[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 12, 2012)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-22354]

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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

September 6, 2012.
    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 
regarding (a) 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; (b) the accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of the 
methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) 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 should be addressed to: Desk 
Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB), [email protected] or 
fax (202) 395-5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, 
Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250-7602. Comments regarding these 
information collections are best assured of having their full effect if 
received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the 
submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720-8958.
    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: Laboratories.
    OMB Control Number: 0583--New.
    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, 
unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will use two forms to collect 
information for two distinct laboratory programs. FSIS will use the 
PEPRL-F-0008-04 form as a self assessment audit checklist to collect 
information related to the quality assurance/quality control procedures 
in place at in-plant and private laboratories participating n the 
Pasteurized Egg Product Recognized Laboratory program. Any non-federal 
laboratory that is applying for the FSIS Accredited Laboratory program 
will need to complete an Application for FSIS Accredited Laboratory 
Program 10,110-2 form. FSIS will use the information collected by the 
form to help access the laboratory applying for admission to the FSIS 
Accredited Laboratory program.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 25.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: Annually.
    Total Burden Hours: 24.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-22354 Filed 9-11-12; 8:45 am]