Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Egg Products

 
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Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 112 (Tuesday, June 11, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27075-27076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12258]
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 112 / Tuesday, June 11, 2019 /
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food Safety and Inspection Service
[Docket No. FSIS-2019-0016]
Notice of Request for a New Information Collection: Egg Products
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 collect
information on the FSIS Form PY-200 ``Egg Products Inspection
Certificate.'' FSIS is seeking approval for the FSIS Form PY-200, so
that industry personnel can assist FSIS with its completion. This is a
new information collection with an estimated annual burden of 96,360
hours.
DATES: Submit comments on or before August 12, 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-
3700.
     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-2019-0016. 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.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Title: Egg Products.
    Type of Request: New 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 Egg
Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 U.S.C. 1031, et seq.). This statute
mandates that FSIS protect the public by verifying that egg products
are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    FSIS intends to collect information on the FSIS Form PY-200 ``Egg
Products Inspection Certificate.'' FSIS is seeking approval for the
FSIS Form PY-200 so that industry personnel can assist FSIS with its
completion (9 CFR 590.220). This is a new information collection with
an estimated burden of 96,360 hours.
    The FSIS Form PY-200 ``Egg Products Inspection Certificate'' is a
USDA-FSIS serially numbered official form that has multiple uses within
the egg products inspection program. IPP assigned to an official egg
products plant issue the FSIS Form PY-200 for various reasons. The form
is used to record inspection results, such as information indicating
that IPP have examined the type (i.e., frozen whole eggs, liquid egg
yolks, dried egg whites) and the condition of egg products to be
shipped. The form is also used to record that the egg product meets the
requirements of 9 CFR part 590 and any applicable voluntary
specification requirements. IPP are to issue a completed FSIS Form PY-
200 to meet FSIS regulatory requirements and at the request of an
applicant (e.g., egg products plant manager) to accompany any domestic
shipment of egg products.
    FSIS has made the following estimates on the basis of an
information collection assessment.
    Estimate of Burden: FSIS estimates that it takes respondents an
average of 15 minutes to complete the form.
    Respondents: Egg products plant personnel.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 66.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 5,840.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 96,360 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 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
(OMB), 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
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web page located at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/federal-register.
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provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations,
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to a much broader, more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an
email subscription service which provides automatic and customized
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recalls to export information, regulations, directives, and notices.
Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the
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USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).
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Carmen M. Rottenberg,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-12258 Filed 6-10-19; 8:45 am]
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