[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Pages 32908-32909]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office 
[FR Doc No: 2014-13390]



Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2014-0009]

Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Meat 
Slaughter Industry Survey

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments; reopening of comment period.


SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is reopening the 
comment period on its notice requesting comments on a new information 
collection for a survey of the meat slaughter industry that appeared in 
the Federal Register on April 21, 2014. FSIS is reopening the comment 
period for 30 days because the document that announced the information 
collection contained an incorrect comment period end date and did not 
provide a full 60 days for public comment.

DATES: Submit comments on or before July 9, 2014.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this 
information collection. 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, Docket 
Clerk, 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-2014-0009. Comments 
received in response to this docket will be made available for public 
inspection and

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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 SW., Room 8-
164, Washington, DC 20250-3700 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Paperwork Reduction Act 
Coordinator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 6067, South Building, Washington, DC 
20250; (202) 690-6510.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 21, 2014, FSIS published a notice 
in the Federal Register (79 FR 22080) requesting comments on a new 
information collection for a survey of the meat slaughter industry. In 
this planned survey of meat slaughter establishments, FSIS will collect 
data to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information on industry 
practices and use of technologies. The information gathered through the 
meat slaughter industry survey will provide FSIS with reliable and 
valid information regarding food safety practices in FSIS-regulated 
establishments. The Agency will use this information to estimate costs 
in regulatory impact analyses. FSIS also will use the survey data to 
evaluate the effectiveness of its meat inspection program and to 
conduct analyses to assess the industry's food safety technologies, 
sanitation practices, microbiological testing practices, and recall 
    The April 21, 2014, notice contained an incorrect comment period 
end date of May 21, 2014. FSIS is reopening the comment period on this 
information collection notice to provide the public with an additional 
30 days to comment, so the public will be provided with a total of 60 
days to submit their comments.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/regulations/federal-register.
    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 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/wps/portal/fsis/programs-and-services/email-subscription-service.
    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.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    No agency, officer, or employee of the USDA shall, on the grounds 
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual 
orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, 
income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs, 
exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject to 
discrimination any person in the United States under any program or 
activity conducted by the USDA.

How To File a Complaint of Discrimination

    To file a complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program 
Discrimination Complaint Form, which may be accessed online at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Complain_combined_6_8_12.pdf, or write a letter signed by you or your authorized 
    Send your completed complaint form or letter to USDA by mail, fax, 
or email:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410.

Fax: (202) 690-7442.

Email: program.intake@usda.gov.

    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact 
USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

    Done at Washington, DC, on June 4, 2014.
Alfred V. Almanza,
[FR Doc. 2014-13390 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]