[Federal Register: June 3, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 106)]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 02-018N]

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 June 5-6, 2002, to review and 
discuss three issues: New Technologies in Meat and Poultry Operations, 
the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-
171), and the FSIS Field Workforce. Three subcommittees of the full 
committee will also meet on June 5, 2002, to work on the 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, June 
5, and Thursday, June 6, 2002 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Subcommittees 
will hold open meetings on Wednesday, June 5, 2002 from 7 p.m. to 9 

    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 Georgetown 
University Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC.

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20057. The full committee will meet in the Grand Ballroom A & G. The 
subcommittee meetings will be held in Conference Room 2, Conference 
Room 4, and Conference Room 5 and 6. A meeting agenda is available on 
the FSIS Web site 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 FSIS Docket Room, 
Docket 02-018N, 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 May 29, 2002, at the above 
numbers or by e-mail. Information is also available on FSIS Web site 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 Bayse, 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 Schulty 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.
    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 available on-line through the FSIS Web page located at 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 
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 FSIS 
Web site 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 May 29, 2002.
William J. Hudnall,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 02-13797 Filed 5-31-02; 8:45 am]