Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 66871 [2019-26322]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 235 / Friday, December 6, 2019 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request December 3, 2019. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with NOTICES 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 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; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 January 6, 2020 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 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. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection. OMB Control Number: 0583–0171. Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53), as specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:11 Dec 05, 2019 Jkt 250001 601, et seq.). This statute mandates that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to ensure that all establishments operating under the New Swine Slaughter Inspection System (NSIS) monitor their systems through microbial testing and recordkeeping. Establishments operating under NSIS are required to (1) identify animals or carcasses that establishment personnel have sorted and removed for disposal before FSIS inspection with a unique tag, tattoo, or similar device, (2) maintain records to document the total number of animals and carcasses sorted and removed per day and the reasons for their removal, and (3) maintain records documenting that products resulting from their slaughter operations meet the new definition of RTC pork product. Furthermore, FSIS will collection information to ensure that each establishment operating under the NSIS submit on an annual basis an attestation to the management member of the local FSIS circuit safety committee stating that it maintains a program to monitor and document any work-related conditions of establishment workers. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 84. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 4,348. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. The 2020 basetime, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied on January 5, 2020. DATES: FSIS will charge the rates announced in this notice beginning January 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information contact Michael Toner, Director, Budget Division, Office of the Chief Financial Officer, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 2159, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250– 3700; Telephone: (202) 690–8398, Fax: (202) 690–4155. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 12, 2011, FSIS published a final rule amending its regulations to establish formulas for calculating the rates it charges meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services (76 FR 20220). In the final rule, FSIS stated that it would use the formulas to calculate the annual rates, publish the rates in Federal Register notices prior to the start of each calendar year, and apply the rates on the first FSIS pay period at the beginning of the calendar year. This notice provides the 2020 rates, which will be applied starting on January 5, 2020. 2020 Rates and Calculations The following table lists the 2020 Rates per hour, per employee, by type of service: [FR Doc. 2019–26322 Filed 12–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service [Docket Number FSIS–2019–0027] 2020 Rate Changes for the Basetime, Overtime, Holiday, and Laboratory Services Rates Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the 2020 rates it will charge meat and poultry establishments, egg products plants, and importers and exporters for providing voluntary, overtime, and holiday inspection and identification, certification, and laboratory services. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66871 Basetime ............................... Overtime ............................... Holiday .................................. Laboratory ............................. 2020 rate (estimates rounded to reflect billable quarters) $64.84 79.88 94.88 82.32 The regulations state that FSIS will calculate the rates using formulas that include the Office of Field Operations (OFO) inspection program personnel’s previous fiscal year’s regular direct pay and regular hours (9 CFR 391.2, 391.3, 391.4, 590.126, 590.128, 592.510, 592.520, and 592.530). In 2013, an Agency reorganization eliminated the Office of International Affairs program office and transferred all of its inspection program personnel to OFO. Therefore, inspection program personnel’s pay and hours are identified E:\FR\FM\06DEN1.SGM 06DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

December 3, 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 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; the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and 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 January 
6, 2020 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: 
[email protected] 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 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.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    Title: Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0171.
    Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service 
(FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of 
the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53), as specified in the Federal Meat 
Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et seq.). This statute mandates 
that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat products are safe, 
wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to 
ensure that all establishments operating under the New Swine Slaughter 
Inspection System (NSIS) monitor their systems through microbial 
testing and recordkeeping. Establishments operating under NSIS are 
required to (1) identify animals or carcasses that establishment 
personnel have sorted and removed for disposal before FSIS inspection 
with a unique tag, tattoo, or similar device, (2) maintain records to 
document the total number of animals and carcasses sorted and removed 
per day and the reasons for their removal, and (3) maintain records 
documenting that products resulting from their slaughter operations 
meet the new definition of RTC pork product.
    Furthermore, FSIS will collection information to ensure that each 
establishment operating under the NSIS submit on an annual basis an 
attestation to the management member of the local FSIS circuit safety 
committee stating that it maintains a program to monitor and document 
any work-related conditions of establishment workers.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 84.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 4,348.

Kimble Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-26322 Filed 12-5-19; 8:45 am]
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