Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade; Renewal, 33700-33701 [2011-14290]

Download as PDF 33700 Notices Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 111 Thursday, June 9, 2011 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. U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of the public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries or comments regarding the renewal of this committee may be sent by electronic mail to: Lorie.Fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov and Steffon.Brown@fas.usda.gov, in the Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs (OASA), or by fax to (202) 720– 0340. OASA may be reached by telephone at (202) 720–6219, with inquiries directed to Lorie Fitzsimmons or Steffon Brown. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Introduction 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 this committee is to advise the Secretary 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. E:\FR\FM\09JNN1.SGM 09JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 111 / Thursday, June 9, 2011 / Notices Rechartering of Existing Committees Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), FAS gives notice that the Secretary and the USTR have renewed the APAC. In 1974, Congress established a private sector advisory committee system to ensure that U.S. trade policy and negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. The private sector advisory committee system currently consists of the following three tiers: • The President’s Advisory Committee on Trade and Policy Negotiations; • Five general policy advisory committees, including the APAC; and • Twenty-two technical advisory committees, including the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs). The renewal of the APAC is in the public interest in connection with USDA’s performance of duties imposed on USDA by the Trade Act of 1974, as amended. Dated: June 3, 2011. Suzanne Heinen, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2011–14290 Filed 6–8–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Renewal Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), has renewed the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs). DATES: Effective: June 9, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries or comments regarding the renewal of these committees may be sent by electronic mail to: Lorie.Fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov and Steffon.Brown@fas.usda.gov, or by fax to (202) 720–0340. The Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs may be reached by telephone at (202) 720– 6219, with inquiries directed to Lorie Fitzsimmons or Steffon Brown. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 111 (Thursday, June 9, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33700-33701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-14290]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade; Renewal

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is 
hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in 
coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), has 
renewed the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC).

DATES: Effective: June 9, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries or comments regarding the 
renewal of this committee may be sent by electronic mail to: 
Lorie.Fitzsimmons@fas.usda.gov and Steffon.Brown@fas.usda.gov, in the 
Office of Agreements and Scientific Affairs (OASA), or by fax to (202) 
720-0340. OASA may be reached by telephone at (202) 720-6219, with 
inquiries directed to Lorie Fitzsimmons or Steffon Brown.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Introduction

    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 this committee is to advise the Secretary 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.

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Rechartering of Existing Committees

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix), 
FAS gives notice that the Secretary and the USTR have renewed the APAC.
    In 1974, Congress established a private sector advisory committee 
system to ensure that U.S. trade policy and negotiation objectives 
adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests. The private 
sector advisory committee system currently consists of the following 
three tiers:
     The President's Advisory Committee on Trade and Policy 
Negotiations;
     Five general policy advisory committees, including the 
APAC; and
     Twenty-two technical advisory committees, including the 
Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs).
    The renewal of the APAC is in the public interest in connection 
with USDA's performance of duties imposed on USDA by the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended.

    Dated: June 3, 2011.
Suzanne Heinen,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-14290 Filed 6-8-11; 8:45 am]
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