[Federal Register: November 2, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 213)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 01-036N]

 
National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection 
(NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 14-15, 2001, to review 
and discuss two issues: (1) Retail Store Exemption-FSIS Current 
Thinking, and (2) Modernizing Standards of Identity for Meat and 
Poultry Products. Two subcommittees of the full Committee will also 
meet on November 14, 2001, to work on issues discussed during the full 
Committee session. All interested parties are welcome to attend the 
meetings and to submit written comments and suggestions concerning 
issues the Committee will review and discuss.

DATES: The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, 
November 14, and Thursday, November 15, 2001 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

ADDRESSES: All Committee meetings will take place at the Washington 
Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle, Washington, DC 20005; telephone (202) 842-
1300. The full committee will meet in The National Hall on November 14-
15, 2001. A meeting agenda is available on the FSIS Web site at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi, which is a sub-web page of the FSIS 
homepage at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov. A summary of the agenda may also 
be obtained from the contacts listed below. Submit one original and two 
copies of written comments to FSIS Docket Room, Docket #01-036N, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Room 102 
Cotton Annex, 300 12th Street SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700. Comments 
may also be sent by facsimile (202) 205-0381. The comments and the 
official transcript of the meeting, when they become available will be 
kept in the FSIS Docket Room at the address provided above. All 
comments received in response to this notice will be considered part of 
the public record and will be available for reviewing in the FSIS 
Docket Room between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles L. Gioglio for technical 
information at (202) 205-0256 and Sonya L. West for meeting information 
at (202) 720-2561, FAX (202) 205-0157, or e-mail sonya.west@usda.gov. 
Persons requiring a sign language interpreter or other special 
accommodations should notify Ms. West by November 6, 2001, at the above 
numbers or by e-mail. Information is also available on FSIS Web site at 
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 19, 2001, the Secretary of Agriculture renewed the 
charter for the NACMPI. The Committee provides advice and 
recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture pertaining to the 
Federal and State meat and poultry inspection programs pursuant to 
sections 7(c), 24, 205, 301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat 
Inspection Act and sections 5(a)(3), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the 
Poultry Products Inspection Act. The Administrator of FSIS is the 
chairperson of the Committee. Membership of the Committee is drawn from 
representatives of consumer groups; producers, processors, and 
marketers from the meat and poultry industry; State government 
officials; and academia. The current members of the NACMPI are: Dr. 
Gladys Bayse, Spelman College; Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority; 
Sandra Eskin, American Association of Retired Persons; Carol Tucker 
Foreman, Food Policy Institute, Consumer Federation of America; Michael 
Govro, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Martin Holmes, North American 
Meat Processors; Dr. Lee C. Jan, Texas Department of Health; Dr. Alice 
Johnson, National Food Processors Association; Collette Schutlz Kaster, 
Premium Standard Farms; Dr. Daniel E. LaFontaine, South Carolina Meat 
Poultry Inspection Department; Dr. Irene Leech, Virginia Tech; Charles 
Link, Cargill Turkey Products; Dr. Catherine Logue, North Dakota State 
University; Michael Mamminga, Iowa Department of Agriculture; Dr. Dale 
Morse, New York Office of Public Health; and John Neal, Courseys Smoked 
Meats.
    The Committee has two standing subcommittees to deliberate on 
specific issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee.
    Members of the public will be required to register before entering 
the meeting.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to better ensure 
that minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are aware of this 
notice, FSIS will announce it and provide copies of this Federal 
Register publication in the FSIS Constituent Update. FSIS provides a 
weekly Constituent Update, which is communicated via fax to over 300 
organizations and individuals. In addition, the update is available on-
line through the FSIS web page located at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.fsis.usda.gov. The 
update is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, 
procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public 
meetings, recalls, and any other types of information that could effect 
or would be of interest to our constituents/stakeholders. The 
constituent fax list consists of industry, trade, and farm groups, 
consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, scientific 
professionals, and other individuals that have requested to be 
included. Through these various channels, FSIS is able to provide 
information to a much broader, more diverse audience.
    For more information and to be added to the constituent fax list, 
fax your request to the Congressional and Public Affairs Office, at 
(202) 720-5704.

    Done at Washington, DC on: October 30, 2001.
Margaret O'K. Glavin,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 01-27538 Filed 10-30-01; 9:59 am]
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