Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Request for Nominations, 77015 [2012-31343]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices insular area, nation, and/or international community. An additional 20 points will be used to evaluate overall merit/quality of the case made for each nomination. Prior to the panel being convened, shortage situation nominations will be evaluated and scored according to the established scoring system by a primary reviewer. When the panel convenes, the primary reviewer will present each nomination orally in summary form. After each presentation, panelists will have an opportunity, if necessary, to discuss the nomination, with the primary reviewer leading the discussion and recording comments. After the panel discussion is complete, any scoring revisions will be made by and at the discretion of the primary reviewer. The panel is then polled to recommend, or not recommend, the shortage situation for designation. Nominations scoring 70 or higher by the primary reviewer (on a scale of 0 to 100), and receiving a simple majority vote in support of designation as a shortage situation will be ‘‘recommended for designation as a shortage situation.’’ Nominations scoring below 70 by the primary reviewer, and failure to achieve a simple majority vote in support of designation will be ‘‘not recommended for designation as a shortage situation.’’ In the event of a discrepancy between the primary reviewer’s scoring and the panel poll results, the VMLRP program manager will be authorized to make the final determination on the nomination’s designation. Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of December, 2012. Meryl Broussard, Deputy Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2012–31407 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Advocacy and Outreach Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Request for Nominations Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA. ACTION: Extension of time for submitting nominations. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture will extend the time to submit nominations and applications to serve on the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (the ‘‘Committee’’) for an SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 additional term of 2 years through December 14, 2014. This will give interested persons additional time to prepare and submit nomination packages. Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before January 15, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R. J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250–0170; Telephone (202) 720–6350; Fax (202) 720–7704; Email: rj.cabrera@osec.usda.gov. DATES: Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial delivery to: Mrs. R. J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250– 0170. Nomination packages may also be faxed to (202) 720–7704. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 20, 2012 we published in the Federal Register (FR DOC# 2012–30471, Pages 75105–75106) a Notice of Intent To Renew and Request for Nominations. Applications were required to be received on or before December 31, 2012. We are extending the submission period to January 16, 2013.We will also consider all applications received between December 19, 2012 and January 1, 2013 (the day after the original submission period). We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals from among ranching and farming producers (industry), related government, State, and Tribal agricultural agencies, academic institutions, commercial banking entities, trade associations, and related nonprofit enterprises. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. Nomination forms are available on the Internet at http:// www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD– 755.pdf or may be obtained from Mrs. R. J. Cabrera at the address or telephone number noted above. The Secretary will select up to 20 members from among those organizations and individuals solicited, in order to obtain the broadest possible representation on the Committee. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Request for 
Nominations

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of time for submitting nominations.

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SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture will 
extend the time to submit nominations and applications to serve on the 
Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (the 
``Committee'') for an additional term of 2 years through December 14, 
2014. This will give interested persons additional time to prepare and 
submit nomination packages.

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
January 15, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R. J. Cabrera, Designated Federal 
Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520-A, Washington, 
DC 20250-0170; Telephone (202) 720-6350; Fax (202) 720-7704; Email: 
rj.cabrera@osec.usda.gov.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial 
delivery to: Mrs. R. J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 
1400 Independence Avenue, Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250-0170. 
Nomination packages may also be faxed to (202) 720-7704.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 20, 2012 we published in the 
Federal Register (FR DOC 2012-30471, Pages 75105-75106) a 
Notice of Intent To Renew and Request for Nominations. Applications 
were required to be received on or before December 31, 2012. We are 
extending the submission period to January 16, 2013.We will also 
consider all applications received between December 19, 2012 and 
January 1, 2013 (the day after the original submission period).
    We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and 
individuals from among ranching and farming producers (industry), 
related government, State, and Tribal agricultural agencies, academic 
institutions, commercial banking entities, trade associations, and 
related nonprofit enterprises. An organization may nominate individuals 
from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may 
nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a 
nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the 
nominee's background and experience. Nomination forms are available on 
the Internet at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf or may be 
obtained from Mrs. R. J. Cabrera at the address or telephone number 
noted above.
    The Secretary will select up to 20 members from among those 
organizations and individuals solicited, in order to obtain the 
broadest possible representation on the Committee. Equal opportunity 
practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all 
appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of 
the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups 
served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

    Signed in Washington, DC, this 20th day of December, 2012.
Dexter Pearson,
Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2012-31343 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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