Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives, 1890-1892 [2015-00435]

Download as PDF 1890 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices • Report of the OIE activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for registration of veterinary medicinal products (VICH) • Draft maximum residue levels (MRLs) for monepantel, at Step 7 • Proposed draft MRLs for derquantel, at Step 4 • Proposed draft MRLs for derquantel, emamectin benzoate, ivermectin, lasalocid sodium, and monepantel, at Step 3 • Proposed draft RMRs for dimitridazole, ipronnidazole, metronidazole, and ronidazole, at Step 4 • Draft provisions on establishment of MRLs for honey (for inclusion on the Risk Analysis Principles applied by the CCRVDF) • Draft Priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or re-evaluation by JECFA (Report of the Electronic Working Group (EWG) on Priority) • Alternative approach to move compounds from the database on countries need for MRLs to the JECFA Priority List (Report of the EWG on countries need for MRLs) • Database on countries needs for MRLs • Other business and future work. 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). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Public Meeting At the March 19, 2015, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and 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 22nd session of the CCRVDF, Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 22nd Session of the CCRVDF. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register. FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and stakeholders. VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email 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, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. USDA Non-Discrimination 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 January 9, 2015. Paulo Almeida, Acting, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2015–00431 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2014–0045] Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a public meeting on February 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 47th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Xi’an, China, March 23– 27, 2015. The Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 47th Session of the CCFA and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Harvey Wiley Federal Building, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Rooms 1A–001 and 1A–002, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 47th Session of the CCFA will be accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http:// www.codexalimentarius.org/meetingsreports/en/. Susan Carberry, U.S. Delegate to the 47th Session of the CCFA and FDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: ccfa@ fda.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: Registration Attendees may register by emailing ccfa@fda.hhs.gov by February 12, 2015. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building and its parking area. If you require parking, please include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. Because the meeting will be held in a Federal building, you should also bring E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through security screening systems. Attendees that are not able to attend the meeting in person but wish to participate may do so by phone. Those wishing to participate by phone should request the call-in number and conference code when they register for the meeting. For Further Information about the 47th Session of the CCFA Contact: Susan Carberry, Ph.D., Supervisory Chemist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN/FDA, Division of Petition Review, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS–205, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402–1269, Fax: (301) 436–2972, email: susan.carberry@ fda.hhs.gov. For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Daniel E. Folmer, Ph.D., Review Chemist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN/ FDA, Division of Petition Review, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS–265, College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402–1269, Fax: (301) 436–2972, email: daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.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 CCFA establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for individual food additives; prepares priority lists of food additives for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA); assigns functional classes and International Numbering System (INS) numbers to individual food additives; recommends specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption by Codex; considers methods of analysis for the determination of additives in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as such. The CCFA is hosted by China. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 47th Session of the CCFA will be discussed during the public meeting: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 • Matters Referred by Codex and other Codex committees • Matters of Interest arising from FAO/ WHO and from the 79th Meeting of the JECFA • Proposed draft Specifications for Identity and Purity of Food Additives arising from the 79th JECFA Meeting • Endorsement or Revision of Maximum Levels for Food Additives and Processing Aids in Codex standards • Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity standards and relevant provisions of the General Standard for Food Additives • Provisions in Tables 1 and 2 for food additives listed in Table 3 with: (i) ‘‘acidity regulator’’ function for use other than as acidity regulators; and (ii) for other Table 3 food additives with functions other than ‘‘emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener,’’ ‘‘colour,’’ and ‘‘sweeteners’’—pending from CCFA 46 • Provisions in Tables 1 and 2 for food additives listed in Table 3 with ‘‘emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener’’ function for their use for technological function other than as emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener • Food additive provisions in Tables 1 and 2 in food categories 01.2 through 08.4, with the exclusion of food categories 04.1.2.4, 04.2.2.4, 04.2.2.5, 04.2.2.6, 05.1.1, 05.1.3, and 05.1.4 • Food additive provisions of food category 14.2.3 ‘‘Grape wines’’ and its sub-categories (information on actual use levels and recommendations) • Provisions for cyclotetraglucose (INS 1504(i)), cyclotetraglucose syrup (INS 1504(ii)) and nisin (INS 234) • Proposal for revision of food category 01.1 ‘‘Milk and diary based drinks’’ and its sub-categories • Note 161—Application of alternative note to provisions for sweeteners • Proposals for new or revision of food additive provisions • Proposed draft revision to the INS for Food Additives • Proposals for additions and changes to the Priority List of Substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA • Information on the availability of data for the re-evaluation of six priority colours • Information on commercial use of potassium diacetate (INS 261(ii)) in food • Discussion paper on secondary additives • Discussion paper on the inconsistent terminology related to flavourings in Codex texts • Other Business and Future Work. Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1891 to be distributed, by the Codex Secretariat prior to the meeting. Members of the public may access these documents at ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/ meetings/CCFA/ccfa46/. Public Meeting At the February 17, 2015, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and 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 47th Session of the CCFA, Dr. Susan Carberry at the following email address: ccfa@ fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 47th Session of the CCFA. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: http:// www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register. FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email 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, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. USDA Non-Discrimination 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. E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1 1892 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 9 / Wednesday, January 14, 2015 / Notices 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 January 9, 2015. Paulo Almeida, Acting, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2015–00435 Filed 1–13–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Energy Answers Arecibo Puerto Rico Renewable Energy Project: Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period, Notice of Public Scoping Meeting and Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of a 30-day extension to the public comment period, notice of public scoping meeting and intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: On November 28, 2014, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Notice of Intent (NOI) announcing its intent to cancel a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (SFEIS) and prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in association with a financial assistance request for a proposal submitted to the Agency by Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC (Energy Answers). RUS is extending the comment period by an additional 30 days from the date of this notice. RUS mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Jan 13, 2015 Jkt 235001 intends to conduct public scoping, conduct a public scoping meeting, and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to meet its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Council on Environmental Quality’s regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and RUS’s Environmental and Policies and Procedures (7 CFR part 1794) in connection with potential impacts related to the Energy Answers proposal. The proposal consists of constructing a waste-to-energy generation and resource recovery facility in the Cambalache Ward of Arecibo, Puerto Rico. RUS is providing notice of the intention to conduct public scoping and prepare an EIS related to the proposal submitted by Energy Answers. RUS is considering funding this application, thereby making the proposal an undertaking subject to review under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), 16 U.S.C. 470(f), and its implementing regulation, ‘‘Protection of Historic Properties’’ (36 CFR part 800). Any party wishing to participate directly with RUS as a ‘‘consulting party’’ in Section 106 review may submit a written request to the RUS contact provided below. Pursuant to 36 CFR 800.3(f)(3), RUS will consider, and provide a timely response to, any and all requests for consulting party status. DATES: Written requests to participate as a ‘‘consulting party’’ and/or comments concerning the public scoping or about this Notice of Intent must be received on or before February 13, 2015. A notice of availability of a Draft EIS will be published in the Federal Register and local newspapers announcing its review period. A public scoping meeting will be held on January 28, 2015 from 3:00– 7:00 p.m. at the Colegio de Ingenieros y ´ Agrimensores de Puerto Rico, Capıtulo ´ de Arecibo, Ave. Manuel T. Guillan 1, Arecibo. The public scoping meeting will be conducted in an open house format with a court reporter available for transcription of verbal comments. ADDRESSES: Project-related information will be available at RUS’s Web site located at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/ UWP-AreciboPuertoRico.html and at the Tribunal General de Justicia, Centro Judicial de Arecibo and at the Casa ´ Alcaldıa del Municipio de Arecibo. To request ‘‘consulting party’’ status, submit comments or for further information, please contact: Ms. Stephanie Strength, Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA/RUS, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 2244–S, Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250– PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1571, Telephone: (970) 403–3559, fax: (202) 690–0649, or email: stephanie.strength@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 28, 2014, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) published a Notice of Intent (NOI) announcing its intent to cancel a Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (SFEIS) and prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in association with a financial assistance request for a proposal submitted to the Agency by Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC (Energy Answers). RUS is extending the comment period by an additional 30 days from the date of this notice. RUS intends to conduct public scoping, conduct a public scoping meeting, and prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and is soliciting public comments on the scope of an EIS that it intends to prepare for Energy Answers’ proposal. In accordance with 7 CFR 1794.74 and 40 CFR 1502.21, RUS intends to incorporate by reference the environmental impact analyses and documentation prepared by the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO). PRIDCO served as a lead agency in preparation of an EIS prepared under the Puerto Rico Environmental Public Policy Act, Article 4(B)(3), (Law No. 416, September 22, 2004). RUS has copies of this EIS and all associated appendices posted on this Web site: http:// www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWPAreciboPuertoRico.html. RUS also intends to incorporate by reference all of the environmental impact and air quality analyses and responses to public comments prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) as part of its Clean Air Act, Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) permit. USEPA issued a final effective PSD permit on April 10, 2014, and information related to the PSD permit can be found on USEPA’s Web site—see: http://www.epa.gov/region02/ air/permit/energyanswers/. RUS is in receipt of all past public involvement activities, public comments, and responses to public comments from both PRIDCO and USEPA actions. While RUS understands the concerns expressed in the past by the public, the Agency strongly encourages all interested parties to submit scoping comments to the RUS contact listed in the ADDRESSES section of this Notice. Energy Answers proposes to construct a waste-to-energy generation and resource recovery facility in the Cambalache Ward of Arecibo, Puerto E:\FR\FM\14JAN1.SGM 14JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0045]


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Food Additives

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 Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration 
(FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services are sponsoring a 
public meeting on February 17, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 
objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive 
public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) 
positions to be discussed at the 47th Session of the Codex Committee on 
Food Additives (CCFA) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), 
taking place in Xi'an, China, March 23-27, 2015. The Acting Under 
Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing 
interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on 
the 47th Session of the CCFA and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 
from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the Harvey Wiley 
Federal Building, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5100 Paint Branch 
Parkway, Rooms 1A-001 and 1A-002, College Park, MD 20740.
    Documents related to the 47th Session of the CCFA will be 
accessible via the World Wide Web at the following address: http://www.codexalimentarius.org/meetings-reports/en/.
    Susan Carberry, U.S. Delegate to the 47th Session of the CCFA and 
FDA, invite U.S. interested parties to submit their comments 
electronically to the following email address: ccfa@fda.hhs.gov.

Registration

    Attendees may register by emailing ccfa@fda.hhs.gov by February 12, 
2015. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry 
into the building and its parking area. If you require parking, please 
include the vehicle make and tag number when you register. Because the 
meeting will be held in a Federal building, you should also bring

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photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through 
security screening systems. Attendees that are not able to attend the 
meeting in person but wish to participate may do so by phone. Those 
wishing to participate by phone should request the call-in number and 
conference code when they register for the meeting.
    For Further Information about the 47th Session of the CCFA Contact: 
Susan Carberry, Ph.D., Supervisory Chemist, Office of Food Additive 
Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN/FDA, 
Division of Petition Review, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS-205, 
College Park, MD 20740, Telephone: (240) 402-1269, Fax: (301) 436-2972, 
email: susan.carberry@fda.hhs.gov.
    For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Daniel E. 
Folmer, Ph.D., Review Chemist, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center 
for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN/FDA, Division of Petition 
Review, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, HFS-265, College Park, MD 20740, 
Telephone: (240) 402-1269, Fax: (301) 436-2972, email: 
daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.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 CCFA establishes or endorses permitted maximum levels for 
individual food additives; prepares priority lists of food additives 
for risk assessment by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food 
Additives (JECFA); assigns functional classes and International 
Numbering System (INS) numbers to individual food additives; recommends 
specifications of identity and purity for food additives for adoption 
by Codex; considers methods of analysis for the determination of 
additives in food; and considers and elaborates standards or codes for 
related subjects such as labeling of food additives when sold as such. 
The CCFA is hosted by China.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the agenda for the 47th Session of the CCFA 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Matters Referred by Codex and other Codex committees
 Matters of Interest arising from FAO/WHO and from the 79th 
Meeting of the JECFA
 Proposed draft Specifications for Identity and Purity of Food 
Additives arising from the 79th JECFA Meeting
 Endorsement or Revision of Maximum Levels for Food Additives 
and Processing Aids in Codex standards
 Alignment of the food additive provisions of commodity 
standards and relevant provisions of the General Standard for Food 
Additives
 Provisions in Tables 1 and 2 for food additives listed in 
Table 3 with: (i) ``acidity regulator'' function for use other than as 
acidity regulators; and (ii) for other Table 3 food additives with 
functions other than ``emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener,'' ``colour,'' 
and ``sweeteners''--pending from CCFA 46
 Provisions in Tables 1 and 2 for food additives listed in 
Table 3 with ``emulsifier, stabilizer, thickener'' function for their 
use for technological function other than as emulsifier, stabilizer, 
thickener
 Food additive provisions in Tables 1 and 2 in food categories 
01.2 through 08.4, with the exclusion of food categories 04.1.2.4, 
04.2.2.4, 04.2.2.5, 04.2.2.6, 05.1.1, 05.1.3, and 05.1.4
 Food additive provisions of food category 14.2.3 ``Grape 
wines'' and its sub-categories (information on actual use levels and 
recommendations)
 Provisions for cyclotetraglucose (INS 1504(i)), 
cyclotetraglucose syrup (INS 1504(ii)) and nisin (INS 234)
 Proposal for revision of food category 01.1 ``Milk and diary 
based drinks'' and its sub-categories
 Note 161--Application of alternative note to provisions for 
sweeteners
 Proposals for new or revision of food additive provisions
 Proposed draft revision to the INS for Food Additives
 Proposals for additions and changes to the Priority List of 
Substances proposed for evaluation by JECFA
 Information on the availability of data for the re-evaluation 
of six priority colours
 Information on commercial use of potassium diacetate (INS 
261(ii)) in food
 Discussion paper on secondary additives
 Discussion paper on the inconsistent terminology related to 
flavourings in Codex texts
 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 meeting. 
Members of the public may access these documents at ftp://ftp.fao.org/codex/meetings/CCFA/ccfa46/.

Public Meeting

    At the February 17, 2015, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on 
the agenda items will be described and 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 47th Session of the CCFA, Dr. Susan Carberry at the following email 
address: ccfa@fda.hhs.gov. Written comments should state that they 
relate to activities of the 47th Session of the CCFA.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this Federal 
Register publication on-line through the FSIS Web page located at: 
http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register.
    FSIS also will make copies of this 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 our constituents and 
stakeholders. The Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the 
Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, more 
diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email 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, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or 
delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password 
protect their accounts.

USDA Non-Discrimination 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.

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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 January 9, 2015.
Paulo Almeida,
Acting, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2015-00435 Filed 1-13-15; 8:45 am]
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