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[Federal Register: March 27, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 59)]
[Page 14695]
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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:

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:

Draft Agenda of the May 1 and 2 Meeting

A. Welcome to Washington, DC

 Local officials

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
 Follow-up Subcommittee
 Agricultural Burning Subcommittee
 Title V Subcommittee
 Monitoring Subcommittee
 Implementation Subcommittee

E. New Topics

 President's Global Climate Change Initiative
 Odor control and particulate capture/dispersion--windbreaks, 
other BMPs
 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 
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, 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 
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, 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]