[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 98 (Monday, May 21, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29963-29964]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office
[FR Doc No: 2012-12152]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Food Safety and Inspection Service

[Docket No. FSIS-2012-0025]


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

AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 not 
more than 20 members, and each person selected is expected to serve a 
2-year term.

DATES: Nominations, including a cover letter to the Secretary, the 
nominee's typed resume or curriculum vitae, and a completed USDA 
Advisory Committee Membership Background Information form AD-755, must 
be received by June 20, 2012. USDA Advisory Committee Membership 
Background Information form AD-755 is available online at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/forms/index.asp. Self nominations are welcome.

ADDRESSES: Nomination packages, including a cover letter to the 
Secretary accompanied by a resume and AD-755 form, can be sent by mail 
to: Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, Attn: National Advisory 
Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sally Fernandez, Program 
Specialist, Office of Outreach, Employee Education and Training, Food 
Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), telephone (202) 690-6524; Fax 
(202) 690-6519; email sally.fernandez@fsis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    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 (NACMPI). 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. NACMPI is seeking members with knowledge 
and interest in meat and poultry safety and other FSIS 
responsibilities.
    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 once annually.
    Please note that federally registered lobbyists cannot be 
considered for USDA advisory committee membership. Members can only 
serve on one advisory committee at a time. All nominees will undergo a 
USDA background check.
    To receive consideration for serving on the NACMPI, a nominee must 
submit a resume and USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background 
Information form AD-755. The resume or curriculum vitae must be limited 
to five one-sided pages and should include nominee's educational 
background and expertise. For submissions received that are more than 
five one-sided pages in length, only the first five pages will be 
reviewed.

Additional Public Notification

    FSIS will announce this notice online through the FSIS Web page 
located at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations_&_policies/Federal_Register_Notices/index.asp.
    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. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic 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_&_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 accounts.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

    USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on 
the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, 
disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or 
family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication of program information (Braille, large print, or 
audiotape.) should contact USDA's Target Center at 202-720-2600 (voice 
and TTY).
    To file a written complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office 
of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue 
SW., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call 202-720-5964 (voice and TTY). 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Done at Washington, DC on: May 15, 2012.
Alfred V. Almanza,
Administrator.
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