[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 245 (Monday, December 27, 2021)]
[Page 73237]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-28008]

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Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document Number AMS-SC-21-0100]

Virtual Meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory 

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as 
amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable 
Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC). The meeting is being convened to 
examine industry recommendations provided by the Produce Marketing 
Association (PMA) and the United Fresh Produce Association (United 
Fresh). During the two-day FVIAC public meeting held November 3-4, 
2021, the industry trade groups jointly submitted recommendations for 
discussion and consideration by FVIAC representatives. This virtual 
meeting will provide FVIAC representatives the opportunity to engage 
with United Fresh-PMA stakeholders.

DATES: The FVIAC will meet via webinar (virtually) on February 01, 
2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The deadline to 
submit written comments is 11:59 p.m. ET, on January 26, 2022.

ADDRESSES: The webinar for the meeting and public comment period can be 
accessed via the internet and/or phone. Members of the public must 
register in advance for this webinar: https://www.zoomgov.com/webinar/register/WN_97rK0ODLS7ev7SGFYwzEMw. Access information will also be 
available on the AMS website prior to the event. Detailed information 
can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/facas-advisory-councils/fviac.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darrell Hughes, Designated Federal 
Officer, Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, USDA--AMS-
Specialty Crops Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Suite 1575, STOP 
0235, Washington, DC 20250-0235; Telephone: (202) 378-2576; Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. app. 2), the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established the Committee in 2001 to examine the full spectrum of 
issues faced by the fruit and vegetable industry and to provide 
suggestions and ideas to the Secretary on how USDA can tailor its 
programs to meet the fruit and vegetable industry's needs.
    The AMS Deputy Administrator for the Specialty Crops Program serves 
as the Committee's Executive Secretary, leading the effort to 
administer the Committee's activities. Representatives from USDA 
mission areas and other government agencies affecting the fruit and 
vegetable industry are periodically called upon to participate in the 
Committee's meetings as determined by the Committee. AMS is giving 
notice of the Committee meeting to the public so that they may 
participate and present their views via written comments. The meeting 
is open to the public.
    Agenda items may include, but are not limited to, welcome and 
introductions; administrative matters; consideration of recommendations 
pertaining to labor and production, food safety, climate and 
infrastructure, and consumption; and presentations by subject matter 
experts as requested by the Committee.
    Written Comments: Written public comments will be accepted on or 
before 11:59 p.m. ET on January 26, 2022 via http://www.regulations.gov: Document # AMS-SC-21-0100. Comments submitted 
after this date will be provided to AMS, but the Committee may not have 
adequate time to consider those comments prior to the meeting. AMS, 
Specialty Crops Program, strongly prefers that comments be submitted 
electronically. However, written comments may also be submitted (i.e., 
postmarked) via mail to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section by or before the deadline.
    Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable 
accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language 
interpretation, assistive listening devices, or other reasonable 
accommodation, to the person listed under the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT section. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be 
made on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated: December 21, 2021.
Cikena Reid,
USDA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-28008 Filed 12-23-21; 8:45 am]