Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
As required by section 21 of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) (7 U.S.C. 87j) as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture established the Grain Inspection Advisory Committee on September 29, 1981, to provide advice to the GIPSA Administrator on implementation of the USGSA. The current authority for the Advisory Committee expires on September 30, 2015. As specified in the USGSA, each member's term is 3 years and no member may serve successive terms.
As required by the USGSA, the Advisory Committee consists of 15 members, appointed by the Secretary, who represent the interests of grain producers, processors, handlers, merchandisers, consumers, exporters, and scientists with expertise in research related to the policies in section 2 of the USGSA (7 U.S.C. 74). Members of the Advisory Committee serve without compensation. GIPSA may reimburse members for travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, for travel away from their homes or regular places of business in performance of Advisory Committee service (see 5 U.S.C. 5703).
A list of current Advisory Committee members and other relevant information are available on the GIPSA Web site at
GIPSA is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the Advisory Committee to replace six members and three alternate members whose terms will expire in March 2009.
Persons interested in serving on the Advisory Committee or nominating another individual to serve, may contact: Terri L. Henry by telephone at 202-205-8281, by fax at 202-690-2173, or by electronic mail at
The final selection of Advisory Committee members and alternates is made by the Secretary of Agriculture.