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[Federal Register: March 27, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 59)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings,
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents
appearing in this section.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality; Meeting
AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet to
discuss critical air quality issues in relation to agriculture. The
emphasis of the meeting will be on obtaining a greater understanding
about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality.
The meeting is open to the public.
DATES: The meeting will convene Wednesday, May 1, 2002, at 9 a.m., and
continue until 4 p.m. The meeting will resume Thursday, May 2, 2002,
and continue 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 before April 19, 2002.
ADDRESSES: On May 1, 2002, the meeting will be held in the Williamsburg
Room in the Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building at 12th Street and
Jefferson Dr., SW., Washington, DC 20250. On May 2, 2002, the meeting
will be held in Room 333 at the Hall of States, 444 North Capitol
Street, Washington, DC 20001. Written material and requests to make
oral presentations should be sent to Beth Sauerhaft, USDA/NRCS, Post
Office Box 2890, Room 6158, Washington, DC 20013. Due to the heightened
security measures in place, submission of the names and affiliations
for those planning to attend the meeting on May 1, 2002, will expedite
entry into the Federal building.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments should be
directed to Beth Sauerhaft, Designated Federal Official; telephone:
(202) 720-8578; fax: (202) 720-2646; e-mail: Beth.Sauerhaft@usda.gov.
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 May 1 and 2, 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 May 1 and 2 Meeting
A. Welcome to Washington, DC
B. Approve minutes of the Phoenix, Arizona, January 16-17, 2002, AAQTF
C. EPA Update
EPA official--Expectations regarding regulation of agriculture
National Academy of Sciences Scientific Assessment update
Regional Planning Organizations update--potential impacts to
Title V update
Update on monitoring and speciation work across country
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and
Liability Act; Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
D. Subcommittee Business
Research Priorities and Oversight Subcommittee
Emissions Factors Subcommittee
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Subcommittee
Voluntary/Incentive Based Program Subcommittee
Agricultural Burning Subcommittee
Title V Subcommittee
E. New Topics
President's Global Climate Change Initiative
Odor control and particulate capture/dispersion--windbreaks,
Iowa CAFO study
Regulatory choices at the State level
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 give oral presentations during the meeting.
Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify Beth Sauerhaft
no later than April 19, 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 April 19, 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, statutes enforced by USDA
also prohibit discrimination on the basis of political beliefs and
marital or family status. (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's Target 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, DC 20250-9410; or call (202) 720-
5964 (voice and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and
Signed in Washington, DC, on March 7, 2002.
Pearlie S. Reed,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 02-7279 Filed 3-26-02; 8:45 am]
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