Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection (Import of Undenatured Inedible Product), 28048-28049 [2016-10855]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 28048 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 89 / Monday, May 9, 2016 / Notices Federal government assist in that process? At the AC21’s last meeting, on March 14–15, 2016, AC21 members reached a general agreement on the main content elements of the upcoming report. In devising their approach to respond to this charge, the AC21 has established 3 ad hoc subgroups to gather and analyze information and options for the full committee’s consideration. These address: development of a guidance document which could be made available to farmers and other stakeholders; potential models for facilitating conversations around coexistence and potential available incentives; and potential venues and conveners of coexistence conversations. 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All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Issued at Washington, DC, this 2nd day of May. Ann M. Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education and Economics. [FR Doc. 2016–10807 Filed 5–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2016–0015] Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection (Import of Undenatured Inedible Product) Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew the approved information collection regarding the importation of undenatured inedible meat and egg products into the United States. The approval for this information collection will expire on August 31, 2016. SUMMARY: Submit comments on or before July 8, 2016. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 information collection. 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– 2016–0015. 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 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720–5627. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Import of Undenatured Inedible Product. OMB Control Number: 0583–0161. Type of Request: Renewal of an approved information collection. Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary of Agriculture (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.) and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat and egg products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled. FSIS is planning to request a renewal of this approved information collection because it is due to expire on August 31, 2016. There are no changes to the existing information collection. Foreign governments are to petition FSIS for approval to import E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 89 / Monday, May 9, 2016 / Notices undenatured inedible egg products into the United States (9 CFR 590.45(d)). Undenatured inedible meat and egg products may be imported into the United States if they meet the requirements of FSIS’s regulations (9 CFR 325.11(e) and 590.45(d)). Inedible poultry must be denatured, regardless of the intended use (9 CFR 381.193). Thus, undenatured inedible poultry product may not be imported into the United States. Firms will complete FSIS Form 9540– 4, ‘‘Permit Holder—Importation of Undenatured Inedible Product’’ for the undenatured inedible product that they are importing into the United States. FSIS will use the information on the forms to keep track of the movement of imported undenatured inedible meat and egg products. FSIS has made the following estimates on the basis of an information collection assessment. Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it takes respondents an average of 33 hours per year to complete the forms. Respondents: Importers. Estimated No. of Respondents: 20. Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 200. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 667 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., 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720–5627. 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. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 May 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. 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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 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28049 (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Done at Washington, DC on: May 4, 2016. Alfred V. Almanza, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–10855 Filed 5–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket No. FSIS–2016–0011] Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products, poultry, and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements. In accordance with FSIS’s regulations, for calendar year 2016, the dollar limitation for meat and meat food products is being increased from $76,900 to $79,200. The new value for the dollar limitation for poultry and poultry products remains unchanged at $58,200. FSIS is changing the dollar limitations from calendar year 2015 based on price changes for these products evidenced by the Consumer Price Index. FSIS has provided an 18-month transitional period for mandatory inspection of Siluriformes fish and fish products. FSIS is currently considering the retail dollar limitations for this product. At this time, FSIS will not apply the meat retail dollar limitations to Siluriformes fish and fish products sold at retail because FSIS is assessing retail and similar institutions that produce this product during the 18month period and because the Consumer Price Index for meat and meat products does not apply to Siluriformes fish and fish products. DATES: Effective Date: June 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Issuances Staff, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6067, South Building, Washington, DC 20250; (202) 690–6510. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 89 (Monday, May 9, 2016)]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-10855]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2016-0015]


Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection 
(Import of Undenatured Inedible Product)

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 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to renew the 
approved information collection regarding the importation of 
undenatured inedible meat and egg products into the United States. The 
approval for this information collection will expire on August 31, 
2016.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 8, 2016.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
information collection. 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-2016-0015. 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 6065, South Building, Washington, DC 
20250; (202) 720-5627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Import of Undenatured Inedible Product.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0161.
    Type of Request: Renewal of an approved information collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary of Agriculture (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as 
specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et 
seq.) and the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et 
seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat and egg products 
are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and correctly labeled. FSIS is 
planning to request a renewal of this approved information collection 
because it is due to expire on August 31, 2016. There are no changes to 
the existing information collection.
    Foreign governments are to petition FSIS for approval to import

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undenatured inedible egg products into the United States (9 CFR 
590.45(d)). Undenatured inedible meat and egg products may be imported 
into the United States if they meet the requirements of FSIS's 
regulations (9 CFR 325.11(e) and 590.45(d)). Inedible poultry must be 
denatured, regardless of the intended use (9 CFR 381.193). Thus, 
undenatured inedible poultry product may not be imported into the 
United States.
    Firms will complete FSIS Form 9540-4, ``Permit Holder--Importation 
of Undenatured Inedible Product'' for the undenatured inedible product 
that they are importing into the United States. FSIS will use the 
information on the forms to keep track of the movement of imported 
undenatured inedible meat and egg products.
    FSIS has made the following estimates on the basis of an 
information collection assessment.
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it takes respondents an 
average of 33 hours per year to complete the forms.
    Respondents: Importers.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 20.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 200.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 667 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., 6065, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250; (202) 720-5627.
    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

    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.

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: May 4, 2016.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-10855 Filed 5-6-16; 8:45 am]
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