Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food, 48928-48929 [2010-20011]

Download as PDF 48928 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 155 / Thursday, August 12, 2010 / Notices high risk (probability of ignition occurring), high hazard (availability of fuels to sustain a fire) wildland urban intermix area, (3) increase the vigor and health of mixed conifer stands and plantations, and (4) prevent and control the spread of noxious weeds. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Action The proposed action includes vegetation treatment areas designed to create SPLATs to reduce the intensity and spread of wildland fire across the landscape and near communities and reduce inter tree competition to improve tree vigor and increase stand resistance to drought induced mortality, insect and disease attack. To accomplish the goals listed above, the Bass Lake Ranger District is proposing a 5700 acre project area with approximately 2,130 acres in vegetation treatment. The proposed action includes silvicultural and fuel reduction treatments used to accelerate the development of old forest characteristics and improve the resiliency of conifer stands and plantations to natural disturbances. In summary these treatments would include: • Commercial thinning from below and mechanically treating approximately 45–50 year old pine plantations and 85–110 year old pine and mixed conifer forests to remove fuel ladders and reduce competition between remaining trees to maintain or improve forest resiliency and vigor. • Mechanical treatment of brush/ shrub patches and failed plantations to reduce wildland fire effects and to tie treatment areas together. • Re-establish conifers in areas lacking appropriate stocking. • Hand-pull noxious weeds, prior to project implementation, in order to minimize the likelihood of spread into recently treated forests (invasive weeds tend to spread opportunistically into freshly disturbed areas). Estimated acre accomplishment of the gross vegetation treatment: • Commercial thinning of approximately 1,250 acres of pine plantations (550+/¥acres), pine and mixed conifer stands (700+/¥acres). • Masticating brush fields and precommercially thinning non-commercial size reproduction areas on approximately 215 acres; • Treating slash concentrations on 1,450 acres by a combination of tractor and/or hand piling and burning. Of these 1,450 acres 1,000 may be available for under story burning. • Prescribe burning approximately 200 acres. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Aug 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 Possible Alternatives DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE To comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Forest Service will evaluate additional alternatives to the proposed action developed based on public comments. A no action alternative to provide a baseline for comparison to the action alternatives will be included within the EIS. Each alternative will be explored and evaluated, or rationale will be given for eliminating an alternative from detailed study. Food Safety and Inspection Service Responsible Official The Responsible Official is Scott G. Armentrout, Forest Supervisor, Sierra National Forest, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93612. Nature of Decision To Be Made The Forest Supervisor will decide whether to implement the proposed action, take an alternative action that meets the purpose and need or take no action. Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The project is included in the Sierra National Forest’s quarterly schedule of proposed actions (SOPA). Information on the proposed action will also he posted on the Sierra National Forests Web site, http:// www.fs.fed.us/r5/sierra/projects, and will also be advertised in both the Fresno Bee and the Oakhurst Sierra Star. This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. Comments submitted during this scoping period should writing and should be specific to the proposed action. The comments should describe as clearly and completely as possible any issues the commenter has with the proposal. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Dated: August 4, 2010. Scott G. Armentout, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–19797 Filed 8–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0024] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine, are sponsoring a public meeting on August 16, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 19th Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, from August 30–September 3, 2010. The Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 19th CCRVDF session and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for August 16, 2010, from 1 p.m.–4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at USDA, J.L. Whitten Building, Room 107–A, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. Conference Call Information: Call-In#: 1–866–692–3158. Passcode: 5986642. Documents related to the 19th Session of the CCRVDF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.net/ current.asp. The U.S. Delegate to the 19th Session of the CCRVDF, Dr. Kevin Greenlees, and the FDA invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following e-mail address: Brandi.Robinson@fda.hhs.gov. For further information about the 19th session of the CCRVDF contact: Dr. Kevin Greenlees, Senior Advisor for Science & Policy, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, HFV–100 USFDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, 7520 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, Telephone: (240) 276–8214, Fax: (240) 276–9538, e-mail: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov For further information about the public meeting, contact: Ken Lowery, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 155 / Thursday, August 12, 2010 / Notices International Issues Analyst, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690–4042, Fax: (202) 720–3157, e-mail: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 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 andensure fair practices in the food trade. The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending maximum levels of such substances, developing codes of practice as may be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. The Committee is hosted by the United States. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 19th Session of the CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex committees and task forces. • Matters arising from FAO/WHO. • Report of the World Organization For Animal Health (OIE) activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for registration of veterinary medicinal products. • Draft Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for veterinary drugs (at Step 7). • Discussion paper on methods of analysis for residues of veterinary drugs in foods. • Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or reevaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). • Factors related to the establishment of Acceptable Dietary Intake (ADI) and the process of recommending MRLs. • Risk management recommendations for veterinary drugs for which no ADI and MRL has been recommended by JECFA. • Discussion paper on veterinary drugs in honey production. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Aug 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Discussion paper on sampling plan for residue control for aquatic animal products and derived edible products of aquatic origin. Public Meeting At the August 16, 2010, 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 19th Session of the CCRVDF, Dr. Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 19th Session of the CCRVDF. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 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, or audiotape) 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 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/ 2010_Notices_Index/. FSIS will also 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 constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48929 much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service that 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: August 10, 2010. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2010–20011 Filed 8–10–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction. AGENCY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published in the Federal Register of July 28, 2010, Notice of a Meeting (75 FR 44214). This document corrects the location of the LPAES Workshop. The correct location is on the campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Room C111 A–B–C, located at 109 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; (919) 541–5400. The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on air quality issues relating to agriculture. Additionally, the Livestock and Poultry Subcommittee of the AAQTF will conduct a pre-meeting Livestock and Poultry Air Emissions Standardization (LPAES) Workshop discussing livestock and poultry air emissions monitoring data/research obtained from the National Animal Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAAEMS), and other published research/data. DATES: The LPAES workshop will convene at 2 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2010 and at 8 a.m. on Tuesday September 28, 2010 and will conclude at 6 p.m. September 27, 2010 and 5 p.m. September 28, 2010. The AAQTF meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2010-0024]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food

