Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters, 2001-2002 [E8-310]

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Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 26,953. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–322 Filed 1–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410––XT;P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service 2001 Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Codex documents related to the 8th Session of the CCNMW will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The Acting U.S. Delegate to the CCNMW, Dr. Henry Kim, invites interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Register electronically to the same e-mail address above. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number, if known, when you register. Because the meeting will be held in a Federal building, you should also bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through security screening systems. [Docket No. FSIS–2007–0047] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 8TH SESSION OF THE CCNMW CONTACT: Henry Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters Kim, Acting U.S. Delegate to the CCNMW, Office of Food Safety, CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS– 317), College Park, MD 20740, Phone: (301) 436–2023, Fax: (301) 436–2651, e-mail: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on January 16, 2008. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 8th Session of the Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters (CCNMW) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Lugano, Switzerland on February 11–15, 2008. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 8th Session of the CCNMW and to address items that will be on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 1A001, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Harvey Wiley Federal PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Edith Kennard, Staff Officer, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720–5261, Fax: (202) 720–3157, email: edith.kennard@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure that fair practices are used in trade. The Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters (CCNMW) was established by the Commission as a regional Codex Committee, but has since been allocated the task of elaborating worldwide standards for natural mineral waters and bottled (packaged) water other than natural E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 2002 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2008 / Notices mineral water. The Committee is hosted by Switzerland. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Other Codex Committees. • Consideration of the Health-Related Limits for Certain Substances in the Codex Standard on Natural Mineral Waters (CODEX STAN 108–1981). • Substances listed as having discrepancies that exist between the Codex Standard and the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water Quality, 3rd edition (guideline values for chemicals of health significance). • Discrepancies between the Codex Standards and WHO Guidelines exist for —Antimony —Borate —Copper —Manganese —Nitrite —Mercury —Nickel Each item listed above will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Swiss Secretariat prior to the February 11–15, 2008 meeting in Lugano, Switzerland. Members of the public may access copies of these documents at http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. ebenthall on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Public Meeting At the January 16, 2008, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the Acting U.S. Delegate for the 8th Session of the CCNMW, Dr. Henry Kim, at henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 8th Session of the CCNMW. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2008_Notices_Index/. FSIS will also make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:33 Jan 10, 2008 Jkt 214001 policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, 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 groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Listserv and Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/ email_subscription/. 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 accounts. Done at Washington, DC, on January 7, 2008. Paulo Almeida, Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. E8–310 Filed 1–10–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Nebraska Travel Management Rule Implementation Project; Nebraska National Forest, Nebraska and South Dakota Forest Service, USDA. Notice; Intent to Prepare Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The purpose of the Nebraska Travel Management Rule Implementation project is to implement direction in the Travel Management; Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use; Final Rule, (36 CFR Parts 212, 251, 261, 295) commonly known as the Travel Management Rule and designate roads, trails, and areas open to motor vehicle use. The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to document the analysis and disclose the environmental impacts of proposed land management activities, and corresponding alternatives, within the Nebraska Travel Management Project area. The Nebraska Travel Management Rule Implementation project area is PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 located primarily on National Forest System lands, administered by the Nebraska National Forest in northwestern Nebraska and southwestern South Dakota. DATES: Comments concerning the proposed land management activities should be received within 30 days following publication of this notice to receive timely consideration in the preparation of the draft EIS. ADDRESSES: Send written comments concerning the proposed land management activities or requests to be placed on the project mailing list to: Mark Reichert, Project Leader; Attention: Nebraska Travel Management Project, ACT2 Enterprise Unit, 1312 Fairlane Road, Yreka, California 96097– 9549. You are welcome and encouraged to submit electronic comments in acceptable formats [plain text (.txt), rich text (.rtf) or Word (.doc)] to: mreichert@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Reichert, Project Leader, ACT2 Enterprise Unit, 1312 Fairlane Road, Yreka, California 96097–9549, phone (530) 841–4422, e-mail: mreichert@fs.fed.us. The information presented in this notice is included to help the reviewer determine if they are interested in or potentially affected by proposed land management activities. Information presented in this notice is summarized. Those who wish to provide comments, or are otherwise interested in or affected by the project, are encouraged to obtain additional information from the contact identified in the previous section titles: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Proposed Action—Proposed land management activities (Proposed Action) include the following, with approximate mileage and acreage values: (1) Designation of 552 miles of motorized travel, which includes 514 miles of roads (303 miles for both Highway Legal Vehicles (HLV) and OffHighway Legal Vehicles (OHV) use, and 211 miles for HLV use only) and 38 miles of trails for OHV use (2) Designation of 5,441 acres of motorized travel. Project History—On November 2, 2005, the Forest Service announced the Travel Management; Designated Routes and Areas for Motor Vehicle Use; Final Rule governing OHV and other motor vehicle use on national forests and grasslands. Commonly known as National Travel Management Rule, it directs all national forests and national grasslands to allow wheeled motorized vehicle travel only on designated roads, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2007-0047]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Natural Mineral Waters

