Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting, 68210-68211 [2014-27043]

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Dated: November 6, 2014. Debra S. Pressman, Acting Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 2014–26943 Filed 11–13–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14NON1.SGM 14NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 220 / Friday, November 14, 2014 / Notices ACTION: Notice of public meeting. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. There will be an opportunity for public questions and comments at 9:45 a.m. on December 3, 2014. All times mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time. ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting on December 2, 2014 will take place at the NASS National Operations Center, 9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400, St. Louis, Missouri 63132. The Committee will meet on December 3, 2014, at the Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood, 8700 Eager Road, Brentwood, Missouri 63144. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029, South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, telephone: 202–720–3896, eFax: 855–593–5473, or email: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. General information about the committee can also be found at www.nass.usda.gov/ about_nass. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has scheduled a meeting on December 2–3, 2014. During this time the Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program Plans, and Respondent Relation Issues. The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to preregister for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via eFax: 855– 593–5473, or email: HQSDOD@ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Nov 13, 2014 Jkt 235001 68211 nass.usda.gov. Members of the public who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive at the meeting site by 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the meeting. The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 20250–2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855–593–5473, or email: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250. the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and conference ID number. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by January 12, 2015. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Western Regional Office, 300 North Los Angeles St., Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Comments may be emailed to Angelica Trevino at atrevino@usccr.gov. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Signed at Washington, DC, November 3, 2014. Joseph T. Reilly, Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Dated: November 10, 2014. David Mussatt, Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 220 (Friday, November 14, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68210-68211]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27043]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

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ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of 
the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on 
Wednesday, December 3, 2014. There will be an opportunity for public 
questions and comments at 9:45 a.m. on December 3, 2014. All times 
mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting on December 2, 2014 will take place at 
the NASS National Operations Center, 9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400, St. 
Louis, Missouri 63132. The Committee will meet on December 3, 2014, at 
the Drury Inn & Suites Brentwood, 8700 Eager Road, Brentwood, Missouri 
63144. Written comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after 
the meeting with the contact person identified herein at: U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029, South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, 
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, telephone: 202-720-3896, 
eFax: 855-593-5473, or email: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. General information 
about the committee can also be found at www.nass.usda.gov/about_nass.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories 
covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has 
scheduled a meeting on December 2-3, 2014. During this time the 
Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS 
programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program 
Plans, and Respondent Relation Issues.
    The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to 
pre-register for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the 
meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in 
your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people 
planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your 
group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to 
Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via 
eFax: 855-593-5473, or email: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. Members of the 
public who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive 
at the meeting site by 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. 
Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be 
welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the 
meeting. The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive 
Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5431 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855-593-5473, 
or email: HQSDOD@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of 
the official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of 
the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

    Signed at Washington, DC, November 3, 2014.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-27043 Filed 11-13-14; 8:45 am]
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