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General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting

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AGENCY:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

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

DATES:

The General Conference Committee meeting will be held on May 18, 2017, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The General Conference Committee meeting will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton, 363 Maine Mall Road, Portland, ME 04106.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dr. Denise Brinson, Senior Coordinator, National Poultry Improvement Plan, VS, APHIS, USDA, 1506 Klondike Road, Suite 101, Conyers, GA 30094; (770) 922-3496.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The General Conference Committee (the Committee) of the National Poultry Improvement Plan, 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. National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) Avian Influenza Update.

2. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/Veterinary Services Update.

3. Compartmentalization Program for Primary Breeders.

4. NVSL Salmonella Update.

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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-2017-0021 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).

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Done in Washington, DC, this 24th day of April 2017.

Jere L. Dick,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. 2017-08601 Filed 4-27-17; 8:45 am]

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