[Federal Register: August 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 150)]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. 04-024N]

The National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection; 
Nominations for Membership

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: This notice announces that the U.S. Department of Agriculture 
(USDA) is soliciting nominations for membership on the National 
Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection (NACMPI). The full 
Committee consists of 16-18 members, and each person selected is 
expected to serve a 2-year term.

DATES: The names of the nominees and their typed curricula vitae or 
resumes must be postmarked no later than September 7, 2004. 
Applications are available on-line at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/OPPDE/NACMPI/Nominations.htm

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted to Dr. Barbara J. Masters, 
Acting Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA, Room 
405-Aerospace Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sonya L. West, Advisory Committee 
Specialist, Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships and Outreach Staff, 
FSIS, telephone (202) 690-1079; FAX (202) 690-6519; E-mail: 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USDA is seeking nominees for membership on 
the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection. The 
Committee provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the 
meat and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 
205, 301(a)(3), 301(a)(4), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection 
Act, 21 U.S.C. 607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), 661(a)(4), and 661(c)) and 
the sections 5(a)(3), 5(a)(4), 5(c), 8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry 
Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 454(a)(3), 454(a)(4), 454(c), 
457(b), and 460(e)). Nominations for membership are being sought from 
persons representing producers; processors; exporters and importers of 
meat and poultry products; academia; Federal and State government 
officials; and consumers.
    Appointments to the Committee will be made by the Secretary. To 
ensure that recommendations of the Committee take into account the 
needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should 
include, to the extent practicable, persons with demonstrated ability 
to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. It is 
anticipated that the Committee will meet at least twice annually.

Additional Public Notification

    Public awareness of all segments of rulemaking and policy 
development is important. Consequently, in an effort to ensure that the 
public and in particular minorities, women, and persons with 
disabilities, are aware of this notice, FSIS will announce it on-line 
through the FSIS web page located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov.

    FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication 
available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide 
information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal 
Register notices, FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other types of 
information that could affect or would be of interest to our 
constituents and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, 
a free e-mail subscription service consisting of industry, trade, and 
farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, 
scientific professionals, and other individuals who have requested to 
be included. The update also is available on the FSIS web page. Through 
Listserv and the web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a 
much broader, more diverse audience.

    Done at Washington, DC on July 30, 2004.
Barbara J. Masters,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 04-17846 Filed 8-4-04; 8:45 am]