Establishing a Uniform Time Period Requirement and Clarifying Related Procedures for the Filing of Appeals of Agency Inspection Decisions or Actions; Correction, 40369 [2021-16058]

Download as PDF 40369 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 142 Wednesday, July 28, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 355 [Docket No. FSIS–2020–0013] RIN 0583–AD83 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Certified Products for Dogs, Cats, and Other Carnivora; Inspection, Certification, and Identification as to Class, Quality, Quantity, and Condition Food Safety and Inspection Service 9 CFR Parts 327, 351, 354, 355, 381, 500, and 592 Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: [Docket No. FSIS 2019–0001] Establishing a Uniform Time Period Requirement and Clarifying Related Procedures for the Filing of Appeals of Agency Inspection Decisions or Actions; Correction Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. AGENCY: ACTION: Proposed rule; correction. This document corrects the Regulation Identifier Number that appeared in a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2021, regarding establishing a uniform time period requirement and clarifying related procedures for the filing of appeals of agency inspection decisions or actions. SUMMARY: DATES: July 28, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development by telephone at (202) 205–0495. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PROPOSALS Correction In proposed rule FR Doc. 2021–14947, beginning on page 37251 in the issue of July 15, 2021, make the following correction: On page 37251, in the first column, the Regulation Identifier Number is corrected to read ‘‘RIN 0583– AD76’’. Done at Washington, DC. Paul Kiecker, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2021–16058 Filed 7–27–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Jul 27, 2021 The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to end the program under which FSIS inspectors provide fee-for-service certification that certain foods for dogs, cats and other carnivora (pet food) are produced under sanitary conditions and meet compositional and labeling requirements. The certified pet food regulations are outdated, and no firms are currently paying for FSIS certification services for pet food. Further, the fact that both USDA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspect pet food has led to industry and consumer confusion, and both agencies agree that stakeholders will benefit from the simplification of Federal jurisdiction over pet food. DATES: Submit comments on or before September 27, 2021. ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on the proposed rule. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides the ability to type short comments directly into the comment field on this web page or attach a file for lengthier comments. Go to https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments. • Mail: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Washington, DC 20250–3700. • Hand- or Courier-Delivered Submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–3700. Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the SUMMARY: RIN 0583–AD76 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 Agency name and docket number FSIS– 2020–0013. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to https:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 720–5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–3700. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development; Telephone: (202) 205–0495. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), FDA is responsible for ensuring that pet food is safe for animals, produced under sanitary conditions, contains no harmful substances, and is truthfully labeled. FDA has had authority to regulate pet food since the FFDCA was passed in 1938. FDA does not charge pet food producers a fee for any FDA activities related to pet food. Individual States also regulate and inspect pet food. Since 1958, under the Agricultural Marketing Act at 7 U.S.C. 1622(h), USDA also has provided for the certification of pet food as having been produced under sanitary conditions and meeting compositional and labelling requirements.1 Under the regulations at 9 CFR part 355, participating facilities pay for this certification. The regulations governing FSIS certification services for pet food have not been substantively amended since the 1960’s; therefore, the requirements are outdated (e.g., requirements regarding pet food ingredients and the submission of firm blueprints). Additionally, the regulations allow for certification only of certain categories of pet food (i.e., canned or semi-moist maintenance food, canned or fresh frozen certified supplemental animal foods, and canned certified variety meats). Many types of pet foods developed in the last few decades are thus not eligible for FSIS certification (e.g., pet jerky, pet treats, pet rawhides, raw pet food, freeze-dried 1 See 23 FR 10107: https://www.govinfo.gov/ content/pkg/FR-1958-12-23/pdf/FR-1958-1223.pdf#page=1. E:\FR\FM\28JYP1.SGM 28JYP1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 142 (Wednesday, July 28, 2021)]
[Proposed Rules]
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[FR Doc No: 2021-16058]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 142 / Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

9 CFR Parts 327, 351, 354, 355, 381, 500, and 592

[Docket No. FSIS 2019-0001]
RIN 0583-AD76


Establishing a Uniform Time Period Requirement and Clarifying 
Related Procedures for the Filing of Appeals of Agency Inspection 
Decisions or Actions; Correction

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document corrects the Regulation Identifier Number that 
appeared in a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 
15, 2021, regarding establishing a uniform time period requirement and 
clarifying related procedures for the filing of appeals of agency 
inspection decisions or actions.

DATES: July 28, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Edelstein, Assistant 
Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development by telephone at 
(202) 205-0495.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Correction

    In proposed rule FR Doc. 2021-14947, beginning on page 37251 in the 
issue of July 15, 2021, make the following correction: On page 37251, 
in the first column, the Regulation Identifier Number is corrected to 
read ``RIN 0583-AD76''.

    Done at Washington, DC.
Paul Kiecker,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2021-16058 Filed 7-27-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P