Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, 19900-19901 [2019-09276]

Download as PDF 19900 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission 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 June 21, 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 42nd Session of the of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 8–12, 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 42nd Session of the CAC and to address items on the agenda. SUMMARY: The public meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 p.m. EDT. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 107– A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 42nd Session of the CAC will be accessible via the internet at the following address:http://www.fao.org/ fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/ en/. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Delegate to the 42nd Session of the CAC, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: uscodex@ osec.usda.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 42nd Session of the CAC 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 uscodex@osec.usda.gov by June 18, 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, jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 may do so by phone, as discussed above. For further information about the 42nd Session of the CAC, contact U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone:(202) 205–7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: uscodex@ osec.usda.gov. For further information about the public meeting Contact: U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone 202 720 7760, Fax: (202) 720–3157, Email: uscodex@osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization. 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; promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by international governmental and nongovernmental organizations; determines priorities, initiates, and guides the preparation of draft standards; finalizes the standards elaborated and publishes them in a Codex Alimentarius (food code) either as regional or worldwide standards, wherever this is practicable; and amends published standards, as appropriate, in the light of new developments. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 42nd Session of the CAC will be discussed during the public meeting: • Report by the Chairperson on the 76th and 77th Sessions of the Executive Committee • Amendments to the Procedural Manual • Final Adoption of Codex Texts • Adoption of Codex Texts at Step 5 • Revocation of Codex Texts • Proposals for New Work • Discontinuation of Work • Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts • Matters arising from the Reports of the Commission, the Executive Committee, and the Subsidiary Bodies • Codex Strategic Plan 2020–2025 • Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Progress Report 2018–2019 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Proposal 2020–2021 • FAO/WHO Scientific Support to Codex: Activities, Budgetary, and Financial Matters • Matters Arising from FAO and WHO • Report of the Side Event on FAO and WHO Capacity Development Activities • Report of the Side Event on the Codex Trust Fund (CTF2) • Election of the Chairperson and ViceChairpersons and Members of the Executive Committee Elected on Geographical Basis • Designation of Countries Responsible for Appointing the Chairpersons of Codex Subsidiary Bodies • Other Business Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, or to be distributed, by the Secretariat before the meeting. Members of the public may access or request copies of these documents (see ADDRESSES). Public Meeting At the June 21, 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 the U.S. Delegate for the 42nd Session of the CAC (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 42nd Session of the CAC. 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. 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\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 88 / Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 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 April 19, 2019. Mary Lowe, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2019–09276 Filed 5–6–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment and Training Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for annual outcome data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs, as mandated by Section 16(h)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) and as amended by section 4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 8, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments may be sent to: Moira Johnston, Director, SNAP, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 806, Alexandria, VA 22302. Comments may also be submitted via email to moira.johnston@usda.gov. Comments will also be accepted through jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:24 May 06, 2019 Jkt 247001 the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Go to http://www.regulations.gov, and follow the online instructions for submitting comments electronically. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval. All comments will be a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of this information collection should be directed to Moira Johnston at 703–305–2515. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 shall 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 that were 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 use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Title: SNAP E&T Performance Measure, Monitoring, and Reporting Requirements. Form Number: Not applicable. OMB Number: 0584–0614. Expiration Date: 9/30/2019. Type of Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations at 7 CFR 273.7(c)(17) requires State agencies to submit annual outcome reports to monitor the effectiveness of SNAP Employment and Training (E&T) programs. State agencies must maintain records in order to support data reported in the annual outcome reports. The information collected on the annual outcome report includes: (1) The number and percentage of E&T participants who retain employment 2 quarters and 4 quarters after completing E&T; (2) the median wages for participants with earnings 2 quarters after completion of E&T; (3) the number and percentage of participants that completed a training, education, work experience or on-the-job training component; (4) certain unique characteristics of SNAP E&T participants; and (5) additional reporting requirements for State PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19901 agencies that pledge to serve all at-risk Able-bodied Adults without Dependents (ABAWDs). State agencies are also required to identify appropriate outcome reporting measures for each proposed component that is intended to serve a threshold number of participants of at least 100 a year. The reporting measures for these components are identified in State agencies’ E&T plans and the outcome data will be reported to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in State agencies’ annual outcome reports. State agencies are required to report outcome data annually. With this information, FNS will be able to identify more, and less, successful E&T practices and work with State agencies to improve their E&T programs. This process is critical to building a more effective E&T operation nationally that will help move more individuals into the workforce. State agencies use a combination of methods to collect the outcome data, including existing automated data systems, new data collection, sampling methods, and some direct contact with SNAP E&T participants. FNS estimates that the ongoing additional time burden will average no more than about 231 hours annually per State (about one and a half staff-months) on average (12,233 hours per year for all States). The breakdown of the 231 hours is itemized in the table below. FNS believes this estimate may be somewhat high since more States have moved to collecting data through automated data systems which requires less time than data collected through direct contact with SNAP E&T participants. Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Government. Respondent groups identified include State agencies administering the SNAP E&T program in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Estimated Number of Respondents: The total estimated number of respondents is 53 State agencies, including the agencies responsible for SNAP administration in 50 States, the District of Columbia, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: The 53 State agencies are required to submit data on the outcome report annualy. State agencies will be required to maintain data to support 1 report per year. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 53. Estimated Time per Response: The estimated time of response, including recordkeeping and reporting is 32.796 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 12,233 hours. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 88 (Tuesday, May 7, 2019)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius 
Commission

