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40884 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

142 / Wednesday, July 25, 2007 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, (1) retail food establishments, where the
HUMAN SERVICES CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, majority of foodborne illness outbreaks
1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, originate, (2) public and non-public
Office of the Secretary GA 30333 or send an e-mail to water systems, representing possible
omb@cdc.gov. sources of waterborne illness, and (3)
Notice of Interest Rate on Overdue Comments are invited on: (a) Whether food and water safety program
Debts the proposed collection of information regulators, who are responsible for food
Section 30.13 of the Department of is necessary for the proper performance and water safety.
Health and Human Services’ claims of the functions of the agency, including EHS–Net will conduct three food
collection regulations (45 CFR Part 30) whether the information shall have safety projects with all nine EHS-Net
provides that the Secretary shall charge practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the states per year. There will be up to 900
an annual rate of interest as fixed by the agency’s estimate of the burden of the respondents for each project
Secretary of the Treasury after taking proposed collection of information; (c) (total=2,700). Additionally, each EHS–
into consideration private consumer ways to enhance the quality, utility, and Net state will conduct at least one
rates of interest prevailing on the date clarity of the information to be individual food safety project, with up
that HHS becomes entitled to recovery. collected; and (d) ways to minimize the to 250 respondents for each project
The rate generally cannot be lower than burden of the collection of information (total=2,250). Approximately three-
the Department of Treasury’s current on respondents, including through the fourths of the respondents for these
value of funds rate or the applicable rate use of automated collection techniques projects will be retail food service
determined from the ‘‘Schedule of or other forms of information workers; the remaining will be food
Certified Interest Rates with Range of technology. Written comments should safety program regulators. Thus, there
Maturities.’’ This rate may be revised be received within 60 days of this will be approximately 3,713 retail food
quarterly by the Secretary of the notice. service worker and 1,237 food safety
Treasury and shall be published Proposed Project program regulator respondents to EHS–
quarterly by the Department of Health Net food safety projects annually. Each
Environmental Health Specialists respondent will respond only once and
and Human Services in the Federal Network (EHS–NET) Program—New—
Register. the average burden per response will be
National Center for Environmental approximately 90 minutes. The
The Secretary of the Treasury has Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease
certified a rate of 125⁄8% for the quarter estimated total annual burden for EHS–
Control and Prevention (CDC). Net food safety projects is 5,570 hours
ended June 30, 2007. This interest rate
will remain in effect until such time as Background and Brief Description for retail food service workers and 1,856
the Secretary of the Treasury notifies The CDC is requesting OMB approval hours for food safety program regulators.
HHS of any change. for a research program focused on Five EHS–Net states (California,
Dated: July 17, 2007. identifying the environmental causes of Georgia, Minnesota, New York, and
Jean Augustine, food and waterborne illness and Tennessee) have funding to study water
improving environmental public health safety; EHS–Net will conduct three
Director, Office of Financial Policy and
Reporting. practice. This research program is water safety projects with these five
conducted by the Environmental Health states per year. There will be up to 375
[FR Doc. 07–3628 Filed 7–24–07; 8:45 am]
Specialists Network (EHS–Net), a respondents for each project
BILLING CODE 4150–04–M
collaborative project of CDC, the U.S. (total=1,875). Additionally, each EHS–
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Net water state will conduct at least one
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND the U.S. Department of Agriculture individual water safety project, with up
HUMAN SERVICES (USDA), the U.S. Environmental to 250 respondents for each project
Protection Agency (U.S.EPA), and nine (total=1,250). Approximately three-
Centers for Disease Control and states (California, Connecticut, Georgia, fourths of the respondents for these
Prevention Iowa, New York, Minnesota, Oregon, projects will be water system operators;
Rhode Island, and Tennessee). The the remaining will be water safety
[60Day–07–07BH] program regulators. Thus, there will be
network consists of environmental
health professionals, epidemiologists, approximately 1,781 water system
Proposed Data Collections Submitted
and laboratorians. operator and 594 water safety program
for Public Comment and
EHS–Net plans to conduct regulator respondents to EHS-Net water
Recommendations
approximately twenty applied research safety projects annually. Each
In compliance with the requirement projects per year. These research respondent will respond only once and
of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the projects will focus on identifying and the average burden per response will be
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for understanding environmental factors approximately 90 minutes. The
opportunity for public comment on associated with food and waterborne estimated total annual burden for EHS–
proposed data collection projects, the illness, such as poor food and water Net water safety projects is 2,672 hours
Centers for Disease Control and handling practices. These projects will for water system operators and 891
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic also focus on evaluation of food and hours for water safety program
summaries of proposed projects. To water safety regulatory programs. Data regulators. The total annual burden for
request more information on the collection for these projects may involve all EHS–Net projects is expected to be
proposed projects or to obtain a copy of (1) surveys, (2) observations, and (3) approximately 10,987 hours.
the data collection plans and food, water, and environmental There is no cost to the respondents
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ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS


