[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 178 (Friday, September 13, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 56653-56654]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-22325]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of 
the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, and from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on 
Thursday, November 14, 2013. There will be an opportunity for public 
questions and comments at 9:45 a.m. on November 14, 2013. All times 
mentioned herein refer to Central Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting on November 13, 2013 will take place 
at the NASS National Operations Center, 9700 Page Avenue, Suite 400, 
St. Louis, Missouri, 63132. The Committee will meet on November 14, 
2013, at the Doubletree by Hilton-Westport, 1973 Craigshire Road, St. 
Louis, Missouri, 63146. Written comments may be filed before or up to 
two weeks after the meeting with the contact person identified herein 
at: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics 
Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029, South Building, 
Washington, DC 20250-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Executive Director, 
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, telephone: 202-690-8141, 
fax: 202-690-1311, or email: hubert.hamer@nass.usda.gov. General 
information about the committee can also be found at www.nass.usda.gov/about_nass.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories 
covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has 
scheduled a meeting on November 13-14, 2013. During this time the 
Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS 
programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Follow-
on Survey Plans, and the NASS 5-Year Operating Plan Initiatives.
    The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to 
pre-register for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the 
meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in 
your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people 
planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your 
group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to 
Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via 
fax: 202-690-1311, or email: hq_dapp@nass.usda.gov. Members of the 
public who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive 
at the meeting site by 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013. 
Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be 
welcomed for the public record before and up to two weeks following the

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meeting. The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive 
Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029 South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2000. Written comments can also be sent via fax: 202-690-1311, or 
email: hq_dapp@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the 
official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of 
the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

    Signed at Washington, DC, September 5, 2013.
Joseph T. Reilly,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-22325 Filed 9-12-13; 8:45 am]
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