[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 69 (Wednesday, April 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 21338-21340]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office
[FR Doc No: 2013-08403]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2013-0015]


Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved 
Information Collection (Registration Requirements)

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and 
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request 
extension of an information collection for business registration 
requirements because the information collection approval is scheduled 
to expire on June 30, 2013.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received on or before June 10, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this

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notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This Web site 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 http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for 
submitting comments.
     Mail, including CD-ROMs, etc.: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Patriots 
Plaza 3, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 3782, Room 8-163A, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700.
     Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to Patriots 
Plaza 3, 355 E. Street SW., Room 8-163A, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must 
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2013-0015. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and posted without change, including any personal 
information, to http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, go 
to the FSIS Docket Room at Patriots Plaza 3, 355 E. Street, Room 8-164, 
Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.

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; Telephone: (202) 720-0345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Title: Registration Requirements.
    Type of Request: Extension of an approved information collection.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0128.
    Expiration Date: 6/30/2013.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the 
functions of the Secretary of Agriculture (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) as 
specified in the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 U.S.C. 601, et 
seq.) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 U.S.C. 451, et 
seq.). FSIS protects the public by verifying that meat and poultry 
products are wholesome, not adulterated, and properly marked, labeled, 
and packaged.
    FSIS is planning to request an extension of an approved information 
collection addressing paperwork requirements for business registration 
requirements because the OMB approval will expire on June 30, 2013. 
Provisions of the FMIA (21 U.S.C. 643) and the PPIA (21 U.S.C. 460 (c)) 
prohibit any person, firm, or corporation from engaging in commerce as 
a meat or poultry products broker; renderer; animal food manufacturer; 
wholesaler of livestock or poultry carcasses or parts; or public 
warehouseman storing such articles in or for commerce, or from engaging 
in the business of buying, selling, or transporting in commerce, or 
importing any dead, dying, or disabled or diseased livestock or poultry 
or parts of the carcasses of livestock or poultry that died otherwise 
than by slaughter, unless it has registered its business with FSIS as 
required by the regulations. An official establishment that conducts 
any of these activities does not have to register (9 CFR 320.5(c) and 
381.179(c)). (An official establishment is a slaughtering, cutting, 
canning, or other food processing establishment where inspection is 
maintained under the meat and poultry regulations (9 CFR Subchapters A, 
D, and E).)
    According to the regulations (9 CFR 320.5 and 381.179), parties 
required to register with FSIS must do so by submitting a form (FSIS 
Form 5020-1, Registration of Meat and Poultry Handlers) and must 
provide current and correct information to FSIS, including their name, 
the address of all locations at which they conduct the business that 
requires them to register, and all trade or business names under which 
they conduct these businesses. In addition, parties required to 
register with FSIS must do so within 90 days after they begin to engage 
in any of the businesses that require registration. They must also 
notify FSIS in writing when information on the form changes.
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information 
collection assessment:
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an 
average of 10 minutes to complete and submit this form to FSIS.
    Respondents: Brokers, renderers, animal food manufacturers, 
wholesalers, public warehousemen, meat and poultry handlers.
    Estimated No. of Respondents: 600.
    Estimated No. of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 100 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 Avenue SW., Room 6065, 
South Building, Washington, DC 20250; Telephone: (202) 720-0345.
    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, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques, or other forms of 
information technology. Comments may be sent both to FSIS, at the 
addresses provided above, and to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20253.
    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.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination 
in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, 
national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, 
sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited 
bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require 
alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, 
large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at 
202-720-2600 (voice and TTY).
    To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TTY). 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Federal_
Register_Notices/index.asp.
    FSIS will also 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

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industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, 
and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also 
available on the FSIS Web page. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic 
mail 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_&_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 
accounts.

    Done at Washington, DC on: April 5, 2013.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2013-08403 Filed 4-9-13; 8:45 am]
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