New Technology Web Site Contents; Response to Comments, 60784-60786 [05-20908]

Download as PDF 60784 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 201 Wednesday, October 19, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 13, 2005. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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[FR Doc. 05–20907 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–014N] New Technology Web Site Contents; Response to Comments Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability on its Web site of information regarding new technologies for use in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products that the Agency has received and for which FSIS has written a ‘‘No Objection’’ letter. The Web site will include brief descriptions of the new technologies. The availability of this information should increase public and industry awareness of new technologies and foster their use by small and very small plants. DATES: This notice is effective November 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaukat H. Syed, D.V.M., Director, New Technology Staff, Office of Policy, Program, and Employee Development, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2932, South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700; telephone (202) 205–0675, facsimile (202) 205– 0080. FSIS has a longstanding interest in technologies used in livestock and poultry slaughter and in meat and poultry and egg product processing establishments. The development and proper use of technology can contribute significantly to improvements in the safety of the food supply, especially with regard to reducing threats posed by pathogenic microorganisms. FSIS defines the term ‘‘new technology’’ as new, or new applications of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or procedures SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, poultry, or egg products. New technologies have resulted in significant improvements in the food safety of meat and poultry products in recent years. On February 11, 2003, FSIS published a notice in the Federal Register titled ‘‘FSIS Procedures for Notification of New Technology’’ (68 FR 6873). This notice established new, flexible procedures to encourage the development and use of new technologies in livestock and poultry slaughter establishments and in meat, poultry, and egg product processing establishments. On August 12, 2003, the Under Secretary for Food Safety announced the formation of the New Technology Staff (NTS). Located within FSIS, the NTS is charged with reviewing new technologies that companies intend to use in the slaughter of livestock and poultry and in the processing of meat, poultry, and egg products. Review by the NTS is intended to ensure that the use of new technologies is consistent with Agency regulations, and that the technologies will not adversely affect product safety, inspection procedures, or the safety of FSIS inspection program personnel. On February 19, 2004, FSIS posted on its Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/New_ TechnologyNotification &ProtocolSubmission//index./asp a document titled ‘‘Guidance Procedures for Notification and Protocol Submission of New Technology.’’ This guidance document was intended to assist establishments in determining whether they need to notify FSIS of new technologies that they propose to use in livestock and poultry slaughter and in meat, poultry, and egg product processing establishments. This document also was intended to provide guidance on when establishments need to submit protocols for in-plant testing of new technologies. This guidance document replaced the procedures outlined in FSIS’ Federal Register notice of February 11, 2003 (68 FR 6873). On April 14, 2005, FSIS posted on its Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/New_ Technologies/index.asp a document titled ‘‘Guidance on Requesting a Waiver of Food Safety and Inspection Service Regulatory Requirements for the Use of New Technology.’’ This guidance on requesting a waiver informs meat and poultry slaughter and processing, egg product establishments, and other interested persons of the procedure for obtaining a regulatory waiver for a VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 limited period of time to test their new technology. On April 14, 2005, FSIS also posted on its Web site at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/ New_Technologies/index.asp a document titled ‘‘Standard Operating Procedures for Notification and Protocol Submission of New Technologies.’’ This document specifies the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the FSIS’ NTS when an official meat and poultry (slaughter or processing), egg product establishment, or company that manufactures technology for use in official establishments submits a notification to the Agency of its intent to use a new technology or submits a protocol to the Agency for an in-plant trial of a new technology. In an effort to encourage small and very small plants to use new technologies to achieve advances in food safety and in response to comments received at a public meeting on January 13, 2004, FSIS issued a Federal Register notice on June 18, 2004, announcing ‘‘New Technology Web Site Contents’’ and its intention to post on its Web site information regarding the use of new technologies in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products (69 FR 34119). The notice asked for comments on the value of the information to the public and the detrimental effects to a company if this information were made publicly available. Specifically, FSIS proposed posting on its Web site summaries of information about new technologies received by FSIS that are the subject of notifications. The summaries would provide brief descriptions of the new technologies that are the subjects of the notifications and protocols received from industry and would include the name of the submitter. Access to this new technologies Web site would be especially valuable to small and very small establishments, which often have only small or no research budgets or other resources for exploring technologies that could enhance their operating procedures; make them more effective and efficient; increase food safety; and increase the establishment’s security. The new technologies Web site will provide all establishments, but especially small and very small plants, with a cost effective way of learning what new technologies the Agency has received and with respect to whose use FSIS has written a ‘‘No Objection’’ letter. Having access to this information would allow establishments to be aware of, in a cost effective and timely manner, which new PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60785 technologies may be appropriate for use in their facilities. In response to the notice, FSIS received two comments. After reviewing these comments, FSIS has decided to post on its Web site summary information about the new technologies that the Agency has reviewed and for which it has issued a ‘‘No Objection’’ letter. Comments and Responses Comment: One commenter stated that FSIS should not disclose technical information pertaining to the new technology but should post only the project name, submitter’s name, and the ‘‘No Objection’’ letter date. The commenter stated that investment in the development of a new technology may exceed several hundred thousand dollars, and that this development work and investment should be protected. The commenter was