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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases; Meeting

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AGENCY:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

We are giving notice of a meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

DATES:

Sessions will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 1-2, 2000, and from 8 a.m. to 12 noon on August 3, 2000.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the USDA Center at Riverside in Conference Centers C and D, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Joseph Annelli, Chief Staff Veterinarian, Emergency Programs Staff, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231;

(301) 734-8073.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent the introduction of foreign diseases of livestock and poultry into the United States. In addition, the Committee advises the Secretary on contingency planning and on maintaining a state of preparedness to deal with these diseases, if introduced.

The meeting will focus on the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the foreign animal disease situation worldwide and its relevance to the United States. The meeting will be open to the public. However, due to the time constraints, the public will not be allowed to participate in the Committee's discussions.

You may obtain an agenda for the meeting by contacting Dr. Joseph Annelli at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

You may file written statements on meeting topics with the Committee before or after the meeting by sending them to Dr. Joseph Annelli at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. You may also file written comments at the time of the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. 00-064-1 when submitting your comments.

This meeting notice is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 11th day of July 2000.

Bobby R. Acord,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. 00-17888 Filed 7-13-00; 8:45 am]

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