[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 228 (Monday, November 28, 2011)]
[Page 72900]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-30499]



Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration

Advisory Committee Meeting

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

ACTION: Notice of advisory committee meeting.


SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this 
constitutes notice of the upcoming meeting of the Grain Inspection, 
Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Grain Inspection Advisory 
Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets twice 
annually to advise the GIPSA Administrator on the programs and services 
that GIPSA delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Recommendations 
by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its 
customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.

DATES: December 6, 2011, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and December 7, 2011, 8 
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The Advisory Committee meeting will take place at the 
Embassy Suites Hotel-Portland Downtown, 319 SW Pine Street, Portland, 
Oregon, 97204.
    Requests to orally address the Advisory Committee during the 
meeting or written comments may be sent to: Administrator, GIPSA, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 3601, 
Washington, DC 20250-3601. Requests and comments may also be faxed to 
(202) 690-2173.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to 
provide advice to the GIPSA Administrator with respect to the 
implementation of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (7 U.S.C. 71-87k). 
Information about the Advisory Committee is available on the GIPSA Web 
site at http://www.gipsa.usda.gov. Under the section, ``I Want To * * 
*,'' select ``Learn about the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee.''
    The agenda will include an overview of Federal Grain Inspection 
Service operations, updated tonnage fee projections, international 
programs, sorghum odor, moisture measurement, and the quality 
management program.
    For a copy of the agenda please contact Terri L. Henry by phone at 
(202) 205-8281 or by email at Terri.L.Henry@usda.gov.
    Public participation will be limited to written statements unless 
permission is received from the Committee Chairperson to orally address 
the Advisory Committee. The meeting will be open to the public.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of 
communication of program information or related accommodations should 
contact Terri L. Henry at the telephone number listed above.

Randall Jones,
Acting Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
[FR Doc. 2011-30499 Filed 11-25-11; 8:45 am]