concerned about disclosure of technical information. The commenter also stated that it is not the role of FSIS to be concerned about sharing new technologies developed by a company with other companies within the industry. Response: FSIS understands and appreciates the amount of time and money needed to develop a new technology and to submit a notification or a protocol to FSIS. FSIS also understands and appreciates an establishment’s concern about disclosure of technical information. FSIS believes, however, that sharing brief summary information on its Web site will not reveal any proprietary information but will promote industry awareness of technical innovations and encourage adoption of new ideas. Food safety is the mission of FSIS, and continued improvements in food safety will be achieved through the development and use of new technologies. Comment: The second commenter was opposed to the posting of any information about new technologies under review by FSIS that are intended to be used in the manufacture of meat, poultry, and egg products. The commenter stated that the information contained in the notifications and protocols is proprietary. Response: FSIS recognizes that a notification or protocol of a new technology may contain proprietary information. To protect this proprietary information from disclosure, FSIS intends to provide only a brief description of the new technology on the Web site and to post that description only after the Agency’s review is complete. If a submitter is concerned about the disclosure of proprietary E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 60786 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 201 / Wednesday, October 19, 2005 / Notices information or a trade secret, the submitter may provide a brief description of the new technology for posting on the Web site. The FSIS New Technology Web site will contain a listing of new technologies for which the Agency, after review, has issued a ‘‘No Objection’’ letter, which states that the Agency does not object to the use of the new technology. The Web site listing will provide the name of the company and a brief summary of the new technology, either provided by the submitting company or prepared by the Agency based on data provided by the submitter. The Web site listing will be updated on a weekly basis, and new technologies posted will remain on the Web site for a period of twelve months. Once the Agency determines that it has no objection to the use of a proposed new technology, it sends the submitting company a ‘‘No Objection’’ letter. The letter will include the description of the new technology that the Agency intends to post to the Web site. The letter will state that, if the company does not object within five (5) working days from the date it receives the letter, the Agency will post the included description of the technology on the Web site. If the company objects to the description, it should state that it objects to the description, explain the basis for its objection (e.g., proprietary agreement, confidential commercial information, etc.), and provide an alternate description. FSIS will post the alternate description, unless the Agency concludes that the description does not fairly describe the technology. In such a case, FSIS will post the description that it prepared. FSIS will notify the company of its decision. Paperwork Reduction Act Requirements FSIS has reviewed the paperwork and recordkeeping requirements in this notice in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520). FSIS has previously received approval from the Office of Management and Budget, under control number 0583–0127, to collect the information discussed in this notice. No new paperwork or recordkeeping requirements are being imposed on the industry as a result of this notice. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line through VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2005 Jkt 208001 the FSIS Web page located at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2005_Notices_Index/. FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The new technology update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. The new technology update is also available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service which provides an automatic and customized notification when popular pages are updated, including Federal Register publications and related documents. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/email_subscription/ and allows FSIS customers to sign up for subscription options across eight categories. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their account. Done at Washington, DC on October 14, 2005. Barbara J. Masters, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–20908 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1414 Expansion of Foreign–Trade Zone 222, Montgomery, Alabama, Area Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign– Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce, grantee of Foreign–Trade Zone 222, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 222 to include two sites at the Airport Industrial Commercial Park PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Site 3 - 1,044 acres) and at the Montgomery County Technology Park (Site 4 - 368 acres) in Montgomery, Alabama, adjacent to the Birmingham Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 57– 2004, filed 12/8/04); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (69 FR 74492, 12/14/04) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations would be satisfied, and that approval of the application would be in the public interest; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to expand FTZ 222 is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, and further subject to the Board’s standard 2,000–acre limit for the overall zone project. Signed at Washington, DC, this 5th day of October 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign–Trade Zones Board. Attest: Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–20931 Filed 10–18–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board Order No. 1415 Termination Of Foreign–Trade Subzone 74A, Sparrows Point, Maryland Pursuant to the authority granted in the Foreign–Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the Foreign–Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR Part 400), the Foreign–Trade Zones Board has adopted the following order: Whereas, on March 14, 1985, the Foreign–Trade Zones Board issued a grant of authority to the City of Baltimore (the City), authorizing the establishment of Foreign–Trade Subzone 74A at the Baltimore Marine Industries Inc. facility, Sparrows Point, Maryland (Board Order 290, 50 FR 13057, 4/2/85); Whereas, the City advised the Board on December 13, 2004 (FTZ Docket 2– 2005), that zone procedures were no longer needed at the facility and E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 05-014N]


New Technology Web Site Contents; Response to Comments

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing 
the availability on its Web site of information regarding new 
technologies for use in the production of meat, poultry, and egg 
products that the Agency has received and for which FSIS has written a 
``No Objection'' letter. The Web site will include brief descriptions 
of the new technologies. The availability of this information should 
increase public and industry awareness of new technologies and foster 
their use by small and very small plants.

