[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 74102-74103]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-29348]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration


Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain 
Inspection Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA.

ACTION: Notice to solicit nominees.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is seeking nominations 
for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory 
Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets annually 
to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. 
Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee 
help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a 
dynamic and changing marketplace.

DATES: GIPSA will consider nominations received by January 24, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Submit nominations for the Advisory Committee by completing 
form AD-755 and mail to:
     Terri L. Henry, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Mail Stop 3611, Washington, DC 20250-3611, or
     FAX: 202-690-2173
    Form AD-755 may be obtained via USDA's Web site: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terri L. Henry, telephone (202) 205-
8281 or email Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by section 21 of the USGSA (7 
U.S.C. 87j), as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established the Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide 
advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. The 
current authority for the Advisory Committee expires on September 30, 
2015. As specified in the USGSA, each member's term is 3 years and no 
member may serve successive terms.
    The Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the 
Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, 
handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with 
expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA 
(7 U.S.C. 74). While members of the Advisory Committee serve without

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compensation, USDA reimburses them for travel expenses, including per 
diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or 
regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service 
(see 5 U.S.C. 5703).
    A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant 
information are available on the GIPSA Web site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov/fgis/adcommit.html.
    GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the 
Advisory Committee to replace seven members whose terms will expire May 
2014.
    Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to race, 
color, religion, gender, national origin, age, mental or physical 
disability, marital status, or sexual orientation. To ensure that 
recommendations of the Advisory Committee take into account the needs 
of the diverse groups served by the USDA, membership shall include, to 
the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to 
represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.
    The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is 
made by the Secretary.

Larry Mitchell,
Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration.
[FR Doc. 2013-29348 Filed 12-9-13; 8:45 am]
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