AGENCY: Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine, are sponsoring a 
public meeting on August 16, 2010. The objective of the public meeting 
is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items 
and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 19th Session of 
the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF), 
which will be held in Burlington, Vermont, from August 30-September 3, 
2010. The Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize 
the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to 
obtain background information on the 19th CCRVDF session and to address 
items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for August 16, 2010, from 1 
p.m.-4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at USDA, J.L. Whitten 
Building, Room 107-A, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 
20250.
    Conference Call Information:

Call-In#: 1-866-692-3158.
Passcode: 5986642.
    Documents related to the 19th Session of the CCRVDF will be 
accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.net/current.asp.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 19th Session of the CCRVDF, Dr. Kevin 
Greenlees, and the FDA invite U.S. interested parties to submit their 
comments electronically to the following e-mail address: 
Brandi.Robinson@fda.hhs.gov.
    For further information about the 19th session of the CCRVDF 
contact: Dr. Kevin Greenlees, Senior Advisor for Science & Policy, 
Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, HFV-100 USFDA Center for 
Veterinary Medicine, 7520 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 
Telephone: (240) 276-8214, Fax: (240) 276-9538, e-mail: 
Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov
    For further information about the public meeting, contact: Ken 
Lowery,

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International Issues Analyst, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, 
e-mail: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, 
the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health 
Organization (WHO). 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 andensure fair practices in the food 
trade.
    The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the 
consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending 
maximum levels of such substances, developing codes of practice as may 
be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the 
determination of veterinary drug residues in foods.
    The Committee is hosted by the United States.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 19th Session of the 
CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and 
other Codex committees and task forces.
     Matters arising from FAO/WHO.
     Report of the World Organization For Animal Health (OIE) 
activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for 
registration of veterinary medicinal products.
     Draft Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for veterinary drugs 
(at Step 7).
     Discussion paper on methods of analysis for residues of 
veterinary drugs in foods.
     Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring 
evaluation or re-evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on 
Food Additives (JECFA).
     Factors related to the establishment of Acceptable Dietary 
Intake (ADI) and the process of recommending MRLs.
     Risk management recommendations for veterinary drugs for 
which no ADI and MRL has been recommended by JECFA.
     Discussion paper on veterinary drugs in honey production.
     Discussion paper on sampling plan for residue control for 
aquatic animal products and derived edible products of aquatic origin.

Public Meeting

    At the August 16, 2010, 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 19th 
Session of the CCRVDF, Dr. Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 19th 
Session of the CCRVDF.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    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, or 
audiotape) 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 
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/2010_Notices_Index/. FSIS 
will also 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 constituents and 
stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free 
electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals 
who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS 
Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide 
information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, 
FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service that 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: August 10, 2010.
Karen Stuck,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2010-20011 Filed 8-10-10; 4:15 pm]
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