Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Ad Hoc, 45121-45122 [2019-18519]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Participant and Program Characteristics Study is authorized by 7 CFR 246.25(b)(3) (2011). This legislation requires State and local agencies to provide information required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for the creation of biennial reports on WIC participant and program characteristics (PC). This information includes, at a minimum, income and nutritional risk characteristics of participants, information on breastfeeding incidence and duration, and participation in the program by category (pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women; infants; and children) within each priority level (as established in 7 CFR 246.7 (e)(4)) and by migrant farmworker households. The study affirms FNS’s seventh strategic goal for 2018–2022: To provide all Americans access to a safe, nutritious, and secure food supply. Need and Use of the Information: The WIC PC Study will collect updated program characteristics data from each of the 90 WIC State agencies. The data collection involves extracting data from the certification systems of each of the 90 WIC State agencies. The data files from this extraction contain two sets of data elements—the Minimum Data Set (MDS) and the Supplemental Data Set (SDS). All of the WIC State agencies are required to submit the MDS but it is optional to submit the SDS. FNS uses this data for general program monitoring as well as for managing the information needs of the program. The data is used to estimate budgets, submit civil rights reporting, identify needs for research, and review current and proposed WIC policies and procedures. FNS uses this data to produce the WIC PC reports which provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date statistics on WIC. Description of Respondents: State, Local, or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 360. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Biennially. Total Burden Hours: 629. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–18581 Filed 8–27–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–30–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:14 Aug 27, 2019 Jkt 247001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance 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 November 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 7th Session of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, December 9–13, 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 7th Session of the TFAMR and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 EST. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107–A of the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250. Documents related to the 7th Session of the TFAMR will be accessible via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Dr. Donald A. Prater, U.S. Delegate to the 7th Session of the TFAMR, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: donald.prater@ fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 7th Session of the TFAMR by conference call, please use the call-innumber: 888–844–9904 and participant code 5126092. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by November 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45121 in person, but who wish to participate, may do so by phone, as discussed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: About the 7th Session of the TFAMR, contact U.S. Delegate, Dr. Donald Prater, Assistant Commissioner for Food Safety Integration, Office of Food and Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993; phone: +1 (301) 348–3007, email: donald.prater@fda.hhs.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@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. The Terms of Reference of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR) are: (a) To review and revise as appropriate the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61–20005) to address the entire food chain, in line with the mandate of Codex; (b) To consider the development of Guidance on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, taking into account the guidance developed by the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) and relevant World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) documents. The TFAMR is hosted by the Republic of Korea. The United States attends the TFAMR as a member country of Codex. Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the Agenda for the 7th Session of the TFAMR will be discussed during the public meeting: b Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other subsidiary bodies b Matters arising from FAO, WHO, and OIE E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1 45122 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 28, 2019 / Notices b Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CSX 61– 2005) b Proposed draft Guidelines on the Integrated Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance Public Meeting At the November 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 Dr. Donald Prater, U.S. Delegate for the 7th Session of the TFAMR (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 7th Session of the TFAMR. 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: https:// www.usda.gov/codex, a link that also offers an email subscription service providing access to information related to Codex. 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AGENCY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 9–11, 2019, at the times and location listed below. DATES: The schedule of events is as follows: SUMMARY: Monday, September 9, 2019 10:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.—Planning and Evaluation Committee 10:30 a.m.–Noon—Meeting with the Kiosk Manufacturers Association on the development of a code of practice for accessibility of selfservice kiosks and point-of-sale machines 1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.—Technical Programs Committee 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.—Ad Hoc Committee on Design Guidance Tuesday, September 10, 2019 11:00 a.m.–Noon—Presentation on Accredited Standards Committee A117 on Architectural Features and Site Design of Public Buildings and Residential Structures for Persons with Disabilities 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.—Ad Hoc Committee on Frontier Issues: Presentations on changing places restroom at O’Hare Airport and Comcast’s Eye Control for TVs 3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.—Presentation on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Beacon Wayfinding Project Wednesday, September 11, 2019 11:30 a.m.–Noon—Budget Committee 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.—Board Meeting PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meetings will be held at the Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the meetings, please contact David Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272–0010 (voice); (202) 272–0054 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the Board meeting scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 11, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items: • Approval of July 10, 2019 draft meeting minutes (vote) • Ad Hoc Committee Reports: Design Guidance; Frontier Issues • Technical Programs Committee • Planning and Evaluation Committee • Budget Committee • Election Assistance Commission Report • Executive Director’s Report • Public Comment (final 15 minutes of the meeting) Members of the public can provide comments either in-person or over the telephone during the final 15 minutes of the Board meeting on Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Any individual interested in providing comment is asked to pre-register by sending an email to bunales@access-board.gov with the subject line ‘‘Access Board meeting—Public Comment’’ with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. All emails to register for public comment must be received by Wednesday, September 4, 2019. Commenters will be provided with a call-in number and passcode before the meeting. Commenters will be called on in the order by which they are preregistered. Due to time constraints, each commenter is limited to two minutes. The Board will listen respectfully to comments; however, they will not engage in dialogue or answer questions. The purpose of the public comments is to hear the public’s views. Commenters on the telephone will be in a listen-only capacity until they are called on. All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. An assistive listening system, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and sign language interpreters will be available at the Board meeting and committee meetings. You may view the Wednesday, September 11, 2019 meeting through a live webcast from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at: www.accessboard.gov/webcast. Persons attending Board meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\28AUN1.SGM 28AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 28, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45121-45122]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-18519]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

