National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, 62091-62092 [05-21567]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 208 / Friday, October 28, 2005 / Notices children and elderly who receive CSFP benefits during the month of April. FSP and FDPIR State, local or Tribal agencies complete the FNS–101. FNS requires State, local or Tribal agencies to report annually the actual number and racial/ethnic designation of households who receive FDPIR and/or FSP benefits in the month of July. On October 30, 1997, OMB issued revised standards for the classification of Federal data on race and ethnicity in a notice in the Federal Register (62 FR 58782). The OMB standards revise the racial and ethnic categories and require that respondents be offered the option of selecting one or more racial designations. On November 27, 2002, FNS published a proposed rule (67 FR 70861) to codify a general requirement for the new racial and ethnic data collection and reporting requirements and which would implement the new data collection and reporting for the FSP. On the same day, FNS published a Notice (67 FR 70916) on the proposed information collection requirements for CSFP, FDPIR, and FSP for public comment. The comment period for both the proposed rule and the Notice ended on January 27, 2003. FNS received comments on the proposed rule and considered them in writing the final rule. A final rule for the FSP is in the final stages of clearance. Once the final rule is published, FNS plans to implement the new information collection and reporting for all three programs. The current OMB approval of this information collection will expire on December 31, 2005. FNS had planned to publish the final rule in the latter half of 2005. However, the clearance was not completed within our expected timeframe. In order to ensure that we remain in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, FNS is providing a comment period for extending the current information collection for CSFP, FDPIR, and FSP. After the final rule has been published, FNS will formally announce the effective date(s) for each of the affected programs through implementing memoranda as appropriate and will provide copies of the revised forms at that time. Burden Estimate Respondents: Local agencies that administer the CSFP, FDPIR, and FSP. Number of Respondents: 2,867 (144 for CSFP, 110 for FDPIR, and 2,613 for FSP). Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: Form FNS–191: 144 local CSFP agencies once a year. Form FNS– VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Oct 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 101: 110 local FDPIR agencies and 2,613 local FSP agencies once a year. Estimate of Burden: Form FNS–191: The local CSFP agencies submit Form FNS–191 at an estimate of 1.92 hours per respondent, or 276.48 total hours. There is an additional recordkeeping burden of .08 hours per respondent for maintaining the responses, or 11.52 hours. Total burden is 288 hours. Form FNS–101: The local FDPIR and FSP agencies submit Form FNS–101 at an estimate of 2.17 hours per respondent, or 5,908.91 hours. There is an additional burden of .08 hours per respondent for maintaining the responses, or 217.84 hours. Total burden is 6,126.75 hours. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The revised annual reporting and recordkeeping burden for OMB No. 0584–0025 is estimated to be 6,414.75 hours, a reduction of 249.25 hours. The burden reduction is due to the decrease in the number of CSFP, FDPIR, and FSP agencies that will complete a report. Dated: October 26, 2005. George A. Braley, Associate Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–21630 Filed 10–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–031N] National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 15–16, 2005. At this meeting, the Agency will present and seek input on matters it will address in moving to a more risk-based approach to inspection as well as how to use data to enhance the effectiveness and the efficiency of this approach. Subcommittees will also meet on November 15, 2005, to discuss issues covered during the full committee session. The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, November 15 and Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62091 All Committee meetings will take place in the conference room at the south end of the USDA cafeteria located in the South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. A meeting agenda is available on the Internet at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/ NACMPI. FSIS welcomes comments on the topics to be discussed at the public meeting. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Mail, including floppy disks or CD– ROM’s, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 102, Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250. Electronic mail: fsis.regulationscomments@fsis.usda.gov. All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket number 05–031N. All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as research and background information used by FSIS in developing this document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The comments also will be posted on the Agency’s Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2005_Notices_Index/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Tynan for technical information at (202) 690–6522 or e-mail Robert.tynan@fsis.usda.gov and Sonya L. West for meeting information at (202) 690–1079, FAX (202) 690–6519, or email sonya.west@fsis.usda.gov. Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Ms. West no later than November 4, 2005, at the numbers above or by email. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Background On March 15, 2005, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to the Federal and State meat and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 205, and 301(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c)) and sections 5(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c), 8(b); and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 454(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c); 457(b), and 460(e)). The Administrator of FSIS is the chairperson of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is drawn E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 62092 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 208 / Friday, October 28, 2005 / Notices from representatives of consumer groups, producers, processors and marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product industries, state government officials, and academia. The current members of the NACMPI are: Dr. Gladys Bayse, Spelman College; Dr. David Carpenter, Southern Illinois University; Dr. James Denton, University of Arkansas; Mr. Darin Detwiler, Lake Washington School District; Mr. Kevin Elfering, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Ms. Sandra Eskin, Attorney; Mr. Mike Finnegan, Montana Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Govro, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Dr. Andrea Grondahl, North Dakota Department of Agriculture; Dr. Joseph Harris, Southwest Meat Association; Dr. Jill Hollingsworth, Food Marketing Institute; Mr. Michael Kowalcyk, Safe Tables Our Priority; Dr. Elizabeth Krushinskie, U.S. Poultry & Egg Association; Dr. Irene Leech, Virginia Citizens Consumer Council; Mr. Charles Link, Cargill Meat Solutions; Dr. Catherine Logue, North Dakota State University; and Mr. Mark Schad, Schad Meats. The Committee will break up into subcommittees to deliberate on specific issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee. The Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture. All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings and to submit written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee will review and discuss. The comments and the official transcript of the meeting, when they become available, will be kept in the FSIS Docket Room at the address provided. All comments received in response to this notice will be considered part of the public record and will be available for viewing in the FSIS Docket Room between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Members of the public will be required to register before entering the meeting. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:15 Oct 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals and other individuals who have asked to be included. The update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Listserv and web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service that 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 in 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 protect their accounts with passwords. This notice is published pursuant to 41 U.S.C 47(a)(2) and 41 CFR 51–2.3. Its purpose is to provide interested persons an opportunity to submit comments on the proposed actions. If the Committee approves the proposed additions, the entities of the Federal Government identified in the notice for each service will be required to procure the services listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action will not result in any additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities other than the small organizations that will furnish the services to the Government. 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. Procurement List Proposed Additions End of Certification Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Proposed Additions to Procurement List. The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: The Committee is proposing to add to the Procurement List services to be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Comments Must be Received on or Before: November 27, 2005. ADDRESS: Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202–3259. For Further Information or to Submit Comments Contact: Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or e-mail SKennerly@jwod.gov. Service Type/Location: Catering Service, Military Entrance Processing Station, 111 W. Huron Street, Buffalo, New York. NPA: Phoenix Frontier, Inc., Buffalo, New York. Contracting Activity: Directorate of Contracting, Fort Knox, Kentucky. Done in Washington, DC on October 25, 2005. Barbara J. Masters, Administrator. [FR Doc. 05–21567 Filed 10–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P AGENCY: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, West Point Gym, Building 705–C Barry Road, West Point Middle School, Building 705–A Barry Road, West Point, New York. NPA: Occupations, Inc., Middletown, New York. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 208 (Friday, October 28, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62091-62092]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-21567]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 05-031N]


