Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues, 5979-5981 [2019-03176]

Download as PDF 5979 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 37 Monday, February 25, 2019 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 February 19, 2019. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are requested regarding (1) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments regarding this information collection received by March 27, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8958. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Feb 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 240. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasions. Total Burden Hours: 271. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Stakeholder Input on Federal outreach to Control Listeria Monocytogenes at Retail. OMB Control Number: 0583–New. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary as provided in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.), the Poultry Product 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 verifying that meat products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS intends to collect information from stakeholders from industry, State and public health and agriculture departments with responsibilities for retail food safety, local health departments, and grocers to gather information on FSIS outreach efforts related to retain best practices to control Listeria monocytogenes (Lm) in retail delicatessens. Need and Use of the Information: The purpose of this information collection is to enhance Federal outreach and interagency coordination to control Lm at retail. To gather feedback to enhance Federal outreach and interagency coordination to control Lm at retail, FSIS, in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will conduct focus groups with a sample of stakeholders from industry, state and local public health and agriculture departments, and retail delicatessens. In the focus groups, sample of stakeholders will be invited to provide input on the awareness and usefulness of existing outreach materials and tools related to best practices for controlling Lm in delicatessens, how they currently receive this type of information (e.g. from FSIS, FSA, CDC, State Health department, Cooperative Extension), and how those channels of communication could be improved. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Individuals or Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–03133 Filed 2–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Notice of public meeting and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on March 7, 2019. 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 51st Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China, April 8– 13, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 51st Session of the CCPR and to address items on the agenda. SUMMARY: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Room PYS–4350, One Potomac Yard South, 2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Documents related to the 51st Session of the CCPR will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/ fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/ en/. Captain David Miller, U.S. Delegate to the 51st Session of the CCPR invites DATES: E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 5980 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2019 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: miller.davidj@ epa.gov. Call-in-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 51st Session of the CCPR by conference call, please use the call-in-number: 1– 888–844–9904 and participant code 5126092. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing Marie.Maratos@osec.usda.gov by March 4, 2019. Early registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the building. The meeting will take place in a Federal building. Attendees should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to attend the meeting in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone, as discussed above. For Further Information about the 51st Session of the CCPR Contact: U.S. Delegate, Captain David Miller, Chief, Chemistry and Exposure Branch and Acting Chief, Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch, Health Effects Division, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (703) 305–5352, Fax: (703) 305–5147, Email: Miller.Davidj@epa.gov. For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Marie Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690–4795, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: Marie.Maratos@ osec.usda.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 fair practices in the food trade. The Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) are: (a) To establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific food items or in groups of food; (b) to establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is justified for reasons of protection of human health; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Feb 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 (c) to prepare priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR); (d) to consider methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of pesticide residues in food and feed; (e) to consider other matters in relation to the safety of food and feed containing pesticide residues; and, (f) to establish maximum limits for environmental and industrial contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides, in specific food items or groups of food. The CCPR is hosted by China. The United States attends CCPR as a member country of Codex. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 51st Session of the CCPR will be discussed during the public meeting: • Adoption of the Agenda • Appointment of Rapporteurs • Matters referred to CCPR by CAC and/ or other subsidiary bodies • Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO • Matters of interest arising from other international organizations • Report on items of general consideration by the 2018 JMPR— Section 2 of the 2018 JMPR Report • Report on 2018 JMPR responses to specific concerns raised by CCPR— Section 3 of the 2018 JMPR Report • Proposed MRLs for pesticides in food and feed (at Steps 7 and 4) • Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4/1989) • Class C—Primary feed commodities; Type 11: Primary feed commodities of plant origin Proposed: D Group 050: Legume feed products D Group 051: Cereal grains and grasses D (including pseudocereals) feed products D Group 052: Miscellaneous feed products • Class D—Processed foods of plant origin; All types in Class D D Proposed groups in different types • Transfer of commodities from Class D to Class C • Proposed table on examples of representative commodities for commodity groups in different types under Class C and Class D (for inclusion in the Principles and Guidance for the Selection of Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of MRLs for Pesticides to Commodity Group (CXG 84–2012) • Impact of the revised types in Class C and Class D on CXLs PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Any Class—Type on miscellaneous commodities not meeting the criteria for crop grouping D Proposed groups (including any possible impact of the new types on CXLs) • Class B—Primary food commodities of animal origin D Common definition of edible animal tissues for the establishment of MRLs of pesticides and veterinary drugs for compounds with dual uses as pesticides and veterinary drugs for use by CCPR and CCRVDF • Discussion paper on the opportunity to revise the Guidelines on the use of mass spectrometry for the identification, confirmation and quantitative determination of pesticide residues (CXG 56–2005) • Discussion paper on the review of the International Estimate of Short Term Intake (IESTI) equations • Discussion paper on opportunities and challenges for JMPR participation in an international review of a new compound • Discussion paper on the development of guidance for compounds of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the establishment of CXLs • Discussion paper on the management of unsupported compounds • Information on national registrations of pesticides • Establishment of Codex Schedules and Priority Lists of Pesticides • Other Business and Future Work Public Meeting At the March 7, 2019, 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 David Miller, U.S. Delegate for the 51st Session of the CCPR (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 51st Session of the CCPR. Additional Public Notification Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy development is important. Consequently, the U.S. Codex Office will announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the USDA web page located at: http:// www.usda.gov/codex/, a link that also offers an email subscription service providing access to information related to Codex. Customers can add or delete their subscription themselves and have the option to password protect their accounts. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2019 / Notices 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 February 5, 2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–03176 Filed 2–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Rural Utilities Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice for request and comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by April 26, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas P. Dickson, Regulatory Division amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Feb 22, 2019 Jkt 247001 Team 2, Rural Development Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: 202–690–4492. Cell: 202–689–9521. Thomas.Dickson@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) regulation (5 CFR 1320) implementing provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) requires that interested members of the public and affected agencies have an opportunity to comment on information collection and recordkeeping activities (see 5 CFR 1320.8(d)). This notice identifies an information collection that RUS is submitting to OMB for extension. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Agency’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 on those who are to respond, 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: Comments may be sent to Thomas P. Dickson, Regulatory Division Team 2, Rural Development Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: 202– 690–4492. Cell: 202–689–9521. Thomas.Dickson@usda.gov. Title: Request for Release of Lien and/ or Approval of Sale, RUS Form 793. OMB Control Number: 0572–0041. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) makes mortgage loans and loan guarantees to electric and telecommunications systems to provide and improve electric and telecommunications service in rural areas pursuant to the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq.) (RE Act). All current and future capital assets of RUS borrowers are ordinarily mortgaged or pledged to the Federal Government as security for RUS loans. Assets include tangible and intangible utility plant, non-utility property, construction in PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5981 progress, and materials, supplies, and equipment normally used in a telecommunications system. The RE Act and the various security instruments, e.g., the RUS mortgage, limit the rights of a RUS borrower to dispose of capital assets. The RUS Form 793, Request for Release of Lien and/or Approval of Sale, allows telecommunications program borrowers to seek agency permission to sell some of its assets. The form collects detailed information regarding the proposed sale of a portion of the borrower’s system. RUS telecommunications borrowers fill out the form to request RUS approval in order to sell capital assets. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.75 hours per response. Respondents: Business or other forprofit; not-for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 40. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 110. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from MaryPat Daskal, Regulatory Team 2, Rural Development Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1522, Washington, DC 20250. Telephone: (202) 720–7853. Email: MaryPat Daskal@usda.gov. All 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. Dated: February 14, 2019. Bette B. Brand, Acting Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2019–03162 Filed 2–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Utilities Service Broadband Pilot Program—ReConnect Program Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on 
Pesticide Residues

