Notice of Appointment of Members to the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, 14071-14072 [2013-04884]

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ACTION: Appointment of members. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the appointments made by the Secretary of Agriculture to fill 10 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. DATES: Appointments by the Secretary of Agriculture are for 2-, or 3-year terms effective October 1, 2012. ADDRESSES: National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; Research Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901, South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 3401; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2255 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Burk, Executive Director, Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901, South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 3401; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2255 Telephone: 202–720–3684. Fax: 202– 720–6199, or email: robert.burk@usda.gov. SUMMARY: Section 802 of the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 authorized the creation of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. The Board is composed of 25 members, each representing a specific category related to agriculture. The Board was first appointed in September 1996 and at the time one-third of the original members were appointed for one, two, and three-year term, respectively. Due to the staggered appointments, the terms for 9 of the 25 members expired September 30, 2012. One additional member position was SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\04MRN1.SGM 04MRN1 14072 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 42 / Monday, March 4, 2013 / Notices sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES vacated mid-term. Each member is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture to a specific category on the Board, including farming or ranching, food production and processing, forestry research, crop and animal science, landgrant institutions, non-land grant college or university with a historic commitment to research in the food and agricultural sciences, food retailing and marketing, rural economic development, and natural resource and consumer interest groups, among many others. Appointees by vacancy category of the 10 appointments are as follows: Category A. ‘‘National Farm Organization,’’ Ralph Paige, Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance Fund, East Point, GA; Category C. ‘‘Food Animal Commodity Producer,’’ Wathina M. Luthi, Owner/Manager, Luthi Farms, LLC., Fargo, OK; Category E. ‘‘National Aquaculture Association,’’ Jeremy Liley, President/Aquatic Biologist, Liley Fisheries and Aquatic Consulting, Windsor, CO; Category I. ‘‘National Human Health Association,’’ Patsy Brannon, Professor/Nutritionist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Category N. ‘‘Non-Land Grant College or University w/historic commitment to research in food and agricultural sciences,’’ Charles Boyer, Dean, Jordan College of Agriculture and Technology, California State University-Fresno, Fresno, CA; Category O. ‘‘Hispanic-serving Institutions,’’ Agnes Mojica, Chancellor, Inter American University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; Category Q. ‘‘Transportation of Food and Agricultural Products to domestic and foreign markets,’’ Leo Holt, President, Holt Logistics Corporation, Gloucester City, NJ; Category R. ‘‘Food Retailing and Marketing Interests,’’ Nancy Childs, Professor of Food Marketing, Saint Joseph’s University, Haub School of Business, Philadelphia, PA; Category S. ‘‘Food and Fiber Processors,’’ Julia Sabin, Vice President, J.M. Smucker, Akron, OH; and Category X. ‘‘Private Sector Organization involved in International Development,’’ Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY. Done at Washington, DC, this 25th day of February 2013. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2013–04884 Filed 3–1–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:15 Mar 01, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Trestle Forest Health Project, Eldorado National Forest, El Dorado County, CA USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: The USDA Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal to modify vegetation on approximately 7,000 acres of National Forest System land. The purpose of the project is to modify the forest vegetation in order to put it on a trajectory toward the desired conditions for: (1) Reduced tree density; (2) sustained old forest conditions; (3) enhanced wildlife habitat; (4) reduced wildfire risk; (5) improved long-term scenic sustainability; (6) increased recreational opportunities; (7) enhanced riparian conservation areas; and, (8) maximized revenue derived from commercial products to perform essential and costly biomass removal, and to support the retention of local industrial infrastructure. The project area is located south-east of the community of Grizzly Flat, including the area surrounding Leoni Meadows, west of Caldor, and north of Big Mountain. The project is located entirely in El Dorado County, California in T.8N., R.13 E., in all or portions of Sections 1 and 2; T.8N., R.14 E., in all or portions of Sections 4–6; T.9N., R.13E., in portions of Section 1–3, 11– 16, 19–30, 33–36; T.9N., R.14E., in all or portions of Sections 5–10, 14–22, 28–33; and T.10 N, R.13E., in all or portions of Sections 35 and 36; M.D.B & M. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis should be received by April 8, 2013. The draft environmental impact statement is expected November 2013 and the final environmental impact statement is expected May 2014. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Placerville Ranger District, 4260 Eight Mile Road, Camino, CA 95709. Attention: Trestle Forest Health Project. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-pacificsouthwest-eldoradoplacerville@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to (530) 647–5311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tim Howard, Project Leader, Placerville Ranger District, 4260 Eight Mile Road, Camino, California 95709, or telephone at (530) 647–5382. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action The purpose and need is to: (1) Improve the forest health across the project area; (2) reduce the fuel loading to reduce the threat of large high intensity wildfire and threats to Grizzly Flat, Leoni Meadows, and other landowners; (3) maintain and enhance the existing hardwood and late seral conifer component; (4) maintain and enhance scenic integrity and recreation opportunities; (5) treat hazardous fuels in a cost-effective manner to optimize treatment acres under a limited budget while fulfilling the role the Forest Service has in providing a wood supply for local manufacturers; (6) provide a maintainable level of forest access while closing unneeded roads and motorized trails to enhance wildlife habitat and reduce wildlife harassment; (7) enhance and maintain strategically placed area fuels treatments designed to slow the spread of wildfire; (8) enhance watershed conditions; (9) remove impediments to deer/wildlife movement; and, (10) improve winter range for the Grizzly Flat deer herd through reducing disturbance, improving forage to enhance winter survival, particularly that of pregnant does and fawns, providing thermal and security cover and utilizing updated deer management plan guidance. Proposed Action Conduct prescribed understory burning on approximately 15,287 acres. Activities would include construction of firelines by hand or tractor, and hand cutting ladder fuels around large old growth conifers, and oak trees. Hand cut understory vegetation, pile and burn the piles on approximately 1,196 acres within 300 feet of private property boundaries in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) defense zones and within the threat and defense zones of the Steely Fork Cosumnes River drainage south of the community of Grizzly Flat. Hand treatments would still occur if mechanical treatment units are dropped from implementation. Conduct danger tree removal adjacent to system roads and motorized trails open to the public, including landings, dispersed camping areas, and within treatment units, for public, woods workers, and Forest Service employee safety. Dead and unstable live trees that do not present a hazard would be retained. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 42 (Monday, March 4, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-04884]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Notice of Appointment of Members to the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board

AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

ACTION: Appointment of members.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 
U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces the 
appointments made by the Secretary of Agriculture to fill 10 vacancies 
on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board.

DATES: Appointments by the Secretary of Agriculture are for 2-, or 3-
year terms effective October 1, 2012.

ADDRESSES: National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board; Research Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board Office, Room 3901, South Building, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; STOP 3401; 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-2255

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Burk, Executive Director, 
Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 3901, 
South Building, U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 3401; 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-2255 Telephone: 202-720-
3684. Fax: 202-720-6199, or email: robert.burk@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 802 of the Federal Agricultural 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 authorized the creation of the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board. The Board is composed of 25 members, each representing 
a specific category related to agriculture. The Board was first 
appointed in September 1996 and at the time one-third of the original 
members were appointed for one, two, and three-year term, respectively. 
Due to the staggered appointments, the terms for 9 of the 25 members 
expired September 30, 2012. One additional member position was

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vacated mid-term. Each member is appointed by the Secretary of 
Agriculture to a specific category on the Board, including farming or 
ranching, food production and processing, forestry research, crop and 
animal science, land-grant institutions, non-land grant college or 
university with a historic commitment to research in the food and 
agricultural sciences, food retailing and marketing, rural economic 
development, and natural resource and consumer interest groups, among 
many others. Appointees by vacancy category of the 10 appointments are 
as follows: Category A. ``National Farm Organization,'' Ralph Paige, 
Executive Director, Federation of Southern Cooperatives Land Assistance 
Fund, East Point, GA; Category C. ``Food Animal Commodity Producer,'' 
Wathina M. Luthi, Owner/Manager, Luthi Farms, LLC., Fargo, OK; Category 
E. ``National Aquaculture Association,'' Jeremy Liley, President/
Aquatic Biologist, Liley Fisheries and Aquatic Consulting, Windsor, CO; 
Category I. ``National Human Health Association,'' Patsy Brannon, 
Professor/Nutritionist, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; Category N. 
``Non-Land Grant College or University w/historic commitment to 
research in food and agricultural sciences,'' Charles Boyer, Dean, 
Jordan College of Agriculture and Technology, California State 
University-Fresno, Fresno, CA; Category O. ``Hispanic-serving 
Institutions,'' Agnes Mojica, Chancellor, Inter American University of 
Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR; Category Q. ``Transportation of Food and 
Agricultural Products to domestic and foreign markets,'' Leo Holt, 
President, Holt Logistics Corporation, Gloucester City, NJ; Category R. 
``Food Retailing and Marketing Interests,'' Nancy Childs, Professor of 
Food Marketing, Saint Joseph's University, Haub School of Business, 
Philadelphia, PA; Category S. ``Food and Fiber Processors,'' Julia 
Sabin, Vice President, J.M. Smucker, Akron, OH; and Category X. 
``Private Sector Organization involved in International Development,'' 
Steven Hamburg, Chief Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund, New York, 
NY.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 25th day of February 2013.
Catherine Woteki,
Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2013-04884 Filed 3-1-13; 8:45 am]
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