National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection 
(NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 15-16, 2005. At this 
meeting, the Agency will present and seek input on matters it will 
address in moving to a more risk-based approach to inspection as well 
as how to use data to enhance the effectiveness and the efficiency of 
this approach. Subcommittees will also meet on November 15, 2005, to 
discuss issues covered during the full committee session.

DATES: The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, 
November 15 and Wednesday, November 16, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 
from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All Committee meetings will take place in the conference 
room at the south end of the USDA cafeteria located in the South 
Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW. A meeting agenda is available 
on the Internet at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/NACMPI. FSIS welcomes 
comments on the topics to be discussed at the public meeting. Comments 
may be submitted by any of the following methods:
    Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROM's, and hand- or courier-
delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety and Inspection Service, 300 12th 
Street, SW., Room 102, Cotton Annex, Washington, DC 20250.
    Electronic mail: fsis.regulationscomments@fsis.usda.gov. All 
submissions received must include the Agency name and docket number 05-
031N. All comments submitted in response to this notice, as well as 
research and background information used by FSIS in developing this 
document, will be available for public inspection in the FSIS Docket 
Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday. The comments also will be posted on the Agency's 
Web site at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2005_Notices_
Index/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Tynan for technical information 
at (202) 690-6522 or e-mail Robert.tynan@fsis.usda.gov and Sonya L. 
West for meeting information at (202) 690-1079, FAX (202) 690-6519, or 
e-mail sonya.west@fsis.usda.gov. Persons requiring a sign language 
interpreter or other special accommodations should notify Ms. West no 
later than November 4, 2005, at the numbers above or by e-mail.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 15, 2005, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the charter 
for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and recommendations to 
the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to the Federal and State meat 
and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 205, 
and 301(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 
U.S.C. 607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c)) and sections 
5(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c), 8(b); and 11(e) of the Poultry Products 
Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 454(a)(3), (a)(4), and (c); 457(b), and 
460(e)).
    The Administrator of FSIS is the chairperson of the Committee. 
Membership of the Committee is drawn

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from representatives of consumer groups, producers, processors and 
marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product industries, state 
government officials, and academia. The current members of the NACMPI 
are: Dr. Gladys Bayse, Spelman College; Dr. David Carpenter, Southern 
Illinois University; Dr. James Denton, University of Arkansas; Mr. 
Darin Detwiler, Lake Washington School District; Mr. Kevin Elfering, 
Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Ms. Sandra Eskin, Attorney; Mr. 
Mike Finnegan, Montana Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Govro, 
Oregon Department of Agriculture; Dr. Andrea Grondahl, North Dakota 
Department of Agriculture; Dr. Joseph Harris, Southwest Meat 
Association; Dr. Jill Hollingsworth, Food Marketing Institute; Mr. 
Michael Kowalcyk, Safe Tables Our Priority; Dr. Elizabeth Krushinskie, 
U.S. Poultry & Egg Association; Dr. Irene Leech, Virginia Citizens 
Consumer Council; Mr. Charles Link, Cargill Meat Solutions; Dr. 
Catherine Logue, North Dakota State University; and Mr. Mark Schad, 
Schad Meats.
    The Committee will break up into subcommittees to deliberate on 
specific issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee. The 
Committee makes recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture.
    All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings and to 
submit written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee 
will review and discuss. The comments and the official transcript of 
the meeting, when they become available, will be kept in the FSIS 
Docket Room at the address provided. All comments received in response 
to this notice will be considered part of the public record and will be 
available for viewing in the FSIS Docket Room between 8:30 a.m. and 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Members of the public will be 
required to register before entering the meeting.

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 constituents and stakeholders. The update is 
communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service 
for industry, trade and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied 
health professionals and other individuals who have asked to be 
included. The update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the 
Listserv and web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much 
broader, more diverse audience.
    In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service 
that 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 in 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 protect their accounts with passwords.

    Done in Washington, DC on October 25, 2005.
Barbara J. Masters,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 05-21567 Filed 10-27-05; 8:45 am]
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