS (g)(1) The Manager, Seattle Aircraft Certification Office, Transport Airplane Directorate, FAA, has the authority to approve AMOCs for this AD, if requested in accordance with the procedures found in 14 CFR 39.19. (2) To request a different method of compliance or a different compliance time for this AD, follow the procedures in 14 CFR 39.19. Before using any approved AMOC on any airplane to which the AMOC applies, notify your appropriate principal inspector (PI) in the FAA Flight Standards District Office (FSDO), or lacking a PI, your local FSDO. Issued in Renton, Washington, on January 31, 2008. Ali Bahrami, Manager, Transport Airplane Directorate, Aircraft Certification Service. [FR Doc. 08–571 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Feb 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 [Docket No. FDA–2008–P–0086] (formerly Docket No. 2000P–0586) Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use of Ultrafiltered Milk; Extension of the Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Proposed rule; extension of the comment period. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period until April 11, 2008, for a proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register of October 19, 2005 (70 FR 60751). FDA issued a Federal Register notice to reopen the comment period on this proposal on December 11, 2007 (72 FR 70251), to seek further comment on only two specific issues raised by the comments concerning the proposed ingredient declaration. The agency is extending this comment period in response to a request to give interested parties additional time to provide the information requested by FDA in that notice. DATES: Submit written or electronic comments by April 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA–2008–P– 0086, by any of the following methods: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Written Submissions Submit written submissions in the following ways: • FAX: 301–827–6870. • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier [For paper, disk, or CD–ROM submissions]: Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. To ensure more timely processing of comments, FDA is no longer accepting comments submitted to the agency by email. FDA encourages you to continue to submit electronic comments by using the Federal eRulemaking Portal, as described previously, in the ADDRESSES portion of this document under Electronic Submissions. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Docket No(s). and Regulatory Information Number (RIN) (if a RIN number has been assigned) for this rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number(s), found in brackets in the heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ritu Nalubola, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–820), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301– 436–2371. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of October 19, 2005 (70 FR 60751), FDA proposed to amend the definitions of ‘‘milk’’ and ‘‘nonfat’’ milk in § 133.3 (21 CFR 133.3) for cheeses and related cheese products to: (1) Provide for ultrafiltration of milk and nonfat milk; (2) define UF milk and UF nonfat milk as raw or pasteurized milk or nonfat milk that is passed over one or more semipermeable membranes to partially remove water, lactose, minerals, and water-soluble vitamins without altering the casein-to-whey protein ratio of the milk or nonfat milk and resulting in a liquid product; and (3) require that such treated milk be declared in the ingredient statement of the finished food as ‘‘ultrafiltered milk’’ and ‘‘ultrafiltered nonfat milk,’’ respectively. The agency received about 24 responses, each containing one or more comments to the 2005 proposal. Most comments supported the proposed use of fluid UF milk in standardized cheeses and related cheese products and several comments encouraged the agency to adopt the definition of fluid UF milk as proposed. However, although they did not disagree that fluid UF milk is significantly different from ‘‘milk,’’ several comments opposed the proposed provision to require fluid UF milk or fluid UF nonfat milk to be declared as ‘‘ultrafiltered milk’’ or ‘‘ultrafiltered nonfat milk,’’ respectively. They cited several reasons for their opposition. FDA reopened the comment period on the proposed rule on December 11, 2007 E:\FR\FM\11FEP1.SGM 11FEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2008 / Proposed Rules (72 FR 70251) to seek public comment only with respect to two issues raised in the comments that opposed the proposed provision to require fluid UF milk or fluid UF nonfat milk to be declared as ‘‘ultrafiltered milk’’ or ‘‘ultrafiltered nonfat milk,’’ respectively: (1) That, due to economic and logistical burdens, it would be impracticable for cheese manufacturers to comply with the labeling requirement; and (2) that the proposed provision to declare fluid UF milk as ‘‘ultrafiltered milk’’ would be misleading to consumers in that consumers incorrectly believe that cheeses that declare ‘‘ultrafiltered milk’’ as an ingredient are different from those cheeses that declare ‘‘milk’’ as an ingredient or ‘‘milk and ultrafiltered milk’’ as ingredients. The agency has received a request for an additional 60 days to respond to the questions FDA asked in its December 11, 2007, document. The request expressed concern that the reopening of the comment period did not allow adequate time to provide the data and information that FDA requested. FDA has considered the request and is extending the request for an additional 60 days until April 11, 2008. The agency believes that this additional time will provide interested parties sufficient time to respond to the questions raised in the December 11, 2007, docment. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS II. Request for Comments Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that on January 15, 2008, the FDA Web site transitioned to the Federal Dockets Management System (FDMS). FDMS is a Government-wide, electronic docket management system. Electronic submissions will be accepted by FDA through FDMS only. Dated: February 6, 2008. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E8–2454 Filed 2–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Feb 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 29 CFR Part 29 RIN 1205–AB50 Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations; Extension of Time for Comments Employment and Training Administration, Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document informs the public that the comment period for the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for Apprenticeship Programs, Labor Standards for Registration, Amendment of Regulations, published December 13, 2007 (72 FR 71020), has been extended for 30 days. DATES: To ensure consideration, comments must be in writing and must be received on or before March 12, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1205–AB50, by either one of the two following methods: • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the Web site instructions for submitting comments. • Mail/Hand Delivery/Courier: Written comments, disk, and CD-Rom submissions may be mailed or delivered by hand delivery/courier to Thomas M. Dowd, Administrator, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: Please submit one copy of your comments by only one method. All submissions received must include the agency name, as well as RIN 1205AB50. Please be advised that the Department of Labor (Department) will post all comments received on www.regulations.gov without making any change to the comments, including any personal information provided. The www.regulations.gov Web site is the Federal e-rulemaking portal and all comments posted there are available and accessible to the public. Therefore, the Department recommends that commenters safeguard their personal information such as Social Security Numbers, personal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses included in their comments. It is the responsibility of the commenter to safeguard his or her information. Also, please note that due to security concerns, postal mail delivery in PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 7693 Washington, DC, may be delayed. Therefore, in order to ensure that comments receive full consideration, the Department encourages the public to submit comments via the Internet as indicated above. Docket: The Department will make all the comments it receives available for public inspection during normal business hours at the above address. If you need assistance to review the comments, the Department will provide you with appropriate aids such as readers or print magnifiers. The Department will make copies of the proposed rule available, upon request, in large print or electronic file on computer disk. The Department will consider providing the proposed rule in other formats upon request. To schedule an appointment to review the comments and/or obtain the proposed rule in an alternate format, contact the office of Thomas M. Dowd at (202) 693–3700 (VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number) or (877) 889–5627 (TTY/TDD). You may also contact Mr. Dowd’s office at the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherril Hurd, Acting Regulation Unit Team Leader, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room N–5641, Washington, DC 20210; E-mail hurd.sherril@dol.gov; Telephone (202) 693–3700 (this is not a toll-free number). Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may access the telephone number above via TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at (800) 877–8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is extending by 30 days, the comment period for the NPRM proposing revisions to the apprenticeship regulations published on December 13, 2007 (72 FR 71020). Regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act at Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 29 have not been updated since first promulgated in 1977. These regulations establish, for certain Federal purposes, labor standards, policies and procedures for the registration, cancellation and deregistration of apprenticeship programs, and apprenticeship agreements. Part 29 also provides for the recognition of a State Apprenticeship Agency (SAA) as an agency authorized to register local apprenticeship programs for Federal purposes, and for the revocation of such recognition. On December 13, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register proposed revisions to update 29 CFR E:\FR\FM\11FEP1.SGM 11FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2008)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 7692-7693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-2454]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Part 133

