Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, 16754-16756 [2014-06651]

Download as PDF 16754 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 58 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 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 sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES March 20, 2014. The Department of Agriculture will submit the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13 on or after the date of publication of this notice. Comments regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (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 techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC; New Executive Office Building, 725—17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received by April 25, 2014. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Tobacco Reports. OMB Control Number: 0581–0004. Summary of Collection: The Tobacco Statistics Act of 1929 (7 U.S.C. 501–508) provides for the collection and publication of statistics of tobacco by USDA with regard to quantity of leaf tobacco in all forms in the United States and Puerto, owned by or in the possession of dealers, manufacturers, growers’ cooperative associations, and others with the exception of the original growers of the tobacco. The information furnished under the provisions of this Act shall be used only for statistical purposes for which it is supplied. Need and Use of the Information: The basic purpose of the information collection is to ascertain the total supply of unmanufactured tobacco available to domestic manufacturers and to calculate the amount consumed in manufactured tobacco products. This data is also used for the calculation of production quotas for individual types of tobacco and for price support calculations. Without the information USDA would not be able to disseminate marketing information as directed and authorized in the Act. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 30. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Quarterly. Total Burden Hours: 104. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico OMB Control Number: 0581–0215 Summary of Collection: The Pistachio Marketing Order, (7 CFR part 983), covering pistachios grown in California, Arizona and New Mexico is established and regulated under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, Secs. 1–19, 48 Stat. 31, as amended, (7 U.S.C. 601–674), herein referred to as the Act. The order regulates the handling of pistachios, authorizes grade and size requirements, as well as a requirement for aflatoxin testing on domestic PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 shipments only. The Secretary is authorized to oversee the order operations and issue regulations recommended by representatives from the Pistachio Committee. Need and Use of the Information: The Agricultural Marketing Service has developed forms as a convenience for handlers and producers who are required to file certain information with the Committee relating to pistachio supplies, shipments, dispositions, and other information needed to effectively implement the requirements of the order and carry out the purposes of the Act. Collecting data less frequently would eliminate the Secretary’s ability to administer the order. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; Farms. Number of Respondents: 1,070. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Weekly; Monthly; Quarterly; Annually. Total Burden Hours: 470. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–06620 Filed 3–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0007] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues 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), Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are sponsoring a public meeting to take place on April 10, 2014. 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 46th Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will take place in China from SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices May 5–10, 2014. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the EPA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 46th session of CCPR and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Environmental Protection Agency, One Potomac Yard South, Room S–7100, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Documents related to the 46th Session of CCPR will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/ meetings-reports/en/. Lois Rossi, U.S. Delegate to the 46th Session of the CCPR, and the EPA and USDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Rossi.Lois@ epa.gov. Call-In Number If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 46th session of the CCPR by conference call, please use the call-in number and participant code listed below. U.S. Call-in Number: 1–866–299– 3188. International Call-in Number: 1–706– 758–1822. Participant Code: 7033056463#. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the 46th Session of the CCPR contact: Lois Rossi, Director of the Registration Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; Telephone: (703) 305–5447, Fax: (703) 305–6920, Email: Rossi.Lois@epa.gov. For further information about the public meeting contact: Marie Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, South Building, Room 4861, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 and ensure that fair practices are used in trade. The Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues is responsible for: (a) Establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific food items or in groups of food; (b) Establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is justified for reasons of protection of human health; (c) Preparing priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR); (d) Considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of pesticide residues in food and feed; (e) Considering other matters in relation to the safety of food and feed containing pesticide residues; and (f) Establishing maximum limits for environmental and industrial contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides, in specific food items or groups of food. The CCPR is hosted by China. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 46th Session of CCPR will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters Referred to the Committee by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and Other Subsidiary Bodies • Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO • Matters of interest arising from other international organizations • Draft revision to the Codex Classification of Food and Feed at Step 6-selected vegetables commodity groups (roots and tubers) • Draft discussion paper on Guidance to Facilitate the Establishment of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides for Minor Uses and Specialty Crops • The continued revision of the Risk Analysis Principles applied by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues • Codex Priority List for the Establishment of MRLs for Pesticides • Guidance on Performance Criteria for Suitability Assessment of Methods of Analysis for Pesticide Residues • Other business and future work Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Codex Secretariat prior to the Committee meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the April 10, 2014, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16755 will be described, discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate for the 46th session of the CCPR, Lois Rossi (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 46th Session of the CCPR. 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/emailsubscription-service. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 16756 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 58 / Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Notices option to password protect their accounts. Done at Washington, DC on: March 18, 2014. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2014–06651 Filed 3–21–14; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Commercial Use of the Woodsy Owl Symbol Forest Service, USDA. Notice; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the currently approved Information Collection, Commercial Use of the Woodsy Owl Symbol. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before May 27, 2014 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to the Office of the Conservation Education Program, National Symbols Program Manager, U.S. Forest Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mail Stop 1147, Washington, DC 20250–1147. Comments also may be submitted via email to ivelez@fs.fed.us. Comments submitted in response to this notice may be made available to the public through relevant Web sites and upon request. For this reason, please do not include in your comments information of a confidential nature, such as sensitive personal information or proprietary information. If you send an email comment, your email address will be automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. Please note that responses to this public comment request containing any routine notice about the confidentiality of the communication will be treated as public comments that may be made available to the public notwithstanding the inclusion of the routine notice. The public may inspect the draft supporting statement and/or comments received at the Office of Conservation Education Program, U.S. Forest Service, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC. Visitors are urged to call ahead to 202– 205–5681 to facilitate entrance into the building. The public may request an sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Mar 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 electronic copy of the draft supporting statement and/or any comments received be sent via return email. Requests should be emailed to ivelez@ fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iris Velez, National Symbols Program Manager, Office of Conservation Education, at 202–205–5681. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Commercial Use of the Woodsy Owl Symbol. OMB Number: 0596–0087. Expiration Date of Approval: 06/30/ 2014. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Woodsy Owl-Smoky Bear Act of 1974 established the Woodsy Owl symbol and slogan. This Act authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to manage the use of the slogan and symbol, authorizes the licensing of the symbol for commercial use, and provides for continued protection of the symbol. Title 36, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 272 authorizes the Chief of the Forest Service to approve commercial use of the Woodsy Owl symbol and to collect royalty fees. Commercial use includes replicating the Woodsy Owl symbol or logo on items, such as tee shirts, mugs, pins, figurines, ornaments, stickers, and toys and using the image and or slogan of the icon in motion pictures, documentaries, TV, magazines and books, and other for-profit paper products. Woodsy Owl is America’s symbol for the conservation of the environment. The public service campaign slogans associated with Woodsy Owl are ‘‘Give a Hoot, Don’t Pollute’’ and ‘‘Lend a Hand, Care for the Land.’’ The mission statement of the Woodsy Owl’s conservation campaign is to help young children discover the natural world and join in life-long actions to care for that world. The USDA Forest Service uses the collected information to determine if the applicant will receive a license or renewal of an existing license and the associated royalty fees. Information collected includes, but is not limited to, tenure of business or non-profit organization, current or planned products, physical location, projected sales volume, and marketing plans. Licensees submit quarterly reports, which include: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1. A list of each item sold with the Woodsy Owl symbol. 2. Projected sales of each item. 3. The sales price of each item. 4. Total sales subject to Forest Service royalty fee. 5. Royalty fee due based on sales quantity and price. 6. Description and itemization of deductions (such as fees waived or previously paid as part of advance royalty payment). 7. The new total royalty fee the business or organization must pay after deductions. 8. The running total amount of royalties accrued in that fiscal year. 9. The typed name and signature of the business or organizational employee certifying the truth of the report. 10. Copy of the check sent to USDA Forest Service Albuquerque Service Center. Data gathered in this Information Collection are not available from other sources. Type of Respondents: Individuals, for profit businesses and non-profit organizations. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 21 licensees, of which an average of 10 respond per year. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 4. Estimate of Burden per Response: 30 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 20 hours. Comment Is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0007]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Pesticide Residues

