[Federal Register: December 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 248)]
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Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2008-0038]

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

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, 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 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 January 23, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to 
NACMPI@fsis.usda.gov, or by mail to Mr. Alfred V. Almanza, 
Administrator, Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), USDA, in care 
of Faye Smith, Room 1175-South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-3700, or by fax to (202) 720-5704.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Faye Smith, Public Affairs Specialist, 
Congressional and Public Affairs Office, FSIS, telephone (202) 205-
3826; Fax (202) 720-5704; e-mail faye.smith@fsis.usda.gov.

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 
and consumer organizations.
    Nomination materials including the names of the nominees and their 
typed curricula vitae or resumes, must be submitted to the person 
listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Form AD-755, Advisory 
Committee Membership Background Information, is available on-line in 
Word and PDF format at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/NACMPI_
    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 will 
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 online through the FSIS Web page located 
at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/2008_Notices_Index/. FSIS 
will also 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, 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 groups, 
consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals 
who have asked to be included. The Update is also 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 

    Done at Washington, DC, on December 19, 2008.
Alfred V. Almanza,
[FR Doc. E8-30673 Filed 12-23-08; 8:45 am]