Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, 24371-24372 [2014-09859]

Download as PDF 24371 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 83 Wednesday, April 30, 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 Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0005] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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) is sponsoring a public meeting on June 18, 2014. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States positions to be discussed at the Thirty-seventh session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland July 14–18, 2014. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 37th session of the CAC and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at The Jamie L. Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 107–A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 37th Session of the CAC will be accessible via the Internet at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/ meetings-reports/en/. The U.S. Delegate to the 37th Session of the CAC invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov. Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 37th Session of the CAC, by conference call, please use the call in number below: Call in Number: 1–888–844–9904. The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/ topics/international-affairs/us-codexalimentarius/public-meetings. Contact for Further Information about the 37th Session of the CAC: Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4861, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 690–4719; Fax: (202) 720–3157; Email: Barbara.Mcniff@fsis. usda.gov. Contact for Further Information about the Public Meeting: Jasmine Curtis, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4865, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 205–7760; Fax: (202) 720–3157; Email: Jasmine.Curtis@fsis. usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Codex Alimentarius (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 fair practices in the food trade; promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and nongovernmental organizations; determines priorities and initiates and guides the preparation of draft standards through and with the aid of appropriate organizations; finalizes standards elaborated and publish them in a Codex Alimentarius either as regional or worldwide standards, together with international standards already finalized by other bodies, wherever this is practicable; Amends published standards, as appropriate, in the light of new developments. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 37th Session of CAC will be discussed during the public meeting: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Report by the Chairperson on the 69th Session of the Executive Committee. • Proposed amendments to the Procedural Manual/Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Procedural Manual. • Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 of the Procedure (including those submitted at Step 5 with a recommendation to omit Steps 6 and 7 and at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure)/Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts submitted to the Commission for adoption. • Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5/Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5. • Revocation of Existing Codex Standards and Related Texts. • Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts. • Proposals for the Elaboration of New Standards and Related Texts and for the Discontinuation of Work. • Matters referred to the Commission by Codex Committees and Task Forces. • Codex Strategic Plan 2014–2019: (a) General Implementation Status. • Financial and Budgetary Matters. • Matters arising from FAO and WHO: (a) FAO/WHO Project and Trust Fund for Enhanced Participation in Codex. (b) Other Matters arising from FAO and WHO. • Relations between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other International Organizations. • Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and Appointment of the Coordinators. • Designation of Countries responsible for Appointing the Chairpersons of Codex Committees. • Other Business. 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 June 18, 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 37th Session of CAC (see E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 24372 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / Notices ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 37th session of the CAC. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Additional Public Notification Revision of Land Management Plan for the Francis Marion National Forest, SC FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federalregister. 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/subscribe. 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. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 April 18, 2014. Paulo Almeida, Associate U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2014–09859 Filed 4–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:41 Apr 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 Forest Service U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of Intent To Revise the Land and Resource Management Plan and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Francis Marion National Forest (Francis Marion). AGENCY: As directed by the National Forest Management Act (NFMA), the U.S. Forest Service is preparing the Francis Marion’s revised land management plan (forest plan) and will also prepare an EIS) for this revised forest plan. This notice briefly describes the nature of the decision to be made, a proposed action based on the preliminary identified need to change the existing plan and information concerning public participation. It also provides estimated dates for filing the EIS and the name and address of the responsible agency official and the individuals who can provide additional information. Finally, this notice identifies the applicable planning rule that will be used for completing this plan revision. The revised forest plan will supersede the existing forest plan that was approved by the Regional Forester in December 1995. The existing forest plan will remain in effect until the revised forest plan takes effect. DATES: Comments concerning the proposed action provided in this notice will be most useful in the development of the draft revised forest plan and EIS if received June 16, 2014. The agency expects to release a draft revised forest plan and draft EIS for formal comment by February 1, 2015 and a final revised forest plan and final EIS by April 30, 2016. SUMMARY: Comments may be submitted on-line at https://cara. ecosystem-management.org/Public// CommentInput?Project=40695 or sent via email to: comments-southernfrancismarion-sumter@fs.fed.us. or via facsimile to (803) 561–4004. Electronic comments should include ‘‘FM Plan Revision’’ in the subject line. Written comments may be sent or delivered to: Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, Attn: FM Plan Revision, 4931 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Planning Team Leader Mary Morrison, Planning Staff Officer Michelle Burnett or Public Affairs Specialist Tammy PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Terrell Robinson, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests at (803) 561– 4000. Information on this revision is also available on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests’ Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/scnfs/ fmplan. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339. Please call 8 a.m.–noon and 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Lead and Cooperating Agencies The U.S. Forest Service is the lead agency on revision of the forest plan. B. Name and Address of the Responsible Official The responsible official who will approve the Record of Decision is Forest Supervisor John Richard ‘‘Rick’’ Lint, Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests, 4931 Broad River Road, Columbia, S.C. 29212. C. Nature of the Decision To Be Made The Francis Marion is preparing an EIS to revise the existing forest plan. The EIS process informs the Forest Supervisor so that he can decide which alternative best meets the public’s diverse needs while conserving the forests’ resources as required by the NFMA and the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act. The revised forest plan will: • Describe the strategic intent of managing the Francis Marion into the next 10 to 15 years and address the identified needs to change the existing land management plan. Section D of this notice provides a description of the preliminary need to change and a description of the proposed action. • Provide management direction in the form of desired conditions, objectives, suitability determinations, standards, guidelines and a monitoring program. • Make changes to the structure and delineation of the Management Areas described in the existing plan along with possible changes to administratively designated areas and recommendations for changes to other designations. • Provide a description of the plan area’s distinctive roles and contributions within the broader landscape. Some decisions will not be made within the revised forest plan. The following are several examples: • The authorization of project-level activities on the Francis Marion is not a decision made in the forest plan but E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 83 / Wednesday, April 30, 2014 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0005]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission

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) is sponsoring a public meeting on June 
18, 2014. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information 
and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States 
positions to be discussed at the Thirty-seventh session of the Codex 
Alimentarius Commission (CAC), taking place in Geneva, Switzerland July 
14-18, 2014. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the 
importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain 
background information on the 37th session of the CAC and to address 
items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18, 2014 
from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at The Jamie L. Whitten 
Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Room 107-A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 
37th Session of the CAC will be accessible via the Internet at the 
following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    The U.S. Delegate to the 37th Session of the CAC invites U.S. 
interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: Barbara.McNiff@fsis.usda.gov.
    Call-In Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 37th Session of the CAC, by conference call, please use the 
call in number below:
    Call in Number: 1-888-844-9904.
    The participant code will be posted on the Web page below: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/international-affairs/us-codex-alimentarius/public-meetings.
    Contact for Further Information about the 37th Session of the CAC: 
Barbara McNiff, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 
4861, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 690-4719; 
Fax: (202) 720-3157; Email: Barbara.Mcniff@fsis.usda.gov.
    Contact for Further Information about the Public Meeting: Jasmine 
Curtis, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 4865, 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 205-7760; Fax: 
(202) 720-3157; Email: Jasmine.Curtis@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Codex Alimentarius (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 
fair practices in the food trade; promotes coordination of all food 
standards work undertaken by international governmental and 
nongovernmental organizations; determines priorities and initiates and 
guides the preparation of draft standards through and with the aid of 
appropriate organizations; finalizes standards elaborated and publish 
them in a Codex Alimentarius either as regional or worldwide standards, 
together with international standards already finalized by other 
bodies, wherever this is practicable; Amends published standards, as 
appropriate, in the light of new developments.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 37th Session of CAC will 
be discussed during the public meeting:
     Report by the Chairperson on the 69th Session of the 
Executive Committee.
     Proposed amendments to the Procedural Manual/Comments on 
Proposed Amendments to the Procedural Manual.
     Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 8 of the 
Procedure (including those submitted at Step 5 with a recommendation to 
omit Steps 6 and 7 and at Step 5 of the Accelerated Procedure)/Comments 
on Draft Standards and Related Texts submitted to the Commission for 
adoption.
     Proposed Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5/
Comments on Draft Standards and Related Texts at Step 5.
     Revocation of Existing Codex Standards and Related Texts.
     Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts.
     Proposals for the Elaboration of New Standards and Related 
Texts and for the Discontinuation of Work.
     Matters referred to the Commission by Codex Committees and 
Task Forces.
     Codex Strategic Plan 2014-2019:
    (a) General Implementation Status.
     Financial and Budgetary Matters.
     Matters arising from FAO and WHO:
    (a) FAO/WHO Project and Trust Fund for Enhanced Participation in 
Codex.
    (b) Other Matters arising from FAO and WHO.
     Relations between the Codex Alimentarius Commission and 
other International Organizations.
     Election of Chairperson and Vice Chairperson and 
Appointment of the Coordinators.
     Designation of Countries responsible for Appointing the 
Chairpersons of Codex Committees.
     Other Business.
    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 June 18, 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 37th 
Session of CAC (see

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ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to 
activities of the 37th session of the CAC.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/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/subscribe. 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 April 18, 2014.
Paulo Almeida,
Associate U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2014-09859 Filed 4-29-14; 8:45 am]
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