Docket Number: AMS–FGIS–18–0059
Dates: September 5-6, 2018, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this constitutes notice of the upcoming meeting of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets no less than once annually to advise the AMS on the programs and services delivered under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help AMS better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary's Memorandum dated November 14, 2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under AMS.
The Advisory Committee meeting will take place at AMS National Grain Center, 10383 N Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153.
Requests to orally address the Advisory Committee during the meeting or written comments to be distributed during the meeting may be sent to: Kendra Kline, AMS-FGIS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 3614, Washington, DC 20250-3601. Requests and comments may also be emailed to Kendra.C.Kline@ams.usda.gov.