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USDA/FSA RIN: 0560-AG90 Publication ID: Spring 2005 
Title: Selection of FSA State and County Committees 
Abstract: This action will amend the regulations to implement the provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill relating to the establishment of FSA county, area, and local committees. The statute provides that committees shall have from three to five members, that they shall be representative of the producers in the area, and that the term of office shall not exceed 3 years. It also provides that the Secretary shall solicit nominations from organizations representing the interests of socially disadvantaged groups and, if determined necessary, promulgate uniform guidelines for conducting elections that will ensure fair representation of socially disadvantaged groups. The Secretary may also ensure inclusion of socially disadvantaged farmers by appointing one additional voting member to a committee. The rule will provide for election procedures, including nominations, opening of ballots and reporting of results. Further, the rule will eliminate community committees from the existing regulations. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 7    7 CFR 710   
Legal Authority: PL 107-171   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  08/17/2004  69 FR 51052   
Comment Period End  09/22/2004  69 FR 56742   
Notice  01/18/2005  70 FR 2837   
NPRM  09/00/2005    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Sectors Affected: 11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting 
Agency Contact:
Tom Witzig
Director, Regulatory Review Group
Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
Room 0339 South Building, MS 0572, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851
Fax:202 720-5233