Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Public Health Information System), 51945-51946 [2014-20835]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0025] Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Public Health Information System) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew an information collection concerning its Web-based Public Health Information System (PHIS). There are no changes to the existing information collection except a revision to remove the FSIS Form 9540– 1 for the import of meat and poultry products. This will result in a reduction in burden of 5,034 hours. The information collection burden incurred by FSIS Form 9540–1 will be covered under the Electronic Import Inspection information collection (0583–0127). DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before November 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by either of 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 floppy disks or CD– ROMs, and hand- or courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, 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 Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2013–0024. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street, Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. For Additional Information: Contact Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6077 South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Public Health Information System (PHIS). Type of Request: Renewal information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled and packaged. FSIS has developed a Web-based system that improves FSIS inspection operations and facilitates industry members’ applications for inspection, export, and import of meat, poultry, and egg products. With PHIS, industry members are able to submit forms through a series of screens. Paper forms are also available to firms that do not wish to use PHIS. To submit information through PHIS, firms’ employees register for a USDA eAuthentication account with Level-2 access. An eAuthentication account enables individuals inside and outside of USDA to obtain user-identification accounts to access a wide range of USDA applications through the Internet. The Level-2 access provides users the ability to conduct official electronic business transactions. To register for a Level-2 eAuthentication account, the user needs to have access to the Internet and a valid email address. To learn more about eAuthentication and how to register for an account, visit http:// www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/. Consistent with its current procedures, FSIS continues to collect information within PHIS from firms regarding the application for inspection and the export and import of meat, poultry, and egg products. Firms may complete new forms (screen sets) in PHIS when exporting meat, poultry, and egg products (9 CFR 322.2, 381.107, and 590.200). FSIS is requesting the continued use of the following forms PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51945 and collection of information for them through screen sets within PHIS. • FSIS Form 9080–4, Product List, is used to provide details about the products each FSIS-regulated firm exports. FSIS uses this form to verify whether those products are eligible for export to the specified country. • A Transfer Certificate is submitted by exporters to FSIS when product is transferred from one establishment or plant to another facility before export. • A ‘‘Split/Consolidations’’ Certificate is submitted by exporters to indicate that an export shipment approved by FSIS for export is being split and sent to two separate destinations or that two or more FSISapproved export shipments to the same country are being combined. • FSIS Form 9080–3, Establishment Application for Export, is completed by exporters to specify countries where they wish to export product (9 CFR 322.2 and 381.105). FSIS uses this information to track the export of product. • FSIS Form 9060–6, The Application for Export Certificate, provides FSIS with data necessary to facilitate the export of product (9 CFR 322.2 and 381.105). • FSIS Form 9010–1, Application for the Return of Exported Products to the United States, is used by the exporter of product that is exported and then returned to this country, to notify FSIS and to arrange for the product’s entry (9 CFR 327.17, 381.209, and 590.965). The following three forms are available in PHIS but not as a series of screens. FSIS is requesting the continued use of these forms. • FSIS Form 5200–2, Application for Federal Inspection, is submitted by all official establishments in order to receive a grant of inspection (9 CFR 304.1 and 381.17). • FSIS Form 5200–6, Application for Approval of Voluntary Inspection, is submitted by all establishments that want voluntary inspection, (9 CFR 350.5, 351.4, 352.3, and 362.3)(OMB Control number 0583–0082). • FSIS Form 5200–15, Hours of Operation, is submitted when an establishment wants to notify the Agency of a change in its hours of operation (9 CFR 307.4, 381.37, 590.124, and 592.96). Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an average of 79.6 hours per year. Respondents: Official establishments, official plants, importers, and exporters. Estimated No. of Respondents: 770. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 485.5. E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1 51946 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 169 / Tuesday, September 2, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 142,981 hours. Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence SW., Room 6077, South Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690–6510. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS’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, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques, or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253. 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. 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. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:57 Aug 29, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/ parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to discrimination any person in the United States under any program or activity conducted by the USDA. How To File a Complaint of Discrimination To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http:// www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/ docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_ 12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized representative. Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, or email: Mail U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9410, Fax, (202) 690–7442. Email program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC, on August 27, 2014. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–20835 Filed 8–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0028] Notice of Request for Renewal of an Information Collection: Application for Inspection, Accreditation of Laboratories, and Exemptions Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice and request for comments. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s intention to renew an information collection related to the application for inspection, accreditation of laboratories, and exemptions. FSIS is requesting the renewal because the current OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2015. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before November 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by one of 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 Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8– 163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–163A, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2014–0027. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8–164, Washington, DC 20250–3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6067, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application for Inspection, Accreditation of Laboratories, and Exemptions. OMB Number: 0583–0082. Expiration Date of Approval: 01/31/2015. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02SEN1.SGM 02SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0025]


Notice of Request for a Renewal Information Collection (Public 
Health Information System)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew an 
information collection concerning its Web-based Public Health 
Information System (PHIS). There are no changes to the existing 
information collection except a revision to remove the FSIS Form 9540-1 
for the import of meat and poultry products. This will result in a 
reduction in burden of 5,034 hours. The information collection burden 
incurred by FSIS Form 9540-1 will be covered under the Electronic 
Import Inspection information collection (0583-0127).

