[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 2, 2019)]
[Pages 12575-12576]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06299]

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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2019-0005]

Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection:
Registration Requirements

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice and request for comments.


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 renew the
approved information collection regarding business registration
requirements. The approval for this information collection will expire
on August 31, 2019. FSIS is making no changes to the approved

DATES: Submit comments on or before June 3, 2019.

ADDRESSES: FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments on this
Federal Register notice. Comments may be submitted by one of the
following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides
commenters the ability to type short comments directly into the comment
field on the web page or to 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, 1400
Independence Avenue SW, Mailstop 3758, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250-
     Hand- or courier-delivered submittals: Deliver to 1400
Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250-3700.
    Instructions: All items submitted by mail or electronic mail must
include the Agency name and docket number FSIS-2019-0005. 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,
call (202) 720-5627 to schedule a time to visit the FSIS Docket Room at
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, Washington, DC 20250-3700.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and
Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, 1400
Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South Building, Washington, DC
20250-3700; (202) 720-5627.

    Title: Registration Requirements.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0028.
    Expiration Date: 08/31/2019.
    Type of Request: Renewal of an approved information collection.
    Abstract: FSIS has been delegated the authority to exercise the
functions of the Secretary (7 CFR 2.18, 2.53) 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 is requesting renewal of the information collection regarding
business registration requirements. The approval for this information
collection will expire on August 31, 2019. FSIS is making no changes to
the approved collection. 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. 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.
    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).
    FSIS has made the following estimates based upon an information
collection assessment:
    Respondents: Brokers, renderers, animal food manufacturers,
wholesalers, public warehousemen, meat and poultry handlers.
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it will take respondents an
average of 10 minutes to complete and submit this form to FSIS.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,200.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 200 hours.

Copies of this information collection assessment can be obtained from
Gina Kouba, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and
Inspection Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 6065, South
Building, Washington, DC 20250-3700; (202) 720-5627.

    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

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estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information,
including the validity of the method 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 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.
    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 Federal
Register publication on-line through the FSIS web page located at:
    FSIS also will also announce and provide a link to it 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 our constituents and stakeholders. The
Constituent Update is available on the FSIS web page. Through the web
page, FSIS can provide information to a much broader, 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/subscribe.
Options range from recalls to export
information, regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or
delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect
their accounts.

USDA Non-Discrimination 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
or write a letter signed by you or your
authorized representative.
    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: [email protected].
    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 in Washington, DC.
Carmen M. Rottenberg,
[FR Doc. 2019-06299 Filed 4-1-19; 8:45 am]