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Download as PDF 33988 Notices Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 133 Tuesday, July 14, 2009 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 Commodity Credit Corporation mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets: Nominations Announcement Type: New. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.603. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that nominations are being sought for twenty (20) qualified persons to serve on the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets (the Committee). The role of the Committee is to provide information and advice, based upon knowledge and expertise of the members, useful to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in implementing the Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The Committee also recommends ways to enhance agricultural exports through the involvement of the U.S. private sector in emerging markets and reviews qualified proposals submitted to the Program for funding technical assistance activities, from a business perspective. DATES: Written nominations must be received by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) by 5 p.m. on August 13, 2009. ADDRESSES: All nominating materials should be sent to Mark Slupek, Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Portals Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024, phone: (202) 720–4327. Forms may also be submitted by fax to (202) 720–9361. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons interested in serving on the Committee, or in nominating individuals to serve, should contact Ilah Barnes, by telephone (202) 720–4327, by fax (202) 720–9361, or by electronic mail to emo@fas.usda.gov and request Form AD–755 and Form SF–181. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for communication of VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:50 Jul 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is authorized by section 1542 of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990, as amended. The overall purpose of the Committee is to provide USDA with information that may be useful in carrying out the provisions of the EMP. The Committee is composed of representatives of the various sectors of the food and rural business systems of the United States. More information about the purpose and function of the Committee and about the EMP may be found at the FAS/Emerging Markets Program Web site: http:// www.fas.usda.gov/mos/em-markets/emmarkets.asp. Form AD–755 is required and is available on the EMP home page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/mos/emmarkets/Form%20AD–755.doc. In addition, FAS encourages the submission of the optional form AD– 1086 (Applicant Supplemental Sheet), available on the Internet at http:// www.fas.usda.gov/admin/ad1086.pdf. The members of the Committee are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve at the discretion of the Secretary. Committee members serve without compensation, but can receive reimbursement for travel expenses to attend committee meetings, if requested, in accordance with USDA travel regulations. The Committee has a balanced membership of up to 20 members, representing a broad cross-section of the U.S. agricultural and agribusiness industry. All appointments will expire 2 years from the date of appointment. The Secretary may renew an appointment for one or more additional terms. Most meetings will be held in Washington, DC, though other locations may be selected on an occasional basis. Committee meetings will be open to the public, unless the Secretary of Agriculture determines that the Committee will be discussing issues, the disclosure of which justify closing all or a portion of a meeting, in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c). Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that the work of PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Committee takes into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent the interest of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. Members should have experience, expertise, and knowledge of international agriculture and of trade and development issues as they affect emerging markets. No person, company, producer, farm organization, trade association, or other entity has a right to representation on the Committee. In making selections, every effort will be made to maintain balanced representation of the various broad industries within the United States as well as geographic diversity. Signed at Washington, DC, on the 1st day of July, 2009. Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service and Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–16707 Filed 7–13–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Conduct an Information Collection AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. 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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 133 / Tuesday, July 14, 2009 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets: Nominations

    Announcement Type: New.
    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.603.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that nominations are being sought for 
twenty (20) qualified persons to serve on the Advisory Committee on 
Emerging Markets (the Committee). The role of the Committee is to 
provide information and advice, based upon knowledge and expertise of 
the members, useful to the Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 
implementing the Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The Committee also 
recommends ways to enhance agricultural exports through the involvement 
of the U.S. private sector in emerging markets and reviews qualified 
proposals submitted to the Program for funding technical assistance 
activities, from a business perspective.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by the Foreign Agricultural 
Service (FAS) by 5 p.m. on August 13, 2009.

ADDRESSES: All nominating materials should be sent to Mark Slupek, 
Program Operations Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Portals Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024, phone: (202) 720-4327. 
Forms may also be submitted by fax to (202) 720-9361.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons interested in serving on the 
Committee, or in nominating individuals to serve, should contact Ilah 
Barnes, by telephone (202) 720-4327, by fax (202) 720-9361, or by 
electronic mail to emo@fas.usda.gov and request Form AD-755 and Form 
SF-181. Persons with disabilities who require an alternative means for 
communication of information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) 
should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is authorized by section 1542 
of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990, as 
amended. The overall purpose of the Committee is to provide USDA with 
information that may be useful in carrying out the provisions of the 
EMP. The Committee is composed of representatives of the various 
sectors of the food and rural business systems of the United States. 
More information about the purpose and function of the Committee and 
about the EMP may be found at the FAS/Emerging Markets Program Web 
site: http://www.fas.usda.gov/mos/em-markets/em-markets.asp. Form AD-
755 is required and is available on the EMP home page at http://www.fas.usda.gov/mos/em-markets/Form%20AD-755.doc. In addition, FAS 
encourages the submission of the optional form AD-1086 (Applicant 
Supplemental Sheet), available on the Internet at http://www.fas.usda.gov/admin/ad1086.pdf. The members of the Committee are 
appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve at the discretion 
of the Secretary. Committee members serve without compensation, but can 
receive reimbursement for travel expenses to attend committee meetings, 
if requested, in accordance with USDA travel regulations.
    The Committee has a balanced membership of up to 20 members, 
representing a broad cross-section of the U.S. agricultural and 
agribusiness industry. All appointments will expire 2 years from the 
date of appointment. The Secretary may renew an appointment for one or 
more additional terms.
    Most meetings will be held in Washington, DC, though other 
locations may be selected on an occasional basis. Committee meetings 
will be open to the public, unless the Secretary of Agriculture 
determines that the Committee will be discussing issues, the disclosure 
of which justify closing all or a portion of a meeting, in accordance 
with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c).
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, 
or sexual orientation. To ensure that the work of the Committee takes 
into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership 
shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated 
ability to represent the interest of minorities, women, and persons 
with disabilities.
    Members should have experience, expertise, and knowledge of 
international agriculture and of trade and development issues as they 
affect emerging markets. No person, company, producer, farm 
organization, trade association, or other entity has a right to 
representation on the Committee. In making selections, every effort 
will be made to maintain balanced representation of the various broad 
industries within the United States as well as geographic diversity.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on the 1st day of July, 2009.
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service and Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
 [FR Doc. E9-16707 Filed 7-13-09; 8:45 am]
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