[Federal Register: November 1, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 212)]
[Page 66601-66602]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 02-038N]

National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection 
(NACMPI) will hold a public meeting on November 6-7, 2002, to review 
and discuss three issues: Education and Training of the Field Workforce 
to Achieve a Public Health Vision, Escherichia coli 0157:H7 
Developments, and Procedures for Evaluating State Meat and Poultry 
Inspection Programs. Three subcommittees of the full committee will 
also meet on November 6, 2002, to work on the issues discussed during 
the full Committee session.

DATES: The full Committee will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, 
November 6, and Thursday, November 7, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Subcommittees will hold open meetings on Wednesday, November 6, 2002 
from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Note: FSIS was not able to publish notification 
of this public meeting in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior 
to the meeting, as required by Departmental Regulation 1041-001, due to 
late changes to the agenda.

ADDRESSES: All Committee meetings will take place at the Holiday Inn 
Capitol at the Smithsonian, located at 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20024. The full committee meeting will be held in the ``Columbia 
Ballroom'' and Sub-Committee 1 will meet in break out room ``Apollo 
(second floor),'' subcommittee 2 will meet in the ``Mercury'' (second 
floor), and Subcommittee 3 will meet in the ``Mars (first floor).'' A 
meeting agenda is available on the Internet at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/nacmpi, which is a sub-web page of the FSIS 
home page at http://www.fsis.usda.gov. Submit one original and two 
copies of written comments to the FSIS Docket Room, reference docket 
02-038N, 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) 205-0010 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 October 30, 2002, at the above 
numbers or by e-mail. Information is also available on the Internet at 



    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 301(a)(4), 7(c), 24, 205, 301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal 
Meat Inspection Act and sections 5(a)(3), 5(a)(4), 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 Base, Spelman College; Nancy Donley, Safe Tables Our Priority; 
Sandra Eskin, American Association of Retired Persons; Dr. James 
Denton, University of Arkansas; 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 Schultz 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; Dr. Dale Morse, New York Department of Health; John Neal, 
Courseys Smoked Meats, and Michael Mamminga, Iowa Department of 
Agriculture and Land Stewardship.
    The Committee has three subcommittees to deliberate on specific 
issues and make recommendations to the whole Committee.
    All interested parties are welcome to attend the meetings and to 
submit written comments and suggestions concerning issues the Committee 
will review and discuss.
    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 make copies of this Federal Register 
publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update. FSIS 
provides a weekly Constituent Update, which is communicated via 
Listserv, a free e-mail Subscription service. In addition, 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 affect or would be of 
interest to our constituents/stakeholders. The constituent Listserv 
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 the Listserv 
and Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader, 
more diverse audience. For more information contact the Congressional 
and Public Affairs Office, at (202) 720-9113. To be added to the free 
e-mail subscription service (Listserv) go to the ``Constituent Update'' 
page on the Internet at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/oa/update/update.htm. 
Click on the ``Subscribe to the Constituent Update Listserv'' link, 
then fill out and submit the form.

    Done at Washington, DC, on: October 29, 2002.
Dr. Garry L. McKee,
[FR Doc. 02-27841 Filed 10-29-02; 2:40 pm]