Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC): Notice of Intent To Renew Charter and Call for Nominations, 56411-56412 [2019-22923]

Download as PDF 56411 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 204 Tuesday, October 22, 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 [Document Number AMS–SC–19–0078] Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC): Notice of Intent To Renew Charter and Call for Nominations Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice: Intent to renew charter and call for nominations. AGENCY: This notice announces the following: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) intent to renew the Charter of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC); the solicitation of nominations for membership to fill three known vacancies on the FVIAC for appointment in 2020; and the solicitation of nominations for a pool of candidates to fill future unexpected vacancies in any of the position categories should that occur. FVIAC is seeking members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry including growers, shippers, wholesalers/distributors, brokers, retailers/restaurant representatives, state agencies, state departments of agriculture, foodservice suppliers, and fresh-cut and other fruit and vegetable processors. It should also include representatives of farmers markets and food hubs, organic and non-organic fruit and vegetable representatives, farmer organizations, and produce trade associations. Please note that federally registered lobbyists cannot be considered for USDA advisory committee membership. Members can only serve on one USDA advisory committee at a time. All nominees will undergo a USDA background check. The following must be submitted to nominate yourself or someone else to the FVIAC: A resume (required), a SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Oct 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD–755—available online at https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ ad-755 (required), a cover letter (required), and a list of endorsements or letters of recommendation (optional). The resume or curriculum vitae must be limited to five one-sided pages and should include a summary of the following information: Current and past organization affiliations; areas of expertise; education; career positions held; and any other notable positions held. For submissions received that are more than five one-sided pages in length, only the first five pages will be reviewed. DATES: The current FVIAC Charter expires on March 26, 2020. Nomination packages including a cover letter to the Secretary, the nominee’s typed resume or curriculum vitae, and a completed USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD–755 must be postmarked on or before November 21, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nomination packages can be submitted electronically by email to SCPFVIAC@usda.gov, or mailed to: Darrell Hughes, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, South Building—Room 2083–STOP 0235, Washington, DC 20250–0235, Attn: Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Electronic submittals are preferred. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darrell Hughes, Designated Federal Officer, by telephone at (202) 378–2576 or by email SCPFVIAC@ams.usda.gov. Comments: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments will be accepted on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on November 6, 2019, via http:// www.regulations.gov: Document #AMS– SC–19–0078. The AMS Specialty Crops Program strongly prefers comments be submitted electronically. However, written comments may be submitted (i.e., postmarked) via mail to the person listed in the ADDRESSES section by or before the abovementioned deadline. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the FVIAC for two years. The purpose of the FVIAC is to examine the full spectrum of issues PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and provide suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. The Deputy Administrator of the AMS Specialty Crops Program serves as the FVIAC Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission areas and agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry could be called upon to participate in the FVIAC’s meetings as determined by the FVIAC Executive Secretary and the FVIAC. Industry members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and serve 2year terms, with a maximum of three 2year terms. The Secretary of Agriculture appointed 25 members last year. Two members have reached their term limit and one member is no longer serving. The remaining 22 members will continue to serve for one additional term. The Secretary of Agriculture will appoint known or upcoming vacancies to serve a 2-year term of office beginning March 27, 2020 and ending March 26, 2022. Nominations received that could fill future unexpected vacancies in any of the position categories will be held as a pool of candidates that the Secretary of Agriculture can draw upon as replacement appointees if unexpected vacancies occur. A person appointed to fill a vacancy will serve for the remainder of the 2-year term of the vacant position. The Secretary of Agriculture invites those individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed in the SUMMARY section to nominate individuals or themselves for membership on the FVIAC. The full Committee expects to meet at least twice a year in-person (or by teleconference), and the meetings will be announced in the Federal Register. FVIAC workgroup/subcommittees will meet as deemed necessary by the chairperson and may meet through teleconference or by computer-based conferencing. Subcommittees may invite technical experts to present information for consideration by the subcommittee. The subcommittee meetings will not be announced in the Federal Register. All data and records available to the full Committee are expected to be available to the public when the full Committee reviews and approves the work of the subcommittee. Members must be prepared to work E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 56412 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 204 / Tuesday, October 22, 2019 / Notices outside of scheduled Committee and subcommittee meetings and may be required to assist in document preparation. Committee members serve on a voluntary basis; however, travel expenses and per diem reimbursement are available. The Secretary of Agriculture seeks a diverse group of members representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry’s needs. Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all appointments to the FVIAC in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that FVIAC recommendations take into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, person with disabilities and limited resource agriculture producers. The information collection requirements concerning the nomination process have been previously cleared by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB Control No. 0505–0001. Comments regarding this information collection received by November 21, 2019 will be considered. Written comments should be addressed to: Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB), New Executive Office Building, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. Commentors are encouraged to submit their comments to OMB via email to: OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov or fax (202) 395–5806 and to Departmental Clearance Office, USDA, OCIO, Mail Stop 7602, Washington, DC 20250–7602. Copies of the submission(s) may be obtained by calling (202) 720–8681. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless the collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number and the agency informs potential persons who are to respond to the collection of information that such persons are not required to respond to the collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. Dated: October 10, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. Title: Land Exchanges. OMB Control Number: 0596–0105. Summary of Collection: Land exchanges are discretionary, voluntary real estate transactions between the Secretary of Agriculture (acting by and through the Forest Service) and a nonFederal exchange party (or parties). Land exchanges can be initiated by a non-Federal party (or parties), and agent of a landowners, a broker, a third party, or a non-Federal public agency, corporation, or other legal entity capable to hold title and convey land. Each land exchange requires preparation of an Agreement to Initiate, as required by Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 254, subpart C, section 254.4—Agreement to Initiate and Exchange. As the exchange proposal develops, the Forest Service and the non-Federal party may enter into a binding Exchange Agreement, pursuant to Title 36 CFR part 254, subpart A, section 254.14—Exchange Agreement. Need and Use of the Information: The Agreement to Initiate document specifies the preliminary and on-biding intentions of the non-Federal land exchange party and the Forest Service in pursuing a land exchange. The Agreement to Initiate contains information such as the description of properties considered for exchange, an implementation schedule of action items, identification of the party responsible for each action item, and [FR Doc. 2019–22923 Filed 10–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request October 16, 2019. 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. Comments are requested regarding: Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques and other forms of information technology. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Oct 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 Forest Service PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 target dates for completion of action items. The Exchange Agreement documents the conditions necessary to complete the exchange. It contains information identifying parties, description of lands and interests to be exchanged, identification of all reserved and outstanding interests, and all other terms and conditions that are necessary to complete the exchange. Description of Respondents: Business or other for-profit; Farms; Not-for-profit institutions; Individuals or households; State, Local or Tribal Government. Number of Respondents: 3. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion. Total Burden Hours: 20. Ruth Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–22905 Filed 10–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Colville National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Approval of the Revised Land Management Plan for the Colville National Forest. AGENCY: ACTION: Glenn Casamassa, Regional Forester, Pacific Northwest Region, has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the revised Colville National Forest Land Management Plan (revised land management plan). The final ROD documents the rationale for approving the revised land management plan and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer’s instructions on objections. DATES: The revised land management plan for the Colville National Forest will become effective 30 days after the publication of this notice of approval in the Federal Register (36 CFR 219.17(a)(1)). To view the final ROD, final environmental impact statement (FEIS), the revised land management plan, and other related documents, please visit the Colville National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ detail/colville/landmanagement/ planning/?cid=stelprd3824594. A legal notice of approval is also being published in the Pacific Northwest Regional Office’s newspaper of record, The Seattle Times. A copy of this legal notice will be posted on the Colville National Forest’s website described above. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
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statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document Number AMS-SC-19-0078]


Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC): Notice 
of Intent To Renew Charter and Call for Nominations

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice: Intent to renew charter and call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the following: The U.S. Department of 
Agriculture's (USDA) intent to renew the Charter of the Fruit and 
Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC); the solicitation of 
nominations for membership to fill three known vacancies on the FVIAC 
for appointment in 2020; and the solicitation of nominations for a pool 
of candidates to fill future unexpected vacancies in any of the 
position categories should that occur.
    FVIAC is seeking members who represent the fruit and vegetable 
industry including growers, shippers, wholesalers/distributors, 
brokers, retailers/restaurant representatives, state agencies, state 
departments of agriculture, foodservice suppliers, and fresh-cut and 
other fruit and vegetable processors. It should also include 
representatives of farmers markets and food hubs, organic and non-
organic fruit and vegetable representatives, farmer organizations, and 
produce trade associations.
    Please note that federally registered lobbyists cannot be 
considered for USDA advisory committee membership. Members can only 
serve on one USDA advisory committee at a time. All nominees will 
undergo a USDA background check.
    The following must be submitted to nominate yourself or someone 
else to the FVIAC: A resume (required), a USDA Advisory Committee 
Membership Background Information Form AD-755--available online at 
https://www.ocio.usda.gov/document/ad-755 (required), a cover letter 
(required), and a list of endorsements or letters of recommendation 
(optional). The resume or curriculum vitae must be limited to five one-
sided pages and should include a summary of the following information: 
Current and past organization affiliations; areas of expertise; 
education; career positions held; and any other notable positions held. 
For submissions received that are more than five one-sided pages in 
length, only the first five pages will be reviewed.

