[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 204 (Friday, October 21, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Page 72773]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-25447]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

National Agricultural Statistics Service


Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics 
Meeting

AGENCY: National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of 
the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, November 8, 2016, and from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, 
November 9, 2016. There will be an opportunity for public questions and 
comments at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. All times mentioned 
herein refer to Eastern Standard Time.

ADDRESSES: The Committee meeting will take place at the United States 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 
20250. On Tuesday November 8, 2016 the meeting will be held in the 
Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, Room 107A. On Wednesday, November 9, 
2016 the meeting will be held in the South Building, Room 3109. Written 
comments may be filed before or up to two weeks after the meeting with 
the contact person identified herein at: U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029, South Building, Washington, DC 
20250-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hubert Hamer, Administrator, National 
Agricultural Statistics Service, telephone: 202-720-2707, eFax: 855-
493-0445, or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. General information about the 
committee can also be found at www.nass.usda.gov/about_nass.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics, which consists of 20 members appointed from 7 categories 
covering a broad range of agricultural disciplines and interests, has 
scheduled a meeting on November 8 and 9, 2016. During this time the 
Advisory Committee will discuss topics including the status of NASS 
programs, Census of Agriculture Updates, Census of Agriculture Program 
Plans, Country Estimates and Farm Structure panels, and Respondent 
Relation Issues.
    The Committee meeting is open to the public. The public is asked to 
pre-register for the meeting at least 10 business days prior to the 
meeting. Your pre-registration must state the names of each person in 
your group, organization, or interest represented; the number of people 
planning to give oral comments, if any; and whether anyone in your 
group requires special accommodations. Submit registrations to 
Executive Secretary, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, via 
eFax: 855-493-0445, or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. Members of the public 
who request to give oral comments to the Committee must arrive at the 
meeting site by 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Written 
comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed 
for the public record before and up to two weeks following the meeting. 
The public may file written comments by mail to the Executive Director, 
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Room 5029 South Building, Washington, DC, 
20250-2000. Written comments can also be sent via eFax: 855-493-0445, 
or email: HQOA@nass.usda.gov. All statements will become a part of the 
official records of the USDA Advisory Committee on Agriculture 
Statistics and will be kept on file for public review in the office of 
the Executive Director, Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250.

    Signed at Washington, DC, October 5, 2016.
R. Renee Picanso,
Associate Administrator, National Agricultural Statistics Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-25447 Filed 10-20-16; 8:45 am]
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