Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force, 48929-48930 [2010-19893]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 155 / Thursday, August 12, 2010 / Notices International Issues Analyst, USDA, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Codex Office, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 4861, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: (202) 690–4042, Fax: (202) 720–3157, e-mail: Kenneth.Lowery@fsis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Codex was established in 1963 by two United Nations organizations, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO). Through adoption of food standards, codes of practice, and other guidelines developed by its committees, and by promoting their adoption and implementation by governments, Codex seeks to protect the health of consumers andensure fair practices in the food trade. The CCRVDF is responsible for determining priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods, recommending maximum levels of such substances, developing codes of practice as may be required, and considering methods of sampling and analysis for the determination of veterinary drug residues in foods. The Committee is hosted by the United States. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Issues To Be Discussed at the Public Meeting The following items on the agenda for the 19th Session of the CCRVDF will be discussed during the public meeting: • Matters referred by the Codex Alimentarius Commission and other Codex committees and task forces. • Matters arising from FAO/WHO. • Report of the World Organization For Animal Health (OIE) activities, including the harmonization of technical requirements for registration of veterinary medicinal products. • Draft Maximum Residue Limits (MRL) for veterinary drugs (at Step 7). • Discussion paper on methods of analysis for residues of veterinary drugs in foods. • Draft priority list of veterinary drugs requiring evaluation or reevaluation by the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). • Factors related to the establishment of Acceptable Dietary Intake (ADI) and the process of recommending MRLs. • Risk management recommendations for veterinary drugs for which no ADI and MRL has been recommended by JECFA. • Discussion paper on veterinary drugs in honey production. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Aug 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 • Discussion paper on sampling plan for residue control for aquatic animal products and derived edible products of aquatic origin. Public Meeting At the August 16, 2010, public meeting, draft U.S. positions on the agenda items will be described and discussed, and attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions and offer comments. Written comments may be offered at the meeting or sent to the U.S. Delegate for the 19th Session of the CCRVDF, Dr. Kevin Greenlees (see ADDRESSES). Written comments should state that they relate to activities of the 19th Session of the CCRVDF. USDA Nondiscrimination Statement USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 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FSIS will also make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade groups, consumer interest groups, health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is also available on the FSIS Web page. Through Listserv and the Web page, FSIS is able to provide information to a PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48929 much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an electronic mail subscription service that provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/email_subscription/. Options range from recalls to export information to regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves, and have the option to password protect their accounts. Done at Washington, DC on: August 10, 2010. Karen Stuck, U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius. [FR Doc. 2010–20011 Filed 8–10–10; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction. AGENCY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published in the Federal Register of July 28, 2010, Notice of a Meeting (75 FR 44214). This document corrects the location of the LPAES Workshop. The correct location is on the campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Room C111 A–B–C, located at 109 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; (919) 541–5400. The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to continue discussions on air quality issues relating to agriculture. Additionally, the Livestock and Poultry Subcommittee of the AAQTF will conduct a pre-meeting Livestock and Poultry Air Emissions Standardization (LPAES) Workshop discussing livestock and poultry air emissions monitoring data/research obtained from the National Animal Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAAEMS), and other published research/data. DATES: The LPAES workshop will convene at 2 p.m. on Monday September 27, 2010 and at 8 a.m. on Tuesday September 28, 2010 and will conclude at 6 p.m. September 27, 2010 and 5 p.m. September 28, 2010. The AAQTF meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 48930 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 155 / Thursday, August 12, 2010 / Notices (September 29–30, 2010), and conclude at 5 p.m. each day. A public comment period for the AAQTF meeting will be held on September 30, 2010. Individuals making oral presentations should register in person at the AAQTF meeting site and must bring with them fifty copies of any materials they would like distributed. ADDRESSES: The LPAES workshop and the AAQTF meetings will be held on the campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, Room C111 A–B–C, located at 109 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; (919) 541– 5400. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be directed to Jeff Schmidt, (Acting) Designated Federal Official. Mr. Schmidt may be contacted at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, 420 S State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 33414; (561) 242–5520 x3748; jeff.schmidt@fl.usda.gov. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information for the AAQTF meeting may be found on the World Wide Web at http:// www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/. Please be advised RSVPs are highly recommended for the LPAES workshop. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Signed August 6, 2010, in Washington, DC. Teressa Davis, Rulemaking Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2010–19893 Filed 8–11–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Housing Service Project Waiver Granted to Custer County, South Dakota for the Purchase of Foreign Manufactured Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) Equipment Rural Housing Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (‘‘USDA’’) grants a project waiver of the Buy American Requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (‘‘ARRA’’), to Custer County, South Dakota (‘‘County’’) for the purchase of foreign manufactured Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (‘‘HVAC’’) equipment for a Courthouse renovation and expansion project because the necessary manufactured goods are not jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:22 Aug 11, 2010 Jkt 220001 produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality. This action permits the purchase of a Daikin VRV III HVAC unit and Tempeff Dual Core Technology unit of Japan and Canada respectively. These units address the operational requirement to heat and cool simultaneously, perform very efficiently, and are compatible and adaptable to the space restrictions created by the existing facility. DATES: This action goes into effect August 12, 2010. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Dallas Tonsager, Under Secretary, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 205–W, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0107. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Downs, 202–720–1499. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 1605 of Public Law 111–5, USDA hereby provides notice that it is granting a project specific waiver of the Buy American Requirements of the ARRA, to Custer Counter, South Dakota for the purchase of HVAC equipment, manufactured by Daikin of Japan and Tempeff of Canada for the Courthouse renovation and expansion project. I. Background Information Section 1605(a) of public law 111–5 requires that none of the appropriated funds may be used for the construction, alteration, maintenance, or repair of a public building or public work unless all of the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used in the project are produced in the United States. According to section 1605(b) of Public Law 111–5, a waiver may be granted if the head of the appropriate department or agency, in this case the Secretary of Agriculture, determines that (1) Applying these requirements would be inconsistent with public interest; (2) iron, steel, and manufactured goods are not produced in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities and of a satisfactory quality; or (3) inclusion of iron, steel, and manufactured goods produced in the United States will increase the cost of the overall project by more than 25 percent. Custer County has requested a waiver from the Buy American Requirement for the purchase of HVAC equipment suitable for the conditions of the existing facility and the expansion area. The purchase of the new HVAC equipment is intended to provide the specified conditioning for the existing Courthouse renovation and expansion. The estimated cost of the PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 overall improvements to the County’s Courthouse is $5.8 million. In designing the HVAC equipment the designers of record evaluated the various technologies based on the following factors: • The project requirements include addressing the limitations of space for HVAC equipment and the associated accessories. • The project requires a very high efficiency performance for the conditions presented by the region and the requirement for simultaneous heating and cooling. • The project requires a frost resistant operating system. As part of an exhaustive review and search for potentially viable HVAC units, the County and their consultants determined that there is no domestic manufacturer of HVAC equipment that provides the specified performance and technical features required for this project. According to the County, the only HVAC equipment that meets the technical specifications is manufactured only by Daikin and Tempeff, of Japan and Canada respectively. As a result, the County requested a waiver of the ARRA Buy American provisions on the basis of non-availability of a United States manufactured product that will meet the design and performance criteria specified for this HVAC system. II. Non-Availability Finding The Secretary has determined that, based on the information available, and to the best of USDA’s knowledge, there do not appear to be other HVAC systems manufactured in the United States that are available at this time to meet the County’s design specifications and performance requirements for this project. USDA’s technical review team and architects reviewed a memorandum submitted by the County describing the foreign equipment that fits the technical specifications for the HVAC equipment and the process the County followed in adopting the HVAC design. USDA’s technical review team and architects conducted a nationwide review of equipment vendors, manufacturers’ representatives, and associated resources typically relied on by designers of HVAC equipment in order to determine whether there was any HVAC equipment manufactured in the United States that meet the County’s design specifications and performance requirements. The evaluation by USDA’s technical review team and architects supports the County’s claim that a suitable HVAC system which meets the County’s design specifications E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 155 (Thursday, August 12, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48929-48930]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-19893]


