Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles, 7125-7126 [2012-3060]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2012 / Notices For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: +1 (202) 205– 7760, fax: +1 (202) 720–3157, email: USCODEX@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2012–0003] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a public meeting on March 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 27th session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Paris, France, April 2–6, 2012. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 27th session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 27th session of CCGP will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/. Karen Stuck, U.S. Delegate to the 27th session of the CCGP, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: USCODEX@fsis.usda.gov. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Call-In Number If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 27th session of the CCGP by conference call, please use the call-in number and participant code listed below: Call-in Number: 1 (888) 858–2144. Participant Code: 6208658. For Further Information About the 27th Session of the CCGP Contact: Karen Stuck, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 205–7760, fax: (202) 720–3157 email: USCODEX@fsis.usda.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:29 Feb 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 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 fair practices in the food trade. The CCGP is responsible for dealing with procedural and general matters referred to it by Codex, for proposing amendments to the Codex Procedural Manual, and for reviewing and endorsing procedural provisions and texts forwarded by Codex committees for inclusion in the Procedural Manual. The Committee is hosted by France. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 27th session of the CCGP will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the CCGP. • Issues Surrounding Codex Standards Held at Step 8. • Mechanism for Examining Economic Impact Statements. • Review of the Risk Analysis Policies of Codex Committees. • Definition of the Term ‘‘Hazard’’. • Proposed Amendment to the Terms of Reference of the Committee. • Development of Joint Codex-World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Standards. • Distribution of Codex Documents and Length and Content of Meeting Reports. 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 or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the March 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 27th session of the PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7125 CCGP, Karen Stuck (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 27th session of the CCGP. 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. E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1 7126 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 28 / Friday, February 10, 2012 / Notices Done at Washington, DC on February 6, 2012. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2012–3060 Filed 2–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD Meetings Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, March 12–14, 2012 on the times and location listed below. DATES: The schedule of events is as follows: SUMMARY: Monday, March 12, 2012 10:00–10:30 a.m. Budget Committee. 10:45–11:30 Ad Hoc Committee on Accessible Design in Education. 11:30–Noon Preview of revised Access Board Web site. 1:30–2:30 p.m. Strategic Planning. 2:45–3:45 Ad Hoc Committee on Frontier Issues. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 9:30–10:30 a.m. Technical Programs Committee. 10:45–4:00 p.m. Ad Hoc Committee Meetings: Closed to Public. Wednesday, March 14, 2012 1:30–3:00 p.m. Board Meeting. Meetings will be held at the Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW., suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the meetings, please contact David Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272–0010 (voice); (202) 272–0054 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the Board meeting scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, March 14, 2012, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items: • Approval of the draft January 11, 2012 meeting minutes (vote). • Budget Committee Report. • Technical Programs Committee Report. • Planning and Evaluation Committee Report. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:29 Feb 09, 2012 Jkt 226001 • Ad Hoc Committee Reports. Æ Ad Hoc Committee on Outdoor Developed Areas (vote). Æ Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Use Paths (vote). • Executive Director’s Report. • Election of Officers (vote). • Public Comment, Open Topics. All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. An assistive listening system, computer assisted real-time transcription (CART), and sign language interpreters will be available at the Board meeting and committee meetings. Persons attending Board meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other participants (see www.access-board.gov/about/policies/ fragrance.htm for more information). David M. Capozzi, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2012–3063 Filed 2–9–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR). OMB Control Number: 0648–0428. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 204. Average Hours per Response: 8. Burden Hours: 1,632. Needs and Uses: This request is for extension of a currently approved information collection. The Alaska Commercial Operator’s Annual Report (COAR) collects harvest and production information broken out by specific criteria such as gear type, area, delivery and product type, and pounds and value. The COAR is due by April 1 of the year following any buying or processing activity. Any person or company who received a Fisheries Business License from the Alaska Department of Revenue and an Intent to Operate Permit by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is required to annually submit the COAR to State of Alaska, ADF&G, under PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alaska Administrative Code (AAC), chapter 5 AAC 39.130. In addition, any person or company who receives an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) only permit from ADF&G annually must submit a COAR to ADF&G. Any owner of a catcher/processor or mothership with a Federal permit operating in the EEZ off Alaska is required to annually submit a COAR to ADF&G under 50 CFR 679.5(p). The COAR provides information on ex-vessel and first wholesale values for statewide fish and shellfish products. Containing information from shoreside processors, stationary floating processors, motherships, and catcher/ processors, this data collection yields equivalent annual product value information for all respective processing sectors and provides a consistent time series according to which groundfish resources may be managed more efficiently. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0336, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at JJessup@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: February 7, 2012. 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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 28 (Friday, February 10, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7125-7126]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-3060]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0003]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
General Principles

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) is sponsoring a public meeting on 
March 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 27th 
session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the 
Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Paris, 
France, April 2-6, 2012. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes 
the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to 
obtain background information on the 27th session of the CCGP and to 
address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 
from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Jamie L. Whitten 
Building, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 107-A, Washington, 
DC 20250.
    Documents related to the 27th session of CCGP will be accessible 
via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/.
    Karen Stuck, U.S. Delegate to the 27th session of the CCGP, invites 
U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: USCODEX@fsis.usda.gov.

Call-In Number

    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 27th 
session of the CCGP by conference call, please use the call-in number 
and participant code listed below:
    Call-in Number: 1 (888) 858-2144.
    Participant Code: 6208658.
    For Further Information About the 27th Session of the CCGP Contact: 
Karen Stuck, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 
4861, Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 205-7760, fax: (202) 720-
3157 email: USCODEX@fsis.usda.gov.
    For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Barbara 
McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: +1 (202) 205-7760, fax: +1 (202) 720-
3157, email: USCODEX@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 fair practices in the food 
trade.
    The CCGP is responsible for dealing with procedural and general 
matters referred to it by Codex, for proposing amendments to the Codex 
Procedural Manual, and for reviewing and endorsing procedural 
provisions and texts forwarded by Codex committees for inclusion in the 
Procedural Manual.
    The Committee is hosted by France.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 27th session of the CCGP 
will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the CCGP.
     Issues Surrounding Codex Standards Held at Step 8.
     Mechanism for Examining Economic Impact Statements.
     Review of the Risk Analysis Policies of Codex Committees.
     Definition of the Term ``Hazard''.
     Proposed Amendment to the Terms of Reference of the 
Committee.
     Development of Joint Codex-World Organization for Animal 
Health (OIE) Standards.
     Distribution of Codex Documents and Length and Content of 
Meeting Reports.
    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 or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the March 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 27th 
session of the CCGP, Karen Stuck (see ADDRESSES). Written comments 
should state that they relate to activities of the 27th session of the 
CCGP.

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.


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    Done at Washington, DC on February 6, 2012.
Karen Stuck,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2012-3060 Filed 2-9-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P