[Federal Register Volume 66, Number 11 (Wednesday, January 17, 2001)]
[Pages 3978-3979]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 01-1313]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. 00-091-2]

Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry 
Diseases; Solicitation for Membership

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: We are giving notice that the Secretary anticipates 
reestablishing the Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry 
Diseases for a 2-year period. The Secretary is soliciting nominations 
for membership for this Committee. This is the second notice calling 
for nominations. Previous nominations need not be resubmitted.

DATES: Consideration will be given to nominations received on or before 
March 5, 2001.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be addressed to the person listed under 

Veterinarian, Emergency Programs, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 41, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8073.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary's Advisory Committee on 
Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases (the Committee) advises the 
Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to keep foreign diseases 
of livestock and poultry from being introduced into the United States. 
In addition, the Committee advises on contingency planning and on 
maintaining a state of preparedness to deal with these diseases, if 
    The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson shall be elected by 
the Committee from among its members.
    Terms expired for the current members of the Committee in December 
2000. We are soliciting nominations from interested organizations and 
individuals to replace members on the

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Committee. An organization may nominate individuals from within or 
outside its membership. This is a second notice soliciting nominations. 
Previous nominations need not be resubmitted. The Secretary will select 
members to obtain the broadest possible representation on the 
Committee, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 
L. No. 92-463) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Regulation 
1041-1. Equal opportunity practices, in line with 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 10th day of January 2001.
Bobby R. Acord,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 01-1313 Filed 1-16-01; 8:45 am]