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before November 
3, 2014.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by either of 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 floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and hand- or 
courier-delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, 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 Patriots 
Plaza 3, 355 E Street SW., Room 8-164, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2013-0024. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E Street, Room 8-164, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.
    For Additional Information: Contact Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction 
Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 6077 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250, (202) 690-6510.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Public Health Information System (PHIS).
    Type of Request: Renewal information collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the 
Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.), the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et seq.), and 
the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). FSIS 
protects the public by verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products 
are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled and 
packaged.
    FSIS has developed a Web-based system that improves FSIS inspection 
operations and facilitates industry members' applications for 
inspection, export, and import of meat, poultry, and egg products. With 
PHIS, industry members are able to submit forms through a series of 
screens. Paper forms are also available to firms that do not wish to 
use PHIS.
    To submit information through PHIS, firms' employees register for a 
USDA eAuthentication account with Level-2 access. An eAuthentication 
account enables individuals inside and outside of USDA to obtain user-
identification accounts to access a wide range of USDA applications 
through the Internet. The Level-2 access provides users the ability to 
conduct official electronic business transactions. To register for a 
Level-2 eAuthentication account, the user needs to have access to the 
Internet and a valid email address. To learn more about eAuthentication 
and how to register for an account, visit http://www.eauth.egov.usda.gov/.
    Consistent with its current procedures, FSIS continues to collect 
information within PHIS from firms regarding the application for 
inspection and the export and import of meat, poultry, and egg 
products. Firms may complete new forms (screen sets) in PHIS when 
exporting meat, poultry, and egg products (9 CFR 322.2, 381.107, and 
590.200). FSIS is requesting the continued use of the following forms 
and collection of information for them through screen sets within PHIS.
     FSIS Form 9080-4, Product List, is used to provide details 
about the products each FSIS-regulated firm exports. FSIS uses this 
form to verify whether those products are eligible for export to the 
specified country.
     A Transfer Certificate is submitted by exporters to FSIS 
when product is transferred from one establishment or plant to another 
facility before export.
     A ``Split/Consolidations'' Certificate is submitted by 
exporters to indicate that an export shipment approved by FSIS for 
export is being split and sent to two separate destinations or that two 
or more FSIS-approved export shipments to the same country are being 
combined.
     FSIS Form 9080-3, Establishment Application for Export, is 
completed by exporters to specify countries where they wish to export 
product (9 CFR 322.2 and 381.105). FSIS uses this information to track 
the export of product.
     FSIS Form 9060-6, The Application for Export Certificate, 
provides FSIS with data necessary to facilitate the export of product 
(9 CFR 322.2 and 381.105).
     FSIS Form 9010-1, Application for the Return of Exported 
Products to the United States, is used by the exporter of product that 
is exported and then returned to this country, to notify FSIS and to 
arrange for the product's entry (9 CFR 327.17, 381.209, and 590.965).
    The following three forms are available in PHIS but not as a series 
of screens. FSIS is requesting the continued use of these forms.
     FSIS Form 5200-2, Application for Federal Inspection, is 
submitted by all official establishments in order to receive a grant of 
inspection (9 CFR 304.1 and 381.17).
     FSIS Form 5200-6, Application for Approval of Voluntary 
Inspection, is submitted by all establishments that want voluntary 
inspection, (9 CFR 350.5, 351.4, 352.3, and 362.3)(OMB Control number 
0583-0082).
     FSIS Form 5200-15, Hours of Operation, is submitted when 
an establishment wants to notify the Agency of a change in its hours of 
operation (9 CFR 307.4, 381.37, 590.124, and 592.96).
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an 
average of 79.6 hours per year.
    Respondents: Official establishments, official plants, importers, 
and exporters.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 770.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 485.5.

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    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 142,981 hours.
    Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained 
from Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety and 
Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence SW., Room 6077, South 
Building, Washington, DC 20250, (202) 690-6510.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS's 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS'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, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques, or other forms of 
information technology. Comments may be sent to both FSIS, at the 
addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 
Washington, DC 20253.
    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.

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.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds 
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual 
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, 
income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, 
exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to 
discrimination any person in the United States under any program or 
activity conducted by the USDA.

How To File a Complaint of Discrimination

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program 
Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://
www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/
Complaincombined6812.pdf, or write 
a letter signed by you or your authorized representative.
    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, 
or email:

Mail

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410, Fax, (202) 
690-7442.

Email

    program.intake@usda.gov.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact 
USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Done at Washington, DC, on August 27, 2014.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-20835 Filed 8-29-14; 8:45 am]
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