Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Specified Risk Materials), 43137-43138 [2010-18094]

Download as PDF 43137 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 141 Friday, July 23, 2010 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 Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0017] Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Specified Risk Materials) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) intention to request revision of an approved information collection regarding specified risk materials (SRMs) in cattle because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011, and to incorporate another approved information collection, Specified Risk Materials— Transport. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 21, 2010. DATES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including floppy disks or CD– ROMs, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Room 2–2175, George Washington Carver Center, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2010–0017. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For Additional Information: Contact John O’Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 720–0345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Specified Risk Materials. OMB Number: 0583–0129. Expiration Date of Approval: 1/31/ 2011 (SRM—Transport information collection approval expires on 12/31/ 2010.) Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). This statute provides that FSIS is to protect the public by verifying that meat products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS is requesting revision of an approved information collection addressing paperwork requirements regarding the regulations relating to SRMs in cattle because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011, and to combine it with another related approved information collection, Specified Risk Materials—Transport. FSIS requires that official establishments that slaughter cattle or process carcasses or parts of cattle develop written procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of SRMs. The Agency requires that these establishments maintain daily records to document the implementation and monitoring of their procedures for the removal, segregation, and disposition of SRMs and any corrective actions that they take to ensure that the procedures are effective (9 CFR 310.22). PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FSIS also requires official slaughter establishments that transport carcasses or parts of cattle that contain vertebral columns from cattle 30 months of age and older to another federally inspected establishment for further processing to maintain records that verify that the official establishment that received the carcasses or parts, removed and properly disposed of the portions of the vertebral column designated as SRMs (9 CFR 310.22(g)). This monitoring and recordkeeping is necessary for establishments to further ensure—and for FSIS to verify—that meat and meat products distributed in commerce for use as human food do not contain SRMs. FSIS has made the following estimates for the revised information collection that combines the two approved information collections based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of approximately .12 hours per response. Respondents: Official establishments that slaughter cattle or process parts of cattle. Estimated No. of Respondents: 3,512. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 303. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 123,916 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 Avenue, 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 other technological collection techniques or other forms of information E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 43138 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 141 / Friday, July 23, 2010 / Notices technology. Comments may be sent both to FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and to 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. WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES 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 July 16, 2010. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2010–18094 Filed 7–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need. The Lookout Mountain Ranger District has determined that there is a need for fuels Ochoco National Forest, Lookout and vegetation management activities in Mountain Ranger District; Oregon; the project area by comparing the Howard Elliot Johnson Fuels and existing condition to the desired Vegetation Management Project EIS conditions described in the Ochoco National Forest Land and Resource AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Management Plan. The existing ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an condition of the Howard, Elliot, and environmental impact statement. Johnson subwatersheds was evaluated SUMMARY: The Ochoco National Forest is in 2004 and documented in the Howard preparing an environmental impact Elliot Johnson Watershed Analysis. statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of Generally speaking, the Watershed managing fuels and vegetation within Analysis determined that vegetation the 44,858-acre Howard Elliot Johnson condition in the subwatersheds has project area, which is approximately 23 departed from the historic condition in miles east of Prineville, Oregon. The several ways. Important departures project area includes National Forest include changes in timber species and Bureau of Land Management compositions, a reduction in singleSystem lands in the Howard, Elliot, and stratum late and old structured forest Johnson subwatersheds. The (LOS), an increased risk of large-scale alternatives that will be analyzed loss of forest to wildfire, an increased include the proposed action, no action, risk of insect infestation and/or disease and additional alternatives that respond that can impact timber stands, and a to issues generated through the scoping decline in the condition of riparian process. The Ochoco National Forest vegetation. will give notice of the full The purpose and need for this environmental analysis and proposal is to (1) Maintain and increase decisionmaking process so interested the abundance of late and old structure and affected people may participate and (LOS) stands, especially single-stratum contribute to the final decision. LOS. (2) Reduce wildfire hazard within DATES: Comments concerning the scope areas identified as ‘‘at risk of loss.’’ (3) of the analysis must be received by Outside of areas identified as ‘‘at risk of August 23, 2010. The draft loss,’’ maintain or restore vegetative and environmental impact statement is fuel conditions within historic ranges of expected to be completed and available species composition, structure, and for public comment in December, 2010. condition. (4) Reduce the susceptibility The final environmental impact of the landscape to infestation by insects statement is expected to be completed and disease. (5) Enhance hardwood in May, 2011. communities, such as aspen and ADDRESSES: Send written comments to cottonwood. (6) Increase riparian Maurice Evans, Acting District Ranger, vegetation and large tree structure in Lookout Mountain District, Ochoco Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas National Forest, 3160 NE. Third Street, (RHCAs). Prineville, Oregon 97754. Proposed Action. The proposed action Alternately, electronic comments may includes a variety of management be sent to commentsstrategies and activities, including pacificnorthwestochoco@fs.fed.us. commercial harvest with follow-up Electronic comments must be submitted precommercial thinning and/or slash as part of the actual e-mail message, or treatment (4,138 acres), precommercial as an attachment in plain text (.txt), thinning with slash treatment (2,712 Microsoft Word (.doc), rich text format acres), juniper cutting with slash (.rtf), or portable document format treatment (1,204 acres), hardwood and (.pdf). riparian vegetation treatment (658 acres), underburning where no other FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: treatments are proposed (8,705 acres), Kristy Swartz, Project Leader, or Marcy riparian planting with no other Anderson, Environmental Coordinator, treatment (35 acres). Implementation of at 3160 NE. Third Street, Prineville, the proposed action would require the Oregon 97754, or at (541) 416–6500, or following connected actions: by e-mail at Kristy_swartz@blm.gov or reconstruction of approximately four marcelleanderson@fs.fed.us. miles of existing roads and construction Responsible Official: The responsible of approximately 15 miles of temporary official will be Jeff Walter, Forest roads that would be obliterated upon Supervisor, Ochoco National Forest, conclusion of project activities. No new 3160 NE. Third Street, Prineville, permanent roads would be constructed. Oregon 97754. Forest Service PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2010-0017]


Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection (Specified Risk Materials)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice 
announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service's (FSIS) intention to 
request revision of an approved information collection regarding 
specified risk materials (SRMs) in cattle because the OMB approval will 
expire on January 31, 2011, and to incorporate another approved 
information collection, Specified Risk Materials--Transport.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before September 
21, 2010.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site provides the 
ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this 
Web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and hand- or 
courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Room 2-2175, George 
Washington Carver Center, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2010-0017. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above between 8:30 a.m. 
and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
    For Additional Information: Contact John O'Connell, Paperwork 
Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 6065, South Building, Washington, 
DC 20250, (202) 720-0345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Specified Risk Materials.
    OMB Number: 0583-0129.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 1/31/2011 (SRM--Transport information 
collection approval expires on 12/31/2010.)
    Type of Request: Revision of a currently approved information 
collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). This statute provides that FSIS is 
to protect the public by verifying that meat products are safe, 
wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    FSIS is requesting revision of an approved information collection 
addressing paperwork requirements regarding the regulations relating to 
SRMs in cattle because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 
2011, and to combine it with another related approved information 
collection, Specified Risk Materials--Transport.
    FSIS requires that official establishments that slaughter cattle or 
process carcasses or parts of cattle develop written procedures for the 
removal, segregation, and disposition of SRMs. The Agency requires that 
these establishments maintain daily records to document the 
implementation and monitoring of their procedures for the removal, 
segregation, and disposition of SRMs and any corrective actions that 
they take to ensure that the procedures are effective (9 CFR 310.22).
    FSIS also requires official slaughter establishments that transport 
carcasses or parts of cattle that contain vertebral columns from cattle 
30 months of age and older to another federally inspected establishment 
for further processing to maintain records that verify that the 
official establishment that received the carcasses or parts, removed 
and properly disposed of the portions of the vertebral column 
designated as SRMs (9 CFR 310.22(g)).
    This monitoring and recordkeeping is necessary for establishments 
to further ensure--and for FSIS to verify--that meat and meat products 
distributed in commerce for use as human food do not contain SRMs.
    FSIS has made the following estimates for the revised information 
collection that combines the two approved information collections based 
upon an information collection assessment:
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an 
average of approximately .12 hours per response.
    Respondents: Official establishments that slaughter cattle or 
process parts of cattle.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 3,512.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 303.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 123,916 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 Avenue, 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 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information

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technology. Comments may be sent both to FSIS, at the addresses 
provided above, and to 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.

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 July 16, 2010.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-18094 Filed 7-22-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P