[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2013)]
[Page 1832]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00195]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0080]

National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; 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 of Agriculture is 
soliciting nominations for the National Wildlife Services Advisory 

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
March 11, 2013.

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 National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee. Nomination 
packages may also be faxed to (301) 734-5157.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Carrie Joyce, Designated Federal 
Officer, WS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-3999.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Services Advisory 
Committee (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on 
policies, program issues, and research needed to conduct the Wildlife 
Services program. The Committee also serves as a public forum enabling 
those affected by the Wildlife Services program to have a voice in the 
program's policies. The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson 
shall be elected by the Committee from among its members.
    We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and 
individuals. An organization may nominate individuals from within or 
outside of 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.
    The Secretary will select members to obtain the broadest possible 
representation on the Committee, in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II) and U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) Regulations 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 2nd day of January 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00195 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]