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[Federal Register: December 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 247)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality
AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet to
continue discussions on critical air quality issues relating to
agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the
relationship between agricultural production and air quality. The
meeting is open to the public.
EFFECTIVE DATES: The meeting will convene Wednesday, January 16, 2002,
at 9 a.m., and continue until 4 p.m. The meeting will resume Thursday,
January 17, 2002 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Written material and requests to
make oral presentations should reach the Natural Resources Conservation
Service, at the address below, on or beforeJanuary 7, 2002.
ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suite Hotel Phoenix-
Scottsdale at the Stonecreek Golf Course, 4415 E. Paradise Village
Parkway South, Phoenix, Arizona 85032; telephone: (602) 765-5800.
Written material and requests to make oral presentations should be sent
to Beth Sauerhaft, USDA-NRCS, PO Box 2890,Room 6158, Washington, DC
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments should be
directed to Beth Sauerhaft, Designated Federal Official; telephone:
(202) 720-8578; fax: (202) 720-2646; email: email@example.com.
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 January 16 and 17, 2002, meeting that occur 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 January 16 and 17 Meeting
A. Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona
1. Arizona State Official
B. Approve minutes of the Denver, Colorado, July 18-19, 2001, AAQTF
C. EPA Update
National Academy of Sciences Scientific Assessment update
Confined Animal Feeding Operation issues
Status of residue burning issues
Status of Agricultural Voluntary Compliance policy
D. Subcommittee Business
Research Priorities and Oversight Subcommittee
Report on re-evaluation of research priorities
Emissions Factors Subcommittee
Emission Factor Survey results
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Subcommittee
Update on Action Plan
Voluntary/Incentive Based Program Subcommittee
Agricultural Burning Subcommittee
E. New Topics
Farm Bill status
Carbon credits trading
Update on selected legal actions
F. Next Meeting, time/place
G. Public Input (time will be reserved before lunch and at the
close of each daily session to receive public comment. Individual
presentations will be limited to 5 minutes).
This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair,
members of the public may present oral presentations during the
meeting. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify Beth
Sauerhaft no later than January 7, 2002. 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 Beth
Sauerhaft no later than January 7, 2002.
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
USDA prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the
basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual
orientation, or disability. Additionally, discrimination on the basis
of political beliefs and marital or family status is also prohibited by
statutes enforced by USDA. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all
programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternate means for
communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio tape,
etc.) should contact the USDA'sTarget Center at (202) 720-2000 (voice
To file a complaint of discrimination to USDA, write to the
Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (202)
720-5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and
Signed at Washington, DC, on December 11, 2001.
Pearlie S. Reed,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 01-31381 Filed 12-21-01; 8:45 am]
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