Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting, 59028 [05-20334]

Download as PDF 59028 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 195 Tuesday, October 11, 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agriculture Research Service Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). DATES: October 24–25, 2005, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 24 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 25. Written requests to make oral presentations at the meeting must be received by the contact person identified herein at least three business days before the meeting. ADDRESSES: Room 107A, USDA Jamie L. Whitten Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 2025. Members of the public should enter the building through the Jefferson Drive entrance. Requests to make oral presentations at the meeting may be sent to the contact person at USDA, Office of the Deputy Secretary, 202 B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20250. 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. The tenth meeting of the AC21 has been scheduled for October 24–25, 2005. The AC21 consists of 19 members representing the biotechnology industry, the seed SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:40 Oct 07, 2005 Jkt 208001 industry, international plant genetics research, farmers, food manufacturers, commodity processors and shippers, environmental and consumer groups, and academic researchers. In addition, representatives from the Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, and State, and the Environmental Protection Agency, the Council on Environmental Quality, and the Office of the United States Trade Representative serve as ‘‘ex officio’’ members. At this meeting, one new AC21 member will be introduced and the Committee will continue ongoing work towards completion of a paper examining the impacts of agricultural biotechnology on American agriculture and USDA over the next 5 to 10 years, specifically to review and revise a new draft Chair’s text for the paper. Background information regarding the work of the AC21 will be available on the USDA Web site at http:// www.usda.gov/agencies/biotech/ ac21.html. On October 24, 2005, if time permits, reasonable provision will be made for oral presentations of no more than five minutes each in duration. The meeting will be open to the public, but space is limited. If you would like to attend the meetings, you must register by contacting Ms. Dianne Harmon at (202) 720–4074, by fax at (202) 720–3191 or by E-mail at dharmon@ars.usda.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting. Please provide your name, title, business affiliation, address, and telephone and fax numbers when you register. If you require a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation due to disability, please indicate those needs at the time of registration. Dated: October 5, 2005. Bernice Slutsky, Special Assistant for Biotechnology. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 195 / Tuesday, October 11, 2005 / 
Notices

[[Page 59028]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agriculture Research Service


Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and 
Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st 
Century Agriculture Meeting

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App. II, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a 
meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century 
Agriculture (AC21).

DATES: October 24-25, 2005, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 24 and 8 a.m. 
to 4 p.m. on October 25. Written requests to make oral presentations at 
the meeting must be received by the contact person identified herein at 
least three business days before the meeting.

ADDRESSES: Room 107A, USDA Jamie L. Whitten Building, 12th Street and 
Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 2025. Members of the public should 
enter the building through the Jefferson Drive entrance. Requests to 
make oral presentations at the meeting may be sent to the contact 
person at USDA, Office of the Deputy Secretary, 202 B Jamie L. Whitten 
Federal Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive, SW., Washington, DC 
20250.

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 tenth meeting of the AC21 has been 
scheduled for October 24-25, 2005. The AC21 consists of 19 members 
representing the biotechnology industry, the seed industry, 
international plant genetics research, farmers, food manufacturers, 
commodity processors and shippers, environmental and consumer groups, 
and academic researchers. In addition, representatives from the 
Departments of Commerce, Health and Human Services, and State, and the 
Environmental Protection Agency, the Council on Environmental Quality, 
and the Office of the United States Trade Representative serve as ``ex 
officio'' members.
    At this meeting, one new AC21 member will be introduced and the 
Committee will continue ongoing work towards completion of a paper 
examining the impacts of agricultural biotechnology on American 
agriculture and USDA over the next 5 to 10 years, specifically to 
review and revise a new draft Chair's text for the paper.
    Background information regarding the work of the AC21 will be 
available on the USDA Web site at http://www.usda.gov/agencies/biotech/
ac21.html. On October 24, 2005, if time permits, reasonable provision 
will be made for oral presentations of no more than five minutes each 
in duration.
    The meeting will be open to the public, but space is limited. If 
you would like to attend the meetings, you must register by contacting 
Ms. Dianne Harmon at (202) 720-4074, by fax at (202) 720-3191 or by E-
mail at dharmon@ars.usda.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting. 
Please provide your name, title, business affiliation, address, and 
telephone and fax numbers when you register. If you require a sign 
language interpreter or other special accommodation due to disability, 
please indicate those needs at the time of registration.

    Dated: October 5, 2005.
Bernice Slutsky,
Special Assistant for Biotechnology.
[FR Doc. 05-20334 Filed 10-7-05; 8:45 am]
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