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), Food Safety and Inspection Service 
(FSIS), and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are 
sponsoring a public meeting to take place on April 10, 2014. 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 46th Session of the Codex Committee on 
Pesticide Residues (CCPR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), 
which will take place in China from

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May 5-10, 2014. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and the EPA 
recognize the importance of providing interested parties the 
opportunity to obtain background information on the 46th session of 
CCPR and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014 
from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Environmental 
Protection Agency, One Potomac Yard South, Room S-7100, 2777 South 
Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202.
    Documents related to the 46th Session of CCPR will be accessible 
via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Lois Rossi, U.S. Delegate to the 46th Session of the CCPR, and the 
EPA and USDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments 
electronically to the following email address: Rossi.Lois@epa.gov.

Call-In Number

    If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 46th 
session of the CCPR by conference call, please use the call-in number 
and participant code listed below.
    U.S. Call-in Number: 1-866-299-3188.
    International Call-in Number: 1-706-758-1822.
    Participant Code: 7033056463.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information about the 46th 
Session of the CCPR contact: Lois Rossi, Director of the Registration 
Division, Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20460; Telephone: (703) 305-5447, Fax: (703) 305-6920, Email: 
Rossi.Lois@epa.gov.
    For further information about the public meeting contact: Marie 
Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, South Building, Room 4861, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 205-
7760, Fax: (202) 720-3157, Email: Marie.Maratos@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, 
the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health 
Organization (WHO). 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 that fair practices are 
used in trade.
    The Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues is responsible for:
    (a) Establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific 
food items or in groups of food;
    (b) Establishing maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain 
animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is 
justified for reasons of protection of human health;
    (c) Preparing priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the 
Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR);
    (d) Considering methods of sampling and analysis for the 
determination of pesticide residues in food and feed;
    (e) Considering other matters in relation to the safety of food and 
feed containing pesticide residues; and
    (f) Establishing maximum limits for environmental and industrial 
contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides, in 
specific food items or groups of food.
    The CCPR is hosted by China.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 46th Session of CCPR will 
be discussed during the public meeting:
     Matters Referred to the Committee by the Codex 
Alimentarius Commission and Other Subsidiary Bodies
     Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO
     Matters of interest arising from other international 
organizations
     Draft revision to the Codex Classification of Food and 
Feed at Step 6-selected vegetables commodity groups (roots and tubers)
     Draft discussion paper on Guidance to Facilitate the 
Establishment of Maximum Residue Limits for Pesticides for Minor Uses 
and Specialty Crops
     The continued revision of the Risk Analysis Principles 
applied by the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
     Codex Priority List for the Establishment of MRLs for 
Pesticides
     Guidance on Performance Criteria for Suitability 
Assessment of Methods of Analysis for Pesticide Residues
     Other business and future work
    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Codex Secretariat prior to the Committee 
meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these 
documents (see ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the April 10, 2014, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the 
agenda items will be described, discussed, and attendees will have the 
opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may 
be offered at the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate for the 46th 
session of the CCPR, Lois Rossi (see ADDRESSES). Written comments 
should state that they relate to activities of the 46th Session of the 
CCPR.

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

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option to password protect their accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC on: March 18, 2014.
Mary Frances Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2014-06651 Filed 3-21-14; 4:15 pm]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P