[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 113 (Monday, June 14, 2010)]
[Pages 33576-33577]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14245]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0050]

Animal Traceability; Public Meetings

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.


SUMMARY: This is a notice to inform the public of upcoming meetings in 
Salt Lake City, UT, and Fort Worth, TX, to provide an opportunity for 
stakeholders to offer their input on the new framework being developed 
for animal disease traceability. The meetings are being organized by 
the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Additional meetings are 
currently being planned and will be announced in a future notice.

DATES: The meetings will be held on June 24 and July 1, 2010, from 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The public meeting on June 24, 2010, will be held in the 
Bryce Ballroom, Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, 150 West 500 South, Salt 
Lake City, UT 84101. The public meeting on July 1, 2010, will be held 
at the Holiday Inn Dallas-Fort Worth Airport South, 14320 Centre 
Station Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Program 
Manager, Animal Disease Traceability, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 
46, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-5571.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 
currently developing a new, flexible framework for animal disease 
traceability in the United States. In keeping with its commitment to 
partnering with States, Tribal Nations, and industry to address many of 
the details of the infrastructure of this program, including possible 
regulations, the USDA took the initial step of hosting a State/Tribal 
forum on animal disease traceability in Kansas City, MO, on March 18 
and 19, 2010. Information on the proceedings of the State/Tribal forum 
is available to the public for review and comment at (http://www.aphis.usda.gov/traceability/forum/index.shtml). In addition, we 
hosted three public meetings to discuss animal disease traceability. 
The meetings took place in Kansas City, MO, Riverdale, MD, and Denver, 
CO, on May 11, May 13, and May 17, 2010, respectively. We are now 
planning to host two additional public meetings, which will take place 
in Salt Lake City, UT, on June 24, 2010, and Fort Worth, TX, on July 1, 
2010 (see ADDRESSES).
    Tentative topics to be discussed at the upcoming meetings include:
    1. The framework for a proposed animal disease traceability rule.
    2. Specific details that would help form the animal disease 
traceability rule.
    Written statements on meeting topics, as well as on the proceedings 
of the March 2010 State/Tribal forum, may be filed with the USDA 
through July 30, 2010, via the Federal eRulemaking Portal at (http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0050) or by sending them to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to 
Docket No. APHIS-2010-0050 when submitting your statements.
    For the meeting at the Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel, there will be 
complimentary parking, as well as shuttle service to and from Salt Lake 
International Airport.

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    Done in Washington, DC, this 9\th\ day of June 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-14245 Filed 6-11-10; 12:36 pm]