[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 58 (Tuesday, March 26, 2013)]
[Pages 18306-18307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-06932]



Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

March 20, 2013.
    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), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV 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: Importation and Transportation of Meat and Poultry Products.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0094.
    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.) and the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 
U.S.C. 451 et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the 
public by ensuring that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, 
unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. Meat and poultry 
products not marked with the mark of inspection and shipped from one 
official establishment to another for further processing must be 
transported under FSIS seal to prevent such unmarked product for 
entering into commerce. To track product shipped under seal, FSIS 
requires shipping establishments to complete a form that identifies the 
type, amount, and weight of the product. Foreign countries exporting 
meat and poultry products to the U.S. must establish eligibility for 
importation of product into the U.S., and annually certify that their 
inspection systems are ``equivalent to'' the U.S. inspection system. 
Meat and poultry products intended for import into the U.S. must be 
accompanied by a health certificate, signed by an official of the 
foreign government, stating that products have been produced by 
certified foreign establishments. FSIS will collect information using 
form 7350-1, Request and Notice of Shipment of Sealed Meat/Poultry.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to 
identify the product type, quantity, destination, and originating 
country of the meat and poultry. Also, FSIS will collect name, number, 
method of shipping, and destination of product, type and description of 
product to be shipped, reason for shipping product, and a signature.
    FSIS will use the information to verify that a meat or poultry 
product intended for import has been prepared in a plant certified to 
prepare product for export to the U.S. FSIS will use the information to 
conduct re-inspection of meat and poultry imported to the U.S.

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    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 136.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 2,846.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-06932 Filed 3-25-13; 8:45 am]