Exemption for Retail Store Operations, 37378-37379 [2010-15742]

Download as PDF 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 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 / Notices (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. Sales to Hotels, Restaurants, and Similar Institutions Under these regulations, sales to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions (other than household consumers) disqualify a store for exemption if the product sales exceed either of two maximum limits: 25 percent of the dollar value of total product sales or the calendar year dollar limitation set by the Administrator. The dollar limitation is adjusted automatically during the first quarter of the year if the Consumer Price Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, shows an increase or decrease of more than $500 in the price of the same volume of product for the previous year. FSIS publishes a notice of the adjusted dollar limitations in the Federal Register. (See 9 CFR 303.1(d)(2)(iii)(b) and 381.10(d)(2)(iii)(b)). The CPI for 2009 reveals an annual average price decrease for meat and meat food products at 0.6 percent and an annual average price increase for poultry products at 1.7 percent. When rounded to the nearest $100, the price for meat and meat food products decreased by $400 and the price for poultry products increased by $800. Because the price of meat and meat food products did not decrease by more than $500, and because the price of poultry products increased by more than $500, FSIS is retaining the dollar limitation on sales to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions at $60,200 for meat and meat food products and is increasing it to $49,400 for poultry products for calendar year 2010, in accordance with 9 CFR 303.1(d)(2)(iii)(b) and 381.10 (d)(2)(iii)(b). emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 restaurants when those operations are conducted at any retail store or restaurant or similar retail-type establishment for sale in normal retail quantities (21 U.S.C. 661(c)(2) and 454(c)(2)). FSIS’s regulations (9 CFR 303.1(d) and 381.10(d)) elaborate on the conditions under which requirements for inspection do not apply to retail operations involving the preparation or processing of meat, meat food, poultry, and poultry products. Additional Public Notification 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. 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. Done at Washington, DC, on June 23, 2010. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–15742 Filed 6–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37379 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Rogue-Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Rogue-Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Roseburg, Oregon. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is review and recommend projects for funding in fiscal year 2011. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 13, 2011, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Wednesday, July 14, 2011, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 2900 NW Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR, in the Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Written comments should be sent to 2900 NW. Stewart Parkway, Roseburg, OR 97471. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to ccaplan@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 541–957–3405. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 541–672–6601 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Caplan, Public Affairs Officer, Umpqua National Forest, 541–957– 3270, ccaplan@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. On Tuesday, the following business will be conducted: 9:45 a.m.—Election of RAC Chair, 10:15 a.m.—Status Update on FY09 and FY10 Title II Projects, 11 a.m.—Public Forum, 11:30 a.m.— Review of Douglas County Projects, 4 p.m.—Voting on Douglas County Projects, and 5 p.m.—Adjourn. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 29, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37378-37379]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15742]


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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.

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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

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restaurants when those operations are conducted at any retail store or 
restaurant or similar retail-type establishment for sale in normal 
retail quantities (21 U.S.C. 661(c)(2) and 454(c)(2)). FSIS's 
regulations (9 CFR 303.1(d) and 381.10(d)) elaborate on the conditions 
under which requirements for inspection do not apply to retail 
operations involving the preparation or processing of meat, meat food, 
poultry, and poultry products.

Sales to Hotels, Restaurants, and Similar Institutions

    Under these regulations, sales to hotels, restaurants, and similar 
institutions (other than household consumers) disqualify a store for 
exemption if the product sales exceed either of two maximum limits: 25 
percent of the dollar value of total product sales or the calendar year 
dollar limitation set by the Administrator. The dollar limitation is 
adjusted automatically during the first quarter of the year if the 
Consumer Price Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of Labor 
Statistics, shows an increase or decrease of more than $500 in the 
price of the same volume of product for the previous year. FSIS 
publishes a notice of the adjusted dollar limitations in the Federal 
Register. (See 9 CFR 303.1(d)(2)(iii)(b) and 381.10(d)(2)(iii)(b)).
    The CPI for 2009 reveals an annual average price decrease for meat 
and meat food products at 0.6 percent and an annual average price 
increase for poultry products at 1.7 percent. When rounded to the 
nearest $100, the price for meat and meat food products decreased by 
$400 and the price for poultry products increased by $800. Because the 
price of meat and meat food products did not decrease by more than 
$500, and because the price of poultry products increased by more than 
$500, FSIS is retaining the dollar limitation on sales to hotels, 
restaurants, and similar institutions at $60,200 for meat and meat food 
products and is increasing it to $49,400 for poultry products for 
calendar year 2010, in accordance with 9 CFR 303.1(d)(2)(iii)(b) and 
381.10 (d)(2)(iii)(b).

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.

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.
    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.

    Done at Washington, DC, on June 23, 2010.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-15742 Filed 6-28-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P