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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 111 / Friday, June 9, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES to provide consumers with voluntary Federal meat grading and certification services that facilitate the marketing of meat and meat products. These services are provided under the authority of 7 CFR part 54—Meats, Prepared Meats, and Meat Products (Grading, Certification, and Standards). The customer service survey is used to gather information from its customers to determine the quality of service provided. Once an applicant request services, there is no way to determine the quality of service that is provided. Need and Use of the Information: Agricultural Marketing Service will collect information to evaluate services and assist in planning and managing the program. The information from the survey is strictly voluntary and will be used to continually improve the services. Description of Respondents: Business or other-for-profit. Number of Respondents: 12. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 1. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). OMB Control Number: 0581–0235. Summary of Collection: The purposes of the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP) are to increase domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by improving and expanding, assisting in the improvement and expansion, and to develop or aid in the development of new domestic farmers’ markets, roadside stands, community-supported agriculture programs, and other direct producer-to-consumer infrastructure. The Farmer-to-Consumer Marketing Act of 1976 (Act) directs USDA to encourage the direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers, and to promote the development and expansion of direct marketing of agricultural commodities from farmers to consumers. The recently authorized Farmer’s Market Promotion Program (FMPP) (7 U.S.C. 3005), section 6 of 7 U.S.C. 3004 directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ‘‘carry out a program to make grants to eligible entities for projects to establish, expand, and promote farmers’ markets.’’ Need and Use of the Information: Grant application information will establish eligibility, requirements, review and approval process and grant administration procedures for the FMPP. Description of Respondents: State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 415. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:01 Jun 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 3,208. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–8971 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request June 6, 2006. 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Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 12. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 170. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–8984 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [FDMS Docket No. FSIS–2006–0004] International Standard-Setting Activities Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: • SUMMARY: This is an attachment that was inadvertently left out of the notice that published on June 6, 2006. (71 FR 32504). For the readers convenience this goes with Attachment 1. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. Edward Scarbrough, PhD, United States Manager for Codex, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, Room 4861, E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 33436 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 111 / Friday, June 9, 2006 / Notices South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700; (202) 205– 7760. For information pertaining to particular committees, the delegate of that committee may be contacted. (A complete list of U.S. delegates and alternate delegates can be found in Attachment 2 to this notice.) • General Standard for Food Additives: Draft Food. Additive Provisions (in Tables 1, 2, and 3) • International Numbering System. • Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives. • Inventory of Processing Aids. Done in Washington, DC: June 6, 2006. Mary Ann Riley, FSIS, Liaison Officer. To be consideredat Step 8: • Maximum Level for Lead of 0.3 mg/ kg in Fish. • Maximum Levels for Cadmium in polished rice of 0.4 mg/kg, and in marine bivalve mollusks (excluding oysters and scallops) and in cephalopods (without viscera) of 2 mg/ kg. To be consideredat Step 5/8: • Proposed Amendment to the Preamble of the Codex General Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Foods (GSCTF). • Proposed Draft Appendix to the Codex Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Tree Nuts to address additional measures for the prevention and reduction of aflatoxin in Brazil nuts. • Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Foods and Feeds. • Proposed Draft Guidelines Levels for Radionuclides in Foods Contaminated Following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency for Use in International Trade. To be consideredat Step 5: • Proposed Draft Maximum Level for Aflatoxin in ready-to-eat almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios. • Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Tin of 250 mg/kg in canned foods other than beverages, and 150 mg/kg in canned beverages. To be consideredfor New Work: • To revise the Preamble of the GSCTF to remove the procedural provisions; to include them in the Procedural Manual; to amend the complementary food categorization system for the GCSFT; to align the language of the Preamble with the definitions contained in the Procedural Manual; to update the provision in the Procedural Manual regarding toxins. • Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of Acrylamide in Food. • Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Food. • Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Wine. The Committee is continuing work on: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants The Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC) (a) establishes or endorses permitted maximum or guideline levels for individual food additives, contaminants, and naturally occurring toxicants in food and animal feed; (b) prepares priority lists of food additives and contaminants for toxicological evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); (c) recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by the Commission; (d) considers methods of analysis for food additive and contaminants; and (e) considers and elaborates standards and codes for related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as such and food irradiation. The following matters are under consideration by the Commission at its 29th Session in July 2006. The relevant document is ALINORM 6/29/12. • Revised Terms of Reference on the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants. Food Additives To be considered at Step 8: • General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Draft Food Additive Provisions in Tables 1 and 2. • Draft Revised Preamble to the GSFA. To be considered at Step 5/8: • General Standard for Food Additives: Proposed Draft Food Additive Provisions in Tables 1, 2 and 3. • Advisory Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food Additives. • Proposed Draft Revisions to the Codex International Numbering System for Food Additives. To be considered for Revocation and Discontinuation of work: • Proposed Draft and Draft Food Additive Provisions in the GSFA. To be considered for New Work: • Guidelines for the use of flavoring agents. The Committee is continuing work on: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:01 Jun 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Contaminants PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Maximum levels for aflatoxin in almonds, hazelnuts, and pistachios for further processing. • Discussion Paper of Aflatoxin Contamination in Brazil Nuts. • Proposed draft sampling plan for Aflatoxin Contamination in Almonds, Brazil nuts, Hazelnuts and Pistachios. • Discussion paper on Deoxynivalenol (DON). • Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Coffee. • Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Cocoa. • Proposed Draft maximum levels for 3-monochloropropanediol (3–MCPD) in liquid condiment containing HVPs. • Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Reduction of Chloropropanols during the Production of Acid Hydrolized Vegetable Protein (HVP) and Products that Contain Acid HVP. • Discussion paper on Methylmercury in Fish. • Discussion paper on Aflatoxins in Dried Figs. General Issues • Priority List of Food Additives, Contaminants and Naturally Occurring Toxicants Proposed for Evaluation by JECFA. Responsible Agency: HHS/FDA. U.S. Participation: Yes. [FR Doc. E6–9050 Filed 6–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Yreka, California, June 19, 2006. The meeting will include routine business, and two presentations from the Salmon River Restoration Council and the Siskiyou Fire Safe Council on previously funded RAC grants. DATES: The meeting will be held June 19, 2006, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Yreka High School Library, Preece Way, Yreka, California. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[FDMS Docket No. FSIS-2006-0004]


