Compliance Guide for Residue Prevention and Agency Testing Policy for Residues, 24671-24673 [2012-9797]

Download as PDF 24671 Notices Federal Register Vol. 77, No. 80 Wednesday, April 25, 2012 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 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 19, 2011. 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. 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Summary of Collection: There is a need to measure user satisfaction with the National Agricultural Library (NAL) Internet sites in order for NAL to comply with Executive Order 12862, which directs federal agencies that provide significant services directly to the public to survey customers to determine the kind and quality of services they want and their level of satisfaction with existing services. NAL Internet sites are a vast collection of Web pages created and maintained by component organizations of NAL, and are visited by 4.6 million people per month on average. The information generated from this research will enable NAL to evaluate the success of this new modality in response to fulfilling its legislative mandate to disseminate vital agricultural information and truly become the national digital library of agriculture. Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of the research is to ensure that intended audiences find the information provided on the Internet sites easy to access, clear, informative, and useful. The research will provide a means by which to classify visitors to the NAL Internet sites, to better understand how to serve them. If the information is not collected, NAL will be hindered from advancing its mandate to provide accurate, timely information to its users community. Description of Respondents: Individuals or households; Business or other for-profit; Not-for-profit institutions; Farms; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 10,800. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 900. Compliance Guide for Residue Prevention and Agency Testing Policy for Residues Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2012–9871 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food Safety and Inspection Service Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability and opportunity for comments. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of a compliance guide for the prevention of violative residues in livestock slaughter establishments. FSIS has posted this compliance guide on its Web page and it may be used immediately. FSIS also welcomes comments on this compliance guide, which will be revised as needed. This notice also discusses changes to the FSIS Residue Repeat Violator List and announces the Agency’s intention to subject to increased testing animals from producers who are under an injunction obtained by the Food and Drug Administration because of drug use practices that have led to residue violations. SUMMARY: Submit written comments by June 25, 2012. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice and the compliance guide, which can be accessed at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/ Regulations_&_Policies/ Compliance_Guides_Index/index.asp. 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 online instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including floppy disks or CD– ROMs, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), FSIS, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 8–163A, Mailstop 3782, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– DATES: E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 24672 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / Notices 2011–0008. 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 to 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Engeljohn, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator for Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 349– E, Jamie Whitten Building, 14th and Independence, SW., Washington DC 20250–3700; telephone (202) 205–0495, fax (202) 720–2025; daniel.engeljohn@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The U.S. National Residue Program (NRP) is administered by FSIS to collect data on chemical residues in domestic and imported meat, poultry, and egg products and to keep products that are adulterated because of illegal residues out of commerce. FSIS collects samples of meat, poultry, and egg products at federally inspected establishments and analyzes the samples at FSIS laboratories for chemical residues of veterinary drugs, pesticides, and environmental contaminants. With the implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) inspection system, another important component of the NRP is to provide verification of residue control in HACCP systems. As part of the HACCP regulation under 9 CFR part 417, establishments are required to conduct a hazard analysis and to consider the food safety hazards that can be expected to arise from drug and other chemical residues. The USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report of January 29, 2010, reflecting its review of the NRP with regard to cattle, identified as a contributing factor to violative residue problems the practice of slaughter establishments continuing to purchase livestock from repeat residue violators. OIG also noted that there is often insufficient information at slaughter establishments to identify the producers responsible for the violative residues. The OIG review also underscored the fact that there are two slaughter classes of livestock, dairy cows and bob veal, that account for 90 percent of the residues found in animals presented for slaughter, pointing to the need for the VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 Agency to continue to focus compliance efforts on cull dairy cows and bob veal. This Compliance Guide emphasizes that establishments, especially those that slaughter dairy cows and bob veal calves, should apply five basic measures to reduce or prevent the occurrence of violative residues. The guide recommends that establishments should: (1) Confirm producer history; (2) buy animals from producers who have a history of providing residue-free animals and have effective residue prevention programs; (3) ensure that animals are adequately identified to enable traceback; (4) supply information to FSIS at ante-mortem inspection showing that animals in the lot did not come from repeat violators; and (5) notify producers in writing if their animals are found to have either violative residues or detectable levels that do not exceed the tolerance levels established by FDA and FSIS. Persistent non-violative levels residues may indicate a pattern of usage that could result in a violation at some point. The Compliance Guide discusses the Agency’s revised Residue Repeat Violator List, which has been streamlined for greater ease of use. The List now includes only producers who have provided more than one animal with a violative residue during the past 12 months. The List is also now presented in two differing forms. ‘‘Part I’’ is intended for use by Agency inspection personnel and contains comprehensive information on the