[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 232 (Wednesday, December 3, 2014)]
[Pages 71740-71741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28440]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0090]

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; 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 is soliciting 
nominations for membership for this Committee to serve for 2 year 

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
January 20, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Completed nomination forms should be sent to the person 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal 
Officer, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 34, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; 
(301) 851-3478, email: rj.cabrera@aphis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal 
Health (SACAH or the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture 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 

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    The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected by the 
Committee from among its members.
    Terms will expire for the current members of the Committee in May 
2015. We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and 
individuals. An organization may nominate individuals from within or 
outside its membership. 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. 2) 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 26th day of November 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-28440 Filed 12-2-14; 8:45 am]