Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Extension of Comment Periods, 69605-69606 [2013-27784]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Proposed Rules comment on the proposed rule and its information collection provisions. II. Request for Comments FDA is extending the comment period due to the inability of some commenters to submit comments through the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site from November 4, 2013, through November 14, 2013, because of technical difficulties at that Web site. III. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Interested persons may either submit electronic comments regarding the information collection to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax written comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–7285. All comments should be identified with the title ‘‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and RiskBased Preventive Controls for Human Food.’’ IV. How To Submit Comments Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding this document to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: November 15, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration 21 CFR Parts 16 and 112 [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0921] pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 RIN 0910–AG35 Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption; Extension of Comment Periods Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Proposed rule; extension of comment period for the proposed rule and for its information collection provisions. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:59 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Written Submissions [FR Doc. 2013–27783 Filed 11–15–13; 4:15 pm] AGENCY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking that appeared in the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3504), entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption’’ and for its information collection provisions. DATES: The FDA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule referenced in the Summary. Submit either electronic or written comments on the notice of proposed rulemaking by November 22, 2013. Submit comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (the PRA) by November 22, 2013 (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section). ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA–2011–N– 0921 and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0910–AG35, by any of the following methods, except that comments on information collection issues under the PRA must be submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (see the ‘‘Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995’’ section). SUMMARY: Submit written submissions in the following ways: • Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper or CD–ROM submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA– 305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name and Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0921, and RIN 0910–AG35 for this rulemaking. All comments received may be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For additional information on submitting comments, see the ‘‘How to Submit Comments’’ heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this document. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and insert the docket number, found in brackets in the PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 69605 heading of this document, into the ‘‘Search’’ box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With regard to the proposed rule: Samir Assar, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS–300), Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, 240– 402–1636. With regard to the information collection: Domini Bean, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 1350 Piccard Dr., PI50–400T, Rockville, MD 20850, domini.bean@fda.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3504), FDA published a proposed rule entitled ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.’’ The original comment period of 120 days was extended several times and interested persons were most recently given until November 15, 2013 (Federal Register of August 9, 2013, 78 FR 48637), to comment on the proposed rule and its information collection provisions. II. Request for Comments FDA is extending the comment period due to the inability of some commenters to submit comments through the http://www.regulations.gov Web site from November 4, 2013, through November 14, 2013, because of technical difficulties at that Web site. III. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Interested persons may either submit electronic comments regarding the information collection to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov or fax written comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202–395–7285. All comments should be identified with the title ‘‘Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.’’ IV. How To Submit Comments Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding the proposed rule to http:// www.regulations.gov or written comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1 69606 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 224 / Wednesday, November 20, 2013 / Proposed Rules and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. Dated: November 15, 2013. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–27784 Filed 11–15–13; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 4160–01–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910 [Docket No. OSHA–2013–0010] RIN 1218–AC80 Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. AGENCY: OSHA is proposing to make two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is proposing to revise a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is proposing to remove the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This rulemaking is part of the Department of Labor’s initiative to reduce paperwork burden; it will remove 613,600 hours of unnecessary paperwork burden for employers, while maintaining employee protection. OSHA is publishing a companion direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking this same action. SUMMARY: Submit comments on this proposed rule (including comments to the information-collection (paperwork) determination (described under the section titled ‘‘Procedural Determinations’’), hearing requests, and other information by December 20, 2013. All submissions must bear a postmark or provide other evidence of the submission date. The following section describes the available methods for making submissions. pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS-1 DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:59 Nov 19, 2013 Jkt 232001 Submit comments, hearing requests, and other material, identified by Docket No. OSHA–2013–0010, by any of the following methods: Electronically: Submit comments and attachments, as well as hearing requests and other information, electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.1 Facsimile: OSHA allows facsimile transmission of comments and hearing requests that are 10 pages or fewer in length (including attachments). Send these documents to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693–1648. OSHA does not require hard copies of these documents. Instead of transmitting facsimile copies of attachments that supplement these documents (for example, studies, journal articles), commenters must submit these attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. These attachments must identify clearly the sender’s name, the date, subject, and docket number (OSHA–2013–0010) so that the Docket Office can attach them to the appropriate document. Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger (courier) service: Submit comments, hearing requests, and any additional material (for example, studies, journal articles) to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA–2013–0010 or RIN 1218–AC80, Technical Data Center, Room N–2625, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–2350. (OSHA’s TTY number is (877) 889– 5627.) Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures concerning delivery of materials by express mail, hand delivery, and messenger service. The hours of operation for the OSHA Docket Office are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t. Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency’s name and the docket number (that is, OSHA–2013– 0010). OSHA will place comments and other material, including any personal information, in the public docket without revision, and these materials will be available online at http:// www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting statements they do not want made available to the public and submitting ADDRESSES: 1 The Web site http://www.regulations.gov refers to the docket as a ‘‘docket folder.’’ Access the electronic docket for this rulemaking by searching with the docket number (OSHA–2013–0010) or RIN (1218–AC80). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 comments that contain personal information (either about themselves or others) such as Social Security numbers, birth dates, and medical data. OSHA requests comment on all issues related to this proposed rule. The Agency also welcomes comments on its findings that this proposed rule would have no negative economic, paperwork, or other regulatory impacts on the regulated community. This proposed rule is the companion document to a direct final rule published in the ‘‘Rules’’ section of this issue of the Federal Register. If OSHA receives no significant adverse comment on the proposal or direct final rule, the Agency will publish a Federal Register notice confirming the effective date of the final rule and withdrawing this companion proposed rule. The final rule may include minor editorial or technical corrections of the direct final rule. For the purpose of judicial review, OSHA considers the date that the Agency confirms the effective date of the final rule to be the date of issuance. If, however, OSHA receives significant adverse comment on the direct final rule or proposal, the Agency will publish a timely withdrawal of the direct final rule and proceed with the proposed rule, which addresses the same revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. Docket: The electronic docket for this proposed rule established at http:// www.regulations.gov lists most of the documents in the docket. However, some information (for example, copyrighted material) is not available publicly to read or download through this Web site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are accessible at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in locating docket submissions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: General information and press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N– 3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1999. Technical inquiries: Mr. Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Room N–3718, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693–1941; fax: (202) 693–1663. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Copies of this Federal Register notice and news releases: Electronic copies of these documents are available at OSHA’s Web page at http:// www.osha.gov. Copies of this Federal E:\FR\FM\20NOP1.SGM 20NOP1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 20, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-27784]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Food and Drug Administration

