Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee, 88657 [2016-29374]

Download as PDF 88657 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 236 Thursday, December 8, 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 Beginning 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 Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee (BFRAC). The committee is being convened to consider issues involving barriers for beginning farmers and ranchers, including lending and access to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, resources, and land. The members will continue deliberations on recommendations to be prepared for USDA Secretarial consideration as discussed during the recent in-person meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29–30, 2016. DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 2016, 2:30–4:30 p.m., EST, via teleconference. The meeting will be open to the public. All persons wishing to make comments during this meeting will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than what can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public teleconference 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 December 16, 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: acbfr@ osec.usda.gov. Written submissions are sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:28 Dec 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 encouraged to either be less than one page in length, or be accompanied by an executive summary and a summary of policy initiatives. 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: 1 (888) 455–1685 and enter passcode 1047915#. Members of the public may also submit written comments for consideration to the committee via email at: acbfr@ osec.usda.gov or fax to: (202) 720–7136. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to Phyllis Morgan, Executive Assistant, OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Whitten Building, Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720–6350; Fax: (202) 720–7704; email: Phyllis.Morgan@osec.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BFRAC last met in Cleveland, Ohio, on September 29–30, 2016. The Secretary tasked the BFRAC with providing recommendations on access to land, farm business transition, and land tenure. They also considered issues around lending and credit in parsing statistics generated by USDA. Please visit our Web site at: http:// www.outreach.usda.gov/small beginning/index.htm for additional information on the BFRAC. Members of the public who wish to make comments during the committee meeting are asked to pre-register for the meeting by midnight on December 16, 2016. You may pre-register for the public meeting by submitting an email to acbfr@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. The agenda is as follows: Committee discussions and public comments and continued, and continued committee deliberations. Please visit the BFRAC Web site for the full agenda. All agenda topics and documents will be made available to the public by December 16, 2016, at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/ smallbeginning/index.htm. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 contact Mrs. Kenya Nicholas in advance of the meeting by or before noon on December 16, 2016, by phone at (202) 720–6350, fax (202) 720–7704, or email: kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov. Issued in Washington, DC, this 30 day of November 2016. Christian Obineme, Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. [FR Doc. 2016–29374 Filed 12–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Forest Plan Amendment approval. AGENCY: ACTION: M. Earl Stewart, the Forest Supervisor for the Tongass National Forest, Alaska Region, signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Tongass National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment (Forest Plan Amendment). The Final ROD documents the rationale for approving the Forest Plan Amendment and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer’s response to objections and instructions. SUMMARY: The effective date of the Forest Plan Amendment is 30 days after publication of notice of Forest Plan Amendment approval in the newspaper of record, the Ketchikan Daily News. A supplemental notice will also be published in the Juneau Empire. To view the final ROD, final environmental impact statement (FEIS), FEIS errata, amended Forest Plan, and other related documents please visit the Tongass National Forest Plan Amendment Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/ Tongass/PlanAmend. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information about the Tongass National Forest Plan can be obtained from Earl Stewart during normal office hours (weekdays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Alaska Time) at the Tongass National Forest Supervisor’s Office (Address: Tongass National Forest, 648 Mission Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901–6591); Phone/voicemail: (907) 228–6200. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf DATES: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 236 (Thursday, December 8, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 88657]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-29374]


========================================================================
Notices
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

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.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 236 / Thursday, December 8, 2016 / 
Notices

[[Page 88657]]



 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA

ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the 
Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) is announcing a meeting of the 
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee (BFRAC). The 
committee is being convened to consider issues involving barriers for 
beginning farmers and ranchers, including lending and access to U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, resources, and land. The 
members will continue deliberations on recommendations to be prepared 
for USDA Secretarial consideration as discussed during the recent in-
person meeting held in Cleveland, Ohio, September 29-30, 2016.

DATES: The committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, December 19, 
2016, 2:30-4:30 p.m., EST, via teleconference. The meeting will be open 
to the public. All persons wishing to make comments during this meeting 
will be allowed a maximum of three minutes. If the number of 
registrants requesting to speak is greater than what can be reasonably 
accommodated during the scheduled open public teleconference 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 December 16, 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: acbfr@osec.usda.gov. Written submissions are 
encouraged to either be less than one page in length, or be accompanied 
by an executive summary and a summary of policy initiatives.
    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: 1 (888) 455-1685 and enter 
passcode 1047915#. Members of the public may also submit written 
comments for consideration to the committee via email at: 
acbfr@osec.usda.gov or fax to: (202) 720-7136.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be directed to 
Phyllis Morgan, Executive Assistant, OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Whitten Building, Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: (202) 720-
6350; Fax: (202) 720-7704; email: Phyllis.Morgan@osec.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BFRAC last met in Cleveland, Ohio, on 
September 29-30, 2016. The Secretary tasked the BFRAC with providing 
recommendations on access to land, farm business transition, and land 
tenure. They also considered issues around lending and credit in 
parsing statistics generated by USDA. Please visit our Web site at: 
http://www.outreach.usda.gov/smallbeginning/index.htm for additional 
information on the BFRAC.
    Members of the public who wish to make comments during the 
committee meeting are asked to pre-register for the meeting by midnight 
on December 16, 2016. You may pre-register for the public meeting by 
submitting an email to acbfr@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. The agenda is as 
follows: Committee discussions and public comments and continued, and 
continued committee deliberations. Please visit the BFRAC Web site for 
the full agenda. All agenda topics and documents will be made available 
to the public by December 16, 2016, at: http://www.outreach.usda.gov/smallbeginning/index.htm.
    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 contact Mrs. Kenya Nicholas in 
advance of the meeting by or before noon on December 16, 2016, by phone 
at (202) 720-6350, fax (202) 720-7704, or email: 
kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov.

    Issued in Washington, DC, this 30 day of November 2016.
Christian Obineme,
Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2016-29374 Filed 12-7-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE P