National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection, 77441-77443 [2014-30219]

Download as PDF 77441 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 247 Wednesday, December 24, 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. ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Information Collection Request: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery (Reinstatement Without Change) Administrative Conference of the United States. ACTION: 30-day notice of submission to the Office of Management and Budget of a request for reinstatement without change of a previously approved information collection and request for comments. AGENCY: As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process of seeking feedback from the public on service delivery, the Administrative Conference of the United States (‘‘ACUS’’ or ‘‘the Conference’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for reinstatement of a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ‘‘Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery’’ previously approved under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). DATES: Comments must be submitted by January 23, 2015. ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the attention of the ACUS Desk Officer, and sent by email to oira_ submission@omb.eop.gov, or by fax to 202–395–5806, or mailed to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503. Please send a copy of your comments to ACUS, 1120 20th Street NW., Suite 706 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 South, Washington, DC 20036, or by email addressed to dpritzker@acus.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Pritzker, Deputy General Counsel, Administrative Conference of the United States, 1120 20th Street NW., Suite 706 South, Washington, DC 20036; Telephone (202) 480–2080. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery. OMB Control Number: 3002–0006. Abstract: The information collection activity will garner qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback in an efficient, timely manner, in accordance with the Administration’s commitment to improving service delivery. By qualitative feedback we mean information that provides useful insights on perceptions and opinions, but are not statistical surveys that yield quantitative results that can be generalized to the population of study. This feedback will provide insights into customer or stakeholder perceptions, experiences and expectations, provide an early warning of issues with service, or focus attention on areas where communication, training or changes in operations might improve delivery of products or services. These collections will allow for ongoing, collaborative and actionable communications between the Agency and its customers and stakeholders. It will also allow feedback to contribute directly to the improvement of program management. Feedback collected under this generic clearance will provide useful information, but it will not yield data that can be generalized to the overall population. This type of generic clearance for qualitative information will not be used for quantitative information collections that are designed to yield reliably actionable results, such as monitoring trends over time or documenting program performance. Such data uses require more rigorous designs that address: The target population to which generalizations will be made, the sampling frame, the sample design (including stratification and clustering), the precision requirements or power calculations that justify the proposed sample size, the expected response rate, methods for assessing potential nonresponse bias, the protocols for data collection, and any testing procedures PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that were or will be undertaken prior to fielding the study. Depending on the degree of influence the results are likely to have, such collections may still be eligible for submission for other generic mechanisms that are designed to yield quantitative results. The Agency received no comments in response to the 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2014 (79 FR 61047). Below we provide the Conference’s projected average estimates for the next three years: Current Action: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection of information. Type of Review: Reinstatement without change. Affected Public: Individuals and households, businesses and organizations, State, Local or Tribal Government. Average expected annual number of activities: 6. Average number of respondents per activity: 110. Annual responses: 660. Frequency of response: Once per request. Average minutes per response: 6–60. Burden hours: 210–285. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid Office of Management and Budget control number. Dated: December 18, 2014. Shawne McGibbon, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–30058 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6110–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0044] National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 77442 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES January 13 and 14, 2015, to review and discuss FSIS’s identification and management of chemical hazards within the National Residue Program (NRP). The NRP is an interagency program administered by FSIS that is designed to identify, rank, and test for chemical contaminants in meat, poultry, and egg products. FSIS is seeking input on whether or not it should change the way it categorizes chemical hazards and allocates resources. NACMPI will also review and discuss the Cost Calculation Model that FSIS developed with the Economic Research Service (ERS), which provides detailed data about the costs of major foodborne illnesses in the United States. DATES: The meeting is scheduled for January 13–14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NACMPI will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on January 13th for administrative purposes; this portion of the meeting is not open to the public. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at the Patriot Plaza III building, 355 E. Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The auditorium is located on the first floor. Please note that due to increased security measures at the Patriot Plaza III, all persons wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to register in advance. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Williams, Program Specialist, Designated Federal Officer, via Email: Natasha.Williams@fsis.usda.gov; Telephone: 202–690–6531; or Fax: (202) 690–6519, regarding specific questions about the committee or this meeting. General information about the committee can also be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/ fsis/topics/regulations/advisorycommittees/nacmpi. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NACMPI provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on meat and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), and 661(c), and to sections 5(a)(3), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 454(a)(3), 454(c), 457(b), and 460(e). A copy of the current charter and other information about NACMPI can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/ portal/fsis/topics/regulations/advisorycommittees/nacmpi. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety is the chairperson of NACMPI. Membership of NACMPI is drawn from VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 distinguished representatives of consumer groups; producers; processors; and marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product industries; State and local government officials; and academia. The current members of NACMPI are: Dr. Michael Crupain, Consumer Product Safety and Sustainability; Mr. George Wilson, STOP Foodborne Illness; Dr. Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention; Mr. Kurt Brandt, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota Animal Industry Board; Dr. Krzysztof Mazurczak, Illinois Department of Agriculture; Dr. Monique Wiggins, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Frances Link Jr., Ohio Department of Agriculture; Dr. Manpreet Singh, Purdue University; Dr. Randall K. Phebus, Kansas State University; Dr. Patricia Curtis, Auburn University; Mr. Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures, Inc.; Ms. Sherri Jenkins, JBS, USA, LLC; Dr. Betsy Booren, American Meat Institute; Dr. Alice Johnson, Butterball, LLC; Ms. Sherika Harvey, Mississippi Department of Agriculture; Dr. Carol L. Lorenzen, University of Missouri; Dr. Michael L. Rybolt, Hillshire Brands Company; Dr. John A. Marcy, University of Arkansas; and Mr. Christopher A. Waldrop, Consumer Federation of America. On January 13 and 14, 2015, NACMPI will review and discuss FSIS’s identification and management of chemical hazards within the NRP and the FSIS and ERS Cost Calculation Model. FSIS has administered the NRP by collecting meat, poultry, and egg product samples and analyzing the samples for specific chemical compounds at FSIS laboratories since 1967 for meat and poultry, and 1995 for egg products. Chemical compounds tested in the program include approved and unapproved veterinary drugs, pesticides, and environmental compounds. The NRP is designed to: (1) Provide a structured process for identifying and evaluating chemical compounds of concern in food animals; (2) analyze chemical compounds of concern; (3) collect, analyze, and report results; and, (4) identify the need for regulatory follow-up subsequent to the identification of violative levels of chemical residues. The NRP consists of three separate, but interrelated, chemical residue testing programs: Scheduled sampling, inspector-generated sampling, and import sampling. This basic structure has been in existence since 1967. These PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 testing programs provide data for FSIS to detect chemical residues of concern and have been modified over the years to respond to emerging and re-emerging chemical residue concerns and improved testing methodologies. The Cost Calculation Model provides detailed data about the costs of major foodborne illnesses in the United States, updating and extending previous ERS research. It is available on ERS’s Web site at http://www.ers.usda.gov/dataproducts/cost-estimates-of-foodborneillnesses/documentation.aspx# resources. It includes: 1. Detailed identification of specific disease outcomes for foodborne infections caused by 15 major pathogens in the United States; 2. Associated outpatient and inpatient expenditures on medical care; 3. Associated lost wages; and 4. Estimates of individuals’ willingness to pay to reduce mortality resulting from these foodborne illnesses acquired in the United States. Disease outcomes include both acute illness and chronic disease that sometimes follow these acute illnesses. These 15 pathogens account for over 95 percent of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne illnesses acquired in the United States for which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can identify a pathogen cause. These estimates build on CDC estimates of the incidence of foodborne disease; peer-reviewed synthesis of data on medical costs, and economic, medical and epidemiological literature; and publicly available data on wages. The Cost Calculation Model provides FSIS and other Federal agencies with a set of consistent, peer-reviewed estimates of the costs of foodborne illness that can be used in analyzing the impact of Federal regulation. It also provides other stakeholders and the general public with a means of understanding the relative impact of different foodborne infections in the United States. Cost estimates of foodborne illnesses have been used in the past to help inform food-safety policy discussions. The two issues described above will be presented to the full Committee. The Committee will then divide into two subcommittees to discuss the issues. Each subcommittee will provide a report of their comments and recommendations to the full Committee before the meeting concludes on January 14, 2015. Register for the Meeting: The public is asked to pre-register for the meeting. Your pre-registration must state: The name of each person in your group; organization or interest represented; the E:\FR\FM\24DEN1.SGM 24DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 24, 2014 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/ fsis/topics/regulations/advisorycommittees/nacmpi/nacmpi-meetings/ nacmpi-registration. FSIS will also accept walk-in registrations. Members of the public requesting to give oral comment to the Committee must sign in at the registration desk. PUBLIC COMMENTS: Written public comments may be mailed to USDA/ FSIS, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Mail Stop 3778, Washington, DC 20250; submitted via fax (202) 690–6519; or by Email at: NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov. All written comments must arrive by January 23, 2015. Oral comments are also accepted (see instructions under ‘‘Register for the Meeting’’ above). Availability of Materials for the Meeting: All written public comments will be compiled into a binder and available for review at the meeting. Duplicate comments from multiple individuals will appear as one comment, with a notation that multiple copies of the comment were received. Please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/ advisory-committees/nacmpi/nacmpimeetings to learn more about the agenda for the meeting or reports resulting from this meeting. Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that all interested persons are included in our events. If you are a person with a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please contact Natasha Williams via Telephone: (202) 690–6531; Fax (202) 690–6519; or Email: Natasha.Williams@ fsis.usda.gov. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. 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. 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, VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:34 Dec 23, 2014 Jkt 235001 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by February 23, 2015 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: FAS 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 Benjamin Chan, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1020, Washington, DC 20250. • Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Benjamin Chan, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1020, Washington, DC 20250. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name. 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. SUMMARY: 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). Additional Public Notification 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. Done at Washington, DC, on December 19, 2014. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–30219 Filed 12–23–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P PO 00000 77443 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Benjamin Chan, Import Programs and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Mail Stop 1021, Washington, DC 20250, 202–720– 8877. Email address: iperd@ fas.usda.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 24, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0044]


