National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, 75118-75119 [2012-30530]

Download as PDF 75118 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Notices 12,374.82 annual reporting and 689 recordkeeping burden hours. This burden has not changed. Summary of Estimated Burden The net aggregate change from the existing to the revised annual burden for this entire Information Collection is a decrease of 1,803.55 hours from the previous submission. For the activity relating to the 60-day notice, we are decreasing the estimated annual burden for State agencies and debtors from 36,313.83 hours to 34,510.28 hours to reflect a decrease in the number of notices and the resulting inquiries and appeals. The State-level submissions portion of the reporting and recordkeeping burden is estimated to require the same number of hours as the currently approved collection, 26.5 hours. The annual ADP portion of this burden package is also estimated to require the same number of hours as the currently approved collection, 12,375 reporting and 689 recordkeeping hours. This results in a final total of 47,600.6 annual burden hours. Affected Public: State and local government, and former SNAP households Estimated Number of Respondents: 240,954 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.21 Estimated Total Number of Annual Responses: 531,638 Estimated Hours per Response: .09 Estimated Total Annual Burden: 47,600.6 Dated: December 10, 2012. Audrey Rowe, Administrator, Food and Nutrition Service. [FR Doc. 2012–30599 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2012–0051] National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). The Committee is being convened to review two topics for FSIS. The first is strengthening Agency verification activities and guidance concerning sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:35 Dec 18, 2012 Jkt 229001 sanitary dressing and antimicrobial interventions at veal slaughter operations. FSIS test results show that the percent positive for Shiga toxinproducing Escherichia coli (STEC) from trimmings and ground beef produced from veal are higher than trimmings and ground beef produced from other cattle slaughter classes. FSIS is seeking feedback from NACMPI on improvements FSIS can make to its verification activities related to sanitary dressing and interventions at veal slaughter establishments and improvements it can make to its compliance guidance to address veal slaughter operations. FSIS is also seeking feedback from NACMPI on the ideal outreach strategy for communicating with the veal industry. The second topic is a review of criteria for categorizing FSIS regulations as public health regulations. FSIS has revised its criteria for identifying regulations that are most closely related to public health outcomes. FSIS is seeking input from NACMPI on the criteria and feedback on the proposed approach. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for January 16–17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The committee will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on January 16 for administrative purposes; this portion of the meeting is not open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Auditorium at the Patriot Plaza III building, 355 E. Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The auditorium is located on the first floor. Please note that due to increased security measures at the Patriot Plaza III, all persons wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to RSVP in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information about the committee can also be found at http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/ NACMPI/index.asp. Sally Fernandez, Program Specialist, Designated Federal Officer, at Sally.Fernandez@fsis.usda.gov or 202– 690–6524 (Phone), or (202) 690–6519 (Fax), may be contacted for specific questions about the committee or this meeting. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture concerning State and Federal programs with respect to meat, poultry, and processed egg products, inspection, safety, and other matters that fall within the scope of the Federal PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Administrator of FSIS is the chairperson of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is drawn from representatives of consumer groups; producers; processors; and marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product industries; State and local government officials; and academia. The current members of the NACMPI are: Patricia K. Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention; Dr. Fur-Chi Chen, Tennessee State University; Nancy J. Donley, STOP Foodborne Illness; Veneranda Gapud, Fieldale Farms Corporation; Sherika Harvey, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce; Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; Sarah A. Klein, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Dr. Carol L. Lorenzen, Missouri State University; Dr. John A. Marcy, University of Arkansas; Robert G. Reinhard, Sara Lee Corporation; Dr. Michael L. Rybolt, Hillshire Farms; Dr. Craig E. Shultz, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; Dr. John D. Tilden, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development; Steve E. Warshawer, Mesa Top Farm; Dr. J. Byron Williams, Mississippi State University; Christopher A. Waldrop, Consumer Federation of America; and Leonard W. Winchester, Public Health— Seattle & King County. Register for the Meeting: The public is asked to pre-register for the meeting. Your pre-registration must state: The names of each person in your group; organization or interest represented; the number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to (we have to get a mailbox address). FSIS will also accept