Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, 28507-28508 [05-9845]

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DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and will resume on Thursday, June 23, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Individuals with written materials, and those who have requests to make oral presentations, should contact NRCS, at the address on the following page, on or before June 8, 2005. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ambassador Hotel, 3100 I–40 West, E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1 28508 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 95 / Wednesday, May 18, 2005 / Notices Amarillo, Texas; telephone: (806) 358– 6161. Written material and requests to make oral presentations should be sent to Elvis L. Graves, Acting Designated Federal Official, NRCS, 400 East Northwood Street, Suite 410, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Questions or comments should be directed to Elvis L. Graves, Acting Designated Federal Official; telephone: (336) 370–3347, extension 421; fax: (336) 370–3376; email: elvis.graves@gnb.usda.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 95 (Wednesday, May 18, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-9845]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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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.

DATES: The meeting will convene on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m., and will resume on Thursday, June 23, 2005, from 8 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. Individuals with written materials, and those who have 
requests to make oral presentations, should contact NRCS, at the 
address on the following page, on or before June 8, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ambassador Hotel, 3100 I-40 
West,

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Amarillo, Texas; telephone: (806) 358-6161. Written material and 
requests to make oral presentations should be sent to Elvis L. Graves, 
Acting Designated Federal Official, NRCS, 400 East Northwood Street, 
Suite 410, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Questions or comments should be 
directed to Elvis L. Graves, Acting Designated Federal Official; 
telephone: (336) 370-3347, extension 421; fax: (336) 370-3376; email: 
elvis.graves@gnb.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information 
concerning the AAQTF, may be found on the World Wide Web at http://
aaqtf.tamu.edu/.

Draft Agenda of the June 22-23, 2005, Meeting of the AAQTF

A. Welcome to Amarillo, Texas

    1. Local and NRCS officials

B. Discussion of Minutes from Meeting of Previous Task Force
C. Discussion of Documents to be Approved by the End of the Meeting and 
Subsequently Presented to Secretary Johanns
D. Subcommittee Presentations

    1. Emerging Issues Committee Report
    2. Research Committee Report
    3. Policy Committee Report
    4. Education/Technology Transfer Committee Report

E. Local Research Presentations

    1. Texas A&M University--Field Research

F. Regional Haze Rule--Rural Particle and Ammonia Monitoring Programs
G. Environmental Protection Agency Update
H. Pesticide Volatile Organic Compounds
I. Next Meeting, Time and Place
J. 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).

Procedural

    This meeting is open to the public. At the discretion of the Chair, 
members of the public may give oral presentations during the meeting. 
Those persons wishing to make oral presentations should notify Mr. 
Graves no later than June 8, 2005. A person submitting written material 
that would like a copy distributed to each member of the committee in 
advance of the meeting should submit 30 copies to Mr. Graves no later 
than June 8, 2005.

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 
contact Mr. Graves. The Department of Agriculture (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). 
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    Signed in Washington, DC on May 4, 2005.
Bruce I. Knight,
Chief.
[FR Doc. 05-9845 Filed 5-17-05; 8:45 am]
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