United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples, 24212-24213 [E8-9649]

Download as PDF 24212 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 86 / Friday, May 2, 2008 / Notices Dated: April 28, 2008. Lloyd Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–9650 Filed 5–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–LS–08–0011] Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate grain and molasses market news reports. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 1, 2008 to be assured of consideration. Additional Information or Comments: Comments may be mailed to Jimmy A. Beard; Assistant to the Chief; Livestock and Grain Market News Branch, Livestock and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 0252; 1400 Independence Avenue SW.; Room 2619-S; Washington, DC 20250–0252; Phone (202) 720–8054; Fax (202) 690– 3732; or e-mailed to the Federal Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov or e-mailed to marketnewscomments@usda.gov. State that your comments refer to Docket No. AMS–LS–08–0011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Warren Preston, Chief, Livestock and Grain Market News Branch, AMS, USDA, by telephone on 202/720–4846, or via e-mail at: warren.preston@usda.gov or Jimmy A. Beard, Assistant to the Chief, Livestock and Grain Market News Branch, AMS, USDA, or by telephone on 202/720– 8054, or e-mail at: jimmy.beard@usda.gov. Title: Grain Market News Reports and Molasses Market News Reports. OMB Number: 0581–0005. Expiration Date of Approval: 09–30– 2008. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 May 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), section 203(g) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information, including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income, and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. The grain industry has requested that USDA continue to issue market news reports on grain and molasses. These reports are compiled on a voluntary basis, by AMS in cooperation with the grain and feed industry. Market news reporting must be timely, accurate, and continuous if it is to be useful to producers, processors, and the trade in general. Industry traders can use market news information to make marketing decisions on when and where to buy and sell. For example, a producer could compare prices being paid at local, terminal, or export elevators to determine which location will provide the best return. Some traders might choose to chart prices over a period of time in order to determine the most advantageous day of the week to buy or sell, or to determine the most favorable season. In addition, the reports are used by other Government agencies to evaluate market conditions and calculate price levels, such as USDA’s Farm Service Agency, that administers the Farmer-owned Reserve Program. Economists at most major agricultural colleges and universities use the grain and feed market news reports to make short and long-term market projections. Also, the Government is a large purchaser of grain and related products. A system to monitor the collection and reporting of data, therefore is needed. The information must be collected, compiled, and disseminated by an impartial third-party, in a manner which protects the confidentiality of the reporting entity. AMS is in the best position to provide this service. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .0333 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit entities, individuals or households, farms, and the Federal Government. Estimated Number of Respondents: 202. Estimated Number of Responses: 3864 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 19. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 129 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to Jimmy A. Beard; 1400 Independence Ave; Room 2619-S; Washington, DC 20250–0252. Comments can be submitted to: http:// www.regulations.gov and viewed there as well. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address or on the Internet at http:// www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 28, 2008. Lloyd Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–9652 Filed 5–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket # AMS–FV–07–0036; FV–06–318–C] United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final notice; correction. AGENCY: SUMMARY: A notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 7245–7246) dated February 7, 2008, revising the United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples, issued under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) effective March 10, 2008. However, in section 51.1489, Application of Tolerances, the words ‘‘packages’’ and ‘‘containers’’ were incorrectly listed. The correct words should have been ‘‘samples’’ and ‘‘sample.’’ This document corrects the standards by revising this section. E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 86 / Friday, May 2, 2008 / Notices EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661, South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240, Fax (202) 720–8871, Phone (202) 720–2185, or E-mail Vinny.Fusaro@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides correcting amendments to the United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples, which is available at the address cited in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ stanfrfv.htm. Accordingly, the United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples is corrected by changing section 51.1489, Application of Tolerance as follows: ‘‘The contents of individual samples in the lot, are subject to the following limitations: (a) Individual samples shall have not more than double a specified tolerance except that at least two defective specimens may be permitted in any sample: Provided, That no more than one specimen affected by decay be permitted in any sample, and provided further, that the averages for the entire lot are within the tolerances specified for the grades.’’ Dated: April 28, 2008. