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[Federal Register: December 26, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 247)]
[Page 66396-66397]
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 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:

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.

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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
    Follow-up 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 
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'sTarget Center at (202) 720-2000 (voice 
and TDD).
    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]