Notice of Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture, 23834-23835 [05-8978]

Download as PDF 23834 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 86 Thursday, May 5, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; One Hundred and Forty-Fourth Meeting; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of the one hundred and forty-fourth meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). 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Dated: April 29, 2005. Jocelyn M. Rowe, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA), U.S. Agency for International Development. [FR Doc. 05–8942 Filed 5–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Notice of Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service. Notice of appointment to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of Agriculture announces members appointed to fill 9 vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Those appointed are as follows: Richard Crowder, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Seed Trade Association, in Alexandria, Virginia; Duane Grant, Farmer, in Rupert, Idaho; Robert Herdt, Adjunct International Professor of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York; Josephine Hunt, Program Manager, Global Science and Regulatory Affairs, Kraft Foods, in Glenview, Illinois; Gregory Jaffe, Director, Biotechnology Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest, in Washington, DC; Patricia Layton, Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina (AC21 Chair); Bradley Shurdut, Global Leader, Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs, and Science Policy, Dow AgroSciences LLC, in Washington, DC; Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, Department of Animal Science, University of California in Davis, California; and Lisa Zannoni, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, BASF Corporation, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 86 / Thursday, May 5, 2005 / Notices Appointments by the Secretary are for a two-year term, effective April 12, 2005 until April 11, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Telephone (202) 720– 3817; Fax (202) 690–4265; E-mail mschechtman@ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The members of the committee cover a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests. The duties of the committee are solely advisory. The AC21 is charged with examining the long-term impacts of biotechnology on the U.S. food and agriculture system and USDA, and providing guidance to USDA on pressing individual issues, identified by the Office of the Secretary, related to the application of biotechnology in agriculture. The AC21 was first appointed in February 2003 and at the time half of the appointments were for a one-year term and half for a two-year term. Due to the staggered appointments, the terms for 9 of the 18 members expired on February 12, 2005. Members of the AC21 may be reappointed by the Secretary of Agriculture but no member may serve more than six consecutive years. Members serve without pay, but with reimbursement of travel expenses and per diem for attendance at AC21 and subcommittee functions for those committee members who require assistance in order to attend the meetings. DATES: Dated: April 29, 2005. Bernice Slutsky, Special Assistant to the Secretary for Biotechnology. [FR Doc. 05–8978 Filed 5–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), intends to grant to CoBatCo Inc. of Peoria, Illinois, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 5,676,994, ‘‘NonSeparable Starch-Oil Compositions,’’ issued on October 14, 1997 and to U.S. Patent No. 5,882,713, ‘‘Non-Separable Compositions of Starch and WaterImmiscible Organic Materials,’’ issued VerDate jul<14>2003 13:10 May 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 on March 16, 1999, for all animal food and feed applications, including but not limited to livestock feed and pet food. ARS also intends to grant to CoBatCo Inc. a license for all human food ingredient and food product applications. This is the third license granted by ARS for these inventions in this field of use. ARS intends to grant no additional licenses in this field of use. 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[FR Doc. 05–8985 Filed 5–4–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23835 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request—Child and Adult Care Food Program: Permanent Agreements for Day Care Home Providers Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) intention to request Office of Management and Budget (OMB) review of the information collection related to the Child and Adult Care Food Program, including adjustments to be made as a result of the final rule entitled Child and Adult Care Food Program: Permanent Agreements for Day Care Home Providers. DATES: To be assured of consideration, comments must be received by July 5, 2005. ADDRESSES: Send comments and requests for copies of this information collection to: Mr. Keith Churchill, Policy and Program Development Branch, Child Nutrition Division, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, Room 636, Alexandria, Virginia 22302. Comments will also be accepted via EMail submission if sent to cndproposal@fns.usda.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 86 (Thursday, May 5, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-8978]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Appointment to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology 
and 21st Century Agriculture

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service.

ACTION: Notice of appointment to the Advisory Committee on 
Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of Agriculture announces members 
appointed to fill 9 vacancies on the Advisory Committee on 
Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21), in accordance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Those appointed are as follows: 
Richard Crowder, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Seed 
Trade Association, in Alexandria, Virginia; Duane Grant, Farmer, in 
Rupert, Idaho; Robert Herdt, Adjunct International Professor of Applied 
Economics and Management, Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York; 
Josephine Hunt, Program Manager, Global Science and Regulatory Affairs, 
Kraft Foods, in Glenview, Illinois; Gregory Jaffe, Director, 
Biotechnology Project, Center for Science in the Public Interest, in 
Washington, DC; Patricia Layton, Professor, Department of Forestry and 
Natural Resources, Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina (AC21 
Chair); Bradley Shurdut, Global Leader, Government Relations, 
Regulatory Affairs, and Science Policy, Dow AgroSciences LLC, in 
Washington, DC; Alison Van Eenennaam, Cooperative Extension Specialist, 
Department of Animal Science, University of California in Davis, 
California; and Lisa Zannoni, Director, Global Regulatory Affairs and 
Government Relations, BASF Corporation, in Research Triangle Park, 
North Carolina.

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DATES: Appointments by the Secretary are for a two-year term, effective 
April 12, 2005 until April 11, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal 
Official, Office of the Deputy Secretary, USDA, Telephone (202) 720-
3817; Fax (202) 690-4265; E-mail mschechtman@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The members of the committee cover a broad 
range of agricultural disciplines and interests. The duties of the 
committee are solely advisory. The AC21 is charged with examining the 
long-term impacts of biotechnology on the U.S. food and agriculture 
system and USDA, and providing guidance to USDA on pressing individual 
issues, identified by the Office of the Secretary, related to the 
application of biotechnology in agriculture.
    The AC21 was first appointed in February 2003 and at the time half 
of the appointments were for a one-year term and half for a two-year 
term. Due to the staggered appointments, the terms for 9 of the 18 
members expired on February 12, 2005. Members of the AC21 may be 
reappointed by the Secretary of Agriculture but no member may serve 
more than six consecutive years. Members serve without pay, but with 
reimbursement of travel expenses and per diem for attendance at AC21 
and subcommittee functions for those committee members who require 
assistance in order to attend the meetings.

    Dated: April 29, 2005.
Bernice Slutsky,
Special Assistant to the Secretary for Biotechnology.
[FR Doc. 05-8978 Filed 5-4-05; 8:45 am]
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