Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting, 4369 [E9-1314]

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Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22, 36 CFR 220.5(b) and Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) Dated: January 16, 2009. Jeanne M. Higgins, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. E9–1601 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4369 Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 2009. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202. Written comments may be filed before or within a reasonable time after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 5041A, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Reilly, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, Telephone: 202–720–4333, Fax: 202– 720–9013, or e-mail: HQ_OA@nass.usda.gov. The Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which consists of 25 members appointed from 7 categories covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has scheduled a meeting on February 24–25, 2009. The meeting will focus on the following topics: 2007 Agricultural Census Results and Issues, 2012 Agricultural Census Content, Data Enclave update, and NASS Status of Programs. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) will hold a Data User meeting on Wednesday, February 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the same location. The ARMS meeting is optional but open to the public. The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public may file written comments to the USDA Advisory Committee contact person before or within a reasonable time after the meeting. All statements will become a part of the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated January 7, 2009, at Washington, DC. Joseph T. Reilly, Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. [FR Doc. E9–1314 Filed 1–23–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 15 (Monday, January 26, 2009)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of 
the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 
Tuesday, February 24, 2009, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 
February 25, 2009. There will be an opportunity for public questions 
and comments at 9:30 a.m. on February 25, 2009.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the Crystal City 
Marriott at Reagan National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, 
Arlington, Virginia, 22202. Written comments may be filed before or 
within a reasonable time after the meeting with the contact person 
identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 
5041A, South Building, Washington, DC 20250-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joe Reilly, Executive Director, 
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, Telephone: 202-720-4333, 
Fax: 202-720-9013, or e-mail: HQ_OA@nass.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, which consists of 25 members appointed from 7 categories 
covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has 
scheduled a meeting on February 24-25, 2009. The meeting will focus on 
the following topics: 2007 Agricultural Census Results and Issues, 2012 
Agricultural Census Content, Data Enclave update, and NASS Status of 
Programs. The Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) will hold 
a Data User meeting on Wednesday, February 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
in the same location. The ARMS meeting is optional but open to the 
public.
    The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public may file 
written comments to the USDA Advisory Committee contact person before 
or within a reasonable time after the meeting. All statements will 
become a part of the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on 
Agriculture Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in 
the office of the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

    Dated January 7, 2009, at Washington, DC.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. E9-1314 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]
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