DATES: This notice is effective November 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shaukat H. Syed, D.V.M., Director, New 
Technology Staff, Office of Policy, Program, and Employee Development, 
FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2932, South Agriculture 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700; 
telephone (202) 205-0675, facsimile (202) 205-0080.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FSIS has a longstanding interest in 
technologies used in livestock and poultry slaughter and in meat and 
poultry and egg product processing establishments. The development and 
proper use of technology can contribute significantly to improvements 
in the safety of the food supply, especially with regard to reducing 
threats posed by pathogenic microorganisms.
    FSIS defines the term ``new technology'' as new, or new 
applications of, equipment, substances, methods, processes, or 
procedures

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affecting the slaughter of livestock and poultry or processing of meat, 
poultry, or egg products. New technologies have resulted in significant 
improvements in the food safety of meat and poultry products in recent 
years.
    On February 11, 2003, FSIS published a notice in the Federal 
Register titled ``FSIS Procedures for Notification of New Technology'' 
(68 FR 6873). This notice established new, flexible procedures to 
encourage the development and use of new technologies in livestock and 
poultry slaughter establishments and in meat, poultry, and egg product 
processing establishments.
    On August 12, 2003, the Under Secretary for Food Safety announced 
the formation of the New Technology Staff (NTS). Located within FSIS, 
the NTS is charged with reviewing new technologies that companies 
intend to use in the slaughter of livestock and poultry and in the 
processing of meat, poultry, and egg products. Review by the NTS is 
intended to ensure that the use of new technologies is consistent with 
Agency regulations, and that the technologies will not adversely affect 
product safety, inspection procedures, or the safety of FSIS inspection 
program personnel.
    On February 19, 2004, FSIS posted on its Web site at http://
www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/New_ TechnologyNotification &ProtocolSubmission// index./ asp a document 
titled ``Guidance Procedures for Notification and Protocol Submission 
of New Technology.'' This guidance document was intended to assist 
establishments in determining whether they need to notify FSIS of new 
technologies that they propose to use in livestock and poultry 
slaughter and in meat, poultry, and egg product processing 
establishments. This document also was intended to provide guidance on 
when establishments need to submit protocols for in-plant testing of 
new technologies. This guidance document replaced the procedures 
outlined in FSIS' Federal Register notice of February 11, 2003 (68 FR 
6873).
    On April 14, 2005, FSIS posted on its Web site at http://
www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/New_Technologies/
index.asp a document titled ``Guidance on Requesting a Waiver of Food 
Safety and Inspection Service Regulatory Requirements for the Use of 
New Technology.'' This guidance on requesting a waiver informs meat and 
poultry slaughter and processing, egg product establishments, and other 
interested persons of the procedure for obtaining a regulatory waiver 
for a limited period of time to test their new technology.
    On April 14, 2005, FSIS also posted on its Web site at http://
www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/New_Technologies/
index.asp a document titled ``Standard Operating Procedures for 
Notification and Protocol Submission of New Technologies.'' This 
document specifies the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the 
FSIS' NTS when an official meat and poultry (slaughter or processing), 
egg product establishment, or company that manufactures technology for 
use in official establishments submits a notification to the Agency of 
its intent to use a new technology or submits a protocol to the Agency 
for an in-plant trial of a new technology.
    In an effort to encourage small and very small plants to use new 
technologies to achieve advances in food safety and in response to 
comments received at a public meeting on January 13, 2004, FSIS issued 
a Federal Register notice on June 18, 2004, announcing ``New Technology 
Web Site Contents'' and its intention to post on its Web site 
information regarding the use of new technologies in the production of 
meat, poultry, and egg products (69 FR 34119). The notice asked for 
comments on the value of the information to the public and the 
detrimental effects to a company if this information were made publicly 
available. Specifically, FSIS proposed posting on its Web site 
summaries of information about new technologies received by FSIS that 
are the subject of notifications. The summaries would provide brief 
descriptions of the new technologies that are the subjects of the 
notifications and protocols received from industry and would include 
the name of the submitter.
    Access to this new technologies Web site would be especially 
valuable to small and very small establishments, which often have only 
small or no research budgets or other resources for exploring 
technologies that could enhance their operating procedures; make them 
more effective and efficient; increase food safety; and increase the 
establishment's security. The new technologies Web site will provide 
all establishments, but especially small and very small plants, with a 
cost effective way of learning what new technologies the Agency has 
received and with respect to whose use FSIS has written a ``No 
Objection'' letter. Having access to this information would allow 
establishments to be aware of, in a cost effective and timely manner, 
which new technologies may be appropriate for use in their facilities.
    In response to the notice, FSIS received two comments. After 
reviewing these comments, FSIS has decided to post on its Web site 
summary information about the new technologies that the Agency has 
reviewed and for which it has issued a ``No Objection'' letter.

