Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) Request for Nominations, 24934-24935 [2017-11214]

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Written submissions must be received no later than 10:00 a.m. (EDT), Monday, June 12, to assure consideration by the Assembly. Dated: May 24, 2017. David M. Pritzker, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2017–11137 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6110–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Advocacy and Outreach Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) Request for Nominations Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA. ACTION: Solicitation for nominations. AGENCY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for membership for the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (the ‘‘Committee’’). Interested persons may submit applications and nomination packages which can be downloaded at: https:// www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755. DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before June 15, 2017. ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial delivery to: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520–A, Washington, DC 20250– 0601 or faxed to (202) 720–7704. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520– A, Washington, DC 20250–0601; Telephone (202) 720–6350; Fax (202) 720–7704; Email: kenya.nicholas@ osec.usda.gov. SUMMARY: The Committee advises the Secretary of Agriculture on matters broadly affecting SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 nlaroche on DSK30NT082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 103 / Wednesday, May 31, 2017 / Notices new farmers and ranchers including strategies, policies, and programs that will enhance opportunities and create new farming and ranching operations. The Committee will consider Department goals and objectives necessary to implement prior recommendations. The Committee will develop and recommend an overall framework and strategies to encompass principles that leverage and maximize existing programs, and create and test new program opportunities. On March 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (FR DOC# 2017– 04392, Page 12782) a Notice of Solicitation for Membership. Applications were required to be received on or before March 31, 2017. We are re-issuing this announcement to extend the submission period to June 15, 2017. Prior applicants are not required to reapply. In this notice, we are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals from among ranching and farming producers (industry), related government, State, and Tribal agricultural agencies, academic institutions, commercial banking entities, trade associations, and related nonprofit enterprises. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. The membership term shall not exceed 2 years from the date of appointment. The Secretary may also appoint others as deemed necessary and appropriate to fulfill the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers charter. An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that documents the nominee’s background and experience. Nomination forms are available on the Internet at https://www. ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755 or may be obtained from Mrs. Kenya Nicholas at the email address or telephone number noted above. The Secretary will fill at least six vacancies from among those organizations and individuals solicited, in order to obtain the broadest possible representation on the Committee. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:54 May 30, 2017 Jkt 241001 24935 Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Signed in Washington, DC, May 2, 2017. Christian Obineme, Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach. Title: Swine Health Protection. OMB Control Number: 0579–0065. 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Upon receipt of the information from the Animal Health Officials, the information is used by Federal or State animal health personnel to determine whether the waste collector is feeding garbage to swine, whether it is being treated, and whether the feeder is licensed or needs to be licensed. Description of Respondents: Business or other for profit; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 2,110. [FR Doc. 2017–11214 Filed 5–30–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request May 24, 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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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 31, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 24934-24935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-11214]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Advocacy and Outreach


Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR) 
Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Office of Advocacy and Outreach, USDA.

ACTION: Solicitation for nominations.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is 
hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting 
nominations for membership for the Advisory Committee on Beginning 
Farmers and Ranchers (the ``Committee'').
    Interested persons may submit applications and nomination packages 
which can be downloaded at: https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755.

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
June 15, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial 
delivery to: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated Federal Official, USDA 
OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520-A, Washington, DC 20250-
0601 or faxed to (202) 720-7704.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. Kenya Nicholas, Designated 
Federal Official, USDA OAO, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 520-A, 
Washington, DC 20250-0601; Telephone (202) 720-6350; Fax (202) 720-
7704; Email: kenya.nicholas@osec.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee advises the Secretary of 
Agriculture on matters broadly affecting

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new farmers and ranchers including strategies, policies, and programs 
that will enhance opportunities and create new farming and ranching 
operations. The Committee will consider Department goals and objectives 
necessary to implement prior recommendations. The Committee will 
develop and recommend an overall framework and strategies to encompass 
principles that leverage and maximize existing programs, and create and 
test new program opportunities.
    On March 7, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (FR DOC# 
2017-04392, Page 12782) a Notice of Solicitation for Membership. 
Applications were required to be received on or before March 31, 2017. 
We are re-issuing this announcement to extend the submission period to 
June 15, 2017. Prior applicants are not required to reapply.
    In this notice, we are soliciting nominations from interested 
organizations and individuals from among ranching and farming producers 
(industry), related government, State, and Tribal agricultural 
agencies, academic institutions, commercial banking entities, trade 
associations, and related nonprofit enterprises. An organization may 
nominate individuals from within or outside its membership; 
alternatively, an individual may nominate herself or himself. 
Nomination packages should include a nomination form along with a cover 
letter or resume that documents the nominee's background and 
experience. The membership term shall not exceed 2 years from the date 
of appointment. The Secretary may also appoint others as deemed 
necessary and appropriate to fulfill the Advisory Committee on 
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers charter. An organization may nominate 
individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an 
individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should 
include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that 
documents the nominee's background and experience. Nomination forms are 
available on the Internet at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755 
or may be obtained from Mrs. Kenya Nicholas at the email address or 
telephone number noted above.
    The Secretary will fill at least six vacancies from among those 
organizations and individuals solicited, in order to obtain the 
broadest possible representation on the Committee. Equal opportunity 
practices, in line with the USDA policies, will be followed in all 
appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of 
the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups 
served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent 
practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

    Signed in Washington, DC, May 2, 2017.
Christian Obineme,
Associate Director, Office of Advocacy and Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2017-11214 Filed 5-30-17; 8:45 am]
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