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Natural Resources Conservation Service
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality



Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service

Action: Notice of meeting

Summary: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet to discuss the relationship between agricultural production and air quality. The meeting is open to the public.

Date: The meeting will convene Wednesday, October 29, 1997 at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. The meeting will resume Thursday, October 30, 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 October 27, 1997.

Addresses: The meeting will be held at the Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW, Washington, DC, telephone (202) 842-1300. 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 October 29-30, 1997 meeting 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 October 29-30, 1997, Meeting:

A. Opening Remarks

  1. Welcome to Washington - P. Wakelyn
  2. Comments and introductions from the Chair - P. Johnson

B. Past Actions

  1. Report on the letter of advice on air research needs to the Secretary - J. Trotter
  2. Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on agricultural air quality - P. Wakelyn, S. Shaver
  3. House Agriculture Committee hearing on agricultural air quality - C. Parnell, Jr.
  4. EPA regional haze rules - S. Shaver

C. Status Reports on Efforts in Progress

  1. MOU between USDA and EPA - S. Shaver, G. Bluhm
  2. Agricultural burning - B. Odum
  3. Oversight issues - W. Hambleton
  4. PM research issues - M. Cunha, R. Flocchini
  5. Ozone issues - J. Miller
  6. Health effects - T. Ferguson, V. Chavez
  7. Monitoring issues - C. Parnell Jr.
  8. Odorants - J. Sweeten

D. New Issues and Parking Lot

  1. Nitrous oxide - J. Smith
  2. Carbon sequestration CRP - T. Elliot
  3. As time allows, other issues brought up by the public or Task Force members

E. Set date and location for next meeting


Procedural

This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, members of the public may present oral presentations during the October 29-30 meeting. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify George Bluhm no later than October 27, 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 October 27, 1997.

Information on Services for Individuals With Disabilities

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.

This page last updated 4/6/98