U.S. Codex Office


Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Ad Hoc 
Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance

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 
November 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 7th Session of 
the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial 
Resistance (TFAMR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in 
Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, December 9-13, 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 7th 
Session of the TFAMR and to address items on the agenda.

DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for November 21, 2019, from 
1:00-4:00 EST.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 107-A of 
the Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250. 
Documents related to the 7th Session of the TFAMR will be accessible 
via the internet at the following address: http://www.fao.org/fao-who-codexalimentarius/meetings/en/.
    Dr. Donald A. Prater, U.S. Delegate to the 7th Session of the 
TFAMR, 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 7th Session of the TFAMR by conference call, please use the 
call-in-number: 888-844-9904 and participant code 5126092.
    Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting 
by emailing [email protected] by November 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 CONTACT: About the 7th Session of the TFAMR, 
contact U.S. Delegate, Dr. Donald Prater, Assistant Commissioner for 
Food Safety Integration, Office of Food and Veterinary Medicine, Food 
and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 
20993; phone: +1 (301) 348-3007, 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.
    The Terms of Reference of the Codex Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task 
Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR) are:
    (a) To review and revise as appropriate the Code of Practice to 
Minimize and Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CAC/RCP 61-20005) to 
address the entire food chain, in line with the mandate of Codex;
    (b) To consider the development of Guidance on Integrated 
Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance, taking into account the 
guidance developed by the WHO Advisory Group on Integrated Surveillance 
of Antimicrobial Resistance (AGISAR) and relevant World Organization 
for Animal Health (OIE) documents.
    The TFAMR is hosted by the Republic of Korea. The United States 
attends the TFAMR as a member country of Codex.

Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting

    The following items on the Agenda for the 7th Session of the TFAMR 
will be discussed during the public meeting:

[squ] Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other 
subsidiary bodies
[squ] Matters arising from FAO, WHO, and OIE

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[squ] Proposed draft revision of the Code of Practice to Minimize and 
Contain Antimicrobial Resistance (CSX 61-2005)
[squ] Proposed draft Guidelines on the Integrated Surveillance of 
Antimicrobial Resistance

Public Meeting

    At the November 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 Dr. Donald Prater, 
U.S. Delegate for the 7th Session of the TFAMR (see ADDRESSES). Written 
comments should state that they relate to activities of the 7th Session 
of the TFAMR.

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: https://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.

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 https://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 August 22, 2019.
Mary Lowe,
U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius.
[FR Doc. 2019-18519 Filed 8-27-19; 8:45 am]
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