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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:

Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II), we are giving notice of a meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases.

DATES:

The meeting sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 12 and 13, 2006.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held in Room 2A04 (Training Room 1) and Room 2A06 (Training Room 2) at the USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Mark Teachman, Acting Director, Interagency Coordination, Emergency Management, 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 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. Mark Teachman 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. Mark Teachman at the Start Printed Page 50883address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. You may also file written comments at the time of the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. APHIS-2006-0136 when submitting your comments.

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 Advisory Committee Meeting on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases, and contact the APHIS Veterinary Services Emergency Management office at (301) 734-8073 from the lobby telephone to be ushered to the meeting. Photo identification is required. Visitor badges must be worn at all times while inside the building.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 23rd day of August 2006.

Kevin Shea,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. E6-14220 Filed 8-25-06; 8:45 am]

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