AGENCY: Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are 
sponsoring a public meeting on January 16, 2008. The objective of the 
public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on 
agenda items and draft United States positions that will be discussed 
at the 8th Session of the Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters 
(CCNMW) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be 
held in Lugano, Switzerland on February 11-15, 2008.
    The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the 
importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain 
background information on the 8th Session of the CCNMW and to address 
items that will be on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 16, 2008, 
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 1A001, FDA, Center 
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Harvey Wiley Federal 
Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Codex 
documents related to the 8th Session of the CCNMW will be accessible 
via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    The Acting U.S. Delegate to the CCNMW, Dr. Henry Kim, invites 
interested U.S. parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following e-mail address: henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov.
    Registration: Register electronically to the same e-mail address 
above. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry 
into the building and its parking area. If you require parking, please 
include the vehicle make and tag number, if known, when you register. 
Because the meeting will be held in a Federal building, you should also 
bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through 
security screening systems.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 8th SESSION OF THE CCNMW CONTACT: 
Henry Kim, Acting U.S. Delegate to the CCNMW, Office of Food Safety, 
CFSAN, FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway (HFS-317), College Park, MD 
20740, Phone: (301) 436-2023, Fax: (301) 436-2651, e-mail: 
henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Edith 
Kennard, Staff Officer, U.S. Codex Office, Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS), Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720-5261, Fax: (202) 720-3157, 
e-mail: edith.kennard@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex) was established in 1963 
by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture 
Organization and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption 
of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by 
its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by 
governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers and ensure 
that fair practices are used in trade.
    The Codex Committee on Natural Mineral Waters (CCNMW) was 
established by the Commission as a regional Codex Committee, but has 
since been allocated the task of elaborating worldwide standards for 
natural mineral waters and bottled (packaged) water other than natural

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mineral water. The Committee is hosted by Switzerland.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the Committee by the Codex 
Alimentarius Commission and Other Codex Committees.
     Consideration of the Health-Related Limits for Certain 
Substances in the Codex Standard on Natural Mineral Waters (CODEX STAN 
108-1981).
     Substances listed as having discrepancies that exist 
between the Codex Standard and the WHO Guidelines for Drinking Water 
Quality, 3rd edition (guideline values for chemicals of health 
significance).
     Discrepancies between the Codex Standards and WHO 
Guidelines exist for

--Antimony
--Borate
--Copper
--Manganese
--Nitrite
--Mercury
--Nickel

    Each item listed above will be fully described in documents 
distributed, or to be distributed, by the Swiss Secretariat prior to 
the February 11-15, 2008 meeting in Lugano, Switzerland. Members of the 
public may access copies of these documents at http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.

Public Meeting

    At the January 16, 2008, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 
the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will 
have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written 
comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the Acting U.S. 
Delegate for the 8th Session of the CCNMW, Dr. Henry Kim, at 
henry.kim@fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they relate 
to activities of the 8th Session of the CCNMW.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this 
notice, FSIS will announce it online through the FSIS Web page located 
at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2008_Notices_Index/. FSIS 
will also 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, 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 groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals 
who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS 
Web page. Through the Listserv and Web page, FSIS is able to provide 
information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, 
FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service which provides 
automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and 
information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/
news_and_events/email_subscription/. 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 accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC, on January 7, 2008.
Paulo Almeida,
Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. E8-310 Filed 1-10-08; 8:45 am]
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