Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Seafood Inspection and Certification Requirements, 6416-6417 [05-2286]

Download as PDF 6416 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / Notices II. Method of Collection Forms submitted in paper or electronic format. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0440. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 35. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 175. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $175. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 27, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2285 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–08–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 020105K] Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Seafood Inspection and Certification Requirements National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 21:04 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Rita Creitz, F/SI, Room 10840, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910–3282 (phone 301– 713–2355, ext. 218). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) operates a voluntary fee-forservice seafood inspection program (Program) under the authorities of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, and the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970. The regulations for the Program are contained in 50 CFR Part 260. The Program offers inspection grading and certification services, including the use of official quality grade marks which indicate that specific products have been Federally inspected. Qualified participants are permitted to use the Program’s official quality grade marks on their products to facilitate trade of fishery products. The participants in the inspection program are requested to submit specific information pertaining to the type of inspection services requested [Sec. 260.15]. In all cases, applicants provide information regarding the type of products to be inspected, the quantity, and location of the product. There are also application requirements if there is an appeal of previous inspection results [Sec. 260.36]. Participants requesting regular inspection services on a contractual basis also submit a contract [Sec. 260.96]. The participants interested in using official grade marks are required to submit product labels and specifications for review and approval to ensure compliance with mandatory labeling regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as well as proper use of the Program’s marks [Sec. 260.97 (12) and (13)]. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Current regulations state requirements for approval of drawings and specifications prior to approval of facilities [Sec. 260.96 (b) and (c)]. There are no respondents under this section. The Program will amend this part of the regulations in a future action. In July 1992, NMFS announced new inspection services, which were fully based on guidelines recommended by the National Academy of Sciences, known as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). The information collection requirements fall under Sec. 260.15 of the regulations. These guidelines required that a facility’s quality control system have a written plan of the operation, identification of control points with acceptance criteria and a corrective action plan, as well as identified personnel responsible for oversight of the system. The HACCP requires continuing monitoring and recordkeeping by the facility’s personnel. Although HACCP involves substantial self-monitoring by the industry, the HACCP-based program is not a selfcertification program. It relies on unannounced system audits by NMFS. The frequency of audits is determined by the ability of the firm to monitor its operation. By means of these audits, NMFS reviews the records produced through the Program participant’s selfmonitoring. The audits determine whether the participant’s HACCP-based system is in compliance by checking for overall sanitation, accordance with good manufacturing practices, labeling, and other requirements. In addition, inprocess reviews, end-product sampling, and laboratory analyses are performed by NMFS at frequencies based on the potential consumer risk associated with the product and/or the firm’s history of compliance with the Program’s criteria. The information collected is used to determine a participant’s compliance with the program. The reported information, a HACCP plan, is needed only once. Other information is collected and kept by the participant as part of its routine monitoring activities. NMFS audits the participant’s records on unannounced frequencies to further determine compliance. II. Method of Collection Information will be obtained via telephone, fax, hard-copy submission, or audit conducted by NMFS personnel. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0266. Form Number: NOAA Forms 89-800, 89-814, and 89-819. Type of Review: Regular submission. E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / Notices Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,082. Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for an application of inspection services; 5 minutes for an application for an appeal; 5 minutes for submitting a contract; 30 minutes to submit a label and specification; 105 hours for a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan; and 80 hours for HACCP monitoring and recordkeeping. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,065. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,579. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 28, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2286 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45am] OMB Approval Number: None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 143. Number of Respondents: 330. Average Hours Per Response: 30 minutes for mail survey; 6 minutes for phone follow-up. Needs and Uses: The objective of the pretest is to test a survey instrument that will be used to collect data for measuring the preferences, and economic values, that U.S. residents have for protecting Steller sea lions, a listed species under the Endangered Species Act. These preferences are currently not known, but are needed to improve Steller sea lion management decisions. The pretest consists of conducting a small-scale mail survey of U.S. households that will collect information needed to evaluate the survey instrument and implementation. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Frequency: One time. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or DavidlRostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: January 28, 2005. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–2287 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S BILLING CODE 3510–22–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [I.D. 020105L] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration The Department of Commerce has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Steller Sea Lion Protection Pretest Economic Survey. Form Number(s): None. [I.D. 020105M] VerDate jul<14>2003 21:04 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Evaluation of the Coastal Services Magazine and the Coastal Connections Newsletter National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6417 effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to: Donna McCaskill, NOAA Coastal Services Center, 2234 South Hobson Avenue, Charleston, SC 29405 (or via the Internet at Donna.Mccaskill@noaa.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Coastal Services Center (Center) produces two publications for coastal resource managers, the bi-monthly Coastal Services magazine and the bimonthly Coastal Connections newsletter. This research will be used by the NOAA Coastal Services Center to obtain information from our subscribers to evaluate customer satisfaction, learning, and application regarding the two publications. II. Method of Collection A paper survey to subscribers. III. Data OMB Number: None. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Publication subscribers including Federal government; State, Local, or Tribal government staff (e.g., natural resource management agencies); not-for-profit institutions; academia. Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Time Per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 300 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 24 (Monday, February 7, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-2286]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 020105K]