International Standard-Setting Activities

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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     SUMMARY: This is an attachment that was inadvertently left 
out of the notice that published on June 6, 2006. (71 FR 32504). For 
the readers convenience this goes with Attachment 1.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. Edward Scarbrough, PhD, United 
States Manager for Codex, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the 
Under Secretary for Food Safety, Room 4861,

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South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250-3700; (202) 205-7760. For information pertaining to particular 
committees, the delegate of that committee may be contacted. (A 
complete list of U.S. delegates and alternate delegates can be found in 
Attachment 2 to this notice.)

    Done in Washington, DC: June 6, 2006.
Mary Ann Riley,
FSIS, Liaison Officer.

Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants

    The Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (CCFAC) (a) 
establishes or endorses permitted maximum or guideline levels for 
individual food additives, contaminants, and naturally occurring 
toxicants in food and animal feed; (b) prepares priority lists of food 
additives and contaminants for toxicological evaluation by the Joint 
FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); (c) recommends 
specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption 
by the Commission; (d) considers methods of analysis for food additive 
and contaminants; and (e) considers and elaborates standards and codes 
for related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as 
such and food irradiation. The following matters are under 
consideration by the Commission at its 29th Session in July 2006. The 
relevant document is ALINORM 6/29/12.
     Revised Terms of Reference on the Codex Committee on Food 
Additives and Contaminants.

Food Additives

    To be considered at Step 8:
     General Standard for Food Additives (GSFA): Draft Food 
Additive Provisions in Tables 1 and 2.
     Draft Revised Preamble to the GSFA.
    To be considered at Step 5/8:
     General Standard for Food Additives: Proposed Draft Food 
Additive Provisions in Tables 1, 2 and 3.
     Advisory Specifications for the Identity and Purity of 
Food Additives.
     Proposed Draft Revisions to the Codex International 
Numbering System for Food Additives.
    To be considered for Revocation and Discontinuation of work:
     Proposed Draft and Draft Food Additive Provisions in the 
GSFA.
    To be considered for New Work:
     Guidelines for the use of flavoring agents.
    The Committee is continuing work on:
     General Standard for Food Additives: Draft Food. Additive 
Provisions (in Tables 1, 2, and 3)
     International Numbering System.
     Specifications for the Identity and Purity of Food 
Additives.
     Inventory of Processing Aids.

Contaminants

    To be consideredat Step 8:
     Maximum Level for Lead of 0.3 mg/kg in Fish.
     Maximum Levels for Cadmium in polished rice of 0.4 mg/kg, 
and in marine bivalve mollusks (excluding oysters and scallops) and in 
cephalopods (without viscera) of 2 mg/kg.
    To be consideredat Step 5/8:
     Proposed Amendment to the Preamble of the Codex General 
Standard for Contaminants and Toxins in Foods (GSCTF).
     Proposed Draft Appendix to the Codex Code of Practice for 
the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Tree Nuts to 
address additional measures for the prevention and reduction of 
aflatoxin in Brazil nuts.
     Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and 
Reduction of Dioxin and Dioxin-like PCB Contamination in Foods and 
Feeds.
     Proposed Draft Guidelines Levels for Radionuclides in 
Foods Contaminated Following a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency for 
Use in International Trade.
    To be consideredat Step 5:
     Proposed Draft Maximum Level for Aflatoxin in ready-to-eat 
almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios.
     Proposed Draft Maximum Levels for Tin of 250 mg/kg in 
canned foods other than beverages, and 150 mg/kg in canned beverages.
    To be consideredfor New Work:
     To revise the Preamble of the GSCTF to remove the 
procedural provisions; to include them in the Procedural Manual; to 
amend the complementary food categorization system for the GCSFT; to 
align the language of the Preamble with the definitions contained in 
the Procedural Manual; to update the provision in the Procedural Manual 
regarding toxins.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Acrylamide in Food.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Food.
     Elaboration of a Code of Practice for the Prevention and 
Control of Ochratoxin A Contamination in Wine.
    The Committee is continuing work on:
     Maximum levels for aflatoxin in almonds, hazelnuts, and 
pistachios for further processing.
     Discussion Paper of Aflatoxin Contamination in Brazil 
Nuts.
     Proposed draft sampling plan for Aflatoxin Contamination 
in Almonds, Brazil nuts, Hazelnuts and Pistachios.
     Discussion paper on Deoxynivalenol (DON).
     Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Coffee.
     Discussion paper on Ochratoxin A Contamination in Cocoa.
     Proposed Draft maximum levels for 3-monochloropropanediol 
(3-MCPD) in liquid condiment containing HVPs.
     Proposed Draft Code of Practice for the Reduction of 
Chloropropanols during the Production of Acid Hydrolized Vegetable 
Protein (HVP) and Products that Contain Acid HVP.
     Discussion paper on Methylmercury in Fish.
     Discussion paper on Aflatoxins in Dried Figs.

General Issues

     Priority List of Food Additives, Contaminants and 
Naturally Occurring Toxicants Proposed for Evaluation by JECFA.

    Responsible Agency: HHS/FDA.
    U.S. Participation: Yes.
[FR Doc. E6-9050 Filed 6-8-06; 8:45 am]
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