Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis for Young Chickens, 9875-9877 [2014-03716]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the plants for planting regulations. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 22, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-01120001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0112, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0112 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the plants for planting regulations, contact Dr. Arnold Tschanz, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPIP, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2179. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2283. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Plants for Planting Regulations. OMB Control Number: 0579–0190. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: As authorized by the Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Secretary of Agriculture, either independently or in cooperation with States, may carry out operations or measures to detect, eradicate, suppress, control, prevent, or retard the spread of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed within the United States. This authority has been delegated to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 APHIS regulations contained in ‘‘Subpart–Plants for Planting’’ (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14) prohibit or restrict, among other things, the importation of living plants, plant parts, and seeds for propagation. In accordance with these regulations, plants for planting from certain parts of the world may be imported into the United States only under certain conditions to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. Individuals who are involved in growing, exporting, and importing plants for planting must provide information to APHIS about the commodities they wish to bring into the United States. This information serves as the supporting documentation needed to issue required forms and documents, and is vital to help ensure that plant pests are not introduced into the United States. This notice includes the information collection requirements currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for the importation of plants for planting under OMB control number 0579–0279, and update of nursery stock regulations under OMB control number 0579–0190. After OMB approves and combines the burden for both collections under one collection (0579–0190), the USDA will retire OMB control number 0579–0279. In addition, on May 27, 2011, APHIS published a final rule in the Federal Register (76 FR 31172–31210, Docket No. APHIS–2006–0011) 1 that changed the nursery stock regulations (7 CFR 319.37 through 319.37–14) to refer instead to ‘‘plants for planting.’’ In addition, since the final rule has been published, ‘‘update’’ is no longer needed. As a result, we have revised the title of this information collection to ‘‘Plants for Planting Regulations.’’ We are asking OMB to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 1 http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2006-0011. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9875 (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.1204 hours per response. Respondents: Importers and exporters of plants for planting. Estimated annual number of respondents: 94. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 57. Estimated annual number of responses: 5,364. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 646 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of February 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03690 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2013–0037] RIN 0583–AD32 Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis for Young Chickens Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is discontinuing the use of its 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter for young chickens. The Agency suspended this analysis on June 3, 2013. FSIS evaluated the available Campylobacter data, and its analysis suggested that the performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is substandard. This is the only SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 9876 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES change that FSIS has made to its Campylobacter sampling program. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 24, 2014. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by 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 on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail, including CD–ROMs etc.: Send to Docket Room Manager, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8–163B, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand-or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Docket Room Manager, Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–163B, Washington, DC 20250–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700; Telephone: (202) 720–2709. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 14, 2010, FSIS published a Federal Register notice announcing its intent to implement new Salmonella and Campylobacter performance standards for young chickens and young turkeys (New Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Young Chicken and Turkey Slaughter Establishments; New Compliance Guides, 75 FR 27288). In the notice, the Agency stated that it intended to implement new Salmonella performance standards, but that it was leaving unchanged the current sampling procedures for Salmonella. For the young chicken Campylobacter performance standard, the Agency stated that it planned to use a combination of a smaller, 1-mL quantitative, and a larger, 30-mL qualitative, sample portion. The 30-mL portion analysis detects lower levels of Campylobacter, and the 1-mL portion is only able to detect higher levels. The Agency said that it would test each of the 51 samples in a Salmonella verification set for Campylobacter using the initial 1-mL sample portion, and if the 1-mL procedure was negative, the VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 Agency would analyze the 30-mL portion. The performance standard would have allowed a maximum of 27 positive carcasses on the 30-mL sample portion, and only 8 Campylobacterpositive samples on the 1-mL portion. On March 21, 2011, the Agency issued another Federal Register notice to respond to public comments submitted in response to the May 2010 notice and to explain the changes that the Agency adopted after analyzing the comments (New Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Young Chicken and Turkey Slaughter Establishments; Response to Comments and Announcement of Implementation Schedule, 76 FR 15282). In that notice, FSIS explained that it had decided to use only the results of the 1-mL quantitative portion to assess whether establishments were meeting the new Campylobacter performance standard. The Agency said that it would continue to perform internal analysis of the 30mL sample results and to publicly report aggregated data. FSIS also stated that, after 90 percent of eligible establishments had been sampled for two full sets, the Agency would decide whether additional actions relating to Campylobacter would be necessary. FSIS is issuing this notice to announce that it has decided to discontinue the use of the 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter. This is the only change in this sampling program. Suspension and Discontinuation of the 30-mL Analysis In the May 31, 2013, edition of the FSIS Constituent Update, FSIS announced that with nearly 90 percent of eligible establishments having completed two Campylobacter sets, the Agency had evaluated the available Campylobacter data. Its analysis showed that a performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is substandard (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ wps/wcm/connect/9a3a7078-0ff4-4ebc8de6-ad889382fd7f/Const_Update _053113.pdf?MOD=AJPERES). The Agency determined that the minor sensitivity gained by including the 30-mL portion does not warrant the resources required to conduct the sampling, and that there is greater value in moving laboratory resources reserved for this effort to other sampling projects. The Agency included a link to a report that describes the methods used to conduct this analysis and a review of the 30-mL data. The report is available on the FSIS Web page at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/ Campylobacter_Methods _Comparison_Report.pdf ?redirecthttp=true. FSIS did not receive any comments on this report or on its decision to suspend the use of the 30mL qualitative analysis. FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/ fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register. 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/wps/portal/ fsis/programs-and-services/emailsubscription-service. 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. Additional Public Notification E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 35 / Friday, February 21, 2014 / Notices Done in Washington, DC: February 12, 2014. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–03716 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS), invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159–S, Washington, DC 20250– 1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202) 720–8435. Email: Michele.Brooks@ wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR part 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that the Agency is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:09 Feb 20, 2014 Jkt 232001 techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, USDA Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5159 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202) 720–8435. Title: 7 CFR Part 1783, ‘‘Revolving Fund Program’’ OMB Control Number: 0572–0138 Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: Rural Development supports the sound development of rural communities and the growth of our economy without endangering the environment. Rural Development provides financial and technical assistance to help communities bring safe drinking water and sanitary, environmentally sound waste disposal facilities to rural Americans in greatest need. The Revolving Fund Program (RFP) has been established to assist communities with water or wastewater systems. Qualified private non-profit organizations will receive RFP grant funds to establish a lending program for eligible entities. Eligible entities for the revolving loan fund will be the same entities eligible to obtain a loan, loan guarantee, or grant from Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal and Wastewater loan and grant programs. As grant recipients, the nonprofit organizations will set up a revolving loan fund to provide loans to finance predevelopment costs of water or wastewater projects, or short-term small capital projects not part of the regular operation and maintenance of current water and wastewater systems. The collection of information consists of the materials to file a grant application with the agency, including forms, certifications and required documentation. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 8.24 hour per response. Respondents: Non-profit institutions. Estimated Number of Respondents: 5. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 7.6 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 313 Hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Management Analyst, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, at (202) 720–7853; FAX: (202) 720– 8435. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9877 All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: February 12, 2014. John Charles Padalino, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2014–03675 Filed 2–20–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on the following information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele L. Brooks, Director, Program Development and Regulatory Analysis, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., STOP 1522, Room 5162 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–1522. Telephone: (202) 690–1078, FAX: (202) 720–8435 or email: Michele.brooks@ wdc.usda.gov. SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that the Agency is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\21FEN1.SGM 21FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 35 (Friday, February 21, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9875-9877]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-03716]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2013-0037]
RIN 0583-AD32


Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis 
for Young Chickens

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is discontinuing 
the use of its 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter for young 
chickens. The Agency suspended this analysis on June 3, 2013. FSIS 
evaluated the available Campylobacter data, and its analysis suggested 
that the performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample 
volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose 
process control is substandard. This is the only

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change that FSIS has made to its Campylobacter sampling program.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by March 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by 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 on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including CD-ROMs etc.: Send to Docket Room Manager, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 
Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8-
163B, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
     Hand-or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Docket 
Room Manager, Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-163B, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, FSIS, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-3700; Telephone: (202) 720-2709.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On May 14, 2010, FSIS published a Federal Register notice 
announcing its intent to implement new Salmonella and Campylobacter 
performance standards for young chickens and young turkeys (New 
Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Young Chicken 
and Turkey Slaughter Establishments; New Compliance Guides, 75 FR 
27288). In the notice, the Agency stated that it intended to implement 
new Salmonella performance standards, but that it was leaving unchanged 
the current sampling procedures for Salmonella.
    For the young chicken Campylobacter performance standard, the 
Agency stated that it planned to use a combination of a smaller, 1-mL 
quantitative, and a larger, 30-mL qualitative, sample portion. The 30-
mL portion analysis detects lower levels of Campylobacter, and the 1-mL 
portion is only able to detect higher levels. The Agency said that it 
would test each of the 51 samples in a Salmonella verification set for 
Campylobacter using the initial 1-mL sample portion, and if the 1-mL 
procedure was negative, the Agency would analyze the 30-mL portion. The 
performance standard would have allowed a maximum of 27 positive 
carcasses on the 30-mL sample portion, and only 8 Campylobacter-
positive samples on the 1-mL portion.
    On March 21, 2011, the Agency issued another Federal Register 
notice to respond to public comments submitted in response to the May 
2010 notice and to explain the changes that the Agency adopted after 
analyzing the comments (New Performance Standards for Salmonella and 
Campylobacter in Young Chicken and Turkey Slaughter Establishments; 
Response to Comments and Announcement of Implementation Schedule, 76 FR 
15282). In that notice, FSIS explained that it had decided to use only 
the results of the 1-mL quantitative portion to assess whether 
establishments were meeting the new Campylobacter performance standard. 
The Agency said that it would continue to perform internal analysis of 
the 30-mL sample results and to publicly report aggregated data. FSIS 
also stated that, after 90 percent of eligible establishments had been 
sampled for two full sets, the Agency would decide whether additional 
actions relating to Campylobacter would be necessary.

Suspension and Discontinuation of the 30-mL Analysis

    In the May 31, 2013, edition of the FSIS Constituent Update, FSIS 
announced that with nearly 90 percent of eligible establishments having 
completed two Campylobacter sets, the Agency had evaluated the 
available Campylobacter data. Its analysis showed that a performance 
standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently 
sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is 
substandard (http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/9a3a7078-0ff4-4ebc-8de6-ad889382fd7f/Const_Update_053113.pdf?MOD=AJPERES).
    The Agency determined that the minor sensitivity gained by 
including the 30-mL portion does not warrant the resources required to 
conduct the sampling, and that there is greater value in moving 
laboratory resources reserved for this effort to other sampling 
projects. The Agency included a link to a report that describes the 
methods used to conduct this analysis and a review of the 30-mL data. 
The report is available on the FSIS Web page at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/shared/PDF/Campylobacter_Methods_Comparison_Report.pdf?redirecthttp=true. FSIS did not receive any comments on this 
report or on its decision to suspend the use of the 30-mL qualitative 
analysis.
    FSIS is issuing this notice to announce that it has decided to 
discontinue the use of the 30-mL qualitative analysis for 
Campylobacter. This is the only change in this sampling program.

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.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register.
    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/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/email-subscription-service. 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.


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    Done in Washington, DC: February 12, 2014.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-03716 Filed 2-20-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P