[Federal Register: September 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 176)]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2006-0019]

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

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: 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 no less 
than 16 and no more than 18 members, and each person selected is 
expected to serve a two year term. Existing members can serve three 
consecutive two year terms. USDA is soliciting nominations in order to 
fill 16 to 18 vacancies on the Committee.

DATES: Nomination materials must be received no later than October 12, 

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to 
NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov, or by mail to Dr. Barbara J. Masters, 

Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA, in care 
of the Advisory Committee Specialist, Room 405 Aerospace Building, 901 
D Street, SW., Washington, DC 20250-3700, or by fax to (202) 690-6519.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Loraine Cannon, (202) 690-6647.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, 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 meat 
and poultry inspection programs, pursuant to sections 7(c), 24, 
301(a)(3), and 301(c) of the Federal Meat Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 
607(c), 624, 645, 661(a)(3), and 661(c), and to sections 5(a)(3), 5(c), 
8(b), and 11(e) of the Poultry Products Inspection Act, 21 U.S.C. 
454(a)(3), 454(c), 457(b), and 460(e). Nominations for membership are 
being sought from persons representing industry, academia, State and 
local government officials, public health organizations, and consumers.
    Nomination materials including the names of the nominees and their 
curricula vitae or r[eacute]sum[eacute]s, must be submitted to the 
person described in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Applications, 
AD-0755 Advisory Committee Membership Background Information, are 
available on-line in Word and pdf format at: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/forms/ocio_forms.html

    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 shall 
include, to the extent practicable, individuals 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 
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/regulations/2006_Notices_Index/. 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 constituents 
and stakeholders. The update is communicated via Listserv, a free 
electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade and farm 
groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, and 
other individuals who have asked to be included. The update is 
available on the FSIS Web page. Through the Listserv and Web page, FSIS 
is able to provide information to a much broader and more diverse 
audience. In addition, FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service which 
provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news 
and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/news_and_events/email_subscription/.
 Options range from recalls to 

export information to regulations, directives and notices. Customers 
can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to 
password protect their account.

    Done at Washington, DC on September 7, 2006.
Barbara J. Masters,
 [FR Doc. E6-15060 Filed 9-11-06; 8:45 am]