Federal Register Notice: Task Force Meeting of June 17-19, 1997
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality
Federal Register Notice
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Action: Notice of meeting
Summary: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet
for the second time to discuss the relationship between agricultural
production and air quality. Special emphasis will be placed on promoting a
greater understanding of California agriculture, particularly its impact
on air quality and the role it plays in the local and national economy.
The meeting is open to the public.
Date: The meeting will convene Tuesday, June 17, 1997 at 9:00
a.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. The meeting will resume Thursday, June
19, 1997 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Written material and requests to make
oral presentations should reach the Natural Resources Conservation Service
on or before June 13, 1997.
Addresses: The meeting will be held at the Piccadilly Inn
Airport Hotel, 5115 East McKinley Avenue, Fresno, California, telephone
(209) 251-6000. Written material and requests to make oral presentations
should be sent to George Bluhm, University of California, Land, Air, Water
Resources, 151 Hoagland Hall, Davis, CA 95616-6827.
For Further Information Contact: George Bluhm, Designated
Federal Official, telephone (916) 752-1018, fax (916) 752-1552.
Supplementary Information: Notice of this meeting is given under
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional
information about the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality, including
any revised agendas for the June 17 and 19, 1997 meetings that may appear
after this Federal Register Notice is published, may be found on the World
Wide Web at http://www.nhq.nrcs.usda.gov/faca/aaqtf.html.
Draft Agenda of the June 17 and 19, 1997, Meetings:
A. Opening Remarks
- Welcome to California - M. Cunha
- Comments and introductions from the Chair - G. Margheim
B. Past Actions
- Report on the first letter of advice to the Secretary - P. Wakelyn
- House Agriculture Subcommittee on Forestry, Resource Conservation
and Research hearing on air quality - K. Saxton, C. Parnell Jr.
3. EPA interaction with Congress - S. Shaver
C. Status Reports on Efforts in Progress
- Draft MOU between USDA and EPA - S. Shaver, G. Bluhm
- 98% percentile issue - P. Breeze
- Health effects - T. Ferguson, V. Chavez
- PM research issues - M. Cunha, R. Flocchini
- Ozone - J. Miller
- Oversight - W. Hambleton
- Monitoring - C. Parnell Jr.
- Odorants - J. Sweeten
D. New Issues and Parking Lot
- Agricultural burning
- Crop check-off funds for cleaner air efforts
- Air quality Presidential Initiative
- As time allows, other issues brought up by the public or Task Force
E. Set date and location for next meeting
Note: On Wednesday, June 18, 1997
the Task Force will conduct an all-day tour of agricultural operations
around the San Joaquin Valley.
This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair,
members of the public may present oral presentations during the June 17
and 19 meetings. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify
George Bluhm no later than June 13, 1997. If a person submitting material
would like a copy distributed to each member of the committee in advance
of the meeting, that person should submit 25 copies to George Bluhm no
later than June 13, 1997.
Information on Services for Individuals With
For information on facilities or services for individuals with
disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact
George Bluhm as soon as possible.
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