Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables, 43912-43913 [E8-17257]

Download as PDF 43912 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 146 Tuesday, July 29, 2008 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 comments electronically to the following e-mail address dorian.lafond@usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 24TH SESSION OF CCPFV CONTACT: Dorian LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, Fruit and Vegetable Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 690–4944, Fax: (202) 720– 0016, e-mail: dorian.lafond@usda.gov. Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2008–0021] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Doreen Chen- Moulec, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, USDA, FSIS, Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157. E-mail: Doreen.chen-moulec@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) are hosting a public meeting on August 14th, 2008. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions for the 24th Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and Vegetables (CCPFV), which will be held in Arlington, VA (Washington, DC, metro area), September 15–20, 2008. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and AMS recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on this forthcoming Session of CCPFV and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 2068, USDA, South Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Documents related to the 24th Session of CCPFV will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The U.S. Delegate to the 24th Session of the CCPFV, Dorian LaFond, AMS, invites interested parties to submit their jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Background The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. 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 Processed Fruits and Vegetables is hosted by the United States. It elaborates new and revised worldwide standards for various processed fruits and vegetables, including certain dried and canned products. This committee does not cover standards for fruit and vegetable juices. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 24th Session of CCPFV will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee From Other Codex Bodies; • Proposed Layout for Codex Standards for Processed Fruits and Vegetables; • Draft Codex Standards for Jams, Jellies and Marmalades; • Draft Codex Standard for Certain Canned Vegetables (General Provisions); • Proposed Draft Annexes Specific to Certain Canned Vegetables (Draft Codex PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Standard for Certain Canned Vegetables); • Proposed Draft Guidelines for Packing Media on Canned Vegetables; • Proposed Draft Sampling Plans, including Methodological Provisions for Controlling Minimum Drained Weight of Canned Fruits and Vegetables in Packing Media; • Proposals for Amendments to the Priority List for the Standardization of Processed Fruits and Vegetables; • Methods of Analysis for Processed Fruits and Vegetables; and • Food Additive Provisions for Processed Fruits and Vegetables. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the Meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the August 14th, 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 U.S. Delegate for the 24th Session of CCPFV, Dorian LaFond (see For Further Information About the 24th Session of the CCPFV Contact). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 24th Session of the CCPFV. 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 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 groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 29, 2008 / Notices 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 email 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 they have the option to password protect their accounts. Done at Washington, DC, on July 23, 2008. Paulo Almeida, Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. E8–17257 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION (A–570–848) Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background On October 31, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 61621 (October 31, 2007). On June 6, 2008, we extended the time period for issuing the preliminary results of the review by 60 days until July 31, 2008. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:12 Jul 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 32289 (June 6, 2008). The period of review is September 1, 2006, through August 31, 2007. The preliminary results of the administrative review are currently due no later than July 31, 2008. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of the review within the current time limit because we require additional time to analyze additional factors–ofproduction data submitted by a respondent’s affiliated producers in response to our decision to collapse them. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of the review by 60 days until September 29, 2008. The deadline for the final results of the review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This extension notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: July 22, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–17358 Filed 7–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43913 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–932 Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong or Toni Dach AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0409 and (202) 482–1655, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determination On April 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the initiation of the antidumping investigation on steel threaded rod from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation, 73 FR 17318 (April 1, 2008) (Initiation Notice). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determination for this investigation no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On July 15, 2008, the petitioner, Vulcan Threaded Products Inc., made a request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determination. The petitioner requested postponement of the preliminary determination in order to allow more time to analyze and comment on the respondents’ questionnaire responses. For the reasons identified by the petitioner and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days from the current deadline of August 12, 2008, to October 1, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2008-0021]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Processed Fruits and Vegetables

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 Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) are hosting a public meeting on August 14th, 2008. The 
objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive 
public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions for 
the 24th Session of the Codex Committee on Processed Fruits and 
Vegetables (CCPFV), which will be held in Arlington, VA (Washington, 
DC, metro area), September 15-20, 2008. The Under Secretary for Food 
Safety and AMS recognize the importance of providing interested parties 
the opportunity to obtain background information on this forthcoming 
Session of CCPFV and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 14, 2008, 
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held in Room 2068, USDA, South 
Agriculture Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. 
Documents related to the 24th Session of CCPFV will be accessible via 
the World Wide Web at the following address: http://
www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 24th Session of the CCPFV, Dorian LaFond, 
AMS, invites interested parties to submit their comments electronically 
to the following e-mail address dorian.lafond@usda.gov.

For Further Information About the 24th Session of CCPFV Contact: Dorian 
LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, Fruit and Vegetable 
Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 690-4944, Fax: (202) 
720-0016, e-mail: dorian.lafond@usda.gov.

For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Doreen Chen-
Moulec, International Issues Analyst, U.S. Codex Office, USDA, FSIS, 
Room 4861, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, 
DC 20250, Phone: (202) 205-7760, Fax: (202) 720-3157. E-mail: 
Doreen.chen-moulec@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius (Codex) was established in 1963 by two 
United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and 
the World Health Organization. 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 Processed Fruits and Vegetables is hosted by 
the United States. It elaborates new and revised worldwide standards 
for various processed fruits and vegetables, including certain dried 
and canned products. This committee does not cover standards for fruit 
and vegetable juices.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 24th Session of CCPFV 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the Committee From Other Codex Bodies;
     Proposed Layout for Codex Standards for Processed Fruits 
and Vegetables;
     Draft Codex Standards for Jams, Jellies and Marmalades;
     Draft Codex Standard for Certain Canned Vegetables 
(General Provisions);
     Proposed Draft Annexes Specific to Certain Canned 
Vegetables (Draft Codex Standard for Certain Canned Vegetables);
     Proposed Draft Guidelines for Packing Media on Canned 
Vegetables;
     Proposed Draft Sampling Plans, including Methodological 
Provisions for Controlling Minimum Drained Weight of Canned Fruits and 
Vegetables in Packing Media;
     Proposals for Amendments to the Priority List for the 
Standardization of Processed Fruits and Vegetables;
     Methods of Analysis for Processed Fruits and Vegetables; 
and
     Food Additive Provisions for Processed Fruits and 
Vegetables.

Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or 
to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the Meeting. Members of 
the public may access or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the August 14th, 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 U.S. Delegate for 
the 24th Session of CCPFV, Dorian LaFond (see For Further Information 
About the 24th Session of the CCPFV Contact). Written comments should 
state that they relate to activities of the 24th Session of the CCPFV.

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 on-line through the FSIS Web page located 
at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2008_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 groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals,

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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 e-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 they have the option to 
password protect their accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC, on July 23, 2008.
Paulo Almeida,
Acting U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
 [FR Doc. E8-17257 Filed 7-28-08; 8:45 am]
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