[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 2 (Tuesday, January 4, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 315]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-33206]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0125]


Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Meeting

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: This is a notice to inform the public of the first meeting of 
the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. The meeting is 
being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

DATES: The meeting will be held January 20 and 21, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 
5 p.m. each day.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the Jamie L. Whitten Building, 
1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, in rooms 104-A and 
107-A.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael R. Doerrer, Chief 
Operating Officer, Veterinary Services, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road 
Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-5034; e-mail: 
SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal 
Health (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on means to 
prevent, conduct surveillance on, monitor, control, or eradicate animal 
diseases of national importance. In doing so, the Committee will 
consider public health, conservation of natural resources, and the 
stability of livestock economies.
    Tentative topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include:
     Animal disease traceability.
     Aquaculture and animal health.
     Emergency response and management.
     Trade and emerging global animal health issues.
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture's role in public health 
initiatives.
     National disease management programs.
     Veterinary Services reorganization efforts.
    Additional details on the agenda and meeting can be found on the 
Committee's Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/acah/.
    The meeting will be open to the public and attendees should plan to 
arrive between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Picture identification is required to 
gain access to the Whitten Building. The Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service (APHIS), which is organizing the meeting, asks that 
those planning to attend the meeting let APHIS know by sending an email 
through an access portal on the Committee's Web site or directly to 
SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov. Please provide your name and 
organizational affiliation (if any), state which meeting date or dates 
you plan to attend, and indicate whether you wish to present an oral 
statement during the meeting.
    Attendees will have the opportunity to present oral statements or 
questions on meeting topics at specific times during the meeting. 
Written statements on meeting topics may also be filed at the meeting. 
Additionally, statements may be filed with the Committee before or 
after the meeting by sending them via email to 
SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov.
    This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

    Done in Washington, DC, December 28, 2010.
 Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-33206 Filed 1-3-11; 8:45 am]
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