Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting, 74130-74131 [E8-28767]

Download as PDF 74130 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 235 Friday, December 5, 2008 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 dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES December 1, 2008. 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. Comments regarding (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.GOV or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250– 7602. 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The 2008 Farm Bill appropriated $1 million to NASS for assimilating and disseminating information. This survey will be a follow-on survey to the 2007 Census of Agriculture Survey and will use as a sampling universe every respondent on the 2007 Census of Agriculture Survey who reported organic production for sale in 2007. Data collection will be in the spring of 2009. Need and Use of the Information: Sales of organic products have been increasing at a rate of 20 percent annually according to the Organic Trade Association. This survey will provide organic information on acreage in production, commodity, expenses, marketing practices (handling, distribution, retail, and consumer purchasing patterns), and prices received by organic producers. Additionally, this survey will attempt to measure the contribution to the Organics industry from the operations currently transitioning to organic production and those producers that are exempt from the certification process due to not reaching the minimum sales threshold of $5,000. Description of Respondents: Farmers, ranchers and farm managers self identified as organic producers. Number of Respondents: 20,000. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: One time. Total Burden Hours: 9,975. Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–28771 Filed 12–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agricultural Marketing Service AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting. SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting. DATES: December 15; 1 p.m.–3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service Conference Room, Room 3074, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice M. Strachan, Plant Variety Protection Office (PVPO), Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, telephone number (301) 504–5518, fax (301) 504– 5291, or e-mail PVPOmail@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board is authorized under section 7 of the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2327). The Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on rules and regulations implementing the Act. On December 15, 2008, the Board will conduct a teleconference meeting to discuss improving the Plant Variety Protection Office Application Process and other related topics. The tentative agenda for the teleconference meeting includes: (1) Welcome and opening remarks; (2) Action on general recommendations from Board minutes of September 9, 2008 teleconference meeting; (3) Financial status of the PVP Office; (4) PVP outreach activities; and (5) Adjournment. The public may attend the teleconference at the following address: USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 235 / Friday, December 5, 2008 / Notices Conference Room, Room 3074, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. All attendees are required to register with the PVP Office at 301–504–5518 before December 11, 2008. Identification will be required to be admitted to the USDA’s South Building. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation should be directed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Minutes of the teleconference will be posted on the Internet Web site http:// www.ams.usda.gov/PVPO. Dated: December 1, 2008. William T. Sessions, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–28767 Filed 12–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Research Service Solicitation of Nominations Correction In notice document 08–27724 appearing on page 70613 in the issue of Friday, November 21, 2008, make the following correction: In the first column, the subject heading should read as set forth above. [FR Doc. 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The meetings are designed to assemble a wide range of producers and other stakeholders to discuss current challenges and potential new approaches for TB control and eradication in view of budgetary constraints. The meetings will be held in various geographical locations to facilitate attendance. Participants will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer written and oral comments. In that meeting notice, we provided the incorrect location for the December 16, 2008, public meeting in Washington, DC. The correct location is the Renaissance M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037. Done in Washington, DC, this 1st day of December 2008. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the new information collection, Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74131 DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before February 3, 2009 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Nicole Bernarsky, U.S. Forest Service, Grey Towers National Historical Site, P.O. Box 188, Milford, PA 18337. Comments also may be submitted via facsimile to (570) 296–9675 or by e-mail to: nbernarsky@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at Grey Towers National Historic Site during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (570) 296–9630 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Bernarsky, Grey Towers National Historic Site, (570) 296–9630. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Grey Towers Visitor Comment Card. OMB Number: 0596–New. Type of Request: New. Abstract: The Forest Service is proposing a new information collection for a visitor comment card to be used at Grey Towers. Located in Milford, Pennsylvania, Grey Towers was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family and later the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, America’s first forester and founder of the USDA Forest Service. In 1963, Gifford Bryce Pinchot, son of Gifford and Cornelia, donated Grey Towers and 102 acres to the U.S. Forest Service, the Federal agency founded by his father and which now administers the site. The U.S. Forest Service works with numerous partners to carry on the Pinchot legacy by delivering public programs, interpretive tours, and conservation education programs. Embracing a philosophy of preservation through use, Grey Towers, in partnership with the Pinchot Institute, also functions as an active conference center for conservation and natural resource issues. Today, conferences and seminars at the estate bring together a diversity of leading conservation and environmental thinkers to help guide the future of natural resource conservation. Grey Towers strives to provide quality-based programs and events; and participant input is vital to achieving this goal. The proposed comment card E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 235 (Friday, December 5, 2008)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-28767]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-ST-08-0102]


Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of teleconference meeting.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a 
forthcoming teleconference meeting of the Plant Variety Protection 
Board. Notice of this meeting is required under section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. This document is intended to notify the 
general public of their opportunity to attend the meeting.

DATES: December 15; 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the United States Department of 
Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service Conference Room, Room 3074, 
South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janice M. Strachan, Plant Variety 
Protection Office (PVPO), Science and Technology Programs, Agricultural 
Marketing Service, United States Department of Agriculture, telephone 
number (301) 504-5518, fax (301) 504-5291, or e-mail PVPOmail@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    The Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Board is authorized under 
section 7 of the Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2327). The 
Board advises the Secretary of Agriculture on rules and regulations 
implementing the Act. On December 15, 2008, the Board will conduct a 
teleconference meeting to discuss improving the Plant Variety 
Protection Office Application Process and other related topics.
    The tentative agenda for the teleconference meeting includes: (1) 
Welcome and opening remarks; (2) Action on general recommendations from 
Board minutes of September 9, 2008 teleconference meeting; (3) 
Financial status of the PVP Office; (4) PVP outreach activities; and 
(5) Adjournment.
    The public may attend the teleconference at the following address: 
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service

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Conference Room, Room 3074, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, 
SW., Washington, DC 20250. All attendees are required to register with 
the PVP Office at 301-504-5518 before December 11, 2008. Identification 
will be required to be admitted to the USDA's South Building.
    This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. 
Requests for sign language interpretation should be directed to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Minutes of the 
teleconference will be posted on the Internet Web site http://
www.ams.usda.gov/PVPO.

    Dated: December 1, 2008.
William T. Sessions,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-28767 Filed 12-4-08; 8:45 am]
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