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Notice of Meeting - FREG10992

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)

ACTION: Notice of meeting - FREG10992

SUMMARY: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet for the first time in FY 2000 to discuss the relationship between agricultural production and air quality. Special emphasis will be placed on promoting a greater understanding of agriculture's 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, November 9, 1999 at 9:00 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m. The meeting will resume Wednesday, November 10, 1999 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should reach the Natural Resources Conservation Service on or before November 1, 1999.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Doubletree Guest Suites, 2515 Meridian Parkway, Durham, NC 27713, telephone (919) 361-4660. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should be sent to George Bluhm, University of California, Land, Air, and Water Resources, 151 Hoagland Hall, Davis, CA 95616-6827.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Questions or comments should be directed to George Bluhm, Designated Federal Official, telephone (530) 752-1018, fax (530) 752-1552, email bluhm@crocker.ucdavis.edu.

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 November 9 and 10, 1999 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 NOVEMBER 9 AND 10, 1999 MEETING:

A. Welcome to North Carolina by State and local officials

B. Fire Emission Joint Forum, Peter Lahm, FS

C. EPA Update, Sally Shaver, EPA

1. PM health effects

2. EPA research update

3. Technical tools Monitoring, modeling and inventories

4. Regional haze rule

5. NAAQS litigation

6. Air toxics

D. Business, Pearlie Reed, Chief, NRCS and Chairman, AAQTF

1. Approve minutes of the June 22 and 24, 1999 AAQTF meeting

2. Voluntary program subcommittee report, Calvin Parnell, Acting Chairman

3. Agricultural burning subcommittee report, Robert Quinn, Chairman

4. Research priorities and oversight subcommittee report, James Trotter, Chairman

5. Confined animals and emission factors subcommittee report, John Sweeten, Chairman

6. Monitoring and health effects subcommittee report, Phillip Wakelyn, Chairman

  1. Set date and location for next meetings

PROCEDURAL:

This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, members of the public may present oral presentations during the November 9 and 10, 1999 meeting. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify George Bluhm no later than November 1, 1999. 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 November 1, 1999.

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.