walk-in registrations. Members of the public requesting to give oral comment to the Committee must sign in at the registration desk. Public Comments: Written public comments may be mailed to USDA/ FSIS, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mail Stop 3778, Washington, DC 20250 or submitted via fax (202) 690–6519 or by email NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov. All written comments must arrive by January 12, 2013. Oral comments are also accepted. To request to give oral comments, see instructions under ‘Register for the Meeting’ above. Availability of Materials for the Meeting: All written public comments will be compiled into a binder and available for review at the meeting. Duplicate comments from multiple individuals will appear as one comment, with a notation that multiple E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 19, 2012 / Notices copies of the comment were received. Please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ About_FSIS/NACMPI/index.asp to learn more about the agenda for or reports resulting from this meeting. Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that all interested persons are included in our events. If you are a person with a disability and request reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact Sally Fernandez, Phone (202) 690–6524, Fax (202) 690–6519 or email Sally.Fernandez@fsis.usda.gov. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case-by-case basis. Additional Public Notification sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with 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). 16:35 Dec 18, 2012 Jkt 229001 Done at Washington, DC, on December 13, 2012. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–30530 Filed 12–18–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 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 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. Dakota Prairie Grasslands, North Dakota; Oil and Gas Development Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: In June of 2003, the Dakota Prairie Grasslands Record of Decision for Oil and Gas Leasing on the Little Missouri and Cedar River National Grasslands was signed. This decision spelled out leasing stipulations, consistent with the Revised Dakota Prairie Grasslands Land and Resource Management Plan, based on the 2001 Northern Great Plains Management Plans Revision FEIS which included a Reasonably Foreseeable Development Scenario (RFDS) for Oil and Gas for the Little Missouri and Cedar River National Grasslands. In the 11 years since the analysis was completed there has been a change in the manner in which oil and gas development has occurred on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands, primarily that multiple (4–6) wells can be drilled from a single well pad rather than just one; as was most common in the past. The improvements in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies to improve the ability to access oil and gas located deep underground are the primary reasons for these changes in development. At this time it is necessary to review the analysis to determine whether or not the effects of the changed pattern of oil and gas development are different from those effects considered in the 2001 FEIS, and whether or not there is a need to change Land and Resource Management Plan standards and guidelines (and possibly leasing stipulations) in order to continue oil SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75119 and gas development on the Little Missouri and Cedar River National Grassland units of the Dakota Prairie Grasslands. Scoping is not required for supplements to environmental impact statements (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)). Review and comments will be solicited once the Draft SEIS is filed with EPA. The draft supplemental environmental impact statement is expected in February, 2013 and the final supplemental environmental impact statement is expected in May, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dunlap, Interdisciplinary Team Leader, at 240 W. Century Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58503, by email at kdunlap@fs.fed.us or by phone at 701– 250–4463 x105. 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: DATES: Purpose and Need for Action In light of a changed pattern of oil and gas activity from what was anticipated in the 2001 RFDS, there is a need for the DPG to supplement our analysis to determine if any changes need to be made to the stipulations in the 2003 Oil and Gas Leasing ROD that authorizes oil and gas leasing on the DPG. The purpose of the analysis is to determine whether or not the effects anticipated in the 2001 FEIS are still accurate and, if they are not, whether or not any additional management direction and/or leasing stipulations are necessary to protect National Forest System lands while still allowing for oil and gas development on the DPG on those lands previously determined to be administratively available for leasing. Proposed Action The Dakota Prairie Grasslands has conducted preliminary analysis of the changed condition and, at this time, proposes no change to management direction in the LRMP or to leasing stipulations from the 2003 ROD. However, consistent with 40 CFR 1502.9(2), we will supplement the FEIS to consider the changed pattern of oil and gas development relative to the updated RFDS. The updated RFDS is available by request at the address below or online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=40652. Responsible Official Dennis Neitzke, Grasslands Supervisor, Dakota Prairie Grasslands, E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 19, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-30530]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0051]