21 CFR Parts 16 and 112

[Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0921]
RIN 0910-AG35


Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of 
Produce for Human Consumption; Extension of Comment Periods

AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period for the proposed 
rule and for its information collection provisions.

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SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the 
comment period for the notice of proposed rulemaking that appeared in 
the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3504), entitled 
``Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing and Holding of Produce 
for Human Consumption'' and for its information collection provisions.

DATES: The FDA is extending the comment period for the proposed rule 
referenced in the Summary. Submit either electronic or written comments 
on the notice of proposed rulemaking by November 22, 2013. Submit 
comments on information collection issues under the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (the PRA) by November 22, 2013 (see the ``Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995'' section).

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. FDA-2011-
N-0921 and/or Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 0910-AG35, by any of 
the following methods, except that comments on information collection 
issues under the PRA must be submitted to the Office of Information and 
Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) (see the 
``Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995'' section).

Electronic Submissions

    Submit electronic comments in the following way:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Written Submissions

    Submit written submissions in the following ways:
     Mail/Hand delivery/Courier (for paper or CD-ROM 
submissions): Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug 
Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name 
and Docket No. FDA-2011-N-0921, and RIN 0910-AG35 for this rulemaking. 
All comments received may be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For 
additional information on submitting comments, see the ``How to Submit 
Comments'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this 
document.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov and insert the 
docket number, found in brackets in the heading of this document, into 
the ``Search'' box and follow the prompts and/or go to the Division of 
Dockets Management, 5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: With regard to the proposed rule: 
Samir Assar, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-300), 
Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 
20740, 240-402-1636. With regard to the information collection: Domini 
Bean, Office of Information Management, Food and Drug Administration, 
1350 Piccard Dr., PI50-400T, Rockville, MD 20850, 
domini.bean@fda.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    In the Federal Register of January 16, 2013 (78 FR 3504), FDA 
published a proposed rule entitled ``Standards for the Growing, 
Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.'' 
The original comment period of 120 days was extended several times and 
interested persons were most recently given until November 15, 2013 
(Federal Register of August 9, 2013, 78 FR 48637), to comment on the 
proposed rule and its information collection provisions.

II. Request for Comments

    FDA is extending the comment period due to the inability of some 
commenters to submit comments through the http://www.regulations.gov 
Web site from November 4, 2013, through November 14, 2013, because of 
technical difficulties at that Web site.

III. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995

    Interested persons may either submit electronic comments regarding 
the information collection to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or fax 
written comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: 202-395-7285. All comments should be 
identified with the title ``Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, 
Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption.''

IV. How To Submit Comments

    Interested persons may submit either electronic comments regarding 
the proposed rule to http://www.regulations.gov or written comments to 
the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only 
necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the 
docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. 
Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management 
between 9 a.m.

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and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at 
http://www.regulations.gov.

    Dated: November 15, 2013.
Leslie Kux,
Assistant Commissioner for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2013-27784 Filed 11-15-13; 4:15 pm]
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