FSIS is conducting a review of the regulations established by the Pathogen Reduction/HACCP final rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. These provisions require all Federal agencies review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities to determine whether the impact can be minimized.
Small plants are defined as having between 10 and 499 employees or more than $2.5 million in annual sales. Very small plants have fewer than 10 employees or less than $2.5 million in annual sales.
All comments on this notice must be received on or before Oct. 11. The comments will be posted at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2005_Proposed_Rules_Index/ .
For further information, contact Dr. Quita Bowman Blackwell, Director, Directives and Economic Analysis Staff, FSIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture at (202) 720-5627.