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[Federal Register: May 5, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 86)]
[Page 23691-23692]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Natural Resources Conservation Service

Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of appointment of members and of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture has appointed new members to the
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality. Please see the list at the end
of this notice. In addition, the Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality
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.

DATES: The meeting will convene Tuesday, May 20, 2003, at 9 a.m., and
continue until 4 p.m. and will resume Wednesday, May 21, 2003, from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m. Individuals with written material and those who have
requests to make oral presentations should contact the Natural
Resources Conservation Service, at the address below, on or before May
7, 2003.

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ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hall of the States Building
in Room 333, 444 North Capitol Street, Washington, DC 20001, telephone
(202) 624-8570. 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.

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:
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 20 and 21, 2003, meeting that occur after this
Federal Register Notice is published, may be found on the World Wide
Web at

2003-2004 Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality--Members


Tommy L. Coleman, Alabama A&M University


Kevin G. Rogers, Producer


Mark P. Boese, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control
Manuel F. Cunha, Jr., Nisei Farmers League
Robert G. Flocchini, University of California-Davis
Roger Isom, California Cotton Ginners & Growers


Stephanie A. Whalen, Hawaii Agricultural Research Center


Dave Roper, Producer
Dar Olberding, Idaho Grain Producers


James K. Trotter, Producer


Robert N. Jackman, Veterinarian, State Senator
Rita Sharma, Producer


Phillip J. Wakelyn, National Cotton Council of America

New York

Douglas Shelmidine, Producer

North Carolina

Viney P. Aneja, North Carolina State University
Garth W. Boyd, Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Joseph Rudek, Environmental Defense
Sally L. Shaver, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Annette H. Sharp, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality


Robert V. Avant, Jr., Texas Food and Fibers Commission
Calvin B. Parnell, Jr., Texas A&M University
John M. Sweeten, Jr., Texas A&M University


Nan Wankier Bunker, Producer

West Virginia

Timothy Wade Maupin, Cargill Turkey Products

Draft Agenda of the May 20 and 21, 2003, Meeting

A. Welcome to Washington, DC

    1. USDA and NRCS Officials

B. Discussion of Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) Rules
C. USDA Update

    [sbull] NRCS
    [sbull] ARS
    [sbull] CSREES
    [sbull] FS

D. EPA Update

    [sbull] National Academy of Sciences Scientific Assessment
    [sbull] Status of the Voluntary Compliance Policy
    [sbull] Other Issues

E. New Topics

    [sbull] Clean Air Advisory Committee Update
    [sbull] Discussion of Goals for Task Force During This Charter
    [sbull] External Speaker--to be decided upon

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 May 7, 2003. 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 May 7, 2003.

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
Beth Sauerhaft.
    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 April 25, 2003.
Bruce I. Knight,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 03-11040 Filed 5-2-03; 8:45 am]