Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection, 25383-25384 [2020-09350]

Download as PDF 25383 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 85 Friday, May 1, 2020 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–LP–20–0025] Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intent to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection used in support of the voluntary grading and certification of meat, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit products, and Quality Systems Verification Programs (OMB 0581–0128). DATES: Submit comments on or before June 30, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice by using the electronic process available at www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Quality Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0258; Washington, DC 20250–0258; or by facsimile to (202) 690–2746. All comments should reference the docket number AMS–LP– 20–0025, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided, and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:07 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Julie Hartley, Branch Chief, Quality Assessment Division, at (202) 720–7316, or email julie.hartley@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Overview of This Information Collection (1) Agency: USDA, AMS. (2) Title: Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, and Standards— 7 CFR 54, 56, 62, and 70. (3) OMB Number: 0581–0128. (4) Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2020. (5) Type of Request: Request for extension of and revision of a currently approved information collection. (6) Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627) directs and authorizes the USDA to develop and improve standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and certification services which facilitate the marketing of agricultural products. To provide programs and services, section 203(h) of the AMA (7 U.S.C. 1622(h)) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect, certify, and identify the class, quality, quantity, and condition of agricultural products under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, including assessment and collection of fees for the cost of service. The regulations in 7 CFR 54, 56, and 70 provide a voluntary program for grading, certification and standards of meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit products. The regulation in 7 CFR 62— Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP) provides for a collection of voluntary, audit-based, user-fee funded programs that allow applicants to have program documentation and program processes assessed by AMS auditor(s) and other USDA officials. AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these regulations, including contract and specification acceptance services and verification of product, processing, further processing, temperature, and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, respondents request or apply for the specific service they wish, and in doing so, they provide information. The information collected is used only by authorized representatives of USDA (AMS, Livestock and Poultry Program’s QAD national and field staff, which PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 includes state agencies) and is used to conduct services requested by respondents. Information collected includes but is not limited to: Total received volume in pounds or cases, volume in pounds of graded, processed and reprocessed products, case volume of graded product, applicant’s name, billing and facility address, scheduled hours, and requests for approval of commodity specifications or chemical compounds. AMS is the primary user of the information. The information collection requirements in this request are essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the program. (7) Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.179 hours per response. (8) Respondents: Livestock, meat, poultry, shell egg industries, or other agricultural enterprises; state or local governments; or other businesses or organizations. (9) Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,639. (10) Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 31.56. (11) Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,734. (12) Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,264.62 hours. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of AMS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of AMS’ estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information 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 the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All responses will become a matter of public record, E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1 25384 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 85 / Friday, May 1, 2020 / Notices including any personal information provided. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2020–09350 Filed 4–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request April 28, 2020. 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 June 1, 2020 will be considered. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be submitted within 30 days of the publication of this notice on the following website www.reginfo.gov/ public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function 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: Sanitation SOP’s Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP). OMB Control Number: 0583–0103. VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:07 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 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) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS has established requirements applicable to meat and poultry establishments designed to reduce the occurrence and numbers of pathogenic microorganisms on meat and poultry products, reduce the incidence of foodborne illness associated with the consumption of those products, and provide a new framework for modernization of the current system of meat and poultry inspection. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to ensure that (1) establishments have developed and maintained a standard operating plan for sanitation that is used by inspection personnel in performing monitoring regulations; (2) establishments have developed written procedures outlining specimen collection and handling for E.coli process control verification testing; (3) establishments developed written HAACP plans; (4) establishments will keep records for measurements during slaughter and processing, corrective action, verification check results, and related activities that contain the identity of the product, the product code or slaughter production lot, and the date the record was made; (5) establishments may have prerequisite programs that are designed to provide the basic environmental and operating conditions necessary for the production of safe, wholesome food; and (6) establishments maintain and are able to supply upon request the following information concerning the suppliers of source materials; the name, point of contact, and phone number for the establishment supplying the source materials for the lot of ground beef sampled; and the supplier lot numbers, production dates, and other information that would be useful to know about suppliers. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 6,087. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion; Other (daily). Total Burden Hours: 7,045,283. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Procedures for the Notification of New Technology. OMB Control Number: 0583–0127. 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 Products 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 ensuring that meat, poultry and egg products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS established flexible procedures to actively encourage the development and use of new technologies in meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants. These procedures facilitate notification to the Agency of any new technology that is intended for use in meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants so that the Agency can decide whether the new technology requires a pre-use review. A pre-use review often includes an in-plant trail. Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to determine if a pre-use review is needed, FSIS will request that the firm submit a protocol for an in-plant trial of the new technology. The firm then must submit a protocol that is designed to collect relevant data to support the use of the new technology. To not collect this information would reduce the effectiveness of the meat, poultry, and egg products inspection program. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 210. Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: on occasion. Total Burden Hours: 12,800. Food Safety and Inspection Service Title: Advanced Meat Recovery Systems. OMB Control Number: 0583–0130. 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.) This statutes mandate that FSIS protect the public by ensuring that meat products are safe, wholesome, not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. FSIS requires that official establishments that produce meat from Advanced Meat Recovery (AMR) systems ensure that bones used for AMR E:\FR\FM\01MYN1.SGM 01MYN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 85 / Friday, May 1, 2020 / Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-LP-20-0025]


Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this 
notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural 
Marketing Service's (AMS) intent to request approval from the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the 
currently approved information collection used in support of the 
voluntary grading and certification of meat, meat products, shell eggs, 
poultry products, rabbit products, and Quality Systems Verification 
Programs (OMB 0581-0128).

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 30, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning 
this notice by using the electronic process available at 
www.regulations.gov. Written comments may also be submitted to Quality 
Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program; Agricultural 
Marketing Service, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0258; 
Washington, DC 20250-0258; or by facsimile to (202) 690-2746. All 
comments should reference the docket number AMS-LP-20-0025, the date of 
submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. 
All comments received will be posted without change, including any 
personal information provided, and will be made available for public 
inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Hartley, Branch Chief, Quality 
Assessment Division, at (202) 720-7316, or email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Overview of This Information Collection

    (1) Agency: USDA, AMS.
    (2) Title: Regulations for Voluntary Grading, Certification, and 
Standards--7 CFR 54, 56, 62, and 70.
    (3) OMB Number: 0581-0128.
    (4) Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2020.
    (5) Type of Request: Request for extension of and revision of a 
currently approved information collection.
    (6) Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA) (7 
U.S.C. 1621-1627) directs and authorizes the USDA to develop and 
improve standards of quality, grades, grading programs, and 
certification services which facilitate the marketing of agricultural 
products. To provide programs and services, section 203(h) of the AMA 
(7 U.S.C. 1622(h)) directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture 
to inspect, certify, and identify the class, quality, quantity, and 
condition of agricultural products under such rules and regulations as 
the Secretary may prescribe, including assessment and collection of 
fees for the cost of service. The regulations in 7 CFR 54, 56, and 70 
provide a voluntary program for grading, certification and standards of 
meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and 
rabbit products. The regulation in 7 CFR 62--Quality Systems 
Verification Programs (QSVP) provides for a collection of voluntary, 
audit-based, user-fee funded programs that allow applicants to have 
program documentation and program processes assessed by AMS auditor(s) 
and other USDA officials.
    AMS also provides other types of voluntary services under these 
regulations, including contract and specification acceptance services 
and verification of product, processing, further processing, 
temperature, and quantity. Because this is a voluntary program, 
respondents request or apply for the specific service they wish, and in 
doing so, they provide information. The information collected is used 
only by authorized representatives of USDA (AMS, Livestock and Poultry 
Program's QAD national and field staff, which includes state agencies) 
and is used to conduct services requested by respondents. Information 
collected includes but is not limited to: Total received volume in 
pounds or cases, volume in pounds of graded, processed and reprocessed 
products, case volume of graded product, applicant's name, billing and 
facility address, scheduled hours, and requests for approval of 
commodity specifications or chemical compounds. AMS is the primary user 
of the information.
    The information collection requirements in this request are 
essential to carry out the intent of the AMA, to provide the 
respondents the type of service they request, and to administer the 
program.
    (7) Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average 0.179 hours per response.
    (8) Respondents: Livestock, meat, poultry, shell egg industries, or 
other agricultural enterprises; state or local governments; or other 
businesses or organizations.
    (9) Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,639.
    (10) Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 31.56.
    (11) Estimated Total Annual Responses: 51,734.
    (12) Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 9,264.62 hours.
    Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
AMS, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) 
the accuracy of AMS' estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 
of information 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 
the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other 
technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All responses will become a matter of public 
record,

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including any personal information provided.

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2020-09350 Filed 4-30-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE P