Minority Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee, 22964 [2016-08932]

Download as PDF 22964 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 75 Tuesday, April 19, 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 Office of Advocacy and Outreach 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 USDA Secretarial consideration. DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. CST; and Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. CST; and, Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. CST. The meeting will be open to the public. All persons wishing to make comments during this meeting must check in between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. CST each day at the registration table. All public commenters will be allowed a maximum of five 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 May 6, 2016, 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 to the meeting or make mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Apr 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 public comments through the following telephone number: (888) 455–1685 and enter passcode 4225205. Members of the public may also submit written comments for consideration to the committee. This public advisory committee meeting will be held at the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA, 70130–3612, (504) 613–2330. There will also 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. ADDRESSES: 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 midnight May 4, 2016. 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: Committee discussions (International Trade Opportunities and Sustainability of Renewable Energy), 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 prior to the meeting 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 May 4, 2016, by phone at (202) 720–6350, fax (202) 720– 7704, or email: kenya.nicholas@ osec.usda.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, this 13th day of April 2016. Christian Obineme, Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. [FR Doc. 2016–08932 Filed 4–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3412–89–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Reinstate an Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek reinstatement of an information collection, the 2017 Census of Agriculture. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by June 20, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0226, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • E-fax: (855) 838–6382. • Mail: Mail any paper, disk, or CD– ROM submissions to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 2024. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Hand deliver to: David Hancock, NASS Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 5336 South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2024. 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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. 75 / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / 
Notices

[[Page 22964]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


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 USDA 
Secretarial consideration.

DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 
1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. CST; and Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 
p.m. CST; and, Thursday, May 12, 2016, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. 
The meeting will be open to the public. All persons wishing to make 
comments during this meeting must check in between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 
p.m. CST each day at the registration table. All public commenters will 
be allowed a maximum of five 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 May 
6, 2016, 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 to the meeting or make public comments through the 
following telephone number: (888) 455-1685 and enter passcode 4225205. 
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 
Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel, 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New 
Orleans, LA, 70130-3612, (504) 613-2330. There will also 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 midnight May 
4, 2016. 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: Committee discussions 
(International Trade Opportunities and Sustainability of Renewable 
Energy), 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 prior to the 
meeting 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 May 4, 2016, by phone at 
(202) 720-6350, fax (202) 720-7704, or email: 
kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 13th day of April 2016.
Christian Obineme,
Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2016-08932 Filed 4-18-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3412-89-P