[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2012)]
[Pages 16805-16806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office 
[FR Doc No: 2012-6902]



Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0006]

Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently 
Approved Information Collection (Consumer Complaint Monitoring System 
and the Food Safety Mobile Questionnaire)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request an 
extension and revision of an approved information collection regarding 
both its Consumer Complaint Monitoring System (CCMS) web portal and its 
electronic Food Safety Mobile questionnaire. The approval for this 
information collection is due to expire. FSIS is revising the total 
annual burden hours from 138 hours to 513 hours due to the increased 
use of the CCMS web portal. The public may comment on either the entire 
information collection or on one of its two parts.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before May 21, 

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
notice. Comments may be submitted by either of the following methods:
    Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the online instructions at that site for submitting comments.
    Mail, including floppy disks or CD-ROMs, and hand- or courier-
delivered items: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA), FSIS, Docket Clerk, Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E. Street SW., 8-
163A, Mailstop 3782, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    All submissions received must include the Agency name and docket 
number FSIS-2012-0006. Documents referred to in this notice, and all 
comments submitted in response to this notice will be available for 
public inspection in the FSIS Docket Room at the address listed above 
between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal 
holidays. Comments also will be posted on the Agency's Web site at 
    Individuals who do not wish FSIS to post their personal contact 
information--mailing address, email address, and telephone number-- on 
the Internet may leave this information off of their comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John O'Connell, Paperwork Reduction 
Act Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-3700; (202) 720-0345.

    Title: Consumer Complaint Monitoring System; the Food Safety Mobile 
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0133.
    Expiration Date: 7/31/2012.
    Type of Request: Extension and revision of an approved information 
    Abstract: FSIS, by delegation (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53), exercises the 
functions of the Secretary as specified 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 verifying that meat, poultry, and egg products 
are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    FSIS tracks consumer complaints about meat, poultry, and egg 
products. Consumer complaints are usually filed because the food made 
the consumer sick, caused an allergic reaction, was not properly 
labeled (misbranded), or contained a foreign object. FSIS has developed 
a web portal to allow consumers to electronically file a complaint with 
the Agency about a meat, poultry, or egg product. FSIS uses this 
information to look for trends that will enhance the Agency's food 
safety efforts.
    FSIS uses a Food Safety Mobile--or Food Safety Discovery Zone 
Mobile--a vehicle that travels throughout the continental United 
States, to educate consumers about the risks associated with the 
mishandling of food and the steps they can take to reduce their risk of 
foodborne illness. Organizations can request a visit from the FSIS Food 
Safety Mobile, although its availability is limited. To facilitate the 
scheduling of the Food Safety Mobile's visits when it is available, the 
Agency has put an electronic questionnaire on its web site. The 
questionnaire solicits information about the person or organization 
requesting the visit, the timing of the visit, and the type of event at 
which the Food Safety Mobile is to appear.
    FSIS is requesting a revision of an approved information collection 
addressing paperwork and recordkeeping requirements regarding the 
Agency's CCMS web portal and regarding its electronic Food Safety 
Mobile questionnaire. FSIS is planning to increase the total annual 
burden hours from 138 hours to 513 hours because of the increased use 
of the CCMS web portal.
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment.
    Estimate of Burden: The public reporting burden for this collection 
of information is estimated to average .446 hours per response.
    Respondents: Consumers and organizations.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: The CCMS web portal will have 
approximately 1,000 respondents. The Food Safety Mobile questionnaire 
will have approximately 150 respondents.
    Estimated Number of Responses Per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: The total annual 
burden time is estimated to be around 500 hours for respondents using 
CCMS web portal, and 13 hours for respondents using the Food Safety 
Mobile questionnaire. Thus, the total annual burden time for these two 
systems is 513 hours.
    Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained 
from John O'Connell, Paperwork Reduction Act Coordinator, Food Safety 
and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence

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Avenue SW., Room 6065 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-3700; (202) 
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of FSIS's 
functions, including whether the information will have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of FSIS's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information, including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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 may be sent to both 
FSIS, at the addresses provided above, and the Desk Officer for 
Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of 
Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20253.
    All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of 
public record.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, FSIS will announce this notice 
on-line through the FSIS Web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2012_Notices_Index/. FSIS also will make copies of this 
Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent 
Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, 
procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public 
meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be 
of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The Update is 
communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service 
for industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health 
professionals and other individuals who have asked to be included. The 
Update is available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Listserv and the 
Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader and 
more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an email subscription 
service which provides automatic and customized access to selected food 
safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/email_subscription/. Options range 
from recalls to export information to regulations, directives and 
notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have 
the option to password protect their account.

    Done at Washington, DC, on March 19, 2012.
Alfred V. Almanza,
[FR Doc. 2012-6902 Filed 3-21-12; 8:45 am]