[Docket No. FDA-2008-P-0086] (formerly Docket No. 2000P-0586)


Cheeses and Related Cheese Products; Proposal to Permit the Use 
of Ultrafiltered Milk; Extension of the Comment Period

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the 
comment period until April 11, 2008, for a proposed rule that was 
published in the Federal Register of October 19, 2005 (70 FR 60751). 
FDA issued a Federal Register notice to reopen the comment period on 
this proposal on December 11, 2007 (72 FR 70251), to seek further 
comment on only two specific issues raised by the comments concerning 
the proposed ingredient declaration. The agency is extending this 
comment period in response to a request to give interested parties 
additional time to provide the information requested by FDA in that 
notice.

DATES: Submit written or electronic comments by April 11, 2008.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA-2008-
P-0086, by any of the following methods:
Electronic Submissions
    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Written Submissions
    Submit written submissions in the following ways:
     FAX: 301-827-6870.
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier [For paper, disk, or CD-ROM 
submissions]: Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
    To ensure more timely processing of comments, FDA is no longer 
accepting comments submitted to the agency by e-mail. FDA encourages 
you to continue to submit electronic comments by using the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal, as described previously, in the ADDRESSES portion 
of this document under Electronic Submissions.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name 
and Docket No(s). and Regulatory Information Number (RIN) (if a RIN 
number has been assigned) for this rulemaking. All comments received 
may be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided. For additional information on 
submitting comments, see the ``Comments'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the 
docket number(s), found in brackets in the heading of this document, 
into the ``Search'' box and follow the prompts and/or go to the 
Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061, Rockville, 
MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ritu Nalubola, Center for Food Safety 
and Applied Nutrition (HFS-820), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 
Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 301-436-2371.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    In the Federal Register of October 19, 2005 (70 FR 60751), FDA 
proposed to amend the definitions of ``milk'' and ``nonfat'' milk in 
Sec.  133.3 (21 CFR 133.3) for cheeses and related cheese products to: 
(1) Provide for ultrafiltration of milk and nonfat milk; (2) define UF 
milk and UF nonfat milk as raw or pasteurized milk or nonfat milk that 
is passed over one or more semipermeable membranes to partially remove 
water, lactose, minerals, and water-soluble vitamins without altering 
the casein-to-whey protein ratio of the milk or nonfat milk and 
resulting in a liquid product; and (3) require that such treated milk 
be declared in the ingredient statement of the finished food as 
``ultrafiltered milk'' and ``ultrafiltered nonfat milk,'' respectively.
    The agency received about 24 responses, each containing one or more 
comments to the 2005 proposal. Most comments supported the proposed use 
of fluid UF milk in standardized cheeses and related cheese products 
and several comments encouraged the agency to adopt the definition of 
fluid UF milk as proposed. However, although they did not disagree that 
fluid UF milk is significantly different from ``milk,'' several 
comments opposed the proposed provision to require fluid UF milk or 
fluid UF nonfat milk to be declared as ``ultrafiltered milk'' or 
``ultrafiltered nonfat milk,'' respectively. They cited several reasons 
for their opposition.
    FDA reopened the comment period on the proposed rule on December 
11, 2007

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(72 FR 70251) to seek public comment only with respect to two issues 
raised in the comments that opposed the proposed provision to require 
fluid UF milk or fluid UF nonfat milk to be declared as ``ultrafiltered 
milk'' or ``ultrafiltered nonfat milk,'' respectively: (1) That, due to 
economic and logistical burdens, it would be impracticable for cheese 
manufacturers to comply with the labeling requirement; and (2) that the 
proposed provision to declare fluid UF milk as ``ultrafiltered milk'' 
would be misleading to consumers in that consumers incorrectly believe 
that cheeses that declare ``ultrafiltered milk'' as an ingredient are 
different from those cheeses that declare ``milk'' as an ingredient or 
``milk and ultrafiltered milk'' as ingredients.
    The agency has received a request for an additional 60 days to 
respond to the questions FDA asked in its December 11, 2007, document. 
The request expressed concern that the reopening of the comment period 
did not allow adequate time to provide the data and information that 
FDA requested.
    FDA has considered the request and is extending the request for an 
additional 60 days until April 11, 2008. The agency believes that this 
additional time will provide interested parties sufficient time to 
respond to the questions raised in the December 11, 2007, docment.

II. Request for Comments

    Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management 
(see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments regarding this document. 
Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any 
mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. 
Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets 
in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the 
Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.
    Please note that on January 15, 2008, the FDA Web site transitioned 
to the Federal Dockets Management System (FDMS). FDMS is a Government-
wide, electronic docket management system. Electronic submissions will 
be accepted by FDA through FDMS only.

    Dated: February 6, 2008.
Jeffrey Shuren,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-2454 Filed 2-8-08; 8:45 am]
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