* Grain (e.g., barley, corn, rice, oat, sorghum, triticale, wheat);
* Oilseed (e.g., cotton seed, linseed, rapeseed, soybean, sunflower); or
* Grain or oilseed byproducts.
* Crushing, grinding, milling, pulverizing, or dry rolling:
* Grain or oilseed byproducts;
* Forage (e.g., hay or ensiled material); or
* Other plants or plant byproducts (e.g., such as almond, peanut, or soybean hulls, citrus, other fruit including culled fruit, potatoes, or other vegetables including culled vegetables).
* Making silage.
* Chopping or shredding hay.
* Extracting (mechanical) or wet rolling:
* Grain, whole;
* Oilseed, whole;
* Sifting, separating, or sizing:
* Grain or oilseed byproducts; or
* Other plants or plant byproducts.
D. Tentative Conclusions Regarding On-Farm Low-Risk Activity/Animal Food Combinations Under Section 418 of the FD&C Act
Based on the results of the section 103(c)(1)(C) draft RA regarding on-farm low-risk activity/animal food combinations, the Agency is proposing in
E. Tentative Conclusions Regarding On-Farm Low-Risk Activity/Animal Food Combinations Under Section 421 of the FD&C Act
The Agency tentatively concludes that it should consider the low-risk on-farm activity/animal food combinations identified in the section 103(c)(1)(C) draft RA as a factor in identifying high-risk facilities that are small and very small businesses and allocating inspection resources under section 421 of the FD&C Act, Targeting of Inspectional Resources for Domestic Facilities. However, at this time, the Agency tentatively concludes that it should not exempt or modify the frequency requirements under section 421 based solely upon whether a facility only engages in such low-risk activity/animal food combinations and is a small or very small business. Current data limitations impact the Agency's ability to accurately identify such facilities, and it must be able to identify such facilities in order to implement an exempted or modified inspection frequency schedule. The Agency requests comment on whether it should establish data submission requirements that would allow the Agency to identify these types of facilities in order to exempt such facilities from the inspection frequencies, or modify the inspection frequencies that apply to such facilities, under section 421 of the FD&C Act. Examples of data elements that the Agency might need in order to identify these facilities include: Identification of a facility as a farm mixed-type facility, annual monetary value of sales, number of employees, animal food category/activity type. The Agency also requests comment on these possible data elements and any other criteria that may be appropriate for the purposes of allocating inspection resources to these facilities.
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