Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, 3230-3231 [2012-1161]

Download as PDF 3230 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2012 / Notices Additional Public Notification DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/ Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp. 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. 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Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, and 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. Done at Washington, DC, on January 17, 2012. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [Docket No. FSIS–2011–0034] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 690–4795, fax: (202) 720–3157, email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov. The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), are sponsoring a public meeting on February 28, 2012. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 33rd Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Budapest, Hungary, March 5–9, 2012. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 33rd Session of the CCMAS and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at FDA, CFSAN, Harvey Wiley Building, Room 1A–002, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 33rd session of the CCMAS will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/. Dr. Gregory O. Noonan, U.S. Delegate to the 33rd Session of the CCMAS, and FDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Gregory.Noonan@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Call-In Number If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 33rd Session of the CCMAS by conference call, please use the call-in number and participant code listed below: Call-in Number: 1–(888) 810–5908. Participant code: 21317. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 33RD SESSION OF THE CCMAS CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P Gregory O. Noonan, Ph.D., Research 17:58 Jan 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Marie Maratos, AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2012–1160 Filed 1–20–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 Chemist, CFSAN, FDA, Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. Telephone: (240) 402–2250, fax: (301) 436–2634, email: Gregory.Noonan@fda.hhs.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. 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 and ensure that fair practices are used in trade. The CCMAS is responsible for defining the criteria appropriate to Codex Methods of Analysis and Sampling; serving as a coordinating body for Codex with other international groups working in methods of analysis and sampling and quality assurance systems for laboratories; specifying the basis of final recommendations submitted to it by other bodies; considering, amending, and endorsing, methods of analysis and sampling proposed by Codex (Commodity) Committees, except that methods of analysis and sampling for residues of pesticides or veterinary drugs in food, the assessment of microbiological quality and safety in food, and the assessment of specifications for food additives, do not fall within the terms of reference of this Committee; elaborating sampling plans and procedures; considering specific sampling and analysis problems submitted to it by Codex or any of its Committees; defining procedures, protocols, guidelines or related texts for the assessment of food laboratory proficiency, as well as quality assurance systems for laboratories. The Committee is hosted by Hungary. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 33rd Session of the CCMAS will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee by Codex and Other Codex Committees E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 14 / Monday, January 23, 2012 / Notices • Proposed Draft Principles for the Use of Sampling and Testing in International Food Trade • Endorsement of Methods of Analysis Provisions in Codex Standards • Provisions on the Use of Proprietary Methods in Codex Standards • Report of an Inter-Agency Meeting on Methods of Analysis Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the meeting. Members of the public may access copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the February 28, 2012, 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 33rd Session of the CCMAS, Gregory Noonan (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 33rd Session of the CCMAS. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Additional Public Notification 17:58 Jan 20, 2012 Jkt 226001 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, and 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. Done at Washington, DC, on January 17, 2012. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2012–1161 Filed 1–20–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ regulations_&_policies/ Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp. 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. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic 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_&_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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 USDA Nondiscrimination Statement International Trade Administration [A–533–808] Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel wire rods from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. DATES: Effective Date: January 23, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dustin Ross or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0747 or (202) 482– 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3231 Background On July 1, 2011, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel wire rods (‘‘wire rods’’) from India,1 pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 38613 (July 1, 2011); see also Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India; Institution of a Five-Year Review Concerning the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India, 76 FR 38686 (July 1, 2011). As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 67672 (November 2, 2011). On December 16, 2011, pursuant to section 752(a) of the Act, the ITC determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on wire rods from India would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Stainless Steel Wire Rod From India, 77 FR 1504 (January 10, 2012), and ITC Publication entitled Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Investigation No. 731–TA–638 (Third Review) (January 2012). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the antidumping duty order is wire rods, which are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in coils. Wire rods are made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are only manufactured by hot-rolling and are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross-section. The majority of wire rods sold in the United States are round in cross-section shape, annealed, and pickled. The most common size is 5.5 millimeters in diameter. The wire rods subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 1 Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India, 58 FR 63335 (December 1, 1993). E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 14 (Monday, January 23, 2012)]
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[Pages 3230-3231]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-1161]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2011-0034]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Methods of Analysis and Sampling

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), are 
sponsoring a public meeting on February 28, 2012. The objective of the 
public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on 
agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be 
discussed at the 33rd Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of 
Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 
(Codex), which will be held in Budapest, Hungary, March 5-9, 2012. The 
Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of 
providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background 
information on the 33rd Session of the CCMAS and to address items on 
the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at FDA, CFSAN, Harvey Wiley 
Building, Room 1A-002, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 
20740. Documents related to the 33rd session of the CCMAS will be 
accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/.
    Dr. Gregory O. Noonan, U.S. Delegate to the 33rd Session of the 
CCMAS, and FDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments 
electronically to the following email address: 
Gregory.Noonan@fda.hhs.gov.

Call-In Number

    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 33rd 
Session of the CCMAS by conference call, please use the call-in number 
and participant code listed below:
    Call-in Number: 1-(888) 810-5908.
    Participant code: 21317.

For Further Information About the 33rd Session of the CCMAS Contact: 
Gregory O. Noonan, Ph.D., Research Chemist, CFSAN, FDA, Harvey W. Wiley 
Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740. 
Telephone: (240) 402-2250, fax: (301) 436-2634, email: 
Gregory.Noonan@fda.hhs.gov.

For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Marie 
Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 690-4795, fax: (202) 720-3157, 
email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, 
the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health 
Organization. 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 and ensure that fair practices are used 
in trade.
    The CCMAS is responsible for defining the criteria appropriate to 
Codex Methods of Analysis and Sampling; serving as a coordinating body 
for Codex with other international groups working in methods of 
analysis and sampling and quality assurance systems for laboratories; 
specifying the basis of final recommendations submitted to it by other 
bodies; considering, amending, and endorsing, methods of analysis and 
sampling proposed by Codex (Commodity) Committees, except that methods 
of analysis and sampling for residues of pesticides or veterinary drugs 
in food, the assessment of microbiological quality and safety in food, 
and the assessment of specifications for food additives, do not fall 
within the terms of reference of this Committee; elaborating sampling 
plans and procedures; considering specific sampling and analysis 
problems submitted to it by Codex or any of its Committees; defining 
procedures, protocols, guidelines or related texts for the assessment 
of food laboratory proficiency, as well as quality assurance systems 
for laboratories.
    The Committee is hosted by Hungary.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 33rd Session of the CCMAS 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Matters Referred to the Committee by Codex and Other Codex 
Committees

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 Proposed Draft Principles for the Use of Sampling and Testing 
in International Food Trade
 Endorsement of Methods of Analysis Provisions in Codex 
Standards
 Provisions on the Use of Proprietary Methods in Codex 
Standards
 Report of an Inter-Agency Meeting on Methods of Analysis

    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Secretariat prior to the meeting. Members 
of the public may access copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the February 28, 2012, 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 33rd Session of the CCMAS, Gregory Noonan (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 33rd 
Session of the CCMAS.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp.
    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. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic 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_&_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

    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, and 
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.

    Done at Washington, DC, on January 17, 2012.
Karen Stuck,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2012-1161 Filed 1-20-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P