National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Food 
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing a meeting of the 
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). 
The Committee is being convened to review two topics for FSIS. The 
first is strengthening Agency verification activities and guidance 
concerning sanitary dressing and antimicrobial interventions at veal 
slaughter operations. FSIS test results show that the percent positive 
for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) from trimmings and 
ground beef produced from veal are higher than trimmings and ground 
beef produced from other cattle slaughter classes. FSIS is seeking 
feedback from NACMPI on improvements FSIS can make to its verification 
activities related to sanitary dressing and interventions at veal 
slaughter establishments and improvements it can make to its compliance 
guidance to address veal slaughter operations.
    FSIS is also seeking feedback from NACMPI on the ideal outreach 
strategy for communicating with the veal industry.
    The second topic is a review of criteria for categorizing FSIS 
regulations as public health regulations. FSIS has revised its criteria 
for identifying regulations that are most closely related to public 
health outcomes. FSIS is seeking input from NACMPI on the criteria and 
feedback on the proposed approach.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for January 16-17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The committee will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 
9:00 a.m. on January 16 for administrative purposes; this portion of 
the meeting is not open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Auditorium at the Patriot 
Plaza III building, 355 E. Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The 
auditorium is located on the first floor. Please note that due to 
increased security measures at the Patriot Plaza III, all persons 
wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to RSVP in advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information about the 
committee can also be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/NACMPI/index.asp. Sally Fernandez, Program Specialist, Designated 
Federal Officer, at Sally.Fernandez@fsis.usda.gov or 202-690-6524 
(Phone), or (202) 690-6519 (Fax), may be contacted for specific 
questions about the committee or this meeting.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The purpose of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary 
of Agriculture concerning State and Federal programs with respect to 
meat, poultry, and processed egg products, inspection, safety, and 
other matters that fall within the scope of the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Administrator of FSIS 
is the chairperson of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is 
drawn from representatives of consumer groups; producers; processors; 
and marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product industries; State 
and local government officials; and academia. The current members of 
the NACMPI are: Patricia K. Buck, Center for Foodborne Illness Research 
and Prevention; Dr. Fur-Chi Chen, Tennessee State University; Nancy J. 
Donley, STOP Foodborne Illness; Veneranda Gapud, Fieldale Farms 
Corporation; Sherika Harvey, Mississippi Department of Agriculture and 
Commerce; Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Minnesota Department of Agriculture; 
Sarah A. Klein, Center for Science in the Public Interest; Dr. Carol L. 
Lorenzen, Missouri State University; Dr. John A. Marcy, University of 
Arkansas; Robert G. Reinhard, Sara Lee Corporation; Dr. Michael L. 
Rybolt, Hillshire Farms; Dr. Craig E. Shultz, Pennsylvania Department 
of Agriculture; Dr. John D. Tilden, Michigan Department of Agriculture 
and Rural Development; Steve E. Warshawer, Mesa Top Farm; Dr. J. Byron 
Williams, Mississippi State University; Christopher A. Waldrop, 
Consumer Federation of America; and Leonard W. Winchester, Public 
Health--Seattle & King County.
    Register for the Meeting: The public is asked to pre-register for 
the meeting. Your pre-registration must state: The names of each person 
in your group; organization or interest represented; the number of 
people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in 
your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to (we 
have to get a mailbox address). FSIS will also accept walk-in 
registrations. Members of the public requesting to give oral comment to 
the Committee must sign in at the registration desk.
    Public Comments: Written public comments may be mailed to USDA/
FSIS, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mail Stop 3778, Washington, DC 
20250 or submitted via fax (202) 690-6519 or by email 
NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov. All written comments must arrive by January 12, 
2013. Oral comments are also accepted. To request to give oral 
comments, see instructions under `Register for the Meeting' above.
    Availability of Materials for the Meeting: All written public 
comments will be compiled into a binder and available for review at the 
meeting. Duplicate comments from multiple individuals will appear as 
one comment, with a notation that multiple

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copies of the comment were received. Please visit http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/NACMPI/index.asp to learn more about the 
agenda for or reports resulting from this meeting.
    Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that all 
interested persons are included in our events. If you are a person with 
a disability and request reasonable accommodations to participate in 
this meeting, please contact Sally Fernandez, Phone (202) 690-6524, Fax 
(202) 690-6519 or email Sally.Fernandez@fsis.usda.gov. All reasonable 
accommodation requests are managed on a case-by-case basis.

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, 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.

    Done at Washington, DC, on December 13, 2012.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2012-30530 Filed 12-18-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P