Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food, 37202-37203 [2013-14659]

Download as PDF 37202 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2013 / Notices scientific data, APHIS has reached a finding of no significant impact with regard to the preferred alternative identified in the EA. Determination Based on APHIS’ analysis of field and laboratory data submitted by Pioneer, references provided in the petition, peer-reviewed publications, information analyzed in the EA, the PPRA, comments provided by the public, and information provided in APHIS’ response to those public comments, APHIS has determined that Pioneer’s maize event 4114 is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk and therefore is no longer subject to our regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms. Copies of the signed determination document, as well as copies of the petition, PPRA, EA, finding of no significant impact, and response to comments, are available as indicated in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections of this notice. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 14th day of June 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–14705 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE 21ST SESSION OF THE CCRVDF CONTACT: BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2013–0014] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food 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), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are sponsoring a public meeting on August 5, 2013. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions that will be discussed at the 21st Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jun 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 August 26–30, 2013. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Food and Drug Administration recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 21st Session of CCRVDF, and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2013 from 1:00– 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 21st Session of CCRVDF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Kevin Greenlees, U.S. Delegate to the 21st Session of the CCRVDF, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov. Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 21st Session of the CCRVDF by conference call, please use the call-in number and participant code listed below: Call-in Number: 1–888–858–2144. Participant code: 6208658. Kevin Greenlees, Senior Advisor for Science and Policy, Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation, HFV–100, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Veterinary Medicine, 7520 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, Telephone: (240) 276–8214, Fax: (240) 276–9538, Email: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLIC MEETING CONTACT: Kenneth Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690–4042, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius (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. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending maximum levels of such substances; developing codes of practice as may be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. The Committee is hosted by the United States of America. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 21st Session of the CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex Committees and Task Forces • Matters arising from FAO/WHO and from the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) • Report on World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for registration of veterinary medicinal products (VICH) • Draft Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs (at Step 6) • Proposed draft MRLs for veterinary drugs (at Step 4) • Risk Management Recommendations for Residues of Veterinary Drugs for which no ADI and/ or MRLs has been recommended by JECFA due to Specific Human Health Concerns • Proposed draft guidelines on performance characteristics for multiresidue methods • Risk Analysis Policy on Extrapolation of MRLs of Veterinary Drugs to Additional Species and Tissues • Proposed ‘‘concern form’’ for the CCRVDF (format and policy procedure for its use) • Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or reevaluation by JECFA • Database on countries’ needs for MRLs • Discussion paper on Guidelines on the Establishment of MRLs or other Limits in Honey • Other business and future work 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 August 5, 2013 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 119 / Thursday, June 20, 2013 / Notices 37203 Done at Washington, DC, on: June 14, 2013. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. Dated: June 13, 2013. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–14659 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2013–14775 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 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. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate for the 21st session of the CCRVDF, Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 21st session of the CCRVDF. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–20–2013] 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:01 Jun 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [B–61–2013] Foreign-Trade Zone 28—New Bedford, Massachusetts, Application for Subzone, Talbots Import, LLC, Lakeville, Massachusetts An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the City of New Bedford, grantee of FTZ 28, requesting specialpurpose subzone status for the facility of Talbots Import, LLC (Talbots), located in Lakeville, Massachusetts. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on June 13, 2013. The proposed subzone (116 acres) is located at 175–190 Kenneth W. Welch Drive, Lakeville, Massachusetts. No authorization for production activity has been requested at this time. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 30, 2013. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to August 14, 2013. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s Web site, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@trade.gov (202) 482– 1346. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authorization of Production Activity; Subzone 196A; TTI, Inc. (Electromechanical and Circuit Protection Devices Production/Kitting); Fort Worth, Texas On February 13, 2013, TTI, Inc. submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board for its facility within Subzone 196A, in Fort Worth, Texas. The notification was processed in accordance with the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400), including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (78 FR 15683, 03–12– 2013). The FTZ Board has determined that no further review of the activity is warranted at this time. The production activity described in the notification is authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.14. Dated: June 13, 2013. Elizabeth Whiteman, Acting Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–14774 Filed 6–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–988] Silica Bricks and Shapes From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Postponement of Final Determination Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 119 (Thursday, June 20, 2013)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14659]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2013-0014]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food

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) are sponsoring a public meeting on August 5, 2013. The objective 
of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public 
comments on agenda items and draft United States positions that will be 
discussed at the 21st Session of the Codex Committee on Residues of 
Veterinary Drugs in Foods (CCRVDF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 
(Codex), which will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from August 26-
30, 2013. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the Food and Drug 
Administration recognize the importance of providing interested parties 
the opportunity to obtain background information on the 21st Session of 
CCRVDF, and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Monday, August 5, 2013 from 
1:00-4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the Jamie L. Whitten 
Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Ave. Room 107-A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 21st 
Session of CCRVDF will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the 
following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Kevin Greenlees, U.S. Delegate to the 21st Session of the CCRVDF, 
invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically 
to the following email address: Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov.
    Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 21st Session of the CCRVDF 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 21st Session of the CCRVDF Contact: 
Kevin Greenlees, Senior Advisor for Science and Policy, Office of New 
Animal Drug Evaluation, HFV-100, Food and Drug Administration, Center 
for Veterinary Medicine, 7520 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 
Telephone: (240) 276-8214, Fax: (240) 276-9538, Email: 
Kevin.Greenlees@fda.hhs.gov.

For Further Information About the Public Meeting Contact: Kenneth 
Lowery, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 4861, 
Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690-4042, Fax: (202) 720-3157, 
Email: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius (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 CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the 
consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending 
maximum levels of such substances; developing codes of practice as may 
be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the 
determination of veterinary drug residues in foods.
    The Committee is hosted by the United States of America.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 21st Session of the 
CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and 
other Codex Committees and Task Forces
     Matters arising from FAO/WHO and from the Joint FAO/WHO 
Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
     Report on World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) 
activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for 
registration of veterinary medicinal products (VICH)
     Draft Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs 
(at Step 6)
     Proposed draft MRLs for veterinary drugs (at Step 4)
     Risk Management Recommendations for Residues of Veterinary 
Drugs for which no ADI and/or MRLs has been recommended by JECFA due to 
Specific Human Health Concerns
     Proposed draft guidelines on performance characteristics 
for multi-residue methods
     Risk Analysis Policy on Extrapolation of MRLs of 
Veterinary Drugs to Additional Species and Tissues
     Proposed ``concern form'' for the CCRVDF (format and 
policy procedure for its use)
     Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring 
evaluation or re-evaluation by JECFA
     Database on countries' needs for MRLs
     Discussion paper on Guidelines on the Establishment of 
MRLs or other Limits in Honey
     Other business and future work
    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 August 5, 2013 public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the 
agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have 
the opportunity to

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pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at 
the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate for the 21st session of the 
CCRVDF, Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state 
that they relate to activities of the 21st session of the CCRVDF.

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

    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.

    Done at Washington, DC, on: June 14, 2013.
Mary Frances Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2013-14659 Filed 6-19-13; 8:45 am]
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