Animal Disease Traceability System; Public Meetings, 16336 [2017-06639]

Download as PDF 16336 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 63 / Tuesday, April 4, 2017 / Notices the functions of the Secretary as provided 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.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS established flexible procedures to actively encourage the development and use of new technologies in meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants. These procedures facilitate notification to the Agency of any new technology that is intended for use in meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants so that the Agency can decide whether the new technology requires a pre-use review. A pre-use review often includes an in-plant trail. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to determine if a pre-use review is needed, FSIS will request that the firm submit a protocol for an in-plant trial of the new technology. The firm then must submit a protocol that is designed to collect relevant data to support the use of the new technology. To not collect this information would reduce the effectiveness of the meat, poultry, and egg products inspection program. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 210. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 12,800. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–06582 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0016] Animal Disease Traceability System; Public Meetings Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: This is to inform the public of upcoming meetings regarding the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These regional meetings will let the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hear from the public, particularly from the cattle and bison SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:21 Apr 03, 2017 Jkt 241001 sectors, about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and provide a venue for the exchange of ideas about ways to overcome these challenges and fill gaps in the existing system. DATES: The meetings will be held on April 11, 13, and 20 and May 2, 4, 11, and 24, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) each day. We will accept written statements regarding the ADT system until May 31, 2017. ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations: • April 11: Tower Hotel Oklahoma City, 3233 Northwest Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK. • April 13: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD. • April 20: Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce Street, Nashville, TN. • May 2: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, 7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN. • May 4: Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, CO. • May 11: Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. • May 24: Hilton Garden Inn Billings, 2465 Grant Road, Billings, MT. You may also submit written statements using one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0016. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny, Cattle Health Staff/ADT Veterinarian, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response Services, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, Mailstop 3E13, Room 3E97, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 494–7372. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) plans to hold public meetings to receive input, particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, on enhancing the current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. The original ADT framework, as described in the January 6, 2013, final rule 1 establishing the program, provided specific performance requirements for an intentionally flexible ADT system. This let States and individual producers use 1 See https://www.regulations.gov/ docket?D=APHIS-2009-0091. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 personally efficient methods to meet requirements to move their livestock between States. These meetings will let APHIS hear from the public about the successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and let attendees brainstorm ideas about overcoming these challenges and finding ways to fill gaps in the existing system. Although APHIS is especially interested during these sessions to hear from cattle and bison industry members, we welcome participation from all members of the public. Each meeting will start with an overview of the basic principles of ADT and progress made to date given by APHIS employees and a panel of State and industry representatives. A comment/question and answer session will follow. After a break for lunch, attendees will split off into breakout sessions to discuss challenge areas and come up with solutions. The entire group will reconvene to receive the highlights of the breakout sessions, and the meeting will end after some discussion of next steps and closing remarks. If you are planning to attend a meeting, we ask that you register in advance by visiting http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adtmeeting-registrations. Same-day registration will also be available at each meeting site. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please call or write the individual listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements about the current ADT system may be filed at the meetings or by using one of the methods described under ADDRESSES above. For the April 13, 2017, meeting in Riverdale, MD, picture identification will be required to gain access to the USDA Center at Riverside. Free parking is available next to the building. The nearest Metro station is the College Park station on the Green Line, which is within walking distance (about 2⁄3 of a mile). For the May 4, 2017, meeting in Denver, CO, there will be a free hotel shuttle to and from Denver International Airport. Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of March 2017. Jere L. Dick, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–06639 Filed 4–3–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 4, 2017)]
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[FR Doc No: 2017-06639]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2017-0016]


Animal Disease Traceability System; Public Meetings

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: This is to inform the public of upcoming meetings regarding 
the Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. These regional meetings 
will let the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service hear from the 
public, particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, about the 
successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and provide a 
venue for the exchange of ideas about ways to overcome these challenges 
and fill gaps in the existing system.

DATES: The meetings will be held on April 11, 13, and 20 and May 2, 4, 
11, and 24, 2017, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (local time) each day. We will 
accept written statements regarding the ADT system until May 31, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The public meetings will be held in the following locations:
     April 11: Tower Hotel Oklahoma City, 3233 Northwest 
Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK.
     April 13: USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, 
Riverdale, MD.
     April 20: Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce 
Street, Nashville, TN.
     May 2: Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, 7901 34th 
Avenue South, Bloomington, MN.
     May 4: Doubletree by Hilton Denver, 3203 Quebec Street, 
Denver, CO.
     May 11: Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point 
East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA.
     May 24: Hilton Garden Inn Billings, 2465 Grant Road, 
Billings, MT.
    You may also submit written statements using one of the following 
methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2017-0016.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2017-0016, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Sunny Geiser-Novotny, Cattle 
Health Staff/ADT Veterinarian, Surveillance, Preparedness, and Response 
Services, VS, APHIS, 2150 Centre Avenue, Building B, Mailstop 3E13, 
Room 3E97, Fort Collins, CO 80526, (970) 494-7372.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) plans to hold public meetings to receive input, 
particularly from the cattle and bison sectors, on enhancing the 
current Animal Disease Traceability (ADT) system. The original ADT 
framework, as described in the January 6, 2013, final rule \1\ 
establishing the program, provided specific performance requirements 
for an intentionally flexible ADT system. This let States and 
individual producers use personally efficient methods to meet 
requirements to move their livestock between States.
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    \1\ See https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS-2009-0091.
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    These meetings will let APHIS hear from the public about the 
successes and challenges of the current ADT framework and let attendees 
brainstorm ideas about overcoming these challenges and finding ways to 
fill gaps in the existing system. Although APHIS is especially 
interested during these sessions to hear from cattle and bison industry 
members, we welcome participation from all members of the public.
    Each meeting will start with an overview of the basic principles of 
ADT and progress made to date given by APHIS employees and a panel of 
State and industry representatives. A comment/question and answer 
session will follow. After a break for lunch, attendees will split off 
into breakout sessions to discuss challenge areas and come up with 
solutions. The entire group will reconvene to receive the highlights of 
the breakout sessions, and the meeting will end after some discussion 
of next steps and closing remarks.
    If you are planning to attend a meeting, we ask that you register 
in advance by visiting http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal-health/adt-meeting-registrations. Same-day registration will also be available at 
each meeting site. If you require special accommodations, such as a 
sign language interpreter, please call or write the individual listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements about the 
current ADT system may be filed at the meetings or by using one of the 
methods described under ADDRESSES above.
    For the April 13, 2017, meeting in Riverdale, MD, picture 
identification will be required to gain access to the USDA Center at 
Riverside. Free parking is available next to the building. The nearest 
Metro station is the College Park station on the Green Line, which is 
within walking distance (about \2/3\ of a mile). For the May 4, 2017, 
meeting in Denver, CO, there will be a free hotel shuttle to and from 
Denver International Airport.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of March 2017.
Jere L. Dick,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-06639 Filed 4-3-17; 8:45 am]
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