[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 180 (Friday, September 16, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 57682]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-23727]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Parts 71, 77, 78, and 90

[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.


SUMMARY: This is a notice to inform the public of an upcoming meeting 
of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. The meeting is 
organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to discuss 
matters of animal health.

DATES: The meeting will be held September 23, 2011, from noon to 5 p.m. 
(eastern daylight time).

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be conducted as a multisite teleconference. 
Opportunities for public attendance are described in the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.

Operating Officer, Veterinary Services, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road 
Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 734-5665; 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 matters 
of animal health, including 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.
    During the September 23, 2011, meeting, which will be conducted as 
a multisite teleconference, the Committee will consider and discuss 
various aspects of the recently published proposed rule on traceability 
for livestock moving interstate. The Committee will also consider and 
discuss the bovine tuberculosis program, including possible wildlife 
surveillance requirements, test and remove management plans, and the 
issue of indemnity within the context of the new bovine tuberculosis/
brucellosis framework that is being developed. Additional information, 
including the final agenda for the meeting, will be posted on the 
Committee's Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/acah/.

Public Participation

    This meeting will be a multisite teleconference. Public attendees 
may join the call in ``listen-only'' mode. Members of the public who 
wish to listen in on the teleconference may do so by dialing 1-888-790-
3291, followed by a public passcode, 1411045.
    APHIS also plans to allow public access through Twitter during this 
teleconference. Questions and comments may be submitted for the 
Committee's consideration before the teleconference once the SACAH 
Twitter account has been established. The account name and instructions 
for participation via Twitter will be published on the SACAH Web site.
    Questions and written comments may also be submitted up to 5 
working days in advance of the teleconference. They can be sent via e-
mail to SACAH.Management@aphis.usda.gov or mailed to the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT at the beginning of this notice.
    This notice of the meeting agenda is given pursuant to section 10 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

    Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of September 2011.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-23727 Filed 9-15-11; 8:45 am]