Federal Register Notices
Register: July 14, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 133)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Commodity Credit Corporation
Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets:
Announcement Type: New.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 10.603.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that
nominations are being sought for twenty (20)
qualified persons to serve on the Advisory
Committee on Emerging Markets (the Committee).
The role of the Committee is to provide
information and advice, based upon knowledge and
the members, useful to the Department of
Agriculture (USDA) in implementing the Emerging
Markets Program (EMP). The Committee also
recommends ways to enhance agricultural exports
through the involvement of the U.S. private
sector in emerging markets and reviews qualified
proposals submitted to the Program for funding
technical assistance activities, from a business
DATES: Written nominations must be received by
the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) by 5 p.m.
on August 13, 2009.
ADDRESSES: All nominating materials should be
sent to Mark Slupek, Program Operations
Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S.
Department of Agriculture, Portals Office
Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW.,
Washington, DC 20024, phone: (202) 720-4327.
Forms may also be submitted by fax to (202)
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Persons
interested in serving on the Committee, or in
nominating individuals to serve, should contact
Ilah Barnes, by telephone (202) 720-4327, by fax
(202) 720-9361, or by electronic mail to
email@example.com and request Form AD-755 and
SF-181. Persons with disabilities who require an
alternative means for communication of
information (Braille, large print, audiotape,
etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD.)
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee is
authorized by section 1542 of the Food,
Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990,
as amended. The overall purpose of the Committee
is to provide USDA with information that may be
useful in carrying out the provisions of the
EMP. The Committee is composed of
representatives of the various sectors of the
food and rural business systems of the United
States. More information about the purpose and
function of the Committee and about the EMP may
be found at the FAS/Emerging Markets Program Web
Form AD-755 is required and is available on the
EMP home page at
AD-755.doc. In addition, FAS encourages the
submission of the optional form AD-1086
(Applicant Supplemental Sheet), available on the
The members of the Committee are appointed by
the Secretary of Agriculture and serve at the
discretion of the Secretary. Committee members
serve without compensation, but can receive
reimbursement for travel expenses to attend
committee meetings, if requested, in accordance
with USDA travel regulations.
The Committee has a balanced membership of up to 20 members,
representing a broad cross-section of the U.S.
agricultural and agribusiness industry. All
appointments will expire 2 years from the date
of appointment. The Secretary may renew an
appointment for one or more additional terms.
Most meetings will be held in Washington, DC, though other
locations may be selected on an occasional
basis. Committee meetings will be open to the
public, unless the Secretary of Agriculture
determines that the Committee will be discussing
issues, the disclosure of which justify closing
all or a portion of a meeting, in accordance
with 5 U.S.C. 552b(c).
Nominations are open to all individuals without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, national origin,
age, disability, marital status, or sexual
orientation. To ensure that the work of the
Committee takes into account the needs of the
diverse groups served by USDA, membership
shall include, to the extent practicable,
individuals with demonstrated ability to
represent the interest of minorities, women, and
persons with disabilities.
Members should have experience, expertise, and knowledge of
international agriculture and of trade and
development issues as they affect emerging
markets. No person, company, producer, farm
organization, trade association, or other entity
has a right to representation on the Committee.
In making selections, every effort will be made
to maintain balanced representation of the
various broad industries within the United
States as well as geographic diversity.
Signed at Washington, DC, on the 1st day of
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service and
Commodity Credit Corporation.