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Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Intent To Renew

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.


Notice of intent.


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

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Mrs. R.J. Cabrera, Designated Federal Officer, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 34, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3478.

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA, 5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health (the Committee) for 2 years. The term for the renewed charter will extend from August 23, 2014, to August 22, 2016.

The Committee advises the Secretary on strategies, policies, and programs to prevent, control, or eradicate animal diseases. The Committee considers agricultural initiatives of national scope and significance and advises on matters of public health, conservation of national resources, stability of livestock economies, livestock disease management and traceability strategies, prioritizing animal health imperatives, and other related aspects of agriculture. The Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson are elected by the Committee from among its members.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of May 2014.

Malcolm A. Shorter,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Administration.

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[FR Doc. 2014-11271 Filed 5-15-14; 8:45 am]