Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade, 23223-23224 [2010-10273]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 84 / Monday, May 3, 2010 / Notices cooperating State agencies and poultry industry members, serves an essential function by acting as liaison between the poultry industry and the Department in matters pertaining to poultry health. In addition, the Committee assists the Department in planning, organizing, and conducting the NPIP Biennial Conference. At the meetings and Biennial Conferences, the Committee discusses significant poultry health issues and makes recommendations to improve the NPIP program. Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meetings include: 1. Salmonella enteritidis in meat-type chickens. 2. Salmonella isolation and identification protocol. 3. Notifiable avian influenza. 4. Avian mycoplasmosis. The meetings will be open to the public. The sessions held on September 1 and 2, 2010, will include delegates to the NPIP Biennial Conference. However, due to time constraints, the public will not be allowed to participate in the discussions during either of the meetings. Written statements on meeting topics may be filed with the Committee before or after the meetings by sending them to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements may also be filed at the meetings. Please refer to Docket No. APHIS–2010–0026 when submitting your statements. This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Done in Washington, DC, this 27th day of April 2010. Kevin Shea Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10278 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2010–0046] erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Multi-Agency Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Federal Select Agent Program; Public Meeting AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This is to notify all interested parties, including individuals and entities possessing, using, or VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:30 Apr 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 transferring biological agents and toxins listed in 7 CFR 331.3, 9 CFR 121.3 and 121.4, or 42 CFR 73.3 and 73.4, that a meeting will be held to provide regulatory guidance related to the Federal Select Agent Program established under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The meeting is being organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Justice’s Federal Bureau of Investigation. Issues to be discussed include entity registration, security risk assessments, biosafety requirements, and security measures. DATES: The meeting will be held on June 15, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Persons who wish to attend the meeting must register by May 15, 2010. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, NV. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: APHIS: Ms. Sherylyn Roberson, Veterinary Permit Examiner, APHIS Select Agent Program, VS, ASAP, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 2, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 734– 5960. CDC: Dr. Alia Legaux, Public Health Advisor/Inspector, Division of Select Agents and Toxins, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road MS A–46, Atlanta, GA 30333; (404) 718–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title II of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, ‘‘Enhancing Controls on Dangerous Biological Agents and Toxins’’ (sections 201 through 231), provides for the regulation of certain biological agents and toxins by the Department of Health and Human Services (subtitle A, sections 201–204) and the Department of Agriculture (subtitle B, sections 211–213), and provides for interagency coordination between the two departments regarding overlap agents and toxins (subtitle C, section 221). For the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been designated as the agency with primary responsibility for implementing the provisions of the Act; the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is the agency fulfilling that role for the Department of Agriculture. CDC and APHIS list select agents and toxins in 42 CFR 73.3 and 73.4, 7 CFR 331.3, and 9 CFR 121.3 and 121.4, respectively. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Criminal Justice PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23223 Information Service conducts security risk assessments of all individuals and nongovernmental entities that request to possess, use, or transfer select agents and toxins. The meeting announced here is an opportunity for the regulated community (i.e., registered entity responsible officials, alternate responsible officials, and entity owners) and other interested individuals to obtain specific regulatory guidance and information on standards concerning biosafety and biosecurity issues related to the Federal Select Agent Program. Representatives from CDC, APHIS, and the FBI will be present at the meeting to address questions and concerns. Entity registration, security risk assessments, biosafety requirements, and security measures are among the issues that will be discussed. All attendees must register in advance of the meeting. Interested parties may call 1–800–648–1177 to register. In addition, registration forms are available on the Internet at (https:// www.selectagents.gov). All registration forms must be submitted by May 15, 2010. Travel directions to John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel are available on the Internet at (https:// janugget.travelscream.com/map). RTC RIDE Route 21 (from RTC Centennial Plaza) serves the hotel. If you require special accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, please call or write one of the individuals listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Done in Washington, DC, this 27th day of April 2010. Kevin Shea Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10277 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of closed meetings. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs) will hold closed meetings on May 6, 2010. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1 23224 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 84 / Monday, May 3, 2010 / Notices The advisory committees are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The meetings are closed to the public in accordance with the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2), and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)(6). USTR has determined that public access to the meetings would seriously compromise the development by the U.S. government of trade policy priorities, negotiating objectives, or bargaining positions with respect to the operation of trade agreements and other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States. Topics will include Doha Round negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), WTO accession negotiations, and negotiations in bilateral and regional free trade agreements. DATES: The meetings are scheduled for May 6, 2010, unless otherwise notified. ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorie Fitzsimmons by phone at (202) 720–3430 or by e-mail at lorie.fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov. The APAC is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93–618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The committee is intended to ensure that representative elements of the private sector have an opportunity to express their views to the U.S. government. The ATACs are comprised of six committees covering the following commodity sectors: Animals and Animal Products; Fruits and Vegetables; Grains, Feed and Oilseeds; Processed Foods; Sweeteners and Sweetener Products and Tobacco; Peanuts and Planting Seeds. Each is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93– 618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). These committees address the technical aspects of issues and provide advice to the benefit of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR. The committees meet at the call of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR through the respective Designated Federal Officers depending on the level of activity in trade agreement negotiations and/or other matters erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:35 Apr 30, 2010 Jkt 220001 concerning the administration of trade policy, the needs of the Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR, and the activity of the technical-level committees. Signed at Washington, DC, on April 19, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–10273 Filed 4–30–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Request for Nominations for the Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) Forest Service, USDA. Notice of request for nominations for the Colorado Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Nominations are being sought for certain positions to serve on the Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) operating in the state of Colorado for the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM). New members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) and serve threeyear terms. Members are being sought to represent each of the following interests: (1) Winter motorized recreation, (2) Summer motorized recreation, (3) Summer non-motorized recreation, (4) Non-motorized outfitter guides, (5) Local environmental groups, (6) State tourism official, and (7) Indian tribes. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Recreation RAC. Current members who have only served one term may also apply. Application packets for Recreation RACs can be obtained on the Web at https://www.fs.fed.us/ passespermits/rrac-application.shtml or by e-mailing pdevore@fs.fed.us. Interested parties may also contact Pam DeVore, U.S. Forest Service, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401 or call 303– 275–5043. All nominations must consist of a completed application packet that includes background information and other information that addresses a nominee’s qualifications. DATES: All applications must be received by the appropriate office listed below on or before June 15, 2010. This timeframe may be extended if officials do not receive applications for needed positions. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ADDRESSES: Interested persons may submit nominations to the Colorado RRAC by U.S. Mail or Express Delivery to Pam DeVore, Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401. Nominations may also be sent via e-mail to pdevore@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone wanting further information regarding this request for nominations may contact the designated federal official: Steve Sherwood, Recreation RAC DFO, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO 80401 or 303–275–5135. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), signed December 2004, requires that the Forest Service and the BLM provide Recreation RACs with an opportunity to make recommendations to the two agencies on certain types of proposed recreation fee changes. REA allows the agencies to use existing advisory councils, such as BLM Resource Advisory Councils (RACs), or to establish new committees as appropriate. The Forest Service and BLM elected to jointly use existing BLM RACs in the states of Arizona, Idaho, the Dakotas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah. In 2006, the Forest Service chartered new Recreation RACs for the states of California and Colorado, and for the Forest Service Pacific Northwest, Eastern and Southern Regions. The Forest Service is using an existing advisory board for the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota. In addition, the Governors of three states—Alaska, Nebraska and Wyoming—requested that their State be exempt from the REA–R/RAC requirement, and the two Departments concurred with the exemptions. Members were appointed to the Colorado Recreation RAC in July 2007 for either two-year or three-year terms. The Recreation RACs provide recreation fee recommendations to both the Forest Service and the BLM. These committees make recreation fee program recommendations on implementing or eliminating standard amenity fees; expanded amenity fees; and noncommercial, individual special recreation permit fees; expanding or limiting the recreation fee program; and fee-level changes. Recreation RAC Composition: Each Recreation RAC consists of 11 members appointed by the Secretary. REA provided flexibility to modify the specified membership of the RAC ‘‘as appropriate’’ to ensure a fair and balanced representation of recreation interests. E:\FR\FM\03MYN1.SGM 03MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 84 (Monday, May 3, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23223-23224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10273]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade 
and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of closed meetings.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Policy Advisory 
Committee for Trade (APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory 
Committees for Trade (ATACs) will hold closed meetings on May 6, 2010.

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The advisory committees are administered by the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(USTR). The meetings are closed to the public in accordance with the 
Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2), and the Government in the 
Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)(6). USTR has determined that public 
access to the meetings would seriously compromise the development by 
the U.S. government of trade policy priorities, negotiating objectives, 
or bargaining positions with respect to the operation of trade 
agreements and other matters arising in connection with the 
development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of 
the United States. Topics will include Doha Round negotiations in the 
World Trade Organization (WTO), WTO accession negotiations, and 
negotiations in bilateral and regional free trade agreements.

DATES: The meetings are scheduled for May 6, 2010, unless otherwise 
notified.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lorie Fitzsimmons by phone at (202) 
720-3430 or by e-mail at lorie.fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The APAC is authorized by sections 135(c)(1) 
and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. L. 93-618, 19 U.S.C. 
2155). The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the USTR concerning agricultural trade policy. The 
committee is intended to ensure that representative elements of the 
private sector have an opportunity to express their views to the U.S. 
government.
    The ATACs are comprised of six committees covering the following 
commodity sectors: Animals and Animal Products; Fruits and Vegetables; 
Grains, Feed and Oilseeds; Processed Foods; Sweeteners and Sweetener 
Products and Tobacco; Peanuts and Planting Seeds. Each is authorized by 
sections 135(c)(1) and (2) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Pub. 
L. 93-618, 19 U.S.C. 2155). These committees address the technical 
aspects of issues and provide advice to the benefit of the Secretary of 
Agriculture and the USTR.
    The committees meet at the call of the Secretary of Agriculture and 
the USTR through the respective Designated Federal Officers depending 
on the level of activity in trade agreement negotiations and/or other 
matters concerning the administration of trade policy, the needs of the 
Secretary of Agriculture and the USTR, and the activity of the 
technical-level committees.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on April 19, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-10273 Filed 4-30-10; 8:45 am]
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