AGENCY: U.S. Codex Office, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on March 
7, 2019. 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 51st Session of the Codex 
Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) of the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission, in Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the 
People's Republic of China, April 8-13, 2019. The U.S. Manager for 
Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign 
Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested 
parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 51st 
Session of the CCPR and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the United States 
Environmental Protection Agency, Room PYS-4350, One Potomac Yard South, 
2777 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Documents related to the 
51st Session of the CCPR will be accessible via the internet at the 
following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en/.
    Captain David Miller, U.S. Delegate to the 51st Session of the CCPR 
invites

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U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the 
following email address: miller.davidj@epa.gov.
    Call-in-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 51st Session of the CCPR by conference call, please use the 
call-in-number: 1-888-844-9904 and participant code 5126092.
    Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting 
by emailing Marie.Maratos@osec.usda.gov by March 4, 2019. Early 
registration is encouraged because it will expedite entry into the 
building. The meeting will take place in a Federal building. Attendees 
should bring photo identification and plan for adequate time to pass 
through the security screening systems. Attendees who are not able to 
attend the meeting in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by 
phone, as discussed above.
    For Further Information about the 51st Session of the CCPR Contact: 
U.S. Delegate, Captain David Miller, Chief, Chemistry and Exposure 
Branch and Acting Chief, Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch, Health 
Effects Division, Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (703) 305-5352, Fax: (703) 305-5147, 
Email: Miller.Davidj@epa.gov.
    For Further Information about the Public Meeting Contact: Marie 
Maratos, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, 
South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone: (202) 690-
4795, Fax: (202) 720-3157, Email: Marie.Maratos@osec.usda.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 fair practices in the 
food trade.
    The Terms of Reference of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues 
(CCPR) are:
    (a) To establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in specific 
food items or in groups of food;
    (b) to establish maximum limits for pesticide residues in certain 
animal feeding stuffs moving in international trade where this is 
justified for reasons of protection of human health;
    (c) to prepare priority lists of pesticides for evaluation by the 
Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR);
    (d) to consider methods of sampling and analysis for the 
determination of pesticide residues in food and feed;
    (e) to consider other matters in relation to the safety of food and 
feed containing pesticide residues; and,
    (f) to establish maximum limits for environmental and industrial 
contaminants showing chemical or other similarity to pesticides, in 
specific food items or groups of food.
    The CCPR is hosted by China. The United States attends CCPR as a 
member country of Codex.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 51st Session of the CCPR 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Adoption of the Agenda
 Appointment of Rapporteurs
 Matters referred to CCPR by CAC and/or other subsidiary bodies
 Matters of interest arising from FAO and WHO
 Matters of interest arising from other international 
organizations
 Report on items of general consideration by the 2018 JMPR--
Section 2 of the 2018 JMPR Report
 Report on 2018 JMPR responses to specific concerns raised by 
CCPR--Section 3 of the 2018 JMPR Report
 Proposed MRLs for pesticides in food and feed (at Steps 7 and 
4)
 Revision of the Classification of Food and Feed (CXM 4/1989)
 Class C--Primary feed commodities; Type 11: Primary feed 
commodities of plant origin
Proposed:
[ssquf] Group 050: Legume feed products
[ssquf] Group 051: Cereal grains and grasses
[ssquf] (including pseudocereals) feed products
[ssquf] Group 052: Miscellaneous feed products
 Class D--Processed foods of plant origin; All types in Class D
[ssquf] Proposed groups in different types
 Transfer of commodities from Class D to Class C
 Proposed table on examples of representative commodities for 
commodity groups in different types under Class C and Class D (for 
inclusion in the Principles and Guidance for the Selection of 
Representative Commodities for the Extrapolation of MRLs for Pesticides 
to Commodity Group (CXG 84-2012)
 Impact of the revised types in Class C and Class D on CXLs
 Any Class--Type on miscellaneous commodities not meeting the 
criteria for crop grouping
[ssquf] Proposed groups (including any possible impact of the new types 
on CXLs)
 Class B--Primary food commodities of animal origin
[ssquf] Common definition of edible animal tissues for the 
establishment of MRLs of pesticides and veterinary drugs for compounds 
with dual uses as pesticides and veterinary drugs for use by CCPR and 
CCRVDF
 Discussion paper on the opportunity to revise the Guidelines 
on the use of mass spectrometry for the identification, confirmation 
and quantitative determination of pesticide residues (CXG 56-2005)
 Discussion paper on the review of the International Estimate 
of Short Term Intake (IESTI) equations
 Discussion paper on opportunities and challenges for JMPR 
participation in an international review of a new compound
 Discussion paper on the development of guidance for compounds 
of low public health concerns that could be exempted from the 
establishment of CXLs
 Discussion paper on the management of unsupported compounds
 Information on national registrations of pesticides
 Establishment of Codex Schedules and Priority Lists of 
Pesticides
 Other Business and Future Work

Public Meeting

    At the March 7, 2019, 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 David Miller, U.S. Delegate 
for the 51st Session of the CCPR (see ADDRESSES). Written comments 
should state that they relate to activities of the 51st Session of the 
CCPR.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, the U.S. Codex Office will 
announce this Federal Register publication on-line through the USDA web 
page located at: http://www.usda.gov/codex/, a link that also offers an 
email subscription service providing access to information related to 
Codex. Customers can add or delete their subscription themselves and 
have the option to password protect their accounts.

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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 February 5, 2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-03176 Filed 2-22-19; 8:45 am]
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