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 June 
21, 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 42nd Session of the of the 
Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 8-
12, 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 42nd Session of the CAC and to address 
items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for June 21, 2019, from 1:00-
4:00 p.m. EDT.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place at the United States 
Department of Agriculture (USDA), Jamie L. Whitten Building, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW, Room 107-A, Washington, DC 20250. Documents 
related to the 42nd Session of the CAC will be accessible via the 
internet at the following address:http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Mary Frances Lowe, U.S. Delegate to the 
42nd Session of the CAC, invites U.S. interested parties to submit 
their comments electronically to the following email address: 
[email protected].
    Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting 
for the 42nd Session of the CAC 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 [email protected] by June 18, 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 42nd Session of the CAC, contact 
U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South 
Agriculture Building, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone:(202) 205-7760, 
Fax: (202) 720-3157, Email: [email protected].
    For further information about the public meeting Contact: U.S. 
Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 4861, South Agriculture 
Building, Washington, DC 20250. Phone 202 720 7760, Fax: (202) 720-
3157, Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, 
the Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health 
Organization. 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; promotes coordination of all food standards work undertaken by 
international governmental and nongovernmental organizations; 
determines priorities, initiates, and guides the preparation of draft 
standards; finalizes the standards elaborated and publishes them in a 
Codex Alimentarius (food code) either as regional or worldwide 
standards, wherever this is practicable; and amends published 
standards, as appropriate, in the light of new developments.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 42nd Session of the CAC 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

 Report by the Chairperson on the 76th and 77th Sessions of the 
Executive Committee
 Amendments to the Procedural Manual
 Final Adoption of Codex Texts
 Adoption of Codex Texts at Step 5
 Revocation of Codex Texts
 Proposals for New Work
 Discontinuation of Work
 Amendments to the Codex Standards and Related Texts
 Matters arising from the Reports of the Commission, the 
Executive Committee, and the Subsidiary Bodies
 Codex Strategic Plan 2020-2025
 Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Progress Report 2018-
2019
 Codex Budgetary and Financial Matters: Proposal 2020-2021
 FAO/WHO Scientific Support to Codex: Activities, Budgetary, 
and Financial Matters
 Matters Arising from FAO and WHO
 Report of the Side Event on FAO and WHO Capacity Development 
Activities
 Report of the Side Event on the Codex Trust Fund (CTF2)
 Election of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons and Members 
of the Executive Committee Elected on Geographical Basis
 Designation of Countries Responsible for Appointing the 
Chairpersons of Codex Subsidiary Bodies
 Other Business

    Each issue listed will be fully described in documents distributed, 
or to be distributed, by the Secretariat before the meeting. Members of 
the public may access or request copies of these documents (see 
ADDRESSES).

Public Meeting

    At the June 21, 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 the U.S. Delegate for the 42nd 
Session of the CAC (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that 
they relate to activities of the 42nd Session of the CAC.

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.

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: [email protected].
    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 April 19, 2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-09276 Filed 5-6-19; 8:45 am]
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