Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, 20972 [06-3846]

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Nominees will be supplied with a biographical information form that must be completed and returned to USDA within 10 working days of its receipt. Completed biographical information forms are required for a nominee to receive consideration for appointment by the Secretary. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the NOSB in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the members of the NOSB take into account the needs of the diverse groups that are served by the Department, membership on the NOSB will include, to the extent practicable, individuals who demonstrate the ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. The information collection requirements concerning the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:56 Apr 21, 2006 Jkt 208001 nomination process have been previously cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control No. 0505–0001. Dated: April 18, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–6075 Filed 4–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. FV–06–377] Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to notify all interested parties that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold a Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting that is open to the public. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Committee to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary of Agriculture on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting. DATES: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, June 28, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street, SW., Washington, DC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Designated Federal Official, USDA, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs. Telephone: (202) 690–0182. Facsimile: (202) 720–0016. email: andrew.hatch@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), the Secretary of Agriculture established the Committee in August 2001 to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. The Committee was rechartered in July 2003 and again in June 2005 with new members appointed by USDA from industry nominations. AMS Deputy Administrator for Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Robert C. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Keeney, serves as the Committee’s Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission areas and other government agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry will be called upon to participate in the Committee’s meetings to the public so that they may attend and present their recommendations. Reference the date and address section of this announcement for the time and place of the meeting. Topics of discussion at the advisory committee meeting will include: the Speciality Crop Block Grant Program; sustainable agriculture; U.S. produce industry labor and immigration issues; the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program; the 2007 Farm Bill; state and federal minimum quality requirements and grade standards; and overviews of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) program and government support of Produce for Better Health Foundation initiatives. Those parties that would like to speak at the meeting should register on or before June 16, 2006. To register as a speaker, please e-mail your name, affiliation, business address, e-mail address, and phone number to Mr. Andrew Hatch at: andrew.hatch@usda.gov or facsimile to (202) 720–0016. Speakers who have registered in advance will be given priority. Groups and individuals may submit comments for the Committee’s consideration to the same e-mail address. The meeting will be recorded, and information about obtaining a transcript will be provided at the meeting. The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. Equal opportunity practices were considered in all appointments to the Committee in accordance with USDA policies. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: April 18, 2006. Lloyd Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 06–3846 Filed 4–21–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M E:\FR\FM\24APN1.SGM 24APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 78 (Monday, April 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. FV-06-377]


Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to notify all interested parties 
that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold a Fruit and 
Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting that is open 
to the public. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established 
the Committee to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit 
and vegetable industry and to provide suggestions and ideas to the 
Secretary of Agriculture on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet 
the fruit and vegetable industry's needs. This notice sets forth the 
schedule and location for the meeting.

DATES: Tuesday, June 27, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 
June 28, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn 
Capitol, 550 C Street, SW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Hatch, Designated Federal 
Official, USDA, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs. Telephone: (202) 
690-0182. Facsimile: (202) 720-0016. e-mail: andrew.hatch@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), the Secretary of Agriculture established 
the Committee in August 2001 to examine the full spectrum of issues 
faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide suggestions 
and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet 
the fruit and vegetable industry's needs. The Committee was rechartered 
in July 2003 and again in June 2005 with new members appointed by USDA 
from industry nominations.
    AMS Deputy Administrator for Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Robert 
C. Keeney, serves as the Committee's Executive Secretary. 
Representatives from USDA mission areas and other government agencies 
affecting the fruit and vegetable industry will be called upon to 
participate in the Committee's meetings to the public so that they may 
attend and present their recommendations. Reference the date and 
address section of this announcement for the time and place of the 
meeting.
    Topics of discussion at the advisory committee meeting will 
include: the Speciality Crop Block Grant Program; sustainable 
agriculture; U.S. produce industry labor and immigration issues; the 
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program; the 2007 Farm Bill; state 
and federal minimum quality requirements and grade standards; and 
overviews of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) program 
and government support of Produce for Better Health Foundation 
initiatives.
    Those parties that would like to speak at the meeting should 
register on or before June 16, 2006. To register as a speaker, please 
e-mail your name, affiliation, business address, e-mail address, and 
phone number to Mr. Andrew Hatch at: andrew.hatch@usda.gov or facsimile 
to (202) 720-0016. Speakers who have registered in advance will be 
given priority. Groups and individuals may submit comments for the 
Committee's consideration to the same e-mail address. The meeting will 
be recorded, and information about obtaining a transcript will be 
provided at the meeting.
    The Secretary of Agriculture selected a diverse group of members 
representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing 
suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the 
fruit and vegetable industry's needs. Equal opportunity practices were 
considered in all appointments to the Committee in accordance with USDA 
policies.
    If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language 
interpreter, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

    Dated: April 18, 2006.
Lloyd Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 06-3846 Filed 4-21-06; 8:45 am]
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