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Regulatory Flexibility Act; Plan for Regulations Reviewed Under Section 610 Requirements

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Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.


Schedule of regulations to be reviewed under section 610 requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.


The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is publishing a scheduling plan for regulations that will be reviewed based on the Regulatory Flexibility Act's (RFA) Section 610 provisions. These provisions provide that all Federal agencies are to review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities to determine whether these rules should be withdrawn, modified, or left intact as a means to minimize the impact imposed. As such, FSIS has identified regulations that meet this threshold requirement for mandatory review. Accordingly, these rules will be reviewed within the timeframes indicated below.

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Daniel Engeljohn, Ph.D., Director, Regulations and Directives Development Staff, FSIS, USDA, 300 12th Street, SW., Room 112, Washington, DC 20250-3700, (202) 720-5627.

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Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act instructs all federal agencies to review any regulations that have been identified as having a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities as a means to determine whether the associated impact can be minimized by considering the following factors: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule from the public; (3) the complexity of the rule; (4) the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal rules, and to the extent feasible, with State and local governmental rules; and (5) the length of time since the rule has been initially evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. In accordance with the aforementioned provisions, the mandatory reviews must be conducted and completed within ten years succeeding the rule's publication date.

Accordingly, FSIS has prepared a plan for reviewing its rules. In addition, a brief description of the regulation, which includes the purpose for its promulgation and the legal basis, scheduled to be reviewed during the corresponding year identified below will be included in FSIS' regulatory agenda that is printed in the Federal Register as part of the Unified Regulatory Agenda.

Food Safety and Inspection Service's Regulations Identified for the Regulatory Flexibility Act's Section 610 Review

CFR part(s) affected and legal authorityDocket No.Regulation titlePublication citation and dateReview date
9 CFR Pts. 317, 318, 319; 21 U.S.C. 607, 621; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5381-016FStandards and Labeling Requirements for Mechanically Separated (Species) and Products in Which It is Used47 FR 28214; June 29, 19822002
9 CFR Pts. 317, 320, 381; 21 U.S.C. 451-470, 601-695; 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5391-006FNutrition Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products58 FR 632; January 6, 19932003
9 CFR Pts. 317, 381; 21 U.S.C. 451-470, 601-695; 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5391-006F-HLTHNutrition Labeling; Use of “Healthy” and Similar Terms on Meat and Poultry Product Labeling59 FR 24220; May 10, 19942004
9 CFR Pts. 304, 308, 310, 320, 327, 381, 416, 417; 21 U.S.C. 451-470, 601-695; 7 U.S.C. 138f, 450, 1901-1906; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5393-016FPathogen Reduction; Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems61 FR 38806; July 25, 19962006
9 CFR Pts. 381, 424; 21 U.S.C. 451-470; 7 U.S.C. 138f, 450; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5397-076FIrradiation of Meat Food Products64 FR 72150; December 29, 19992009
9 CFR Pts. 381, 441; 21 U.S.C. 451-470, 601-695; 7 U.S.C. 138f, 450, 1901-1906; 7 CFR 2.18, 2.5397-054FRetained Water in Raw Meat and Poultry Products; Poultry Chilling Requirements66 FR 1750; January 9, 20012011
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Done at Washington, DC, on: March 28, 2002.

Margaret O'K. Glavin,

Acting Administrator.

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[FR Doc. 02-7917 Filed 4-1-02; 8:45 am]