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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases

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AGENCY:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of intent.

SUMMARY:

We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to reestablish the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases for a 2-year period. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Bethany O'Brien, Acting Director of Outreach and Liaisons, Emergency Management and Diagnostics, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8073.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The purpose of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture regarding program operations and measures to suppress, control, or eradicate an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease, or other destructive foreign animal or poultry disease, in the event these diseases should enter the United States. The Committee also advises the Secretary of Agriculture of means to prevent these diseases.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of August 2007.

Gilbert Smith,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration.

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[FR Doc. E7-15819 Filed 8-10-07; 8:45 am]

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