Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery), 51437-51438 [2010-20720]

Download as PDF 51437 Notices Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 161 Friday, August 20, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES August 16, 2010. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques and other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Aug 19, 2010 Jkt 220001 the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service [Docket No. FSIS–2010–0025] Title: Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) Existing Vendor User Survey. OMB Control Number: 0596–NEW. Summary of Collection: The authorization to survey vendors for customer service improvements comes from Executive Order 12862 which seeks to ‘‘* * * ensure that the Federal Government provides the highest quality service possible to the American people.’’ The Virtual Incident Procurement (VIPR) is an acquisition system designed to solicit, award, and manage preseason incident agreements and contracts for equipment and services at the Forest Service (FS). Using an online electronic survey the FS will collect information from existing VIPR vendor users. Need and Use of the Information: Opinions and comments from individual VIPR vendor users are needed to evaluate their experiences with the acquisition system, customer service support, and other supporting tools. The information will be collected and analyzed by the FS Acquisition Management Systems Branch. Information collected will be used to evaluate the system and to make decisions on program improvements, potential system functionality upgrades, improve overall customer service and other support tools. Results from the information collection may be shared with other FS divisions, with agencies outside of the FS, and with the public. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually. Total Burden Hours: 1,000. Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery) Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–20628 Filed 8–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food Safety and Inspection Service 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, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request an extension of an approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from Advanced Meat Recovery systems because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before October 19, 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, Mailstop 5272. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2010–0025. 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20AUN1.SGM 20AUN1 sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with NOTICES 51438 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 161 / Friday, August 20, 2010 / Notices 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: Advanced Meat Recovery. OMB Number: 0583–0130. Expiration Date of Approval: 1/31/ 2011. Type of Request: Extension of an 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 (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). The 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 announcing its intention to request an extension of an approved information collection addressing paperwork and recordkeeping requirements regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) systems because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011. FSIS requires official establishments that produce meat from AMR systems to (1) ensure that the bones used for the systems do not contain brain, trigeminal ganglia, or spinal cord and, if the establishments produce beef AMR product, are from cattle younger than 30 months of age; (2) test for calcium, iron, spinal cord, and dorsal root ganglia; (3) document their testing protocols; (4) handle product in a manner that does not cause product to be misbranded or adulterated; and (5) maintain records of their documentation and of their test results (9 CFR 318.24). FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information collection assessment: Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of one-half hour per response. Respondents: Official establishments that produce meat from AMR systems. Estimated No. of Respondents: 56. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 900. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,209 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:19 Aug 19, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 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. 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Done at Washington, DC, on August 16, 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 161 (Friday, August 20, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-20720]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2010-0025]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery)

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, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request an 
extension of an approved information collection regarding the 
regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from 
Advanced Meat Recovery systems because the OMB approval will expire on 
January 31, 2011.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before October 
19, 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, 
Mailstop 5272.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2010-0025. 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.

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    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: Advanced Meat Recovery.
    OMB Number: 0583-0130.
    Expiration Date of Approval: 1/31/2011.
    Type of Request: Extension of an 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 (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). The 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 announcing its intention to request an extension of an 
approved information collection addressing paperwork and recordkeeping 
requirements regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the 
production of meat from Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) systems because 
the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011.
    FSIS requires official establishments that produce meat from AMR 
systems to (1) ensure that the bones used for the systems do not 
contain brain, trigeminal ganglia, or spinal cord and, if the 
establishments produce beef AMR product, are from cattle younger than 
30 months of age; (2) test for calcium, iron, spinal cord, and dorsal 
root ganglia; (3) document their testing protocols; (4) handle product 
in a manner that does not cause product to be misbranded or 
adulterated; and (5) maintain records of their documentation and of 
their test results (9 CFR 318.24).
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment:
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an 
average of one-half hour per response.
    Respondents: Official establishments that produce meat from AMR 
systems.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 56.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 900.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 25,209 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 
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.

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 August 16, 2010.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2010-20720 Filed 8-19-10; 8:45 am]
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