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–9649 Filed 5–1–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2008–0051] Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Field Testing Mannheimia Haemolytica-Pasteurella Multocida Vaccine, Avirulent Live Culture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purpose of field testing, and then to field test, an unlicensed Mannheimia Haemolytica- VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:52 May 01, 2008 Jkt 214001 Pasteurella Multocida Vaccine, Avirulent Live Culture. The environmental assessment, which is based on a risk analysis prepared to assess the risks associated with the field testing of this vaccine, examines the potential effects that field testing this veterinary vaccine could have on the quality of the human environment. Based on the risk analysis, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this veterinary vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, and that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. We intend to authorize shipment of this vaccine for field testing following the close of the comment period for this notice unless new substantial issues bearing on the effects of this action are brought to our attention. We also intend to issue a U.S. Veterinary Biological Product License for this vaccine, provided the field test data support the conclusions of the environmental assessment and the issuance of a finding of no significant impact and the product meets all other requirements for licensing. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 2, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/main?main=DocketDetail& d=APHIS-2008-0051 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2008–0051, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2008–0051. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Albert P. Morgan, Section Leader, PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24213 Operational Support Section, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 148, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; phone (301) 734–8245, fax (301) 734–4314. For information regarding the environmental assessment or the risk analysis, or to request a copy of the environmental assessment (as well as the risk analysis with confidential business information removed), contact Dr. Patricia L. Foley, Risk Manager, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing VS, APHIS, 510 South 17th Street, Suite 104, Ames, IA 50010; phone (515) 232–5785, fax (515) 232–7120. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (21 U.S.C. 151 et seq.), a veterinary biological product must be shown to be pure, safe, potent, and efficacious before a veterinary biological product license may be issued. A field test is generally necessary to satisfy prelicensing requirements for veterinary biological products. Prior to conducting a field test on an unlicensed product, an applicant must obtain approval from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), as well as obtain APHIS’ authorization to ship the product for field testing. To determine whether to authorize shipment and grant approval for the field testing of the unlicensed product referenced in this notice, APHIS conducted a risk analysis to assess the potential effects of this product on the safety of animals, public health, and the environment. Based on the risk analysis, APHIS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) concerning the field testing of the following unlicensed veterinary biological product: Requester: Schering-Plough Animal Health Corporation. Product: Mannheimia HaemolyticaPasteurella Multocida Vaccine, Avirulent Live Culture. Field Test Locations: Colorado, Nebraska, Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, California, and New York. The above-mentioned product consists of two live gene deleted bacterial strains, one an avirulent strain of Mannheimia haemolytica, the other an avirulent strain of Pasteurella multocida. The vaccine is for use in cattle as an aid in the prevention and/ or reduction of pneumonic lesions associated with bovine pneumonic pasteurellosis, commonly known as shipping fever. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 E:\FR\FM\02MYN1.SGM 02MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 86 (Friday, May 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24212-24213]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9649]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-FV-07-0036; FV-06-318-C]


United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: A notice was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 7245-
7246) dated February 7, 2008, revising the United States Standards for 
Grades of Pineapples, issued under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 
1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) effective March 10, 2008. However, in section 
51.1489, Application of Tolerances, the words ``packages'' and 
``containers'' were incorrectly listed. The correct words should have 
been ``samples'' and ``sample.'' This document corrects the standards 
by revising this section.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: May 2, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave., SW., Room 1661, South Building, Stop 0240, 
Washington, DC 20250-0240, Fax (202) 720-8871, Phone (202) 720-2185, or 
E-mail Vinny.Fusaro@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides correcting amendments 
to the United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples, which is 
available at the address cited in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: 
http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/stanfrfv.htm. Accordingly, the United 
States Standards for Grades of Pineapples is corrected by changing 
section 51.1489, Application of Tolerance as follows: ``The contents of 
individual samples in the lot, are subject to the following 
limitations: (a) Individual samples shall have not more than double a 
specified tolerance except that at least two defective specimens may be 
permitted in any sample: Provided, That no more than one specimen 
affected by decay be permitted in any sample, and provided further, 
that the averages for the entire lot are within the tolerances 
specified for the grades.''

    Dated: April 28, 2008.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-9649 Filed 5-1-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P