Changes to the Schedule of Operations Regulations

Docket ID: FSIS-2010-0014
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
FSIS is proposing to remove the provision in 309.3(e) that allows FSIS inspection personnel to determine the disposition of cattle that become non-ambulatory disabled after they have passed ante-mortem inspection on a case-by-case basis. If FSIS finalizes this proposed rule, cattle that become non-ambulatory disabled from an acute injury after ante-mortem inspection will no longer be eligible to proceed to slaughter as "U.S. Suspects." Instead, FSIS inspectors will tag these cattle as "U.S. condemned" and prohibit these animals from proceeding to slaughter.
RIN: 0583-AD35
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 309.3
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2009
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 21 USC 621; 21 USC 603(a); 21 USC 603(b)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: State
Federalism Implications: Yes
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: Yes
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM08/29/200873 FR 50889
Final Action03/18/200974 FR 11463
NPRM Comment Period End09/29/2009
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Subtype: Significant; Major
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 08, 2010 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 08/09/2010
ID: FSIS-2010-0014-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 06/10/2011
ID: FSIS-2010-0014-0025

Supporting Documents

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Agency Contact
Dr. Daniel L. Engeljohn
Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development
202 205-0495
202 401-1760 (Fax)
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
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