DATES: The current FVIAC Charter expires on March 26, 2020. Nomination 
packages including a cover letter to the Secretary, the nominee's typed 
resume or curriculum vitae, and a completed USDA Advisory Committee 
Membership Background Information Form AD-755 must be postmarked on or 
before November 21, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages can be submitted electronically by email 
to [email protected], or mailed to: Darrell Hughes, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, South Building--Room 2083-
STOP 0235, Washington, DC 20250-0235, Attn: Fruit and Vegetable 
Industry Advisory Committee. Electronic submittals are preferred.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Darrell Hughes, Designated Federal 
Officer, by telephone at (202) 378-2576 or by email 
[email protected].
    Comments: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) invites 
interested persons to submit comments on this notice. Comments will be 
accepted on or before 11:59 p.m. ET on November 6, 2019, via http://www.regulations.gov: Document #AMS-SC-19-0078. The AMS Specialty Crops 
Program strongly prefers comments be submitted electronically. However, 
written comments may be submitted (i.e., postmarked) via mail to the 
person listed in the ADDRESSES section by or before the abovementioned 
deadline.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), notice is hereby given that the Secretary 
of Agriculture intends to renew the FVIAC for two years. The purpose of 
the FVIAC is to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit 
and vegetable industry and provide suggestions and ideas to the 
Secretary on how USDA can tailor its programs to better meet the fruit 
and vegetable industry's needs.
    The Deputy Administrator of the AMS Specialty Crops Program serves 
as the FVIAC Executive Secretary. Representatives from USDA mission 
areas and agencies affecting the fruit and vegetable industry could be 
called upon to participate in the FVIAC's meetings as determined by the 
FVIAC Executive Secretary and the FVIAC.
    Industry members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and 
serve 2-year terms, with a maximum of three 2-year terms. The Secretary 
of Agriculture appointed 25 members last year. Two members have reached 
their term limit and one member is no longer serving. The remaining 22 
members will continue to serve for one additional term. The Secretary 
of Agriculture will appoint known or upcoming vacancies to serve a 2-
year term of office beginning March 27, 2020 and ending March 26, 2022. 
Nominations received that could fill future unexpected vacancies in any 
of the position categories will be held as a pool of candidates that 
the Secretary of Agriculture can draw upon as replacement appointees if 
unexpected vacancies occur. A person appointed to fill a vacancy will 
serve for the remainder of the 2-year term of the vacant position. The 
Secretary of Agriculture invites those individuals, organizations, and 
groups affiliated with the categories listed in the SUMMARY section to 
nominate individuals or themselves for membership on the FVIAC.
    The full Committee expects to meet at least twice a year in-person 
(or by teleconference), and the meetings will be announced in the 
Federal Register. FVIAC workgroup/subcommittees will meet as deemed 
necessary by the chairperson and may meet through teleconference or by 
computer-based conferencing. Subcommittees may invite technical experts 
to present information for consideration by the subcommittee. The 
subcommittee meetings will not be announced in the Federal Register. 
All data and records available to the full Committee are expected to be 
available to the public when the full Committee reviews and approves 
the work of the subcommittee. Members must be prepared to work

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outside of scheduled Committee and subcommittee meetings and may be 
required to assist in document preparation. Committee members serve on 
a voluntary basis; however, travel expenses and per diem reimbursement 
are available.
    The Secretary of Agriculture seeks a diverse group of members 
representing a broad spectrum of persons interested in providing 
suggestions and ideas on how USDA can tailor its programs to meet the 
fruit and vegetable industry's needs. Equal opportunity practices will 
be followed in all appointments to the FVIAC in accordance with USDA 
policies. To ensure that FVIAC recommendations take into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall include, 
to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, person with disabilities and limited 
resource agriculture producers.
    The information collection requirements concerning the nomination 
process have been previously cleared by the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) under OMB Control No. 0505-0001.

    Dated: October 10, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-22923 Filed 10-21-19; 8:45 am]
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