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USDA Sets Locations for Listening Sessions



We welcome your comments regarding the newly announced proposed rule through September 26, 2016. We will be also hosting five public meetings to gather additional comments. There will be four in-person meetings and one virtual meeting. The schedule is as follows:

• Embassy Suites, 1200 Conference Center Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN 37129; Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016; beginning at 9 a.m. local time

• Clarion Hotel, 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511; Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016; beginning at 9 a.m. local time

• Courtyard Sacramento Airport Natomas, 2101 River Plaza Dr., Sacramento, CA 95833; Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016; beginning at 9 a.m. local time

• USDA-APHIS headquarters, 4700 River Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737; Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016; beginning at 9 a.m. local time

• The virtual public meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, beginning at 5 p.m. EDT. 

If you would like to participate in any of these public meetings, please register online via the webpage we’ve created to serve as our information hub for this regulation docket. This webpage features: instructions regarding the public meetings; subsequent transcripts from those meetings; and related stakeholder messages. 

Thank you for your interest in animal welfare and your willingness to participate in this process. Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in participating.

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