Peanut Standards Board, 49249 [E7-16977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 28, 2007 / Notices All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the above address and may be viewed at https:// www.regulations.gov. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: August 22, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–16972 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. AMS–FV–07–0108; FV07–996– 2 N] Peanut Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations to fill vacancies. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 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 two vacant Board positions for the remainder of a term of office ending June 30, 2010. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before September 27, 2007. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Aug 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 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). 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 one vacant producer member position in each of the Southeast and Virginia-Carolina producing regions. The new members would serve for the remainder of a 3-year term of office ending June 30, 2010. 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: https:// 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. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49249 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7958. Dated: August 22, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–16977 Filed 8–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Woodsy Owl Official Licensee Royalty Statement Forest Service, USDA. Request for Comment; Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-FV-07-0108; FV07-996-2 N]


Peanut Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations to fill vacancies.

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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 two vacant Board positions for the 
remainder of a term of office ending June 30, 2010. The Board consists 
of 18 members representing producers and industry representatives.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before September 27, 
2007.

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).
    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 one 
vacant producer member position in each of the Southeast and Virginia-
Carolina producing regions. The new members would serve for the 
remainder of a 3-year term of office ending June 30, 2010.
    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: https://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: August 22, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E7-16977 Filed 8-27-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P