Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location Identification, 37377-37378 [2010-15731]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 / Notices Part 416); (2) require regular microbial testing for generic E. coli by slaughter establishments to verify the adequacy of the establishment’s process controls for the prevention and removal of fecal contamination and associated bacteria (9 CFR 310.25(a) and 381.94(a)); and (3) require that all meat and poultry establishments develop and implement a system of preventive controls designed to improve the safety of their products, known as HACCP (9 CFR part 417). Establishments may have programs that are prerequisite to HACCP that are designed to provide the basic environmental and operating conditions necessary for the production of safe, wholesome food. Because of its prerequisite programs an establishment may decide that a food safety hazard is not reasonably likely to occur in its operations. The establishment would need to document this determination in its Hazard Analysis and include the procedures it employs to ensure that the program is working and that the hazard is not likely to occur (9 CFR 417.5(a)(1)). FSIS has made the estimates below based upon an information collection assessment. As noted above, approximately one percent of meat and poultry establishments are using video records, which accounts for about one percent of the burden hours below. Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of 858 hours per annum to comply with the Pathogen Reduction and HACCP Systems information collection. Respondents: Meat and poultry establishments. Estimated No. of Respondents: 7,298. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 7,139. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 6,261,327 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence, SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202)720–0345. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 37377 other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. Responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. 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 have the option to password protect their accounts. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at 202–720–2600 (voice and TTY). To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410 or call 202–720–5964 (voice and TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Done at Washington, DC, on June 23, 2010. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. 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/ 2010_Notices_Index/index.asp. 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, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to be included. The Update also is available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2010–15743 Filed 6–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054] Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location Identification AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to revise an information collection for Tribal Nations using systems for location identification for the animal disease traceability framework and to request extension of approval of the information collection. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 30, 2010. 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=APHIS2010-0054) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 37378 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 / Notices comment refers to Docket No. APHIS2010-0054. 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: For information on Tribal Nations using location identification systems for the animal disease traceability framework, contact Mr. Vince Chapman, Program Analyst, Traceability Team, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 200, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-0739. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 8512908. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location Identification. OMB Number: 0579-0327. Type of Request: Revision and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard animal health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is developing a coordinated framework for animal disease traceability in the United States. Traceability will help document the movement history of an animal throughout its life, including during an emergency response or for ongoing animal disease programs. Under this new direction, States and Tribal Nations will help establish the ability to trace animals moving interstate back to their State of origin. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, has made systems for animal disease traceability available to Tribal Nations for managing the issuance of unique location identification numbers, including the Standardized Premises Location System and a Tribal Premises Location System. Participating Tribal Nations can designate the premises location system they prefer to use by completing and submitting Veterinary Services Form 163, Tribal Location Identification System Implementation Request, to VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 APHIS for access to their system of choice. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of this information collection activity for an additional 3 years. We are revising the title of the current information collection approved under OMB number 0579-0327 from ‘‘National Animal Identification System; Tribal Participants in Premises Registration’’ to ‘‘Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for Location Identification.’’ The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.62 hours per response. Respondents: Tribal organizations that participate or will participate in location identification for animal disease traceability. Estimated annual number of respondents: 25. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2. Estimated annual number of responses: 50. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 31 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Done in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of June 2010. Kevin Shea Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–15731 Filed 6–28ndash;10; 7:16 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. 2010–0011] Exemption for Retail Store Operations AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of adjusted dollar limitations. SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products, poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements. In accordance with FSIS’s regulations, for calendar year 2010, the dollar limitation for meat and meat food products remains at $60,200 but for poultry products is being increased from $49,400 to $50,200. FSIS is retaining or changing the dollar limitations from calendar year 2009 based on price changes for these products evidenced by the Consumer Price Index. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective June 29, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact John O’Connell, Policy Issuances Division, Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 6083 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 3700; telephone (202) 720–0345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 451 et seq.) provide a comprehensive statutory framework to ensure that meat, meat food products, poultry, and poultry products prepared for commerce are wholesome, are not adulterated, and are properly labeled and packaged. Statutory provisions requiring inspection of the preparation or processing of meat, meat food, poultry, and poultry products do not apply to the types of operations traditionally and usually conducted at retail stores and E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054]


Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an 
Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations 
Using Systems for Location Identification

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revision and extension of approval of an information 
collection; comment request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to revise an information collection for Tribal Nations using 
systems for location identification for the animal disease traceability 
framework and to request extension of approval of the information 
collection.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
August 30, 2010.

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-2010-0054) to submit or view comments 
and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054, Regulatory Analysis and 
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your

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comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2010-0054.
    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: For information on Tribal Nations 
using location identification systems for the animal disease 
traceability framework, contact Mr. Vince Chapman, Program Analyst, 
Traceability Team, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 200, Riverdale, MD 
20737; (301) 734-0739. For copies of more detailed information on the 
information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS' 
Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2908.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems 
for Location Identification.
    OMB Number: 0579-0327.
    Type of Request: Revision and extension of approval of an 
information collection.
    Abstract: As part of its ongoing efforts to safeguard animal 
health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is developing a 
coordinated framework for animal disease traceability in the United 
States. Traceability will help document the movement history of an 
animal throughout its life, including during an emergency response or 
for ongoing animal disease programs. Under this new direction, States 
and Tribal Nations will help establish the ability to trace animals 
moving interstate back to their State of origin.
    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA, has made 
systems for animal disease traceability available to Tribal Nations for 
managing the issuance of unique location identification numbers, 
including the Standardized Premises Location System and a Tribal 
Premises Location System. Participating Tribal Nations can designate 
the premises location system they prefer to use by completing and 
submitting Veterinary Services Form 1-63, Tribal Location 
Identification System Implementation Request, to APHIS for access to 
their system of choice.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of this information collection activity for an additional 3 
years.
    We are revising the title of the current information collection 
approved under OMB number 0579-0327 from ``National Animal 
Identification System; Tribal Participants in Premises Registration'' 
to ``Animal Disease Traceability; Tribal Nations Using Systems for 
Location Identification.''
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for 
the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.62 hours per response.
    Respondents: Tribal organizations that participate or will 
participate in location identification for animal disease traceability.
    Estimated annual number of respondents: 25.
    Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 2.
    Estimated annual number of responses: 50.
    Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 31 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.
    Done in Washington, DC, this 23\rd\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-15731 Filed 6-28ndash;10; 7:16 am]
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