Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, 17178-17179 [2017-07024]

Download as PDF 17178 Notices Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 67 Monday, April 10, 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 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES April 5, 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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ADDRESSES: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. Written comments may be sent to: The National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, Room 332A, Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0321. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, Executive Director/ Designated Federal Official, or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720–3684; fax: (202) 720–6199; or email: nareee@ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the meeting: To provide advice and recommendations on the top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, education, extension, and economics. The main focus of this meeting will be on the review of the relevance and adequacy of the climate and energy needs programs of the USDA Research, Education, and Extension mission area. The Board will also receive updates and information pertinent to the research, education, and economics activities in USDA. A detailed agenda may be received from the contact person identified in this notice or at https://nareeeab.ree.usda. gov/meetings/general-meetings. Tentative Agenda: On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the meeting will be held from 12:00 noon EDT and end by 5:00 p.m. EDT. On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Advisory Board will convene at 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT. On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Board will reconvene at 8:00 a.m. EDT and will adjourn by 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 67 / Monday, April 10, 2017 / Notices Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public and any interested individuals wishing to attend. Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the meeting. To attend the meeting and/or make oral statements regarding any items on the agenda, you must contact Michele Esch or Shirley Morgan-Jordan at 202–720– 3684; email: nareee@ars.usda.gov at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up at the beginning of the meeting. The Chair will conduct the meeting to facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the Board meeting (or by close of business Thursday, June 1, 2017). All written statements must be sent to Michele Esch, Designated Federal Officer and Executive Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 332A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Mail Stop 0321,1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0321; or email: nareee@ars.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the official record of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board and will be kept on file for public review in the Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office. Done at Washington, DC this 24th day of March 2017. Ann Bartuska, Acting, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2017–07024 Filed 4–7–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [Docket No. APHIS–2017–0018] Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery, LLC; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Permit for Release of Genetically Engineered Citrus tristeza virus Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are announcing to the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) intends to prepare an environmental impact SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:02 Apr 07, 2017 Jkt 241001 statement (EIS) evaluating the environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of an application from Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery, LLC, seeking a permit for the environmental release of genetically engineered Citrus tristeza virus (CTV). The virus has been genetically engineered to express defensin proteins from spinach as an approach to manage citrus greening disease throughout the State of Florida. APHIS considers this genetically engineered CTV to be a biological control agent since it is a biological organism intended to help manage citrus greening disease. Issues to be addressed in the EIS include the potential environmental impacts to managed natural and non-agricultural lands, agricultural production systems, the physical environment, biological resources, human health, socioeconomics, federally listed threatened or endangered species, and cultural or historic resources. We are also requesting public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives and environmental impacts and issues to be included in this EIS. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 10, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2017-0018. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2017–0018, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2017-0018 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Alan Pearson, Chief, Plants, Pests, and Protectants Branch, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1238; (301) 851–3944, email: Alan.Pearson@aphis.usda.gov. To obtain copies of the application, contact Ms. Cindy Eck at (301) 851–851–3882, email: cynthia.a.eck@aphis.usda.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17179 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the authority of the plant pest provisions of the Plant Protection Act (PPA), as amended (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the regulations in 7 CFR part 340, ‘‘Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering Which Are Plant Pests or Which There Is Reason to Believe Are Plant Pests,’’ regulate, among other things, the introduction (importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment) of organisms and products altered or produced through genetic engineering that are plant pests or that there is reason to believe are plant pests. Such genetically engineered organisms and products are considered ‘‘regulated articles.’’ The regulations in § 340.2 contain a list of organisms considered to be regulated articles, including all members of groups containing plant viruses, and all other plant and insect viruses. The regulations in § 340.4(a) provide that any person may submit an application for a permit for the introduction of a regulated article to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Paragraph (b) of § 340.4 describes the form that an application for a permit for the environmental release of a regulated article must take and the information that must be included in the application. In addition, paragraph (b) states that applications must be submitted at least 120 days in advance of the proposed release into the environment in order to allow for APHIS review. However, the 120-day review period would be extended if preparation of an environmental impact statement is necessary. On February 13, 2017, APHIS received a permit application from Southern Gardens Citrus Nursery, LLC (APHIS Permit Number 17–044–101r) for the environmental release of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV) genetically engineered to express defensin proteins from spinach as an approach to manage citrus greening disease. Citrus greening disease, also called huanglongbing, was first detected in the United States in 2005 in Florida, and has since become a devastating disease of citrus in Florida. There is no known cure for citrus greening disease. The genetically engineered CTV expressing antimicrobial peptides to control citrus greening disease has been field tested in Hendry and Polk Counties, FL, since June 2010 under confined conditions that restrict the virus to the site of the field test. APHIS E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 67 (Monday, April 10, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 17178-17179]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-07024]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education, and Economics Advisory Board

AGENCY: Research, Education, and Economics, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 
1977, and the Agricultural Act of 2014, the United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.

DATES: May 16-18, 2017. The public may file written comments before or 
up to June 1, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, 
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202.
    Written comments may be sent to: The National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office, 
Room 332A, Whitten Building, United States Department of Agriculture, 
STOP 0321, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Esch, Executive Director/
Designated Federal Official, or Shirley Morgan-Jordan, Program Support 
Coordinator, National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board; telephone: (202) 720-3684; fax: (202) 720-
6199; or email: nareee@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose of the meeting: To provide advice and recommendations on 
the top priorities and policies for food and agricultural research, 
education, extension, and economics. The main focus of this meeting 
will be on the review of the relevance and adequacy of the climate and 
energy needs programs of the USDA Research, Education, and Extension 
mission area. The Board will also receive updates and information 
pertinent to the research, education, and economics activities in USDA. 
A detailed agenda may be received from the contact person identified in 
this notice or at https://nareeeab.ree.usda.gov/meetings/general-meetings.
    Tentative Agenda: On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, the meeting will be 
held from 12:00 noon EDT and end by 5:00 p.m. EDT.
    On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, the Advisory Board will convene at 8:00 
a.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT.
    On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the Board will reconvene at 8:00 a.m. 
EDT and will adjourn by 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT.

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    Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public and any 
interested individuals wishing to attend. Opportunity for public 
comment will be offered each day of the meeting. To attend the meeting 
and/or make oral statements regarding any items on the agenda, you must 
contact Michele Esch or Shirley Morgan-Jordan at 202-720-3684; email: 
nareee@ars.usda.gov at least 5 business days prior to the meeting. 
Members of the public will be heard in the order in which they sign up 
at the beginning of the meeting. The Chair will conduct the meeting to 
facilitate the orderly conduct of business. Written comments by 
attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the 
public record before and up to two weeks following the Board meeting 
(or by close of business Thursday, June 1, 2017). All written 
statements must be sent to Michele Esch, Designated Federal Officer and 
Executive Director, National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
Education, and Economics Advisory Board, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Room 332A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Mail Stop 0321,1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0321; or email: 
nareee@ars.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the official 
record of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and 
Economics Advisory Board and will be kept on file for public review in 
the Research, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Office.

    Done at Washington, DC this 24th day of March 2017.
Ann Bartuska,
Acting, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 2017-07024 Filed 4-7-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-03-P