Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, 20319 [2016-07631]

Download as PDF 20319 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 67 Thursday, April 7, 2016 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 Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–SC–16–0026] Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a call for nominations. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a call for nominations to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The Committee was rechartered in July 2015 for the 2015– 2017 two-year term. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 4, 2016. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Charles W. Parrott, Deputy Administrator, Specialty Crops Program, through Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal Officer, at AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2077–S, Stop 0235, Washington, DC 20250–0235; Facsimile: (202) 720–0016. Email: pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal Official; Phone: (202) 720–3334; Email: pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to nominate twelve (12) industry members to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee to serve two-year terms. The purpose of the Committee is to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry, and provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. The Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Apr 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 Marketing Service’s Specialty Crops Program will serve as the Committee’s Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission areas and agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry will be called upon to participate in the Committee’s meetings as determined by the Committee Chairperson. Industry members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve two-year terms. Committee membership consists of twenty-five (25) members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry and will include individuals representing fruit and vegetable growers/shippers, wholesalers, brokers, retailers/ restauranteurs, processors, fresh cut processors, foodservice suppliers, farmers markets and food hubs, state agencies involved in organic and conventional fresh fruits and vegetables at local, regional and national levels, State departments of agriculture, and trade associations and other commodity organizations. The Secretary of Agriculture invites those individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed above to nominate individuals or themselves for membership on the Committee. Nominations should describe and document the proposed member’s fruit and vegetable industry qualifications for membership to the Committee, and list their name, company/organization, address, telephone number, email, and fax number. The Secretary of Agriculture seeks a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. Individuals who are nominated will receive necessary qualification and background forms from USDA for membership. The biographical information and clearance forms must be completed and returned to USDA within 10 working days of notification, to expedite the clearance process that is required before selection of Committee members by the Secretary of Agriculture. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the Committee in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee take into account the needs of the diverse PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers. Dated: March 30, 2016. Elanor Starmer, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2016–07631 Filed 4–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0017] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Unshu Oranges From the Republic of Korea Into the Continental United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of Unshu oranges from the Republic of Korea into the continental United States. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 6, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2016-0017. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0017, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. 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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. 81, No. 67 / Thursday, April 7, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-16-0026]


Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of a call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a call for 
nominations to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. The 
Committee was re-chartered in July 2015 for the 2015-2017 two-year 
term.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 4, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Charles W. Parrott, Deputy 
Administrator, Specialty Crops Program, through Pamela Stanziani, 
Designated Federal Officer, at AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Room 2077-S, Stop 0235, Washington, DC 20250-0235; Facsimile: (202) 
720-0016. Email: pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Stanziani, Designated Federal 
Official; Phone: (202) 720-3334; Email: pamela.stanziani@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary 
of Agriculture intends to nominate twelve (12) industry members to the 
Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee to serve two-year 
terms. The purpose of the Committee is to examine the full spectrum of 
issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry, and provide 
suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its 
programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable industry's needs. The 
Deputy Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service's Specialty 
Crops Program will serve as the Committee's Executive Secretary. 
Representatives from USDA mission areas and agencies affecting the 
fruit and vegetable industry will be called upon to participate in the 
Committee's meetings as determined by the Committee Chairperson.
    Industry members will be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture 
and serve two-year terms. Committee membership consists of twenty-five 
(25) members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry and will 
include individuals representing fruit and vegetable growers/shippers, 
wholesalers, brokers, retailers/restauranteurs, processors, fresh cut 
processors, foodservice suppliers, farmers markets and food hubs, state 
agencies involved in organic and conventional fresh fruits and 
vegetables at local, regional and national levels, State departments of 
agriculture, and trade associations and other commodity organizations.
    The Secretary of Agriculture invites those individuals, 
organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed above 
to nominate individuals or themselves for membership on the Committee. 
Nominations should describe and document the proposed member's fruit 
and vegetable industry qualifications for membership to the Committee, 
and list their name, company/organization, address, telephone number, 
email, and fax number. The Secretary of Agriculture seeks a diverse 
group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in 
providing suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to 
meet the fruit and vegetable industry's needs.
    Individuals who are nominated will receive necessary qualification 
and background forms from USDA for membership. The biographical 
information and clearance forms must be completed and returned to USDA 
within 10 working days of notification, to expedite the clearance 
process that is required before selection of Committee members by the 
Secretary of Agriculture.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to 
the Committee in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Committee take into account the needs of the 
diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource 
agriculture producers.

    Dated: March 30, 2016.
Elanor Starmer,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-07631 Filed 4-6-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P