Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee, 54259 [2015-22623]

Download as PDF 54259 Notices Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 174 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA. ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) is announcing a meeting of the Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee’s (MFAC). The committee is being convened to consider issues involving minorities. The members will deliberate on recommendations to be prepared for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial consideration. DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EST. The meeting will be open to the public. All persons wishing to make comments during this meeting must check in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST, each day, at the registration table. All public commenters will be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than what can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public meeting timeframe, speakers will be scheduled on a firstcome basis. Public written comments for the committee’s consideration may be submitted by close of business on September 17, 2015, to Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250–0170, Phone (202) 720–6350, Fax (202) 720–7704, Email: acmf@ osec.usda.gov. A listen-only line will be available during the entire meeting for all who wish to listen in on the meeting or make public comments through the following telephone number: (888) 455– 1685 and enter passcode 6105699. Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:19 Sep 08, 2015 Jkt 235001 Members of the public may also submit written comments for consideration to the committee. ADDRESSES: This public advisory committee meeting will be held at the Courtyard Savannah Downtown/ Historic District, 415 West Liberty Street, Savannah, Georgia, 31401. There will be signs directing attendees to the USDA meeting rooms. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to Phyllis Morgan, Executive Assistant, OAO, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Whitten Bldg., 520–A, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720–6350, Fax: (202) 720– 7136, email: Phyllis.Morgan@ osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary tasked the MFAC with providing recommendations on access to USDA programs and services by minority farmers and ranchers. Please visit our Web site at: http:// www.outreach.usda.gov/sdfr/FAC.htm for additional information on the MFAC. The public is asked to pre-register for the meeting by September 17, 2015. You may pre-register for the public meeting by submitting an email to acmf@ osec.usda.gov with your name, organization or affiliation, or any comments for the committee’s consideration. You may also fax this information to (202) 720–7704. Members of the public who wish to make comments during the committee meeting must register at the check-in table. The agenda is as follows: Day 1: USDA presentations and public comments; Day 2: Committee discussions, public comments. Day 3: Committee deliberations and public comment. Please visit the Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee Web site for the full agenda. All agenda topics and documents will be made available to the public at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/sdfr/ FAC.htm. Copies of the agenda will also be distributed at the meeting. Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that everyone is accommodated in our work environment, programs, and events. If you are a person with a disability and request reasonable accommodations to participate in this meeting, please note the request in your registration and you may contact Mrs. Kenya Nicholas in PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 advance of the meeting by or before close of business on September 15, 2015, by phone at (202) 720–6350, fax (202) 720–7704, or email: kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, this 1st day of September 2015. Christian Obineme, Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. [FR Doc. 2015–22623 Filed 9–8–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2015–0001] Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Fresh Cranberries From Chile Into the Continental United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation of fresh cranberries from Chile into the continental United States. Based on the findings of a pest risk assessment, which we made available for the public to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh cranberries from Chile. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective September 9, 2015. Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior Regulatory Policy Coordinator, Regulatory Policy and Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–2352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–72, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant pests from being FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 174 / Wednesday, September 9, 2015 / 
Notices

[[Page 54259]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the 
Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) is announcing a meeting of the 
Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee's (MFAC). The 
committee is being convened to consider issues involving minorities. 
The members will deliberate on recommendations to be prepared for the 
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretarial consideration.

DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 22 
through Thursday, September 24, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. EST. The 
meeting will be open to the public. All persons wishing to make 
comments during this meeting must check in between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. EST, each day, at the registration 
table. All public commenters will be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes. If 
the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than what can 
be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public meeting 
timeframe, speakers will be scheduled on a first-come basis. Public 
written comments for the committee's consideration may be submitted by 
close of business on September 17, 2015, to Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, 
Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250-0170, Phone (202) 720-6350, Fax (202) 
720-7704, Email: acmf@osec.usda.gov. A listen-only line will be 
available during the entire meeting for all who wish to listen in on 
the meeting or make public comments through the following telephone 
number: (888) 455-1685 and enter passcode 6105699. Members of the 
public may also submit written comments for consideration to the 
committee.

ADDRESSES: This public advisory committee meeting will be held at the 
Courtyard Savannah Downtown/Historic District, 415 West Liberty Street, 
Savannah, Georgia, 31401. There will be signs directing attendees to 
the USDA meeting rooms.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to 
Phyllis Morgan, Executive Assistant, OAO, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., 
Whitten Bldg., 520-A, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720-6350, Fax: 
(202) 720-7136, email: Phyllis.Morgan@osec.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary tasked the MFAC with providing 
recommendations on access to USDA programs and services by minority 
farmers and ranchers. Please visit our Web site at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/sdfr/FAC.htm for additional information on the 
MFAC.
    The public is asked to pre-register for the meeting by September 
17, 2015. You may pre-register for the public meeting by submitting an 
email to acmf@osec.usda.gov with your name, organization or 
affiliation, or any comments for the committee's consideration. You may 
also fax this information to (202) 720-7704. Members of the public who 
wish to make comments during the committee meeting must register at the 
check-in table.
    The agenda is as follows: Day 1: USDA presentations and public 
comments; Day 2: Committee discussions, public comments. Day 3: 
Committee deliberations and public comment. Please visit the Minority 
Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee Web site for the full agenda. 
All agenda topics and documents will be made available to the public 
at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/sdfr/FAC.htm. Copies of the agenda 
will also be distributed at the meeting.
    Meeting Accommodations: USDA is committed to ensuring that everyone 
is accommodated in our work environment, programs, and events. If you 
are a person with a disability and request reasonable accommodations to 
participate in this meeting, please note the request in your 
registration and you may contact Mrs. Kenya Nicholas in advance of the 
meeting by or before close of business on September 15, 2015, by phone 
at (202) 720-6350, fax (202) 720-7704, or email: 
kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 1st day of September 2015.
Christian Obineme,
Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2015-22623 Filed 9-8-15; 8:45 am]
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