Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

Federal Register, Volume 84 Issue 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2019)
[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 26, 2019)]
[Page 65113]
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[FR Doc No: 2019-25611]
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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
November 21, 2019.
    The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following
information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13. Comments
are requested regarding whether the collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility; the
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of
the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality,
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated,
electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
    Comments regarding this information collection received by December
26, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to:
Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office
Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20502. Commenters are
encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to:
[email protected] or fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental
Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-
7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-
    An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information
unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB
control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to
respond to the collection of information that such persons are not
required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays
a currently valid OMB control number.
Food Safety and Inspection Service
    Title: Electronic Import Inspection.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0159.
    Summary of Collection: The Food Safety and Inspection Service
(FSIS) has been delegated the authority to exercise the functions of
the Secretary as provided 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). These statues mandate that FSIS protect the public by
verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, not
adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS requires foreign governments
to submit additional information when submitting both the foreign
establishment certificate and the foreign inspection certificate to
FSIS in order for foreign establishments to be permitted to import
product to the United States. The information that is required with the
Foreign Establishment Certificate includes: The type of operation(s)
conducted at the establishment (e.g., slaughter, processing, storage,
exporting warehouse); the establishment's eligibility status (e.g., new
or relisted (if previously delisted)); and, slaughter and processing
establishment certifications that address the species and type of
product(s) produced at the establishment and the process category.
Additional information that is required with the Foreign Inspection
Certificate includes: The species used to produce the product and the
source country and foreign establishment number; whether the source
materials originate from a country other than the exporting country;
the product's description, including the process category, the product
category, and the product group; the address of the consignor; the
address of the consignee; the name and address of the exporter; the
name and address of the importer; and, any additional information the
Administrator requests to determine whether the product is eligible to
be imported into the U.S. FSIS also requires official import inspection
establishments to develop, implement, and maintain written Sanitation
Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs), as provided in 9 CFR 416.11
through 416.17. The Import Inspection Application (FSIS Form 9540-1) is
available to applicants that do not file this information
electronically. When FSIS inspected and passed product is exported and
then returned to this country, the owner, broker, or agent of the
product arranges for the product's entry and notifies FSIS. As part of
this process, the applicant completes the FSIS Form 9010-1, Application
for the Return of Exported Products to the United States. To conduct
the information collection less frequently would inhibit the ability of
FSIS to ensure that imported products are safe, wholesome and not
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 939.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion;
    Total Burden Hours: 49,385.
Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-25611 Filed 11-25-19; 8:45 am]