Peanut Standards Board; Request for Nominations, 10020 [2019-05074]

Download as PDF 10020 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 53 Tuesday, March 19, 2019 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–19–0010; SC19–996–1] Peanut Standards Board; Request for Nominations 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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as Board members for a term of office ending June 30, 2022. DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 3, 2019. 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@ usda.gov. SUMMARY: Section 1308 of the 2002 Farm Bill requires the Secretary 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, as amended by § 12502 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, provides the Board’s makeup will include three producers and three peanut industry representatives from States specified in each of the following producing regions: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:54 Mar 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 Southeast (Alabama, Georgia, and Florida); Southwest (Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico); and Virginia/Carolina (Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina). The Board consists of 18 members with representation equally divided between peanut producers and industry representatives. Each term of office is for a period of three years. The terms of office are staggered in order to replace one third of the Board each year. 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. All qualified nominees are forwarded for consideration as the Farm Bill does not provide for any voting. Appointees sought by this action will fill two positions in the Southeast region, two positions in the Southwest region, and two positions in the Virginia/Carolina region. Nominees should complete an Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information form (AD–755) and submit it to Steven W. 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 the recommendations of the Board have considered 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: March 13, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–05074 Filed 3–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Doc. No. AMS–NOP–18–0098; NOP–18–04] National Organic Standards Board (NOSB): Call for Nominations Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice: call for nominations. AGENCY: The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) was established to assist in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and to advise the Secretary on the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA). Through this Notice, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing its call for nominations to fill five vacancies. Descriptions of the five positions are listed below under supplementary information. Appointees will serve a five-year term beginning January 24, 2020 and ending January 23, 2025. Additionally, the USDA seeks nominations for a pool of candidates that the Secretary of Agriculture can draw upon as replacement appointees if unexpected vacancies occur. DATES: Written nominations must be postmarked on or before May 20, 2019. ADDRESSES: Applications can be sent via email to Michelle Arsenault at Michelle.Arsenault@ams.usda.gov, or mailed to: USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 2642– S., Ag Stop 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268. Electronic submittals are preferred. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michelle Arsenault, (202) 720–0081; Email: Michelle.Arsenault@ ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OFPA, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.), requires the Secretary to establish the NOSB in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2 et seq.). The NOSB is composed of 15 members: Four SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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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. 84, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 19, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-19-0010; SC19-996-1]


Peanut Standards Board; Request for Nominations

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 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 
seeking nominations for individuals to be considered for selection as 
Board members for a term of office ending June 30, 2022.

DATES: Written nominations must be received on or before May 3, 2019.

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@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1308 of the 2002 Farm Bill requires 
the Secretary 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, as amended by Sec.  12502 of the Agriculture 
Improvement Act of 2018, provides 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/Carolina (Virginia, North Carolina, and South 
Carolina). The Board consists of 18 members with representation equally 
divided between peanut producers and industry representatives. Each 
term of office is for a period of three years. The terms of office are 
staggered in order to replace one third of the Board each year.
    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. All qualified nominees are forwarded for consideration as 
the Farm Bill does not provide for any voting. Appointees sought by 
this action will fill two positions in the Southeast region, two 
positions in the Southwest region, and two positions in the Virginia/
Carolina region.
    Nominees should complete an Advisory Committee or Research and 
Promotion Background Information form (AD-755) and submit it to Steven 
W. 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 the 
recommendations of the Board have considered 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: March 13, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-05074 Filed 3-18-19; 8:45 am]
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