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Seafood 
Inspection and Certification Requirements

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on 
proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before April 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental 
Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th 
and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet 
at dHynek@doc.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should 
be directed to Rita Creitz, F/SI, Room 10840, 1315 East-West Highway, 
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282 (phone 301-713-2355, ext. 218).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) operates a voluntary 
fee-for-service seafood inspection program (Program) under the 
authorities of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, the 
Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, and the Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 
1970.
    The regulations for the Program are contained in 50 CFR Part 260. 
The Program offers inspection grading and certification services, 
including the use of official quality grade marks which indicate that 
specific products have been Federally inspected. Qualified participants 
are permitted to use the Program's official quality grade marks on 
their products to facilitate trade of fishery products.
    The participants in the inspection program are requested to submit 
specific information pertaining to the type of inspection services 
requested [Sec. 260.15]. In all cases, applicants provide information 
regarding the type of products to be inspected, the quantity, and 
location of the product. There are also application requirements if 
there is an appeal of previous inspection results [Sec. 260.36]. 
Participants requesting regular inspection services on a contractual 
basis also submit a contract [Sec. 260.96]. The participants interested 
in using official grade marks are required to submit product labels and 
specifications for review and approval to ensure compliance with 
mandatory labeling regulations established by the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration as well as proper use of the Program's marks [Sec. 
260.97 (12) and (13)].
    Current regulations state requirements for approval of drawings and 
specifications prior to approval of facilities [Sec. 260.96 (b) and 
(c)]. There are no respondents under this section. The Program will 
amend this part of the regulations in a future action.
    In July 1992, NMFS announced new inspection services, which were 
fully based on guidelines recommended by the National Academy of 
Sciences, known as Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). The 
information collection requirements fall under Sec. 260.15 of the 
regulations. These guidelines required that a facility's quality 
control system have a written plan of the operation, identification of 
control points with acceptance criteria and a corrective action plan, 
as well as identified personnel responsible for oversight of the 
system. The HACCP requires continuing monitoring and recordkeeping by 
the facility's personnel.
    Although HACCP involves substantial self-monitoring by the 
industry, the HACCP-based program is not a self-certification program. 
It relies on unannounced system audits by NMFS. The frequency of audits 
is determined by the ability of the firm to monitor its operation. By 
means of these audits, NMFS reviews the records produced through the 
Program participant's self-monitoring. The audits determine whether the 
participant's HACCP-based system is in compliance by checking for 
overall sanitation, accordance with good manufacturing practices, 
labeling, and other requirements. In addition, in-process reviews, end-
product sampling, and laboratory analyses are performed by NMFS at 
frequencies based on the potential consumer risk associated with the 
product and/or the firm's history of compliance with the Program's 
criteria.
    The information collected is used to determine a participant's 
compliance with the program. The reported information, a HACCP plan, is 
needed only once. Other information is collected and kept by the 
participant as part of its routine monitoring activities. NMFS audits 
the participant's records on unannounced frequencies to further 
determine compliance.

II. Method of Collection

    Information will be obtained via telephone, fax, hard-copy 
submission, or audit conducted by NMFS personnel.

III. Data

    OMB Number: 0648-0266.
    Form Number: NOAA Forms 89-800, 89-814, and 89-819.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.

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    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 7,082.
    Estimated Time Per Response: 5 minutes for an application of 
inspection services; 5 minutes for an application for an appeal; 5 
minutes for submitting a contract; 30 minutes to submit a label and 
specification; 105 hours for a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point 
(HACCP) plan; and 80 hours for HACCP monitoring and recordkeeping.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13,065.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $3,579.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on: (a) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden 
(including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; 
(c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

    Dated: January 28, 2005.
Gwellnar Banks,
Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 05-2286 Filed 2-4-05; 8:45am]
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