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No. AMS–FV–14–0067] Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee). The meeting is being convened to examine the full spectrum of fruit and vegetable issues and provide recommendations and ideas to the Secretary of Agriculture on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can tailor programs and services to better meet the needs of the U.S. produce industry. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting. DATES: Monday, September 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel, at 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. 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Each member serves either a two or three-year term, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52298 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 170 / Wednesday, September 3, 2014 / Notices and no member shall serve more than six consecutive years on the Committee. AMS oversees the Committee to ensure that it is administered according to the FACA. AMS Deputy Administrator for the Fruit and Vegetable Program, Charles Parrott, serves as the Committee’s Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission areas and other government agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry are called upon to participate in the Committee’s meetings as determined by the Committee. AMS is giving notice of the Committee meeting to the public so that they may attend and present their recommendations. The meeting is open to the public. Reference to dates and addresses section for the time and place of the meeting. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 170 (Wednesday, September 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20833]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-FV-14-0067]


Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the 
Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee). The 
meeting is being convened to examine the full spectrum of fruit and 
vegetable issues and provide recommendations and ideas to the Secretary 
of Agriculture on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can 
tailor programs and services to better meet the needs of the U.S. 
produce industry. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets 
forth the schedule and location for the meeting.

DATES: Monday, September 29, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and 
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency 
Crystal City Hotel, at 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, 
Virginia 22202.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marlene Betts, Acting Designated 
Federal Official, USDA, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Program; Telephone: 
(202) 720-3334; Email: Marlene.betts@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA)(5 U.S.C. App.), the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established the Committee in 2001, to examine the full spectrum of 
issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide 
suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its 
programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry's needs. The 
Committee was re-chartered in July 2013, for a two-year period.
    A notice soliciting nominations was published in the Federal 
Register on November 25, 2013 (78 FR 70259). The Secretary appointed 
members to the Committee in July 2014. Each member serves either a two 
or three-year term,

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and no member shall serve more than six consecutive years on the 
Committee. AMS oversees the Committee to ensure that it is administered 
according to the FACA.
    AMS Deputy Administrator for the Fruit and Vegetable Program, 
Charles Parrott, serves as the Committee's Executive Secretary. 
Representatives from USDA mission areas and other government agencies 
affecting the fruit and vegetable industry are called upon to 
participate in the Committee's meetings as determined by the Committee. 
AMS is giving notice of the Committee meeting to the public so that 
they may attend and present their recommendations. The meeting is open 
to the public. Reference to dates and addresses section for the time 
and place of the meeting.
    Agenda items will include, but are not limited to, welcome and 
introductions, administrative matters, selection of Committee Chairman 
and Vice-Chairman, and discussions by the Committee on the full 
spectrum of issues facing the fruit and vegetable industry. The 
Committee will determine the areas that they would like to address 
concerning the Department's programs.
    Public Comments: Those parties that would like to speak at the 
meeting should register on or before September 19, 2014. To register as 
a speaker, please email your name and all of the names of people 
planning to give oral comments, the organizations or interests 
represented, business addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers 
to Ms. Marlene Betts, Acting Designated Federal Officer (DFO) at: 
Marlene.betts@ams.usda.gov or telephone at (202) 720-3334. Speakers who 
have registered in advance will be given priority. Written public 
comments may be submitted electronically by September 19, 2014, for the 
Committee's consideration to www.regulations.gov or mail to: 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 2077-South, STOP 0235, Washington, DC 
20250-0235. The meeting will be recorded, and information about 
obtaining a transcript will be provided at the meeting.
    Meeting Accommodations: The meeting hotel is ADA compliant, and the 
USDA provides reasonable accommodations to individuals with 
disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation 
to participate in this public meeting, please notify Marlene Betts at 
marlene.betts@ams.usda.gov or (202) 720-3334. Determinations for 
reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated: August 27, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-20833 Filed 9-2-14; 8:45 am]
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