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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: Requirements to Notify FSIS of Adulterated or Misbranded Product, Prepare and Maintain Written Recall Procedures and Document Certain HACCP Reassessments.

OMB Control Number: 0583-0144.

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 verifying that meat and poultry products are safe, wholesome, unadulterated, and properly labeled and packaged. Section 11017 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L No. 110-246, 112 Stat 1651, 448-49), amended the FMIA and the PPIA by adding sections 12 and 13 to the FMIA and by amending section 10 of the PPIA (21 U.S.C. 459). These sections require official establishments that believe, that product they have shipped or received, that may be misbranded or adulterated and has entered into commerce are required to notify the Secretary of Agriculture.

Need and Use of the Information: Official establishments are to document each time they reassess their HACCP plans and make the reassessments available to FSIS officials for review and copying. Official establishments are to notify the FSIS District Office that they have received or have shipped into commerce misbranded or adulterated product. The information collected will permit FSIS officials to monitor closely establishments HACCP plan reassessments and to facilitate recalls or adulterated or misbranded product.

Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit.

Number of Respondents: 6,300.

Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion.

Total Burden Hours: 47,475.

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Ruth Brown,

Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2015-19637 Filed 8-10-15; 8:45 am]