Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta Products, 49981-49982 [2019-20578]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices OMB Control Number: 0579–0156. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the dissemination of animal diseases and pests within the United States. The regulations in 9 CFR 93.701(c) prohibit the importation of the leopard tortoise, the African spurred tortoise, and the Bell’s hingeback tortoise. APHIS implemented importation restrictions to prevent the introduction and spread of exotic ticks known to be vectors of heartwater disease, an acute, infectious disease of cattle and other ruminants. For leopard, African spurred, and Bell’s hingeback tortoises already in the United States, the regulations in 9 CFR 74.1 allow for their interstate movement for sale, health care, adoption, or export to another country only if they are accompanied by a health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection. The health certificate or certificate of veterinary inspection must be signed by an accredited veterinarian, and must state that the tortoises have been examined by that veterinarian and found free of ticks within 30 days prior to movement. Animal owners may use one of several different types of health certificates that are issued at the State level. All documents request the same data, and any may be used and submitted to APHIS. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1.5 hours per response. Respondents: Accredited veterinarians, business owners, and individuals. Estimated annual number of respondents: 50. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 5. Estimated annual number of responses: 250. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 375 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–20576 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0059] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta Products Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of pork-filled pasta products into the United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 25, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0059. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49981 • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0059, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0059 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the importation of pork-filled pasta products, contact Dr. Magde S. Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Strategy & Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3332. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta Products. OMB Control Number: 0579–0214. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals, animal products, and other articles to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of animal diseases and pests. To fulfill this mission, APHIS regulates the importation of animals and animal products into the United States under the regulations in 9 CFR parts 91 through 99. The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the regulations) prohibit or restrict the importation of specified animals and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction into the U.S. livestock population of certain contagious animal diseases, including swine vesicular disease (SVD). Section 94.12 of the regulations contains, among other things, specific processing, recordkeeping, and certification requirements for pork-filled pasta E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 49982 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2019 / Notices products exported to the United States from regions affected with SVD. These requirements include information collection activities such as a certificate, recordkeeping, cooperative service agreement, and storage requirements. The regulations require, among other things, that the pork-filled pasta products be accompanied by a certificate stating that the product has been handled and processed according to the requirements set forth in the regulations. This certificate must be issued and signed by an official of the national government of the region in which the pork-filled pasta products were processed. In addition, the processing facility where the pork-filled pasta products are produced must maintain original records for a minimum of 2 years for each lot of pork or pork products used. The records must include the date the cooked or dry-cured pork product was received in the processing facility, the lot number or other identification marks, the health certificate that accompanied the cooked or dry-cured pork from the slaughter/processing facility to the meat-filled pasta product processing facility, and the date the pork or pork product used in the pasta either started dry-curing (if the product used is a dry-cured ham) or the date the product was cooked (if the product used is a cooked pork product). The records must also include the number of packages, the number of hams or cooked pork products per package, and the weight of each package. These records would provide important information in any trace-back investigation that may need to be conducted by officials of the region of origin of the pork-filled pasta product or by USDA officials. The operator of a foreign processing establishment must enter into a cooperative service agreement with APHIS stating that: (1) The establishment agrees to process pork in accordance with the regulations; (2) the establishment will allow APHIS representatives unannounced entry into the establishment to inspect the facility, operations, and records of the establishment; and (3) the establishment will pay for the costs of the associated inspections and be current on the payments. Also, any storage room area reserved for pork or pork products eligible for export to the United States must, among other things, be marked by signs. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Sep 23, 2019 Jkt 247001 The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of Burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 1 hour per response. Respondents: Officials of the national government of the region in which the pork-filled pasta is processed and operators of pork-filled pasta product processing facilities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2. Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.5. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 5. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) 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. Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–20578 Filed 9–23–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE U.S. Codex Office Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses AGENCY: PO 00000 U.S. Codex Office, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of public meeting and request for comments. ACTION: The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on November 1, 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 41st Session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Dusseldorf, Germany, November 24–29, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda. DATES: The public meeting is scheduled for November 1, 2019, from 1:00–4:00 EDT. SUMMARY: The public meeting will take place in Meeting Room 1A003, The Wiley Auditorium of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Harvey H. Wiley Building, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740. Documents related to the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU will be accessible via the internet at the following address: https:// www.fao.org/fao-whocodexalimentarius/meetings/en/. Dr. Douglas Balentine, U.S. Delegate to the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, invites U.S. interested parties to submit their comments electronically to the following email address: douglas.balentine@fda.hhs.gov. Call-In-Number: If you wish to participate in the public meeting for the 41st Session of the CCNFSDU by conference call, please register by emailing uscodex@usda.gov to receive the call-in number and participant code. Registration: Attendees may register to attend the public meeting by emailing uscodex@usda.gov by October 30, 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 41st Session of the CCNFSDU, contact U.S. Delegate, Dr. Douglas Balentine, Director, Office of Nutrition and Food Labelling, Center for Food Safety and ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0059]


Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information 
Collection; Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta Products

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment 
request.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's 
intention to request an extension of approval of an information 
collection associated with the regulations for the importation of pork-
filled pasta products into the United States.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 25, 2019.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0059.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2019-0059, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-
0059 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA 
South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. 
Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, 
please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for 
the importation of pork-filled pasta products, contact Dr. Magde S. 
Elshafie, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Strategy & Policy, VS, APHIS, 4700 
River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3332. For copies of 
more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mr. 
Joseph Moxey, APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-
2483.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Importation of Pork-Filled Pasta Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0579-0214.
    Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information 
collection.
    Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et 
seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other 
things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement 
of animals, animal products, and other articles to prevent the 
introduction into and dissemination within the United States of animal 
diseases and pests. To fulfill this mission, APHIS regulates the 
importation of animals and animal products into the United States under 
the regulations in 9 CFR parts 91 through 99.
    The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the 
regulations) prohibit or restrict the importation of specified animals 
and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction 
into the U.S. livestock population of certain contagious animal 
diseases, including swine vesicular disease (SVD). Section 94.12 of the 
regulations contains, among other things, specific processing, 
recordkeeping, and certification requirements for pork-filled pasta

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products exported to the United States from regions affected with SVD. 
These requirements include information collection activities such as a 
certificate, recordkeeping, cooperative service agreement, and storage 
requirements.
    The regulations require, among other things, that the pork-filled 
pasta products be accompanied by a certificate stating that the product 
has been handled and processed according to the requirements set forth 
in the regulations. This certificate must be issued and signed by an 
official of the national government of the region in which the pork-
filled pasta products were processed.
    In addition, the processing facility where the pork-filled pasta 
products are produced must maintain original records for a minimum of 2 
years for each lot of pork or pork products used. The records must 
include the date the cooked or dry-cured pork product was received in 
the processing facility, the lot number or other identification marks, 
the health certificate that accompanied the cooked or dry-cured pork 
from the slaughter/processing facility to the meat-filled pasta product 
processing facility, and the date the pork or pork product used in the 
pasta either started dry-curing (if the product used is a dry-cured 
ham) or the date the product was cooked (if the product used is a 
cooked pork product). The records must also include the number of 
packages, the number of hams or cooked pork products per package, and 
the weight of each package. These records would provide important 
information in any trace-back investigation that may need to be 
conducted by officials of the region of origin of the pork-filled pasta 
product or by USDA officials.
    The operator of a foreign processing establishment must enter into 
a cooperative service agreement with APHIS stating that: (1) The 
establishment agrees to process pork in accordance with the 
regulations; (2) the establishment will allow APHIS representatives 
unannounced entry into the establishment to inspect the facility, 
operations, and records of the establishment; and (3) the establishment 
will pay for the costs of the associated inspections and be current on 
the payments. Also, any storage room area reserved for pork or pork 
products eligible for export to the United States must, among other 
things, be marked by signs.
    We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve 
our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 
years.
    The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public 
(as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. 
These comments will help us:
    (1) Evaluate 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) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those 
who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, 
electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., 
permitting electronic submission of responses.
    Estimate of Burden: The public burden for this collection of 
information is estimated to average 1 hour per response.
    Respondents: Officials of the national government of the region in 
which the pork-filled pasta is processed and operators of pork-filled 
pasta product processing facilities.
    Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 2.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 2.5.
    Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 5.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 5 hours. (Due to 
averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of 
the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per 
response.)
    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.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of September 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-20578 Filed 9-23-19; 8:45 am]
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