[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 162 (Tuesday, August 21, 2012)]
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[FR Doc No: 2012-20517]

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0012]

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Intent To Renew 
and Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent and request for nominations.


SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends 
to renew the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health 
(Committee). The Secretary has determined that the Committee is 
necessary and in the public interest. We are also giving notice that 
the Secretary is soliciting nominations for membership for this 

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
September 10, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal 
Official, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 35, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; 
(301) 8513478 (or 800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), email: 

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages may be sent by postal mail or commercial 
delivery to The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, Attn: 
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Nomination packages 
may also be faxed to (301) 734-3121.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of 
Agriculture intends to renew the Secretary's Advisory Committee on 
Animal Health (the Committee) for 2 years.
    The Committee advises the Secretary on strategies, policies, and 
programs to prevent, control, or eradicate animal diseases. The 
Committee considers agricultural initiatives of national scope and 
significance and advises on matters of public health, conservation of 
national resources, stability of livestock economies, livestock disease 
management and traceability strategies, prioritizing animal health 
imperatives, and other related aspects of agriculture. The Committee 
Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected by the Committee from 
among its members.
    A request for nominations for membership was published \1\ in the 
Federal Register on May 24, 2012 (77 FR 30993, Docket No. APHIS-2012-
0012). In this notice, we are once again soliciting nominations from 
interested organizations and individuals. An organization may nominate 
individuals from within or outside its membership; alternatively, an 
individual may nominate herself or himself. Nomination packages should 
include a nomination form along with a cover letter or resume that 
documents the nominee's experience. Nomination forms are available on 
the Internet at http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/doc/AD-755.pdf or may be 
obtained from the person listed under For Further Information Contact.

    \1\ To view the request for nominations, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0012.

    The Secretary will select up to 20 members from across the 
agricultural community, including producers, processors, marketers, 
researchers, State and Tribal agricultural agencies, trade 
associations, and others, to obtain the broadest possible 
representation on the Committee, in accordance with the FACA 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 disabilities.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 16th day of August 2012.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-20517 Filed 8-20-12; 8:45 am]