Peanut Standards Board, 62985-62986 [E6-18041]

Download as PDF 62985 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 208 Friday, October 27, 2006 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES October 24, 2006. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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Comments regarding these information collections are best assured of having their full effect if received within 30 days of this notification. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 displays a currently valid OMB control number. Agricultural Marketing Service Title: Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). OMB Control Number: 0581–NEW. Summary of Collection: The FederalState Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP) operates pursuant to the authority of the Agricultural Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et seq.). Section 204(b) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make available funds to State Departments of Agriculture, State bureaus and departments of markets, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State agencies for cooperative projects in marketing service and in marketing research to effectuate the purposes of title II of the Agricultural Act of 1946. FSMIP provides matching grants on a competitive basis to enable States to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system. Need and Use of the Information: The information collection requirements in this request are needed to implement the Federal-State Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP). The information will be used by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to establish the entity’s eligibility for participation, the suitability of the budget for the proposed project, and compliance with applicable Federal regulations. Description of Respondents: State, local or tribal government. Number of Respondents: 40. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: annually; semi-annually. Total Burden Hours: 4,730. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E6–18043 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. FV06–996–2 N] Peanut Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for selection to the Board to fill a vacant Board position for the remainder of a term of office ending June 30, 2009. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before December 1, 2006. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Dawana J. Clark, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, Unit 155, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737: Telephone: (301) 734–5243; Fax: (301) 734–5275; E-mail: Dawana.Clark@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1308 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary regarding the establishment of quality and handling standards for all domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States. The Farm Bill requires the Secretary to consult with the Board before the Secretary establishes or changes quality and handling standards for peanuts. The Farm Bill provides that the Board consist of 18 members, with three producers and three industry representatives from the States specified in each of the following producing regions: (a) Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida); (b) Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico); and (c) Virginia/Carolina (Virginia and North Carolina). E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1 62986 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 208 / Friday, October 27, 2006 / Notices For the initial appointments, the Farm Bill required the Secretary to stagger the terms of the members so that: (a) One producer member and peanut industry member from each peanut producing region serves a one-year term; (b) one producer member and peanut industry member from each peanut producing region serves a two-year term; and (c) one producer member and peanut industry member from each peanut producing region serves a three-year term. The term ‘‘peanut industry representatives’’ includes, but is not limited to, representatives of shellers, manufacturers, buying points, marketing associations and marketing cooperatives. The Farm Bill exempted the appointment of the Board from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA invites those individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed above to nominate individuals for membership on the Board. Nominees sought by this action would fill a vacant industry representative position from the Virginia-Carolina peanut producing region. The new member would serve for the remainder of a 3-year term of office ending June 30, 2009. Nominees should complete a Peanut Standards Board Background Information form and submit it to Mrs. Clark. Copies of this form may be obtained at the internet site: http:// www.ams.usda.gov/fv/peanutfarmbill.htm, or from Mrs. Clark. USDA seeks a diverse group of members representing the peanut industry. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the Board in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Board have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups within the peanut industry, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated abilities to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7958. Dated: October 24, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–18041 Filed 10–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:53 Oct 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. TM–07–01] Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the FederalState Marketing Improvement Program (FSMIP); Notice of Request for Emergency Review and Approval of a New Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces the availability of approximately $1.3 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year 2007 to enable States to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system. Eligible applicants include State departments of agriculture, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State Agencies. Applicants are encouraged to involve industry groups, academia, communitybased organizations, and other stakeholders in developing proposals and conducting projects. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), AMS is requesting emergency review and approval of a new information collection. Proposals will be accepted through February 12, 2007. Comments regarding the information collection requirement under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 must be received on or before December 26, 2006. ADDRESSES: Submit proposals and other required documents to: FSMIP Staff Officer, Transportation and Marketing Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 4009 South Building, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720–8043; e-mail janise.zygmont@usda.gov. Comments concerning the information collection requirements should be sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB: Attention: Desk Officer for AMS, Washington, DC 20503. Please indicate that your comments refer to Docket No. TM–07–01. Comments concerning the information collection requirements also should be sent to the FSMIP Staff Officer at the above address. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janise Zygmont, FSMIP Staff Officer; telephone (202) 720–8043; fax (202) 690–4948; or e-mail janise.zygmont@usda.gov. FSMIP is authorized under Section 204(b) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.). FSMIP provides matching grants on a competitive basis to enable States to explore new market opportunities for U.S. food and agricultural products and to encourage research and innovation aimed at improving the efficiency and performance of the U.S. marketing system. Eligible applicants include State departments of agriculture, State agricultural experiment stations, and other appropriate State agencies. Other organizations interested in participating in this program should contact their State Department of Agriculture’s Marketing Division. State agencies specifically named under the authorizing legislation should assume the lead role in FSMIP projects, and use cooperative or contractual linkages with other agencies, universities, institutions, and producer, industry or communitybased organizations as appropriate. Multi-State projects are encouraged as long as one State assumes the coordinating role, using appropriate cooperative arrangements with the other States involved. Proposals must be accompanied by completed Standard Forms (SF) 424 and 424A. AMS will not approve the use of FSMIP funds for advertising or, with limited exceptions, for the purchase of equipment. Detailed program guidelines may be obtained from the contact listed above, and are available at the FSMIP Web site: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ tmd/fsmip.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background FSMIP funds a wide range of applied research projects that address barriers, challenges, and opportunities in marketing, transportation, and distribution of U.S. food and agricultural products domestically and internationally. Eligible agricultural categories include livestock, livestock products, food and feed crops, fish and shellfish, horticulture, viticulture, apiary, and forest products and processed or manufactured products derived from such commodities. Reflecting the growing diversity of U.S. agriculture, in recent years, FSMIP has funded projects dealing with nutraceuticals, bioenergy, compost, and products made from agricultural residues. E:\FR\FM\27OCN1.SGM 27OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 208 (Friday, October 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62985-62986]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-18041]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. FV06-996-2 N]


Peanut Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 requires 
the Secretary of Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board 
(Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and 
handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The 
initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 
5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for 
selection to the Board to fill a vacant Board position for the 
remainder of a term of office ending June 30, 2009. The Board consists 
of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before December 1, 
2006.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Dawana J. Clark, Marketing 
Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 
Unit 155, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737: Telephone: (301) 734-
5243; Fax: (301) 734-5275; E-mail: Dawana.Clark@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1308 of the Farm Security and Rural 
Investment Act of 2002 (Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of 
Agriculture to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the 
purpose of advising the Secretary regarding the establishment of 
quality and handling standards for all domestic and imported peanuts 
marketed in the United States. The Farm Bill requires the Secretary to 
consult with the Board before the Secretary establishes or changes 
quality and handling standards for peanuts.
    The Farm Bill provides that the Board consist of 18 members, with 
three producers and three industry representatives from the States 
specified in each of the following producing regions: (a) Southeast 
(Alabama, Georgia, and Florida); (b) Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and 
New Mexico); and (c) Virginia/Carolina (Virginia and North Carolina).

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    For the initial appointments, the Farm Bill required the Secretary 
to stagger the terms of the members so that: (a) One producer member 
and peanut industry member from each peanut producing region serves a 
one-year term; (b) one producer member and peanut industry member from 
each peanut producing region serves a two-year term; and (c) one 
producer member and peanut industry member from each peanut producing 
region serves a three-year term. The term ``peanut industry 
representatives'' includes, but is not limited to, representatives of 
shellers, manufacturers, buying points, marketing associations and 
marketing cooperatives. The Farm Bill exempted the appointment of the 
Board from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 
initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 
5, 2002.
    USDA invites those individuals, organizations, and groups 
affiliated with the categories listed above to nominate individuals for 
membership on the Board. Nominees sought by this action would fill a 
vacant industry representative position from the Virginia-Carolina 
peanut producing region. The new member would serve for the remainder 
of a 3-year term of office ending June 30, 2009.
    Nominees should complete a Peanut Standards Board Background 
Information form and submit it to Mrs. Clark. Copies of this form may 
be obtained at the internet site: http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/peanut-farmbill.htm, or from Mrs. Clark. USDA seeks a diverse group of members 
representing the peanut industry. Equal opportunity practices will be 
followed in all appointments to the Board in accordance with USDA 
policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Board have taken 
into account the needs of the diverse groups within the peanut 
industry, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, 
individuals with demonstrated abilities to represent minorities, women, 
persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7958.

    Dated: October 24, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-18041 Filed 10-26-06; 8:45 am]
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