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National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee; Meeting

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


We are giving notice of a meeting of the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee.


The meeting will be held August 1, 2, and 3, 2006, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.


The meeting will be held at the USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD.

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Mrs. Joanne Garrett, Director, Operational Support Staff, WS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 87, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234; (301) 734-7921.

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The National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee (the Committee) advises the Secretary of Agriculture concerning policies, program issues, and research needed to conduct the Wildlife Services (WS) program. The Committee also serves as a public forum enabling those affected by the WS program to have a voice in the program's policies.

The meeting will focus on operational and research activities and will be open to the public. Among the topics to be discussed will be the following:

Wildlife Service's efforts to increase operational capacity through prioritizing research objectives;

Pertinent national programs, including the avian and disease programs and how to increase their effectiveness; and

Ensuring that Wildlife Services remains an active participant in agricultural protection.

Due to time constraints, the public will not be able to participate in the Committee's discussions. However, written statements concerning meeting topics may be filed with the Committee before or after the meeting by sending them to Mrs. Joanne Garrett at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, or may be filed at the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. APHIS-2006-0083 when submitting your statements.

This notice of meeting is given pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2).

Parking and Security Procedures

Please note that a fee of $2.25 is required to enter the parking lot at the USDA Center. The machine accepts $1 bills and quarters.

Upon entering the building, visitors should inform security personnel that they are attending the National Wildlife Services Advisory Committee meeting. Identification is required. Visitor badges must be worn at all times while inside the building.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of June 2006.

Elizabeth E. Gaston,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-10642 Filed 7-6-06; 8:45 am]