[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 224 (Wednesday, November 21, 2007)]
[Pages 65559-65560]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-22739]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2007-0134]

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry 
Diseases; Notice of Solicitation for Membership

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership.


SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary has reestablished the 
Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases for a 2-year 
period. The Secretary is soliciting nominations for membership for this 

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
January 7, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be addressed to the person listed under 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Mark Teachman, Acting Director of 
Interagency Coordination, National Center for Animal Health Emergency 
Programs, VS, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1231; (301) 734-8667.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on 
Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases (the Committee) advises the 
Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to keep foreign diseases 
of livestock and poultry from being introduced into the United States. 
In addition, the Committee advises the Secretary on contingency 
planning and on maintaining a state of preparedness to deal with these 
diseases, if introduced.
    The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected by 
the Committee from among its members.
    In August 2007, we reestablished the Committee. We are now 
soliciting nominations from interested organizations and individuals. 
An organization may nominate individuals from within or outside its 
membership. The Secretary will select members to obtain the broadest 
possible representation on the Committee, in accordance with the 
Federal Advisory

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Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
regulation 1041-1. Equal opportunity practices, in line with the USDA 
policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To 
ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into 
account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, 
membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with 
demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with 

    Done in Washington, DC, this 14th day of November 2007.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-22739 Filed 11-20-07; 8:45 am]