Peanut Standards Board, 12427 [2017-04080]

Download as PDF 12427 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 41 Friday, March 3, 2017 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–16–0119; SC17–996–1] Peanut Standards Board Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; request for nominations. AGENCY: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish a Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced and imported peanuts. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for a term of office ending June 30, 2020. Selected nominees would replace three producer and three industry representatives who currently serve on the Board and have terms of office that end on June 30, 2017. The Board consists of 18 members representing producers and the industry. In an effort to obtain diversity among candidates, USDA encourages the nomination of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and persons with a disability. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before April 17, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Steven W. Kauffman of the Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 1st Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324–3375; Fax: (863) 291–8614; Email: Steven.Kauffman@ ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1308 of the 2002 Farm Bill requires the Secretary of Agriculture to establish and consult with the Board for the purpose mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Mar 02, 2017 Jkt 241001 of advising the Secretary regarding the establishment of quality and handling standards for all domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States. The 2002 Farm Bill provides that the Board’s makeup will include three producers and three peanut industry representatives from States specified in each of the following producing regions: Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida); Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico); and Virginia/North Carolina. The term ‘‘peanut industry representatives’’ includes, but is not limited to, representatives of shellers, manufacturers, buying points, marketing associations and marketing cooperatives. The 2002 Farm Bill exempted the appointment of the Board from the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. USDA invites individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed above to nominate individuals for membership on the Board. Nominees sought by this action would fill two positions in the Southeast region, two positions in the Southwest region, and two positions in the Virginia/North Carolina region. Nominees should complete an Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information form (AD–755) and submit it to Steven Kauffman at the address provided in the ADDRESSES section above. Copies of this form may be obtained at the Internet site http://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/ facas-advisory-councils/peanut-board, or from the Southeast Marketing Field Office. USDA seeks a diverse group of members representing the peanut industry. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the Board in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Board have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups within the peanut industry, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated abilities to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited resource agriculture producers. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7958. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 27, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–04080 Filed 3–2–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 28, 2017. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. 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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 
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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 41 / Friday, March 3, 2017 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-16-0119; SC17-996-1]


Peanut Standards Board

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; request for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm 
Bill) requires the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to establish a 
Peanut Standards Board (Board) for the purpose of advising the 
Secretary on quality and handling standards for domestically produced 
and imported peanuts. The initial Board was appointed by the Secretary 
and announced on December 5, 2002. USDA seeks nominations for 
individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for a term 
of office ending June 30, 2020. Selected nominees would replace three 
producer and three industry representatives who currently serve on the 
Board and have terms of office that end on June 30, 2017. The Board 
consists of 18 members representing producers and the industry. In an 
effort to obtain diversity among candidates, USDA encourages the 
nomination of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups and persons 
with a disability.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before April 17, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Steven W. Kauffman of the 
Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement 
Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 1st Street South, 
Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324-3375; Fax: (863) 291-8614; 
Email: Steven.Kauffman@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1308 of the 2002 Farm Bill requires 
the Secretary of Agriculture to establish and consult with the Board 
for the purpose of advising the Secretary regarding the establishment 
of quality and handling standards for all domestic and imported peanuts 
marketed in the United States.
    The 2002 Farm Bill provides that the Board's makeup will include 
three producers and three peanut industry representatives from States 
specified in each of the following producing regions: Southeast 
(Alabama, Georgia, and Florida); Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and New 
Mexico); and Virginia/North Carolina.
    The term ``peanut industry representatives'' includes, but is not 
limited to, representatives of shellers, manufacturers, buying points, 
marketing associations and marketing cooperatives. The 2002 Farm Bill 
exempted the appointment of the Board from the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act.
    USDA invites individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with 
the categories listed above to nominate individuals for membership on 
the Board. Nominees sought by this action would fill two positions in 
the Southeast region, two positions in the Southwest region, and two 
positions in the Virginia/North Carolina region.
    Nominees should complete an Advisory Committee or Research and 
Promotion Background Information form (AD-755) and submit it to Steven 
Kauffman at the address provided in the ADDRESSES section above. Copies 
of this form may be obtained at the Internet site http://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/facas-advisory-councils/peanut-board, or 
from the Southeast Marketing Field Office. USDA seeks a diverse group 
of members representing the peanut industry.
    Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to 
the Board in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Board have taken into account the needs of the 
diverse groups within the peanut industry, membership shall include, to 
the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated abilities to 
represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and limited 
resource agriculture producers.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7958.

    Dated: February 27, 2017.
Bruce Summers,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-04080 Filed 3-2-17; 8:45 am]
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