SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN ANIMAL AND POULTRY DISEASES
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2007- Nominations have opened for two-year membership appointments to the committee that advises the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on actions necessary to prevent the introduction of foreign livestock and poultry diseases into the United States.
The committee also advises the Secretary about contingency planning and maintaining
a state of preparedness to deal with any introduced diseases.
Members for this committee will be selected so that the broadest representation
is possible. The notice seeking nominations for membership is scheduled for
publication in the Nov. 21 Federal Register.
Equal opportunity practices will be followed in all committee appointments.
Once the committee has been formed, members will elect a chairperson and vice
Consideration will be given
to nominations received on or before Jan. 7, 2008. Nominations can be sent
to Mark Teachman, acting director of interagency
coordination, national center for animal health emergency management, veterinary
services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, U.S. Department of
Agriculture, 4700 River Road, Unit 41, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231.