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January 11, 2013

Greetings!  We hope your new year is off to a sparkling and productive start!  This edition encourages you to share feedback with us through our Web survey, names the acting directors of the Regulations and Rulings Division, shares information about the USDA Plant Variety Protection Board, and announces the new director of the New Mexico Division of Alcohol and Gaming.

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ACTING DIRECTORS NAMED FOR THE REGULATIONS AND RULINGS DIVISION (RRD)

Effective January 4, Angela Jeffries and Amy Greenberg will alternate as Regulations and Rulings Division (RRD) acting director, beginning with Jeffries, until the position is filled permanently. They will continue a 45-day rotation cycle until further notice.

USDA RENEWS PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION BOARD, CALLS FOR NOMINATIONS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently published two notices that announce the renewal of the Plant Variety Protection Board and call for nominations to the board.  The Plant Variety Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq.) provides certain legal protections to developers of new plant varieties. The Act also establishes an advisory board appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture consisting of private- and public-sector plant varietal development experts.

Nominations for the board are due by January 7, 2013.

NEW MEXICO GOVERNOR APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF ALCOHOL AND GAMING

Source: ABQ Journal
By ABQnews Staff
Fri, Dec 28, 2012

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has named Albuquerque attorney Jennifer M. Anderson as the new Director of the Division of Alcohol and Gaming.

"Jennifer's experience in state regulation and policy and her legislative experience make her an excellent choice for this position," Regulation and Licensing Superintendent J. Dee Dennis Jr. said in a prepared statement.

Anderson previously worked as an attorney at the law firm of Lewis and Roca LLP in Albuquerque, where she practiced state regulatory law in the areas of water, telecommunications, and energy.

Anderson was born and raised in Roswell and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Denver, where she majored in English and Spanish. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law.