[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 52710]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24564]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

November 7, 2017.
    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 (1) 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; (2) the 
accuracy of the agency's estimate of burden including the validity of 
the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) 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 
14, 2017 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-
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: Application of Laboratories, Transactions, and Exemptions.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0082.
    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, et seq.). These statutes mandate that FSIS protect the 
public by ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are wholesome, 
not adulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. The Federal Meat 
Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 642.), the Poultry Products Inspection Act 
(21 U.S.C. 460(b)) requires certain parties to keep records that fully 
and correctly disclose all transactions involved in their businesses 
related to relevant animal carcasses and part. FSIS requires FSIS 
accredited non-Federal analytical laboratories to maintain certain 
paperwork and records. FSIS will collect information using several FSIS 
forms.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS will collect information to 
ensure that all meat and poultry establishments produce safe, 
wholesome, and unadulterated product, and that non-federal laboratories 
accord with FSIS regulations. In addition, FSIS also collects 
information to ensure that meat and poultry establishments exempted 
from FSIS's inspection do not commingle inspected and non-inspected 
meat and poultry products, and to ensure that retail firms qualifying 
for a retail store exemption and who have violated the provision of the 
exemption are no longer in violation.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 19,997.
    Frequency of Responses: Recordkeeping; Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 113,848.

Food Safety and Inspection Service

    Title: Public Health Inspection System.
    OMB Control Number: 0583-0153.
    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 
ensuring that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe, wholesome, 
unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged.
    Need and Use of the Information: FSIS developed a Web-based system 
that will improve FSIS inspection operations and facilitate industry 
members' application for inspection, export, and import of meat, 
poultry, and egg products. Industry members use FSIS forms in the 
Public Health Information System (PHIS). Industry is able to submit 
some of these forms through a series of screens in PHIS; other forms 
are available in PHIS only as electronic forms. Paper forms will also 
be available to firms that do not wish to use PHIS. To submit 
information through PHIS, firms' employees will need to register for a 
USDA eAuthentication account with Level 2 access.
    Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.
    Number of Respondents: 6,242.
    Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.
    Total Burden Hours: 103,814.

Ruth Brown,
Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.
    *Billing Code 3410-DM
[FR Doc. 2017-24564 Filed 11-13-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-P