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General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting

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Notice of meeting.


We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.


The meeting will be held on January 25, 2012, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Boulevard NW., Atlanta, GA.


Dr. C. Stephen Roney, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 300, Conyers, GA 30094; (770) 922-3496.


The General Conference Committee (the Committee) of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), representing cooperating State agencies and poultry industry members, serves an essential function by acting as liaison between the poultry industry and the Department in matters pertaining to poultry health.

Topics for discussion at the upcoming meeting include:

1. Use of performance standards in the NPIP regulations.

2. The Food and Drug Administration's egg safety rule and NPIP salmonella testing equivalency update.

3. Compartmentalization.

4. 2012 Biennial Conference.

The meeting will be open to the public. However, due to time constraints, the public will not be allowed to participate in the discussions during the meeting. Written statements on meeting topics may be filed with the Committee before or after the meeting by sending them to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Written statements may also be filed at the meeting. Please refer to Docket No. APHIS-2011-0115 when submitting your statements.

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

Done in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of January 2012.

Gregory L. Parham,

Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

[FR Doc. 2012-88 Filed 1-6-12; 8:45 am]