National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing 
that the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection 
(NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on

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January 13 and 14, 2015, to review and discuss FSIS's identification 
and management of chemical hazards within the National Residue Program 
(NRP). The NRP is an interagency program administered by FSIS that is 
designed to identify, rank, and test for chemical contaminants in meat, 
poultry, and egg products. FSIS is seeking input on whether or not it 
should change the way it categorizes chemical hazards and allocates 
resources. NACMPI will also review and discuss the Cost Calculation 
Model that FSIS developed with the Economic Research Service (ERS), 
which provides detailed data about the costs of major foodborne 
illnesses in the United States.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for January 13-14, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. NACMPI will meet from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 
on January 13th for administrative purposes; this portion of the 
meeting is not open to the public.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Auditorium at the Patriot 
Plaza III building, 355 E. Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The 
auditorium is located on the first floor. Please note that due to 
increased security measures at the Patriot Plaza III, all persons 
wishing to attend are strongly encouraged to register in advance.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Natasha Williams, Program Specialist, 
Designated Federal Officer, via Email: Natasha.Williams@fsis.usda.gov; 
Telephone: 202-690-6531; or Fax: (202) 690-6519, regarding specific 
questions about the committee or this meeting. General information 
about the committee can also be found at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/advisory-committees/nacmpi.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    NACMPI provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on meat 
and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 
301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 
607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), and 661(c), and to sections 5(a)(3), 5(c), 
8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 
454(a)(3), 454(c), 457(b), and 460(e). A copy of the current charter 
and other information about NACMPI can be found at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/advisory-committees/nacmpi.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Deputy Under Secretary for 
Food Safety is the chairperson of NACMPI. Membership of NACMPI is drawn 
from distinguished representatives of consumer groups; producers; 
processors; and marketers from the meat, poultry and egg product 
industries; State and local government officials; and academia. The 
current members of NACMPI are: Dr. Michael Crupain, Consumer Product 
Safety and Sustainability; Mr. George Wilson, STOP Foodborne Illness; 
Dr. Tanya Roberts, Center for Foodborne Illness Research and 
Prevention; Mr. Kurt Brandt, United Food and Commercial Workers 
International Union; Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, South Dakota Animal Industry 
Board; Dr. Krzysztof Mazurczak, Illinois Department of Agriculture; Dr. 
Monique Wiggins, Georgia Department of Agriculture; Mr. Michael Frances 
Link Jr., Ohio Department of Agriculture; Dr. Manpreet Singh, Purdue 
University; Dr. Randall K. Phebus, Kansas State University; Dr. 
Patricia Curtis, Auburn University; Mr. Brian Sapp, White Oak Pastures, 
Inc.; Ms. Sherri Jenkins, JBS, USA, LLC; Dr. Betsy Booren, American 
Meat Institute; Dr. Alice Johnson, Butterball, LLC; Ms. Sherika Harvey, 
Mississippi Department of Agriculture; Dr. Carol L. Lorenzen, 
University of Missouri; Dr. Michael L. Rybolt, Hillshire Brands 
Company; Dr. John A. Marcy, University of Arkansas; and Mr. Christopher 
A. Waldrop, Consumer Federation of America.
    On January 13 and 14, 2015, NACMPI will review and discuss FSIS's 
identification and management of chemical hazards within the NRP and 
the FSIS and ERS Cost Calculation Model.
    FSIS has administered the NRP by collecting meat, poultry, and egg 
product samples and analyzing the samples for specific chemical 
compounds at FSIS laboratories since 1967 for meat and poultry, and 
1995 for egg products. Chemical compounds tested in the program include 
approved and unapproved veterinary drugs, pesticides, and environmental 
compounds.
    The NRP is designed to: (1) Provide a structured process for 
identifying and evaluating chemical compounds of concern in food 
animals; (2) analyze chemical compounds of concern; (3) collect, 
analyze, and report results; and, (4) identify the need for regulatory 
follow-up subsequent to the identification of violative levels of 
chemical residues.
    The NRP consists of three separate, but interrelated, chemical 
residue testing programs: Scheduled sampling, inspector-generated 
sampling, and import sampling. This basic structure has been in 
existence since 1967. These testing programs provide data for FSIS to 
detect chemical residues of concern and have been modified over the 
years to respond to emerging and re-emerging chemical residue concerns 
and improved testing methodologies.
    The Cost Calculation Model provides detailed data about the costs 
of major foodborne illnesses in the United States, updating and 
extending previous ERS research. It is available on ERS's Web site at 
http://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/cost-estimates-of-foodborne-illnesses/documentation.aspx#resources. It includes:
    1. Detailed identification of specific disease outcomes for 
foodborne infections caused by 15 major pathogens in the United States;
    2. Associated outpatient and inpatient expenditures on medical 
care;
    3. Associated lost wages; and
    4. Estimates of individuals' willingness to pay to reduce mortality 
resulting from these foodborne illnesses acquired in the United States.
    Disease outcomes include both acute illness and chronic disease 
that sometimes follow these acute illnesses. These 15 pathogens account 
for over 95 percent of the illnesses and deaths from foodborne 
illnesses acquired in the United States for which the U.S. Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can identify a pathogen cause. 
These estimates build on CDC estimates of the incidence of foodborne 
disease; peer-reviewed synthesis of data on medical costs, and 
economic, medical and epidemiological literature; and publicly 
available data on wages.
    The Cost Calculation Model provides FSIS and other Federal agencies 
with a set of consistent, peer-reviewed estimates of the costs of 
foodborne illness that can be used in analyzing the impact of Federal 
regulation. It also provides other stakeholders and the general public 
with a means of understanding the relative impact of different 
foodborne infections in the United States. Cost estimates of foodborne 
illnesses have been used in the past to help inform food-safety policy 
discussions.
    The two issues described above will be presented to the full 
Committee. The Committee will then divide into two subcommittees to 
discuss the issues. Each subcommittee will provide a report of their 
comments and recommendations to the full Committee before the meeting 
concludes on January 14, 2015.
    Register for the Meeting: The public is asked to pre-register for 
the meeting. Your pre-registration must state: The name of each person 
in your group; organization or interest represented; the