Comments and Responses

    Comment: One commenter stated that FSIS should not disclose 
technical information pertaining to the new technology but should post 
only the project name, submitter's name, and the ``No Objection'' 
letter date. The commenter stated that investment in the development of 
a new technology may exceed several hundred thousand dollars, and that 
this development work and investment should be protected. The commenter 
was concerned about disclosure of technical information. The commenter 
also stated that it is not the role of FSIS to be concerned about 
sharing new technologies developed by a company with other companies 
within the industry.
    Response: FSIS understands and appreciates the amount of time and 
money needed to develop a new technology and to submit a notification 
or a protocol to FSIS. FSIS also understands and appreciates an 
establishment's concern about disclosure of technical information. FSIS 
believes, however, that sharing brief summary information on its Web 
site will not reveal any proprietary information but will promote 
industry awareness of technical innovations and encourage adoption of 
new ideas. Food safety is the mission of FSIS, and continued 
improvements in food safety will be achieved through the development 
and use of new technologies.
    Comment: The second commenter was opposed to the posting of any 
information about new technologies under review by FSIS that are 
intended to be used in the manufacture of meat, poultry, and egg 
products. The commenter stated that the information contained in the 
notifications and protocols is proprietary.
    Response: FSIS recognizes that a notification or protocol of a new 
technology may contain proprietary information. To protect this 
proprietary information from disclosure, FSIS intends to provide only a 
brief description of the new technology on the Web site and to post 
that description only after the Agency's review is complete. If a 
submitter is concerned about the disclosure of proprietary

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information or a trade secret, the submitter may provide a brief 
description of the new technology for posting on the Web site.
    The FSIS New Technology Web site will contain a listing of new 
technologies for which the Agency, after review, has issued a ``No 
Objection'' letter, which states that the Agency does not object to the 
use of the new technology. The Web site listing will provide the name 
of the company and a brief summary of the new technology, either 
provided by the submitting company or prepared by the Agency based on 
data provided by the submitter. The Web site listing will be updated on 
a weekly basis, and new technologies posted will remain on the Web site 
for a period of twelve months.
    Once the Agency determines that it has no objection to the use of a 
proposed new technology, it sends the submitting company a ``No 
Objection'' letter. The letter will include the description of the new 
technology that the Agency intends to post to the Web site. The letter 
will state that, if the company does not object within five (5) working 
days from the date it receives the letter, the Agency will post the 
included description of the technology on the Web site. If the company 
objects to the description, it should state that it objects to the 
description, explain the basis for its objection (e.g., proprietary 
agreement, confidential commercial information, etc.), and provide an 
alternate description. FSIS will post the alternate description, unless 
the Agency concludes that the description does not fairly describe the 
technology. In such a case, FSIS will post the description that it 
prepared. FSIS will notify the company of its decision.

Paperwork Reduction Act Requirements

    FSIS has reviewed the paperwork and recordkeeping requirements in 
this notice in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 
3501-3520). FSIS has previously received approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget, under control number 0583-0127, to collect the 
information discussed in this notice. No new paperwork or recordkeeping 
requirements are being imposed on the industry as a result of this 
notice.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the 
public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line 
through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
regulations/2005_Notices_Index/. FSIS also will make copies of this 
Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent 
Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, 
procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public 
meetings, recalls, and other types of information that could affect or 
would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The new 
technology update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail 
subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, 
consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific 
professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. 
The new technology update is also available on the FSIS Web page. 
Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information 
to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an 
e-mail subscription service which provides an automatic and customized 
notification when popular pages are updated, including Federal Register 
publications and related documents. This service is available at http:/
/www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/email_subscription/ and allows 
FSIS customers to sign up for subscription options across eight 
categories. Options range from recalls to export information to 
regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete 
subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their 
account.

    Done at Washington, DC on October 14, 2005.
Barbara J. Masters,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-20908 Filed 10-18-05; 8:45 am]
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