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[Federal Register: February 18, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 32)]

[Federal Register: February 18, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 32)]
[Page 7616-7617]
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Natural Resources Conservation Service

Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to 
continue discussions on critical air quality issues in relation to 
agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater 
understanding about the relationship between agricultural production 
and air quality. The meeting is open to the public and a draft agenda 
of the meeting is attached.

EFFECTIVE DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, March 10, 2004, 
at 8:30 a.m., and continue until 5 p.m.; resume Thursday, March 11, 
2004, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals with written materials, 
and those who have requests to make oral presentations, should contact 
the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), at the address 
below, on or before February 28, 2004.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel, 
Page Road, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709; telephone: 
(919) 941-5050. Written material and requests to make oral 
presentations should be sent to Elvis Graves, Environmental Protection 
Agency, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code C504-03, Research Triangle 
Park, North Carolina 27711.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Questions or comments should be

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directed to Elvis Graves, acting Designated Federal Official; 
telephone: (919) 541-5436; fax: (919) 541-0072; e-mail: or

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information 
about the AAQTF, including any revised agendas for the March 10 and 11, 
2004, meeting that occur after this Federal Register notice is 
published, may be found on the World Wide Web at

Draft Agenda of the March 10 and 11, 2004, Meeting of the AAQTF

Welcome to North Carolina;
Local and NRCS officials;
Discussion of December Minutes;
Presentation/Discussion of Documents to be Approved by Conclusion of 
Subcommittee Presentations;
Emerging Issues Committee Report;
Research Committee Report;
Policy Committee Report;
Education/Technology Transfer Committee Report;
Local Research Presentations;
North Carolina State University--Field Research;
PM-NAAQS--Air Quality Impacts from Agriculture;
PM--Implementation Issues;
Emerging Technologies to Address Air Quality;
EPA and Industry Compliance Agreement--Update;
NC GreenPower Initiative;
Next Meeting, Time/Place;

    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 Mr. Graves no 
later than February 27, 2004. 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 30 copies to Elvis Graves no 
later than March 1, 2004.

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 
Elvis Graves.
    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's Target Center at (202) 720-2000 (voice 
and TDD). The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on February 9, 2004.
Bruce I. Knight,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 04-3457 Filed 2-17-04; 8:45 am]