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[Federal Register: June 29, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 126)]
[Page 34610]
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 meetings.


SUMMARY: The Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality will meet to 
continue discussing critical air quality issues in relation to 
agriculture. There will be emphasis on obtaining a greater 
understanding about the relationship between agricultural production 
and air quality. These meetings are open to the public.

DATES: The meetings will be Wednesday, July 18, 2001, and Thursday, 
July 19, 2001, 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 July 12, 2001.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 
Court Place, Denver, Colorado 80202; telephone: (303) 893-3333, in the 
Silver room. Written material and requests to make oral presentations 
should be sent to George Bluhm; University of California; Land, Air, 
and Water Resources; 151 Hoagland Hall, Davis, California 95616-6827.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions or comments should be 
directed to George Bluhm, Designated Federal Official, telephone: (530) 
752-1018; fax: (530) 752-1552; 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 July 18th and 19th meeting produced after this Federal 
Register Notice is published, may be found on the World Wide Web at

Draft Agenda of the July 18 and 19 Meeting

Welcome to Denver, Colorado
Colorado State Official
Approve minutes of the Washington, DC, March 27-28, 2001, AAQTF 
EPA Update
National Academy of Sciences Scientific Assessment request
Status of the Agricultural Burning policy
Status of the Voluntary Compliance policy
Status of the CERCLA/EPCRA recommendation
Subcommittee business
Research Priorities and Oversight Subcommittee
ARS Agricultural Air Quality Research efforts
CSREES Agricultural Air Quality efforts / Initiative for Future 
Agriculture and Food Systems
Emissions Factors Subcommittee

    Discussion: An Emission Factor, What is it? Who creates it? How is 
it changed?

Emission Factor Survey
Title V Permit Subcommittee
Title V Deferral Recommendation
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Subcommittee
Action Plan
Priority for Actions
Voluntary/Incentive Based Program Subcommittee
Agricultural Burning Subcommittee
New Topics
Aerobic and Anaerobic Bioremediation for Treating Animal Waste
Biomass to Energy Panel
E-diesel, diesel reformulated
Carbon Sequestration
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 present oral presentations during the 
meeting. Persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify 
George Bluhm no later than July 12, 2001. 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 George 
Bluhm no later than July 12, 2001.

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 please 
feel free to contact George Bluhm.
    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).
    To file a complaint of discrimination to USDA, write 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). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 15, 2001.
Pearlie S. Reed,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 01-16376 Filed 6-28-01; 8:45 am]