The Federal Register announced that the USDA is accepting nominations for members of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
The AC21 meets up to four times per year in Washington, DC, with responsibilities that include examining the long-term impacts of biotechnology on the U.S. and global food and agricultural system and providing guidance to the USDA on the application of biotechnology. Members of the AC21 will be selected based on their knowledge of one or more of the following areas: genetic research of plants, farming and agricultural practices, bioethics, biotechnology industry activities, international trade and regulations relevant to biotechnology policy.
The following is basic information for making submissions:
- Guidelines: Nominations for AC21 membership should be in writing and provide the appropriate background documents required by USDA policy;
- Deadline: Written nominations should be received by fax or postmarked by April 18th;
- Submission: All materials should be sent to Michael Schechtman, Designated Federal Official, Office of the Secretary, USDA, 202B Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250. Forms may also be submitted by fax to (202) 690-4265, if they are followed by written copies.
For additional information, please visit the Federal Register website.