Average
Number of
Number of burden Total burden
Respondents responses per
respondents per response (in hours)
respondent (in hours)

Retail food service workers ............................................................................. 3,713 1 90/60 5,570


Food safety program regulators ...................................................................... 1,237 1 90/60 1,855
Water system operators .................................................................................. 1,781 1 90/60 2,671
Water safety program regulators ..................................................................... 594 1 90/60 891

Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 10,987

Dated: July 18, 2007. comments be faxed to the Office of food products are safe. FDA’s mandate
Maryam I. Daneshvar, Information and Regulatory Affairs, to ensure the safety of the Nation’s food
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for OMB, Attn: FDA Desk Officer, FAX: supply is derived principally from the
Disease Control and Prevention. 202–395–6974, or e-mailed to Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
[FR Doc. E7–14389 Filed 7–24–07; 8:45 am] baguilar@omb.eop.gov. All comments (the act) (21 U.S.C. 321, et seq.). Under
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P should be identified with the OMB the act, FDA has authority to ensure that
control number 0910–0466. Also all foods in interstate commerce, or that
include the FDA docket number found have been shipped in interstate
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND in brackets in the heading of this commerce, are not contaminated or
HUMAN SERVICES document. otherwise adulterated, are produced and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: held under sanitary conditions, and are
Food and Drug Administration not misbranded or deceptively
Jonna Capezzuto, Office of the Chief
[Docket No. 2007N–0165] Information Officer (HFA–250), Food packaged; under section 701 (21 U.S.C.
and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers 371), the act authorizes the agency to
Agency Information Collection Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, 301–827– issue regulations for its efficient
Activities; Submission for Office of 4659. enforcement. The agency also has
Management and Budget Review; authority under section 361 of the
Comment Request; Hazard Analysis SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C.
and Critical Control Point Procedures compliance with 44 U.S.C. 3507, FDA 264) to issue and enforce regulations to
for the Safe and Sanitary Processing has submitted the following proposed prevent the introduction, transmission,
and Importing of Juice collection of information to OMB for
or spread of communicable diseases
review and clearance.
AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, from one State to another State.
HHS. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Information development and
Point Procedures for the Safe and recordkeeping are essential parts of any
ACTION: Notice.
Sanitary Processing and Importing of HACCP system. The information
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Juice—(OMB Control Number 0910– collection requirements are narrowly
Administration (FDA) is announcing 0466)—Extension tailored to focus on the development of
that a proposed collection of FDA’s regulations in part 120 (21 CFR appropriate controls and document
information has been submitted to the part 120) mandate the application of those aspects of processing that are
Office of Management and Budget hazard analysis and critical control critical to food safety. Through these
(OMB) for review and clearance under point (HAACP) procedures to fruit and regulations, FDA is implementing its
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. vegetable juice processing. HACCP is a authority under section 402(a)(4) of the
DATES: Fax written comments on the preventative system of hazard control act (21 U.S.C. 342(a)(4)).
collection of information by August 24, that can be used by all food processors In the Federal Register of May 14,
2007. to ensure the safety of their products to 2007 (72 FR 27138), FDA published a
ADDRESSES: To ensure that comments on consumers. A HACCP system of 60-day notice requesting public
the information collection are received, preventive controls is the most effective comment on the information collection
OMB recommends that written and efficient way to ensure that these provisions. No comments were received.

TABLE 1.—ESTIMATED ANNUAL RECORDKEEPING BURDEN1


No. of Annual Frequency Total Annual Hours per
21 CFR Sections Total Hours
Recordkeepers of Recordkeeping Records Record

120.6(c) and 120.12(a)(1) and


(b) 1,875 365 684,375 0.1 68,437.5

120.7; 120.10(a); and


120.12(a)(2), (b), and (c) 2,300 1.1 2,530 20 50,600
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120.8(b)(7) and
120.12(a)(4)(i) and (b) 1,450 14,600 21,170,000 0.01 211,700

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