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Summary: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is giving notice that the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan will be holding a virtual public meeting. The virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Anyone may observe and/or participate.
The General Conference Committee (the Committee) of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP) is the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on poultry health. The Committee serves as a forum for the study of problems relating to poultry health and, as necessary, makes specific recommendations to the Secretary concerning ways the USDA may assist the industry in addressing these problems.
Time permitting, participants may provide oral comments for no more than five minutes. If you wish to participate with an unmuted line, you must request to be scheduled as a full participant no later than September 15, 2021, via email to NPIP Program Analyst, Penny Kesler, Penny.E.Kesler@usda.gov with a copy to Elena.Behnke@usda.gov. Please submit your name and organizational affiliation in this request.
Observers can watch the open session, but they cannot speak. It is not necessary to pre-register to observe. To join as an observer, a link and call-in lines will be posted at www.poultryimprovement.org with further instructions on September 1, 2021.
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