individual residue findings (e.g., tissue identified with the violation, chemical compound identified, concentration), organized alphabetically by state and firm name. ‘‘Part II’’ is intended for use by industry and lists producers that have been the source of multiple animals with residue violations and does not provide the technical information contained in Part I. The Agency invites comments on these recent revisions to the List, especially comments related to the List’s utility and ease of use. Should the Agency be providing additional information on producers who supply animals with violative residues? The Compliance Guide explains that establishments that do not use the information in the Residue Repeat Violator List, either directly or through a letter or certification, would not be taking advantage of a tool to identify livestock from known repeat violators. If an establishment does not follow this guide, and FSIS finds violative residues, the establishment’s HACCP system may be inadequate under 9 CFR 417.6. FSIS has also been asked recently whether producers could be removed PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 from the Residue Repeat Violator List in less than 12 months in certain circumstances, e.g., if a producer goes three consecutive months without any new violations. The Agency is evaluating this issue and invites comments on it. FSIS recently increased testing for residues of carcasses in establishments with violations associated with the same producer or at establishments that fail to apply the residue control measures described in the Compliance Guide. The notices with instructions to FSIS personnel concerning increased testing for residues are available at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/ FSISNotices/21-11.pdf andhttp:// www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/ FSISNotices/12-11.pdf. In addition, FSIS intends to increase its testing for residues in animals from producers who are under an injunction obtained by the Food and Drug Administration because of drug use practices that have led to residue violations. This action is consistent with FSIS’s policy of increasing testing of carcasses at slaughter establishments that are attributable to producers with multiple residue violations. 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_&_policies/ 2010_Notices_Index/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. Through the Listserv and 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 which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http:// E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 25, 2012 / Notices 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 April 18, 2012. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–9797 Filed 4–19–12; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Delegation of Authority From the Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, to Forest Supervisor, Eldorado National Forest, for the El Dorado County Rubicon Trail Forest Road and Trail Act Easement Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The Regional Forester, Pacific Southwest Region, hereby delegates to the Forest Supervisor, Eldorado National Forest, authority to grant a Forest Road and Trail Act easement to El Dorado County for the Rubicon Trail. DATES: April 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramiro Villalvazo, Director, Public Services, (707) 562–8856. SUMMARY: Randy Moore, Regional Forester. [FR Doc. 2012–9945 Filed 4–24–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests; Colorado; Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC–1362 & COC–67232 Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ACTION: The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (GMUG) must decide whether or not to consent to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) modifying the Federal Coal Leases COC–1362 and COC–67232 by adding 800 and 922 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:14 Apr 24, 2012 Jkt 226001 acres, respectively, to them. If the GMUG does consent to lease, it will prescribe conditions (as stipulations) for the protection of non-mineral resources Public comments for this project were received between April 21 and May 21, 2010 during the preparation of an Environmental Assessment. Comments received during that period will be also be considered in this analysis. These comments have informed the issue analysis and alternative development. Additionally, the agency will continue to accept public comments throughout the preparation of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which is estimated to be released in May, 2012. The final environmental impact statement is expected in July, 2012. DATES: Written comments should be addressed to Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forest, Attn: Forest Supervisor, 2250 HWY50, Delta, CO 81416. Comments may also be sent via email to commentsrocky-mountain-gmug@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 970–874–6698. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Niccole Mortenson, 406–329–3163 or nmortenson@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action Under 43 CFR part 3432 (as amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005), the holder of a federal coal lease may apply to modify a lease by adding up to 960 acres. The federal agencies are responding to applications to modify existing leases. The GMUG and BLM have identified the need to consider issuing two coal lease modifications for federal coal lands immediately adjacent to exiting federal coal leases COC–1362 and COC–67232. The purpose of the lease modifications is to ensure that compliant and super-compliant coal reserves are recovered. The BLM, charged with administration of the mineral estate on these Federal lands, is required, by law, to consider leasing Federally-owned minerals for economic recovery. The USDA–Forest Service (FS), as the surface management agency, considers consenting to the BLM leasing reserves underlying lands under its jurisdiction, and prescribes stipulations for the protection of non-mineral resources. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24673 Proposed Action Within the jurisdiction of the Forest Service, the proposed action is to consent to BLM modifying existing federal coal leases COC–1362 and COC67232 by adding 800 and 922 additional acres (respectively) to ensure that compliant and super-compliant coal reserves are recovered and not bypassed, and to identify stipulations for the protection of non-mineral (i.e. surface) resources. The proposed lease modifications are located in Gunnison County, Colorado in portions of sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 22, 23 of T.14S. R. 90W., 6th PM. The modification areas include National Forest System (NFS) surface lands managed by the GMUG and the coal estate managed by the BLM. The proposed action deals primarily with underground mining. It is assumed that longwall mining practices would be used. Surface disturbance may include soil subsidence due to removal of the coal. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2011-0008]