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number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether 
anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit 
registrations to http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/advisory-committees/nacmpi/nacmpi-meetings/nacmpi-registration. FSIS will also accept walk-in registrations. Members of 
the public requesting to give oral comment to the Committee must sign 
in at the registration desk.
    PUBLIC COMMENTS: Written public comments may be mailed to USDA/
FSIS, 1400 Independence Ave SW., Mail Stop 3778, Washington, DC 20250; 
submitted via fax (202) 690-6519; or by Email at: NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov. 
All written comments must arrive by January 23, 2015. Oral comments are 
also accepted (see instructions under ``Register for the Meeting'' 
above).
    Availability of Materials for the Meeting: All written public 
comments will be compiled into a binder and available for review at the 
meeting. Duplicate comments from multiple individuals will appear as 
one comment, with a notation that multiple copies of the comment were 
received. Please visit: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/advisory-committees/nacmpi/nacmpi-meetings to learn 
more about the agenda for the meeting or reports resulting from this 
meeting.
    Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that all 
interested persons are included in our events. If you are a person with 
a disability and would like to request reasonable accommodations to 
participate in this meeting, please contact Natasha Williams via 
Telephone: (202) 690-6531; Fax (202) 690-6519; or Email: 
Natasha.Williams@fsis.usda.gov. All reasonable accommodation requests 
are managed on a case by case basis.

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.
    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).

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.

    Done at Washington, DC, on December 19, 2014.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-30219 Filed 12-23-14; 8:45 am]
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