Eligibility of Lithuania to Export Egg Products to the United States
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that it intends to list Lithuania as a country eligible to export egg products to the United States. FSIS has reviewed Lithuania's laws, regulations, and documents concerning their egg products inspection system, audited the system as implemented, and determined that Lithuania's egg products inspection system is equivalent to the system that the United States has established under the Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) and its implementing regulations. Should FSIS make a final determination to list Lithuania as eligible to ship egg products to the United States, only egg products produced in certified Lithuanian establishments would be eligible for export to the United States. All such products would continue to be subject to re-inspection at U.S. points-of-entry by FSIS inspectors. FSIS is requesting comment before it makes a final determination concerning Lithuania's equivalence for egg products. FSIS will announce its final determination in a subsequent Federal Register notice.
Comments must be received on or before February 28, 2022.
FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website 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 https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the on-line instructions at that site for submitting comments.
• Mail: Send to Docket Clerk, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
• Hand- or Courier-Delivered Submittals: Deliver to 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 350-E, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2021-0001. Comments received in response to this docket will be made available for public inspection and posted without change, including any personal information, to https://www.regulations.gov.
Docket: For access to background documents or comments received, call (202) 205-0495 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
For Further Information Contact
Rachel Edelstein, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, telephone (202) 205-0495.