[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 114 (Tuesday, June 15, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33759-33760]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14324]


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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 114 / Tuesday, June 15, 2010 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


Announcement of the Availability of the Final Report of the 
Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Solicitation of Written Comments 
on the Report, and Invitation for Oral Testimony at a Public Meeting

AGENCIES: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food, Nutrition and 
Consumer Services (FNCS) and Research, Education and Economics (REE); 
and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of 
Public Health and Science (OPHS).

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) (a) announce the availability of the 
final Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the 
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 (Report); (b) solicit written 
comments on the Report; and (c) provide notice of a public meeting to 
solicit oral comments on the Report.

DATES: This Notice is provided to the public on June 15, 2010. (1) The 
final Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (the 
Committee) will be available on June 15, 2010; (2) Written comments on 
the Committee's report can be submitted and must be received on or 
before 5 p.m. E.D.T. on July 15, 2010; (c) The public meeting to 
solicit oral comments on the Report will be held on July 8, 2010 
starting at 9 a.m. E.D.T.

ADDRESSES: (a) The final Report of the Committee is available 
electronically on the Dietary Guidelines Web site at http://www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. A hard copy is available for public viewing 
from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. E.D.T., at the Reference Desk of the 
National Agricultural Library, USDA/ARS, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, 
Beltsville, MD 20705, Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). 
The Reference Desk telephone number is 301-504-5755; however, no 
advance appointment is necessary; (b) Written comments are encouraged 
to be submitted electronically at http://www.DietaryGuidelines.gov. A 
``submit comments'' button is available at the bottom of the Web page 
to click on. Lengthy comments (that exceed 2,000 characters) or support 
materials can be uploaded as a PDF attachment. Multiple attachments 
must be ``zip-filed''. If electronic comment submission is not 
possible, comments can be mailed to the following address: Carole 
Davis, Co-Executive Secretary and Designated Federal Officer (DFO) of 
the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Center for Nutrition Policy 
and Promotion, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 3101 Park Center Drive, 
Room 1034, Alexandria, VA 22302, (703) 305-7600 (telephone), (703) 305-
3300 (fax); (c) The public meeting where oral comments will be 
presented will be held at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jefferson 
Auditorium, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USDA Co-Executive Secretaries: Carole 
Davis, DFO to the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (telephone 703-
305-7600), Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 3101 Park Center 
Drive, Room 1034, Alexandria, Virginia 22302; or Shanthy Bowman 
(telephone 301-504-0619), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), 
Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, 10300 Baltimore Avenue, 
Building 005, Room 125, BARC-WEST, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. HHS Co-
Executive Secretaries: Kathryn McMurry (telephone 240-453-8280) or 
Holly McPeak (telephone 240-453-8280), Office of Disease Prevention and 
Health Promotion, Office of Public Health and Science, 1101 Wootton 
Parkway, Suite LL100, Rockville, Maryland 20852. Additional information 
is available on the Internet at http://www.DietaryGuidelines.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report: The thirteen-
member Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee was appointed by USDA and 
HHS in October 2008 to assist both Departments in providing sound and 
current dietary guidance to consumers. Section 301 of Public Law 101-
445 (7 U.S.C. 5341, the National Nutrition Monitoring and Related 
Research Act of 1990, Title III) directs the Secretaries of USDA and 
HHS to publish the Dietary Guidelines for Americans at least every five 
years. During its first meeting on October 30-31, 2008, the Committee 
decided that the science had changed since the 2005 (sixth) edition of 
the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and that a revision to the current 
Dietary Guidelines was necessary. The Committee has finalized its 
recommendations and submitted its Report to the Secretaries of USDA and 
HHS. This Report will serve as the basis for the seventh edition of the 
Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which USDA and HHS expect to publish 
later this year (2010).
    Purpose of the Meeting: After a thorough review of the most current 
scientific and applied literature and open Committee deliberations, the 
Committee has provided its recommendations in the form of an advisory 
report to the Secretaries of both Departments. By this notice, USDA and 
HHS are inviting comments on the Committee's final Report. Instructions 
for written comments are provided above. This meeting will provide 
opportunity for oral comments by the public.
    Public Participation: By this notice, USDA and HHS are inviting 
submission of requests from the public to present three minutes of oral 
testimony. The public meeting is planned from 9 a.m. E.D.T. to no later 
than 5 p.m. E.D.T. on July 8, 2010 in the Jefferson Auditorium within 
the USDA South Building, located at the corner of Independence Ave. and 
14th Street, SW., Washington, DC. Because of the need for security 
screening, pre-registration is required. All visitors must bring a 
photo I.D. Registration to present oral testimony will be confirmed 
(via e-mail) on a first-come, first-served basis, as time on the 
presentation agenda permits. The confirmation e-mail will also include 
information regarding security procedures for entering the South 
Building, directions to the Jefferson Auditorium, and metro, parking, 
and hotel information. Please call Crystal Tyler at 202-314-4701 should 
you require a sign language interpreter or require other special 
accommodations. Requests to provide oral testimony can be made by going 
to http://

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www.DietaryGuidelines.gov and clicking on the link for Meeting 
Registration or by calling the scheduler through the meeting planner, 
Crystal Tyler, at 202-314-4701 by 5 p.m. E.D.T., June 30, 2010. 
Requests to present oral testimony must include a written outline of 
the intended testimony not to exceed one page in length. Presenters are 
required to disclose their affiliations and any sources of funding.

    Dated: June 1, 2010.
Robert C. Post,
Acting Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    Dated: Jun 4, 2010.
Edward B. Knipling,
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture.

    Dated: June 3, 2010.
Penelope Slade-Sawyer,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health (Disease Prevention and Health 
Promotion), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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