Compliance Guide for Residue Prevention and Agency Testing Policy 
for Residues

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability and opportunity for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing 
the availability of a compliance guide for the prevention of violative 
residues in livestock slaughter establishments. FSIS has posted this 
compliance guide on its Web page and it may be used immediately. FSIS 
also welcomes comments on this compliance guide, which will be revised 
as needed. This notice also discusses changes to the FSIS Residue 
Repeat Violator List and announces the Agency's intention to subject to 
increased testing animals from producers who are under an injunction 
obtained by the Food and Drug Administration because of drug use 
practices that have led to residue violations.

DATES: Submit written comments by June 25, 2012.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice and the compliance guide, which can be accessed at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Compliance_Guides_Index/index.asp. 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 online instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and hand- or 
courier-delivered items: Send to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), 
FSIS, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Room 8-163A, Mailstop 3782, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-

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2011-0008. 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 to 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 FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Daniel Engeljohn, Ph.D., Assistant 
Administrator for Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Room 349-E, Jamie Whitten Building, 14th and 
Independence, SW., Washington DC 20250-3700; telephone (202) 205-0495, 
fax (202) 720-2025; daniel.engeljohn@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The U.S. National Residue Program (NRP) is administered by FSIS to 
collect data on chemical residues in domestic and imported meat, 
poultry, and egg products and to keep products that are adulterated 
because of illegal residues out of commerce. FSIS collects samples of 
meat, poultry, and egg products at federally inspected establishments 
and analyzes the samples at FSIS laboratories for chemical residues of 
veterinary drugs, pesticides, and environmental contaminants. With the 
implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points 
(HACCP) inspection system, another important component of the NRP is to 
provide verification of residue control in HACCP systems. As part of 
the HACCP regulation under 9 CFR part 417, establishments are required 
to conduct a hazard analysis and to consider the food safety hazards 
that can be expected to arise from drug and other chemical residues.
    The USDA Office of Inspector General (OIG) report of January 29, 
2010, reflecting its review of the NRP with regard to cattle, 
identified as a contributing factor to violative residue problems the 
practice of slaughter establishments continuing to purchase livestock 
from repeat residue violators. OIG also noted that there is often 
insufficient information at slaughter establishments to identify the 
producers responsible for the violative residues. The OIG review also 
underscored the fact that there are two slaughter classes of livestock, 
dairy cows and bob veal, that account for 90 percent of the residues 
found in animals presented for slaughter, pointing to the need for the 
Agency to continue to focus compliance efforts on cull dairy cows and 
bob veal.
    This Compliance Guide emphasizes that establishments, especially 
those that slaughter dairy cows and bob veal calves, should apply five 
basic measures to reduce or prevent the occurrence of violative 
residues. The guide recommends that establishments should: (1) Confirm 
producer history; (2) buy animals from producers who have a history of 
providing residue-free animals and have effective residue prevention 
programs; (3) ensure that animals are adequately identified to enable 
traceback; (4) supply information to FSIS at ante-mortem inspection 
showing that animals in the lot did not come from repeat violators; and 
(5) notify producers in writing if their animals are found to have 
either violative residues or detectable levels that do not exceed the 
tolerance levels established by FDA and FSIS. Persistent non-violative 
levels residues may indicate a pattern of usage that could result in a 
violation at some point.
    The Compliance Guide discusses the Agency's revised Residue Repeat 
Violator List, which has been streamlined for greater ease of use. The 
List now includes only producers who have provided more than one animal 
with a violative residue during the past 12 months. The List is also 
now presented in two differing forms. ``Part I'' is intended for use by 
Agency inspection personnel and contains comprehensive information on 
the individual residue findings (e.g., tissue identified with the 
violation, chemical compound identified, concentration), organized 
alphabetically by state and firm name. ``Part II'' is intended for use 
by industry and lists producers that have been the source of multiple 
animals with residue violations and does not provide the technical 
information contained in Part I. The Agency invites comments on these 
recent revisions to the List, especially comments related to the List's 
utility and ease of use. Should the Agency be providing additional 
information on producers who supply animals with violative residues?
    The Compliance Guide explains that establishments that do not use 
the information in the Residue Repeat Violator List, either directly or 
through a letter or certification, would not be taking advantage of a 
tool to identify livestock from known repeat violators. If an 
establishment does not follow this guide, and FSIS finds violative 
residues, the establishment's HACCP system may be inadequate under 9 
CFR 417.6.
    FSIS has also been asked recently whether producers could be 
removed from the Residue Repeat Violator List in less than 12 months in 
certain circumstances, e.g., if a producer goes three consecutive 
months without any new violations. The Agency is evaluating this issue 
and invites comments on it.
    FSIS recently increased testing for residues of carcasses in 
establishments with violations associated with the same producer or at 
establishments that fail to apply the residue control measures 
described in the Compliance Guide. The notices with instructions to 
FSIS personnel concerning increased testing for residues are available 
at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/21-11.pdf andhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/rdad/FSISNotices/12-11.pdf.
    In addition, FSIS intends to increase its testing for residues in 
animals from producers who are under an injunction obtained by the Food 
and Drug Administration because of drug use practices that have led to 
residue violations. This action is consistent with FSIS's policy of 
increasing testing of carcasses at slaughter establishments that are 
attributable to producers with multiple residue violations.

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_&_policies/2010_Notices_
Index/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. Through the Listserv and 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 which provides 
automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and 
information. This service is available at http://

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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 April 18, 2012.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-9797 Filed 4-19-12; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P