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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), United States 
Department of Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of meeting; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published in 
the Federal Register of July 28, 2010, Notice of a Meeting (75 FR 
44214). This document corrects the location of the LPAES Workshop. The 
correct location is on the campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency Headquarters, Room C111 A-B-C, located at 109 TW Alexander 
Drive, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; (919) 541-5400.
    The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet to 
continue discussions on air quality issues relating to agriculture. 
Additionally, the Livestock and Poultry Subcommittee of the AAQTF will 
conduct a pre-meeting Livestock and Poultry Air Emissions 
Standardization (LPAES) Workshop discussing livestock and poultry air 
emissions monitoring data/research obtained from the National Animal 
Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAAEMS), and other published research/
data.

DATES: The LPAES workshop will convene at 2 p.m. on Monday September 
27, 2010 and at 8 a.m. on Tuesday September 28, 2010 and will conclude 
at 6 p.m. September 27, 2010 and 5 p.m. September 28, 2010.
    The AAQTF meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday

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(September 29-30, 2010), and conclude at 5 p.m. each day. A public 
comment period for the AAQTF meeting will be held on September 30, 
2010. Individuals making oral presentations should register in person 
at the AAQTF meeting site and must bring with them fifty copies of any 
materials they would like distributed.

ADDRESSES: The LPAES workshop and the AAQTF meetings will be held on 
the campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Headquarters, 
Room C111 A-B-C, located at 109 TW Alexander Drive, Research Triangle 
Park, North Carolina 27711; (919) 541-5400.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions and comments should be 
directed to Jeff Schmidt, (Acting) Designated Federal Official. Mr. 
Schmidt may be contacted at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation 
Service, 420 S State Road 7, Royal Palm Beach, Florida, 33414; (561) 
242-5520 x3748; jeff.schmidt@fl.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2. Additional information 
for the AAQTF meeting may be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.airquality.nrcs.usda.gov/AAQTF/. Please be advised RSVPs are highly 
recommended for the LPAES workshop.

    Signed August 6, 2010, in Washington, DC.
Teressa Davis,
Rulemaking Manager, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-19893 Filed 8-11-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-16-P